Church Street Brewing Company

Old World Brewing Done Chicago Suburban Style

Located in Itasca, Illinois (just 10 miles west of Chicago), owners Joe and Lisa Gregor grew the Church Street Brewing Company into a reputable name among the Chicago craft beer community using traditional German brewing methods to craft a wide variety of lagers and ales that represent both old and new beer styles of European influence. The Gregors are churning out solid, unpretentious, award-winning beers and continuing to grow their brewery's ever-expanding footprint in the region. A family business built on a dream to make quality lagers and ales that stand out from the crowd. We are committed to creating good tasting beer and sharing our knowledge of craft beers to all who come through our doors with a warm greeting and free tour of our facility. We believe this allows our patrons to learn more about us, our passion, and the process of making beer itself. All are welcome!

Our Beers

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Heavenly Helles

ABV 5.4% IBU 20 SRM 6
One of Germany’s quintessential beverages, now in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly unique sweet malt character, this gentle drink also features a straw colored-clarity that’s clearly heavenly.
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Continental Lager

ABV 5.3% IBU 39 SRM 7
Brewed to eliminate Gluten! Smooth and drinkable, yet malty and complex with a noble hop kick. Four German malts with three German hop varieties combine to create our quintessential pilsner. Notes of biscuit and grassy/floral hops make this a great beer to kick back with anytime. Enjoy!
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Shony Scottish Ale

ABV 5.1% IBU 32 SRM 24
In centuries past, to ensure a plentiful crop, the Celts would donate a variety of malts for a community ale to please the Shony, a local water spirit. Sadly, the custom dictated that they throw it all in the ocean. Our traditional 80 Shilling Scottish-style ale is a robust brew with notes of sweet caramel and mellow roast – best enjoyed on land, not in the ocean.
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Brimstone IPA

ABV 6.8% IBU 80 SRM 12
Church Street is proud to present our take on the American IPA with this dry-hopped West Coast IPA that’s brimming with Cascade aroma, giving this tangerine-beauty a fruity and refreshing nose – don’t be surprised if you find yourself sniffing more than sipping! A bold bitterness is rounded out by notes of citrus and grapefruit and a slightly dry hoppy finish. Cheers!
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Lubelskie Polish Pilsner

ABV 4.6% IBU 18 SRM 3
A pale, Southeastern Polish Style Pilsner, decoction mashed using floor-malted barley for a full malty flavor. Featuring Lublin Hops for a mild, lemony and refreshing characteristic.
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Devil’s Advocate

ABV 8.8% IBU 27 SRM 8
Devil’s Advocate begs the question: What happens when you take a ton (literally) of Pilsen malt, put it through a decoction mash, boil it up, add another 500 lbs of Belgian candy and kane sugar, and then add some of Duvel’s world famous yeast? The answer: A spicy, sweet, and dangerously drinkable Belgian golden strong ale.
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Crimson Clover Red Irish Ale

ABV 5.5% IBU 38 SRM 34
A classic European brew uses 100% UK hops and Crystal and Vienna malts. Notes of caramel, toffee, and buttered toast provide for a smooth and complex flavor profile – topped with a creamy head.
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Magisterium Maibock

ABV 6.5% IBU 22 SRM 7
A golden, medium-bodied bock. This Weyermann-malted, double-decoction-mashed traditional German maibock features subtle hints of toast and caramel from carahell and dark Munich malts and a strawberry-like sweetness from the extended boiling of the malt. Featuring three different German hops varieties to ensure a complex, full character.
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Hauch von Himmel

ABV 4.8% IBU 14 SRM 12
A classic Bavarian style hefeweizen, unfiltered, highly carbonated with flavors and aromas of banana and clove. Hazy golden in color, utilizing a decoction mash, Andechs Weiss yeast and noble hops for a delicious, refreshing traditional summertime brew.
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Itascafest Marzen

ABV 5.1% IBU 24 SRM 17
A FALL BEER … Church Street’s first fall seasonal! A truly traditional German Marzen/Oktoberfest featuring a pure amber clarity. A subtle toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, and a rich, deep malt character fully fleshed out with a double-decoction mash and Weyermann’s world class German malt. Prost!
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Bob’s Your Dunkel

ABV 4.9% IBU 22 SRM 18
A robust dark-amber lager, made entirely with Weyermann malt. Decoction mashed with Caramunich malt for an exceptional body. Subtle notes of nutty caramel, toffee, and toast compliment a sweet malt character tempered with noble hops. A terrific brew for fall through winter. Prost!
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Pontificator Doppelbock

ABV 7.0% IBU 18 SRM 18
A dark-ruby colored treat that is noticeably malty and sweet. Double decoction and a heap of Weyermann Caramunich malt make for a caramel rich beverage with subtle fruity notes of prune and grape. This doppelbock is a full-bodied beer that goes down with a smooth warmth!

Church Street Brewing Company

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