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1102 West Webster Avenue
Chicago IL 60614
Telephone: +1 773-348-2008
Hours: Sunday-Friday noon-2:00am, Saturday noon-3:00am.
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Notes

Visited: June 10, 2013

Contributor: Siegfried Binge

Doesn't look like much from the outside. Lots of great beer on the inside. They don't brew on-site, but they collaborate with Central Waters, DOG, Against the Grain, and others. Scheiß Bier kann tödlich sein!

Updated: January 23, 2016

Beer List

  • 12.50% abv.
    • Date: June 10, 2013 (#9180)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Red-brown, slight haze. Moderate dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Spicy hops. Dark fruit, dark caramel.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Thick and smooth. Malty, with a huge grassy-spicy hop flavor and bitterness. Lots of caramel, but not overly sweet.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Real close to Thomas Creek Up The Creek.

  • 5.50% abv.

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    6.00% abv.
    • Date: November 22, 2015 (#9552)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs IA
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Red-amber. Thick head. Some haze.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet caramel and grassy. Fruity esters.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, really fizzy. Grassy malt — rye? Fruity hop flavor, medium bitterness, especially in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      "Humlig röd veteöl"

  • Specialty Beer
    5.30% abv.

  • Specialty Beer
    6.50% abv.

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    9.50% abv.
    • Date: June 10, 2013 (#9179)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Copper-amber, some haze. Dense head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Grainy.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium-big body, creamy. Sweet malt, dark caramel. Hint of banana, mild hint of whiskey. Some coconut.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Subdued yet complex strong beer. Brewed at Central Waters as a Weizenbock, fermented with Abbey yeast, and aged in bourbon barrels.

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    9.00% abv.
    • Date: June 10, 2013 (#9181)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark brown, opaque.
      Aroma (3½)
      Intense dark caramel. Grassy hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Huge and malty. Big coconut flavor. Intense dark caramel and molasses. Big grassy, fruity hops, low bitterness. Massive malty, grassy, fruity, coconut finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      "Oak aged oat wine".

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Dark Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • German-Style Pilsener
    5.00% abv.

  • German-Style Sour Ale
    4.50% abv.

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    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
    6.00% abv.