Short Fuse Brewing Company, Schiller Park, Illinois
What’s less than one mile from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and near the entertainment mecca of Rosemont, less than a mile from the Fashion Outlet Mall, Rosemont Convention Center and Rivers Casino, has some of the best craft beer around, serves amazing food, and lots of things to do most every day of the week? Short Fuse Brewing Company, of course!
Short Fuse burst onto the scene in 2017 and wasted no time creating a huge following with people-pleasing events and food and drink specials Tuesday through Saturday:
Tuesday – Thursday: Happy hour from 3-6 PM with half-price appetizers and $5 pints
Tuesday: Sporcle Live Trivia at 7 PM and BOGO wings with beverage purchase
Wednesday: Game Show Night with Burger and a Brew for $10
Thursday: Firkins and Live Music. Buy a flight and get a $6 cheese pizza
Friday: Live Music, All-Day Fish Fry, 20% off all merchandise
Saturday: Live Music and Brewery Tours at 4 and 6 PM
Sunday: Sunday Brunch Menu and Movie, half-price growler and crowler fills (excluding specialty beers)
Beer Bomb Shell
Short Fuse Brewing Company crafts beer in a 30-barrel brew house using 30-barrel fermenters and also features a large barrel program for aging beers. Short Fuse is also one of the few Illinois breweries with two 30-barrel foeders. What’s a foeder? It’s a giant oak vat that’s typically used to age wine, and Short Fuse uses them to age sours and wild beers for 12-18 months!
The taproom hosts 14 unique beers, including 6.1% Butternut Touch My Squash, 6.5% Sticky Nuts Stout, 9.0% double IPA Judgemint Day, 6.5% Hoperator Error, and the newly released Bee-33 – a mammoth TRIPLE-IPA at 11% brewed with over 50 pounds of honey, finished with cascade, and triple-dry hopped with tons of El Dorado, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops!
And in case you’re wondering if Short Fuse is a one-shot, don’t. Beer is certainly the highlight, but the food is all side-worthy! One must-try is the Spudz N Sudz: Fresh-cut French fried potatoes in Short Fuse’s own beer-cheese sauce, topped with smoked Cherrywood bacon, chives, sour cream, and drizzled with its signature beer glaze.
There’s even a menu for mini guests!
The next time you visit Chicago, blow your fuse at Short Fuse Brewing Company!