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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!

Tube (English Pale Ale):    ABV - 4.2% , IBU - 31.5, SRM – 10.2
A short train ride on the Underground from Central London is Fuller’s Brewery.  Fuller’s Chiswick Bitter is the inspiration for this English style session ale.  Made with Maris Otter, Special Roast malt, East Kent Golding hops and fermented with English Ale yeast, this beer will surely make you feel like you are in a London Pub… mind the gap!

Mechanics Grove Maibock (Maibock):    ABV - 6.1% , IBU - 27.2, SRM – 5.2
Maibock was brewed seasonally to welcome in the German beer garden season.  Lighter in color and more hoppy than Bock, this beer is made with European Pilsner and Munich malt,  Hallertauer hops and Bavarian lager yeast creating a refreshing malty beer with a crisp finish.  Mundelein was once called Mechanics Grove for the German craftsman who settled in this area.

Bears Choice  (American IPA):  ABV – 6.3%,  IBU – 75,  SRM – 6.4
An American IPA brewed by Billy for Angela which gives this not so traditional IPA the name.  The mix of base, specialty and aromatic malts combined with the mango and tangerine citrus from copious amounts of Mosaic hops, create a perfectly balanced IPA.  If you like IPA’s this beer will surely have you dancin’ in the streets!

Midnight Shadow  (Imperial Black Pale Ale):   ABV – 9.0%,  IBU – 100+,  SRM – 42
Midnight Shadow pours black as night with rays of moonlight shining through around the edges and a thick tan head. Chocolaty, caramel malt backbone with a fruity, pine resin hop flavor and a sticky hop finish.


Paint it Brown (English Dark Mild):    ABV - 3.4% , IBU - 29.2, SRM – 29.4
Another classic English Session Ale by Billy!  This deep copper to brown ale is brewed with traditional English malts including brown, caramel and chocolate malt.   English East Kent Golding hops and ESB yeast keep this a refreshing, low alcohol yet malty favorite… “Paint it Brown”! .

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!