Pipeworks Brewing in Bucktown, Best New Brewery in World (But Three Floyds Slips a Notch)

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The local beer scene continues to rack up the accolades. Ratebeer, the user-review site, gave its best new brewery prize to Chicago-based Pipeworks Brewing Co., founded last year by two former employees of West Lakeview Liquors who raised money via Kickstarter to launch it. That's best out of 1,914 new breweries, by the way; they also placed #39 out of breweries overall. The news is slightly less good for Three Floyds, which has dominated the list over the last few years; it slipped down a peg at Ratebeer, to being only the second best brewery in the whole known universe. As bad news goes, that's pretty good. [DNAInfo]