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Firestone Walker Union Jack 7
Union Jack rings all of the bells of an aggressively hopped West Coast IPA but with an astonishing balance that stands out from the crowd. The name Union Jack is a nod to the colonial origins of the IPA style, and to the British expatriate who co­‐founded the brewery. This originator of the “Jack” IPA family is double dry‐hopped to create bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors, all contrasted by pale malt sweetness to rein in the intensity. The result is a tribute to—and a twist on—the IPA style that put the West Coast on the craft beer map.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles, CA
West Coast IPA, 7% ABV

Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn 7
Ninja vs. Unicorn celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you’re rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you’ll enjoy Ninja vs. Unicorn.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Chicago, IL
Double IPA, 8% ABV

Founders Azacca IPA 6
Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, the Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. A touch of caramel malt gives a sweet backbone to support the righteous fruit character of this beer. Pouring a burnt orange color and registering at 7.0% ABV, your taste buds will worship this heavenly, hopped delight.
Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, MI
IPA, 7% ABV

Maplewood Son of Juice 7
Juicy. Juicy. Son of Juice.
Son of Juice is truly his father’s child. A hazy IPA dripping with fruit juice notes. Pilsner malt and oats make a perfect canvas for loads of Mosaic, Simcoe, Nugget, and Warrior hops.
Maplewood Brewery, Chicago, IL
American IPA, 6.3% ABV

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro 7
Chocolate Camaro is a beer rooted in earlier days of micro beer in America. It is a dense, dessert beer pulling attributes from South American Cacao and the abundant use of lactose sugar. We imagine Chevrolet will eventually get pissed with its name. 
Half Acre Brewing, Chicago, IL
Sweet Milk Stout, 6% ABV

Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB! 10
Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on coffee, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to complement the intense coffee and chocolate flavors. Bomb! has been named a RateBeer Top 100 Beer in the World for three consecutive years.
Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa, OK
Imperial Stout, 13% ABV

Angry Orchard First Flora 8
First Flora marks the beginning of Angry Orchard’s story in Walden.  The first fermentation of the 2015 harvest, this is an off dry cider made with bittersweet and sharp apples, and fermented using only the natural micro flora of our orchard, then aged for several months in Calvados barrels.
Angry Orchard Cider Company, Walden, NY
Barrel-Aged Cider, 6% ABV

Hitachino Nest White Ale 9
A refreshing mildly hopped Belgian styled beer with a complex flavor of coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. A best seller for this cult-followed brewery, we find this beer perfect for the season.
Kiuichi Brewery, Naka, Japan
Witbier, 5.5% ABV

Penrose Navette 7
This Belgian-inspired Black Ale has an herbal, toasted aroma. Its medium body, smooth texture, and bitter chocolate flavor provide a strong background that perfectly showcases the Ardennes yeast character without overpowering it, while its long dry finish, moves from sweet to bitter on the palate.
Penrose Brewing Co. Geneva, IL
Belgian Black Ale 6%

Illuminated Brew Works Brainwash 7
Brainwash glows a hazy, post-hypnotic yellow and smells of melon, passionfruit, white pepper, and grain. The taste is juicy and tart, very much like a wild ale, but it achieves its flavor profile simply with water, hops, grain and saccharomyces (non-wild) yeast.  At 7% Brainwash is efficient at bending the mind, yet it drinks like a beverage half its weight in booze.
Illuminated Brew Works, Chicago, IL
Tart Farmhouse Ale 7% ABV

New Belgian Lips of Faith “La Folie”  8
La Folie Wood-Aged Biere is New Belgium's original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO
Flemish-style Oud Bruin, 6.0% ABV

Illuminated Brew Works Pazuzuz's Peddles 8                                                         
Celebrate the earthly delights of bitter chocolate, coffee and dark fruit in this homage to that wacky Babylonian demon’s love affair with the bicycle.
Illuminated Brew Works, Chicago, IL                                                                                    
Belgian Dark Ale, 5.8% ABV

Illuminated Brew Works Black Lodge 7
In tribute to Special Agent Dale Cooper and his hard work on the Blue Rose case, IBW has added Abacus coffee and sour cherry puree to an 8% stout. Expect coffee in the nose and a silky, clean finish full of fruit. Every day you should give yourself a treat.
Illuminated Brew Works, Chicago, IL
Black Abbey Coffee Stout, 8.1% ABV

Allagash Curieux 11
First brewed back in 2004, Curieux was Allagash’s first foray into barrel aging. To make Curieux, they take their Tripel and age it  in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for six-to-eight weeks. Once that time is up, the beer is taken out of cold cellars and blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting rich, golden ale features smooth notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon.
Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel, 11% ABV

Metropolitan Generator   7
This beer is all about the malt. Dark Munich malt, rich in melanoidins (brewer-speak for “flavor”), provides a monstrous backbone for this deceptively easy beer. A light balance of Horizon and Santiam hops is there to support the talent. Hearty enough to provide a monk’s Lenten sustenance. Robust enough to feed Midwestern grit. Bold enough to kick a Sasquatch in the junk.
Metropolitan Brewing, Chicago, IL
Doppelbock, 8% ABV

Old Style   3
Old Style employs the traditional brewing skills of the German craftsman. Kraeusened and well carbonated, Old Style beer is a beer that revives the crisp rich freshness of a classic Pilsner: light in color and body, medium in aroma and bitterness, full flavored with a delicate aftertaste.
Milwaukee, WI
Pilsner, 3.6% ABV

Stiegl   6
This lager boasts an unrivaled, well rounded, balanced and wonderfully thirst-quenching flavour. Mildly hopped with a typical refreshing beer bouquet, golden colour, a magnificent fine head and pleasant aftertaste. An L&E staff favorite.
Stiegl, Salzburg, Austria
Golden Lager, 4.9% ABV
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