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$15 for $30 Worth of Craft Beer, Wine, and Spirits
The store’s staggering beer menu includes everything from six-packs of Victory Golden Monkey ($12.99) and Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA ($8.99) to lesser-known brews from well-known breweries, such as Dogfish Head’s Hellhound On My Ale ($13.99 for a 750 ml. bottle). The distributor also stocks plenty of locally brewed selections, such as 22-ounce bottles of Spiteful Ghost Bike Pale Ale ($8.49) and Revolution Rise American Stout ($8.99).
Before You Go Liquors
In its Best of Chicago 2012 feature, Chicago Magazine praised Before You Go Liquors as “heaven for lovers of local and imported craft brews.” The store’s shelves creak under the weight of more than 100 craft beers. The libation station emphasizes the kind of small batches and lesser-known microbreweries that chain liquor stores overlook, such as Chicago’s Pipeworks. But Before You Go Liquors doesn’t turn its nose up at name brands: lots of its beer, wine, and spirits sport familiar labels, rather than blank labels with Duff Beer, Patriot Ale, or Glengoole Blue Scotch drawn onto them.