Greenstar Brewing

About Greenstar Brewing

The 1st Certified organic brewery in Illinois!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the first certified organic brewery in the state of illinois!
the 1,200 square-foot space next to our wrigleyville location features a seven-barrel brewhouse along
with serving tanks that feed directly into uncommon ground’s tap system. it doesn’t get any fresher than that!



breweries nationwide are engaging in active sustainability programs,
and we are ecstatic to pave the way for chicago’s organic craft beer scene.
we believe the best results stem from the best possible ingredients,
which is why we are committed to using 100% organic malted barley and hops.
we also donate our spent grain to a local farmer who incorporates it into his chickens’ feed!
implementing water conservation practices, composting, and monitoring energy consumption are also important
in “closing the loop” wherever and whenever possible.
we are committed to achieving the smallest footprint without jeopardizing our high standards for flavor and quality.



Want to check out greenstar brewing?  We offer tours every Saturday @ 1pm.  Check in at uncommon ground 3800 North Clark Street & let them know you would like to be part of the brewery tour.  It's definitely better if you come early for brunch & then hit the tour.  Tours are only $10 & include a pint of IPA (you get to keep the glass)  Tours are led by uncommon ground brewmaster & beer ambassador Martin Coad.  Phone the restaurant for more info.  773-929-3680


"Spaceship" IPA

"Certifiable" APA
"Mutti's Kolsch"

"Sweet 16" Blood Orange Saison

"Mixmaster Mocha Porter"
"Moonless Midnight"




"Certifiable" APA, 35 IBU, 4.6% ABV:

Tangerine, lime, toffee, caramel, honeysuckle, toasted malt, followed by mango,  passionfruit, and lime, with a bready, but clean finish.


"Spaceship" IPA, 55 IBU, 6.9% ABV:

-lemon, lime, fresh grapefruit, creamy toast, and melon on the nose.  Grape, vanilla, dank, orange, passionfruit, grapefruit, pine, cream and lavender on the tongue.  


"Mutti's Kölsch"  German Style Kölsch, 18 IBU, 5.2% ABV

-Fresh bread crust, grain, toast, and heavy cream, honey and vanilla, rose water, floral


Greenstar Mild, English Style Mild Ale, 16 IBU, 3.6% ABV,

Light, refreshing, sessionable, and dark!  Caramel, toffee, fresh bread, and a nice creaminess,

followed by a clean finish.  Cheers!


"Black Currant Kolsch" 18 IBU, 5% ABV

The triumphant return of one of our most popular beers! Delicious sweet black currant flavors followed by the clean finish you'd expect from a Kolsch. Prost


"Skyrocket Vixen" Double IPA, 79 IBU, 8.5% ABV:

Strawberry, pineapple, and grapefruit on the nose. Grape, vanilla, blackberry, dank, and orange in the mouth.


"Uncommon Saison" French Saison, 20 IBU, 6.0% ABV

Banana, followed by grapefruit, and notes of malty sweetness, and black pepper on the nose, cardamom, and lemon pepper on the finish. Refreshing


"Sweet Sixteen"  Blood Orange Saison, 20 IBU, 6.0% ABV

Fresh orange zest, honeydew melon, rose water, followed by bright citrus sweetness,complimented by lemon and pepper, floral spiciness and a clean and slightly tart finish.

"Oktoberfest" Marzen Lager, 22IBU, 5.0% ABV

Roasted malt, and fresh bread, caramel, vanilla, with a hint of hops.  Very drinkable! Pröst!


"First Gear" Porter" 35 IBU, 6.0% ABV

The first dark beer we certified organic is back! Our porter is bready, rich, dark, and chocolaty,

with notes of vanilla, and molasses, cheers!


"Mixmaster Mocha" Porter, 35 IBU, 6.0«V

 Oaky bourbon, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, earthy cacao, roasted malt, and espresso on the nose, cinnamon, cold pressed coffee, fresh bread, with some walnut and fruit, served on nitro for a creamy lingering head.


"Monk's Libation" Belgian dark strong ale, 23 IBU, 8.4% ABV

Dark sugar, fig, plum, dark cherry, banana, rosewood, cedar, vanilla, heavy cream, fresh bread,  caramel, a medium mouthfeel, and a lingering finish. 


"Spicy Monk," Winter Celebration Ale, 23 IBU, 8.4«V

Cinnamon cream, spicy clove, Demerara sugar, banana, followed by fresh bread, caramel, molasses, and cardamom. Overall creamy and delicious, great with Holiday foods!


"Willie's Wit" Belgian style witbier, 17.6 IBU, 4.9«V

-honeycomb, lime, cilantro, malty sweet, on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel with delightful malt bread, and vanilla characteristics, followed by orange zest, chamomile tea, lime, spicy, clove, and a clean finish.


"Peace, Love & Flip Flops"  Summer Ale, 26 IBU, 4.2% ABV:

Honey, orange peel, cream, black pepper, banana, and a fresh citrus tart finish.


"Cherry Wheat"  Cherry Ale   26 IBU, 4.2% ABV:

Cherry, vanilla, cream, wheat, tart cherry and lime finish.


Greenstar Hoppy Mild, American Mild Ale, 22 IBU, 4.1«V

Nicely balanced between bright citrus hop flavors, and nutty, roasty, caramel malt. 

An American hopped version of our traditional Mild.


"Hibiscus Ginger Wheat"  Fruit Wheat   26 IBU, 4.2% ABV:

Fresh ginger and tart hibiscus, cream, honey, rose water, and orange peel.


Citizen Green - American Hoppy Mild Ale 22 IBU, 4.1% ABV

Nicely balanced between bright citrus hop flavors, and nutty, roasty, caramel malt. 

An American hopped version of our traditional Mild.,a special collaboration with the Orsen Welles Festival

celebrating Orson Welles’ 100th Birthday!


"Moonless Midnight" Russian Imperial Stout, 53.5 IBU, 8.5 ABV

 Roast, dark coffee, hazelnut, vanilla, dark cacao, and a hint of smoke, with a lingering finish, and a creamy mouthfeel.


"Rum Raisin Stout"  Imperial Stout, 53.5 IBU, 8.5ABV

A great beer for dessert, or any time you'd like to treat yourself!  Rich, and chocolatey, with hints of hazelnut, roast, molasses, and of course, rum and raisins!  Served on nitro to enhance its creaminess, truly a beer you can chew on! Cheers!



every month, we will donate 5% of greenstar growler fills to a featured
local nonprofit of the month - hence our motto, ‘do-good beer’
we are also offering the opportunity to become a member of our growler club,
where you can be the first to receive news of special releases and events. stay tuned!”
-michael cameron
greenstar brewing


Uncommon Ground on Clark (Lakeview) Established 1991. Home of Greenstar Brewing organic brewery

3800 North Clark Street,

Chicago, IL 60613

Phone. 773-929-3680

Uncommon Ground on Devon (Edgewater) Established 2007. Home of the 1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US

1401 West Devon Avenue,

Chicago, IL 60660

Phone. 773-465-9801