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Three new breweries, three brewery tours, three weird beers, three beer shops

Three new breweries

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Doubleheart Brewing Best known for its ales, the "almost nano brewery" aims to open a Roscoe Village facility in late 2011. 3018 N. Oakley, 312-259-3270, doubleheartbrewing.com

Finch's Beer Company Plans for a tasting room are under way, but you can taste on the tours (the next is Sat 7/23, at 3 PM; $10). Be on the lookout for Golden Wing Blonde Ale and Cutthroat Pale Ale at Acre, Bangers & Lace, the Bad Apple, the Paramount Room, Quenchers, and Sheffield's. 4565 N. Elston, 773-283-4839, finchbeer.com

5 Rabbit Cerveceria Founded in 2010, 5 Rabbit went into full gear a month ago, releasing 5 Rabbit golden ale and 5 Lizard Latin-style witbier; 5 Vulture, a Oaxacan-style dark ale made with raw sugar and ancho chile, will be out this fall. Find them at the Map Room, Hopleaf, the Local Option, Xoco, Delilah's, and Simone's. 3304 N. Knox, 312-895-9591, 5rabbitbrewery.com

How about three brewery tours?

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