Alter Brewing Company
Alter Brewing Company
4.5
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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First opened on December 18th, 2015, the Alter taproom is a striking and roomy modern-industrial space. You will be greeted by pipe-legged wooden tables and bright orange chairs that will enhance your experience of the delicious beer we have created just for you. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening with us soon!
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL5,704 contributions
Alter Brewing is a nice brewery located in a semi-industrial area of Downers Grove.  The taproom is pretty open, and the brewery equipment is very visible from the taproom.  The taproom seating is not crowded, and board games are available for groups or for families.  Outdoor seating is also available.  I had a flight of three taster beers (5 oz each) and individually priced.  They also have beers in cans, growlers, and kegs to go.  No food is served at the brewery, but I understand food trucks visit the place.  Parking could be tight on busy days, but I did not have an issue on a weekday.  Alter Brewing is well worth the visit for tasting craft beers.  
Written April 10, 2021
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Hey Bill!! Thank you so much for coming out to visit us in DG. Looking forward to having you back soon. Cheers!
Written April 23, 2021
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Christopher Z
Chicago, Illinois, United States110 contributions
Couples
I’m a big fan of breweries and Alter is one of my favorites. Very friendly and quick service also knowledgeable about their beers. Ever beer in my flight was delicious and I would order again. The atmosphere is also great! Although we stopped by without our kiddos there were plenty of kiddos running around and next time we stop by we will not hesitate to bring the whole family. We will be back!
Written September 2, 2022
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Anthony D
DG56 contributions
Friends
WOW! What a great place to tip a few back! Beer was great, staff could have been a little better and provided some guidance since it was our groups first time there. The place is spotless as it should be since they brew. I especially liked the tables! They're bolted into the ground so NO wobbly tables here! I'll be back just because of the tables. Well....and the beer too! Hopefully, wait staff will be nicer.
Written October 3, 2017
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Thank you for the great review Anthony. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the beer and the tables so much! I'll be sure to share your review with our team so that we can continue to improve and provide the best possible experience to our guests. Looking forward to seeing you back real soon! Cheers!
Written October 4, 2017
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Guinness44life
Kissimmee, FL642 contributions
Friends
Stopped in for a few pints and wasn't disappointed. Location is pretty cool and the staff is friendly also.
Written September 30, 2017
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Thank you for stopping in! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
Written October 2, 2017
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Kristina B
Glen Ellyn, IL90 contributions
Couples
My husband and I attended a charity function here in early April. Atmosphere and beer were great; we would absolutely come back!
Written April 26, 2017
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Hey Kristina! Thanks for the awesome review. We're glad you had a good time at the charity event. See you soon!
Written July 6, 2017
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Suzz815
Layton, UT5 contributions
Awesome place! Time to sit back and relax with truly incredible small batch beer. We live literally around the corner. We were invited by our Italian family to sample their works, and we were all blown away by the simplicity yet complex availability provided by this hometown brewery.

Written March 19, 2017
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Thanks for visiting! It's wonderful to hear that you not only enjoyed our beer, but also felt like our brewery was a home away from home. Make sure to say hello next time you're in for a visit!
Written March 29, 2017
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stik6
Devils Tower, WY80 contributions
Couples
Maybe not but a destination for sure for those seeking a nice selection of craft beers in the western burbs. Tucked away in a commercial area of Downers Grove, the well laid out tasting room features a modern decor. Bag players will find everything the need except food but it's BYO so no worries. They do have snacks available and I heard that food trucks do stop there. Beer prices are $5-7 per pint and individually priced for flights and samples. New building, clean and friendly staff, a great variety of beers, with some excellent IPA's and a good porter. Worth a trip.
Written August 15, 2016
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steveskiinchicago
Downers Grove, IL20 contributions
Friends
Alter Brewing Company is a fantastic place to meet with friends to enjoy a comfortable environment while tasting fantastic beers. I've been to Alter a few times and have sampled a number of their beers. For me, every beer has been very well crafted and they taste terrific. I highly recommend that you visit Alter soon and often there after.
Written June 27, 2016
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59WhiteSox
Chicago, IL19 contributions
Family
Tucked away in a Downers Grove industrial park. Just opened. Tap Room laws mean no food and a 48 oz maximum but a perfect place to stop after work for a great beer. Well lit parking area.
Written February 8, 2016
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Petethekid
217 contributions
Business
Really nice beers. I tasted the blueberry sour and all three stouts. The Imperial Stout is a crazy taste that seems like a sour plus a stout. Really good. So I went with that and a nice sea bass dinner. Cool little glass pods out front for groups looked fun too.
Written February 16, 2022
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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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