- Julia Thiel
- Two Brothers Revelry Imperial Red Ale
I trekked out to Aurora on Saturday for the annual Two Brothers Summer Festival. I’d planned to bike there and take the Metra back, but the heat and humidity (as well as the realization that the bike trails that I was planning to ride on aren’t paved) dissuaded me. The crowd was much different than the bearded beer geeks and bros I see at most beer events in Chicago; the festival seemed to draw more people from the suburbs than the city. It was a relaxed, low-key affair, nearly empty when I arrived in the early afternoon, though it did fill up some over the next couple of hours. There was never a line for beer, and inside the Roundhouse and in the courtyard (the VIP area, to which my press pass gained me access) there were plenty of comfortable seats. It’s definitely one of the most pleasant tastings I’ve been to.