Great Central Brewing Company

Chicago, IL

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All beers · Great Central Brewing Company

  • Great Central Hefeweizen

    German Hefeweizen · 5.3% ABV

    This bold, yeast-forward wheat beer is the summer breeze of beers, any time of year. The aromas of banana and clove will take you straight to that delicious, sunny feeling at the crack of the can...
  • Great Central Lager

    Helles Lager · 5.5% ABV

    A traditional German recipe that's well-balanced and lightly hopped for a crisp finish.
  • Great Central Pilsner

    Pilsner · 5.3% ABV

    The Great Central Pilsner is a timeless beer. Dry hopped for bright, punched-up flavor, we’ve given this subtle floral, spicy recipe a fresh, modern update...
  • Great Central Unfiltered Pilsner

    Pilsner · 5.3% ABV

    The white pepper and bright green nose of fresh-from-the-farm Tettnanger hops matched by a spicy and lingering hop bite.
  • Great Central FestZelt

    Oktoberfest · 5.9% ABV

  • Great Central Heller Bock

    Helles Bock · 7.3% ABV

    Decoction mashing yields a bright honey-caramel nose, sunny golden color and frothy head in this pale, malty German-style bock, with a little extra on the ABV.
  • Great Central Weizenbock

    Weizen Bock · 7.1% ABV

    Decoction mashing of our 55% wheat malt bill yields a luxurious mouthfeel with aromas of a caramelized banana, while the crisp, dry finish means you can handle another.
  • Great Central Helles Lager

    Helles Lager · 5.5% ABV

    A traditional German recipe that's well-balanced and lightly hopped for a crisp finish.
  • Great Central Blood Orange Radler

    Radler · 4.3% ABV

    Our Radler combines our classic Helles Lager with natural blood orange essence. It’s easy drinking, crisp and refreshing, perfect for summer sipping!
  • Great Central Bock

    Bock · 7.0% ABV

  • Great Central Can Do Seltzer

    Non-Alcoholic · 0.0% ABV

  • Great Central Can Do Seltzer Lime

    Non-Alcoholic · 0.0% ABV

  • Great Central Doppelbock

    Doppelbock · 7.1% ABV

    Amber Doppelbock. Sweet and malty.
  • Great Central Dunkel

    Dunkel · 5.0% ABV

    A dark, Munich-style lager with a subtle tootsie-roll like sweetness and crisp, clean finish. A dark beer designed for drinkability.
  • Great Central Fasten

    Bock · 7.1% ABV

    A traditional doppelbock brewed for our owner, Pat Berger, to sustain him while he attempts the Lenten Monk Beer Challenge. Amber and malty with just enough German hop bite to beg another sip.
  • Great Central Kaiser Tiger

    Pilsner · 5.3% ABV

    A collab between Kaiser Tiger and Great Central Brewing.
  • Great Central Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest · 5.7% ABV

    Toasted aroma of fresh-baked bread and a crisp, malty drinkability.
  • Great Central Share Pack

    Variety Pack · 5.15% ABV

    Variety 12 pack, featuring four different beer styles: Pils (5%), Hefeweizen (5.6%), Helles Lager (5%), Dunkel (5%)
  • Great Central West Coast IPA

    IPA · 7.6% ABV

    Just three hop varietals were used for used for this classic West Coast Style IPA - Simcoe, Centennial, and El Dorado.

About the brewery

The Great Central Brewing Company helps growing breweries make more of what we all love. Whether you’re an established brewery that’s expanding, a newer brand looking for additional capacity, seeking to develop a private label brew or just need a little seasonal help, our brewery is your brewery.


Our state-of-the-art facility has been designed from the ground up to ensure the highest quality production possible. Chase that with our hand-selected staff of brewing and packaging experts matched with our adherence to strict quality control processes, and you can trust that every ounce of your beer leaving our dock will taste as you intended.

Brew What you Need

Whether you’re scaling up, offloading to meet seasonal demand or going coastal, our entire operation is designed to flex with you. From scheduling to raw materials, batch size to packaging, we can work with you to find the optimal arrangement to get you what you need.


Our flexible brewing system and collective sourcing make it easy for our clients and in-house team to collaborate and efficiently explore new offerings, while our integrated tasting room will provide a brick-and-mortar location for you to connect firsthand with consumers, share your brewing story and get direct feedback on your products.

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