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.
Upland Champagne Velvet Lager
Upland Brewing Co, Bloomington, IN
Champagne Velvet has a refreshingly light pilsener body with some sweet complexities given off by the corn malt used in this recipe, making this the perfect lager. It’s smooth and light, but still full of flavor, the perfect everyday beer for craft beer drinkers and a step up for domestic drinkers.
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.
Great Lakes Eliot Ness Amber Lager
Great Lakes Brewing Co. - Cleveland, OH
Admittedly, it’s a bit of a paradox to name our Amber Lager for history’s most famous agent of prohibition. But it’s a smooth, malty (and dare we say, arresting?) paradox.
Great Lakes Oktoberfest
Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Cleveland, OH
Prost! Our take on this classic German style is a celebration of maltiness— packed w/ rustic, autumnal flavors to put a little more oomph into your oom-pah-pah.
Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau, Munich, Germany
Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops.
The World’s First Oktoberfest Beer! Gabriel Sedlmaier, the Spaten brewmaster at the first Münchener Oktoberfest invented this Bier and is honored with the white GS in the red Spaten logo shield.
Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge Flanders Red
Bockor Des Jacobins, Bellegem, Belgium
Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge is a Flemish Sour Ale, red in color with a beguiling balance of malty sweetness and acidic sharpness. It is made from spontaneously fermented and barrel-aged beer of at least 18 months in age. The beer is cooled overnight in a large, shallow metal vessel called a coolship and then fermented and aged in large oak foudres which are made in France and assembled on-site at Bockor.
Lindemans Pomme Lambic
Lindemans Brewery in Brussels, Belgium
Smooth, light body with the fresh flavor of real apples and a light green-apple tartness.
Making apple beer goes back to ancestral tradition. The Celts drank it in abundance during their harvest festivals. All we have done is extend the pleasure to the present day by adding the juice of several varieties of apples to our delicious lambic. The tasting experience, which is quite exceptional, combines the sweetness of cider with the sourness characteristic of lambic. The Americans are crazy about it, which is why they say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
The clean, bright aroma and flavor of apples melds beautifully with the complex tartness of lambic. The pronunciation in English is “PUM.” Smooth, light body with the fresh flavor of real apples and a light green-apple tartness.
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.
Half Acre Oktoberfest
Half Acre Lager Town Octoberfest, Chicago, IL
An Octoberfest that lives in the malty bosom of Munich's storied tradition. Take a drive through Lager Town.
Metropolitan Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois
Smooth, Toasty, and Festive. Oktoberfest is one of the best beers in the world, for one of the best parties in the world.
Wheat, Fruit, Spiced
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.
Saison Dupont Farmhouse Ale
Brasserie Dupont - Tourpes Belgium
Saison Dupont is a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. This is a beautifully balanced, complex beer that has a refreshing fruitiness and long, dry finish. It is bottled unfiltered so it may be cloudy or have a slight sediment but this is normal and perfectly natural.
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.
Maplewood The Charlatan Pale Ale
32oz Growler - $7.25
64oz Growler - $14.50
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Chicago, Illinois
Bell's Two Hearted IPA
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.
Surly Axe Man IPA
Surly Brewing Company, Minneapolis, MN
Double dry-hopping with Citra and Mosaic hops creates this world-renowned IPA’s intense tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Brewed with Golden Promise malt, this beer finishes rich and dry. First brewed in collaboration with Amager Brewery in Denmark.
Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn IIPA
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.
Firestone Walker Double Mind Haze IIPA
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, California
Firestone Walker's juiciest, fruitiest and haziest IPA ever. An explosion of tropical hop flavor at 8.3% ABV. Double Mind Haze hops consist of Azacca, Cashmere and Mosaic are now joined by Strata, Sabro, Idaho Gem, Idaho 7 and Motueka. This beer is dry hopped both during and after fermentation. With a total of nearly 5lbs of hops per barrel of beer.
Around The Bend Maui Gold IPA
Around The Bend Beer Co, Chicago, Ilinois
Mahalo! It’s summer – time to hang loose and you want a beer that’s gonna let you play all day. This session IPA fits that bill to a T. But you don’t want some watered-down, boring beer. So we brewed this one with 100% Citra hops for a bright grapefruit-melon-lime-tinged hop flavor and then added just the right amount of sweet pineapple for a balanced summer-sipper. So put your nice shades on and enjoy the hang.
Dark / Strong Ales
Chimay Cinq Cents 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.
Deschutes Obsidian Nitro Stout
Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon.
Smooth and black, like the volcanic rock, Obsidian Stout is a solid, satisfying beer with a rich roasted-malt flavor.
Obsidian Stout gets is inspiration from one of the world’s largest obsidian flows at Newberry Volcano—just a few miles south of the brewery. “The Big Obsidian Flow,” as they call it, covers more than 700 acres with shiny black obsidian.
Founders KBS Espresso 2019
Founders Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids, MI
2019 KBS gets its coffee fix in the very first variant to come from our beloved bourbon barrel-aged stout. Yes, KBS may already be brewed with coffee, but it gets some extra oomph when it’s aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels. The result is a fresh and snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can’t start your day with a barrel-aged stout?
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Quadrupel
Brouwerij St. Bernardus · Watou, Belgium
It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Balanced between malty, bitter and sweet.
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 excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV) 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.
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Brouwerij der Trappisten Van Westmalle, Westmalle Abbey, Belgium
When monastic communities began to brew an ale for sale to the public, it was often a stronger brew than the ale the community consumed in the abbey. Brewing scholars aren't certain, but in the days before universal literacy, this "second style" could have had the barrels marked with two X's . . . which possibly led to the name "dubbel."
Brown-amber color, subtle dark-malt aroma balanced by Belgian yeast character. Deeply malty, with a gentle, dry finish that hints at tropical fruit.