Guide to craft beer in the Chicago suburbs

There’s an absurd variety of craft beer these days. Unless you’ve been sleeping at the bottom of a whiskey jug, the local bar taps just seem to stretch further toward the end of the bar every year. Saison, porter, kölsch, IPA, bock — the styles are many and the brands are far from few. We live in an age where it’s not uncommon to forget the name of the beer in your very hand. Maybe a tasty beer’s name escapes you or has seemingly disappeared.

Here’s a chance to make some new friends and reconnect with old favorites. We’ve rounded up breweries serving craft beer in the Chicago suburbs that also offer tours, tap rooms, beer gardens or serve food.

North Shore

Evanston

Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St.

Smylie Brothers Brewing Company, 1615 Oak Ave.

Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St.

Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff Brewing Company, 16 E. Scranton Ave.

Northwest Suburbs

Algonquin

The Village Vintner Winery and Brewery2380 Esplanade Drive

Grayslake

Light the Lamp Brewery, 10 N. Lake St.

Itasca

Church Street Brewing Company, 1480 Industrial Drive, Unit C

Lake Barrington

The Onion Pub and Brewery, 22221 N. Pepper Road

Libertyville

Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave.

McHenry

Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Company, 3425 Pearl St.

Mundelein

Tighthead Brewing Company, 161 N. Archer Ave.

Palatine

Emmett’s Brewing Company, 110 N. Brockway St. (additional locations in Downers Grove and West Dundee)

Rosemont

Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place

The Ram, 9520 Higgins Road (additional locations in Schaumburg and Wheeling)

South Barrington

The Lucky Monk, 105 Hollywood Blvd.

Western Suburbs

Aurora

Hopvine Brewing Company, 4030 Fox Valley Center Drive

Geneva

Penrose Brewing, 509 Stevens St.

Stockholm’s, 306 W. State St.

Lombard

Lunar Brewing Company, 54 E. St. Charles Road

Lyons

BuckleDown Brewing8700 W. 47th St.

Naperville

Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave., Suite 179

Warrenville

Rock Bottom, 28256 Diehl Road (additional locations in Orland Park and Lombard)

Two Brothers Brewing Company, 30w315 Calumet Ave.

Westmont

Urban Legend Brewing Company, 1115 Zygmunt Circle

South Suburbs

Bedford Park

5 Rabbit Cervecería, 6398 W. 74th St.

Bolingbrook

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100

Flossmoor

Flossmoor Station Brewing Company, 1035 Sterling Ave.

Lansing

One Trick Pony Brewery, 17933 Chappel Ave.

Orland Park

Granite City Food and Brewery, 14035 S. La Grange Road (Naperville and Schaumburg locations are slated to open this fall)

Plainfield

Nevin’s Brewing Company, 12337 S. Route 59 

Tinley Park

Hailstorm Brewing Company, 8060 186th St.

Willow Springs

Imperial Oak Brewing, 501 Willow Blvd.

Did we miss your favorite brewery or place to grab craft beer? Let us know in the comments below.

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