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July 27, 2020 Tom Beckmann 630.920.4050

DOWNERS GROVE, IL- The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation announced today that Goldfinger Brewing Company will open on July 31st at 12:00 p.m.  Goldfinger is a new production brewery and 2,500 sq. ft. taproom located at 513 Rogers Street in Downers Grove.  Goldfinger is an exclusively lager beer brewery with three offerings to start: the Original Lager, Pils, and Vienna Style Lager.

“We are a family owned brewery named after our ancestors: the Goldfingers, who brewed beer, dealt hops, and made brewing equipment in central Europe in the 19th century” said Owner/Brewer Tom Beckmann. “We look forward to serving everyone at our new brewery in Downers Grove.”

The modern beer hall style taproom features a 10 foot high glass giving customers a clear view of the production facility.  The taproom is illuminated by wrought iron chandeliers, and includes artifacts from thier ancestor’s brewing history, including 19th century newspaper advertisements. Goldfinger features an outdoor beer garden with two large tents.  Guests can bring in their own food, or order in.  In the future, food trucks will set up in the parking lot.  There is also a multi-purpose room equipped with a communal shuffleboard table and a dart board.

“We’re so excited that the Goldfinger Brewing Company is opening their new craft brewery in Downers Grove” said Mayor Robert Barnett. “Tom Beckmann is continuing a family tradition that began in Europe in the 1800s.  We wish Tom, Alison (and Rembrandt!) all the best, and thank them for choosing our community – welcome to Downers Grove!”  

Goldfinger is taking the health and safety of their staff and customers very seriously, and therefore will only be offering outdoor seating and table service for now.  Masks are required.  For more information, please like them on Facebook, or visit  The phone number is 630.541.9728. The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation is the official agency for economic development and tourism for the Village of Downers Grove.  For more information, please visit

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