As summer comes to an end, we reminisce on our fun-filled summer outing. We celebrated our annual summer outing at Haugaard Creative by taking a brewery tour on the Barrel Run bus. You may be wondering…what exactly is a Barrel Bus!? The Barrel Bus looks exactly like a giant whiskey barrel…but on wheels! We were able to drive around the city to three different breweries in this incredible vehicle.
While we rode around in the bus, we toured two breweries and a distillery around the Chicago metropolitan area! Our first stop was Old Irving Brewery for some lunch and a beer tasting. We enjoyed some delicious chicken and fried zucchini! Our next stop was Chicago Distilling for some samples of gin, moscow mules, and whiskey! We took a little tour and learned how a distillery works. Who knew that most alcohol starts off clear, but then turns color due to how long it ages in the barrel? Last, but not least, we went to On Tour for a final brewery tasting! This brewery had some of the best beer we had tasted all day. Talk about a blast. Cheers to another great company outing! We are looking forward to our next Haugaard outing during the holiday season.