Whether they’ve been brewing your favorites for decades or they’re looking to break ground, these breweries should be on your radar if you live in the Chicagoland area.

18th Street Brewery – Gary, IN
350 Brewing Co. – Tinley Park, IL
5 Rabbit Brewery – Bedford Park, IL
Ale Asylum – Madison, WI
Ale Syndicate – Chicago
Aleman Brewing – Chicago
Ancient Owl Brewing – Lombard, IL
Arcade Brewery – Chicago
Arcadia Ales – Battle Creek, MI
Argus Brewery – Chicago
Atlas Brewing Co. – Chicago
Baderbrau Brewing Co. – Chicago
Bare Hands Brew – Granger, IN
Begyle Brewing – Chicago
Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, MI
Bent River Brewing Co. – Moline, IL
Berghoff Brewery – New Berlin, WI
Bier Brewery – Indianapolis, IN
Big Shoulders Beer Co. – Chicago
Big Muddy Brewing – Murphysboro, IL
Black Acre Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN
The Blind Pig Brewery – Champaign, IL
Blue Nose Brewery – Chicago
Breakroom Brewery – Chicago
Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids, MI
Brickstone Brewery – Bourbonnais, IL
Broad Shoulders Brewing – Chicago
BuckleDown Brewing – Lyons, IL
Bulldog Brewing Co. – Whiting, IN
Burn ‘Em Brewing – Michigan City, IN
Cademon Brewing Co. – Sycamore, IL
Carlyle Brewing – Rockford, IL
Chain O’Lakes Brewing Co. – McHenry, IL
Chicago Beer Co. – Chicago
Church Street Brewing Co. – Itasca, IL
Corazon Brew – Chicago
Crown Brewing – Crown Point, IN
Dark Horse Brewery – Marshall, MI
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works – Multiple IL locations
DryHop Brewers – Chicago
Emmett’s Brewing Co. – Multiple IL locations
Empirical Brewery – Chicago
Excel Brewery – Breese, IL
Finch’s Beer Co. – Chicago
Figure Eight Brewing – Valparaiso, IN
Flat12 Bierwerks – Indianapolis, IN
Flesk Brewing Co. – Lombard, IL
Flossmoor Station Brewing Co. – Flossmoor, IL
Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
Fountain Square Brewing Co. – Indianapolis
Four Fathers Brewing LLC – TBD
Furthermore Beer – Spring Green, WI
Galena Brewing Co. – Galena, IL
Geneva Lake Brewing Co. – Lake Geneva, WI
Goose Island – Multiple IL locations
Gordon Biersch – Bolingbrook, IL
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. – Madison, WI
Greenbush Brewing Co. – Sawyer, MI
The Grumpy Troll Brew Pub – Mount Horeb, WI
Hailstorm Brewing Co. – Tinley Park, IL
Half Acre Beer Co. – Chicago
Hamburger Mary’s – Chicago
Harmony Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
Haymarket Pub & Brewery – Chicago
Hopothesis Beer Co. – Chicago
Hopvine Brewing Co. – Aurora, IL
Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co. – Chicago
Hunter’s Brewing – Chesterton, IN
Imperial Oak Brewing – Willow Springs, IL
Indiana City Beer – Indianapolis
Ironwood Brewing Co. LLC – Valparaiso, IN
Kaskaskia Brewing Co. – Red Bud, IL
Knight & Gunner Brewing Co. – Chicago
Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Chicago
Lake Effect Brewing Co. – Chicago
Lake Bluff Brewing Co. – Lake Bluff, IL
Lakefront Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Light the Lamp Brewery – Grayslake, IL
Little Egypt Beer – Ava, IL
The Livery – Benton Harbor, MI
Local Option – Chicago
Low Dive Brewing – Chicago
The Lucky Monk – South Barrington, IL
Lunar Brewing – Villa Park, IL
Metropolitan Brewing – Chicago
Mickey Finn’s Brewery – Libertyville, IL
Middle Brow Beer Co. – Chicago
Mikerphone Brewing – Park Ridge, IL
Millrose – South Barrington, IL
Milwaukee Brewing Co. – Milwaukee, WI
Minhas Craft Brewery – Monroe, WI
Misfit Craft Brewery – Oswego, IL
The Mitten Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
Moody Tongue Brewing Co. – Chicago
Moonshine Wicker Park – Chicago
Nevin’s Brewing Co. – Plainfield, IL
New Day Meadery – Indianapolis, IN
New Glarus Brewing – New Glarus, WI
New Holland Brewing Co. – Holland, MI
New Oberpfalz Brewing – Griffith, IN
Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery & Eatery – Springfield, IL
Odd Side Ales – Grand Haven, MI
Off Color Brewing – Chicago
One Trick Pony Brewery – Lansing, IL
The Onion Pub & Brewery – Lake Barrington, IL
Only Child Brewing Co. – Northbrook, IL
Our Brewing Co. – Holland, MI
Panic Brewing – Chicago
Peckish Pig – Evanston, IL
Penrose Brewing Co. – Geneva, IL
People’s Brewing Co. – Lafayette, IN
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria – Chicago
Pig Minds Brewing Co. – Machesney Park, IL
Pipeworks Brewing – Chicago
Pollyanna Brewing Co. – Lemont, IL
Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Multiple IL locations
Revolution Brewing – Chicago
Rock Bottom Brewery – Multiple IL locations
Rolling Meadows Brewery – Springfield, IL
Roundbarn Brewery – Baroda, MI
Rude Boy Brewing Co. – Chicago
Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Douglas, MI
Scratch Brewing Co. – Ava, IL
Shoreline Brewery – Michigan City, IN
Short’s Brewing Co. – Bellaire, MI
SlapShot Brewing Co. – Chicago
Small Town Brewery – Wauconda, IL
Smokey Row Brewing – Lemont, IL
Smylie Bros. Brewing Co. – Evanston, IL
Sprecher Brewery – Glendale, WI
Solemn Oath Brewery – Naperville, IL
South Loop Brewing Co. – Chicago
Spiteful Brewing – Chicago
St. Francis Brewery – Saint Francis, WI
Stockholm’s Brewpub – Geneva, IL
Sun King Brewing Co. – Indianapolis
Tapistry Brewing – Bridgman, MI
Temperance Beer Co. – Evanston, IL
Templar Brewing Co. – Alton, IL
Ten Ninety Brewing Co. – Zion, IL
Three Angels Brewing – Yorkville, IL
Three Floyds – Munster, IN
Tighthead Brewing Co. – Mundelein, IL
Transient Artisan Ales – Chicago
Triptych Brewing – Savoy, IL
Two Brothers Brewing – Warrenville, IL
Tyranena Brewing Co. – Lake Mills, WI
Une Annee Brewery – Chicago
Upland Brewing Co. – Multiple IN locations
Urban Legend Brewing Co. – Westmont, IL
Vander Mill – Spring Lake, MI
Von Jakob Vineyard & Brewery – Alto Pass, IL
Water Street Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Werk Force Brewing – Plainfield, IL
ZumBier – Waukegan, IL


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