Lagers, Sours, Ciders
Bitburger Brauerei, Bitburg/Eifel, Germany
The classic Bitburger – a mature and most agreeable beer – is brewed with the best of ingredients in the same traditional way it has been for many, many years. The result is delicately tart and pleasantly bitter – with a strong hop taste.ABV: 4.8% | .5L | $7
Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, Illinois
Proof that the entire arc of beer has been realized.
We brew this beer because humans should drink clean,
lager beer without unnecessary adornment.
For centuries, technically driven utility liquids have made people happy. Its time consuming life cycle touches a special place in our quest as brewers.
Bright lager aromatics, noble spiciness, botanicals, juniper, sweet pilsner malt chewiness, light bodied, really dry finish.ABV: 5.5% | 16oz | $7
5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Chicago, Illinois
Xicago is our first generation Chicagoan. Born in Windy City but inspired by the adventure-flled and constantly moving streets of Mexico City. This is the lager that cuts through the unknown and makes you feel familiar. Tip one back.
A bright, crisp lager with restrained bitterness. Pilsner malt an a touch of corn keep the body light while the czech saaz hops give way to a mild, refreshing bite. Fermented with a Mexican lager yeast for a super balanced, crushable beer.
Miller Brewing Co. Milwaukee Wisconsin
Miller Lite is the great tasting, less filling beer that created the American light beer category in 1975. Triple-hops brewed for great pilsner taste, Miller Lite is the only beer to win four gold awards in the World Beer Cup for best American-Style light lager (2006, 2002, 1998 and 1996). It also won the gold medal for best American-style Lager or Light Lager at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.ABV: 4.2% | 16oz | $5
Church Street Brewing Company , Chicago, Illinois, United States
Toasted malt, slight hop bitterness, and unfiltered make this Zwickel style beer exceptional.ABV: 5.4% | 16oz | $7.50
Riverwest Stein Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Milwaukee Wisconsin
Our flagship beer, named after the hardworking neighborhood in which Lakefront Brewery was founded. Pours a brilliant amber with a bubbly off-white head. Aromas of American hops mingle with a slight floral character from the German lager yeast. A balanced maltiness with just a hint of sweetness dominates the flavor, with a crisp hop bite in the finish. A joy to drink; no wonder it's Milwaukee's favorite craft beer.ABV: 4.8% | 16oz | $7
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla, Bamberg, Germany
Hailing from the northern Franconian town of Bamberg, Aecht Schlenkerla truly is the quintessential rauchbier. The aroma, redolent of rich beech wood smoke, pervades the room as soon as the beer hits the glass. Though pungently smoky, the aroma still evinces a slightly toasty malt character under the beech wood. The panel unanimously praised the intense yet deftly balanced smoke, with Rick likening the aroma to a campfire breakfast. Pete found the smokiness appetizing but was impressed with the luscious, slightly caramelly malt component lurking below. Pouring a brilliantly clear amber and sporting a prodigious off-white head, the beer even looks smoky. The flavor tracks perfectly with the aroma, once again showcasing the brewer’s exceptional skill at providing an intense smoke experience without detracting from the beer itself. Underneath the smoke, the flavor profile is classic Märzen, with hints of Munich malt peeking through the shroud of smoke. Nick was floored by the interplay between flavors of luscious malt and profound smokiness, comparing the overall experience to spending a day in a smokehouse. While rauchbiers may not be every beer drinker’s choice for a session beer and are somewhat of an acquired taste, this is the stuff of liters for beer connoisseurs. Schlenkerla is a world-class beer and a perfect complement to any evening meal.
Mikkeller Brewing, Copenhagen, Denmark
A highly hopped and dry hopped imperial pilsner with a light body and lovely crispyness from the lager yeast.
With its powerful hop notes, high alcohol content and lovely golden appearance, the only reference to the pilsner style is the clean taste of the lager yeast.
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V., Roeselare, Belgium
Rodenbach Grand Cru (Alc. 6% Vol.) is a blend of “young” beer (33%) and an older beer (67%) that has matured in oak vats. It is the high percentage of the older ripened-in-oak beer that gives it the complex and intense bouquetABV: 6% | 9oz | $11
Revolution Brewing, Chicago, Illinois
Freedom of Speach is naturally soured in the brew kettle and fermented out dry with a lower alcohol level. Our easy-drinking session sour demonstrates a clean tartness, balanced out by an assembly of ripe peach flavor. Exercise your right to refreshment.ABV: 4.4% | 16oz | $7
Virtue Cider, Fennville, Michigan
The Michigan harvest of apples starts in late summer, with the sun still bright and the leaves green. As autumn turns cool, trees turn brilliant orange, yellow, and red; and so do the apples. We use all sorts of Michigan apples grown on local family farms. The blend of these heirloom apples creates a complexity of flavor impossible to achieve with just a few varieties.
Michigan Harvest is crisp and tart, starting with the scent of the orchard, a hint of oak, and finishing with a touch of sweetness.
This cider celebrates apple harvest as well as the autumn's hearty cuisine. Try pairing with roast pig, aged cheddar, or traditional Thanksgiving fare.
Gregory Hall founded Virtue Cider in 2011. He is known for his 20-year tenure as brewmaster at the Goose Island Beer Company, having won 14 consecutive Great American Beer Festival medals and pioneered bourbon barrel-aged beer with Bourbon County Stout. In the spring of 2011, Hall left Goose Island and embarked on a two-month pilgrimage to study the craft of cider, touring and tasting at top cidermakers in England and France. He brought his extensive experience and innovative style to launch Virtue Cider first in the Roscoe Village neighborhood in Chicago. In 2013, Hall brought the cidermaking venture as close as possible to one of the United States' best apple-growing states of Michigan and launched Virtue Cider in Fennville, Michigan.ABV: 5% | 12oz | $5
Wheat, Fruit, Spiced
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, German
Our golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour. It is full bodied with a smooth yeast taste.ABV: 5.4% | .5L | $9
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, IL
Alluringly tart and fruity, this sour wheat beer is loaded with Mango, enhancing it’s already magnetic seductiveness. Enchantingly light in body and effervescent, we sour this German-style Berliner Weisse with lactobacillus in the kettle before adding mounds of our favorite royal fruit. Refreshing and easy drinking, this beer is perfect for those days when even the Sun could use a fan.ABV: 4.6% | 12oz | $7.5
Witbier wheat beer brewed with orange and coriander
Unibroue, Quebec Canada
(White of Chambly) was the first bottle refermented ale produced by Unibroue. It is brewed from a blend of pale barley malt, wheat malt and unmalted wheat, to which we blend selected spices and hops. Blanche de Chambly is only partially filtered, retaining its natural cloud of yeast that is characteristic of the original white ales brewed during the Middle Ages.
With notes of dried orange peel and coriander seeds, this brew is a worthy representative of classic Belgian-style white wheat beers. To date, it has won more than 34 international medals, including being named “The World’s Best White Beer" on numerous occasions. Unibroue is proud to brew the most popular white beer in Quebec.ABV: 5% | 16oz | $7
Blonde golden, well rounded
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, Illinois
Belgian-Style Blonde Ale aged in oak barrels for 6 months with brettanomyces. Dry hopped with Amarillo in the barrels.ABV: 4.5% | 16oz | $7.50
Golden Ale effervescent, complex & refreshing
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV, Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium
Created by the Moortgat family, bottled Duvel is one of Belgium’s favorite ales. The secret of its success lies in using only best-quality ingredients, and in the well-balanced, very specific, complex brewing and refermentation process that takes over 90 days. After brewing and first fermentation – which takes about 30 days – the beer is tasted by the brewmaster and his staff. At this stage this beer is called “single-fermented.” Typical Duvel flavors and aromas are already emerging, but the beer is lower in alcohol and carbonation, and the taste is slightly lighter and crisper. This is only available in draft and is different from what is in the bottles.ABV: 6.8% | 9oz | $7
Revolution Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
A highly drinkable ale steeped with hibiscus flowers and a touch of orange peel for a natural tartness and slight pink hue.ABV: 5.8% | 16oz | $7
Kolsch light ale brewed with lager yeast
Rogue Ales, Newport, Oregon
Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 119 colonies of bees are carefully kept and fed. The honey is uncapped, extracted, filtered and finally infused into a refreshing Honey Kolsch Ale.ABV: 5.0% | 16oz | $7.5
Fruit Beer addition of fruit
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, Emelgem Belgium
Kasteel Rouge is a blend of Kasteel Donker and cherry liquor. The mix of these two excellent products creates an exceptional soft beer with references to the dark mother beer.ABV: 8% | 9oz | $10
English Pale Ale
Samlesbury InBev UK, Preston, United Kingdom
Full of body and quite creamy, well deserving of the title “the cream of manchester”.
This nitrogenated and pasteurised beer is brewed in Samlesbury, United Kingdom. Full of body and quite creamy, well deserving of the title “the cream of manchester”. Boddingtons Pub Ale is definitely an entertaining beer and sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Chicago, Illinois
ABV: 6.1% | 16oz | $7.5
Bell's Brewing Inc., Comstock, Michigan
This is the bench mark for an American I.P.A. Bell's Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.ABV: 7% | 16oz | $7
Goose Island Brewing Compnay, Chicago, Illinois
It’s 7.2%, but totally crushable — it’s not quite like any other IPA you’ve had. Big, bracing, piney hop flavors meet a tropical bouquet of Eureka, Denali, Nugget, Mosaic and Citra hops. There’s a balanced bitterness that blends seamlessly into the light to medium body. Sip it or rip it. Whatever. We’re not your mom.ABV: 7.5% | 16oz | $7
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, IL
Brewed with massive amounts of Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, and Columbus hops, finding a word to describe your gratification might be pretty tough. Our cask conditioned Lexical Gap IPA is straight west coast.
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, IL
Double dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Centennial, this New England IPA is loaded with juicy fruit flavors and aromas. The huge amount of flaked oats add a full and rounded body to balance a very soft bitterness making this super easy drinking for such a big beer. Enjoy this fresh! It won’t be around long!ABV: 6.3% | 12oz | $10
Two Brothers Brewing Comany, Warrenville, IL
We’re showcasing our passion and creativity with an ambitious blend of hop varieties in our 21st Anniversary IPAABV: 8.2% | 16oz | $7.50
Local Option Bierwerker | Chicago, Illinois
American Muscle – New World Double IPAis massive hop-bomb brewed by the Local Option Bierwerker. Aggressively late-kettle and dry hopped with four quintessential varietals of American hops; this beer is built like houses used to be built. A strong malt backbone balances a rich, flavorful palate of citrus fruit with floral and earthy notes. No adjuncts or extracts of any type were used in this beer.ABV: 13% | 5oz | $6
Local Option Brewery, Chicago, IL
Firkin Muscle is a Mosaic Double Dry Hopped version of American Muscle, as if it needed any more horsepower. Double means double... At 13% Alcohol by volume, using over 7 pounds of hops per barrel, this beer has the Hop Torque shifting into the Malt acceleration that is quick off the line and strong through the finish. Brewed for America by Americans in America. Aggressively late kettle and dry hopped with four quintessential varietals of American hops; this beer is built like houses used to be. A strong malt backbone balances a rich, pungent palate of citrus fruit with floral and earthy notes. No adjuncts or extracts of any type were used in this beer.ABV: 13% | 5oz | $6.5 | 9oz | $11.5
Pipeworks Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
Ninja vs. Unicorn celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you’re rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you’ll enjoy Ninja vs. Unicorn.ABV: 8.5% | 12oz | $7.5
Dark / Strong Ales
John Smith's Brewery
This brown ale features fewer hops for a less bitter taste, a blend of light and dark malts for a unique, smooth flavor and cool temperature for easy drinking.ABV: 4.7% | 16oz | $7
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, IL
This beer is heavy on the rich, dark chocolates with lots of caramelized raisins and caramel, but perfectly balanced with a distinct coffee flavor. We pay homage to the American novelist, Eleanor Porter, who introduced “Pollyanna” to the world way back in 1913. Eleanor is a full-bodied and layered, robust porter brewed with Belgian caramel malts, American chocolate malts, German hops, and English yeast.ABV: 6.8% | 12oz | $8.5
Innis & Gunn Brewing Company, Edinburgh, Scotland
We’ve collaborated for the first time with Tullamore D.E.W., bringing together the very best of Scots and Irish craftsmanship to launch our newest Limited Edition: Kindred Spirits.
Using our unique barrel ageing process, this Scottish Stout has been matured using Tullamore’s legendary triple distilled whiskey barrels creating a rich and delicious Irish Whiskey barrel-aged stout. A perfect pairing of the character of Innis & Gunn’s rich flavour packed beer, and the sweet, spicy, smooth taste of Tullamore D.E.W. with notes of dark chocolate and coffee alongside hints of vanilla.
To mark this special collaboration, Kindred Spirits celebrates the rich part that music plays in both Scottish and Irish culture, as much as whiskey and beer, by bringing together one of each country’s finest musical exports to collaborate on a cover of a traditional Scottish folk song. Irish band Ash and Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit met over a Kindred Spirits in our hometown of Edinburgh to create the Kindred Sessions, now available to watch online:ABV: 5.4% | 12oz | $11
Crystal Lake Brewing Company, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Rich aromas of expresso and dark chocolate hang in the air, while flavors teeter between coffee, chocolate, sweet caramel and hints of dark fruit.
This is a big, full-bodied ale, dark and decadent, and one that you’ll find yourself falling hard for.
Brouwerij Alken-Maes, Belgium
This medium-bodied, red to dark brown colored ale has a malty sweetness and chocolate-like caramel aroma. A light hop flavor and/or aroma is acceptable. Dubbels are also characterized by low-medium to medium bitterness. No diacetyl is acceptable. Yeastgenerated fruity esters (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. Head retention is dense and mousse-like. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. Often bottle conditioned a slight yeast haze and flavor may be evident.ABV 6.5% | 10oz | $7
Bières de Chimay, Baileux Belgium
With its typical golden colour, its slightly hazy appearance and its fine head is especially characterised by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer’s flavour, as sensed in the mouth, comes from the smell of hops: above all it is the fruity notes of muscat and raisins that give this beer a particularly attractive aroma. The aroma complements the touch of bitterness. There is no acidity, but an after-bitterness which melts in the mouth. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.
St. Bernardus Brouwerij, Watou, Belgium
The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ’Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.ABV: 10% | 9oz | $13
Local Option Bierwerker, Chicago, IL
Medium-body dark molasses flavor with hints of chocolate and a dry finishABV: 6.4% | 12oz | $7
Local Option Bierwerker, Chicago, IL
Historically the beer was dark in color, creamy, and tart as a result of the introduction of lactobacillus bacteria by sour mashing.
Kentucky Common is a modern interpretation of an ale style native to pre-prohibition Louisville. Local Option Bierkwerker took up the task of brewing this once familiar style – electing to use specialty grains rather than a large percentage of corn – yielding an adventurous taste profile befitting both conventional and courageous palates.