Craft beer lovers rejoice! Midwest Coast Brewing Company is now open in the West Loop. Founded by brother and sister duo Cameron Compton (beer guy) and Lanie Veckman (taproom designer extraordinaire), the new brewery offers Chicagoans a chill locale to drink, be merry and #lovewhereyoulive.
Canine owners will also love the dog-friendly atmosphere, an homage to the Compton family Labrador, Maverick. See their late but loveable doggo on Midwest Coast’s cheery logo while sipping on brewskies with your best furry friend by your side!
Compton’s beer program currently has 12 beers on tap, eight of which are brewed on premise. Additionally, guests can enjoy rotating ciders and brews from guest brewers like Hopewell and Vander Mill.
Each tap may be offered in a 5oz, ½ pour, tulip or pint glass ranging from $3-$8. Flights of any five of MCB beers are at a reasonable $13. Right now, Chicago craft beer connoisseurs can enjoy the following brews from MCB:
Holly Shed-a farmhouse saison named after an actual tool shed at the Compton’s great grandpa’s farm and a comically misspelled swear word by a 6-year-old Cameron. The saison is pretty straightforward with hints of spice, fruit and a little funk at a 5.4% ABV.
CHI.P.A- an American IPA collaboration of East and West Coast hops. This is by far one of our favorites on tap and oh-so-aptly named for the beer-loving city that we live in. The CHI.P.A comes in at 6.4% ABV.
Local Time Blonde- another straightforward beer, this Blonde Ale makes for easy drinking. At 4.5%, the beer is fermented at slightly cooler than normal temperatures to give it clean, lager-like characteristics.
The Volkslager- a lager obviously or as MCB likes to put it, “beer flavored beer”. 4.7% ABV
Elevator to Nowhere- a 6% New England IPA with a name inspired by the unusable elevator in the taproom that for now, goes nowhere but could someday lead to a second floor!
The Colonies- a 5.3% British Extra Special Bitters (ESB) for an English pub-like feel in West Town.
Driving to Cashmere- enjoy this 5.4% ESB made with Cashmere hops, a relatively new hop described as tropical in flavor and aroma. And yes, the name of this beer is inspired by the Led Zepplin hit song, Kashmir, originally named Driving to Kashmir.
Oktoberfest- you know what that means! Fall is here, so head over to Midwest Coast Brewing and imbibe in the season’s signature beer. 6% ABV
AlottaZacca- a hazy 5.8% New England pale ale collaboration with Exit Strategy Brewing in Forest Park. This beer is hopped exclusively in the whirlpool and fermenter with Azacca hops allowing for notes of citrus and grapefruit.
On Mondays, industry folks can enjoy 30% off. Guests can have their beer and eat tacos too on Tuesday evenings from 5pm-9pm while the La Adelita taco truck is on property. Be sure to stick around for trivia at 7pm. Or sip and listen to live music every Thursday from 6pm-9pm.
Midwest Coast Brewing Company is located at 2137 W Walnut St and is open Monday through Thursday 3pm to 9pm, Friday 12pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm and Sunday 11am to 8pm.