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Chicago Hot Dog & Craft Beer

With an estimated 1,800 hot dog stands in the city of Chicago, it’s pretty clear that Chicagoans love their dogs. But not just any hot dog will do. Chicago has their own ornate style. An all beef hot dog is steamed and then topped with yellow mustard, green sweet pickle relish, tomatoes, cucumber, white onions, a crunchy pickle spear, and light green sport peppers. It’s thought that this wide variety of toppings was influenced by the immigrants who called Chicago home. The mustard from Germans, the cucumber from the Greeks, and the tomato sliced was thought to be from the Italians.


Here are five local brews that pair great with a Chicago-style dog:



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