You may have noticed some attention surrounding the release of the 2016 Founders Brewery Kentucky Bourbon Stout in various bars in the city.  One bar with a rich history dating back to the pioneer days of the craft beer revolution in Chicago, Clark Street Ale House, will hold an even more special release in addition to the 2016 offering.
This Wednesday, April 6th at 4pm, Clark Street Ale House will tap into their highly-coveted reserve of the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 kegs of the Founders KBS. 

Each year, there are only 30 kegs of the sought-after beer allotted for the entire Chicago market.  To accomplish this monumental tasting, the wheels were put into motion four long years ago when the 2012 barrel-aged stout was set aside to be aged.  The plan is to continue this four-year tradition by setting aside the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 releases so that they can age for another special tapping in four years in 2020.

Clark Street Ale House will be showing the UEFA Champions League series for soccer fans during the tournament while the tasting event occurs.  The bar will open at 1pm on Tuesday and Wednesday to accommodate those looking to take in the games.

Welcome to Clark Street Ale House


24 Craft Beers on Tap – Revolving Selection Daily

As a pioneer of the craft beer revolution in Chicago, Clark Street Ale House has enjoyed a long history as a favorite bar for local and visiting beer lovers.  Our guests are treated to a constantly changing selection of the most sought-after craft beers.  A wide variety of bottled beer is available as well.

Over 300 Whiskeys

Clark Street Ale House has a reserve of more than 300 types of whiskey and, as such, has become a premiere destination for aficionados and novices alike. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is well-versed in the variations and complexities of each offering.

Host Your Event at Clark Street Ale House!

a casual, fun setting for your next event

When you book your special event at Clark Street Ale House, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of customer service and appreciation.  Our event coordinators are seasoned members of the event-planning industry.  Their detail-oriented approach ensures a successful, memorable event for every client.

Branding opportunities, catering, cocktails, lighting, sound and every other detail that must be considered for your event will be outlined and carried out for you in advance so that you can spend time with your guests and enjoy your event.

Please call 312.654.1230 or email for more information or to book your event.

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Join Us For A Beer!

We offer 24 microbrews on draft and 100 different bottled beers, as well. We feature Caske Ale, a beer conditioned in the vessel it is served from and not connected to a gas line. We use a hand pump for this beer, which results in a less-carbonated beer with less gas and more flavors in the hops. We are one of the only few places to get this beer in Chicago. Our beer brand selection is locally and regionally focused, and has been for the last 20 years.


It’s a clean and simple pale lager and one of the more popular beer varieties.


Stouts have an unclear history, yet it’s strongly held by many that they derive from porters.


Pale ale is one of the world’s most popular beer styles. It’s made with the use of pale malt.


It’s a very old style beer, whose history dates back to unhopped ales.

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Phone: (312) 642-9253
Monday–Friday: 4:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 a.m
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m.
742 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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