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Craft beer fans thirsty for Begyle Brewing's beers can now go straight to the source to try some Flannel Pajamas stout or Crash Landed wheat ale. Last week, the brewery opened a tasting room inside its facility at 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. in Ravenswood. 

What's a tasting room? Think back to Half Acre's set-up before it had the adjacent tap room. It's a small area where drinkers can sample 1-ounce pours and pick up growlers, bombers or kegs of Begyle's beer to-go.

The tasting room and retail store is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. with tours debuting soon. | @redeyeeatdrink