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March 17, 2020

A message from Marika & Aaron:

As you probably know, due to the unprecedented steps we are all taking to curb the spread of the coronavirus, bars and restaurants in Illinois have been ordered closed for on-site consumption through the end of March, and possibly longer...

March 2, 2020

Join us on Saturday, March 28th as we celebrate seven years!

As in years past, we will have a full tasting room of beer and a selection of options in the Serpent Room. But this year we will also be celebrating the art of the cask beer and the many artists who have con...

February 7, 2020

We have a new addition to the collection of Scratch sour beers: 2020's Strawberry Sumac.

Many of you are familiar with our Strawberry Rhubarb, a beer we've made for the past couple of years with strawberries and rhubarb that pop up in unison in the spring. The torrentia...

January 25, 2020

Every winter we've had a celebration of botanical beer and fire at Scratch and this year we're cranking it up to 11 with a Stein Beer Fest! We'll have 10 beers brewed with granite rocks on tap, including one in a special German-style gravity cask. These are some of the...

October 11, 2019

We couldn't be more thrilled to announce that a very special collaboration beer we brewed with Jester King from Austin, Texas, is available in our tasting room this weekend and until we run out!

Almost exactly one year ago, founder Jeffrey Stuffings and head chef Damie...

August 29, 2019

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 28th for our annual Oktoberfest celebration at Scratch! As in years past we will have steins by local ceramicists, an array of German-inspired beers made with a local twist, and a special menu of food, this year made by our fr...

August 23, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the release of this year's Dandelion-Ginger Tonic. This is the new name of a Scratch classic that you know and love: the Spring Tonic. Made in the spring with fresh green plants in the garden and our own estate-grown ginger, this sour beer b...

April 12, 2019

Among the beers that most encapsulate what we do at Scratch, we think our beers brewed with mushrooms are among the finest and tastiest examples.

In celebration of morel season and all of the great green things popping up in our woods this spring, we are planning a gian...

March 28, 2019

Just in time for spring, we are releasing a bright sunny beer appropriately called "Sunflower," brewed with sunflowers from our farm!

This bottle-conditioned farmhouse ale contains the essence of Scratch. It was brewed with malt from our friends at Sugar Creek Malt, Ill...

February 12, 2019

Details are finally here for our sixth anniversary coming up on Saturday, March 2nd!

First, the basics: This will be a one-day event this year, on Saturday, March 2nd. Your entry fee of $30 will get you a tasting glass, 10 sample tickets, unlimited soda and coffee, and...

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