Beer Releases: March 7 - March 14, 2021

Graphic advertising Will County Brewing's Anniversary Three

It's Will County Brewing Company's Third Anniversary - and they've got some great beers and seltzers for us this weekend.  Scroll down to get more info.

New Releases - Hot Spot DropsComing Soon

Sunday, March 7

No New Beers Scheduled

Monday, March 8

  No New Beers Scheduled

Tuesday, March 9

brewers playing in front of barrels at Whiskey Hill Brewing

Anyway, Here's Wheatwine

Whiskey HIll Brewing's latest is a 12% Wheatwine brewed with Columbus hops.  You're going to get notes of bread, honey, earthy spice, and subtle citrus.

Glass of Galaxy Dog on MyGrain's patio

Return of the Interstellar Dog

The weather is improving, patio drinking is not that far behind.  Make sure you're ready by getting your hands on Galaxy Dog, a perfect patio sipper.  A New England-style DIPA hitting 8% that has been hopped heaviliy with Citra, El Dorado, and (of course indicated in the name) Galaxy hops.  Because it's a double IPA ... it was double dry hopped again.  

Labels for Danny Boy and Stouty McStout Face at Hickory Creek Brewing

A Deal on Two Irish Beers at Hickory Creek

Danny Boy and Stouty McStout Face are two seasonal favorites from Hickory Brewing Company (plus, I think the Stouty McStout Face name is one of the funniest names out there).  And, until 3/17, you can get $5 pints!  (Danny Boy is their Irish Red Ale and Stouty is their Dry Irish Stout).  

Wednesday, March 10

  Goldfinger Original Lager drawing

Goldfinger Brewing Company

When your brewery is lager-focused, you know the original is going to be amazing.  Goldfinger's Original Lager gives you just enough malt and noble hop flavor to be amazing.  Cold, crisp, and light.  Get a pint today!

Cans of Black Horizon Brewing's Horizon IPA Vol 17

Black Horizon Brewing Company

Horizon IPA Vol 17 is their classic West Coast style IPA that has been Citra and Mosaic hopped.  Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and a clean hoppy finish.  

Schwrzbier #2 at Black Horizon Brewing Company in Willowbrook, IL

Black Horizon Brewing Company

BHBC is back with a new Nitro-Infused Schwarzbier.  Vol. 2 is infused with Blueberry, Cold Brew Coffee, and Vanilla.   This is a one-keg limited release, smooth and creamy in collaboration with Be Cold Blooded Roasters.

Glass of beer in a pot of gold with a clover in the back

It's Pronounced Cnnoc na gCaiseal

I am glad that Ike & Oak actually said how to pronounce the name of the beer in their description.  Knochnagoshel is Ike & Oak's Irish Red Ale.  The beer is amber in color and has a great malty flavor & aroma.

Glass and can of Alter Brewing Company's Bleacher Seat, including two baseballs and a glove

"Opening Day" at Alter Brewing Company

It's a sign of summer.  The crack of the bat, the smell of grass, and the release of Alter Brewing Company's Bleacher Seat.  Hoppy notes of stonefruit and pine, make sure this is in your fridge's lineup.  A definite home run.

Thursday, March 11

 Three different beers on a rail outside of Elder Brewing Company in Joliet

A Trio on Tap at Elder

They've been available for growler fills and curbside pickups, but these three beers are making their appearance on tap:

  • Elder Juice (Sour) - A Mild Sour with juicy hop flavors.
  • Sneesl (Scottish Ale) - Sweet maltiness and hints of caramel.  Plus, a fun name.  
  • McPoly's Red (Red Ale) - Slighly malty, clean, crisp and smooth with a medium-dry finish.

Cans of Lite Thinking in a cooler with ice

A Glass of Gold

The Multiple-Great American Beer Festival-medal winning Lite Thinking is back at Pollyanna Brewing Company in Lemont, Roselle, and St. Charles.  

Glass of beer at Flapjack

A DDH Flapjack

Suh Dood!  Flapjack's latest is a Double Juicy Douple IPA.  The beer is double dry hopped with Galaxy, Sabra, Zappa, and Azacca Hops.  

Friday, March 12

A four pack and a glass of Will County Brewing's Brennus

An Anniversary Eve Beer

Will County Brewing is releasing Brennus on Friday, March 12.  This beer is a great lead-in to their Anniversary Three party.  Brennus is a bold Irish Red Ale using Warrior Hops - that's why its named after the Celtic Warrior.  The beer also uses the perfect blend of Caramel and Crystal malt varieties for an authentic Irish Red taste.

Two beers from Rt66 Old School Brewing (Pink Alewife on the top, Space Monkey Mafia on the bottom)

A New Two at Rt66 Old School Brewing

The first is Pink Alewife, which was a team effort between Pauly, the OSB beertenders, and gals.  This wheat used the Pink Boots hops for the year, and a portino of the sales will go directly to the Pink Books Society.  Notes on the beer - light, refreshing, full body finish and 6.2% ABV.

Beer #2 is Space Monkey Mafia is a limited quantity Coffee Brown.  Dan from Metal Monkey roasted up some coffee beans for this blend, hitting 6.6% ABV with Carmel, Chocolate, and Coffee.

Dark ale in a glass, surrounded by cookies and toasted coconut at Nik & Ivy Brewing in Lockport, IL

If You Smeeeelllllll..... What The Rock is ... Brewing ...

The People's Elbow is the newest release at Nik & Ivy Brewing.  And, yes, you're seeing it correctly .. this one is brewed with cookies!  Hints of chocolate, caramel, and coconut.

Glass of a red beer, surrounded by by beets and blackberries.  From Mad Hatchet Brewing

Beet-cha Will Like This Beer!

Mad Hatchet is out with their Farmhouse Ale, Beet-cha Black and Blue.  It's got an earthy, sweet kick - making it the perfect way to welcome Spring.  And check out the color on this one!

Glass of dark beer on the bar at River Hawk Brewing in Channahon, IL

Get Your Hands on Ol' Bear Hands

The Channahon St. Patty's Legend, Ol' Bear Hands is a tasty nitro stout from River Hawk Brewing.  

Saturday, March 13

Bottles of Will County Brewing's Anniversary Three

Will County Brewing Company

Will County Brewing is bringing an amazing beer for Anniversary Three.  It's a Caramel Apple Tripel!  The beer was brewed with Fuji apples and caramels from Dan's Homemade Candies.  I can't wait!!!!!  

Two four packs of BBLS Seltzer (black raspberry and lemon lime)

That's not all!!!

They teased it a week or so ago, and now we know that there will be Seltzer available at WCBC as well!  BBLS Seltzer is meant to have simple labels, simple ingredients, and simple names.  Clean, crisp and refhresing!  A new brand at Will County, get your black raspberry and lemon lime seltzers today!

Advertisement for Berries and Birds at Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont

Berries and Birds - Mark Us Down for Three

Pollyanna is hosting their annual Berries and Birds Bash.  Starting at noon, you'll be able to get your hands on these three beers (plus, make sure to check out Matt's BBQ that'll be serving food in the parking lot):

  • Summerly - A favorite, low ABV wheat beer loaded with many, many, many fresh raspberries.  It's pink beer season!
  • Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Lexical Gap - A double dry hopped double IPA with massive amounts of Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe hops.  
  • Amber Pines - An easy-drinking Amber Ale to enjoy outside anywhere that you're allowed to drink legally.  

Three photos, bottle of English Barleywine, glass and bottle of Owlbear, and a menu from Corner Kitchen

This One Stayed in the Dungeon For Good Reason

The latest brew from Miskatonic's Small Cellar Series, English-Style Barleywine, started out as a Barleywine collab with Skeleton Key Brewery entitled Your Dungeon of Mine.  It was pulled a little early from the fermenter and was introduced to an even higher gravity English yeast strain to promote additional flavor production.  Expected the same notes as Your Dungeon or Mine, but with more concentrated fruit, deeper flavor, better foam and added dimension.  

Sunday, March 14

No New Beers Scheduled


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).

Tower of beer cans

Iron&Glass Romeoville
Sunday, March 7

A lot.

Beer at Black Horizon Brewing Company

Iron&Glass Romeoville
Tuesday, March 9

A lot more.

6 cans of beer

Iron&Glass Romeoville
Wednesday, March 10

Phase Three The Claddagh, The Knot, DDH Triple Mindspark, DDH Trio of Stars

Various Cans at Iron&Glass

Iron&Glass Romeoville
Wednesday, March 10

Riverlands Bananarchy, Anniversary IPA, Electric Sunrise, and Kayak Pils.  Mikerphone Check 1,2, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Three bottles of Misbehavin' Meeds on a barrel

Iron&Glass Romeoville and Orange& Brew Downers Grove
Thursday, March 11

Misbehavin' Meeds With a Baseball Bat (concord grape), Duke of Devonshire (banana and vanilla bean), Pina de Vainilla (pineapple vanilla bean)

Several different photos from Riverlands Brewing and Marz Breiwng

CatsEye (Ottawa, IL)
Friday, March 12

Riverlands Anniversary IPA, Riverlands Electric Sunrise, Marz Chai Life CBD, Marz Ame No Uzume, Marz Endless Odyssey NEIPA, Marz Opuntia Prickly Pear Sour

20+ cans of different beers at Iron&Glass Romeoville

Iron&Glass Romeoville
Friday, March 12

Hop Butcher for the World, Hailstorm Brewing Southside Irish Red, Foreign Exchange Brewing The Floor is Lava Cake, plus new items from Untitled Art, Humble Forager, and Ology Brewing Company


Coming Soon

Several Brewers

A Metal Monkey / Dry City Brewing Collab

Bottle of Rt66 Old School Brewing's Strong Personality

Rt66's Old School Brewing's Strong Personality

Scenes from the Corridor