Looking for the best brewery in or around Elgin, IL? Here at Biggers Chevrolet, we’re proud to be a part of the vibrant Elgin community. While we’re hesitant to recommend one place over the other, as all the breweries our staff has been to around Elgin have something unique to offer! Even now, when many people are looking for curbside and carry-out options, these five popular breweries near Elgin, IL are great options. Want to learn more? Check out this Yelp page for more, equally good options.
When searching for the best place to get a nice lager, pilsner, or stout near Elgin, here are five places you have to try at least once!
Dog’s Paw Brewing in Elgin is open between 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM Tuesday through Friday or 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM on Saturday. It offers a choice of wheat beers, ales, lagers, and more from $6 and up, sure. But it also offers something for your spirit-loving and wine-loving friends too. What’s more, Dog’s Paw offers a comprehensive food menu and they’re happy to provide takeout!
Scorched Earth Brewing Company is closed Monday and Tuesday, but it’s worth the wait if you can get there between 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday through Friday or 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday or Sunday. Why pick this brewery? Aside from curbside pickup and takeout, it offers “local ingredients, old-world brewing techniques, and a whimsical sense for exploration [to] challenge your notion of what beer is”. Sound exciting? We think so too! With featured beers like Flipmode and Exiled Angel available, and gift cards to give to friends or family, this brewery has a lot to offer.
Open from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday, 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunday, Plank Road Tap Room is a quaint log cabin / brewery you didn’t know you were missing in your life. Looking for a takeout beer for a night in? You can buy beer to pick up through Plank Road’s online shop on Thursdays, or if the beer garden is not open due to inclement weather, Friday through Sunday. Just make sure you order 30 minutes before coming in to pick up your order.
A newcomer to the brewery scene in greater Elgin, Alter Brewing + Kitchen is open from 4:00 pm -11:00 pm Monday through Thursday,11:00 AM to 12:00 AM on Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 11:00 pm on Sunday. Try this place for its vegetarian and vegan food options (takeout and curbside are both available!), its convenient location and its irresistible selection of beer bottles, kegs, ½ barrels and growlers make it worth a try.
Emmet’s Brewing is open from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM on Sunday. It offers both takeout and delivery and features both a great menu of brews as well as a variety of delectable comfort foods to choose from.
Whether you stop into one of the above establishments for curbside, or you’re just looking for the best breweries to utilize for takeout, we hope we’ve helped you in your epic quest to find a good brewery near Elgin! Here at Biggers Chevrolet, we’re proud to be a member of the Elgin community, and love to recommend local establishments for our customers to enjoy! Check out our Elgin guide for more information on local Elgin attractions.
*Be sure to drink responsibly and do not drive while intoxicated.
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