Pipeworks Brewing Company

Brewery, Beer-to-go

3912 W McLean Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-5972
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Notes: Pipeworks Brewery Co. was established in Chicago in 2012 by two friends with a shared dream of crafting quality and creative beers. Since putting the first cap on the first bottle, the brewery has garnered accolades for its distinctive beers and original artwork thanks to a growing and enthusiastic team.

Pipeworks self-distributes in Illinois, Milwaukee, and Madison but can be found in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut through Sarene Distribution, in Minnesota through Clear River, and in Massachusetts through Nightshift Distributing. We do not have a taproom, we have a bottleshop!

The Dojo, our Bottle Shop, is located within our production facility at 3912 W Mclean Ave in Chicago.

Bottle shop hours

Wednesday - Friday 12:00-7PM
Saturday 11:00AM - 5pm
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4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by Krazytt

Super amazing love the beer
Staff was amazing
Tried a lot of beers they recommended
And ended up loving them

Can't wait to buy more

Aug 13, 2021
4.23 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Nov 03, 2019
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4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by ktr5010 from Illinois

Just a place to pick up beer but the staff working there will give you samples to your heart's content. The staff is great to chat with about what you like and figure out a beer for you. Best (and kinda only) place to get their barrel aged beers.

Jan 08, 2019
4.59 by Muss42 from Michigan on Oct 28, 2018
4.8 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Oct 04, 2018
4.61 by TheBrewsky from California on Sep 27, 2018
4.21 by kidzord from Illinois on Sep 09, 2018
5 by BeerAndBlood from Illinois on Aug 07, 2018
4.29 by rcjennings from Ohio on Jul 30, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by BillRoth from Maryland

Stopped at The Dojo while on Beer Safari in Chicago a few days ago. Grabbed a few BA Abductions/variants and a BA As You Wish as well as an IPA pak. Happy Happy.
Tastings were great across about a dozen taps and more than a few cans.
Service was fun, friendly and very informative (Mark).
Must stop while in Chicago.

Jul 08, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

The Dojo is a store to try small samples from draft and buy bottles or cans to go. The quality of the beer is excellent. Service is friendly and helpful. There is always a large selection that includes barrel aged beers exclusive to the store. The Dojo also sells glasses, t-shirts and a giant stuffed unicorn. Awesome!

Jun 05, 2018
4.29 by Parkchrisdoug from Indiana on Jun 01, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Really interesting spot. You can't drink here, but they will let you sample anything. They have merch and you can pick up a ton of their beer to go. The employees were really cool and made some suggestions. It was pretty simple. Fill out the card with what beer or swag you might want, and they get it for you. Pretty cool.

May 07, 2018
4.48 by chrisjws from California on Mar 24, 2018
4 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Mar 23, 2018
4.5 by Jinx989 from Illinois on Mar 04, 2018
4.93 by DEichler from Wisconsin on Feb 03, 2018
4.8 by NappyB from Illinois on Jan 06, 2018
4.84 by HOLTMAN44 from Illinois on Oct 24, 2017
4.18 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Oct 13, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by MJSFS from Florida

Scary looking building in a depressing and dangerous looking neighborhood. Great service and selection, but the website needs to be updated daily. Drove from St Louis for Sure Bet to find out it had been sold out long ago.

Sep 03, 2017
4.53 by cryptichead from Illinois on Sep 03, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
by eppie82 from Illinois

There really isn't much of a vibe since this isn't a tap room or anywhere you could sit or hang out. It gets a four because the employees are helpful and you can always chat with people around you who always seem to be craft beer enthusiasts and rarely just casual drinkers. The quality of the place is very nice. There isn't a lot of space where a customer can go but it is an open space and you can see a lot of the brewing operation. The service is exceptional. The employees are always willing to let you taste whatever they have available and they are more than willing to chat you up about operations, what's next to come out and what they have in plan for the place. Selection is also very good with usually 20+ different beers available for to go. I wish more of the beer was available in cans (IPA/DIPAs specifically) but there are so many options in so many different styles that it is hard not to find something one would enjoy.

Again, this isn't a place where you could go and sit, hang out or even fill a growler (at the moment). This is just a cool, smooth running bottle shop for Pipeworks with a very solid selection of their beers.

Jul 31, 2017
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 20, 2017
4.11 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jul 16, 2017
Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 20028 ratings