Our Beers

Distinctive taste in every beer, and a beer for every taste. We’re brewing the kinds of beer that we like to drink. We think you’ll like them too.

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Year Round

Take a sip of the foam-topped, carbonated heart of our lineup. If these aren’t in your local store, they should be! Tell them to start stocking up on Alter.

Heavy Squeeze Unfiltered Lemon Wheat Ale

Heavy Squeeze

Unfiltered Lemon Wheat Ale

Hopular Kid Pale Ale

Hopular Kid

Extra Pale Ale

Alterior Motive IPA

Alterior Motive

India Pale Ale

Hell Hazed Over

Hell Hazed Over

Hazy 2x IPA

Center Line Golden Ale

Center Line

Golden Ale


Every season is beer season at Alter! Our brewers have you covered all year round.

Bleacher Seat Wheat Ale

Bleacher Seat

Wheat Ale


Festbier German-Style Lager


German-Style Lager


Swedda Wedda Oatmeal Stout

Swedda Wedda

Oatmeal Stout


Special Release

Available only at the taproom, these can be purchased in 1/2 barrel, 1/6 barrel kegs, and growlers.

Dank You 2x IPA

Dank You

Double IPA


King Balaton Cherry Wheat Ale

King Balaton

Cherry Wheat Ale


Orange Hwip Milkshake IPA

Orange Hwip

Milkshake IPA


Mutual Confection Imperial Ice Cream Stout

Mutual Confection

Imperial Stout


Brewery Draft List

Try even more specialty brews when you come visit us in Downers Grove and St Charles.

Tap lists updated weekly.

Beer Awards

  • 2016 Silver Medal @FOBAB
  • 2017 Bronze Medal @FOBAB
  • 2017 Silver Tut @Day of the Living Ales
  • 2018 Bronze Tut @Day of the Living Ales
  • 2016 Best in Show @Lombard Ale Fest
  • 2017 Taster Choice Award @Lombard Ale Fest
  • 2020 CBMA Gold Crushie Award


  • 89,000+ check-ins on Untappd

  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite

  • 4.5 Stars on Trip Advisor, and recommended as #2 thing to do in Downers Grove

  • 4.5 stars on Yelp


  • Heritage Corridor Ale Trail

  • Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

  • Brewers Association

  • American Homebrewer’s Association
  • Chamber630 (local Chamber of Commerce)

  • St. Charles Chamber of Commerce

Head Brewer Matt McCowan

Matt McCowan

Head Brewer

Brewer - Alfred Spencer

Alfred Spencer


Aaron Potter


King Balaton Cherry Wheat Ale


Festbier is THE drink of choice at Oktoberfest festivals around the world, and much like its European inspiration, we brewed this beer to be the life of your next fest. Say “Prost!” with our Festbier.

This German-style lager has complex maltiness that includes a pleasant toasted character, balanced with a touch of sweetness on the finish.

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Downers Grove

2300 Wisconsin Ave • Downers Grove, IL 60515
Mon-Thu 3-10 • Fri + Sat 12-11 • Sun 12-7

Get Directions  •  (630) 541-9558  •  Full Details

St. Charles

12 S. First St • St. Charles, IL 60174
Mon-Thu 4-11 • Fri-Sat 11-12 • Sun 11-11

Get Directions  •  (331) 901-5949  •  Full Details