Liquor Store Zion IL
1816 Belvidere Road
41526 N Green Bay Rd
Fritz's Corner - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Fritz's Corner is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)
11456 W Wadsworth Rd
Corky's Pub - If you're trying to impress your date, Corky's Pub is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Corky's Pub offers.
2219 N Green Bay Rd
Bub's Pub - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bub's Pub fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.
San Luis Lounge
50 S Green Bay Rd
San Luis Lounge - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, San Luis Lounge, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.
20510 Milwaukee Ave.
10030 W Ames Ave
Al's Tap - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Al's Tap, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.
Nip & Sip
2829 Sunset Ave
Nip & Sip - If you're looking to kick back, Nip & Sip, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.
15225 W Wadsworth Rd
Duck Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Duck Inn will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.
6218 22nd Ave
Twisterz - If you're trying to impress your date, Twisterz is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Twisterz offers.
How do they make beer, wine and liquor?
By Russ Cobbe
It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.
The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.
The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.
Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...
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