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.

Rally Point West Coast Style India Pale Ale from Alter Brewing Company

Rally Point

West Coast Style IPA

Alterado Mexican-style Lager


Mexican-Style Lager

Hopular Kid Pale Ale

Hopular Kid

Strong Pale Ale

Ambigram Hazy IPA


Hazy IPA

Alterior Motive IPA

Alterior Motive

India Pale Ale

Center Line Golden Ale

Center Line

Golden Ale


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

Alto Porto Robust Porter

Alto Porto

Robust Porter


Heavy Squeeze Lemon Wheat Ale

Heavy Squeeze

Lemon Wheat Ale


Festbier German-style lager


German-Style Lager


Swedda Weddda Oatmeal Stout

Swedda Wedda

Oatmeal Stout


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
  • 2021 Bronze Medal @FOBAB
  • 2022 Gold Medal @FOBAB


  • 105,000+ 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

  • Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce
Head Brewer Matt McCowan

Matt McCowan

Head Brewer

Brewer - Alfred Spencer

Alfred Spencer


Aaron Potter


Taylor Graham

Taylor Graham


Downers Grove

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

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

Oak Brook

1170 22nd St. • Oak Brook, IL 60523
Sun-Thu 11-11 • Fri + Sat 11-1

Get Directions  •  (630) 819-8411  •  Full Details


St. Charles

12 S. First St • St. Charles, IL 60174
Mon-Thu 11-11 • Fri+Sat 11-12 • Sun 11-10

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