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A snapshot of the Chicago beerscape 

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

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Three places to buy rare beers

West Lakeview Liquors Among other rarities, this shop carries Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, an imperial oatmeal stout brewed with kopi luwak, made with coffee beans harvested from the dung of the Asian palm civet. 2156 W. Addison, 773-525-1916, wlvliquors.com

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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar In addition to 18 beers on tap, this longtime slashie carries more than 425 beers, including lines from Emelisse, Hitachino, and Utah-based Uinta, plus a good selection of sours and wild beers. 960 W. 31st, 773-890-0588, communitybar.com

Armanetti Beverage Mart Armanetti's carries more than 800 beers. They've got the whole line of Boulevard Brewing, including its Smokestack Series, and the much-sought-after Russian imperial stout Firestone Walker Parabola, due out this week. 3530 N. Lincoln, 773-529-0288

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