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Friday, November 23
at Mousetrap
Doors at 11am

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ProCatstination
Wine Barrel Aged Wild
5.1% abv, 750mL bottle $20
No limit, first come first serves

It all started with a fundraiser for the Wildcat Sanctuary, organized by the fine folks at Chicago's Northdown Cafe. And we teamed up with some of our fave Mid(wild)west buds Perennial and Side Project to create a special brew for the occasion. And while the event is no longer (we miss you, Northdown!), it lives on in infamy -- and with this almost-annual-but-not-really release.

This year we only have 35 cases! 35! No reservations, no limits, first come first served. And when all is said and done, we'll be making a donation to the Wildcat Sanctuary. Not only to help out the big cats, but in memory of our great friends at Northdown and the amazing party that was Lions, Tigers, and Beers.

White grapes, nectarine and preserved lemon with an intense citric acidity like the icy feeling of looking out into the darkness and seeing hungry, peering eyes staring back at you. Fortunately, that's just the cat though and it's hard to explain that breakfast is late because of daylights saving time to cats.

750mL bottles To Go ($20) and draft ($9/8oz) will be available at Mousetrap on November 23 while supplies last. Please check our social media channels for updates on stock! Oh! And surprise, we are making some old releases available! Here’s the tweet.

Limited & Seasonal Releases
Available To Go

Please visit our BeerMenus pages for the most current inventory:
Mousetrap To Go
Dickens Ave Bottle Shop

Here are some of the fancy beers we have in addition to year-rounds Apex Predator, Tooth and Claw, and Troublesome.  Click the image to enhance the label for details.

Coming Soon(ish)

Bare Bear Finnish Style Sahti (12 oz 6-packs)
Eille
Gin cocktail-inspired Biere de miel (250 mL 4-packs)
Myshka
Russian Serf Stout (12 oz 6-packs)

From our October 6th Double Release

 From John:  This first release, Miscellanea Vol 1 is a tiger hued American Wild Ale with bugs, house bretts, native yeasts and wild cultures from Jester King, Side Project, Central State, Allagash and ourselves. By collecting all these yeasts it's almost the opposite to the letter of spontaneous fermentation but we're thinking of it regardless as homage to the sorts of lambics that led many of us down this path in the first place. Ridiculously complex with over-rippened apricot, bergamot, cotton candy, old growth forest floor, and wisps of Nebbiolo grapes from the foedre itself. Alluringly tannic and dry complemented by moderate acidity and Hanssen's Oude Gueze like, unabashed barnyard funk.   (Draft Only @ Mousetrap, around Chicagoland, Nationally)

From John: This first release, Miscellanea Vol 1 is a tiger hued American Wild Ale with bugs, house bretts, native yeasts and wild cultures from Jester King, Side Project, Central State, Allagash and ourselves. By collecting all these yeasts it's almost the opposite to the letter of spontaneous fermentation but we're thinking of it regardless as homage to the sorts of lambics that led many of us down this path in the first place. Ridiculously complex with over-rippened apricot, bergamot, cotton candy, old growth forest floor, and wisps of Nebbiolo grapes from the foedre itself. Alluringly tannic and dry complemented by moderate acidity and Hanssen's Oude Gueze like, unabashed barnyard funk. (Draft Only @ Mousetrap, around Chicagoland, Nationally)

Updated 11/19/18

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