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

Old Style 3
Old Style employs the traditional brewing skills of the German craftsman. Kraeusened and well carbonated, Old Style 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

Founders Solid Gold Lager 5
Founder brewery was built on an attitude of no regrets; their beers are never brewed to a style but always to what they like to drink. This take on a classic style is a drinkable lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients that still manages to challenge what a lager can be.
Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
Golden Lager, 4.4% ABV

St. Bernardus Abt #12  12
The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ’Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.
St. Bernardus Brouwerij, Watou, Belgium
Belgian Strong Pale Ale, 12% ABV

Upland Peach Sour 9
Over 7,000 pounds of fresh Indiana peaches went into this Belgian-Style Sour Ale that has been fermented for over eight months in white oak barrels. The resulting gold and straw colored fruited ale shines pouring. Fresh peach aromas meld with floral and wine-like notes. Peach flavors are followed by a refreshing tartness and a dry finish.
Upland Brewing Co., Bloomington, IN
Fruited Lambic, 5.5% ABV

Solemn Oath Trekpaard 6
It's that time of year again, when Grandpa tells you the story about getting separated from his squad in the Ardennes while hunting down the last of the Wehrmacht. It was cold. He found a barn to spend the night in. There was the largest horse he had ever seen inside. The next morning he saw a little girl poke her head into the barn. He motioned to the horse and she quizzically said, "Trekpaard?" This winter, don't let the low ABV fool you; this beer is large in both flavor and stature. Black like your PepPep's giant draft horse, with enough character to keep you warm through the night.
Solemn Oath Brewery, Naperville, IL
Belgian-style Black Ale, 4.8% ABV

Founders Backwoods Bastard [2016 Vintage} 7
Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It's a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate. Try it side-by-side against the bottled version of the 2017 vintage.
Founders Brewing Company, MI
Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale 11.1% ABV

Pollyanna Peppermint Milk Stout 6
Brewed with a hefty dose of chocolate, peppermint, and lactose, this milk stout has a peppermint patty-like sensation. Perfect for the never-ending Midwestern Winter, let this cool your pallet by warm fire.
Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont, IL
Milk Stout, 6.5% ABV

Pipeworks x L&E “Brown & Stirred”  8
Brown & Stirred, what people call for at the bar when they want some sort of riff on a Manhattan, a whiskey, with some vermouth or liqueur and bitters, mixed just right. This Pipeworks and L&E collaboration takes the riff on a Manhattan even further by brewing a beer inspired by one of our all time favorite cocktails. We put a hefty amount of Rye, and a touch of corn in the mash as a nod to the drink’s whiskey base. Angelica, Quassia, Cinchona, and Gentian are added as our “bitters” and lastly a touch of fresh cherries round out this one of a kind beer. Served over ice with a twist just like our famous Manhattan.
Pipeworks Brewing Co., Chicago, IL
Manhattan Inspired Strong Rye Ale, 10.5% ABV

Virtue Michigan Cherry 7
Michigan Cherry is a blend of hand-pressed heirloom Michigan apples and local cherries aged in French oak barrels. The resulting cider is tart and rich with a touch of sweetness.
Virtue Cider, Fennville, MI
Cider with Cherries, 5% ABV

Pipeworks x L&E Barrel-Aged "Brown & Stirred"  8
While a portion of Brown & Stirred was released to the public immediately, the rest was set aside for extra special treatment. The base beer was moved into rye whiskey barrels for aging, where it sat for approximately nine months. A few months in the cherry puree was added to mature as well. After the beer was racked from the barrels to the bright tank, our proprietary mixture of “bitters” was added. The result is a beer with a wonderfully aromatic nose of whiskey, oak, cherry, coconut, baking spice, and rye that is truly evocative of drinking the classic cocktail.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Chicago, IL
Manhattan Inspired Strong Rye Ale. 13% ABV

Off Color Bare Bear Nitro 6
A long time ago in Finland, a bunch of Finnish dudes built a sauna. It was nicer in there than it was outside, so they stayed in there until they ran out of beer. When they ran out of beer they still didn't want to go outside so they decided it would be better if they just started brewing their beer in the sauna. And so began the tradition of brewing this Finnish style beer in saunas. Chock full of rye and juniper and spicy yeast esters, our sahti might inspire you to build your own sauna to ride out this winter.
Off Color Brewing, Chicago, IL
Finnish Style Sahti, 7% ABV

Around the Bend Villainous  6
Around the Bend’s Villainous IPA is a stand out amidst the sea of IPAs on the market today. The addition of wheat provides some depth to the mouthfeel, while a touch of caramel malt imparts a lovely amber hue and a wisp of sweetness. A unique blend of yeasts (two British, two American) adds some fruity and earthy esters to the mix, which complement a tropical and citrusy hop bill.
Around the Bend Beer Co., Chicago, IL
India Pale Ale, 6.3% ABV

Half Acre Daisy Capra 7
This year Half Acre pursued a different iteration of Daisy Cutter. This variation maintains the familiar malt profile that forms the base of Daisy’s identity while introducing a totally new hop blend of Enigma, Citra, Ekuanot, Centennial, and CTZ creating a dense and tropical edible arrangement.
Half Acre Beer Co., Chicago, IL
Double Pale Ale, 7.5% 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

Stone Lorel & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure 6
Lorel hops debuted in 2016 and quickly became one of Stone’s favorite new varieties. Dr. Rudi, on the other hand, has been around since 1976. Traditionalist Gen Xer meets adventurous Millennial. What do they talk about? Nothing. Hops don’t talk. Together, however, they speak. It’s apparent that a pairing like this was bound to happen. At Stone, they call it Inevitable.
Stone Brewing Co. Escondido, CA
Double IPA, 8.9% ABV