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The Beer Temple

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The Beer TempleThe Beer Temple
BA SCORE
100
world-class

77 Ratings
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.82
pDev: 4.98%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

3185 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-7133
United States
phone: (773) 754-0907

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebeertemple

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(Place added by: MasterSki on 01-01-2013)
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Reviews by kustard:
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kustard

Illinois

5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Been here about a dozen times. Most recently came on 6:30pm on a Saturday and the place was packed. I even had to wait in line for 10 minutes but would gladly do so again in order to patronize a place this amazing with such stand-up owners.

Best bottle shop I've ever been to. Well-curated, reasonably-priced, attentive, and informative. Not enough superlatives to describe my love for this shop. Not everything I get there is a limited release or the new hotness, but I put my trust in Chris Quinn and his crew to challenge my palate because I know that anything I purchase is going to be stellar and eye-opening.

02-24-2014 05:10:37 | More by kustard
More User Reviews:
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edmaher

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 00:31:26 | More by edmaher
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev -6.6%

07-21-2014 20:14:03 | More by kingjohnh
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev -1.5%

07-21-2014 11:42:32 | More by BUNZILLA
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slasich

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -6.6%

07-17-2014 03:32:53 | More by slasich
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -6.6%

07-15-2014 08:13:05 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -11.8%

07-03-2014 19:48:43 | More by greenspointexas
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.64/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Can't believe I forgot to post this review I typed up last year on Yelp. Well, here it is

Naturally, after going to Kuma's Corner, I had to come to The Beer Temple. If it weren't from the help of a fellow BeerAdvocate, I probably wouldn't have known of this place.

Upon entry, I initially thought the place seemed a little small. After looking around for awhile and asking the owner, Chris (more on him in a minute), where certain beers were, he pointed me in the direction. The Beer Temple really isn't small at all. How dumb of me.

Being from Michigan, I wanted to get me some stuff that I can't get there. Well, I spent about $60 and got plenty of beer. Revolution Anti-Hero, Ballast Point Sculpin, Sixpoint Resin, among other things.

While in the middle of looking around, Chris mentioned that he was having a free blind beer tasting -- guess any of the four specific beers and you'd get a free bottle. I could tell that all of the beers I had were probably IPAs, so I was right about that, but without having a sheet of paper with the list of beers in a random order, I had no chance. The whole idea of the blind tasting is a cool idea, and something that I wish places around here would do more of... it turns out I like Stone IPA more than I thought I did. Maybe that was because the bottle I had bought previously wasn't very fresh, I don't know. Alright, I'm rambling.

My only gripe with The Beer Temple is the severely limited Mix-a-Six section. I would have loved to have gone in and gotten about 5 or 6 mixed six packs so I could have 30-36 different beers, but I instead walked out with about six different brews. On the plus side, I think *every beer* has a little label on it that lets you know when the beer was bottled... this is a crucial thing for IPAs in particular.

This place has a wonderful selection, and I'm going back the next time I am in Chicago.

06-27-2014 15:05:11 | More by Alextricity
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -6.6%

06-25-2014 02:33:49 | More by Halfbrother83
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dtomes

New York

4.5/5  rDev -6.6%

06-24-2014 02:23:39 | More by dtomes
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The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL
100 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.