Chambourcin Bottle Release

The next bottle release at the brewery is our Chambourcin, a barrel-aged beer brewed with local wine grapes, available for online reservation on Monday, August 28th at noon! This bottle-conditioned farmhouse ale was fermented with our wild house mixed culture, then refermented on Southern Illinois-grown Chambourcin grapes and aged in a puncheon that previously held red wine. This beer possesses a deep purple hue, a noticeable funk from the barrel character and a tannic, dry red wine quality. It's packaged in 355 ml bottles at 8.6% alcohol by volume and is ready for your enjoyment now or can be kept in your home cellar for several years. Tickets to reserve the beer are $1 per bottle and you m

Oktoberfest 2017

We are looking forward to hosting our third annual Oktoberfest this year on Sunday, September 24th from noon to 8 pm! We'll have brand new hand-made ceramic steins by three local artists available in half and full liter sizes as well as favorites from last year. Purchase either a 16 oz half stein $40) or a full liter stein ($50), or a 16-oz Mason Jar ($10) and enjoy beers in 16 oz or 32 oz pours (for $5 or $10, respectively) and unlimited sodas all day. (The price of the stein or mason jar includes the first fill.) Tickets will be available at the door and will be cash only. We'll have a variety of German inspired beers including: Scratch Marzen -- brewed in March and lagered all year

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