In 2009, Metropolitan Brewing was the first brewery to open in Chicago in 10 years. We specialize in German-style beers, mostly lagers. Chicagoans all the way; we make the beer we like to drink. Period. Lagers are the perfect vehicles for our favorite toasty, bready malts and bright, earthy hops. We work hard to showcase a variety of lagers, from a delicate, traditional Kölsch-style beer to a robust, jet-black Schwarzbier. Goofy, yet determined; scrappy, yet reliable; passionate, yet precise, count on Metro to deliver solid, dialed-in beers brewed solely to make people happy.

Technical titles: CEO, Co-Founder, Head Brewer
Day-to-day reality: janitor, artist in residence, crisis wrangler

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Technical titles: President, Co-Founder, Business Manager, Head of Sales
Day-to-day reality: image mistress, delegation, drinking beer with people

@metrobrewing - Instagram
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Technical title: Operations Manager
Day-to-day reality: fixing things, spending money, fitting 24 pallets into a 20-pallet brewery

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Technical title: Cellar Master
Day-to-day reality: yeast whisperer, in-brewery graffiti artist, making us look really, really good

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Technical title: Brewer
Day-to-day reality: lifting heavy shit and cleaning