Alter Brewing Company

Downers Grove, IL

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All beers · Alter Brewing Company

  • Alter King Balaton

    Fruit Beer · 5.1% ABV

    A ruby hued cherry wheat with a heart of tartness.
  • Alter Barrel Aged Double Oaked Cherry Rye Smash Tun

    Imperial Stout · 12.0% ABV

    Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout aged in double oaked barrels with cherry.
  • Alter Barrel Aged Smash Tun - 2016

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    Our imperial stout was aged in Elijah Craig and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 8 months to add aromas of vanilla and coconut to the dark chocolate and coffee flavors already present.
  • Alter Smash Tun

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    Pale, dark caramel, roasted, chocolate and black malts combine for a decadent mouth feel and flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and fresh toffee.
  • Alter Alto Porto

    Porter · 6.6% ABV

    Smooth and creamy with a malt character of chocolate, hazelnuts, and toasted bread.
  • Alter Barrel Aged Smash Tun - 2017

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    Our imperial stout Smash Tun aged for several months in bourbon barrels, which adds hints of vanilla and coconut from the oak barrels to complement the dark chocolate and fruit flavors already pres...
  • Alter Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Smash Tun

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Smash Tun aged a bit longer in the berry with cherry juice. Lots more bourbon heat with a nice sweet cherry finish.
  • Alter Hopular Kid

    American Pale Ale · 6.5% ABV

    A highly aromatic beer overflowing with tropical fruits, citrus, and pine from the Mosaic, Amarillo, and Galaxy hops.
  • Alter ior Motive

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    An India Pale Ale that finishes clean on the palate despite the tropical fruit and citrus notes from the aggressive dry-hopping with Citra and Simcoe.
  • Alter Barrel Aged Smash Tun - 2018

    Imperial Stout · 12.0% ABV

    Smash Tun imperial stout aged for several months in bourbon barrels.
  • Alter Center Line

    Golden Ale · 5.0% ABV

    A smooth, crisp, and clean ale that could compliment anything from cheddar-topped burgers to wood-fired pizza.
  • Alter Dank You

    IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Citrus, earthy, and fruity aromas and flavors.
  • Alter Galaxy & the 7-C's

    Red Ale · 7.3% ABV

    This hoppy red ale has a malt body of biscuit and caramel with a citrus hop aroma.
  • Alter Ambigram

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.5% ABV

    A new hazy NEIPA featuring Mosaic and Centennial hops, as well as a new English Ale Yeast. Smooth, sweet, with notes of stone fruit, berry, and citrus.
  • Alter Bleacher Seat Wheat

    Wheat Ale · 4.6% ABV

    A hoppy wheat ale packed with aroma of Valencia orange citrus, some tropical fruit, lime, and a touch of vanilla.
  • Alter Bourbon Barrel Aged Dan's Brown Ale

    Brown Ale · 6.4% ABV

    The delicious Dan's Brown Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels. The same nutty, roasty brown ale with a touch of bourbon heat.
  • Alter Cherry Hypergiant

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    We fused our rye wine and imperial stout, aged in Buffalo Trace barrels, with re-fermented Montmorency cherries for a bold, smooth, lightly sweet giant of a beer.
  • Alter Cherry Wheat

    Berliner Weisse · 5.1% ABV

    Refreshing, effervescent, tart cherry beer with just the right splash of cherry sweetness.
  • Alter Citra Motive

    IPA · 7.4% ABV

    An intense aroma of bright citrus reminiscent of lemon with a subtle toasty malt character that carries through with some ripe tropical fruits and grapefruit i
  • Alter Dank You Very Much

    Double IPA · 9.4% ABV

    Big, rich malt stands up to the onslaught of Amarillo and Columbus Hops. A bit much? Yes, but some of you like that, and some of you is some of us.
  • Alter Dan's Brown Ale

    Brown Ale · 6.4% ABV

    A toasty Brown Ale with notes of toffee and caramel. No pizzas were harmed in the making of this beer.
  • Alter Dustin the Wind

    Berliner Weisse · 3.4% ABV

    A wild and clean, funked up Berliner Weiss served with woodruff syrup upon request, for a touch of sweetness.
  • Alter Fresh Cargo

    IPA · 7.2% ABV

    Every year in late summer hops are harvested to make all of the delicious brews you know and love...
  • Alter Galaxy & the 7 Seas

    Red Ale · 7.3% ABV

    Hoppy red ale.
  • Alter + Goldfinger Goldfinger Collab

    American Pale Ale · 5.5% ABV

    Alter collaborated with Goldfinger to brew up a German inspired pale ale...
  • Alter Hazeus Corpus

    NE/Hazy IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Our collaboration NEIPA with Burn 'Em Brewing from Indiana for 350 Fest collab roulette. Aromas similar to a fruit cocktail mix of pear, pineapple and papaya from Waimea, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops...
  • Alter Hell Hazed Over

    NE/Hazy IPA · 7.5% ABV

    Golden and hazy in appearance. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Malt character is minimal, as hops take center stage in this brew...
  • Alter ID7

    American Pale Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Aromas of ripe melon or papaya with subtle earthy and piney notes. A golden and brilliantly clear pale ale with a dry and subtly bitter finish.
  • Alter King's Blood

    Fruit Beer · 5.5% ABV

    Our King Balaton cherry-wheat aged in red wine barrels. Silver Medal in the Fruit Beer category at the 2016 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer.
  • Alter Lyman Honey Wheat Ale

    Wheat Ale · 5.5% ABV

    We fermented our house wheat beer and then added 75 pounds of Lyman Woods spring honey to start a secondary fermentation and add some complexity to this brew...
  • Alter Nacho Leche

    Cream Ale · 4.7% ABV

    Light and smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Aroma has notes of vanilla and cinnamon that flow into a light yet complex flavor experience.
  • Alter After Party Nitro

    Milk Stout · 6.0% ABV

    A Milk Stout created from the second runnings of our Imperial Stout with lactose added to give a creamy texture and hint of sweetness. Served on nitro to enhance those qualities.
  • Alter Allterado

    Mexican Lager · 5.0% ABV

    Light straw in color and clear. Light body A subtle spiciness on the nose blends beautifully with hints of corn from the flaked maize, and citrus notes from the Loral hops...
  • Alter Alsatian Tarlet

    Sour IPA · 5.6% ABV

    Brewed with a blend of our house yeast and Sourvisiae yeast, which produces clean lactic acid during fermentation for a refreshing tartness...
  • Alter Altamont Mild In The Streets

    English Mild · 3.5% ABV

  • Alter AltEmmett Kolsch

    Kolsch · 4.5% ABV

    Effervescent carbonation brings aromas of lemon zest and cantaloupe rind. Flavors follow through with soft notes of lemon citrus, honey dew, and passionfruit.
  • Alter A lterado

    Mexican Lager · 5.0% ABV

    Light straw in color and clear. Light body, a subtle spiciness on the nose blends beautifully with hints of corn from the flaked maize, and citrus notes from the Loral hops...
  • Alter Alt-erado

    Mexican Lager · 5.0% ABV

    A simple, relaxed Mexican-style lager brewed with flaked maize, noble hops, and a strain of yeast known to ferment a myriad of brews from our friends to the south.
  • Alter Alte-rior Motive

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Golden in color with a high degree of clarity. Light/medium body...
  • Alter Alt-erior Motive IPA

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Golden in color with a high degree of clarity. Light/medium body...
  • Alter Arm's Reach

    IPA · 6.8% ABV

    Brewed with locally sourced malt from Sugar Creek Malt in IN, hops from Hophead Farms in MI, and yeast from Omega Yeast in Chicago. Lemon and spice aromas, with a little bite from the rye...
  • Alter Barrel Aged Reverend Brown

    Barrel Aged · 7.0% ABV

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged American Brown Ale.
  • Alter Batch 1

    Belgian IPA · 7.5% ABV

    A Belgian-style IPA brewed with pale and light Munich malts. Balanced with Centennial and one of our favorite new hop varieties, Hull Melon.
  • Alter Belgian Style Tripel

    Tripel · 9.2% ABV

    Banana taffy, cloves and notes of bubblegum make this a great representation of the Belgian-style.
  • Alter Biere De Garde

    Biere de Garde · 6.5% ABV

    Regal fusion of French finesse and German precision with our meticulously crafted Bière de Garde (Beer for Keeping)...
  • Alter + Bigby's CBDB

    American Pale Ale · 4.5% ABV

    Well-balanced pale ale is loaded with Centennial, Bravo, and Denali hops to give you flavors and aromas of pineapple, pine, citrus, and a hint of vanilla.
  • Alter Bourbon Barrel Aged Alto Porto

    Porter · 6.8% ABV

    A malt forward brew that is heavily dominated with notes of chocolate, caramel, and hints of coffee...
  • Alter Buzz Me In

    Golden Ale · 5.0% ABV

    Golden ale brewed with lavender and bee pollen. Happy Earth Day!
  • Alter Cham-Wow!

    Saison · 6.8% ABV

    Saisons are like snowflakes. This snowflake was made with a healthy portion of Rye Malt in the mash and brewed with Chamomile. Floral and slightly spicy.
  • Alter Cold Digger

    India Pale Lager (IPL) · 6.0% ABV

    Where West Coast IPA meets Lager. Fermented with our house lager strain at warmer temperatures and dryhopped cool with Nectaron, Centennial, and Citra just at the tail end of fermentation.
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About the brewery

Alter Brewing first opened in December of 2015 in the suburb of Downers Grove, just 22 miles West of Chicago. The diverse team at Alter brings their varied experience to bear as they strive to brew beer of the highest quality that is approachable to novices and beer enthusiasts alike.

The brewery features a state of the art American-made 20-barrel brew house and a beautiful modern-industrial taproom that is open 7 days a week. Visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious beer styles on the 12 rotating taps, as well as various canned and barrel-aged beer offerings throughout the year. In addition, the taproom hosts a multitude of events like trivia, Brews & Yoga, craft classes, and more.

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