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Wild Onion Brewing Company
Onion Pub & Brewery
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22221 North Pepper Road
Lake Barrington IL 60010
Telephone: +1 847-381-7308
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-midnight, Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm.
Brewer: Mike Kainz
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Opened: 1997

Annual Production: 1,200 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Siegfried Binge, Bill, Dave, Tim Moreau

Originally located at 28W039 Commercial Avenue. Moved to this location in July 2003.

Updated: April 22, 2020


Beer List

  • Awards:

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    8.00% abv.
    • Date: August 6, 2013 (#9242)
      Package: canned
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Copper color, hazy. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fruity, grapefruity, resiny. Biscuity.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Thick and smooth and nicely malty. Big grapefruit/piney hop flavor and bitterness. Smooth hoppy finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)

    • Date: February 7, 1999 (#3189)
      Package: draught
      Place: Milwaukee Ale House Festival, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black appearance. Black aroma. Medium body, big coffee flavor and finish.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: April 12, 1998 (#2731)
      Package: draught
      Place: Map Room, Chicago IL
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, moderate carbonation and head. Fruity, citrusy aroma. Medium body, real nice hoppy balance. Spicy malty finish.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5030)
      Package: draught
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber opaque. Moderate head. Huge caramel malt aroma. Big body, immensely caramelly. Mild hop flavor and bitterness in the finish.

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    Golden or Blonde Ale
    5.00% abv.