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Q&A WITH CHEF DAN

Q&A WITH CHEF DAN

A lot of people have commented that Forbidden Root is more than just a brewpub. And a big part of th

HOLIDAY HOURS

HOLIDAY HOURS

Our home is your home for the holidays—except when we’re closed. Please take note of our special hou

GROWLERS: GLASS OR METAL?

GROWLERS: GLASS OR METAL?

Here at Forbidden Root, we’re lucky to have a state-of-the-art growler filler. Our automated machine

SPOTLIGHT ON COLLABORATION: THE COLLECTIVE BREWING PROJECT

SPOTLIGHT ON COLLABORATION: THE COLLECTIVE BREWING PROJECT

Brewery collaborations present an opportunity for groups of people to come together and make something special. For us, collaborations go beyond the motions of a typical brew day. Of course the resulting liquid is important, but the fun part is telling the story of ideas and connection, and the journey that ultimately led to the […]

LOVE HANDLE: THREE FLOYDS

LOVE HANDLE: THREE FLOYDS

Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you can’t feel the love. Okay, maybe it does. All philosophica

FORBIDDEN ROOT FIELD DAY

FORBIDDEN ROOT FIELD DAY

Time really flies when you’re brewing beer and making food. Our restaurant and brewery has already b

LOVE HANDLE: OSKAR BLUES

LOVE HANDLE: OSKAR BLUES

Harvey, Irma, and Maria. This hurricane season has been one of the most devastating we’ve seen. For

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Sublime Ginger and Shady Character in bottles. We can fin

ATOMIC CHILD ON THE RADIO

ATOMIC CHILD ON THE RADIO

Yesterday, Tony Fitzpatrick was on the radio talking about Chicago, his art and upcoming book, and o

ALL-DAY MENUS

ALL-DAY MENUS

We’re excited to now offer a continuous, all-day menu from 11am – 10pm, Monday thru Saturday. Some o

ATOMIC CHILD CAN RELEASE

atomic child can

We know how excited we were to partner with Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick on a collaborative beer

DRINKING FOR A CAUSE

DRINKING FOR A CAUSE

Our next Love Handle has been tapped, so come drink for a cause!

We’re partnering with Firestone W

THE ILLUSTRATED BEER

THE ILLUSTRATED BEER

Our newest beer, Money on My Rind, has been out in the world for a few weeks now and is getting a lo

RADIO SWAN RELEASE

radio swan

We couldn’t be more excited about this next can release. On Tuesday, July 18, we’ll be releasing Rad

ADVENTURES IN PAIRING

ADVENTURES IN PAIRING

Our beer dinner program began in March. Born from the desire to challenge ourselves creatively, we s

THE LOVE HANDLE

THE LOVE HANDLE

Here at Forbidden Root our passion isn’t limited to food and beer, it also extends to giving back. W

CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK

CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK

Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks off this Thursday and runs until Sunday, May 29. For all you mathemati

BEGINNINGS

BEGINNINGS

I began my journey with Forbidden Root back in June of 2012. I was taking photos at an event for 5 R

NOW SERVING: SPRING

NOW SERVING: SPRING

I got my first lesson in ramps from Chef Dan Weiland about a year ago. It started with the question

RAISING A GLASS FOR GREG

RAISING A GLASS FOR GREG

It’s not unusual to hear brewery co-workers refer to their peers as family. When you toil, sweat, de

ANATOMY OF AN ODDBALL ALE

ANATOMY OF AN ODDBALL ALE

It seems so simple. Just brew a beer, drop a few spices in it, tweak and push “brew.”

Beer turns ou

NEW YEAR, NEW BEER

NEW YEAR

CHECKING IN

One of the phrases we throw around the brewery to describe what we do is our “relentles

NEW LUNCH OFFERINGS

Lunch Special

Need to get out for lunch? We’ve got new spring menu items to match the warmer temps and longer days

REVIVING ALCHEMY

Elixirs

Forbidden Root Elixirs are house-made flavored syrups inspired by the “Schuss” syrups traditionally

ON 2018

ON 2018

2018 will be a natural extension of our brand, which means the Forbidden Root Community can expect s

LOOKING FORWARD

LOOKING FORWARD

We put together a lot of pretty unique and delicious beers last year, gained a lot of experience and