Founder Andrés Araya met brewmaster Randy Mosher at Chicago Craft Beer Week in 2010, and the pair made it their mission to bring the richness of Latin American culture to the world of beer. At their brewery in Bedford Park on the outskirts of Chicago, they've built a close-knit team devoted to good food, community and, of course, excellent cerveza.
Along with the finest malts and hops, 5 Rabbit's beers incorporate specialty ingredients such as fruit, spices, chiles anchos, and piloncillo sugar. These additions not only imbue each beer with exotic flavors—they also make it so they pair perfectly with traditional Latin American dishes, so that each brew is interesting both on its own and with international food.
As seems to be the theme here, a devotion to Latin American culture also finds its way into 5 Rabbit’s tasting room, adding a festive environment to its hipster warehouse vibe. The tasting room is open Thursday–Saturday, with brewery tours held every Saturday. Taco Thursday is also a tradition at 5 Rabbit, where resident taco expert Angel serves up killer tacos al pastor and de bistec every Thursday evening.