Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mushroom Beer Tapping for Chicago Craft Beer Week

You all met our Assistant Brewer Bill last month when we tapped his Belgian Dubbel well he's back with his second brew a Mushroom beer!  What?! Mushroom? You only eat mushrooms on pizza.  No way says Bill this beer is made for drinking. He wanted to do something a little different this time around and this is not your average Abbey style beer.  The beer has a light malty body, a bit of sweetness and some fruity notes that come from the 45.5 lbs. of Hedgehog mushroom that were used.  Also, look for some spicy characters that play off of the Belgian yeast that was used.  For those of you not familiar with the Hedgehog mushroom it is edibile, with a sweet, nutty taste, and a crunchy texture.  No need to worry there are no floaties in this one!  Coming in with a 8.5% ABV and 23 IBU this just might be the summer Belgian you're looking for! Tapping will start at 5pm Monday May 20th for Mug Clubbers and 6pm for general public. Cheers!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

All Aboard

We've bringing you something new this Monday a Euro-Hopped Belgian IPA, Hop Centraal. Rail cars of hops from Germany, Czech, and Slovenia meet in our Hop Centraal to add a spicy/herbal complexity to this Belgian Strong Ale. Brewed to showcase the flavors of a Belgian Trippel, this highly hopped Belgian IPA has a fuller body but still finishes dry coming in at 61 IBUs and 7.9% ABV. Across the world millions of people meet in the station to take a train to their destination.  Why don't you come on down to Flossmoor Station and ask your server to take you to Hop Centraal.  We'll be tapping this at 5pm for Mug Club Members and 6pm for general public.  Cheers!