Menu Location / Hours



Mon-Fri / 11am-1am
Sat / 10am-1am
Sun / 10am-11pm

Reservations not accepted.


2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647


Brewery + Taproom


Wed-Thur / 2pm–10pm
Fri / 2pm–11pm
Sat / Noon–11pm
Sun / Noon–6pm

We only serve beer at our tap room, but you're welcome to bring your own food. Email us for group reservations.


3340 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618



Bourbon Barrel Aged German-style Rauchbier

This is our Chicago Smoke aged in a Heaven Hill barrels.  It’s woody, smoky, with hints of toasted caramel and vanilla.  This is a very short run for FOBAB as part of ICBG’s Barricale program.

About Chicago Smoke: We wanted to brew a smoked lager, and after talking with our Brewmaster, Jim Cibak, we decided we didn’t want the smoke character in this beer to be subtle (go figure). So we used 95% SMOKED Malts in this brew (2/3 Best BEECHWOOD smoked malt, and 1/3 Weyerman OAK smoked wheat).

Basically, from the first moment a person puts the glass to their nose, the smoke should dominate!  At the same time, we wanted some balance and drinkability (relative to the style, of course), so the remainder of the grist is Patagonia C170L. This gives the beer its amber hue, and some caramel sweetness to help to tame some of the smoke character.  Also, we made the beer big enough to have some body to back it up.

Alc. by vol. – 8% 

Bitterness - 20 IBUs 


Limited Release

  • Draft
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