2016 GABF American Pale Ale Medal Winner (157 entries)! Fresh Cut Citrus. Aromatic. Clean.
Generously hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Centennial, you might catch the Charlatan putting forth fresh citrus and tropical flavors (mango, passion fruit, grapefruit). You might also pick up some earthy pine notes. The Charlatan’s low co-humulone Warrior hops provide a smooth bitterness that balances its round malt backbone.
Juice Pants is a healthily hopped, Juicy IPA with a soft bitterness, and rich mouthfeel. The hops used change with each batch...so no batch is exactly the same! Juice Pants is a limited release brewed periodically in small batches, so put your Juice Pants on, it’s going to be a Juicy ride! Available in: 22oz bottles, 1/2 BBL, and 1/6 BBL by allocation only.
Vitals: Low IBUs | 3-7 SRM | 7% ALC. BY VOL.
Grain Simpsons Golden Promise, 2-row, Malted Oats, rotating specialty.
Hops Chapter 01 (4/19/16) - "The Juicining" : Apollo, Azacca, Citra, Centennial Chapter 02 (7/29/16) - "Return of the Juice" : Motueka, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria Chapter 03 (11/22/16) - "The Passion of the Juice" : El Dorado, Ekuanot, NZ Pacifica, NZ Waimea Chapter 04 (04/13/17) - "Juice & Pants' Excellent Adventure" : Citra, Citra Lupulin Powder, Australian Vic Secret
SON OF JUICE IPA
Juicy. Juicy. Son of Juice.
Son of Juice is a truly his father's child. A hazy IPA dripping with fruit juice notes. Pilsner malt and oats make a perfect canvas for loads of mosaic, simcoe and nugget hops. Available in 1/2BBL and 1/6BBL kegs, and in 22oz bombers. UPC: 612592037441.
Our big fat double IPA is packed tight with hops....so much so that we had to buy him special pants from the husky section of the store. The big brother to Juice Pants pours hazy and has huge notes of tropical fruit with some of dankness. You're going to have to work up a husky thirst for this big ol' boy.
Grain/Adjuncts Golden Promise, 2-Row, Malted Oats, White Wheat, Golden Naked Oats, Dextrose
Balanced. Rich Grain. Floral Finish. Chicago celebrates the life of Casimir Pulaski and so do we! This Chicago-style Pils was brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malt which results in a rich malty flavor. We add Santiam hops which possess both European and American lineage for floral notes and a bit of spice. Together these ingredients create an exceedingly drinkable and balanced pilsner, properly lagered for your pleasure.
Otto, pictured on the front of the label, is a fat pug. But, being the runt of the litter, Otto is also a stout pug…measuring in at a cool 1’1”. Brewed in Otto’s honor, Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout is a full flavored stout that remains extremely drinkable.
A variety of roasted grains (pale chocolate, roast barley, and dehusked roasted malt) combine to produce a complex and smooth roasted flavor. Having notes of dark chocolate and coffee, Fat Pug Milk Stout is rounded out by sweetness and body provided by Lactose (the “milk” of the milk stout) and flaked oats.
Grain Bill: Pale | Pale Chocolate | Roasted Barley | Dehusked Carafa | Dark Munich | Dark Crystal Other/Adjuncts: Flaked Oats | Lactose Hops: Warrior | Fuggle Vitals: 24 IBUs | 35 SRM | 5.6% ALC. BY VOL.
CRUSHINATOR SESSION IPA
Hoppy. Tropical Citrus. Sessionable.
Have one, have many, Crushinator was meant to be crushed. This Session IPA uses a Vienna malt base and flaked maize to create great body and depth in a low ABV beer. The hops and yeast provide loads of tropical citrus and peach, with a hint of earthy spice.
Available in: 16oz cans (UPC: 869005000084) and 1/2BBL and 1/6BBL kegs.
SAISON MANDARINA BAVARIA
Refreshing. Dry. Zested Rind.
This saison is made with spelt and dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops. It's dry and refreshing with lots of citrus notes and a mild pepper spice. When the Chicago sun beats down on you hard this is the beer that you want in your hand.
Guatemalan Bam Bam is a collaboration with the fine humans of Chicago's Metric coffee. For this release, fruity and citrusy hops were carefully paired with a light roast Guatemalan single origin coffee. Everything worked together to create a beautiful auburn hued ale.
Available in draft (1/2 BBL, 1/6 BBL) and 22oz bombers (UPC: 612592037465)
Dark Saison with Cranberry
Earthy. Tart. Complex.
This dark saison is a refreshing complement for colder Chicago months. Oregon Cranberry is added to the fermenter to lend a slight tartness to roasty and chocolate notes.
Grain: Pilsner | Munich | Special W | Carafa III | Chocolate Rye Hops: Mt. Hood | Warrior Vitals: 20 IBUs | 17 SRM | 6.3% ABV
BARLEY BUTCHER WHISKEY BA BARLEY WINE
From the blood of the finest barley, this barley wine has been aged for over a year in a blend of different whiskey barrels, including Koval Bourbon, Koval Rye, Koval 4-grain, Koval Oat, and Woodford Reserve Double Oak - all single/first use barrels.
Notes of Vanilla, Fig, Spice, Whiskey, and Oak meld together in a hearty 12.5% ABV sipper.
BROWNIE POINTS BROWN ALE WITH VANILLA
Brownie Points English Brown Ale with Vanilla Beans
Full of malty chocolate and toffee flavors, this beer drinks easy and finishes bold yet crisp. Oats are used to lend a creamy body and mouthfeel.
Grain Bill: Pale | Munich | Biscuit | Flaked Oates | Dark Crystal Brown | Dehusked Roasted Barley Hops:Warrior | Fuggle Adjuncts: Whole Vanilla Beans Vitals:25 IBUs | 20 SRM | 5.7% ALC. BY VOL.
AZACCA MORRIS IPA*
*This beer has been retired.
“Let me explain something to you...I'm Azacca Morris" —Azacca Morris
Azacca hops are the main protagonist of Azacca Morris IPA. With intense tropical aromas and flavors, Azacca Morris is a charming schemer who demonstrates a flair for citrus and very ripe mango, with notes of orchard fruit (pears, apples) and pine needles throughout.
Azacca Morris often breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing his drinking audience with his big aromatics, sometimes temporarily freezing all drinkers around him in the process by calling, "Time out!"
Brewed to celebrate one of the red-headed founders of Maplewood Brewing Company, the Creepy Ginger is a Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale brewed with a pilsner malt base and a healthy amount of spelt. A modest amount of organic ginger root is infused after fermentation to add subtle complexity to classic Belgian fruity and spicy flavors, resulting in a unique and refreshing Belgian-style ale.
The Creepy Ginger comes in at a creepily smooth 7.8% ABV, which is our artistic representation of the level of a ginger’s repressed anger.
Weren't you told to never stare at the sun? You'll go blind! If you think about Distant Arrow too much you will go beer-blind. So just enjoy it. Distant Arrow is a crisp American Wheat Ale with a bright citrus hop profile, perfect for a warm Chicago day...OR night...OR morning...OR whenever.
Available in: 16oz cans (UPC: 869005000060) and limited draft offerings.
LEMONDROP AMERICAN WHEAT ALE*
*This beer has been retired.
Lemondrop American Wheat Ale is brewed to showcase the delightful Lemondrop hop and features a clean grain bill, bright color, and crisp bitterness—all at a very drinkable ABV.
During the brew, the Lemondrop hops are carefully "squeezed" to achieve big lemon meringue pie aromatics and flavors including fresh lemon citrus, melon, and a hint of mint. Paired with its creamy mouthfeel, this beer keeps it real and is sure to please.
Grain Bill: 2-row | White Wheat | Light Munich Hops: Lemondrop | Warrior | Apollo Vitals:28 IBUs | 3.5 SRM | 5.6% ALC. BY VOL.