The Beer Temple

3185 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618
bottle shop  4.8/5.0 34 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
Brooklyn Cloaking Device10.5%4/28/2017
Marz Potion #17.5%4/26/2017
Pipeworks Smoke Break Abduction 10.5%4/24/2017
Odell Barrel Aged Mountain Standard10.6%4/24/2017
Goose Island Cooper Project No. 1: Scotch Ale8.7%4/24/2017
Marz Lost Lake Exotica Ale6%4/23/2017
Pipeworks Galaxy Wolf8.5%4/21/2017
Three Floyds Toxic Maltz9.2%4/14/2017
Forbidden Root Fernetic8.4%4/3/2017
Pipeworks Dos Ghosts4%3/28/2017
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #39 The Blood of Acan7%3/28/2017
Transient Buckley0%3/21/2017
Off Color Iím Sorry7.2%3/21/2017
Pipeworks Super PiŮa Collider10%3/20/2017
Marz Super PiŮa Collider4.5%3/20/2017
3 Sheeps Noble Lips Noble Tongue Veneration13%3/18/2017
Prairie Funky Gold Citra7.5%3/16/2017
Hubbardís Cave Fresh One Hop IIPA Lemondrop8.5%3/15/2017
Maplewood Barley Butcher 12%3/13/2017
Hubbardís Cave Fresh One Hop IPA Simcoe 6%3/4/2017
Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black Tuna9.5%3/1/2017
Three Floyds NECRON 997.3%3/1/2017
Prairie Vanilla Noir12.5%3/1/2017
Maplewood The Charlatan6.1%2/8/2017
Prairie Prairie Noir11%2/8/2017
Maplewood Son of Juice6.3%2/8/2017
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (6.0% Cask)6%2/7/2017
Dieu du Ciel Solstice dí…tť aux Framboises5.9%2/7/2017
Green Flash Cellar 3 Series: Baroque Belgique7%1/31/2017
Lost Abbey My Black Parade 12.5%1/23/2017
Green Flash Cellar 3 Series: Nouveau Tarte7.7%1/17/2017
Scratch Chanterelle Biere de Garde6.35%1/16/2017
Marz NE MDW Chi PA8%1/13/2017
Against the Grain / Brewski Pome and Grabbit 5%1/11/2017
Maplewood Fat Pug5.6%1/7/2017
Marz Lumpen Boogie5.5%1/6/2017
Rochefort Trappistes 89.2%1/3/2017
Pipeworks Mud Monster9.5%1/2/2017
Pipeworks Goat Collector10%12/31/2016
Scratch Basil IPA6.7%12/29/2016
5 Rabbit Lupita & the 3 Kings10%12/28/2016
Scratch Sumac Sour 5.4%12/27/2016
Stone Stygian Descent11.6%12/14/2016
Thornbridge / Brooklyn Serpent9.5%12/9/2016
Pipeworks Blueberry Cichlid 9.5%12/4/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/2/2016
Marz Fruit Punch Jungle Boogie7%12/1/2016
Marz Splash6%12/1/2016
Arrogant Double Bastard - Bigger Longer Uncut13%11/22/2016
De Dochter van de Korenaar La Furieuse7%11/18/2016
Marz Bridgeporter6.2%11/17/2016
Middle Brow Curriculum Vitae6.9%11/17/2016
Scratch Single Tree: Hickory5.8%11/17/2016
Maplewood Dark Saison 6.3%11/16/2016
Boulevard / Firestone Walker Collaboration No. 6 Barrel-Aged Blend12.5%11/14/2016
Marz Boogie Nights8%11/14/2016
Brickstone Anniversary X10.5%10/22/2016
Brickstone APA6.25%10/22/2016
Bellís Expedition Stout10.5%10/22/2016
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #28 Black Tart: Outlaw7.2%10/19/2016
Lake Effect Inland Sea Series - Lake Superior10%10/19/2016
Middle Brow Show Me Love 6.9%10/18/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 5th Anniversary IPA8.5%10/17/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA9%10/17/2016
Two Metre Tall Cleansing Ale4.9%10/14/2016
Mikerphone Magic Mystery Kind6.5%10/11/2016
Pipeworks Twin Pines Mall8%10/11/2016
Marz QuimBrew5.5%10/10/2016
Arcade Mega Milk II 10%10/10/2016
5 Rabbit La PiŮa de Mis Ojos7%10/9/2016
Hubbardís Cave Fresh IIPA v4 8.5%10/8/2016
Marz A Lifestyle Beer4.5%10/8/2016
Pipeworks Sangremancer 8.5%10/4/2016
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #27 Mystique7.6%9/23/2016
Mikerphone Frontier Psychiatrist7%9/16/2016
Pipeworks Mandarin Dragonet9.5%9/16/2016
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 Rivalry8.5%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 Framboisie7.3%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


98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
horseriding  (6) , Czech Republic | December 18, 2016
Lord of the beer places
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SG111  (71) 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  (89) Chicago, 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.

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