Brown Ale 6% ABV, 22 IBUs
This beer is named after the mascot at Mahomet-Seymour High School, our hometown team. We are giving a shout-out to all the alumni who ventured through the halls and poured their hearts out on the many different playing fields in search of victory. This beer goes out to the old-timers, who had a good run in their day, and always have some “great” story of grandeur awaiting in case of any dull moment in the conversation. Bulldog Brown Ale is a smooth, easy drinking beer with multiple flavors. There are hints of caramel, chocolate, and toasted bread, with a mild hop aroma. So take a hint from the JT Walker’s Bulldog, sit back, relax, take a load off and enjoy a great beer while you reminisce of the days past.
ORANGE & BLUE
American Wheat Ale 5% ABV, 10 IBUs
The colors orange and blue are synonymous with this area, our local high school and the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Thus, we wanted to show our pride in everything that is orange and blue. We used traditional Ale yeast and wheat then add a citrus note with orange peel and real blueberries. The smell of blueberry comes through in the nose and adds a bit of tartness, while the beer finishes nicely with a hint of orange peel. The perfect thirst-quencher during those warm weather days or it can be enjoyed any time of year.
HALE TO THE CHIEF
American IPA 7% ABV, 70 IBUs
This is our flagship beer and our pride and joy. Named for the famed Iliniwek Indians that were the original inhabitants to this region of North America. When the French encountered these natives in the 1600s, they discovered a very populous and powerful nation that inhabited much of the Mississippi River valley. The French called this area the “Illinois Country”. While the Iliniwek referred to themselves as Inoca, the French called them “ilinwe” or the plural version, “iliniwek”, which is a miss-translation of the word “irenweewa”, which means “he speaks the ordinary way” referring to the widely spoken Illinois Confederation language.
Many French fur traders and missionaries praised the Iliniwek’s fine appearance. Known for their short hair on top that stood straight up with long hair on the sides and in the back that often went down to their shoulders. The Iliniwek also covered themselves in brownish colored tattoos of various geometric shapes and painted their faces and bodies with red and black paint made from minerals. As an ode to one of their most abundant crops, Hale to the Chief is brewed with portions of corn instead of just barley. Corn is clean, yet sweet. This IPA focuses on a nice hop and malt balance. This beer has all of the bursting flavor and aroma that is expected from an American hopped IPA.
Peanut Butter Stout 7.7% ABV, 19 IBUs
Walkie J was brewed as a celebration of the brewery's fourth anniversary and owner Justin Taylor's son Walker Jordan Taylor's fourth birthday. The brewery opened five days after Walker was born. Nicknamed "Walkie J", he loves chocolate milk and peanut butter, so we decided an imperial peanut butter cream stout sounded about right. This sweet stout is packed with lactose and brewed with a new peanut flavored malt and peanut butter concentrate, along with chocolate malt. It's like dessert in a glass.
Session IPA 4.8% ABV, 45 IBUs
Owner Justin Taylor’s grandfather R.C. “Bud” Taylor built a softball field on some of his farmland in the 1960s. He later added a baseball field next to it for the local Little League. It has been a staple of the community ever since. We wanted to add a staple to our lineup, so we are bringing out our session IPA, brewed with Pale Malt, Goldpils Vienna Malt, cascade hops and mosaic hops. This citrus IPA has slight characteristics of biscuit and toasted notes. Taylor Field Session IPA is perfectly suited for baseball fields across America.
2 DOUGS ARE FRESHER THAN 1
Double East Coast IPA 8.2% ABV, 54 IBUs
When Doug became our new brewmaster, he became our second Doug to grace the brewery. His inaugural beer is a hazy Double East Coast IPA brewed with an abundant amount of Mosaic and Motueka hops, which gives it a powerful peach and pineapple aroma and taste. It's fresh fresh, ya'll!
ANTHEM OF OUR RYEING DAY
Rye IPA 6.3% ABV, 55 IBUs
Our 3rd installment to our music series - Anthem of Our Ryeing Day is an approachable IPA brewed with 100% Chinook hops from Land Locked Hops with a dry rye finish.
IPA 6.8% ABV, 65 IBUs
Butte County roots run deep. Forested hills, winding rivers, towering pines, mighty oaks, and even mightier people—it’s our home. And in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history, we will rebuild. This IPA was brewed alongside Sierra Nevada and over 1,000 other breweries to support those affected by the Camp Fire. In Butte, united we stand.
DANIEL T. PORTER
Imperial Porter 9% ABV, 50 IBU
In 1836, Daniel T. Porter became the first official land owner of record in Mahomet, Illinois, which was called Middletown at the time. He later went on to become the village’s first postmaster, and also owned a tavern. This Imperial Porter is in honor of him. This is dark and intense while focusing on chocolate and the balance between the bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the caramel and residual sugars. Made with American Pale Malt, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate and Wheat with Chinook and Cascade Hops.
Hazy Pale Ale 5.2% ABV, 42 IBU
Welcome to Flavortown. This Hazy Pale Ale is loaded with 88 pounds of Galaxy and El Dorado hops, which allows it to pop with flavor.