Lagers, Sours, Ciders
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, Munich Germany
One of Germany's most successful breweries, Spaten is deeply rooted in Munich's venerable beer-brewing tradition, yet it remains modern and dynamic.
Spaten has been a leading exporter of German beer for more than a century. We played a crucial role in establishing the present superior worldwide reputation for German beer. The basis of our continuously expanding export figures was a healthy pioneering spirit that led us to set up a network of committed import partners at an early date. Today people all over the world take pleasure in drinking original Spaten beers, not only in the neighbouring states of France, Austria and Switzerland, but also in Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and the United States.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA
Firestone Lager is an exquisite, full-flavored brew with a bright golden hue and a crisp, refreshing finish.
Floral hops and crystal malts forge an elegant balance between delicate aromas, a soft palate and a firm hop character.
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
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, Saint Louis Missouri
This beer should be perceived as having low bitterness. It is a medium-bodied, malt-emphasized beer with malt character often balanced with low levels of yeast produced sulfur compounds (character). Certain renditions of this beer style have a perceivable level of hop flavor (note: hop flavor does not imply hop bitterness) and character but it is essentially balanced with malt character to retain its style identity. Malt character is sometimes bread-like yet always reminiscent of freshly and very lightly toasted malted barley. There should not be any caramel character. Color is light straw to golden. Fruity esters and diacetyl should not be perceived. There should be no chill haze.ABV: 5.2% | 16oz | $7.5
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
Goose Island | Chicago, IL
A subtle yet balanced German style lager with distinct bready malt notes backed up by roast and caramel aromas. The Tempo sits at about 1 BPM (beers per minute) so try to keep up!ABV: 6% | 16oz | $8
Lakefront Brewery, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pours a brilliant blonde-gold with a white fluffy head. Biscuit and honey aromas from Vienna and Munich malts blend with herbal and spicy hop notes from Mount Hood and Czech Saaz hops. The medium body yields a robust malty-sweetness, while a mild, balanced hoppiness leads into the crisp finish.
Pairs well with spicy food, especially Cajun. A rounded hop flavor and crisp carbonation lift the spiciness of gumbo and jambalaya, while the substantial body stands up to the richness of dishes like étouffée.
Mikkeller Brewing, San Diego California
The color is an orange hued, golden-amber with a mild haze. Good carbonation, lively look with short, bubbly off-white cap. Some very sticky lacing is impressive.
A sweet amber malt aroma, candy, sour and tangy yeast, green veggies, herbal blend, slightly spicey. Kind of a strange but interesting nose.
The flavor is a bit of surprise concidering the "imperial" style of this lager. It really tastes much more like a very traditional amber lager. A semi, honey sweet malt, quickly followed by a very herbal, spicey and dry hoppy bite. The hops also seem to give a very primal, woody-acorn type bitternesss which is actually very excellent. The spicey herbal bite dominates the palate in a way, but then the light and sweet malt tends to dance all around it. The pils/lager yeast is also very interesting giving the sour>earthy and tangy effect.
Overall, concidering the style, the balance and flavor's are in excellent control. It comes across as very traditional instead of big and wild. Amazingly easy quoff, the 8% abv seems almost impossible concidering it's rather laid-back approach. The quick buzz let's yoy know, it's no joke though.
The feel is of medium body, jazzy till the very end, with an earthy, semi-dry feel that packs a very nice crisp bite at first sip. Finishes long and malty. Not slick or heavy but gentle.
I'm very surprised by this brew and what it offers. The lable only says "DraftBear" and then is tagged with the "malt liquor" stamp. I like not knowing what I'm in for! Pleasantly surprised, but Mikkeler is usually no let down. High grade stuff right here.ABV: 8% | 9oz | $9
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
Bell's Brewery, Comstock, MI
Dry-hopped, kettle sour. Bright, citrus-like tartness
The name “Larry’s Latest” is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Our latest sour recipe has a refreshingly bright, citrusy tartness combined with pungent tropical aromas.
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
Wheat yeasty, medium body & dry
3 Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana
Mami’s Belgian Wit with ginger and other herbs and spices. Worldwide crushable. Dale. *Contains LavenderABV: 6.2% | 16oz | $7.50
Hofbrauhaus, Munchen Germany
Back in 1602 Weissbier could only be brewed by ducal privilege. It was Munich’s first Hefe Weizen. Hofbräuhaus enjoyed this exclusive right for nearly 200 years, thus holding a monopoly on Weissbier in Bavaria.
But even without a monopoly, Hofbräu Hefe Weizen is a really special kind of beer. Characterized by its sparkling rich foam and distinguished by its unforgettable refreshing and fruity taste. It is brewed according to an ancient tradition and offers an alcoholic content of approximately 5.1% by volume. Savor the pure, refreshing enjoyment!
FOR OVER 400 YEARS A CLASSIC FAVORITE!ABV: 5.4% | .5L | $7
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
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
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
Brouwerij Lindemans, Viezenbeek Belgium
Tart and sweet fruit flavors. Traditional spontaneously fermented Belgian Lambic with raspberries added.ABV: 2.5% | 5oz | $6
English Pale Ale
Greene King Brewery, United Kingdom
Warming, malty and fruity. Pale and amber malts contribute to a mouth-filling and satisfying Horlicks and biscuity maltiness. Challenger and First Gold give a base note of herbal hop and Fuggles as a late hop contributes the main fragrant fruity and floral and spicy notes. Fermented slowly to give just enough fruity esters Abbot Ale provides a complex, satisfying and warming experience.ABV: 5% | 12oz | $7.50
Greene King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds GBR
A finely balanced, smooth pale ale with a subtle blend of flavours.ABV: 5.2% | 16oz | $7.5
Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, California
Our award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist. Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.ABV: 7.0% | 16oz | $8.50
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
Pipeworks Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
CONFIDENTIAL: For Authorized Eyes Only! Informants have provided reliable intel that this IPA contains “Vic Secret” hops. All sources say this hop has subtle pine and ripe pineapple notes.ABV: 7% | 9oz | $8.5
Bells' Brewery Inc., Comstock, Michigan
Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire.
Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.ABV: 10% | 12oz | $8.00
Pipeworks Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
The dark carnie leader’s skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace.
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. So whether you’re a Halloway or a Nightshade, you had better run, for with this carnival, Something Hoppy This Way Comes.
Dark / Strong Ales
Church Street Brewing Company, Itasca, IL
A classic Irish Red ale that uses 100% UK hops, Maris Otter, Crystal, and Vienna malts. Notes of caramel, toffee, and buttered toast provide for a smooth and complex flavor profile - topped with a creamy head.
Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, Ohio
A pint for Pa Conway! Our co-owners’ grandfather and policeman who’d likely uphold that an Irish Ale with full-bodied caramel malt flavors is just the ticket. Arrestingly smooth with a rap sheet of toasty biscuit and caramel malt flavors.ABV: 6.5% | 16oz | $6.50
Tighthead Brewing Company, Mundelein, Illinois
Boxcar is a Robust Porter with hints of roast coffee and mild chocolate. Featuring a traditional English grist bill of Maris Otter pale malt, black patent, two different chocolate malt’s and East Kent Golding hops, this beer will keep you warm by the fire pint after pint. The beer is named for the many freight trains that pass by the front of the brewery day and night! Cheers!
Pipeworks Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
This Russian Imperial Stout was created in collaboration with Interboro Spirits & Ales out of Brooklyn, NY. Brewed with English Golden Promise, Chocolate malt & Roast wheat. Fermented with English Ale yeast, and hopped with Apollo. Rich and full bodied, this beer was primarily brewed to be put down in Red Wine barrels, however the offering currently available was conditioned exclusively in steel.ABV: 10% | 5oz | $5.5
Revolution Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
If you happen to be looking for a Stout to drink for an extended Session, then you have found it. Our version of an Irish Dry Stout has a deep intense roasty character and acidity which is contributed by English Roasted and American Roasted barley. Pale along with a combination of Carapils, flaked barley, and a small amount of Special B malt lend a smooth round mouthfeel to this ale even though it is dry and crisp. German Magnum and English Fuggle hops provide this beer with its distinct bitterness and subtle earthy/spicy hop character.ABV: 4.4% | 16oz | $8.5
Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, California
There’s nothing like making a beer so beloved that people feel compelled to campaign for its return. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, we are very pleased to give our fans the number one item on their wish lists. As illustrated by the avalanche of social media requests, that is Stone Xocoveza, an insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. First brewed in 2014 with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker after his recipe won our annual homebrew competition, this imperial stout is layered with smooth roastiness, semisweet chocolate and a touch of spice. Thanks entirely to you, this creamy, mocha stout has gone from initially being a one-time offering to a yearly tradition. Happy holidays from all of us to all of you…and feel free to continue enjoying it long into the spring and summer, as this gem will age beautifully and is definitely not exclusive to the winter season!ABV: 8.1% | 9oz | $6
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.
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, Illinois
Optimism isn’t just a fool’s errand--any real optimist knows that the world is full of intrigue and mysterious curiosities. It is our job to bring them to light through sheer force of will. Orenda explores the oddity of brewing with the confidence that we’ll come out the other side wiser, more ambitious, and with renewed optimism. 2016: Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon and Burgundy Wine Barrels for 9 months in anticipation of our first anniversary. 2017: Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Wine Barrels for 12 months with Brettanomyces.ABV: 9.6% | 9oz | $8
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% | 5oz | $7 | 9oz | $13
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, California
As a finished beer, XIX is a rich, chocolaty, chewy brew with brandy-soaked raisin and holiday fruitcake flavors.
The blend is anchored by equal parts Stickee Monkee and Parabola, which combine to create a dense chocolate truffle-like base. Velvet Merkin and Bravo lend their spicy oak, leather and fruity accents to complete the brew. The beer is unfiltered and unfined so there will be a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. XIX is best enjoyed poured carefully into a half-filled brandy snifter or wine glass.