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The Best Chicago Beers, Ranked  

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List Rules Beers brewed in or near Chicago only.

While Chicago is famous for its vast array of food options, the city is also home to some seriously impressive craft beers. If you ever happen to find yourself in the Windy City, you may wonder what beers to try in Chicago. This list has you covered! Below, you'll find a delectable collection of lagers and ales brewed in or near the city. 

Some of the most popular Chicago beers crop up in supermarkets nationwide. You don't have to be an Illinois native to have heard of Goose Island Brewery, for example. However, there are plenty of more obscure options for beer snobs with more discriminating tastes. Breweries in enclaves like Wicker Park churn out some meticulously crafted artisan brews for your drinking pleasure and there are plenty of options you can only get within the city's borders. Vote the best beers to the top of the list below and feel free to add any beers from Chicago you see missing. 

Citra Citra Citra DIPA is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Beers, Ranked
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Citra Citra Citra DIPA

Brewery / Brand: Marz Community Brewing

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Goose Island Bourbon County St... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Beers, Ranked
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Brewery / Brand: Goose Island Brewery

% Alcohol: 13

Style: Imperial stout

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312 Urban Wheat Ale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Beers, Ranked
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312 Urban Wheat Ale

Brewery / Brand: Goose Island Brewing

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Tooth & Claw Dry Hopped Lager is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Beers, Ranked
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Tooth & Claw Dry Hopped Lager

Brewery / Brand: Off Color Brewing

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