Good thing you've always considered yourself the Picasso of beer.
Now helping you get your creative juices flowing: Division Ale House, slated to open its spigots this Friday in Wicker Park.
The dark wood-and-stained glass interior channels all the cozy pub high points you've seen in a million Irish establishments, but without beating you over the head with a shillelagh about it. Instead, it's the kind of unpretentious neighborhood joint you'll find handy when you're looking for the basics: a cold pint of Guinness, a juicy cheeseburger, a friendly game of darts and, what the hell, another cold pint of Guinness. But when you're ready to expand your culinary horizons, you'll also find mussels steamed in Harp or Black and Tan Mac and Cheese (pasta in beer cheese sauce with bacon).
But a word about that pint. The Ale House knows you're kind of a perfectionist, so if you'd like to pour you own, it's offering tabletop Beer Towers, 80-ounce pitchers that are specially designed to stay ice-cold even on a hot day of drinking on its sidewalk patio. With a built-in tap, you'll be able to decant your beer precisely the way you like it.
In other words: frequently.