Baderbrau is a 25,000 sqft craft brewery at the corner of 25th and Wabash in Chicago, IL. Baderbrau makes lager and wheat beers that are flavorful, crushable and affordable. Baderbrau was founded to revive Chicagoland’s original craft beer, a Czech style pilsener that was popular in the early to mid nineties. Our founder, Rob Sama, used to drink Baderbrau Pilsener at that time, when first learning to homebrew as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. In 2012, after hunting down the original recipe and yeast strain from the original Baderbrau brewmaster, Rob relaunched the beer, rechristened as Baderbrau Chicago Pilsener. The building features a prominent water tower, which is visible for miles in either direction on the Stevenson, and is only a ten-minute walk from the Green Line stop at Cermak and is conveniently located near McCormick Place.