Location: Rosemont, IL
Last visited: September 2016
Chain with multiple locations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The headquarters is in Lakewood, WA. All Illinois locations have since closed.
A nice, lively, large space with a U-shaped bar. Wooden accents, brick walls, high ceiling with ductwork visible. Racing canoe hanging from the ceiling.
They had six flagship beers, plus four seasonal on tap.
Blonde (4.00) – Light body, low bitterness, smooth and drinkable.
Hefeweizen (4.00) – Smooth, rich flavor; bold, German, yeasty Hefeweizen.
71 Pale Ale (3.25) – Hoppiness evident from the first taste, medium body.
Buttface Amber Ale (4.50) – Smooth, big body, NABA gold medal winner, beautiful malty flavor, excellent balance between malt and hops.
Tripel 7’s (4.25) – Fruity aromas, excellent medley of malt and citrus, medium body, great example of style; needs a bit more oomph to be a top-level tripel.
Total Disorder Porter (3.00) – Great malty flavor and aroma, but thin for a porter; not really robust enough.
Happy hour drinks are $3.75; discounted food options as well. The usual variety of bar food options, from appetizers, salads, to build your own burgers, to gluten free selections.