For those as obsessed with beer as I am, I just saw that Lagunitas out of Petaluma CA is opening a production facility in Chicago. Their first batches will be brewed on the south side starting next summer (2013). Tony McGee (the owner) was born and raised in Chicago, so it's no big surprise they are opening a facility here, IMO.
This is big news for those of us who love their hoppy beers as fresh as possible. Very exciting stuff for beer geeks like me- especially with Sierra Nevada and New Belgium opening operations in NC.