Rating: 3.75
Location: Hodgkins, IL
Founded: 2012
Last visited: April 2017

Typical taproom layout with a bar in the front, facing the brewing operation, and a few large tables for groups. There are TVs and a pool table for entertainment.

They had ten beers on tap. A nice feature is the ability to take a 32-oz crowler to go; they fill and seal the large cans to order, so the beer stays fresher longer than in a growler.

Basic Bitch Wheat Ale (3.75) – Medium body, very wheaty, mild hop bitterness; refreshing!
Sticky Wicket UK Mild (4.25) – Caramel malt dominates the flavor and is evident in the bouquet; slightly sweet in the aftertaste; outstanding balance
Saison Sarandon (3.50) – Nice meld of maltiness and fruit overtones; likely to make the Saison style more approachable to newbies
Citra Ave IPA (2.50) – Not bashful on the hop bill; full-bodied IPA
Upbeat Wheat Wheat Ale with Fruit (4.25) – Flavorful wheat beer; a tinge of fruitiness is a very useful twist
Darkmantle Dubbel (4.50) – Sweet, malty and complex; excellent example of the style

No food served.

Mon-Thu 3pm-Midnight, Fri-Sat Noon-2am, Sun Noon-10pm. Tours are available on Saturdays at 5pm.

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