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I had the pleasure of visiting Solemn Oath Brewery and spending some quality time touring and tasting the delicious beers made by John Barley and his dedicated team.
Located at 1661 Quincy Avenue in Naperville, Illinois this brewery is a beer drinkers dream come true.
Right when you walk in you're welcomed by the tasting room complete with tasting flights, pints, and growlers. You can request your own music and even buy your buddy a beer for later. They'll write your name on a chalkboard and you can claim it later. They don't accept cash for their beer or gift shop so come with plastic.
Everything stems from John and his unique perspective on creating and maintaining the soul of his beer. Everything from the Jack Daniel's barrels for aging to the names of his unique beers inspired by Belgium and barrel aged.
You have to pop in the tasting room or some visit some of Chicago's best restaurants to enjoy some of their frothy goodness like Beste, Mr. Inappropriate, Chubgutz, Snaggletooth Bandana, Whisper Kisses, and Manasika Mansala. Each batch has a unique name and better yet a unique taste to keep you wanting more.
A shining example of following your dream, working hard to make it work, and staying true to your passion to maintain the quality you demand in every sip is John's focus and he's nailed it.
Pop in, give 'em a try. I promise you'll be back every week to buy growlers to take home with you.
Thank you John for a fantastic beer and showing all of us what can be achieved if you follow your dreams and love beer.
Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Facium
Cheers! I'm off to enjoy a Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the World.
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