We’re proud to be one of Chicagoland’s first craft breweries.


Since firing up our first batch of Paddy Pale Ale back in 1996, the Wild Onion Brewery has strived to brew the best damn beer you’ll ever drink.   We have been in a perpetual state of expansion, it seems,  and just finished the crown jewel of our production facility with a new 50 barrel brew house, housed in a 5,000 square foot addition.  Our existing 17 barrel brewery will allow us to brew inspirational “one-offs” and other R&D for new styles, while the new brew house will help us keep up with the demand from our growing customer base.

Wild Onion beers are now distributed throughout Chicagoland, along with 5 other states in the Midwest.  

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Wild Onion News

  • New Draft Lines

    We are excited about our latest addition of 6 new draft lines. This allows us to have 17 different beers on tap at any given time. Read More
  • Otis is on Tap!

    After harvesting a bumper crop of hops, and brewing their signature wet-hopped beer, the folks at the Wild Onion Brewery can’t wait to introduce you to their newest IPA, Otis! It’s Friday, so what better time to head on over to The Onion Pub in Lake Barrington and have them pour you a pint? Word has it that it’s the best Otis yet! Read More
  • Hop Growing Season Begins

    Spring has definitely sprung at the Onion Pub & Brewery, and the mad dash is on to get ready for the busy warm weather beer drinking season and hop growing season. Read More
  • Bourbon-Barrel Aged Drago

    The exciting time has come again when we age Drago, our Russian Imperial Stout in fresh "Heaven Hill" bourbon barrels. Read More
  • The Onion Pub & Brewery Expands to Meet Demand

    Craft Beer keeps growing in popularity and The Onion Pub & Brewery creates the best product in the area! Read More