Special Holiday Hours

Tuesday, Dec 23rd     12:00 - 11:00 pm
Christmas Eve 10:00 - 2:00 pm  "Growler Power Hours"
Christmas Day CLOSED
Friday, Dec 26th 12:00 - 11:00 PM  

New Years Eve 12:00 - 4:00 pm "Growler Power Hours"
New Year's Day CLOSED 

Hours!

Monday - Thursday       4:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 -  6:00 pm 

Specials:
Monday & Tuesday - $1.00 off all beer (Pints)
Wednesday - Pub Trivia
Thursday - Live Music  (Taste of Paris truck)
Friday - Open at 12:00 - (Ana's Eats truck)
Saturday - Tours @ 3:00
Sunday - BEARS! 

Groupon Tours 

Tours are only given at 3:00 on Saturday. Please make sure you call in advance to reserve space on the tour as we do limit the number of participants. Call 847-970-9174 to make a reservation. You may also use your Groupon during non-tour times to get the beer samples and glassware without doing a tour. You do not need a reservation to do this.

Your Goupons do NOT Expire!!

Wednesdays  - Pub Trivia Night!
Every Wednesday we play Pub Trivia in the Tap Room from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Come out and test your skills as an individual or as a team for a chance to win fabulous prizes or earn points on the trivia circuit.  More information on Pub Trivia USA can be found here. http://www.pubtriviausa.com/ 

Live Music Thursdays! 
Come out to the Tap Room and listen to live music every Thursday from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.  No cover charge, just a variety of music and performances by local artists. 

12/11/14  -  Stuck at Zero
12/18/14  -  Spleens
12/25/14  -  Chistmas - NO MUSIC
12/26/14*  -  TBD
01/02/15*  -  TBD
01/08/15  -  Acoustic Clown
01/15/15  -  And Then Some
01/22/15  -  Terry Spizzirri
01/29/15  -  Megan & Steve Acoustic
02/05/15  -  Josh & DJ Acoustic
02/12/15  -  Chuck Jennngs
02/19/15  -  Phillip Bail
02/26/15  -  Steve Marth of Betty Soul

* Special Friday night edition due to Holiday's falling on Thursday.  

Come and enjoy some great food and great beer and great music with us every week!  

 

 

We would like to Thank all the Bars, Restaurants, Customers and Friends who serve Tighthead and help support local craft beer!

 

   

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.  Citra and Amarillo hops provide an aroma and flavor of mango, tangerine and other soft citrus fruit. Warning, this beer may cause a widespread panic… hint at the name’s origin!

We Be Yammin' (Sweet Potato Ale):    ABV - 6.2% , IBU - 29.5, 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.

Reformator  (Doppelbock):  ABV – 7.5%,  IBU – 18.2,  SRM – 24.4
A Bavarian Marzen style lager, our Oktoberfest is malty, complex and perfectly balanced with traditional German Noble hops.  A Fest Bier originally brewed for the wedding celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig in 1810 in Munich and continues annually as one of the largest beer celebrations in the world. 

Left-Handed Monkey Wrench  (India Rye Pilsener):   ABV – 7.0%,  IBU – 60,  SRM – 8
Never heard of a Left-Handed Monkey Wrench? That’s because it doesn’t exist. This fictitious beer combines a blend of German malts with a touch of Rye and two new German hop varieties Hull Melon and Mandarina Bavaria. The fruity hop character is supported by a toasted bready malt backbone while the Pilsener yeast provides a clean finish with lingering hop bitterness. Greatest Beer Ever Sold!

Mundeleiner Lager (Extra Pale Lager): ABV – 5.0%,  IBU - 28,  SRM – 4                                           A session lager made to showcase the new German Hallertau Blanc hop variety. This beer features a light, grainy sweetness with a subtle but complex floral-fruity hop bouquet. Pairs well with football and tailgate faire.

Replicale 14 -“Pale is the New Amber” (American Amber Ale): ABV – 5.4%,  IBU - 22,  SRM – 3
“Replicale” is an annual project coordinated by the IL Craft Brewers Guild where all participating breweries replicate the same style of beer and then serve them all side by side at the Oak Park Microbrew Review. We used British Dark Crystal malt 150L along with Canadian Pilsner malt and then dumped loads of Centennial and Crystal hops in the whirlpool to create this wonderfully hoppy American Amber Ale. 

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 – 9.7% , 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 – 9.7% , 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:  We now serve cask conditioned ale 7 days a week poured through our new Angram 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!