I mentioned recently that the excellence of Three Floyds beers is making me consider becoming a Hoosier. But I didn't mean to slight other excellent beers of the Midwest that I've gotten to know and love in recent weeks in Chicago. For instance, a group portrait of favorites, with a sliver of Lake Michigan in the background:
Compare with this similar group portrait of beers in Shanghai, here, with a sliver of People's Square in the background.
Speaking of Shanghai, I'll spend the rest of the week there, among other reasons to see how Expo looks. The only reason I regret the timing of the trip is missing this wonderful event on Thursday, May 13 at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, a celebration of local craft brews. Life involves tough choices. But go if you can.