Top & Local Beer near Chicago, IL

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon

American Lager4.6% ABV10 IBU

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Widely available nearby

Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844.

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Urban Wheat4.2% ABV18 IBU

Goose Island Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Widely available nearby

Inspired by the city of Chicago and densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that's immensely refreshing.

Goose Island IPA

Goose Island IPA

English IPA5.9% ABV55 IBU

Goose Island Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

This traditional English-style IPA is a hop lover's dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.

Revolution Anti-Hero

Revolution Anti-Hero

American IPA6.7% ABV65 IBU

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Widely available nearby

This iconic ale features a blend of four hop varieties which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.

3 Floyds Gumballhead

3 Floyds Gumballhead

American Wheat Beer5.6% ABV35 IBU

Three Floyds Brewing CoMunster, IN

Widely available nearby

An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

American Pale Ale6.2% ABV60 IBU

Three Floyds Brewing CoMunster, IN

Available at a number of places nearby

This intensely hopped and gushing undead Pale Ale will be one’s only respite after the zombie apocalypse. Created with our marvelous friends in the comic industry.

Off Color Apex Predator

Off Color Apex Predator

Saison6.8% ABV35 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it's thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite.

Pipeworks Lizard King

Pipeworks Lizard King

American Pale Ale6.5% ABV36 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Brewed with Mosaic and Amarillo hops, Lizard King will be the perfect way to start (or end) your day.

Pipeworks Blood Of The Unicorn

Pipeworks Blood Of The Unicorn

American Amber Ale6.5% ABV36 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

In this epic battle, the Blood of the Unicorn has been shed by the sword of the deadly assassin of the east. One sip of this aggressively hopped red ale clearly reveals what drives these, the greatest of, hop heads of lore. Is this the end of the mythical homed horse? Or will he rise like the pheonix to fight another day.

Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings

Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings

American IPA6.0% ABV90 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Bursting with fresh hop aroma, our American IPA has a light malty sweetness to balance the dominant, pine and citrus hop presence.

Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale

Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale

Blonde Ale5.1% ABV

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Half Acre Gone Away IPA

Half Acre Gone Away IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV60 IBU

Half AcreChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

GoneAway is a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.

Half Acre Original Reaper

Half Acre Original Reaper

Sweet Stout5.5% ABV

Half AcreChicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

It's silky, lush, and smooth. Dark chocolate milk, caramel candy.

Revolution Fistmas Holiday Ale

Revolution Fistmas Holiday Ale

Winter Seasonal Beer6.5% ABV31 IBU

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Red Ale brewed for the holiday season. Aromas of fresh baked bread, caramel, and stone fruits. Steeped with ginger root and orange peel.

Stag

Stag

American Lager5.2% ABV

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Stag is brewed and groomed for the independent and self minded among us who like a strong man's beer. Strong as in determined. Stag stands apart from other beers with its own recipe of malted barley and hops: common ingredients with an uncommon taste. Brewed under special conditions which enhance malt's natural flavor, Stag corrals the zest of hops with the simplicity of pure midwestern grains. Steak, Taters And Gravy, that's Stag.

Solemn Oath Avenged By Vikings

Solemn Oath Avenged By Vikings

English IPA7.0% ABV

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Anchored by Scandinavian yeast with redolence of peach, mango and tangerine, the newest Viking summons both old world and new.

Two Brothers Heavy Handed

Two Brothers Heavy Handed

Wet Hopped IPA6.7% ABV62 IBU

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Finch Beer Co’s Hardcore Chimera Double IPA

Finch Beer Co’s Hardcore Chimera Double IPA

Double IPA9.0% ABV70 IBU

Finch's Beer CoChicago, IL

Hardcore Chimera is an American style imperial IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade and Mosaic hops.

Finch's Wet Hot American Wheat

Finch's Wet Hot American Wheat

American Wheat Beer5.0% ABV22 IBU

Finch's Beer CoChicago, IL

This beer is out of production!

Off Color Dino'smores

Off Color Dino'smores

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV40 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

When we launched BorrachaBaker made us some s'mores shaped like dinosaurs for our launch event. Then, we made an imperial stout with graham flour, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and cocoa nibs with Amager and West Lakeview Liquors. Then, we brought this beer to the Brewpub Shootout and paired the beer named after the food with a food the beer wasn't named after. People were confused and named it best beer (or was it food?) at the Shootout.

Pollyanna Fruhauf

Pollyanna Fruhauf

Märzen5.4% ABV23 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Clean, malty, and just dry enough, this Märzen-style lager is to be consumed in your finest lederhosen or dirndl while eating giant pretzels in an endless beer garden.

Pollyanna Lexical Gap

Pollyanna Lexical Gap

American IPA7.3% ABV85 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Brewed with massive amounts of Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, and Columbus hops, finding a word to describe your gratification might be pretty tough.

Short Fuse Loosey Juicy

Short Fuse Loosey Juicy

American IPA6.4% ABV35 IBU

Short Fuse Brewing CompanySchiller Park, IL

Available at very few places nearby

New England IPA made with generous amounts of flaked wheat, rolled oats, and massive amounts of American and New Zealand hops.

18th Street Sex & Candy

18th Street Sex & Candy

American IPA7.5% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

Available at very few places nearby

IPA using mostly Chinook hops and Falconer Flight

5 Rabbit 5 Vulture

5 Rabbit 5 Vulture

Belgian Dark Strong Ale6.4% ABV35 IBU

5 Rabbit Cerveceria IncBedford, IL

5 Vulture is a deep amber-colored ale with complex caramel and sugar cane aromas with a long dry and spicy finish.

Alter Bleacher Seat

Alter Bleacher Seat

American Wheat Beer4.7% ABV

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Church Street Holy Cow Milk Stout

Church Street Holy Cow Milk Stout

Sweet Stout6.0% ABV22 IBU

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

We are proud to offer this traditional English Sweet Stout that’s bursting with chocolate flavor and a hint of coffee..

Church Street Itascafest Marzen

Church Street Itascafest Marzen

Märzen5.1% ABV

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Church Street's first fall seasonal. A truly German Marzen/Oktoberfest featuring a pure amber clarity, a subtle, toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, and a rich, deep malt character, fully fleshed out with our first double decoction mash and Weyermann's world class German malt. Prost.

Evil Horse Paxon The Ponyless

Evil Horse Paxon The Ponyless

American Porter5.7% ABV45 IBU

Evil HorseCrete, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Notes of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Its robust and rich with a smooth silky finish. Perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.

Maplewood Brewing Mr. Shakey W/ Strawberry

Maplewood Brewing Mr. Shakey W/ Strawberry

American IPA7.5% ABV

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Miskatonic Sky Cap

Miskatonic Sky Cap

American Porter5.8% ABV

Miskatonic Brewing CompanyDarien, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Miskatonic West Coast Wizard

Miskatonic West Coast Wizard

Hazy IPA6.3% ABV63 IBU

Miskatonic Brewing CompanyDarien, IL

Available at very few places nearby

One Trick Pony Marsh Tacky

One Trick Pony Marsh Tacky

American Stout5.9% ABV

One Trick Pony BreweryLansing, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Intensely-roasted and dark chestnut in color, with a dark tan head of creamy foam, we have hopped him up with Galena and East Kent Goldings

One Trick Pony Saddle Bags Harvest Ale

One Trick Pony Saddle Bags Harvest Ale

American Brown Ale7.3% ABV35 IBU

One Trick Pony BreweryLansing, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Campfire-drinking beer with a touch of smoke and green Centennial hops. Hops were harvested, shipped, and brewed with all in the last month; the key to this beer is its fresh off-the-vine character. Brewed and served with determination to focus on the brew’s freshness

Une Année Le Seul X

Une Année Le Seul X

Wild Specialty Beer6.5% ABV

Une Année BreweryChicago, IL