It’s no secret that Belgium produces some of the best beers in the world. The good news is, you do not have to travel 5,000 miles in order to partake in the flavors of Belgian beer. You just have to find your way to the River North Brewery, at 2401 Blake St., #1. The brewery is situated about two blocks north of Coors Field, very close to the North River Arts District (RiNO).
Matt and Jessica Hess opened their award-winning brewery in February 2012. Matt’s brewing style is influenced by Belgian-style ales and American ales with a Belgian twist, and he adds an emphasis on barrel-aging.
“Early in my homebrewing career, I fell in love with Belgian yeast. Not only does it offer the widest variety of flavor profiles, but it also creates drier beers, allowing us to craft balanced and refined brews that are both drinkable and delicious.” – Matt Hess
River North offers brews in bottles, cans, and barrel-aged styles. The bottles come in 22 oz. offerings which are producedfive times a year. The barrel-aged beers are special and rare.
Brewmaster Hess generally produces one barrel-aged brew a month, in a run of about 120 cases. Some are annual, and some are never again produced. They’ve brewed everything from a rum-aged Quadrupel to a tequila-aged farmhouse style.
River North has quickly become a favorite with the city’s craft beer aficionados. Wednesday through Sunday, the breweryis visited by some of the city’s best food trucks, too, so you’ll have great local eats to go along with the delicious, locally brewed beer.
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