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 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

Widely available 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

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.”

Old Style

Old Style

American Lager4.7% ABV

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Widely available 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.

Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale

Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale

Blonde Ale5.1% ABV

Two Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, IL

Widely available nearby

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.

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!

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.

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 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.

Pipeworks Lizard King

Pipeworks Lizard King

American Pale Ale6.5% ABV36 IBU

Pipeworks Brewing Co.Chicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

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

Off Color Troublesome Gose

Off Color Troublesome Gose

Gose4.3% ABV10 IBU

Off Color BrewingChicago, IL

Available at a 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.

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

Noon Whistle Gummy Vortex

Noon Whistle Gummy Vortex

American IPA7.5% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Solemn Oath End All

Solemn Oath End All

American IPA6.0% ABV65 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Buckledown Painted Turtle

Buckledown Painted Turtle

American Pale Ale4.5% ABV36 IBU

Buckledown BrewingLyons, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Brewed with all Michigan-grown Cascade and Chinook hops from Hop Head Farms, this Extra Pale Ale is light enough for a session but loaded with aroma and flavor.

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.

Pollyanna Mazzie

Pollyanna Mazzie

American Pale Ale5.4% ABV42 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at a few places nearby

This American pale ale is our modern version of go-to. We dry hop Mazzie with four different American hops to give it a West Coast identity, but a malt bill consisting of wheat and oats leave this feeling more Midwestern and familiar.

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 Denali Llama

Alter Denali Llama

Double IPA8.7% ABV

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Finch's Big Pond

Finch's Big Pond

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV20 IBU

Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

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.

Noon Whistle Face Smack

Noon Whistle Face Smack

Berliner Weisse4.0% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Acidic and bready aroma is up front on the nose, with a clean lactic sour bite on the tongue. Very light and refreshing.

Pollyanna Summerly Rasperry Wheat

Pollyanna Summerly Rasperry Wheat

American Wheat Beer4.8% ABV13 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very 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.

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.

18th Street Defiance Alliance

18th Street Defiance Alliance

Kölsch4.7% ABV

18th Street BreweryGary, IN

Available at very few places nearby

5 Rabbit Cacao

5 Rabbit Cacao

Imperial Stout10.7% ABV

5 Rabbit Cerveceria IncBedford, IL

Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, he beer is brewed with cacao nibs, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, chilies and other spices.

Burn'Em Cherry Was A Race Car Driver

Burn'Em Cherry Was A Race Car Driver

Sweet Stout7.7% ABV55 IBU

Burn'Em Brewing Co.Michigan City , IN

Burn'Em Coconoats

Burn'Em Coconoats

American Pale Ale6.7% ABV

Burn'Em Brewing Co.Michigan City , IN

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

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.

Finches Hard Core Chimera Imperial IPA

Finches Hard Core Chimera Imperial IPA

Double IPA9.0% ABV

Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL