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
Pipeworks Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
Pilsner · 5.0% ABV
"It's beer you can drink." Bright and gold with a lingering finish.ABV: 5.2% | 16oz | $7
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
Off Color Brewing, Chicago, Illinois
..loooooong ago, there was a secret love affair between a Styracosaurus and Triceratops, which was very new to their friends and neighbors in the Cretacious neighborhood. So to get everyone to accept them, they threw a giant hot sulphur springs party. Roasted palm fronds, fern salads, beach balls and this beer. In honor of these two progressive dinosaurs, we've made this Zwickel as closely to their recipe as possible: pils, carapils, and slightly dry hopped. We can't promise it will get people to accept you, but who cares? We can promise it'll transport you to an amazing dino-beach party. In your mind, at least.ABV: 5.0% | 16oz | $6.5
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
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.ABV: 5.4% | 9oz | $8
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.
Pipeworks Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois
Gose brewed with smoked agave hearts from @sacred_agave and sea salt!
This beer is light, tangy, with subtle smack of caramelized agave. We brewed this beer with @sacred_agave who make it their mission to support rural Mexican towns where agave plants are grown and harvested for mezcal. They work to help replenish agave plants, maintain and replicate water-preservation systems, as well as build libraries!
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
Lagunitas Brewing Comapny, Petaluma CA
Golden yellow in color and a bit hazy, with flavors of pineapple, wheat and grass followed by a sour tart finishABV: 6.1% | 12oz | $7.50
Unity Vibration Brewery, Ypsilanti, MI
This unique brew begins with our gluten-free, raw and vegan Kombucha Tea which is then bourbon barrel-aged with the addition of fresh, whole, organic peaches. Slightly sweet with subtle notes of bourbon.ABV: 7.0% | 9oz | $8
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
Virtue Cider, Fennville, Michigan
We are pouring this from the bottle!
In Normandy, France, cider has been made on the farm for over a thousand years. Apples were carried from orchard to barn by cart, drawn by a big, grey horse--a percheron. The apples were milled and pressed into juice through straw--driven by that same horse--then fermented with wild yeast in used wine barrels. The resulting farm cider, or cidre fermier, was rustic and complex, with notes of both the farm and barrel. Percheron Cidre Fermier is dedicated to the big, beautiful horse of Normandy. Like its French cousin, it bares the unmistakable scent of the farm, a strong body, and a gentle finish.ABV:6.8% | 9oz | $12.50
Virtue Cider, Fennville, Michigan
The Mitten is a winter cider, a blend of last season's best, aged in bourbon barrels, with the new season’s fresh pressed apple juice. Straight cider, aged for three seasons, finds notes of vanilla, caramel and charred American oak, balanced with the best of the orchard, over-ripe apples and their sweet, tart, earthy juice. Many barrels are filled, but only a small portion, the very smoothest, will find their way into The Mitten.ABV:6.8% | 9oz | $9
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
Ballast Point, San Diego, CA
Our Sour Wench Cherry Ale is a fruity Berliner Weisse-style beer bursting with cherry flavor and aroma. The fruit addition adds a beautiful hue, and the taste has an approachable soft tartness from kettle souring. This artful gypsy will surely lure you into the world of sour beers.ABV: 7% | 9oz | $9.5
Witbier wheat beer brewed with orange and coriander
Middle Brow Beer Co., Chicago, IL
Belgian witbier brewed with apricot and cardamom. Apricot and cardamom really are a match made in heaven, as it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Finishes with crisp wheat.ABV: 5.1% | 12oz | $7
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
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 | $7.5
BrewDog, Canal Winchester, OH
An American IPA with a bitter edge that will push your citrus tolerance to the brink and back; Elvis Juice is loaded with tart pithy grapefruit peel. This IPA has a caramel malt base, supporting a full frontal citrus overload – grapefruit peel piled on top of intense us aroma hops. Waves of crashing pine, orange and grapefruit round out this citrus infused IPA.ABV: 6.5% | 16oz | $7
BrewDog, Canal Winchester, OH
Hazy Jane is a Vermont style IPA, w/ low background bitterness, loaded w/ intense juicy fruit character. Pineapple, stonefruit, mango & hints of lime peel.ABV: 7.2% | 16oz | $8
Crystal Lake Brewing, Crystal Lake, IL
All hail the Slalom King. Casually dropping to one ski, expertly cutting in and out of the wake, and all the while trailing his signature cascade like a robe to announce his royal presence, this Crystal Lake staple American IPA draws praise on the water and a crowd on the sand. This is a huge beer, starting with the aromatic explosion. A sip reveals tons of citrus hop flavor along with floral characteristics. A firm malt sweetness with a hint of rye spice appears quickly, then gives way to an intense hop bitterness. This beer isn't about perfect balance, it's about hops, hops and more hops. One sip and you will feel like royalty.ABV: 7.5% | 16oz | 6.5
Maplewood Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois
Juicy. Juicy. Juicy. Juice Pants is a healthily hopped New England Style IPA showcasing a variety of hops that change every time it’s brewed. It is fermented with the famous Conan yeast which gives it a crazy stone fruit and peach flavor which works beautifully together with the hops. Juice Pants is a limited release brewed periodically in small batches. Put your Juice Pants on, it’s going to be a Juicy ride.ABV: 7% | 12oz | $10
New Holland Brewing, Holland, Michigan
There once lived a bitter soul, with a fruitful life as his goal, hopped
in his space machine, went to New England to find his queen,
came back...in a haze of tangerine.
This is Tangerine Space Machine and it is a New England-style IPA that will hit a hazy 6.8%-AbV and 40 IBU.ABV: 6.8% | 12oz | $9.5
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
Dark / Strong Ales
Wild Onion Brewery, Lake Barrington, IL
A wonderfully nutty and smooth drinking English-style brown. The use of lightly roasted malt lends well with our custom-filtered spring water to bring out the richness of imported Maris Otter malt.ABV: 5.2% | 16oz | $6.5
Tyranena Brewing Company, Lake Mills, WI
A big ol’ black beer with oatmeal silkiness. Full bodied with soothingly rich coffee flavors. Devilishly delicious.ABV: 7.5% | 9oz | $7.50
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