Great Central Brewing Company

Great Central Brewing Company is a collaborative brewery that was founded to support a growing community of craft brewers and small businesses with big ideas. We brew, package and ship beverages of the highest quality for clients based in the US and abroad. At the core of Great Central are our values of Community, Integrity and Levity. These values serve to guide our words, actions and ideas the Great Central way.

Great Central operates as a true extension of its client’s facilities. We do this collaboratively by engaging in detailed due diligence of client goals, practices, and vision for their products. Our staff leverages their collective 50+ years of experience by readily sharing and exchanging ideas and methods with each client, working together to optimize each recipe.


1. GCBC Enables its Clients To Be Nimble

– Provide scalable and dependable capacity for all craft brewers and beverage makers by brewing with precision and integrity

– Mitigate Risk: reduce necessary startup capital for facility and equipment

– Lower overhead and create opportunities for bulk purchasing power

– To-market acceleration & rapid scalability

2. GCBC Enables its Clients To Be Quality Focused

– Highly trained staff

– Product integrity

– Modern state of the art facility

3. GCBC Enables its Clients To Be On Time

– GCBC provides clients guaranteed production capacity

– Centrally located within US reducing freight time and cost

– Bulk purchasing eliminates out of stock delays

4. GCBC Enables its Clients To Be Innovative

– Optimizing recipes

– Collaboration opportunities encourage the sharing of ideas among clients, in-house team and community


  • Centrally located 36,000 square foot built-to-suit manufacturing facility located steps from vibrant Chicago’s West Loop (built in 2015)
  • Fully automated 50 barrel (bbl) German Brewhouse with current fermentation capacity of 45,000 barrels and future capacity of >100,000 barrels
  • Cutting edge and flexible filtration capabilities serving craft beer, coffee, seltzers, sake and non-alcoholic products
  • Specifics: GEA Centrifuge, KHS Combikeg – Keg Filler, CFT Can Line (up to 230 cans per minute)
  • Laboratory program with full spectrum micro analysis capabilities
North Wood Street 221
Chicago 60612 IL US
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Minimum Order Size (BBL): 35
Packaging capabilities:
Canning - 12 oz
Canning - 16 oz
Additional beverages brewed:
Hard Seltzer
Non-alcoholic Beer
Cold Brew Coffee