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.
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Apex Predator Farmhouse AleOff Color Brewing
Citra Citra Citra DIPAMarz Community Brewing
Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutGoose Island Brewery
312 Urban Wheat AleGoose Island Brewing
Tooth & Claw Dry Hopped LagerOff Color Brewing
Galactic Double Daisy Cutter IPAHalf Acre Beer Company
Goose Island IPAGoose Island Brewery
Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas StoutBegyle Brewing Company
Pebbles Triple Dry-Hopped Midwest IPAPenrose Brewing Company
Clare's Thirsty Ale Imperial StoutHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Diliner WeisseMarz Community Brewing
Matilda Belgian Style Pale AleGoose Island Brewery