Comfortably Blonde (Blonde Ale): ABV – 4.8% , IBU - 19.8, SRM - 3.3
Comfortably Blonde is an easy drinking American Blonde Ale. This blonde is lighter and less bitter than traditional Pale Ales yet contains plenty of malt sweetness to support the ample additions of Crystal hops. Brewed with American Ale yeast, this is a perfect gateway beer for the mainstream American Pilsner beer drinker. We hope to convert the masses and make them comfortable with this perfectly crafted session beer.
Scarlet Fire (Red Ale): ABV – 5.6% , IBU - 30.2, SRM - 15.1
Scarlet Fire is an American style Red Ale. The Name coming from the reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead song’s Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain, has a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. The beer is brewed with American Ale yeast, and the hops are East Kent Golding’s, paying tribute to its heritage as an Irish Red Ale.
Irie IPA (India Pale Ale): ABV - 7.8% , IBU - 100+, SRM -5.4
Irie is a malty and complex IPA. Named for the Jamaican word “Irie” meaning “good, excellent, great or of good quality,” this beer is all of those and more. With an original gravity of about 1.070, the malt profile provides a sturdy backbone for the generous amount of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus hops. American Ale yeast ferments this beer cleanly allowing the dank hop qualities to come through in all their glory… IRIE Mon!
Boxcar Porter (Robust Porter): ABV - 5.2% , IBU - 42.2, SRM - 35.4
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!
Chilly Water (American Pale Ale): ABV - 4.8% , IBU - 40.1, SRM – 5.4
Wheat based Pale Ale that is fermented very clean with American ale yeast giving it a crisp, refreshing finish. The combination of hops, Zythos, Amarillo and Citra provide an aroma and flavor of mango, tangerine and other soft citrus fruit and may cause a widespread panic… hint at the name’s origin!
Reformator (Doppelbock): ABV - 7.5% , IBU - 18.2, SRM – 24.4
A strong, rich, malty German-style lager. Higher in alcohol and typically darker than the traditional Bock, “Doppel” in German means “double” and is Brewed with traditional Pilsner malt, Noble hops and Bavarian lager yeast.
We Be Yammin' (Sweet Potato Ale): ABV - 7.3% , IBU - 38.9, SRM – 12.3
This American Amber Ale uses 280 lbs. of Sweet Potato, sliced, baked and added to the mash tun. English Northdown hops, 50 lbs. of Belgian soft dark brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg are added to kettle to for a true holiday classic flavor profile. Fermented clean with American ale yeast, "We Be Yammin" finishes crisp, spicy and refreshing with a beautiful orange/copper color.
Replicale 2013 (Hoppy Golden Ale): ABV – 6.5% , IBU – 60.5, SRM – 3.2
Replicale is a recipe brewed by members of the Illinois Brewers Guild once a year based on target parameters and specific varying ingredients. This year’s recipe was a Golden Ale, with a single hop varietal as picked by the Brewer, with no duplication by the other 21 participating ICBG Brewers. All brewers used 100% Pilsner Malt and WLP001 American Ale yeast to create a crisp, clean finish. Tighthead was granted Centennial, giving our version a distinct grapefruit, citrusy aroma and flavor.
Old Kaya Dog (Barleywine): ABV – 8.9% , IBU - 113.2, SRM – 11.4
An American Barleywine with hints of light fruit and alcohol warmth. Brewed with American Hops and Ale yeast, this is a beer that is not to be taken lightly! We hope you enjoy Old Kaya Dog as much as we do!
Barrel Aged - Old Kaya Dog (Barleywine): ABV – 8.9% , IBU - 113.2, SRM – 11.4
An American Barleywine with hints of light fruit and alcohol warmth. Brewed with American Hops and Ale yeast, this is a beer that is not to be taken lightly! The beer was laid to rest for 6 months in freshly emptied Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels giving it a pronounced bourbon and oak infused flavor and aroma! This will not last long… Enjoy Now!!
Cask Conditioned Ales: Every Friday we tap a beer and serve it using a traditional English style Beer Engine! Styles change... like a box of chocolates... you never know what you'll get : )
Note: Be sure to check back often to see what seasonal and special beers we have brewed. Not all beers will be distributed and most will only be available in our brewery tap room!