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.
BARREL AGED 47&74
Barrel Aged Scotch Ale 8% ABV, 47 IBUs
Our original 47&74 recipe, this hoppier version of a Scotch Ale was placed in bourbon barrels to elevate the flavors. A smooth, yet sweet flavor, similar to a barleywine is present in this batch.
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.
SOUR SERIES VOLUME 2: PLUM
Plum Sour 7% ABV, 10 IBUs
Starting with a saison base, we aged this sour ale in a combination of red and white wine barrels to naturally ferment. Afterwards, we introduced plum puree and let this ale naturally ferment, and then carbonate in bottles and kegs.
DJ SKINNY PANTS
Strawberry Banana Milkshake Pale 6% ABV, 30 IBU
For those of you who have been in our restaurant or brewery, you've most likely met our taproom manager and graphic designer, Andy. After being dubbed, "DJ Skinny Pants" by some drunk Irish guy, we figured it'd be appropriate to celebrate over 5 years with him by creating a beer that's light, pale, and a little weird. This milkshake pale has a little bit of banana, a little bit of cream, and a ton of strawberries. 3 pounds per gallon to be exact. Perfect for that sweet tooth, after-dinner refreshment, or just something new.
BREWER IN THE AMBULANCE
Blackberry Raspberry Sour 6% ABV, 0 IBUs
The 4th installment to our music series, Brewer in the Ambulance is a refreshing sour ale incorporated with blackberries and raspberries to blend sweet and tart into a single glass. Every sip will remind you that life is a party - no matter the situation.