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From Chicago Portage to Starved Rock, you can experience some of Illinois' greatest and most creative breweries. Their hard work and craftsmanship has resulted in some amazing drinks that you will just have to experience for yourself. And, with this passport, you'll be rewarded for doing so.
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Alter Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery located in the suburb of Downers Grove, just 22 miles west of Chicago. Our mission is to bring people together with creative, kick-ass beers, and an unforgettable taproom experience.
Our brewery features a state of the art American-made 20-barrel brew house and a beautiful modern-industrial taproom that is open 7 days a week. Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious beer styles on the 12 rotating taps, as well as various canned and barrel-aged beer offerings throughout the year. In addition, the taproom hosts a multitude of events like trivia, Brews & Yoga, craft classes, and more.
Blue Nose is a new Chicago craft brewery specializing in unique handmade brews. We put a lot of time and love into each one of our beers and we hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we do making them.
Ecclectic. Urban Vintage Charm. Easy Going. Relaxed Neighborhood Atmosphere. Wines Rotated Seasonally. Handcrafted Cocktails and Spirits. Barrel Aged Beers. Clever Plates.
We believe you should have a wonderful wine experience. You don’t have to know a lot about wine. Just as long as you know what you like.
Minutes from Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, Buffalo Rock in beautiful downtown Ottawa, Illinois. Look for the mural!
A small and cozy spot off of a busy one way street into Downtown Joliet, IL welcomes you. If you are looking for quality craft beer, free popcorn, and a plethora of board games free to play, you have found the right place. On a regular day, local musicians, artists, business owners, and old and new friends alike, sit at the bar enjoying a 10 oz. pour. Weekends are filled with events and live music. If beer isn’t your drink of choice, ask for a pour of Intelligentsia Cold Brew Coffee on nitro.
The Goldfinger family knows beer! From the mid-1800s till the early 1900s, Goldfingers across Central Europe sold hops, malted barley, and crafted beers on brewing equipment that they designed and manufactured. At their St. Philip Street brewery and pub in Krakow, in a bygone era, locals would exclaim, "na Zdrowie!" as they clinked together mugs filled with their crisp brews. Today, the robust brewing tradition of our ancestors is reborn at Goldfinger Brewing Company of Downers Grove, Illinois. Combining traditional European methods with American creativity and innovation, a genuine descendant of the Goldfingers crafts only the most aromatic and deliciously flavorful lager style beers. Made with the finest raw materials and persevering care, Goldfinger Brewing Company promises beers of the highest quality and subtle complexity. Stay tuned for announcements on when our beers will be released and where you can drink them! We look forward to sharing beers with all of you. Na Zdrowie! **Follow us on Instagram for up to date stories and information on our build out: @goldfingerbeer
Ike & Oak is an independently owned local craft brewery featuring handmade artisan pizza. We pride ourselves on bringing together friends, families and neighbors to share our passion for crafting the highest quality beer and food to create a stronger community.
Craft Beer Taproom and Bottle Shop in Romeoville, Illinois with 12 rotating taps and over 450 bottles and cans for on site consumption or to take home.
Iron&Glass has a variety of craft beers, ciders, meads, and wine plus non-alcoholic options too!
The taproom is family friendly, leashed pet friendly, and is BYOF. There are a variety of events and food trucks weekly.
10,000 sq/ft Alcohol Emporium, with a great selection of Beer, Wine & Spirits topped off by our outstanding customer service and low everyday prices with a craft beer selection that is always fresh and everchanging.
The shopping atmosphere here is amazing especially on the weekends when we offer product sampling from various suppliers spanning beer, wine, and spirits.
We’re not quite hopheads, but we love making all sorts of different IPA’s. DIPA, Red IPA, NEIPA, milkshake IPA, session IPA, and so many more (Ok maybe we’re hopheads). We like messing with adjuncts, and taking traditional styles to the next level. Stouts and porters are also year round, and the stouts get bigger and chewy as we brew them when winter rolls around.
Metal Monkey Brewing is in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, we offer 15+ in house made beers varying from light to dark, hoppy to not and a few unexpected twists in between. We also serve kombucha, nitro cold brew coffee & craft sodas. Come enjoy a game off our top-notch game shelf, play a classic video game, take in some metal music or hang in the lounge in our spacious taproom.
Purveyors of both humble classic styles and bold, experimental beers that will make you question our sanity, Miskatonic Brewing is looking to spread our madness across the Midwest landscape.
Our beer is and will always be clean and consistent with a strong focus on balance. We feel our four flagship offerings best represent Pollyanna and take pride in their year-round availability (we package all of them! 3 in cans, 1 one in bottles). We're constantly experimenting with local fruits and spices, seasonal lagers, barrel-aging, wild yeast, and bacteria. In our intimate and truly unique taprooms, we offer tasting flights, draft pours, and to-go 64oz growlers or 32oz howlers.
Named “Roselare,” Pollyanna's new concept is derived from two inspirational locations; the historic West Flanders city of Roeselare, Belgium and their new home in Roselle. They plan to further explore the oddities of brewing as we grow our mixed culture fermentations and wood aging experiments by introducing two brand new oak foudres.
No matter where you’re seated in our taproom, you’ve got the best seat in the house to experience the sights and sounds of River Hawk. Our 3.5 bbl beer brewing system is on full display along with our 12 fermenters and (4) 500-gallon wine tanks. Our goal is to keep the tasting experience as authentic and organic as possible.
Proud owners Steve & Tina Nelson have been busy putting the wheels in motion this past fall… paperwork, securing funds, remodeling and even finding a brew master!!
They are excited to share their passion with all of you! They look forward to making the brewery a homey, sit down/relax, hangout and play games type atmosphere.
A skeleton key is a single key that can open many different doors—which is also what we aspire to be. Our taproom is one such door, through which you can find delicious beer, camaraderie and community. Our classes are another, through which you can develop an even deeper appreciation for craft beer and get into the nitty-gritty of what goes into making it. And our incubator is the third, through which a selected individual can gain access to the tools they need to make their own dream of opening a brewery a reality.
Whiskey Hill is a place where we take pride in our work and let the creativity flow. We hope you will taste this in every sip and create some great memories of your own.
A love for the art of craft beer. A shared vision of bringing something new and exciting to our own hometown. A desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The excitement of joining the craft brewing community. To realize a dream. To meet great people and support great causes. All this and more.