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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

new style lager

"For many of us 2020 has been the worst year of our lives.  There is so much suffering in the world right now that it’s nearly incomprehensible - a disease that has extinguished more than half a million lives, brutal acts against people and businesses, and leadership that is lacking in many cases.  Against this devastating backdrop, my family and employees are also left to wonder if our business can survive this recession.  My 4-year-old is growing up in a world where face masks and active shooter drills may be the norm.  That makes me very sad.  Even though we grew up poor, we felt safe at school.  The times have changed.  


In the wake of this, I could not be more proud of my team here at Empirical.  There is no shortage of bravery, intelligence, or work ethic at this brewery.  We are determined to do what we can to bring our community back together and fight whatever is thrown our way.  That is why today I am announcing the launch of New Style lager.  It is time to throw out the old ways of thinking and fight for our freedom from tyranny, disease, and terror.  All proceeds from New Style will be donated back into our community and I hope to make it an annual release.  Stick together Chicago, wear your masks and do what you can to halt the spread of COVID, and let’s come out of 2020 stronger than ever before."

Bill Hurley

Founder and Owner of Empirical Brewery


We have chosen the following organizations to donate to.

Click the links below for more information or to make a donation.

food drive

Lakeview Pantry is in need of unexpired, non-perishable food items.


Empirical Brewery will be holding a food drive beginning on July 18th with all food items being donated to Lakeview Pantry.

They are in most need of cases of shelf-stable-items, but whatever you can donate will be of help! Drop off all donations to the Empirical Brewery taproom at 1801 W Foster Ave.


1801 W Foster Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773).293.7896

Email: info@empiricalbrewery.com



Monday: closed

Tuesday: 12PM - 8PM

Wednesday: 12PM - 8PM

Thursday:12PM - 8PM

Friday: 12PM - 8PM

Saturday: 12PM - 8PM

Sunday: 12PM - 8PM

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