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Urban Chestnut BREWING COMPANY By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser T h e f i v e - y e a r- o l d b r e w e r y a n d B i e r h a l l i n T h e G r o v e i s t h e l a r g e s t o f U C B C ’s f o u r l o c a t i o n s . ( T h e n a g a i n , one of those is in the German state of Bavaria, s o f u l l d i s c l o s u r e , w e h a v e n o t b e e n t o a l l f o u r. ) Unlike the Midtown location, with its intimate taproom, graveled courtyard and cozy outbuildings, or The U.R.B. (Urban Research Brewery), where pizza and canned beer set the tone, this Bierhall i s d e s i g n e d t o f e e l i n d u s t r i a l a n d e x p a n s i v e . I t ’s w h e r e U C B C b r e w s ( a n d p a c k a g e s ) m o s t o f i t s b e e r. The unconventional space takes a traditional concept—the German beer hall—and updates i t w i t h a n u r b a n A m e r i c a n v i b e . I t ’s t h e s a m e approach UCBC takes to its beers. Coined “beer d i v e r g e n c y, ” i t s p h i l o s o p h y f r e e s b o t h t h e b r e w e r and the consumer to approach its beers whichever way most appeals to them, through time-honored traditions or new and innovative experiments. Even the food menu bridges the two worlds, with modern dishes, such as grain bowls and smashburgers, next to Old World favorites, such as currywurst, bratwurst, pretzels, schnitzel and r o t i s s e r i e c h i c k e n . To l e a r n m o r e a b o u t U C B C ’s approach, take a self-guided tour or reserve a spot on one of its Saturday guided tours. 4465 MANCHESTER AVE.

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