HOPEWELL – GOING PLACES IPA/ Chicago, IL/ 6.8 abv/ 12oz tulip/ 7
For those on the up-and-up. A vibrant combo of new-wave hops offers fresh citrus, tropical fruit and sticky pine with a prickly finish, putting this hoppy bev on the path ahead. Let’s get it.
5 RABBIT – LA PINA DE MIS OJOS SOUR ALE/ Bedford Park, IL / 7.0 abv / 12oz tulip / 8
This is a special release from 5 Rabbit fermented with pineapple juice and peel. It’s crisp, clean, and not too tart. Good for summer!
WHINER – LE TUB SAISON/ Chicago, IL / abv 6.6 / 12oz tulip / 7
French style farmhouse ale hits all the classic Old World notes. Good funk on the nose, bready malts and a bright, earthy tartness courtesy of a healthy dollop of lactobacillus.
TEMPERANCE – ALL THE WORLD IS HERE CREAM ALE/ Evanston, IL/ 5 abv/ 16oz/ 7
A collaboration with The Chicago Brewseum and The Field Museum, this beer is a celebration of Chicago’s beer history, inspired by the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. A blend of hop bite and malt flavor, this beer embodies the many meanings of Chicago’s greatest fair..
NOON WHISTLE – FUZZY SMACK BERLINER WEISSE WITH PEACH/ Lombard, IL/ 4.6 abv/ 12oz/ 7
Crisp and refreshing, a gentle fuzzy rub before the smack of the bursting peach flavor.
TEMPERANCE – ROOT DOWN PORTER/Evanston, IL / abv 5.2 / 16oz/ 7
Features chicory, licorice and smoked malt for a subtly complex but elegantly drinkable ale. Very easy to drink for a dark beer.
AROUND THE BEND – PENNYFARTHING GERMAN STYLE PILSNER/ Chicago, IL / 5 abv / 16oz / 7
Crisp and refreshing with a brilliant golden hue that has a way of making you seriously thirsty. It manages to be at once sharp and delicate; the spicy bite of hops is bold, but not so bold that it overwhelms your palate or the light bread-like flavors, which give this style a clean, not-too-bitter finish.
TIGHT HEAD – GO-GO WIT BELGIAN WITBIER/ Mundelein, IL / 5 abv / 16oz / 7
Brewed with pilsner malt, oats, bitter and sweet orange peel, coriander and chamomile flowers. This refreshing “white” beer is a perfect summer beer that starts out sweet and citrusy and finishes dry and crisp with a hint of tartness. The name is a tribute to the 1959 White Sox!
(all bottles & cans served with a 12 ounce tulip unless indicated otherwise in description)
Lagunitas – “Hoppy Refresher” . Sparkling hop water / Chicago, IL / non-alcoholic / 12oz / 4.5
An IPA-inspired beverage made with only Citra, Equinox, & Centennial hops & a brewers yeast (the yeast helps accentuate the hop flavors during production). I strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a non-alcoholic beer.
Off Color – Apex Predator . Farmhouse / Chicago, IL / abv 6.5 / 16oz / 8
Farmhouse Ale. Pilsner malts & flaked wheat with Crystal & Sterling hops provide great balance with prominent yeasts. Earthy & spiced with a dry finish.
Maplewood – Son of Juice . IPA / Chicago, IL / 6.3 abv / 16oz / 7
A hazy IPA dripping with fruit juice notes. Pilsner malt & oats make a perfect canvas for loads of mosaic, simcoe, & nugget hops.
Hopewell – Clover Clove . Raspberry Sour / Chicago, IL / 6.2 abv / 12oz / 6
A Sour Ale brewed with raspberry and a blend of five botanicals. Fruity, citrusy and herbaceous with a vibrant, spritzy tartness.
Hopewell – First Pills . Pilsner / Chicago, IL / 5.1 abv / 16oz / 7
Delightfully crisp, balancing bready malt with pronounced noble hop aroma. This is a year-round beer, good from the dog days of summer through our lovely never-ending winter.
Around the Bend – Puffing Billy . Brown Ale / Chicago, IL / 6.9 abv / 16oz / 7
Pale, Caramel, & Munich malts make for a mildly smokey & chocolatey ale, which they finish with cacao nibs to add another layer of bitterness.
Ravinia – Four Shores . Belgian Witbier / Highland Park, IL / 4.5 abv / 12oz / 6
A refreshing drinker packed with orange peel & coriander flavors balanced out by the floral hop notes. Finishes with a nice Belgian yeast & orchard fruit flavors.
Nektar – Core Crusher . Dry Cider / Ferndale, MI / 6.8 abv / 500mL / 7
Encompassing the apple in its entirety. Apple flesh with characteristics of the skin, stems, & seeds. Slightly tannic with balanced acidity & medium body. Notes of earth & barn wood compliment the dry, refreshing finish.
Old Stock Ale – North Coast Brewing . OLD ALE / Fort Bragg, CA / 11.9 abv / 22oz / 25
An Old Ale whose release benefitted Otsuchi, Japan. When the 2011 tsunami struck northern Japan, Otsuchi was one of the hardest hit communities, & this charming 800-year-old city was leveled with an unimaginable loss of life & property. North Coast Brewing donated a portion of the profits of every bottle sold to tsunami recovery efforts. Serve at room temperature.