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

Available at a 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

National Bohemian

National Bohemian

American Lager4.2% ABV

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Natty Boh is patiently aged resulting in a medium-bodied beer with a smooth color, a distinct hop aroma and a superior taste.

Off Color Apex Predator

Off Color Apex Predator

Saison6.8% ABV35 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Widely available 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.

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

American Pale Ale6.2% ABV60 IBU

Three Floyds Brewing CoMunster, IN

Widely available 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.

Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn

Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn

Double IPA8.0% ABV150 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Brewed w/ <5# of hops/bbl & unfiltered to please even the most discerning hop lover

Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss

Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss

Weissbier4.9% ABV12 IBU

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at a number of 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.

Revolution Eugene Porter

Revolution Eugene Porter

American Porter6.8% ABV28 IBU

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.

Two Brothers In The Flesh Guava

Two Brothers In The Flesh Guava

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.1% ABV7 IBU

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at very few 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

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.

Solemn Oath Snaggletooth Bandana

Solemn Oath Snaggletooth Bandana

American IPA6.5% ABV85 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Massive grapefruit, pineapple, and super-ripe mango aromatics burst out of this medium-bodied IPA. Assertive bitterness is balanced by a subtle malt sweetness and more citrusy fun.

Maplewood Brewing Son Of Juice

Maplewood Brewing Son Of Juice

American IPA6.3% ABV25 IBU

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Available at a 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.

Noon Whistle Nitro Bernie

Noon Whistle Nitro Bernie

American Stout5.0% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Off Color Eeek!

Off Color Eeek!

Wild Specialty Beer5.5% ABV10 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

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.

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.

Noon Whistle Hop Prism Lazer Yellow IPA

Noon Whistle Hop Prism Lazer Yellow IPA

American IPA6.4% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Pollyanna Eleanor

Pollyanna Eleanor

American Porter6.8% ABV35 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

18th Street Candy Crushable

18th Street Candy Crushable

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

Available at very few places nearby

18th Street Defiance Alliance

18th Street Defiance Alliance

Kölsch4.7% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

Available at very few places nearby

5 Rabbit Fabulosa Porter

5 Rabbit Fabulosa Porter

American Porter5.5% ABV27 IBU

5 Rabbit Cerveceria IncBedford, IL

Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager

Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager

Munich Helles5.4% ABV20 IBU

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

One of Germany's quintessential beverages, now in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly unique sweet malt character, this gentle drink also features a straw colored-clarity that's clearly heavenly!

Finches Hard Core Chimera Imperial IPA

Finches Hard Core Chimera Imperial IPA

Double IPA9.0% ABV

Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL

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.

Marz Bubbly Kriek

Marz Bubbly Kriek

Berliner Weisse7.0% ABV

Marz BrewingChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Penrose Blackberry Lemon Rose

Penrose Blackberry Lemon Rose

Fruit Beer4.7% ABV

PenroseGeneva, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Pollyanna Arcanum

Pollyanna Arcanum

Weizenbock7.8% ABV

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Hefty and malty, but far from cloying. Banana, citrus, and clove yeast esters to balance an already dangerously easy drinking German classic