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
Local Option Outlawger
Local Option Brewery, Chicago Illinois
Outlawger is designed to deliver fresh German lager to American soil. What’s the secret you ask? It begins by getting a famous German brewmaster wasted on American double IPA’s at Local Option, and then fooling him into revealing the most classified methods of making perfect Deutsch Pils. Consider this beer another victory for the Allies.ABV: 5% | 12oz | $5.5
Metropolitan Brewing, Chicago, IL
The kinetic beauty of spicy hops grabs you by the nose and lets you know: this is German-inspired beer. Flywheel is meant for bombastic celebrations of singing voices and clamoring mugs. But then, that first contented moment of happy hour is uniquely celebratory as well.ABV 5% | 12OZ | $5
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% | 12oz | $4
Capital Oktoberfest, Middleton, WI
A traditional marzen style beer with a gorgeous firey dark orange color & a rich malt character.ABV: 5.5% | .5L | $8
Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier, München, Germany
HB's Oktoberfest Specialty has its own distinctive and unmistakable tasteABV: 6.3% | .5L | $8
Pollyanna Fruhauf Oktoberfest
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, Illinois
Built in 1871, the current La Dolce Vita restaurant in Lemont was once home to The Charles Fruhauf Store. Charles Fruhauf, a German-born immigrant, built his storefront out of Lemont limestone (Athens Marble) and his general store was a Lemont staple throughout the late 1800’s. We brewed this Oktoberfest as homage to him and the beautiful building that still stands to this day. Clean, malty, and just dry enough, this Märzen-style lager is to be consumed in your finest lederhosen or dirndl while eating giant pretzels in an endless beer garden.ABV: 5.4% | .5L | $8
Pipeworks Spittin' Seeds
Pipeworks Brewing Co. - Chicago, IL
Watermelon is practically the mascot of late summer picnics, and now it might be the unofficial mascot of summery beers. This tart, subtly sweet, ultra refreshing with a touch of salt to finish it off - is liquid late summer. We've never made a watermelon beer before... and now we're wondering WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?! It's a perfectly enjoyable crusher poifect for cooler stocking. Please note: this is a seedless watermelon beer.ABV: 4.5% | 9oz | $9
Bockor Des Jacobins
Bockor Des Jacobins, Bellegem, Belgium
The basic ingredient of our Jacobins is wort made of wheat and malted barley.ABV: 4.5% | 9oz | $10
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Brouwerij Rodenbach, Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen Belgium
Flanders Red Ale- a blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 aged beer matured for 2 years in oak foeders. The original sour ale.ABV: 6.0% | 9oz | $11
Virtue Brut Cider
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
Hofbrau Hefe Weizen
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 Blanche De Chambly Witbier
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
Kolsch light ale brewed with lager yeast
New Belgium Passion Fruit Kolsch
New Belgium Brewing Co. - Fort Collins, CO
Passion Fruit Kölsch is a crushable, refreshing fruit-forward beer ready for fun in the sun
Taste: Moderate sweetness and slight-moderate sourness initially; sweetness drops to slight and persists alongside sourness throughout the finish. Slight bitterness at the end that doesn't linger.
Aroma: Strong passionfruit, moderate pineapple and tropical. Slight-moderate black currant and lemon. Slight white wine, grassy and honey.ABV: 4.3% | 16oz | $7
Fruit Beer addition of fruit
Brouwerij Lindemans, Vlezenbeek Belgium
Tart and Sweet Flavors
Traditional spontaneously fermented Belgian Lambic with raspberries added.ABV: 2.4% | 5oz | $8
New Holland Kombucha IPA
New Holland Brewing - Holland, MI
Kombucha IPA blends the bright citrus flavors of an India Pale Ale with tart kombucha tea and a hint of ginger in perfect harmony.ABV: 5% | 12oz | $5
English Pale Ale
Boddingtons Pub 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 The Charlatan Pale Ale
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Chicago, Illinois
ABV: 6.1% | 16oz | $7.5
Temperance Restless Years Cask
Temperance Beer Co. - Evanstone, IL
Restlessness is movement. It thirsts for change, defies expectations, and forever explores. Crisp and refreshing with sweet hints of pure joy, our pale ale keeps things moving with tropical aromatic hops and a spicy rye finish. Turn your restless nights to restless years.ABV: 5.8% | 12oz | $8
Bell's Two Hearted I.P.A.
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
Brickstone Milkshake IPA
Brickstone Brewing Company - Bourbannais, IL
EACH BREWED WITH REAL MADAGASCAR VANILLA BEANS AND FRUIT, THE EXTRA CREAMY AND SMOOTH BODY COMPLEMENTS THE JUICY NOTES OF FRESH FRUIT & HOPS, BASICALLY RESULTING IN DESSERT IN A CAN.ABV: 8.5% | 12oz | $8.5
Crystal Lake Slalom King IPA Cask
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 | $5
Lagunitas Fluxed In Paradise
Lagunitas Brewing Co. - Chicago IL
Joint brew with Shorts Brewing: Double dry hopped IPA w/ Sabro, Cashmere & southern passion & Kveik yeast.ABV: 8.5% | 12oz | $6.5
Pipeworks Water Balloon Toss Champs
Pipeworks Brewing Co. - Chicago, IL
More summery than a block party, this hazy IPA gets an added bounce of brightness from tangerines. It's citrusy and definitely sunny! Hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, and Mosaic hops, this is a great one for those who like their juice but want their beer too.ABV: 7.0% | 9oz | $12
Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter IIPA
Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, Illinois
Double Daisy Cutter is a monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there's enough hops to recede your gums.ABV: 8% | 12oz | $7
Dark / Strong Ales
Lagunitas Brett Stout
Lagunitas Brewing Company - Chicago, IL
Our Sonoma Farmhouse Series is a showcase of the sometimes-funky, sometimes-rustic, always-limited fine ales from the Lagunitas Brewer's playground. This particular Brett Stout was fermented with a slight funk of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and our house Ale Yeast. Then housed in Sonoma County red-wine barrels for up to four years. The result is 100% pure barrel-aged bliss... smooth, tart, and sultry, with a certain Sonoma-esque-ish-ness. Finely aged and finally ready to share. Try one now and grab another to age a little longer. Or not. Life is Uncertain!ABV: 11.3% | 9oz | $6
Crystal Lake Nitro Stout
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.
2015 Avery Mephistopheles' Stout
Avery Brewing Co. - Boulder, Colarado
Mephistopheles is the crafty shapeshifter, the second fallen angel; he who does not love light. Herein he patiently lies, waiting and willing to do your bidding, but for a price. Enter into his darkness, a tangled and intricate labyrinth of bittersweet rapture.ABV: 15.4% | 5oz | $10
Alken Maes Grimbergen Dubbel
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
Chimay White Tripel
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.
Dubuisson Scaldis Blonde Triple
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl - Pipaix, Belgium
The Scaldis Triple derives its blonde colour and slight yeast cloud from the re-fermentation process. Aromas of yellow fruits (banana and pineapple) stand out, complemented by impressions of unripe fruits. This rounded beer has a surprising array of floral touches, impressions of citrus fruits and more than a trace of sweetness in its taste.ABV: 10% | 5oz | $10
La Trappe Quadrupel
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands
Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a, stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.ABV: 10% | 5oz | $9
Dogfish Head Olde School
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE
Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth barleywine has a unique flavor.
The concept for this beer came from an old cellerman's manual Sam came across (for more on that, check out the video below).
At about 15% ABV, this beer is a great candidate for aging. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. Our recommendation? Grab a few bottles when you find it -- enjoy one now, and age the others for a bit. Let us know which you prefer!