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2137 W. Walnut St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

M-Th: 3pm - 9pm

Fri: 12pm-10pm

Sat: 11am - 10pm

Sun: 11am - 8pm

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What's On Tap?

We have 12 taps at Midwest Coast Brewing. When you visit our taproom, you'll also be able to enjoy cider and a couple beers on our featured guest brews. Below is a list of what's currently being poured (and brewed by us!):


The Old Course

Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

7.4% ABV

Scotland has one of the oldest beer traditions in the world. Shocking, I know. In fact, there are remnants of what experts think could be an early version of ale on pottery shards dating back almost 6,000 years in Scotland! If IPAs are hop bombs, the Scottish Wee Heavy is a malt bomb. Big, malty, full of flavor and alcohol, this beer is perfect those days in Scotland when the weather’s a wee bit dreich (look it up… that’s every day in Scotland).

Escalating Dares

Imperial Stout

10.4% ABV

The big fella!  “Not for the faint of heart”, “Watch out for this one”, yadda yadda yadda.  You get it. This is a big beer that doesn’t taste like a big beer. Don’t get us wrong, there’s a lot going on in Escalating Dares (we get coffee and even a hint of tobacco), but it doesn’t overpower you with anything, particularly not the alcohol burn that can be common with beers carrying a double-digit ABV handle.  Enjoy this one, just maybe don’t enjoy twelve of these ones.

The Colonies

British Pale Ale

5.3% ABV

The Pale Ale is a staple in the pub culture in England.  A traditional style, The Colonies has a nice malt backbone that balances well with earthy, herbal, and slightly fruity English hops.  This beer is about putting our differences from 1776 and 1812 behind us, and hoisting pints with your mates.

West Town Brown

Brown Ale

5.3% ABV

Don’t be scared off by dark beers!  Toasted chocolate and caramel notes lead the charge in this beer tracing its roots back to 18th century England, but this American style brings a little more hop character to the show.  Property rights, powdered wigs, brown ales… just like everything we took from the British, we made it better on this side of the pond.

Vertical Canine

Double IPA

8% ABV

The craft beer revolution of the last 15 years was born on the West Coast, and West Coast Double IPAs were a big driver of that. A little out of trend due to the Haze Craze (although maybe being out of trend makes them trendy again because we’re such rebels in the craft beer world… ) this beer will never be fully out of style. A simple grain bill lets the copious amounts of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial hops shine in this 8% dandy.

Canis Rubrum

Red Ale

5% ABV

Latin for “Red Dog”, the Canis Rubrum is named for Maverick, the reddish labrador we had growing up. He was an idiot, but he was our idiot, and he never had a bad day. This Mosaic hopped beer crashes citrus and pine flavors into one another, and the aroma satisfies your needs for tropical vibes. Sitting at only 5%, have a few of these and you’ll never have a bad day either.

The Volkslager


5.8% ABV

The standard American mass produced beer has its roots in the clean, crisp lagers of Germany. This pilsner is all Old World lager goodness, brought to you by pilsner malt, a little Vienna malt, and regional hops and yeast. This is a classic beer flavored beer. It’s a lager… for the people.

Vaguely Stylish

Houndstooth- West Coast IPA

6.5% ABV

Remember West Coast IPAs??? We do.  Fondly. While we all love juicy, hazy New England IPAs, there remains a soft spot in our hearts for piney, earthy West Coasters.  Introducing our Vaguely Stylish West Coast IPA series. In our first iteration, Houndstooth highlights Chinook hops while letting Centennial and Cascade raise their hands from the back seat, just to let you know they’re there.  These beers once dominated the craft beer scene, and we think they’re still A-OK.

Elevator Shaft

(Award Winning!)

Tropical Pale Ale

5.5% ABV

We loved our Elevator to Nowhere so much we decided to use it as a base for a nice tropical American Pale Ale! Clear like a traditional APA, yet hopped with varieties you’d expect in a New England IPA, we get smooth, fruity tropical notes that have us forgetting all about winter, snowstorms, and polar vortexes. We think you’ll find a little tropical vibe yourself..


Brown Ale

4.8% ABV

What’s better than Fall? Nothing’s better than Fall. You think something’s better than fall? Well you can pound sand as far as we’re concerned. Fall is the time for football, quarter-zips, hoodies, and spiced beer. We took a British Brown Ale base and loaded it up with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and bitter orange peel to make a beer that is just so fitting for this time of year.


Thrower Of Bones

American Stout

5.5% ABV

American Stouts, like many American beer styles, go back to England. Historically called “butt beers” due to the name of the oak vessels they were aged in (we’ll let you make your own judgements on the origin of that name), stouts have evolved in strength and flavor over the last 200 years. Our American version is loaded with West Coast “C” hops for some subtly pine notes, and the malt bill is rounded out by dark crystal malts, roasted barley, and chocolate malt, making the name of the game for this beer roasty goodness. Throw yourself a bone and have a few. You earned it, pal.