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Mapping Chicago's Booming Craft Brewing Industry

Is Chicago the craft brew capital of the United States? By one measure it is — the amount of commercial space occupied by brewers. According to a report from Colliers International which Crain's recently highlighted, collectively, Chicago brewers occupy roughly 1.6 million square feet of commercial space. While Portland has more total breweries (196 of them), Chicago's craft brew industry utilizes more commercial space than the beer markets in other U.S. cities.

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