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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Revolution Sun Crusher

Revolution Sun Crusher

American Wheat Beer5.8% ABV15 IBU

Revolution Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn

Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn

Double IPA8.0% ABV150 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

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

Half Acre Tuna

Half Acre Tuna

American Pale Ale4.7% ABV

Half AcreChicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

The Tuna is a day long companion, riding along a medium bodied frame before crashing into tropical fruits, a touch of floral, and pine.

Finch Beer Co’s TacoCat

Finch Beer Co’s TacoCat

Kettle Sour5.0% ABV10 IBU

Finch's Beer CoChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A tart bite and a crisp, refreshing finish.

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.

Maplewood The Charlatan

Maplewood The Charlatan

American Pale Ale5.9% ABV35 IBU

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

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

Solemn Oath End All

Solemn Oath End All

American IPA6.0% ABV65 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Two Brothers Domain Dupage

Two Brothers Domain Dupage

Bière de Garde5.9% ABV24 IBU

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Inspired by the brothers time living in France, this food-friendly ale is deep amber in color, with a toasty and sweet caramel start. It finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appetit!

Une Année Peche

Une Année Peche

Wild Specialty Beer6.5% ABV1 IBU

Une Année BreweryChicago, IL

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.

Noon Whistle Gummypocalypse

Noon Whistle Gummypocalypse

Double IPA8.2% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Off Color Coffee Dino S'Mores

Off Color Coffee Dino S'Mores

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV40 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Off Color worked with Metric Coffee this for this years Coffee Dinosmores. Looking to highlight and expand upon the roasty, smokey aspect of the beer they chose a single origin bean from Sumatra - Ibu Rumani with classic dominant chocolate, pipe tobacco and cherry notes because big, dumb stupid flavors in the right proportions can be delicate and nuanced as well.

Pollyanna Cherry Lime Aura

Pollyanna Cherry Lime Aura

4.6% ABV

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Pollyanna Pils

Pollyanna Pils

American Lager5.6% ABV

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Certain styles of beer belong on any brewery’s menu at nearly all times of the year. These beers have no seasonality, no gimmicky trends, and can be enjoyed by all beer lovers alike. To us, that style of beer is Pilsner. A brewer’s beer by all definitions, we brewed this Bohemian Pilsner for our brewers. With that in mind, we’re happy to share this beautiful lager with you. Crafted with our reverse osmosis water, 100% Bohemian Pilsner malts, and a blend of German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops, this crisp and clean pils shows off a soft, delicate malt backing as well as a classic, somewhat fruity, spicy, and floral hop backing. This is lagerbier at it’s finest.

Solemn Oath Lu

Solemn Oath Lu

Kölsch4.7% ABV21 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at very few places nearby

A crisp, thirst-quenching, and refreshing German-style Ale featuring mellow malt sweetness balanced by a delicate spicy, floral hop profile.

18th Street Deal With The Devil

18th Street Deal With The Devil

Double IPA8.5% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

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

5 Rabbit La Protesta

5 Rabbit La Protesta

British Golden Ale4.8% ABV

5 Rabbit Cerveceria IncBedford, IL

Available at very few places nearby

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

Finch's Chimera

Finch's Chimera

American IPA6.0% ABV40 IBU

Finch's Beer CoChicago, IL

This beer is out of production!

Coming in with just over 40 IBUs, Chimera's intense aroma and flavor of pine and juicy citrus is balanced out against a hearty grain bill that lends to its deceptively drinkable 6.0% ABV.

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.

Middle Brow White Light

Middle Brow White Light

Witbier5.1% ABV

Middle Brow Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

White light is a belgian witbier brewed with apricot and cardamom.

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 Eeek!

Off Color Eeek!

Wild Specialty Beer5.5% ABV10 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Penrose Clear Eyes

Penrose Clear Eyes

Double IPA8.7% ABV

PenroseGeneva, IL

Available at very few places nearby

The newly bred Strata strain satisfies connoisseurs with resinous aromas while additions of Mosaic, Simcoe and Amarillo.

Une Année Kriek (Cherry) Lambic

Une Année Kriek (Cherry) Lambic

Fruit Lambic7.5% ABV

Une Année BreweryChicago, IL