Beer Releases: October 16 - October 23, 2020

New Releases -  Coming Soon

As the temps drop, we're actually seeing a higher number of lighter beers.  Stout season can wait a little bit longer.  Plus, we've got reason to embed a song from the band Kansas which is actually older than me.  

From Earlier in the Week

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Graphic - Ghuleh! from Metal Monkey Brewing

Metal Monkey Brewing
Ghuleh

Graphic for Full Moon Fever from Will County Brewing Company

Will County Brewing Co.
Full Moon Fever

Label for Lime Grenade Kolsh from Whiskey Hill and Blue Nose

Whiskey Hill Brewing and Blue Nose Brewing
Lime Grenade

Several oranges in a pile

Metal Monkey Brewing
RomeoPils

hops being grown at a household

Nik and Ivy Brewing
Dellwood IPA

Seven bottles of Autumn Equinox from Tangled Roots Brewing Company

Tangled Roots Brewing Co.
Autumn Equinox

Moscow Mule next to a glass of Moscow Vibes from Tangled Roots

Tangled Roots Brewing Co.
Moscow Vibes

 

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.

Glass of Poly's Revenge inside of a paper frame

Poly's Revenge

A new batch of Poly's Revenge hit the taps at Elder today.  It's a revision of their original Poly's Punch, but super hopped up.  Like revenge, Poly says, it's best served cold.  

Hickory Creek's logo

A Big Bold Beer with Reduced Gluten

Hickory Creek Brewing Company has a tasty gluten-reduced Double IPA that weighs in a 8.7% ABV and 98 ibu.  Definitely worth checking out!

Glass of Dust in the Wind from Rt66 Old School Brewing

All We Drink is Dust in the Wind

Rt66 Old School Brewing is becoming known for new releases every Friday, and they've got another good one today!  Dust in the Wind is a Berliner Weisse.  Sour, tart, and refreshing ... queue the music!

four cans form Whiskey Hill Brewing (Pink Scales and Put a Light On)

A Double Drop on the Hill

Put a Light On and Pink Scales are ready for you to take home.  Put a Light On is a NEIPA dry hopped three times with Citra and Nelson Sauvin.  Creamy with mango and pineapple, and just a little pine on the finish.  Pink Scales is a Berliner Weiss with Dragonfruit, Mango, and Passionfruit.  Refreshing sweetness with a little acidity to balance it out.  

Friday, October 23

PLEASE NOTE - MANY BREWERIES WILL BE ONLY ABLE TO DO TO-GO ORDERS STARTING ON 10/23, BASED ON THE RESTORE ILLINOIS COVID PLAN.  
Dark beer surrounded by cherries

Make Time for MyGrain's Cherry BBA Belgian Quad

MyGrain's got a new beer dropping on Friday that sounds delicious.  And, "I Have Time" took its time to get to deliciousness.  

 

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!

In The Cards (two cans on a table) with a glass in the foreground that's out of focus

Canning Some Classics

Pollyanna is working on canning a few for us all to enjoy.  Eleanor, their flagship porter, and In the Cards, an hazy American Pale Ale, are both coming soon!

Scenes from the Corridor