The Beer Temple

3185 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618
bottle shop  4.85/5.0 35 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
Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout5.5%12/10/2017
Three Floyds Von Munshtür4.8%12/4/2017
Three Floyds Crack the Skye11%12/4/2017
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Amburana Wood) 13%11/15/2017
Pipeworks The Encore 13%11/15/2017
Maplewood Softcore Mutation5.75%11/15/2017
Mikerphone Heavy as a Feather6.5%11/12/2017
The Bruery Share This: Mint Chip10.5%11/8/2017
Pipeworks / Rhinegeist Astro Giant9.5%11/7/2017
Pollyanna Party Penguin Malt Liquor7.1%11/5/2017
Hubbard’s Cave Fresh IIPA v7 8.5%11/4/2017
Blue Island / Radicle Effect Quadraläch7.8%11/3/2017
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #37 Caplan's Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Stout12%10/31/2017
Goose Island Cooper Project No. 3: Porter8.3%10/30/2017
Unibroue Blonde De L’Enfer10.5%10/28/2017
Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel Aged13%10/27/2017
Saint Errant Red Tuxedo10.8%10/27/2017
5 Rabbit Papi Chulo9%10/27/2017
Scratch Cedar Oak Saison5.6%10/27/2017
Oxbow Bobasa6.5%10/26/2017
Collective Arts Gose (Guava)4.9%10/16/2017
Ommegang 20th Anniversary Ale11.5%10/7/2017
Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout - 201714%10/6/2017
Pipeworks Escape From IPA10%10/5/2017
La Sirène Serendipite6%10/5/2017
Half Acre Animal Law7.2%10/4/2017
Marz When Monks Cry5.3%10/4/2017
Marz Tygrisku4.4%10/3/2017
Marz / Fat Rice The Ill Peripheral6%10/3/2017
Omnipollo Hilma8%10/2/2017
Scratch Wet Hopped Red5.6%10/2/2017
Marz / AtG I Bet You Never Met a Grisette as Wet as We Let This Wet Grisette Get4.5%10/2/2017
Boulevard Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout13.8%10/1/2017
Oxbow Grizacca5.2%9/25/2017
Deschutes Black Butte XXIX12%9/22/2017
The Bruery Mash & Coconut12.8%9/9/2017
Pipeworks Any Other Name6%9/8/2017
Pipeworks Scorched Tundra VIII6.2%9/7/2017
Off Color QingMing9.5%9/5/2017
Ommegang Bigger and Bretter7.6%9/3/2017
3 Sheeps Mangoes on My Mind Saison8.5%9/3/2017
3 Sheeps Cuvee Blend (2017)12.6%9/2/2017
Marz Chug Life5.5%9/2/2017
Pipeworks / Interboro Unicorn Vs Mad Fat!8.5%9/2/2017
Three Floyds Battle of Charro II10.8%8/25/2017
Pipeworks Very Berry Abduction 10.5%8/15/2017
Warpigs / Three Floyds / Mikkeller Lazurite6.8%8/9/2017
Three Floyds Floydivision 27.7%8/9/2017
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Teal0%8/9/2017
Half Acre Deep Space10%8/4/2017
Pipeworks Sea Cucumbo Gose4.5%8/2/2017
Against the Grain Jackyale9.5%8/1/2017
Boulevard Foeder Project #27%8/1/2017
Clown Shoes Crasher In The Rye - 201711.5%7/30/2017
Mikerphone Vinyl Frontier8.2%7/29/2017
Pipeworks Dame Errant5.6%7/28/2017
Goose Island Brasserie Blanc8.3%7/28/2017
Grimm Blueberry Pop!4.8%7/27/2017
Mikerphone Special Sauce Vic Secret8.5%7/27/2017
Hubbard's Cave Fresh One Hop IIPA Mosaic 8.5%7/19/2017
Hubbard's Cave Fresh One Hop IIPA Citra8.5%7/13/2017
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #38 Clan MacDougall - Victory Or Death8.5%7/7/2017
Boulevard Love Child No. 89%7/5/2017
Revolution Tropic Hero7%7/5/2017
Maplewood Mind FK - Coffee10.5%7/4/2017
Maplewood Mind FK11%7/4/2017
Pipeworks Equilibrio 9%7/3/2017
Moody Tongue Aperitif Pilsner 5%7/3/2017
5 Rabbit / Central State Cascarudo7.3%6/30/2017
Prairie Pe-Kan11.5%6/27/2017
Blackberry Farm Barrel Series - Brett Saison 20177.5%6/27/2017
Urban Family Lady of the Night6.19%6/26/2017
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin7%6/26/2017
Maplewood Husky Pants9%6/19/2017
Three Floyds Mexorcist 8.9%6/19/2017
Half Acre Moonset7%6/12/2017
Maplewood Crushinator4.5%6/12/2017
Spiteful G.F.Y. Stout8%5/28/2017
Scratch Mumm4.6%5/16/2017
Marz Double Splash8%5/15/2017
Marz Burn Down The House6%5/14/2017
Middle Brow A Quick One6%5/14/2017
Pipeworks Roll Out IPA7.3%5/12/2017
Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 24th Anniversary6.2%5/1/2017
Mikerphone No Diggity9.2%4/30/2017
Brooklyn Cloaking Device10.5%4/28/2017
Marz Potion #17.5%4/26/2017
Pipeworks Smoke Break Abduction 10.5%4/24/2017
Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA - Barrel Aged10.6%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 Buckley14%3/21/2017
Off Color I'm Sorry7.2%3/21/2017
Pipeworks Super Piña Collider10%3/20/2017
Marz Super Piña Collider4.5%3/20/2017


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
crossovert  (142) Chicago, Illinois | October 11, 2017
This place doesn’t 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 won’t 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 don’t 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 you’re 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. Re-rate, this place is now mostly a bar. They have pretty typical offerings form chicago, i think 20 drafts and a cask. The bottle selection is even smaller. Good bar for the town but nothing special.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse  (176) London, England | June 27, 2017
Really good beer store with a fairly small but really good selection. By that I mean that their selection is far more limited than e.g. a Binnys, but the actual beer is consistently of a very high quality. Found some real gems in here. Friendly staff, too, which helps.
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 you’re from out of town, it’s a must-see. Staff are phenomenally knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend to any hardcore craft beer geek.
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 I’ve 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 won’t 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 it’s 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 there’s 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.

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