Dry-hopped lager that possesses a crisp, dry bitterness you would expect from a German pilsner, but use of highly aromatic Simcoe hops. Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell's Brewery, dreamt that he was at the mystically hidden retreat of Quinannan Falls, somewhere in the boreal north. Neither Quinannan Falls nor the beer actually existed outside his imagination, but he remembered enough about it to sketch a recipe and label, which was put into full form by Michigan artist Kathleen Kalinowski, the following morning. The end result is a dry-hopped lager that possesses a crisp, dry bitterness you would expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic Simcoe hops from the Pacific Northwest, evoke the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.
Dark Horse Crooked Theratree Black IPA, Marshall, MI, Black IPA, 8.5% ABV
Founders Devil Dancer, Grand Rapids, MI, Double IPA, 12.0% ABV
When you dance with the Devil, the Devil don't change. You do. Massive in complexity, the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. At an incredible 112 IBUs, it's dry-hopped with ten hop varieties.
Founders Rubaeus Nitro, Grand Rapids, MI, Fruit Beer, 5.7% ABV
Our tart and refreshing homage to raspberries, Rubaeus, is softened up and rounded out with the infusion of nitrogen. The smooth, creamy mouthfeel gives the assertiveness of the raspberries a moment to linger on the tongue, bringing out a deeper, more complex richness to the beer. Brewed with pale wheat malt and crystal hops to allow the raspberries to shine; this is a fantastic way to enjoy Rubaeus year-round.
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA, Cleveland, OH, IPA, 7.5% ABV
Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste, this monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie.
Half Acre Lager Tow, Chicago, IL, Oktoberfest, 5.2% ABV
Its back! Our Oktoberfest style rye lager. Expect a nice malt heft and ample German hops to round out this premium sipper. The bottles have not one but three different potential label art options designed by our man Phineas. There's a hunt in the woods, the castle is convulsing and the depths of the underworld rejoice.
Labatt Blue, London, Ontario, Pilsner, 5.0% ABV
The world's best selling Canadian Beer.
Lake Effect Unholy Mole Stout, Porter, 7.0% ABV
Brewed in collaboration with MANBQUE, this frothy, malty beer oozes with chocolate and sweetness. A medley of roasted Arbol, Ancho, Chipotle, and Gualillo chilies adds a welcomed smokiness completing the beer with a slight touch of heat.
Local Option Outlawger, Chicago, IL, Pilsner, 5.0% ABV
This lager is brewed with only the finest ingredients of malts, hops, water, time and temperature.
Penrose Tripel, Geneva, IL, Tripel, 8.5% ABV
Inspired by traditional Abbey ales, this floral, bready and peppery tripel is enhanced by subtle spicing in the brewhouse and a warming, balanced finish.
Perennial Hommel Bier, St. Louis, MO, Belgian Ale, 5.9% ABV
A dry hopped Belgian Pale Ale which defies tradition by combining Chinook and Columbus hops, American malts and a Belgian yeast strain. A dry hopped Belgian Pale Ale which defies tradition by combining Chinook and Columbus hops, American malts and a Belgian yeast strain. The result is a beer with earthy and spicy tones from the yeast and a slight orange note contributed by the hops.
Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn Hoppy Red Ale, Chicago, IL, American Strong Ale, 8.5% ABV
In this epic battle, the Blood of the Unicorn has been shed by the sword of the deadly assassin of the east. One sip of this.aggressively hopped red ale clearly reveals what drives these, the greatest of, hop heads of lore.
Michigan Brut bears the scent of crisp apple, citrus notes, with a bit of yeast. Clean and crisp up front, it follows with a tart, dry, lightly oaky lingering f Michigan, like all great apple-growing regions, is on a coast. The maritime climate provides generous rainfall for the local orchards. We use all sorts of Michigan apples, grown on local family farms. The blend of these heirloom apples creates a complexity of of flavor, which is impossible to achieve with just a few varieties. The scent of ripe apple leads you to the glass. Layered notes from the orchard and the French oak barrel bring you to the place and process where the cider is made. Try pairing with roast pork or a rich raclette to bring you there completely.
Avery Barrel Aged Series #27 - Insula Multos Collibus, Boulder, CO, Sour Ale, 9.7% ABV
Ale aged in Bourbon barrels with cherries added. We used our house Brett (Drie) for secondary fermentation and our house pediococcus and lactobacillus for souring to produce the cleanest sour beer we could to give the barrels center stage! The result was a dark red, strong sour beer that we aged in fresh Bourbon barrels for 9 months and fermented with cherries.
We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
Beck's Non Alcoholic, St. Louis, MO, Non-Alcoholic, 0.5% ABV
What this brew lacks in alcohol it makes up for in flavor. Beck's brewmasters stop the fermentation process before alcohol can form, but not before they achieve the distinctive full-bodied taste and aroma of the finished brew. Light amber in color, Beck's Non-Alcoholic boasts a full, rich, thick head and balanced bitterness. Brewed in Bremen, Germany, Beck's is made in accordance with the "Reinheitsgebot," the German Purity Law of 1516. It is brewed using only top-grade barley, hand-selected hops from the Bavarian Hallertau region, fresh glacier water and Beck's exclusive strain of yeast that's been cultured and cultivated for generations.
Bell's Amber Ale features both toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. The beer that helped build our brewery; Capped by a clean bitterness, it's incredibly versatile with food, but very tasty on its own.
BuckleDown Fritzicuffs, Lyons, IL, Pilsner, 5.0% ABV
A crisp easy drinking Pils with just enough hopping for bitterness and a flavorful compliment to the malt.
Bud Light, St. Louis, MO, Pale Lager, 4.2% ABV
Bud Light is brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories. Introduced nationally in 1982, Bud Light is brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.
Budweiser, St. Louis, MO, Pale Lager, 5.0% ABV
Brewed using a blend of imported and classic American aroma hops, and a blend of barley malts and rice resulting in unparalleled balance and character. Brewed and sold since 1876, "The King of Beers" is the largest-selling beer in the world. Budweiser has been the world's best-selling beer since 1957, and is distributed in more than 70 countries. Budweiser leads the U.S. Premium beer category, outselling all other domestic premium beers combined. In fact, one in almost every five beers sold in the United States today is a Budweiser.
Coors Light, Golden, Colorado, Pale Lager, 4.2% ABV
First, aged (lagered) below freezing to give our beer its crisp taste. Then it's filtered cold so that it gets that brilliant, bright appearance. Thanks to its Rocky Mountain heritage, uncompromising brewing standards and its dedication to ice cold refreshment, Coors Light is one of the fastest growing light beers around the world.
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, Marshall, MI, 6.5% ABV
It's not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPA's, in contrast the palate is more crisp and dry. If you consider yourself a "hop-head" you owe it to yourself to grab this beer.
Today we are officially announcing the release of Bolt Cutter, a 15% ABV barley wine brewed in celebration of our 15th anniversary and the next release in our Backstage Series. The beer will be available in our taproom through a ticketed release system November 11 through 16 and in stores November 19. Tickets for the taproom release go on sale online at Brown Paper Tickets beginning Saturday, October 6, at 11am. Bolt Cutter is a cellarable barley wine with an ABV of 15%. Dry-hopped with a mountain of Cascade hops, it's balanced by a malty sweetness and spicy complexity, resulting from barrel aging some of it in bourbon barrels, some in maple syrup-bourbon barrels and some not at all (standard fermentation only). We've allowed the beer to mature in bottles and kegs since July so that it would be perfect for its release next month. Bolt Cutter pours a deep copper color and is best sampled at different temperatures to allow the flavors to unfold.
Founders Backwoods Bastard, Grand Rapids, MI, Scotch Ale, 11.6% ABV
Big and delicious for your 'perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It's a kick-back sipper made to excite the pallet.
Founders Mango Magnifico Con Calor 2016, Grand Rapids, MI, Fruit Beer, 10.0% ABV
A high-gravity mango beer brewed with habaneros. When we first released Mango Magnifico back in 2013, it proved to be somewhat of an enigma to our fans. A high-gravity mango beer brewed with habaneros? What the heck? It took some time to catch fire (pun intended), but once it did, the beer enthusiast community was very vocal about it returning. So, we listened and are so thrilled to bring it back!
Founders Porter, Grand Rapids, MI, Porter, 6.5% ABV
Dark, rich, and sexy. Chocolate malts and four varieties of hops make this a very full flavored ale. Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence.
Goose Island Gillian 2015, Chicago, IL, Sour Ale, 9.5% ABV
Inspired by an amuse bouche often prepared by the wife of one of our brewers, Scully brings white pepper, strawberry, and honey to a harmonious blend of "mouth amusement". The ingredients are added at different stages to a Saison, and fermented with a normal Belgian yeast as well as a Champagne yeast.
Goose Island Lolita 2016, Chicago, IL, Sour Ale, 8.1% ABV
Lolita is a pink rose colored Belgian style pale ale fermented with wild yeast and aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise.
Labatt Blue Light, St. Louis, MO, Pale Lager, 4.0% ABV
Blue Light uses specially selected North American aromatic hops and the same strain of lager yeast as the one used to produce Labatt Blue. The result is a crisp, clean and delicately balanced beer, with a slight sweetness and citrus-like hop character.
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, Petaluma, CA, IPA, 7.5% ABV
A hoppy pale wheat ale that is great for IPA fans but so smooth that the hefeweizen fans dig it too. Way smooth and silky with a nice wheatly-esque-ishness. A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body.
Miller High Life, Milwaukee, WI, Pale Lager, 4.7% ABV
An American-style lager recognized for its consistently crisp, smooth taste. An American-style lager recognized for its consistently crisp, smooth taste.
Miller Lite, Milwaukee, WI, Pale Lager, 4.2% ABV
This carefully crafted pilsner uses the finest ingredients and brewing techniques to ensure rich, full-bodied beer taste at only 96 calories.
Pipeworks Mocha Abduction, Chicago, IL, Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV
Earth, both rich and refreshing, the bright juices of your primordial civilizations quench even the coldest desire's of deep space. Eventually you will succumb and offer us the sweet orange flesh of your humanity and the chocolate longing of your young will.
This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is Funky, Dark, and Sour. If you choose to break the seal, you have been warned! 100% Brettanomyces Dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in red wine barrels. "Brett" is a unique yeast strain that produces flavors that would be considered offensive if they were not intentional. Flavors of sour cherry, tobacco, oak, and classic "Brett" barnyard funk balanced by dark Munich malt chewiness.
This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is Funky, Dark, and Sour. If you choose to break the seal, you have been warned! 100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels.
Bell's Oberon, Comstock, MI, Wheat Ale, 5.8% ABV
Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.
Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Comstock, MI, IPA, 7.0% ABV
Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter. Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter. Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red, Bloomington, IL, Flanders Red Ale, 6.1% ABV
Flanders Red is an acidic, sour ale with an initial impression of tart cherries and sour candy that dissipates into a complex palate displaying both a sharp lactic sourness with a backbone of caramel and biscuit malt profiles and minimal hop character. The dry, wine-like finish accentuates the complex malt profile and bright fruit notes showcased in this brilliant red colored hybrid of a modern Flanders and German-style sour. IBU: 15 Color SRM: 18 First Brewed: 12-23-13
Half Acre Daisy Cutter, Chicago, IL, American Pale Ale, 5.2% ABV
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale is a West Coast Strong Pale Ale, focusing on the aromatic qualities of the hops. A master blend of five different hops creates a powerful nose and a dynamic flavor.
Hamm's, Chicago, IL, Premium Lager, 4.7% ABV
Hamm's, first brewed in Minnesota in 1865, is America's classic beer. Hamm's is brewed using the purest water and the choicest barley malt, grain and hops. The beer that is "Born in the Land of Sky Blue Waters" is available in select states.
Revolution Bottom Up Belgian Wit, Chicago, IL, Witbier, 4.5% ABV
Refreshing Belgian-style wheat beer spiced with coriander and orange peel.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Chico, CA, American Pale Ale, 5.6% ABV
Unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic. Pale Ale began as a home brewer's dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is-as it always has been-all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.
Finally, a Surly beer my German mother will drink. She says this one tastes like a bier from back home. Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is not filtered and fermented with lager yeast. American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well… hell (Deutsch for light). It's fiendishly drinkable, and you don't have to sell your soul to get another.
Uncle Johns Pear Cider, Saint Johns, MI, Cider, 6.5% ABV
For generations, we made hard cider simply for our family's enjoyment. Then word got out about its crisp, fresh taste and folks asked us to bottle and sell it. So here it is, direct from out farm to you. We use only premium Michigan fruit - most of it grown just steps from our Fruit House Winery. One taste and you'll know why it's won just about every award around. And why it's the perfect grown-up beverage for any occasion.
Vander Mill Chapmans Oaked, Spring Lake, MI, Cider, 6.8% ABV
Chapman's Blend is made from a variety of American heritage apples including: Winesap, Baldwin, Northern Spy and Jonathan. It is a semi-dry cider with a clean fruit flavor and slight carbonation.Aged on Oak Barrels.
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider, Spring Lake, MI, Cider, 7.0% ABV
This unique blend of apples is the foundation of each year-round cider we create. It personifies the inherent balance between an apple's natural sweetness and acidity. Gluten-free.
Lincoln Station is Lincoln Park's favorite hangout. Located at 2432 North Lincoln Avenue, across the street from the historic Biograph Theater, we’re just a short walk north of the intersection of Lincoln, Halsted and Fullerton. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, homemade American cuisine, a full service bar and a variety of amusements. We are open for lunch everyday, with comfortable seating indoors or at our seasonal sidewalk cafe.