Buffalo Grove’s Prairie Krafts Brewing began canning their beers last month and they are now beginning to appear around the Western Suburbs. One of their newest beers is an 8% ABV Double Oatmeal Stout with Coffee called Velvet Hammer.
Geneva’s Penrose announced this week that they will begin Statewide distribution next week. Their are a list of upcoming release events and they are hinting that some wild and barrel-aged beers may appear at these events along with their flagship beers.
Hubbard’s Cave released the 11th installment in their Fresh IIPA series yesterday. This is an 8.5% ABV Double IPA hopped with Amarillo, Citra & Mosaic. Hubbard’s Cave frequently stumble with their stout’s, but this Fresh series is nearly a can’t miss every time.
Mikerphone released a new 4 pack yesterday, January 11th, called Mikerphone Drop. This is a 5.5% ABV Double Dry-hopped Pale Ale hopped with Citra.
Noon Whistle released the latest in their Gummy series, Ghost Face, today. This is a 6.8% ABV New England Style IPA with fresh ghost peppers. This weekend also marks the 3rd Anniversary for this great Lombard brewery.
Illuminated Brew Works released two new beers this week. Spoonful of Sugar is an 8% ABV Double Dry-hopped New England Style Double IPA, and is hopped with Galaxy, Motueka, and Citra. As the name suggests this beer also has lactose sugar added which should give a unique body and mouthfeel.
Tim is a Chocolate Curry Stout hitting shelves tomorrow, January 12th.
Off Color announced today that Coffee Dino S’mores will be released on January 14th. You can reserve a spot at the Taproom Release Party starting January 9th at 12pm.
This year’s batch was brewed with Las Marias Pacas Natural Coffee from Dark Matter. This is a 10.5% ABV Imperial Coffee Marshmallow Stout.
Pipeworks have announced that their first release of 2018 will be a new installment in their single-hopped series. Idaho 7 will be released this weekend at The Dojo and is a 10% ABV Imperial IPA hopped with Idaho 7. Distro will begin on January 8th.
Marz has announced that their first new beer of 2018 will Crazy Straws. This will be a 7% ABV DDH New England Style IPA hopped with Chinook, Citra, Belma, and Mosaic and Double Dry-Hopped with Belma and Mosaic.
Penrose released a new 10.5% ABV American Imperial Stout called Vanta this week. This is brewed with chocolate malts and roasted barley and dry-hopped with Simcoe. It is currently available in 4-packs at the brewery.