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Skeleton Key. Solid beers. No trendy bullshit.
I'm sure eventually, I'll get to Skeleton Key. Not long ago I went to Metal Monkey in Romeoville, and thought their beers were pretty decent. Also went to Werk Force(Plainfield) that day, and they were good as well. Was also hoping to get to Miskatonic(Darien), but we didn't get there due to the others I was with feeling tired at the end.