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.

Small Town Not Your Father's Root Beer

Small Town Not Your Father's Root Beer

Hard Root Beer5.9% ABV10 IBU

Small Town BreweryWauconda, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

A harmonious marriage of ingredients, with a silky smooth and satisfying finish that is unmatched in flavor.

Goose Island IPA

Goose Island IPA

English IPA5.9% ABV55 IBU

Goose Island Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a number of 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.

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.

Mike's Hard Lemonade

Mike's Hard Lemonade

Fruit Beer5.0% ABV

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Lemonade for Grown-ups. Cold. Hard. Refreshing.

Revolution Anti-Hero

Revolution Anti-Hero

American IPA6.5% ABV70 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.

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.

Mike's Black Cherry

Mike's Black Cherry

Fruit Beer5.0% ABV

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

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.

Small Town Not Your Father's Ginger Ale

Small Town Not Your Father's Ginger Ale

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer5.9% ABV10 IBU

Small Town BreweryWauconda, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A gruit-inspired brew that pays homage to the classic taste Americans know and love. The new ginger ale has “a high intensity of ginger and lemon, a tinge of black currant, and a light sweetened flavor with woody attributes.”

Revolution Sun Crusher

Revolution Sun Crusher

American Wheat Beer5.8% ABV15 IBU

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Widely available nearby

A crushable ale to celebrate the end of winter and rejoice the coming of warm weather!

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.

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

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.

3 Floyds Alpha King Ale

3 Floyds Alpha King Ale

American Pale Ale6.6% ABV68 IBU

Three Floyds Brewing CoMunster, IN

Available at a few places nearby

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

Half Acre Gone Away IPA

Half Acre Gone Away IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV60 IBU

Half AcreChicago, IL

Available at a 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.

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.

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.

Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss

Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss

Weissbier4.9% ABV12 IBU

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

With nice malty sweetness and a soft aroma of clove, vanilla, and banana, this German style hefe weizen is unfiltered for a glowing orange haze.

Solemn Oath End All

Solemn Oath End All

American IPA6.0% ABV65 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Finch's Taco Cat

Finch's Taco Cat

Wild Specialty Beer5.0% ABV

Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Off Color Troublesome Gose

Off Color Troublesome Gose

Gose4.3% ABV10 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

We blend two beers together with coriander and salt at the end of fermentation to create mild, lemony tartness flavors and a full mouthfeel.

Pollyanna Summerly Rasperry Wheat

Pollyanna Summerly Rasperry Wheat

American Wheat Beer4.8% ABV13 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at a few places nearby

A beer with hundreds of pounds of fresh Raspberries can only be considered the perfect beer for Summer, right? Right. Brewed with three different kinds of wheat and 2-row malt from the good ol’ US of A, this wheat ale will refresh even the thirstiest of palates.

Solemn Oath Punk Rock For Rich Kids

Solemn Oath Punk Rock For Rich Kids

Belgian IPA5.5% ABV47 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Light caramel sweetness and fruity Belgian yeast compliment the unique flavor and aromatics of a single hop variety.

Alter Hopular Kid

Alter Hopular Kid

American Pale Ale6.5% ABV55 IBU

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

This beer is out of production!

Available at a few places nearby

Marz Jungle Boogie

Marz Jungle Boogie

American Wheat Beer5.5% ABV39 IBU

Marz BrewingChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the Mosaic hops and fruity Rooibos tea flavors.

Noon Whistle Gummy Apocalypse

Noon Whistle Gummy Apocalypse

Double IPA8.2% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Tighthead Bear's Choice IPA

Tighthead Bear's Choice IPA

American IPA6.3% ABV75 IBU

Tighthead Brewing CompanyMundelein, IL

Available at a few places nearby

18th Street Candi Crushable

18th Street Candi Crushable

American Pale Ale4.5% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

Available at very few places nearby

Made in collab with Northdown Cafe & Taproom. This beautiful beer is rounded out with flaked oats and lactose sugar, simcoe, and FF hops.

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard

American Wheat Beer4.3% ABV20 IBU

5 Rabbit Cerveceria IncBedford, IL

5 Lizard is a creamy and refreshing wheat beer, lightly spicy, with the tangy fruitiness of passionfruit for a fun and lively personality.

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 King Balaton

Alter King Balaton

American Wheat Beer5.1% ABV10 IBU

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A tart cherry wheat made with over 90 lbs. of cherry juice per barrel.

Church Street Devil's Advocate

Church Street Devil's Advocate

Belgian Dark Strong Ale8.8% ABV

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Devil's Advocate begs the question: What happens when you take a ton (literally) of Pilsen malt, put it through a decoction mash, boil it up, add another 500 lbs of Belgian candy and kane sugar, and then add some of Duvel's world famous yeast? The answer: A spicy, sweet, and dangerously drinkable Belgian golden strong ale.

Finch's Big Pond

Finch's Big Pond

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV20 IBU

Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Maplewood Brewing Son Of Juice

Maplewood Brewing Son Of Juice

American IPA6.3% ABV25 IBU

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Son of Juice is truly his father's child. A Hazy IPA dripping with notes of fruit juices. Pilsner malt and oats make a perfect canvas for loads of mosaic, simcoe and nugget hops.

Maplewood The Charlatan

Maplewood The Charlatan

American Pale Ale5.9% ABV35 IBU

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Generously hopped with Simcoe and "C" hops, you might catch the Charlatan putting forth fresh citrus and tropical flavors.

Pollyanna Rose Queen

Pollyanna Rose Queen

Blonde Ale4.5% ABV20 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Buckledown Clencher DIPA

Buckledown Clencher DIPA

Double IPA8.1% ABV

Buckledown BrewingLyons, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Buckledown Mark Of The Yeast

Buckledown Mark Of The Yeast

American Pale Ale5.3% ABV50 IBU

Buckledown BrewingLyons, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Burn'Em Joey Wheat

Burn'Em Joey Wheat

American Wheat Beer6.2% ABV

Burn'Em Brewing Co.Michigan City , IN

‘Merica is freedom. Freedom is being able to have a beer before noon. Now we offer you that freedom. Joey Wheat is a medium bodied American wheat ale brewed with Infusco’s light Kenyan roast coffee. Wake up and grab your real cup o’ joe(y).

Church Street Bell Tower Berliner Weisse

Church Street Bell Tower Berliner Weisse

Berliner Weisse4.3% ABV

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Evil Horse Knightmare

Evil Horse Knightmare

Wee Heavy7.0% ABV23 IBU

Evil HorseCrete, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A rich malt sweetness with just a hint of peppery bitterness. Loaded with notes of caramel and toffee with very little hop flavor.

Evil Horse Lupulor Comet

Evil Horse Lupulor Comet

Double IPA9.0% ABV100 IBU

Evil HorseCrete, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A very complex beer that packs a hop wallop. While it’s very high in IBU’s (99.8) it’s also very balanced with a rich malt complexity, but it is not overly sweet. There are seven varieties of hops in this beer which adds to the complexity. It is dry hopped Comet hops which give it a bright, citrusy aroma and flavor.