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Ale, Yeah! (cover story): Chicago magazine’s editors crawled the city and suburbs tasting more than 150 locally brewed beers to compile a must-drink checklist for this summer and beyond. There’s a beer for everyone, and all occasions—from postgame toasts to bonfire boozing—in this thirst-quenching guide to the local craft beer scene. Ale yeah! also features the five best bars, gastropubs, and liquor stores for craft beer along with food pairing tips from the pros. A hopped-up flavor matrix maps out the difference between each type of featured brew, a handy tasting tool for amateur drinkers and beer snobs alike. The foamy head on a cold pint? Pipeworks Brewing Company is cooking up a special summer brew just for Chicago magazine. The keg will be tapped at a one-night-only beer release party at the Map Room on June 27th.

Sure Shots (2011 Singles): From hospitals and football fields to dance floors and urban gardens, Chicago magazine editors cherry-picked the city’s 20 most becoming singles. Chicago magazine along with The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital will celebrate the selected singles at the annual Summer Lovin’ event, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, June 17th.

The Longest Wait: In 1993, an unknown assailant brutally murdered Tricia Pacaccio outside her Glenview home. For years, the crime remained unsolved, despite clues that linked a suspect to killings in California. Now, 18 years later, justice looms on the horizon.