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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

3 Floyds Alpha King Ale

3 Floyds Alpha King Ale

American Pale Ale6.6% 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.

Half Acre Vallejo

Half Acre Vallejo

American IPA6.7% ABV68 IBU

Half AcreChicago, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Guava, white grape, green mango, subtly dank chive aromas. Balanced bitterness, mild spicy garlic, dank, plum and light malt sweetness.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Pollyanna Fruhauf

Pollyanna Fruhauf

Märzen5.4% ABV23 IBU

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at a number of places nearby

Clean, malty, and just dry enough, this Märzen-style lager is to be consumed in your finest lederhosen or dirndl while eating giant pretzels in an endless beer garden.

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 number of places nearby

A highly aromatic beer overflowing with tropical fruits, citrus, and pine from the Mosaic, Amarillo, and Galaxy hops.

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.

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.

Mike's Cran-Passion Fruit

Mike's Cran-Passion Fruit

Fruit Beer5.0% ABV

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.Chicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Noon Whistle Gummy Apocalypse

Noon Whistle Gummy Apocalypse

Double IPA8.2% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at a few places nearby

Northeast India Pale Ale with Citra, Simcoe and El Dorado hops. Hazy, juicy, dangerously delicious.

Solemn Oath End All

Solemn Oath End All

American IPA6.0% ABV65 IBU

Solemn Oath BreweryNaperville, IL

Available at a few places nearby

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.

Alter Alter'D Beast

Alter Alter'D Beast

Double IPA8.7% ABV65 IBU

Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL

Available at a 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 Hardcore Chimera Double IPA

Finch's Hardcore Chimera Double IPA

Double IPA9.0% ABV70 IBU

Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL

Hardcore Chimera is an American style imperial IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade and Mosaic hops. The beer won a silver medal at the 2014 International Beer Festival in Rhode Island.

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.

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.

Noon Whistle Gummypocalypse

Noon Whistle Gummypocalypse

Double IPA8.2% ABV

Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Tighthead Bear's Choice IPA

Tighthead Bear's Choice IPA

American IPA6.3% ABV75 IBU

Tighthead Brewing CompanyMundelein, IL

Available at very few places nearby

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.

Blue Island Lost In The Ozone

Blue Island Lost In The Ozone

Double IPA9.4% ABV

Blue Island Beer CompanyBlue Island, 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

Church Street Cronenbier

Church Street Cronenbier

Imperial Stout9.1% ABV43 IBU

Church Street Brewing CompanyItasca, IL

Available at very few places nearby

An Imperial porter brewed with caramel, smoked, and chocolate malts, and boil addition of Himalayan sea salt.

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.

Maplewood Brewing Pulaski Pils

Maplewood Brewing Pulaski Pils

German Pils5.1% ABV

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryChicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Middle Brow Bloc Party Raz

Middle Brow Bloc Party Raz

Berliner Weisse4.0% ABV

Middle Brow Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Middle Brow How It Starts

Middle Brow How It Starts

5.5% ABV

Middle Brow Beer Co.Chicago, IL

Available at very few places nearby

One Trick Pony Repat Refused (Wet-hopped)

One Trick Pony Repat Refused (Wet-hopped)

American IPA7.3% ABV

One Trick Pony BreweryLansing, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Pollyanna Blackberry Allure

Pollyanna Blackberry Allure

Berliner Weisse4.6% ABV

Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Prairie Krafts Player 2

Prairie Krafts Player 2

American IPA6.6% ABV70 IBU

Prairie Krafts Brewing Co.Buffalo Grove, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Rustic Road Five Tool Ale

Rustic Road Five Tool Ale

Cream Ale

Rustic Road Brewing CompanyKenosha, WI

Rustic Road Hazelnut Harvest

Rustic Road Hazelnut Harvest

American Amber Ale5.7% ABV26 IBU

Rustic Road Brewing CompanyKenosha, WI

Tighthead Irie IPA

Tighthead Irie IPA

American IPA7.8% ABV100 IBU

Tighthead Brewing CompanyMundelein, IL

Available at very few places nearby

Irie is a malty and complex India Pale Ale. Named for the Jamaican word “Irie” meaning “good, excellent, great or of good quality”, or "the state of feeling great, no worries", this beer is all of those and more.

Une Année Framboise

Une Année Framboise

Wild Specialty Beer6.5% ABV12 IBU

Une Année BreweryChicago, IL

Une Année Le Seul X

Une Année Le Seul X

Wild Specialty Beer6.5% ABV

Une Année BreweryChicago, IL