Location: Geneva, IL
Last visited: December 2021
Located in a retail mall, Art History’s taproom is both comfortable and spacious. The brewing tanks and canning line are in full view when sitting at the bar. The work of local artists is on display all over the taproom. Patio seating is also available. Our bartender was very knowledgeable. There were 12 beers on tap when we visited.
Good Morning Munich Helles (4.25) – Clean, crisp lager. Slight hint of hop bitterness in aftertaste. Highly drinkable.
Gravitace Czech Pilsner (4.50) – Complex blend of flavors. Excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Saaz hops come out front and center.
Bauhaus German Pilsner (4.50) – Medium-bodied lager. Solid dose of hop bitterness. Excellent example of traditional style.
Artoberfest Festbier (3.50) – Light amber Märzen. Malty sweetness evident, but needs far more to be a great Märzen. Appropriate hop bitterness.
Butterfly Questions No Questions Asked Belgian Saison (4.25) – Light, refreshing ale. Clove character hits the bullseye. Low level of hop bitterness, as appropriate.
Dithering Bitter English Bitter (4.50) – Big and malty amber ale. Sweetness is a prevalent characteristic. Well balanced with hop bitterness.
Art History Major New England IPA (4.00) – Hazy, straw-colored IPA. Hop character present in bouquet. Bitterness seems higher than 35 IBU. Solid example of style.
Wenceslas Dark Lager (4.75) – Big, malty, amber lager. Properly balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. The perfect beer for putting your feet up and slurping.
Butterfly Questions Cerise (4.00) – Presence of cherries is a welcome and subtle adjunct. Well balanced between sweetness and tartness. Low level of bitterness, as appropriate.
Coffee and snacks are available.