Beer Releases: October 9 - October 16, 2020

New Releases -  Coming Soon

The darker beers are starting to make their way to the forefront, but there is still some beers with some flavorful fruity notes still out there.  

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Glass of beer from Nik & Ivy

Nik & Ivy Brewing Co.

LEFT - Beer in glass, with foudre in background. RIGHT - Foudre.  From Pollyanna Brewing Company

Pollyanna Brewing Co.
It's Takes So Long To Get Ready (Mango)

Glass of beer in front of colorful flowers

Will County Brewing Co.

Glass of Wooly Jamba at Ike & Oak

Ike & Oak Brewing Co.
Woolly Jamba

Pile of sour cherries

Metal Monkey Brewing
RomeoPils (Sour Cherry)

Witches Brew from MyGrain Brewing

MyGrain Brewing
Witches Brew


Friday, October 9

Tangled Ivy graphic

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Our newest member of the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail has teamed up with one of the OG's.  Nik & Ivy Brewing Co. teamed up with Tangled Roots Brewing Co.  Tangled Ivy is a double-dry hopped hazy IPA with oats and milk shugar.  Full bodied and low on the bitter side.  Available at Nik & Ivy starting today!  

Glass of Millrace Porter from Rt66 Old School Brewing, surrounded by a crowler and growler

Millrace Porter

It's Friday, which means its release day for Rt66 Old School Brewing.  Today's brew is Millrace Porter.  Weighs in at 5.8%.  It's toasty, chocolatey and dark.  

8 cans of Une Annee's Le Seull VII at CatsEye in Ottawa, Illinois

CatsEye is More Than Wine

If you're in the Starved Rock area, make sure to stop into CatsEye in Downtown Ottawa.  It's a great little wine bar that brings in some tasty craft beer.  They just brough in Une Annee's Le Seul VII.  It's an American Wild Ale femented with mango.  

Sunday, October 11

Pumpkins from The Farm of Westmont that will be used in a River Hawk Brewing Pumpkin Ale

Two from The Hawk

River Hawk Brewing has two new beers for us this week, starting off with Gourd Lord.  This is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale that they used pumpkins from The Farm of Westmont.  The second beer is Darkest Reaches, a Peanut Butter Stout.

Wednesday, October 14

Graphic - Ghuleh! from Metal Monkey Brewing

A Ghuleh for Halloween

Ghuleh is back!  The beer is a double dry-hopped Citra IPA that, of course, weighs in a 6.66% IPA.  You'll get notes of pine, tangering and grapefruit before a big splash of evergreen.  

Graphic for Full Moon Fever from Will County Brewing Company

Chocolate and Marshmallow

Moon pies and Tom Petty, ladies and gentlemen - Will County Brewing Co. presents Full Moon Fever.  It's a Chocolate and Marshmallow sweet stout that is truly an awesome beer - get out to Shorewood to get a pint!

Thursday, October 15

Label for Lime Grenade Kolsh from Whiskey Hill and Blue Nose

I'd Catch This Grenade For You

A while back, you may have caught in our Coming Soon section a collab between Blue Nose and Whiskey Hill.  Lime Grenade Kolsch is on taps today at both locations.  It's a kolsch made with loads of lime zest.  It'll make your mouth go BOOM.  

Several oranges in a pile

The Orange Version of RomeoPils

Metal Monkey continues their varient series of RomeoPils with ORANGE!  It's a crispy lager with a citrus kick.

hops being grown at a household

Paying Homage to Local

Nik & Ivy's Dellwood IPA pays homage to a nearby attraction (Dellwood Park) that's been in Lockport since 1905.  And, to honor Lockport, the beer uses local hops (thanks to their friend that lives in Lockport), giving the beer a blast od citrus and pine to hit that west coast vibe.  

Seven bottles of Autumn Equinox from Tangled Roots Brewing Company

A New Two from Tangled Roots

Let's start off with Autumn Equinox, a perfect beer for this time of year.  It's a Farmhouse IPA with a ton of locally grown hops (Cluster, Cascade, and Galena) and fermented with Saison Yeast from Omega Yeast Labs.  The flavors:  floral, grapefruit, and black currant notes, a spicy yeast profile, and a crisp finish from the locally grown pilsner malts.

The second release of the day is Moscow Vibes.  This is a Berliner Weiss kettle sour with ginger and lime. As you read the description, you probably realize that this brew emulates the classic Moscow Mule cocktail.

Friday, October 16

Four cans from Black Horizon Brewing Company

Two from Black Horizon

Black Horizon is back from their recent taproom renovation with two new beers for us!  Jester's Cap is an English Brown Ale.  Roasty and dry with mild coffee elements and maple undertones.  You'll love the smell of maple and vanilla.  Candy Coated Rain Drops is a Lactose IPA.  The suble creaminess of the lactose pairs perfectly with the bright citrus and fruit notes of the west coast hops.  Orange and citrus notes, almost like fruity candy with a bit of cream.


Coming Soon

Brewers from both Goldfinger Brewing and Hop Butcher for the World

A Gold Butcher Collab

Quoting Goldfinger's latest post

We did something really fun yesterday! For our first ever collaboration beer, we teamed up with our friends from Hop Butcher for the World to brew a beer that transcends style guidelines and upends the lager stereotype. The great hop-centric minds at Hop Butcher and the lager loyalists at Goldfinger brainstormed a beer that would represent both breweries in the most drinkable way possible. Combining rare new hop varietals with unwavering traditional lager brewing techniques, we can’t wait for you to drink this beer.

As with all beers at Goldfinger, it will require patience as extended lagering will make this beer truly shine. Stay tuned for more details on the beer and the release.

Three photos - German chocolate cake, cocoa, and toasted coconut.

Keyboard Warrior

Check out the ingredients on this one:  dark roasted barley, sweet caramel malt, decadent dark cocoa, a touch of pecan flour, and 75lbs of toasted coconut.  Metal Monkey's "Keyboard Warrior" is a German Chocolate Cake inspired beer that I can't wait to try!  We'll keep you posted as we hear more.  

Graphic from Garage Band Brewing -

On Deck at Garage Band

Fear the Voices (Double IPA), Fell on Black Days (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout) are being brewed at Garage Band Brewing in Plainfield.  All are coming soon!

Pumpkins being roasted in a brick over at Flapjack Brewery

Flapjack Adding More Flavor to Pumpkin Beer

Flapjack is working on a Pumpkin Chocolate Brown Ale.  You can see here, they are raoding some pumpkins for this new concoction.  Stay tuned for release details!

Stout being transferred from barrel to tank at Ike & Oak

A New BBA Stout from Ike & Oak

Ike & Oak is working on a new BBA Stout.  The brew was aged for 10 months in Heaven Hill distillery barrels.  You can see in the photo above, it's being transferred to their serving tank prior to bottling.  Coming soon!

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