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Alter Brewing Company

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Much needed

Fun place to go. Always has a big crowd. Some of the best beer I’ve tried. Downers Grove needed a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
mcauley4732
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Craft beers

Local craft beers, good selection and changing beers available all the time. Friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
johnmB9261OK
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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First opened on December 18th, 2015, the Alter taproom is a striking and roomy modern-industrial space. You will be greeted by pipe-legged wooden tables and bright orange chairs that will enhance your experience of the delicious beer we have created...more
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2300 Wisconsin Ave Ste 213, Downers Grove, IL 60515-2234
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Fun place to go. Always has a big crowd. Some of the best beer I’ve tried. Downers Grove needed a brewery and this place hit it out of the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcauley4732
AdamH5147, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you so much! We're glad you had an awesome visit and appreciate you saying so.Hope to see you back again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Local craft beers, good selection and changing beers available all the time. Friendly staff and clean brewpub atmosphere. Not much in the way of food available but you can byo pizza, sandwiches,whatever. Would definitely recommend, beers are worth the trip.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnmB9261OK
AdamH5147, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hey John, thank you so much for the nice review! Food is tough, but we try to have a food truck or pop-up at least once a week. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip out to the taproom, and hopefully we'll see you again soon....More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Love supporting the local guy. Great place to get a locally brewed beer. They have some great selections on tap.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank laurencantore
Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks Lauren! We're glad you enjoyed our brews, love that you support local, and look forward to seeing you in the taproom again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Alter has a great selection of beer. They have a nice tasting room that has a lot of room to sit and enjoy a beer or two. Please note that they have very limited food options, as they are primarily a brewery. Fan of their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim W
Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hey Jim - We really appreciate the great review and are glad you enjoyed your visit! If you didn't already know, we do try to have at least one food vendor/truck stop by every week, AND you can bring in your own food or order...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you are at all a person who loves to try new places and loves craft beers, Alter Brewing is the place to be. This great tap room is comfortable, accessible and by far the best place to have a beer. They have a special...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hoffloans
Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

You are so kind! Thank you for the amazing words. We wouldn't be here without great beer fans like you, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to write about your experiences with Alter. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Freshly brewed beer is much tastier than canned or bottles, so much of the raving in reviews is over that. Alter's beers tend to be quite high alcohol, which covers a multitude of brewing sins. The place is clean and most of the staff are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JJ_Hantsch
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoy this place! It was my second time back, this time with a group. The atmosphere is really nice, staff is friendly and helpful, and most importantly, the beer is excellent. Can’t wait to visit again!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KristinaB745
Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks for coming back Kristina! I hope your friends enjoyed their visit as well. Until next time, Cheers!

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We have been to Alter a few times, and have really enjoyed our visits. Located in an Industrial Park, it is right off of Belmont Rd. Ample parking on site. The Brewery/Taproom is very good sized. The tables are spread out and they offer a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words and your continued support Bartholemew. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic venue and craft beers. Plenty of room and efficient wait staff. Able to cater in for private parties or have pizza delivered for small group of friends.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bartinlisle
Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for coming out! Glad you had a good time at the party this weekend. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Very good beer at a new brewpub in Downers Grove. In a commercial building in an industrial Park. Interesting location with a large variety of beer.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank capec0dtraveler
Adam H, Marketing Manager at Alter Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Glad you found us and enjoyed your first visit, cheers!

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Sorry for the delayed response, but yes the facility is kid friendly. For a short period of time it would be fine.
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