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July 4- The Brewpub will be closed all day


Mon-Tues / Closed
Wed-Thurs / 12-10pm
Fri-Sat / 12-Midnight
Sun / 11-10pm
Kitchen / Service stops 30 min prior closing


2323 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647


Taproom + Production Brewery

Upcoming Closures

May 26 — Closed for a Private Event


Mon-Tue / Closed
Wed-Thu / 2-9pm
Fri / 2-10pm
Sat / 12-10pm
Sun / 12-6pm


3340 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618


Penguin Hops

Fresh Hop American Pale Ale

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This is our 6th year making a beer with our friends from the Shedd Aquarium to showcase their locally grown hops. These hops, of unknown variety (our guess is Centennial, Cascade, and Nugget), were steeped in the kettle at the end of boil to impart some of their floral hop flavor and aroma to the brew, and some FRESH Chinook were harvested the morning of the brew, and also steeped at the end of boil. SouthSide grown hops (Cascade and Chinook, Centennial) and whole Oregon Cascade & Centennial hops were added to the kettle, and we dry-hopped the fermenter with Cascade and Glacier pellets. It is lighter in color and malt presence than our Iron Fist, though it does have light, toasted malt notes- the burnt orange color being derived from the use of CaraWheat malt and a bit of CaraMunich III malt (~8% of the total grist).

We chose the Pale Ale style to feature the hop character, as our target was a beer that is “hoppy, yet approachable “ -a beer for the many people who will be tasting this brew due to their association with Shedd, and who may not (Yet!) be craft beer enthusiasts.

Alc. by vol. – 5.7%

Bitterness - 30 IBUs


Limited Release

  • Draft