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Where to find Dovetail Brewery Beer in Chicago

Since its opening on June 11, Chicago's newest craft brewery is off to a great start with numerous accolades and a growing number of venues offering its beers: Lager, Hefeweizen and Rauchbier.

    CHICAGO, IL, July 22, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dovetail's Lager is ranked third in the Kellerbier/Zwickelbier category on, a major blog for beer enthusiasts.

Dovetail's tap room, open Wednesday through Saturday, is offering Radlers--a refreshing mix of sparkling lemonade and beer. Dovetail's version mixes local Chicago soda producer Filbert's Lemon/Lime with its Lager or Hefeweizen, or for a different twist, the Rauchbier mixed with Filbert's Draft Root Beer. Chicago's Filbert's Draft Root Beer and Draft Lemon/Lime also are available on tap for a beverage everyone can enjoy.

Local bars and restaurants currently serving Dovetail include:

Brownstone Tavern & Grill: 3937 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Fork: 4600 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Fountainhead: 1970 W Montrose, Chicago, IL

Gene's Sausage Shop (rooftop): 4750 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Gideon Welles: 4500 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Hopleaf: 5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Jerry's Lincoln Square: 4739 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Jerry's Andersonville: 5419 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Kaiser Tiger: 1415 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Mash Craft Kitchen: 4535 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub: 1028 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Quenchers Saloon: 2401 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Rocks Northcenter: 4138 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Rockwell's Neighborhood Grill: 4632 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL

Roots Handmade Pizza-Lincoln Square: 2200 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

Standard Market: 333 E Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL

Templestowe Pub: 3135 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL

The Bad Apple: 4300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

The Beer Bistro: 1061 W Madison St, Chicago, IL

The Green Lady: 3328 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

The Long Room: 1612-14 W. Irving Park Ave, Chicago, IL

The Northman: 4337 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

The VIG: 1527 N Wells St, Chicago, IL

Wild Goose Bar & Grill: 4265 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Riverview Tavern: 1958 W. Roscoe, Chicago, IL

Dovetail Brewery is located in Chicago's Ravenswood Corridor in the city's New Center area at 1800 W. Belle Plaine. This sizable 22,000 square foot facility, owned by certified brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, is producing a traditional German-style Lager, a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen and a Franconian-style Rauchbier.

Initially, the brewery is self-distributing its beer in kegs, focusing on major beer venues in Chicago and other locations in the immediate vicinity within two miles of the brewery.

The Dovetail Tap Room is open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The tap room will be available for private events on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The Tap Room offers occasional Food Truck events. Follow the Dovetail event calendar at for updates. The Tap Room is family and dog friendly and guests are welcome to bring their own food (BYOF).

Tours of the brewery are held every Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes tasting of 3 beers. Reservations are suggested by calling: 773-683-1414. For information and booking of private events, contact Dovetail owners/brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink at [email protected].

What People are Saying About Dovetail

"A visit to new Dovetail Brewery is a must for any serious beer lover. You're unlikely to taste a better lager this year." - Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune

"In an American market dominated by hop forward beers and big stouts, the average craft consumer has turned their back on many of the traditional European styles. Whether it be a cloudy hefeweizen or smoky rauchbier, you're unlikely to see your local brewery focus more than the occasional one-off brew on these styles. Dovetail Brewery, the latest addition to Northcenter's packed beer scene, aims to change all that." - The Hop Review

"After leaving Dovetail, I was left appreciating the uniqueness the new brewery embodied. Not only did the co-owners have a very compelling story, but the beer they brewed also represented a complete step outside of the norm of what's expected at Chicago breweries. It was different than the hop-heavy IPAs and barrel-aged stouts that surround the current market. The European brew style makes you appreciate the vast complexity that goes into the beer making process and made me reconsider my personal beer preferences." - Taylor Laabs, SommBeer

"Having been to Dovetail Brewery once, and having drunk their beers a few times, I can say this -- I am reminded of the fact that the phrase "true to style" is ridiculously underrated. ... basically no breweries come out of the box with a lambic waiting in the wings, aging for years on wood and waiting for the day when they'll be blended together with something nice and fresh and wild. And basically no breweries run all their beers through a koelschip. And basically no breweries have a century-old piece of copper that they scavenged from an ancient brewery halfway across the world and pieced together there in their Ravenswood space. But then, there's Dovetail." Karl Klokars, Guys Drinking Beer

"Overall, not enough praise can be summed up for what these two are putting together in Chicago's Ravenswood Corridor at 1800 W Belle Plaine. I could write pages about the wonderful set up they have, but I recommend you set up a tour for yourselves and prepare to be impressed. At the beginning, I mentioned the beer buyers. I did so because on that day, without hesitation, they put Dovetail on their respective taps. This is a testament to Bill and Hagen's dedication and expertise." Alex Chavez, Porch Drinking

"I wouldn't have expected tradition to feel so refreshing, but in a hot spot for craft beers in a hipster market, bringing back European style beer doesn't feel overdone. The tour at Dovetail Brewery is really interactive compared to others we've taken; we tasted malt and touched and smelled the hops they use there." Jessica Lewandowski, Hedonist Shedonist

"The best of two worlds have just dovetailed at Chicago's newest brewery, Dovetail."
Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Chicago Eats

"Favorite beer of the summer." Sara Freund, Time Out Chicago

"Like the copper tank, Dovetail was built to last." Patty Wetli, DNAinfo

About Dovetail Brewery

Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois, is a craft brewery specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of special seasonal beers.

The 22,000 square foot brewing facility includes an attractive tap room that is open to the public for drinking and retail sales. The tap room will be available as a rental space for private events.

For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery's website at (under construction), their newsroom at or contact Bill Wesselink by email or Hagen Dost by email. For additional information, call 773-683-1414.

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