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Barrel-Aged Growl Quadruple Ale. $16/750mL bottle. BOTTLE SHOP ONLY.

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Scurry Kottbusser-style Ale. $10/6-pack

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Aqua Predator Wet Hopped Farmhouse Ale. $8/4-pack

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Prisoner’s Dilemma Aussie-Style Colonial Ale. $8/4-pack.

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Wari Chicha de Molle-inspired Ale. $11/6-pack

Wari Chicha de Molle inspired ale, 3.8% abv, $11/6-pack We have some friends over at the Field Museum because they like animals and beer and stuff and we like animals and beer and stuff. We started saying we should work on making different beers together from countries other than England and Germany. It just so happened Dr. Ryan Williams was part of a team who discovered an ancient brewery in Cerro Baúl, Peru. They found a mill, boiling and fermenting vats and remnants of molle berries all around the brewery. You can read about it here. So we thought it would be fun to try to make a beer inspired by the ancient drink known as chicha de molle. All we had to do was import some purple corn from Peru, mill it up, spice it with molle berries and pump the beer into the closest thing we had to a ceramic vat, which is our old, beat up lactobacillus tank. What came out was a beer-like drink with a dry, grainy funk and pepper spiciness, plus it was deep purple in color with pink foam lacing. Made us wonder if the Wari's wished they drank out of glassware rather than ceramics.

Wari Chicha de Molle inspired ale, 3.8% abv, $11/6-pack

We have some friends over at the Field Museum because they like animals and beer and stuff and we like animals and beer and stuff. We started saying we should work on making different beers together from countries other than England and Germany. It just so happened Dr. Ryan Williams was part of a team who discovered an ancient brewery in Cerro Baúl, Peru. They found a mill, boiling and fermenting vats and remnants of molle berries all around the brewery. You can read about it here. So we thought it would be fun to try to make a beer inspired by the ancient drink known as chicha de molle. All we had to do was import some purple corn from Peru, mill it up, spice it with molle berries and pump the beer into the closest thing we had to a ceramic vat, which is our old, beat up lactobacillus tank. What came out was a beer-like drink with a dry, grainy funk and pepper spiciness, plus it was deep purple in color with pink foam lacing. Made us wonder if the Wari's wished they drank out of glassware rather than ceramics.

Le Woof Biere de Garde, 7.8% abv, $8/4-pack Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts. But at 7.8% ABV, it packs a bite. Just ask our delivery guy!

Le Woof Biere de Garde, 7.8% abv, $8/4-pack

Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts. But at 7.8% ABV, it packs a bite. Just ask our delivery guy!

QingMing, 9.5% abv, $16/750mL bottle Inspired by artifacts discovered during archaeological digs in Taixi and a Changzikou tomb dating from the Late Shang/Western Zhou Dynasties circa 1600-722 bce, this a modern recreation of Chang. A stronger, drier herbal version of Li, a sweet, low abv rice- or millet-based "beer." Rather than a strict recreation of a single dig site, we chose to make an amalgam because existing evidence shows a wide range of beverage types were produced... and the federal government decided that many of the ingredients and flavorings being used at the time are not currently legal to use in beer production. Of particular interest, these sites have some very early evidence of mold based sacchrificaton - China's unique contribution to the production of alcoholic beverages. Taste profile is of peaches and lemon rind with fragrant aromas of tea, bubblegum, and sake followed by an onslaught of complex fruit, herbal, and floral character. Body is dry and effervescent with the warming alcohol dissipating quickly from the palate leaving one with the perception of nectar, honey, and perfumed rice.

QingMing, 9.5% abv, $16/750mL bottle

Inspired by artifacts discovered during archaeological digs in Taixi and a Changzikou tomb dating from the Late Shang/Western Zhou Dynasties circa 1600-722 bce, this a modern recreation of Chang. A stronger, drier herbal version of Li, a sweet, low abv rice- or millet-based "beer." Rather than a strict recreation of a single dig site, we chose to make an amalgam because existing evidence shows a wide range of beverage types were produced... and the federal government decided that many of the ingredients and flavorings being used at the time are not currently legal to use in beer production. Of particular interest, these sites have some very early evidence of mold based sacchrificaton - China's unique contribution to the production of alcoholic beverages.

Taste profile is of peaches and lemon rind with fragrant aromas of tea, bubblegum, and sake followed by an onslaught of complex fruit, herbal, and floral character. Body is dry and effervescent with the warming alcohol dissipating quickly from the palate leaving one with the perception of nectar, honey, and perfumed rice.

Coming Soon

DinoSmores returns the last week of October.

Known Gnome Porter with Quassia bark and licorice root debuts the beginning of November.

Bare Bear Sahti returns in December.

Cool beers brewed at Mousetrap will be on draft when the taproom opens this Fall. And funky one-off 750s will also return once we get production up and running in Lincoln Park.

For a complete list, always check BeerMenus before your visit!

Updated 10/21/17

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