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

Mayor: zebra (77) |
Create a free account for these features:
Add Event

Beers At The Beer Temple

NameABVEntered
Pipeworks Very Berry Abduction 10.5%8/15/2017
Three Floyds/Mikkeller/War Pigs Lazurite0%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 Burn 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
3 Sheeps Noble Lips Noble Tongue Veneration13%3/18/2017
Prairie Funky Gold Citra7.5%3/16/2017
Hubbard’s Cave Fresh One Hop IIPA Lemondrop8.5%3/15/2017
Maplewood Barley Butcher 12%3/13/2017
Hubbard’s 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 d’Été 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
Bell’s Expedition Stout10.5%10/22/2016
MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #28 Black Tart: Outlaw7.2%10/19/2016


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
chibuck  (583) Chicago, Illinois | July 5, 2013
A very cool place and if a little closer to me I would visit more often. Clean, spaciously laid out place, that’s comfortable to be at. Knowledgable and nice staff. Daily tastings of rare beer, today there was Prince Tuesday, Mo and Coolship Red, really? Thoughtfully chosen selection of beer. Not a liquor with beer, totally beer centered. Not a throw everything against the wall approach either, selections made with thought. At a busy annoying intersection and too expensive by $1-$2 on most items, but I’d be back every couple months.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse  (134) 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
crossovert  (111) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2016
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.
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.

Review This Place


What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In

Print Travel Map