Style: Sour Belgian-Style Blonde Ale
This sour blonde ale was aged in a variety of barrels and was then blended with our light and refreshing kettle sour, Provincial. The range of barrels and the addition of brettanomyces yeast contribute wild characteristics, while the Provincial adds a bright tartness that keeps you coming back, sip after sip.
Notes of sour lemon and wild brettanomyces complexity.
Pairs well with dramatic entrances
Name: Peachy King
We took a batch of Tropic King, one of our best selling beers and Saison’s bigger brother, added peach puree and souring bacteria and aged it in whiskey barrels. The oak and fruit work well in this tart beer while adding a new complexity to the tropical fruit flavors of Tropic King.
Notes of passion fruit, mango, peaches, black pepper, and a hint of whiskey.
Pairs well with using too many emojis.
In alliance with River North, friends and fellow lovers of Belgian yeast, we bring you two unique yet complimentary Saisons. Each of the beers blend both breweries’ house saison yeast strains. The beers each take on their own complexion from there. Blanc is a traditional light Saison supplemented with chardonnay grapes and subsequently aged in Chardonnay barrels for over two months.
Pairs well with burner phones.
Belly up to Bramble, a barrel-aged black saison bespeckled with Brettanomyces and blackberries. This brew begins with our house Saison yeast strain. An added brett strain brings a bit of funk; dark candi sugar and berries boost a supplemental sweetness.
Best enjoyed beside a babbling brook between friends. Bramble on.
Pairs well with your dad, who rambles.
Style: Barrel-Aged Black Saison ale
Brettanomyces is a wild yeast strain that can give beer interesting, delicious fruit flavors, but sometimes Brett can be a fickle fellow. The Brett we threw into this brew was defiant. However, sometimes when you let Brett sit for a while, it will come around. We decided to let it sit in Bourbon barrels. This experiment took a year and a half, but came together and developed into a delightful brew.
Notes of coffee, cocoa nibs and a hint of fig.
Pairs well with time outs.
Our flagship Saison had never been aged on oak before now, and our curiosity was peaked. We received six red wine Puncheon barrels at the end of June and filled them with our Saison. A puncheon barrel is over twice the size of a regular oak wine barrel. Sitting for two months gives this beer subtle oak and red wine characteristics without being overpowering.
Notes of passionfruit, ginger, black pepper, and red wine.
Pairs well with starting your own fight club.
Name: Tropic King Aged in Peach Whiskey Barrels
Style: Our imperial Saison (Tropic King) aged in Peach Whiskey barrels
Named one of the Top 25 Beers of the Year in DRAFT Magazine in 2014. Originally came about as an experiment in 2013 when we acquired some Peach Whiskey barrels and filled them with Tropic King. Tropic King was the perfect fit for a Peach Whiskey barrel because of its distinct apricot fruitiness.
Notes of passion fruit, mango and peach, balanced by a spicy vanilla from the oak barrel and an earthy dryness from the Brettanomyces.
Name: Barrel-Aged Dahlia
Style: Barrel-Aged Dark Belgian Ale
For the first release from our new foeder we brewed a batch of our Belgian dark ale Dahlia. Our Foeder, whom we named Brigitte, is made from French oak and came from a winery in Washington State where it was used to age red wine. The red wine and oak notes compliment the rich and complex malt notes of sweet caramel and fruity esters.
Characteristics of chocolate, raisins and a hint of red wine.
Pairs well with broken dreams.
Style: Saison Ale Brewed with Lemon
“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” − Mark Twain
A lighter saison variety meant for sessionable drinking. This saison is full of citrus flavors that stem from the chosen hops and from the addition of lemon. A refreshing option to quench your thirst all day long.
Notes of fruity lemon and slight herbal spice.
Pairs well with repressed memories resurfacing.
2012 to 2017.
Name: Pineapple Provincial
Style: Sour Ale Brewed with Pineapples
Pineapple Provincial is good for more than just alliteration; it’s a tart, light-bodied, tropical beer that gives Apricot and Raspberry Provincial a run for their money. Our line of sessionable Belgian-style sour ales are brewed utilizing a unique 24-hour warm souring technique using lactobacillus in the wort. We ferment with a Belgian yeast strain famous for fruity flavors and a dry finish, making it the perfect complement to fruit.
Notes of lemon zest and pineapple.
Pairs well with selfie sticks.
Spring Mixed 12-Pack 2017. / Summer Seasonal 2017.
Name: Dry Hopped Provincial
Style: Belgian-Style Sour Ale
What happens when you combine a sessionable sour beer with a healthy dose of fruit forward hops? Dry Hopped Provincial is a wonderfully delicious combination of the floral flavor and aroma of hoppy beers with the succulent tartness of a sour. Specifically selected hops to contribute to the musky tropical fruit characteristics, making it a perfect beer to enjoy on a hot summer day or on a cool fall evening.
Notes of citrus with floral aromas.
Summer Seasonal 2016 & Fall Seasonal 2017.
Name: Blueberry Provincial
Style: Sour Ale Brewed with Blueberries
An addition to our growing Provincial Family, Blueberry Provincial spawned from the massive adoration of Raspberry Provincial and is another sessionable Belgian-style sour ale brewed utilizing a unique 24-hour warm souring technique using lactobacillus in the wort. The addition of massive amounts of blueberry purée translates into an amazingly tart and juicy beer we are berry thankful for.
Notes of lemon and tart blueberries.
Pairs well with Violet Beauregarde.
Spring Mixed 12-Pack 2017.
Name: Mango King
Style: Imperial Saison Ale Brewed with Mango
Since its first recipe defiant brew, our favorite happy accident Tropic King has become a staple to our beer portfolio. In this seasonal rendition we’ve added mango puree to enhance the juicy tropical fruit flavors from the Rakau hops.
Notes of passion fruit, mango, pepper and ginger… and more mango.
Winter Seasonal 2016.
Style: Belgian-Style Ale with Brettanomyces
Solenna pairs the fruitiness of a traditional Belgian yeast strain with the subtle spicy character of Brettanomyces and the floral notes of German hops.
Notes of candy apple, cinnamon and fresh-cut grass give way to a dry finish and firm lingering bitterness.
Fall Seasonal 2016.
Name: Hibiscus Provincial
Style: Belgian-Style Sour Ale
Provincial is our sessionable Belgian-Style sour ale brewed utilizing a unique 24-hour warm souring technique using lactobacillus in the wort. We fermented with a Belgian wheat yeast strain famous for fruity flavors and a dry finish, making it the perfect complement to fruit. This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy apricot aroma that transitions into a subtlety sweet and tart finish.
Notes of lemon zest and hibiscus.
Spring Mixed 12-Pack 2016.
Style: Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale
Inspired by the Dark Strong beers of Belgium, this full-bodied Quadruple Belgian-style ale pours with a deep burgundy hue and a frothy tan head. The malt-forward aromas of toffee and chocolate compliment the dark fruity aromas of raisins and plums. The aromatic qualities follow through in the flavor and combine with refreshing effervescent carbonation. A dry and balanced finish makes this strong but quaffable beer the perfect way to end a long day!
Notes of toffee, chocolate, raisins and plums.
Winter Seasonal 2015.
Name: Saison d'Brett
Style: Foudre Barrel-Aged Saison Ale
Saison d'Brett is a batch of our Flagship Saison aged in our 800 gallon foudre. The oak from the foudre complements the fruit and spice flavors from the saison yeast as well as the funkiness contributed by the addition of brettanomyces yeast.
Notes of passion fruit, tangerine, subtle spices, and just a hint of oak.
Pairs well with dramatic entrances
Style: Belgian-Style Golden Ale
Inspired by Belgian Tripels and Golden ales, this Belgian-Style Golden Ale is deceptively palatable as the alcohol percentage is masked by complex characteristics introduced by our unique Belgian yeast strain. This Gold-Medal winning beer is full of pleasant fruit notes that carry the beer to a dry finish that will leave you begging for more.
Notes of pineapple, pear, citrus and a slight spice that compliments the citrus notes.
Pairs well with half-hearted apologies.
Name: Pear Saison
Style: Belgian-Style Ale Brewed with Pear
After six years as a company our flagship Saison is still brewmaster and co-owner Gordon’s favorite of our beers. We took this as a sign to experiment and see what else our Saison can accommodate. In this interpretation of our first medal winning beer you’ll find adjunct pear juice, contributing a dry sweetness that compliments our Saison's phenolic spice.
Notes of passion fruit, a hint of spice, and fresh pears.
Pairs well with falling out of hammocks.
Style: Single Hopped Belgian Pale Ale
This enlightening Belgian-style Pale Ale pushes it’s own style boundaries to evolve to it’s truest self. The historic English Maris Otter malt grounds the beer while imparting a creamy, biscuity flavor. American Crystal hops enhance the herb and spice characters from the vital force of our house yeast while adding a harmonious woodsy, green aroma. This beer finds it’s true fulfillment in your hands.
Floral and fruit notes with a woodsy, green characteristic, and a dash of herb and spice character.
Pairs well with balance.
Style: Single Hopped Saison
Well recognized for notes of grapefruit and spice, the Cascade hop variety is a perfect compliment for the fruit esters of Belgian-Style Saisons. Cascade hops were released in the 1970s and developed through open pollination of a Fuggle hop seedling, and is now the most popular hop variety in craft brewing.
Floral notes complimented by citrus fruit and a hint of spice.
Pairs well with chasing waterfalls.
Style: Single Hopped Saison
Brewing single hopped Saisons gives us the opportunity to focus on the unique qualities of one hop and we are able to accentuate the best characteristics of that single ingredient. Galaxy hops are known for their tropical fruit flavors, so we added passion fruit juice, just for fun!
Notes of passion fruit with a slight spice.
Pairs well with alien abductions.
Style: Single Hopped Imperial Saison ale
The Amarillo hop variety was developed at Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington. Named Amarillo (yellow in Spanish), for their notably bright yellow hop cone. Amarillo hops are known for their bright citrus and floral notes. We added a touch of pineapple juice to accent the orange and grapefruit flavors imparted by the hop.
Notes of grapefruit citrus, pineapple and slight floral characteristics.
Pairs well with the Texas Two Step.
Style: Hibiscus Saison ale brewed with spices
Named after a species of Hibiscus, Roselle was originally inspired by Valentine’s Day when brewed once before in 2012. The addition of Hibiscus contributes a striking magenta color with a light pink hue in the head, and introduces a raspberry like flavor with slight floral and earthy notes.
Notes of lemon, berries and a hint of ginger.
Pairs well with making up for Valentines day… you know what you did.
Style: Hoppy Belgian Saison ale
Serenade was brewed with a base malt, named Serenade from Troubadour Maltings, a local malting company dedicated to locally sourced grains to produce unique malts. Serenade malts contribute subtle nutty characteristics. We chose an array of fruit forward hops to augment the fruit notes, including the Australian Summer hop, which contributes soft melon and apricot flavors.
Notes of citrus fruit, melon and a hint of apricot.
Pairs poorly with mariachi bands.
Name: 287 Southbound
Style: Lager Wit
This collaboration utilizes practices from both breweries with the use of two yeast strains. Funkwerks contributes big flavors of the Belgian yeast strain and spices, while Rahr & Sons imparts the knowledge of fermenting lagers and a long conditioning process. Notes of citrus and chamomile up front. The end showcases the start difference from Belgian beers, with a cleaner and crisper finish due to the lager yeast and long aging time.
Style: Belgian-Style Brett Saison
Paisley is the culmination of all our knowledge and experience with using Brettanomyces. Paisley is a unique type of Saison fermented with one Sacchromyces and two Brettanomyces yeast strains that showcase the tropical fruit esters produced by Brettanomyces. A cornucopia of distinctive hop varieties were added to compliment the Brett including El Dorado, New Zealand Rakau, Australian Galaxy, and Amarillo hops.
Notes of bright tropical fruits, mango and pineapple, with a touch of Brett funky goodness.
Pairs well with roller skating and Soooooooul Train.
School’s Out 6.3%
Schooooool’s out for summer! Experimenting with a new Farmhouse yeast strain, this beer is cholk-full of citrus notes from the addition of Mandarina Bavaria hops and a new experimental hop, Lemondrop. Each refreshing sip tastes like summertime.
Refreshing notes of orange citrus and lemon.
Pairs poorly with lawn darts.
Sorachi 6.8% ABV
Summer is here! The perfect time to release a single hop Saison as an ode to warm summer days. We brewed this light pale Saison with Sorachi Ace hops. This unique hop variety originated in Japan and is known for its distinct lemony characteristics, a perfect counterpoint to our peppery Saison house yeast.
This refreshingly zesty saison has a lemony floral aroma with flavors of bright citrus, ginger, and a hint of herbal tea.
Pairs well with a vigorous, sweaty, Sumo wrestling match.