How come I haven’t been to Malt Row until a few months ago? I blame the huge number of breweries in town for this complete lack of knowledge, but hey, I’m not complaining.

Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout

Strong publications mentioned my name

Begyle brows has presented some impeccable stouts lately which made me visit twice. My first visit was to try one of the Imperial pajamas variants released in March 2021. I chose the Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Stout and it’s a winner. This balanced, flavorful beer is ahead of coffee and chocolate.

In May, I participated in the launch of the Snooze Buttons in Barrel Aged 2021. There were two varieties (bourbon and rye) and of course I had to try both. These were two of the best barrel aged beers I have ever drank and I plan to make these releases a tradition.

Bourbon & Rye BA snooze button

Two outdoor seating areas

Please note that Begyle continues to follow COVID safety precautions and the rules are laid out on a sandwich board. They offer a nice patio on the sidewalk with a walk-in window to order. The brewery also has a spacious one Beer garden with umbrella tables.

So many beers to try

Aside from the dark beers, they also brew multiple IPAs, a Season, a Blonde Ale, Cider, and more. After my impressive visits, I look forward to experimenting with more of their beers. Thanks for the great introduction to Malt Row!

Murals from the neighborhood

There are some works of art nearby that are worth a look. Head south on N Ravenswood first and you will meet CarGuys Auto Repair at 4800 N Ravenswood where you can see these two fun-loving pieces.

Artist unknown

Artist unknown

Continue south to 1800 W Irving Park Road to see a beautiful patio mural. Unfortunately, Maderos Latin Grill & Bar has closed permanently, so check out this beauty before it disappears.

Artist unknown

A spectacular mural will greet you about 10 minutes from this point. Turn left on W Irving Park Road and then right on N Ashland. As soon as you turn the corner you will see this phenomenal piece of the Ella & Pitr in the Ten Cat Tavern (3931 N Ashland).

“The silence of the slippers after the rain”

Cheers and happy hunting, beer and art lovers!

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