Lagers, Sours, Ciders
Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
Citrusy Tettnang Mandarina hops combine w/ the crisp, bright character of a lager to deliver a beer that is truly refreshing & undoubtedly worth sharing.ABV: 5.5%
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Chicago Illinois
Balanced. Rich Grain. Floral Finish.
Chicago celebrates the life of Casimir Pulaski and so do we! This Chicago-style Pils was brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malt which results in a rich malty flavor. We add Santiam hops which possess both European and American lineage for floral notes and a bit of spice. Together these ingredients create an exceedingly drinkable and balanced pilsner, properly lagered for your pleasure.
Grain Bill: Pilsner | Vienna
Hops: Warrior | Santiam
Vitals: Lager | 25 IBUs | 4 SRM | 5.1% ALC. BY VOL.
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery was started by two home brewers/distillers whose hobbies spiraled into a full production facility. The name Maplewood was chosen in honor the former village of Maplewood, which was one of the outlying towns that survived the Great Chicago Fire, and is where the brewery is located. Maplewood's former residents, largely immigrant builders, aided in rebuilding Chicago. Eventually, Maplewood was annexed by Chicago to form Logan Square, which we think is pretty great.ABV 5.1%
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.
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%
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%
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% | WI
Three Floyds Brewing Co | Munster, IN
Ever seen a unicorn? How about a baby German one that’s not white, but black? Well, now is your chance to let one merrily prance across your palate. This black German-style session lager is refreshing, crisp and mystically intriguing with its maltiness.ABV: 5.5%
Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Lakefront Brewery's Pumpkin Lager is one of the only pumpkin lager available in the world; nearly all other pumpkin beers are ales. Using real pumpkin and a proprietary blend of spices made here in Milwaukee for us by the acclaimed Spice House, our brewers lager this beer for 4 full weeks. This extra time gives the Lakefront Pumpkin Lager a deep, smooth richness that no ale can match. A frothy entry leads to an off-dry medium-to-full body of intense cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and candied yam flavor on a nutty wheat toast palate. Finishes with a drier spice and light toffee fade. Caramel and Munich malts reinforce this beer's mouthfeel and lend to the malty sweetness. A nicely balanced spice beer for those cool fall nights.ABV: 5.8%
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%
Capital Brewery Company Inc., Middelton Wisconsin
A blazing rich beer, this is a doppelbock based on an Octoberfest personality. Warm and intriguing, with a deep copper hue & rich malty flavor, this doppelbock warms like burning embers of a mid-autumn fire.ABV: 7.8%
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% |
Rogue Ales, Newport, OR
A Hawaiian inspired sour beer brewed with passion fruit, orange, and guava.ABV: 6%
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%
Wheat, Fruit, Spiced
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%
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%
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%
Brouwerij Lindemans, Viezenbeek Belgium
Tart and sweet fruit flavors. Traditional spontaneously fermented Belgian Lambic with raspberries added.ABV 2.5%
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.
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands
La Trappe PUUR is an easily drinkable, fresh, hoppy, light Trappist ale. Only top-grade organic ingredients are used to brew this ale. The recipe for this ale is the result of a combination of the continuous pursuit of the highest quality and a passionate dedication to ale, coupled with unrelenting respect for people and planet.ABV: 4.7%
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, IL
Each year, as part of the Oak Park Micro Brew Review, we and 20 other Illinois breweries brew the same base beer recipe with the option to somehow make it our own. This year, we were asked to brew an American Pale Ale with a single malt and single hop to show off some of the world’s most unique hop varieties. Our version of this SMASH beer is brewed with all pale ale malts and Strisselspalt hops. The result is a beer with a clean, soft, lightly sweetened malt backing that allows the Strisselspalt hops to shine by giving off big notes of lemon verbena, spicy florals, and citrus.ABV: 5.5%
Two Brothers Brewing Comany, Warrenville, IL
A limited edition version of Pinball with fresh blood orange juice.ABV: 4.9% |
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%
Founders Brewing Co | Grand Rapids, MI
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.ABV: 7.6% |
Around The Bend Beer Company, Chicago, IL
IIPA brewed with Seville oranges, orange blossom honey and loads of American hops for a compelling balance of sweet orange flavor and long-lasting bitterness.
Seville oranges are the foundation of the classic British marmalade. They lend an astringent bitterness that gives the jam its distinctive flavor. So too with this Imperial IPA, the blending of Seville oranges.
Great Divide Brewing | Denver CO
HERCULES DOUBLE IPA is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, fit for the gods. HERCULES delivers a huge amount of hops from start to finish. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile.ABV: 10%
Dark / Strong Ales
Rogue Ales, Newport, OR
Dead ‘N’ Dead compliments the flavor profile of our class Dead Guy Ale with oak and vanilla notes from our whiskey barrels,” according to the label.ABV: 8.2%
Rogue Ales, Newport, OR
A maibock but brewed as an ale. Brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.
An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.ABV: 6.6%
Unibroue, Quebec Canada
It’s inspired from a distant era where the father of the bride would give his new son-in-law honey-flavoured beer for the first month of marriage.
Introducing Lune de Miel. Like all honeymoons, this divine nectar is simply unforgettable.
The honey, which completes the bottle refermentation process, is a perfect match for the hoppy bouquet with rich hints of spices, herbs and wildflowers.ABV: 8%
Big Sky Brewing Co. Missoula Montana
Moose Drool is our Brown Ale. Far and away the best selling beer brewed in Montana, Moose Drool is chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. Our brown ale is a malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma also mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spiciness being added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops. It has an original gravity of 13 degrees Plato, and is 4.2% alcohol by weight, 5.1% by volume.ABV: 5.1%
Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco California
With deep black color, a thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavors, and full-bodied smoothness, Anchor Porter® is the epitome of a handcrafted dark beer. A blend of specially roasted pale, caramel, chocolate, and black malts, along with our top-fermenting yeast, creates complexity without bitterness. The brew is hopped at a high rate, and naturally carbonated. The result is dark in the glass, but surprisingly light on the palate. Anchor Porter® became the first modern American porter when it was introduced in 1972. As we celebrate its 40th anniversary, our porter continues to reward those who look beyond its intimidating appearance to discover its smooth, full-bodied drinkability. Anchor Porter® is the definitive American Porter.ABV: 5.6%
Bell's Brewing Inc., Comstock, Michigan
Special Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Special Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.ABV: 6.1%
Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont Colorado
Roasted malt and coffee flavors build the foundation of this sweet stout. Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.ABV 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%
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.
Tighthead Brewing Company, Mundelein Illinois
De Proefbrouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium
We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Carey of New Glarus Brewing Company as our 11th annual partner in this series. In the true spirit of the project, we have created a beer based on the classic Belgian Abt style, with unique Wisconson contributions including Santiam and Chinook hops. To further highlight the Dairy State we've added lactos for extra mouthfeel and richness. The result is a dark ale from our use of French and American oak along with spicy hop notes. This ale is designed to drink now, but we believe will evolve beautifully over the next 1-2 years. Enjoy Abtsolution with roasted meats, rich cheese and of course, friends. Cheers!ABV: 9%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico California
Fuller's Brewery in London has been producing some of the UK's finest ales since the mid-19th century. Together we created a new recipe for an Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale---a robust beer, perfect for aging, and brewed with plums for a touch of rich fruit flavor that both mimics and enhances the natural yeast-driven aromas.