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A Love of Beer Spawns New Suburban Brewery

And meet an Olympic skater in this week's 'Good Reads,'

It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.

New Brewery to Open With Focus on Strong, Barrel-Aged Brews

La Grange resident Grant Hamilton hadn't always planned to open a brewery. All it really took was the realization that he's a beer lover—and he, too, could make it at home.

Country Meets the Jason Brown His Hometown Already Knows

“There was a spark to him,” one long-time skating friend says of the Olympic contender.

College Student Will Compete On Next 'Survivor' Season

Alexis Maxwell, 21, is a junior majoring in psychology. "I know how to lead in a sneaky way," she told CBS.

13-Year-Old Skater Has Olympic Dream

”My parents signed me up for classes never knowing that it would turn into my passion.”

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