Beer Releases: April 25 - May 1, 2021

Happy second anniversary, Mad Hatchet Brewing!  

Some great releases coming up this weekend, as the Shorewood brewery has a great line-up for this celebration.  Make sure to get over to Mad Hatchet and hoist a beer.

New Releases - Hot Spot DropsComing Soon

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Sunday, April 25

Elder Brewing Company's Trapped Tidal Wheat on a table 

Elder Brewing Company - Trapped Tidal Wheat

It's been about 2 years since Elder had this one on the menu.  Light wheat beer that finishes with a nice citrus flavor.

Glass of River Hawk's Twisted Weather Vane (next to a sign that says drink local)

River Hawk Brewing - Twisted Weather Vane

Get out to Channahon to try this tasty cream ale.

Label for Sunday Morning from Will County Brewing Company

Will County Brewing Company - Sunday Mornin'

First - click play below.

Now that we have some tunes, lets talk beer.  This is a Session IPA featuring Amarillo hops.  Not to bitter, with notes of Orange and Grapefruit.  And, as the title suggests, this one is an easy drinker.  Easy like Sunday Mornin'.

Two in-progress cans of Locked and Loaded from Garage Band Brewing about to be sealed

Garage Band Brewing - Locked & Loaded

Brewed with caramel, Munich malts, flaked oats, Cascade hops, and Citra hops.  You'll get strong fruit and citrus characteristics, spicy earth undertones, and a silky smooth finish.

Monday, April 26

Glass of Woolly Jamba - Ike & Oak Brewing Co. 

Ike & Oak Brewing Co. - Woolly Jamba

A favorite at Ike & Oak Brewing, Woolly Jamba is hazy and full-bodied.  Strawberry, banana, and vanilla wish a fruity hop character.

Tuesday, April 27

No beers released. 

Wednesday, April 28

Il Fortunato in a glass in front of a sign that has the beer name on it

Whiskey Hill Brewing Co. - Passionfruit Il Fortunato  

This variant of Whiskey Hill's Kolsch has a passionfruit twist to it.  Smooth and juicy, it'll cool you down and put a smile on your face.

Thursday, April 29

Can of Key Lime Thinking, surrounded by a number of key limes

Pollyanna Brewing Company - Key Lime Thinking

A new variant of the multiple-medal winning Lite Thinking.  Key Lime Thinking has a super high level of key lime, as well as a super high level of refreshability.  It's a fun word Pollyanna made up, but you'll immediately say it when you take a sip of this amazing beer.

 Glass of Shop Beer from Nik & Ivy Brewing

Nik & Ivy Brewing - Shop Beer

This American Lager is one of those you want after you finish a long day working in your shop.  Great flavor, clocks in at 5.5%.

Friday, April 30

Bottles of Tangled Roots' Subject to Change Hazy IPA

Tangled Roots Brewing Co. - Subject to Change

Don't get confused ... the name is legitly "Subject to Change." They're not going to swap a new beer in its place.  This NEIPA is a double-dryh hopped juicy IPA, featuring Galaxy and Cashmere hops.  Aromas and flavors of citrus, passion fruit, and mango.

 Glass of Alter Brewing Co's Dunkeliscious

Alter Brewing Co. - Dunkeliscious

If a German-style dunkel sounds delicious, you'd be right.  Get aromas of freshbread, cocoa and caramel flavors, luscious mouthfeel, and a clean finish with this tasty brew.

Glass of Mad Hatchet's Cinnister Stout

Mad Hatchet Brewing - Cinnister Stout

Little known fact, I tried home brewing a cinnamon roll brew at home.  I'm a truly envious of Cinnister Stout from Mad Hatchet Brewing - I wish I could brew like that!  Just think about a cinnamon roll beer, especially with that hint of frosting.  Mad Hatchet hits the flavor on the head - a must have beer.  

Split photo fof two different beer shots

Rt66 Old School Brewing - Pear Pressure and What's Golden

Rt66 with two dropping this week.  Pear Pressure is a variant of their Pink Roots beer for this year.  It's a Prickly Pear Honey Wheat at 6.2%.  What's Golden is a Golden Ale that's a collab with a local honey company, Austn Honey.  5.5% ABV, notes of Honey, Cracker, Floral.

Someone opening a can of Pollyanna Pils, with some foam spitting out

Pollyanna Brewing Company - Pollyanna Pils

This Bohemian Pilsner is crisp and clean.  100% Bohemian Pilsner malts and a blend of German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops.

Glass and four pack of cans of Miksatonic's DDH Nelson Wizard, on top of a pallet of cans

Miskatonic Brewing Company - DDH Nelson Wizard

Miskatonic's next DIPA in their series is DDH Nelson Wizard.  8% West Coast DIPA with double Nelson Sauvin hops, a handful of Cryo Citra, and a splash of CTZ.

Glass of a pink beer slushie

Orange & Brew - Beer Slushies

You need a beer slushie!!!

Saturday, May 1

Hickory Creek Brewing's Maibock Lager

Hickory Creek Brewing Co - Maibock Lager

This copper-colored lager from the New Lenox-based brewery is silky smooth, semi sweet, and has a light malty finish.


Hot Spot Drops

We're going to list the date and location of craft beer drops along the Corridor.  Remember, these are all limited and subject to availability (just like everything in life, if you think about it).


April 27 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

April 28 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

April 28 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

April 28 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

April 28 - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove)

April 29 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

April 29 - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove)

April 30 - CatsEye (Ottawa)

Coming Soon

Brewer looking into brewing vessel

Alter Brewing Company - King Balaton, a Mexican-style Lager, a Kolsh, Things We Don't Say, and potentially a "squeeze"

Skeleton Key Brewery and Miskatonic Brewing Company - Joint Effort 2

brewer pouring something into brewing vessel

Nik & Ivy Brewing Co. - The Fat Mike

Scenes from the Corridor