The Beer Temple

3185 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618
bottle shop  4.8/5.0 33 reviews
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Monday Closed; Free parking behind store

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Beers At The Beer Temple

NameABVEntered
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #27 Mystique7.6%9/23/2016
Mikerphone Frontier Psychiatrist7%9/16/2016
Pipeworks Mandarin Dragonet9.5%9/16/2016
Maplewood Son of Juice6.3%9/14/2016
Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf9%9/14/2016
New Holland Dragonís Milk Reserve - Raspberry Lemon11%9/14/2016
Pipeworks GrŁngeist9.5%9/13/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 7: Mango Magnifico con Calor10%9/8/2016
Off Color Sibling Rivalry6.7%8/31/2016
Scratch Black Trumpet BiŤre de Mars6.9%8/23/2016
Fonta Flora Pontoon Parade4.9%8/21/2016
Dovetail Lager4.8%8/21/2016
Forest & Main Dory4.3%8/21/2016
Scratch Barrel-Aged Black Cherry0%8/21/2016
Half Acre Plura0%8/21/2016
Transient Ardent6%8/21/2016
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra7%8/14/2016
Left Hand Rye on the Prize8%8/10/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Matame Ahorita5.5%8/9/2016
Pipeworks Raspberry Berliner4%8/8/2016
Middle Brow Low4%8/6/2016
Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII11.5%8/5/2016
Garage Project Umami Monster9.6%8/4/2016
Marz Mango Jungle Boogie5.5%7/23/2016
Brooklyn The Discreet Charm of the Framboise7.3%7/23/2016
Marz Love and Respect 5%7/23/2016
Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir12%7/20/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 35 - Expletus5.9%7/10/2016
Against the Grain Gnight Ryder9%7/9/2016
De Dolle Evil Arabier8%7/8/2016
Surly Ten10.5%7/4/2016
Marz Splash6%6/27/2016
5 Rabbit Paletas - Prickly Pear3.5%6/27/2016
The Bruery Share This: Coffee11.9%6/24/2016
Hubbardís Cave Fresh IIPA v39%6/22/2016
Transient Buckley0%6/15/2016
Transient Fervent6%6/7/2016
Hubbardís Cave Fresh IIPA v29%6/5/2016
Wiseacre Snowbeard Barleywine9.5%5/27/2016
Mikkeller Hva SŚŚ?!6.8%5/17/2016
Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho9.5%5/17/2016
Wiseacre / Half Acre Psychedelic Pilgrim11%5/12/2016
Mikerphone Own Worst Enemy9.25%4/29/2016
Marz Earl Ragnar 9%4/28/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Mikkeller / Leelanau Hamajang5.8%4/13/2016
Avery Anniversary Twenty Three7.9%4/10/2016
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango3.8%4/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 34 - Old Perseverance18.5%4/5/2016
Transient An Ever Expanding Universe - Volume 36.5%4/5/2016
Transient Apricot Ardent5.5%4/5/2016
Marz Peach Jungle Boogie 5.5%4/4/2016
Marz Smoak Simcoe 6%4/1/2016
Marz Blueberry Jungle Boogie5.5%4/1/2016
MobCraft Cervezarita7.5%3/14/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 33 - Lunctis Viribus5.4%3/12/2016
Pipeworks Chaton Rosť7%3/12/2016
5 Rabbit Cacao10.7%3/11/2016
Marz Downtown IPA6%3/6/2016
Mikerphone Símore Cowbell10.75%3/2/2016
Dogfish Head Oak Aged Noble Rot9%3/1/2016
Hubbardís Cave Imperial Stout Chocolate & Raspberry Pot De CrŤme9.7%2/8/2016
Evil Twin / Westbrook The Perfect Nose10.2%2/2/2016
Marz Show Me What You Got 6.5%1/29/2016
Marz Goodbye Moon Men6.2%1/28/2016
Lakefront My Turn #017: Josh (Black IPA)9.7%1/27/2016
Prairie Ape Snake7.9%1/26/2016
Saugatuck Brianís Remorse6.9%1/6/2016
Transient Black Raspberry Maigre3%1/4/2016
5 Rabbit ChocoFrut Guayaba7%12/31/2015
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Rye Whiskey Barrel)13.75%12/26/2015
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Wheat Whiskey Barrel)14.1%12/26/2015
5 Rabbit ChocoFrut PiŮa 7.1%12/25/2015
Transient OktoberFunk6%12/8/2015
Spiteful Barrel Aged Belligerent Bob10.5%12/3/2015
Breckenridge Twenty Five - Imperial Vanilla Porter Aged In Rum Barrels9.8%12/2/2015
Revolution Ryeway To Heaven13.7%11/27/2015
Transient BÍtise8.2%11/8/2015
Hailstorm Sour Farmhouse with Apricots7%10/25/2015
Mikkeller SpontanChokeberry7.7%10/22/2015
Evil Twin Pils al Pastor8%10/20/2015
Pipeworks Scarlet Betta9.5%10/18/2015
Evil Twin / Amager From Amager With Love12%10/10/2015
Three Floyds Wigsplitter7.7%10/10/2015
Mikkeller Hop On And Drinkíin Berliner2.8%10/5/2015
Three Floyds Alpha Kong13%9/28/2015
Middle Brow Hey Citrus5.6%9/21/2015
White Birch Small Batch Ale Watermelon Wheat6%9/21/2015
Founders Spectra Trifecta5.9%9/21/2015
Marz Citra! Citra! Citra!8%9/18/2015
Brooklyn Intensified Coffee Porter 11.8%9/5/2015


94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SG111  (62) New York | September 12, 2016
Excellent selection. Phenomenal service. Really pleased overall. I should mention that I am not from Chicago, so perhaps I would get bored with the selection if I were a local, but if youíre from out of town, itís a must-see. Staff are phenomenally knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend to any hardcore craft beer geek.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
crossovert  (80) Illinois | August 31, 2016
This place doesnít have the selection you think it would, it is mostly bomber offerings, very few 6 packs, hardly any 12oz singles, so it is a bad place for variety. But the owner here Chris knows his stuff and if you are actually looking for a bomber of something, you wonít be disappointed with the selection here. The beer is always extremely fresh and stocking dates are put on all bottles. Just under half of the beer is available cold as well. There is also a small selection of cider, spirits, wine. There is often beers open for tasting, some pretty rare and from far off places which is really cool. So in all I like this place but I donít often go in here because it is not economical to the way I prefer to consume beer, lack of a vibrant mix 6 selection really hurts this place for me if youíre form out of town and looking for a lot of ticks there is a grocery store just down the street with a better (almost by double) mix 6 selection.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
TheBrad3  (1) Chicago, Illinois | January 7, 2016
Freaking love this place. Staff is great. Selection is great. Price is actually BETTER than any other small shop Iíve ever come across in the area. Videos are also very cool and entertaining. Go there, go there now.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
gregdafdxguy  (2) Illinois | December 31, 2015
The Beer Temple has evolved into one of the premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Chris and his small team are the best in the business at customer service. You wonít find every single beer in the world, but a distinct point of view from Chris about what you should be drinking now. He has access to everything on the market, so itís fun to see why he brings in, what he thinks is worth drinking. The daily (except Tuesdays) tastings are a great way to sample the best beers in the world. I love this place. Did I mention thereís no price gouging at all on the harder to get beers? Great owners, great store, great employees, perfect store.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
17thfloor  (19) Chicago, Illinois | December 31, 2015
A true example of the beer store of the future. Knowledgable staff and relevant spread of both local and imports. Also receives all limited releases and handles allocation fairly. Two thumbs up.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Tamuk57  (1) Illinois | December 31, 2015
Outstanding selection with a fun and very knowledgeable crew. Always worth the drive into the city.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
probsolvr  (14) , | December 31, 2015
Well curated selection. Knowledgeable staff. Reasonable pricing.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
marcosminute  (1) , | December 31, 2015
Chris, Nick and everyone here is great! Selection is wonderful.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
jtrout61  (1) , | December 31, 2015
Awesome selection that consistently changing. Really fun shopping experience.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
MidwestBeer17  (1) , | December 31, 2015
Knowledgeable staff and will tell you straight up how much of any beer no matter how rare it is they really got. Quinn and everyone else are always willing to talk and give recommendations. They always post what the have to social media and donít hold a lot back for aging and regulars like many places do.

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