Like the digits suggest, it's a beer that's densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We don't filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. That's how you know it's unfiltered. What hits you next is the spicy aroma of Cascade hops, followed by the crispy, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body, the result of blending barley malt with torrified wheat. 4.2% ABV.
Deep copper in color, imparting flavors of rich malt, toffee, and subtle roast, allowing for a balanced blend of flavors from the beer and from the bourbon barrel. 8.7% ABV.
Goose Fest Bier is brimming with notes of toasted malt and freshly baked rye bread. This light-bodied German lager is clean and crips with a fine noble hop character and mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops. 5.7% ABV.
The Foudre Project is a series of limited release beers expertly aged in oak Foudres at our Barrel House in Chicago. The first release, draft only, is a Wild Red Ale, aged in Foudres for 6 months and then spent 12 months aging in bourbon barrels. This combination of cooperages results in a dark, tart cherry note, caramel and faint vanilla backbone, with balanced tartness and lemon and citric acidity on the nose. This beer finishes with a clean, tannic dryness at 6.7% ABV.
Belgian style ale aged in tequila barrels. 10% ABV.
Our India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover's dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish. 5.9% ABV.
In the days before Prohibition, Cream Ale was the preferred beer style of the blue collar worker. Lill Moxie is our nod to the Cream Ale originally brewed by the Chicago Brewery on the corner of Lill and Diversey, and the factory workers who enjoyed it. We added a dry hop to this clean and refreshing ale that has a slightly sweet malt body and undertones of corn that complement our signature house yeast flavor. 5.7% ABV.
You might think this is a Russian style girly beer (a little Nabokov for you), but instead it is a very sophisticated Raspberry Belgian Ale. Fermented with brettanomyces (the little guys who give us that tart zing) and fresh raspberries, this brew is bright yet deep with spices and edges of the fruits natural tart quality to give it a white wine kind of finish. 7% ABV.
A sour brown kriek made with Michigan sour cherries aged in oak barrels for over 2 years with a roselare yeast culture. 6.5% ABV.
Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons. 6.5% ABV.