$67 per person / $36 no-beerBuy Tickets
$67 per person / $36 no-beerBuy Tickets
Premium Lager | ABV 4%
Local’s Light is a light, yet very tasty lager. The light pilsen malt creates a soft and subtle flavor profile that finishes crisp and clean on your palate.
Local’s Light is a perfect beer for the seasoned craft brew enthusiast and someone new to microbrews. When Short’s first opened, there was not a great deal of craft beer available in the area. Joe Short wanted to create a beer that would appeal to new craft beer drinkers who lived in Michigan, and introduce them to the complex flavors of other beer styles.
Short’s Brewing Company
Joe Short registered the business as a young 22-year old in northern lower Michigan, heading the new wave of delicious breweries in that state. He met his wife at the brewery, Leah, and they still run the brewery to this day. Well know as a top-notch brewery by Michiganders, they have recently expanded distribution, coming to Chicago in 2016.
American Wheat | ABV 6%
This is Bell’s seasonal beer, designed for Spring and Summer – Oberon! It just came back on draft in late March, one of the best area signs for spring. This is an American wheat ale, which means that wheat was added in addition to other ingredients, giving it more sweetness and tanginess.
This beer is made by Bells, which is one of the top microbreweries in the Midwest, based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Larry Bell, the founder, got his start when he opened up a homebrewing store in 1983. He soon brewed his own beer and started selling commercially in 1985. We like to point this out because it's how a lot of craft brewers get their start - they start as homebrewers, a buddy or a few say "hey man, this is so good, you should sell it" - and some of them do! He is an avid Cubs fan and spends a ton of time across the lake here in Chicago.
IPA | ABV 4.5%
Delicious session IPA brewed by Spiteful Brewing in collaboration with Lottie's, this beer highlight's Lottie's double task of being Molly's on NBC's Chicago Fire.
A classic story of two buddies who, seeking more satisfaction in their careers, started homebrewing. After three years, they finally sold their first commercial batch in 2012, and the rest is history. A small operation making delicious beers here in Chicago.
IPA | ABV 6.5%
An American hop assault IPA that features a blend of four hop varieties; it creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas [Untapped].
Revolution Brewing Company
Revolution Brewing is Illinois' largest craft brewery. The brewpub in Chicago's Logan Square is a bustling, neighborhood institution where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Revolution's brewpub produces about 50 different beer styles each year. [RevBrew.com]
Cream Ale | ABV 5.9%
A beer brewed for our hometown. Easy drinking with a touch of sweetness from corn, slight fruit character from our house ale yeast, all balanced off with a light bitterness from noble hops.
Established in 1988, the Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub (which, somewhat confusingly, is now independent of the Goose Island production brewery acquired by AB-InBev in 2011) is an elder statesman of the city’s (heck, the country’s) craft beer scene. Such credentials translate to packed tours that can feel a little rote, but the tasting session that follows the 30-minute tour, not to mention the sweet take-home (a logo pint glass!), will send you away smiling.
Gose | ABV 4%
An intense sour smack is followed up with a salty and zesty finish, which comes from additions of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Coriander. Pear and strawberry flavors helps balance the beer. The salt in this beer lends to the very dry finish.
Noon Whistle Brewing
Founded by friends Paul Breiner, Mike Condon and Jim Cagle in 2015, this suburban brewery (Lombard) is named after the tradition of cracking over a beer when the clock strikes noon. They brew some excellent beers.
Wheat | ABV 5.6%
An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops [Untapped].
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Touring 3 Floyds is not an enterprise for the rushed; the first-come, first-served tours at Indiana’s biggest (and arguably the Midwest’s most beloved) craft brewery can fill up hours in advance. While away your wait with lunch and a pint in the attached pub. Once your turn comes, don’t expect a dissertation; tours here clock in at just 20–30 minutes, allowing visitors to get back to the business of drinking beer.
Oktoberfest/Marzen | ABV 5.9%
This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
This well-known German brewery traces back it's brewing roots all the way to 1397.
Saison | ABV 6.2%
Based on the pre-Prohibition cocktail of the same name, Clover Club is a kettle-soured Saison brewed with gin botanicals and fermented on over 250 pounds of raspberry puree. To achieve balance, this beer is gently tart with prominent raspberry aroma and flavor, backed by firm tannic dryness provided by the botanicals. A collaboration with The Whistler.
With a nod to tradition as well as innovation (we love the future), Hopewell is committed to making the beer that we want to drink. Unpretentious, fresh, good beer. [HopewellBrewing.com]
American Pale Ale | ABV 5.2%
An American west coast Pale Ale chock full of dank, aromatic hops that bite up front, then ease into citrus, and set the finish up to nail the spot [Untapped].
Half Acre Beer Company
Half Acre Beer Company was founded in 2006 and was one of the first production breweries to open within the city limits of Chicago. They actually contract brewed out of Wisconsin for the first 2 years, which means that they basically rented space from an existing brewery and therefore didn’t have to buy their own equipment, cutting down on costs. Some craft brewers get their start this way, including Sam Adams. Their flavorful beers are a staple of the Windy City’s craft beer community. Currently distributed in Philadelphia and New York, Half Acre began distribution to markets in southern Illinois during the spring of 2016.
Milk Stout | ABV 6.0%
Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America's great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment. Udderly delightful [Untapped].
Colorado brewers of America's original Nitro bottle! Employee owned. Righteously independent.
Ale | ABV ?
We'll have a surprise pint at Emporium, since they switch their beers so often!