A refreshing black lager from Argus Brewery that’s as dark, smoky, and mysterious as its namesake.


We’re tough and sometimes unruly, independent and from the South side. We’re proud of our Chicago heritage at Argus Brewery, and we embrace our friends in the brewing and arts communities.You’ll taste—and see—this pride in every Argus brew.

The Brewery

Our brewery is located in the historic Joseph E. Schlitz distribution stables, a building that dates back to the early 20th century. Two large terra cotta horse heads still adorn the unique space that once housed the Schlitz horse teams and carriages, tasked with delivering fresh beer to the local community – most of whom were workers at the nearby railroad car company for which our neighborhood is named. From this timeless building we create beers that challenge the best brews in the world.

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Our Beers

We’re proud of our handcrafted beers, both on draft and in bottle. Not to brag (well, maybe a little), we’re also pretty stoked about the awards we’ve won. They include Gold Medals from Tastings for our Paschke Pils, Cygnus X-1 Black Lager, and Golden Prairie Honey Ginger. We also scored Gold at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival for our Golden Prairie Doppel Alt. Cheers to that!