Empirical Brewery

Available Year Round

  • Cold Fusion Cream Ale
  • Lumen Unfiltered Lager
  • Covalence Juicy Pale Ale
  • Proton India Pale Ale
  • Symbiotic Kettle Sour


  • To-Go Bottles/Cans
  • Growler Fills
  • Patio Open
  • Dog Friendly

Empirical Brewery

1801 W Foster Ave

Empirical Brewery is the largest start-up brewhouse in Chicago’s history and home for everything nerdy. The taproom is dog friendly and the perfect place to meet up with a group of friends to play board games, watch sci-fi movies, read comic books and enjoy a comedy show or beer festival in the brewery. There is always someone to chat with over delicious beers made on their 1bbl and 30bbl systems. Stop by on Saturdays at 2pm and take a tour for a chance to see their famous feral cats.

Empirical has a wide variety of beer styles to choose from, anywhere between Wild Ales, Lagers, Kettle Sours, B.A. Imperial Stouts, and everything hoppy. In 2018, Proton India Pale Ale and Symbiotic Kettle Sour both took Gold at the Illinois Beer Festival and Neutronium Imperial Rye Stout took Bronze at FoBaB for aging in Islay Scotch barrels. No matter your palate Empirical has the beer for you.

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