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Short Fuse Brewing

5000 North River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176

Meet us where the beer is brewed onsite and aged in wine barrels

The Short Fuse Brewing Company in Schiller Park is a brewery and taproom with a full kitchen.

The impressive 7,500-square-foot taproom is one of the largest in Chicagoland! Serving only beers made onsite in the adjacent brewery, there are more than 20 on-tap selections to choose from at the Short Fuse taproom.

This is one of the few breweries in Illinois to use 30-barrel foeders, which are huge oak vats that are usually used to age wine. But here at Short Fuse, the sour and wild beers are aged in foeders for 12-18 months!

Try a Loosey Juicy IPA or a Kitty Malone Lager. The Sunday Morning Stacks is a wheat beer and the Shamrock Shake is a filling stout. There are a variety of sizes offered at Short Fuse, so if you want to taste your way through the on-tap menu, go right ahead!

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Short Fuse Brewing is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from noon to 11pm, and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Short Fuse is closed on Monday.


You can taste your way through the beer selection with the five-ounce tasters (about $3) or settle in with an 11- or 16-ounce glass (about $5 and $7 respectively). You can also purchase four-packs, as well as 32-ounce crowlers and 64-ounce growlers to go.

You can also order from the full kitchen at Short Fuse. A sandwich is about $15 and pizzas start at $14.

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Tours are sometimes offered at the impressive Short Fuse brewery where you can chat with the brewmasters. Check the Short Fuse Brewing website for tour availability.

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Short Fuse Brewing is at 5000 North River Road in Schiller Park. It’s about a 25-minute walk from the Rosemont Stop on the CTA Blue Line or a 25-minute drive from downtown Chicago. Also just a five-minute drive from O’Hare International Airport!

To make a full day of it, Short Fuse is just down the street from the Axeclusive Axe Throwing and VR Lounge as well as the 13th Floor Haunted House. Of course, we recommend learning to throw axes before you stop in at the taproom!

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