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 IPA

Goose Island IPA

English IPA5.9% ABV55 IBU

Goose Island Beer Co.Chicago, IL

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.

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.

Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.2% ABV55 IBU

Half AcreChicago, IL

Widely available nearby

A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one's a screamer, hoard it.

Old Style

Old Style

American Lager4.7% ABV

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Available at a number of places nearby

Old Style is a beer that revives the crisp rich freshness of a classic Pilsner: light in color and body, medium in aroma and bitterness, full flavored with a delicate aftertaste.

3 Floyds Alpha King Ale

3 Floyds Alpha King Ale

American Pale Ale6.7% ABV68 IBU

Three Floyds Brewing CoMunster, IN

Available at a number of places nearby

A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness.

Goose Island Matilda

Goose Island Matilda

Belgian Pale Ale7.0% ABV26 IBU

Goose Island Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike.

Half Acre Classic Future

Half Acre Classic Future

Double IPA8.5% ABV

Half AcreChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Double Dry Hopped Double IPA, bold PIne and Grapefruit flavors round out this beer

Pipeworks Blood Of The Unicorn

Pipeworks Blood Of The Unicorn

American Amber Ale6.5% ABV36 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a few 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.

Revolution Hazy Hero

Revolution Hazy Hero

American IPA7.3% ABV

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Dry-hopping additions of Citra, Amarillo, Galaxy, and Mosaic impart sublime flavors of citrus rind, pineapple, passionfruit, and mango.

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

Two Brothers Pinball

Two Brothers Pinball

American Pale Ale5.4% ABV31 IBU

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at very few places nearby

From the moment Pinball is shot out of the can, this Pale Ale takes your taste buds on a flavorful ride.

Church Street Crimson Clover Red Irish Ale

Church Street Crimson Clover Red Irish Ale

Irish Red Ale5.5% ABV38 IBU

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Maplewood Brewing Juice Pants

Maplewood Brewing Juice Pants

American IPA6.9% ABV

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Using the Conan yeast strain made famous by Heady Topper, this unfiltered, New England style IPA is bursting with flavors of stone fruit, tangerine, and orange citrus.

Pipeworks Necron 99

Pipeworks Necron 99

American IPA6.1% ABV50 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Revolution Everyday Hero

Revolution Everyday Hero

American IPA4.3% ABV35 IBU

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A new hero has appeared on the scene. a Session IPA with a low 4.3% ABV. with a modern blend of hops. Save the Day, Every Day!

Solemn Oath End All

Solemn Oath End All

American IPA6.0% ABV65 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Solemn Oath Nightmare Cyclist

Solemn Oath Nightmare Cyclist

Schwarzbier5.5% ABV25 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Clean, dry, and smooth in counterintuitive fashion to the expectation of the Dark Munich and Roasted Barley malts.

18th Street Defiance Alliance

18th Street Defiance Alliance

Kölsch4.7% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

Available at very few places nearby

5 Rabbit Vida Y Muerte

5 Rabbit Vida Y Muerte

Märzen6.3% ABV24 IBU

5 Rabbit Cerveceria IncBedford, IL

Available at very few places nearby

For fall, we wanted to make a beer that celebrates the spirit of the harvest season. The name means “Life and Death,” which reflects the seriousness that agricultural people placed on the harvest, an important thought to reflect on at this time of year. We owe our lives to nature and our ability to harness the natural world to our advantage, but it is not entirely a matter of will. Larger forces prevail.

Alter Alter'D Beast

Alter Alter'D Beast

Double IPA8.7% ABV65 IBU

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

Available at very few places nearby

We (at Kuma's Corner) brewed this aggressively hopped Denali featured Double IPA in Downers Grove with Alter Brewing...An impressively c

Alter Alterior Motive

Alter Alterior Motive

American IPA6.5% ABV65 IBU

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Alter's Flagship IPA , dry-hopped with Simcoe and Citra hops.

Finch Beer Co’s Planet Caravan

Finch Beer Co’s Planet Caravan

Berliner Weisse4.8% ABV8 IBU

Finch's Beer CoChicago, IL

A Berlinear-Style Weisse aged on sweet cherries and American oak

Hubbard's Cave Fresh IIPA

Hubbard's Cave Fresh IIPA

Double IPA8.5% ABV

Hubbard's CaveChicago , IL

Juicy and floral citrus forward Double IPA. Medium bodied and slightly bitter with light sweetness.

Illuminated Pazuzu's Pedals

Illuminated Pazuzu's Pedals

Experimental Beer6.3% ABV

Illuminated Brew WorksChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Celebrate the earthly delights of bitter chocolate, coffee and dark fruit.

Maplewood Morbidly Obese Pug Extra Fudge

Maplewood Morbidly Obese Pug Extra Fudge

Imperial Stout10.0% ABV

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Noon Whistle Assorted

Noon Whistle Assorted

4.0% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Noon Whistle Mr. Ipa-Nut

Noon Whistle Mr. Ipa-Nut

American IPA6.3% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at very few places nearby

First-ever venture into craft brewing for Planters® peanuts. Brewed with Wakatu and Citra hops, delivers a citrus aroma and a hint of honey-roasted peanuts.

Off Color Fierce

Off Color Fierce

Berliner Weisse3.8% ABV

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

sour with a slight fruity note from fermentation that give it a slight sweet tart flavor.

Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble

Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble

Gose4.3% ABV

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Penrose Pancake Robot

Penrose Pancake Robot

Imperial Stout13.0% ABV

PenroseGeneva, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Imperial Stout Brewed with Maple Syrup and Vanilla.

Pollyanna Smash Pale Ale

Pollyanna Smash Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Two Brothers In the Flesh Sea Salt & Lime

Two Brothers In the Flesh Sea Salt & Lime

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.1% ABV

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

American sour adeptly balances sweetness and acidity, delivering plenty of lime and just a touch of salt. Try mixing with a shot of Tequila

Une Année Peche

Une Année Peche

Wild Specialty Beer6.5% ABV1 IBU

Une Année BreweryChicago, IL