Rating: 4.50
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Founded: 2021
Last visited: June 2023

Goldfinger specializes in brewing lagers and because of their meticulous approach, they only have a handful of beers available on tap. When we visited, they offered five beers. It would be a mistake, however, to conclude that the relatively small number of beers on tap represents a shortfall in beer quality. These folks know what they’re doing.

The taproom is tidy and spacious; the patio area looks like a comfortable gathering place. The brewing and fermentation tanks are on display from the taproom.


Dortmunder (4.00) – Yellow straw appearance. Somewhat lighter bodied than expected. Highly drinkable. Hop bitterness very well balanced.

Maibock (4.75) – Big, sweet malty lager. Hop bitterness takes a back seat, but is more than just a mere passenger in this beer. 7% ABV lurks in the background.

Original Lager (4.00) – Straw colored lager, medium-bodied and made for drinking. Hop bitterness is subtle and almost hidden and is evident only in the aftertaste.

Pils (5.00) – Bright, straw colored pilsner. Fresh, crisp flavor. Aggressively bittered, as appropriate. Excellent, bready mouthfeel. As good as any pilsner brewed in Germany.

Vienna Lager (4.50) – Copper colored lager. Roasted and caramel malts in play, but probably needs more. Excellent balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness.

Large Bavarian pretzels are available, along with other snacks.

Goldfinger Brewing Co

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