You’ve undoubtedly heard of Chicago’s big craft breweries: Lagunitas, Goose Island, Revolution, Half Acre, etc.
But just outside the city sits a vibrant craft brewery you should get to know: Alter Brewing Company.
Although they’ve only been open since December of 2015, Alter Brewing Co. has become a household name in the Chicagoland area thanks to their unforgettable beers and modern-industrial taproom.
Open 7 days a week, their taproom offers an impressive list of 11 different beers — all of which are brewed just feet away. From an unfiltered English Mild Ale (Inside Voices) to a malt-forward American Porter (Alto Porto Porter), there’s a beer for every palate.
Just this year, they added an industry veteran from Lagunitas, Matt McCowan, to their team as the new head brewer. With over 8 years of professional brewing experience under his belt, McCowan brings much-welcomed expertise and fresh creativity to the Alter Brewing Co. team.
While they don’t serve any food besides bar snacks, they have a handful of menus from local eateries behind the bar that they’re happy to share with you so that you can have something delivered. Now that’s a host we can get behind!
Check out their hours and current beers on tap below — and plan on pulling up one of their bright orange chairs for a pint. You’ll be glad you did.
Beers On Tap
- Center Line Golden Ale Golden Ale
- ALTERior Motive IPA IPA – American
- Hell Hazed Over IPA – New England
- Inside Voices English Mild Ale
- Alto Porto Porter Porter – American
- ‘Nilla Priest Other
- Hopular Kid Pale Ale – American
- Galaxy & the 7 Seas Red Ale – American Amber / Red
- Level 3 IPA – Imperial / Double
- Outside Voices Other
- Tap And Unwrap Stout – Milk / Sweet
- MON-THU: 3-10 p.m.
- FRI-SAT: 12-11 p.m.
- SUN: 12-7 p.m.
Alter Taproom Location
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515