Our region is rich with prime crafters of beer, wine and spirits. We’ve found eight destinations serving up truly unique spirits, memorable wines and signature beers you can't avoid visiting this season. ...

Chef Zak Dolezal offers health-conscious options at Duke's Alehouse, in Crystal Lake. Discover what stands out on the menu. ...

We’ve made our list and checked it twice. Now, can you visit them all this season? ...

Did you know that a variety of masterful breweries, wineries and distilleries call DeKalb County home? Step inside a few, and learn how they're taking advantage of the region's abundance. ...

High-quality locally brewed beer meets with one-of-a-kind locally sourced dishes at this best-kept-secret in downtown Cary. ...

The art of brewing and distilling is all about transformation, something these creative craftsmen know all about. Eron Harvey introduces us to four renegade souls who are as unique as the drinks they bottle. ...

Not sure what all of those big booze terms mean? Study up, and explore the basic terminology and tools that can help you to enjoy a locally produced drink. ...

Jump across the pond at this unique British-themed eatery, where the menu includes an award-winning fish 'n' chips recipe. Discover what else is inside this new Crystal Lake favorite. ...

Green describes more than the fresh produce at this Crystal Lake restaurant, where the idea of fresh ingredients takes on a whole new meaning. ...

An Algonquin-area favorite is back, and better than ever, with a full-service winery, brewery and restaurant all in-house. ...