Two Brothers and Metropolitan Brewing Collaborate on New India Pale Lager


Warrenville, IL – Two Chicago craft beer mainstays, Two Brothers Brewing Company and Metropolitan Brewing, are coming together to create a new craft beer collaboration.

False Dichotomy is an India Pale Lager currently being brewed at the Two Brothers brewery in Warrenville, IL with lager yeast from Metropolitan Brewing and a variety of new and exciting hops.

“Two Brothers and Metropolitan have 26 years of combined brewing prowess and have been an integral part of the Chicago craft beer scene from the beginning,” Two Brothers Brewing Company co-founder Jason Ebel said. “This is a great opportunity to come together and showcase a Chicago beer we brewed with our good friends at Metropolitan.”

Set to be released in early March, False Dichotomy will be the first collaboration between the two Chicago craft beer breweries. Release parties are scheduled for March 3 at the Noble House in Geneva (7-9 p.m.) and Jake Melnick’s in Chicago (6-8 p.m.).

“The Metropolitan Brewing team has always admired and enjoyed the beers brewed at Two Brothers Brewing,” said Tracy Hurst, president and CEO of Metropolitan Brewing. “Since Metro’s founding in 2007, the team has paid close attention to the brothers’ sense of innovation, dedication to quality and steady success. Finally, the two teams have joined forces to brew a beer drinkers have been requesting for years.”

False Dichotomy will be available in 6-pack bottles and on tap throughout the Chicagoland area.

About Two Brothers Brewing Company

Two Brothers Brewing Company was founded by Jim and Jason Ebel in late 1996. In the past 19 years, the brand has expanded to include a 40,000 square foot brewing facility in Warrenville, Two Brothers Tap House, a 70,000 square-foot Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora and a new Tap House and Brewery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their newest venture, Arizona Beer and Cider Company, is a distribution business focused strictly on craft beverages. Two Brothers’ award-winning products include year-round, seasonal and artisanal craft beers, coffees and teas.

About Metropolitan Brewing

Founded in 2007, Metropolitan Brewing opened its brewery in 2009, making it the first craft brewery to open in Chicago in 10 years. Specializing in German-style beers, Metropolitan Brewing showcases a variety of lagers, from a delicate, traditional Kölsch-style beer to a robust, jet-black Schwarzbier. Located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, Metropolitan Brewing is the sole craft brewery in Chicago to produce lagers exclusively.