Chicago is a city known for its neighborhoods. Enter a new neighborhood and you often feel like you just entered an entirely new region of the country- a place with its own unique culture and style, set apart from the rest of the city. With such differences in local cultures, it makes sense that different section of Chicago’s metropolitan area would have unique tastes in beer. And now Lakeshore Beverage, part of Hand Family Companies, has an infographic to prove this point.
Analyzing actual sales data from retail stores, taverns, restaurants, liquor stores, and any other place that sells beer, Lakeshore Beverage compiled the information and produced the infographic you see below (click here to see the original infographic source page). Cider, it turns out, ranks number one in more neighborhoods than any other style. American style lagers, while they sell well on a national scale, do not rank number one in as many neighborhoods as you would expect. However, these popular mass- produced beers rank consistently high overall. They rank number one in just six neighborhoods, but rank second in seventeen neighborhoods and third in another six neighborhoods.
So, without further ado, here is the infographic. Click on a specific neighborhood, on the map, for greater details: