Read about our trip to Germany and Prague at
The "Beer Me" Blog!
This is not the official web site of
Finch Beer Company
1800 W. Walnut Street
Chicago IL 60612
Telephone: +1 312-929-4773
Hours: Reservations are required for tours.
Brewer: Richard Grant
[Contact] [Update]


Opened: 2011

Contributor: Ralph Wells

Finch closed their Elston Avenue brewery and became a contract beer company in late 2016.

Updated: August 22, 2018


Beer List

  • 5.50% abv.

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    8.00% abv.
    • Date: February 17, 2014 (#9345)
      Package: draught
      Place: Beercade, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep red. Translucent. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Big fruity, citrusy hops. Mildly toasty.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, fairly fizzy. Big caramel malt under a bigger citrusy, grassy hop flavor. Reasonably bitter at first, a bit more in the finish. Citrusy hops all the way through.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • 4.70% abv.

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    9.00% abv.
    • Date: July 4, 2015 (#9529)
      Package: canned
      Place: Place unknown
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden, hazy. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Citrusy, grassy hops.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, smooth and chewy. Big grassy, citrusy hop flavor, fairly bitter. Clean grassy malt background. Candy orange slices in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Thanks to Michele Yindrick for the can!

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
    7.00% abv.
    • Date: November 15, 2014 (#9466)
      Package: draught
      Place: St Andrews Pints & Drams, Omaha NE
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Hazy amber brown. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Toasty, biscuity, bready. Mild dark fruity esters.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium-big body, smooth. Real chewy, biscuity malt all the way through. Very mild dark fruit notes. Clean malty finish with just a hint of bitterness.
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Good beer. Not sure it's a Belgian Dark, but it tastes good.

  • American-Style Rye Beer
    5.60% abv.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale