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Our taproom serves beer brewed onsite that’s made the hard way – in small batches by hand – reflecting our homebrew roots and paying tribute to a wide variety of influences.

We hope to nurture a local community of craft beer enthusiasts at our comfortable Lake Zurich location. Our menu features an eclectic variety of beers showcasing the amazing range of flavors that a few simple ingredients can display when subjected to the magic of fermentation. We also offer a number of wines, ciders, sodas, and snacks. And you’re always welcome to order in from any of our neighborhood restaurants.

Stop by for a pint and enjoy the live-edge bar, the long communal tables, or the cozy lounge that features couches and a fireplace. New beers will be tapped often, and we’ll feature live music, trivia nights, food trucks, and yoga on a regular basis.

It’s a fine day for drinking beer!

– Lane & Beth

Our Beer

Have Pun, Will Travel

Sour - Gose

4.3% ABV

Just say ‘GOES-uh’ for a light, tart, lemony wheat beer that’s been around since at least the Middle Ages. A hint of salinity complements the doughy body, making this a refreshing, albeit paronomastically afflicted, beer.

Nelson Viniferia

IPA - Brut

7.5% ABV

Our Assistant Brewer’s first professional brew, an IPA featuring Nelson Sauvin hops and white wine must. It’s dry and refreshing, with notes of gooseberry, key lime, melon, and honeysuckle. This is the first in a series of experimental batches that Ryan will be brewing on our pilot system!

Peasy Pils


4.8% ABV

We put some pils malt and rolled oats in the mash, Saaz in the kettle, and Loral in the fermentor. Bottoms up!

Every Secret Thing

American Wild Ale

6.5% ABV

A tart and lively expression of our mixed fermentation program, this blend offers layers of candied citrus, cellar funk and bright acidity.

Blackberry Wine Beer

Sour - Other

8.0% ABV

Our Enologica base beer combined with blackberry purée. Tart, sweet & delicious!

Inessential Houses

IPA - Sour

6.0% ABV

Dry-hopped using Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy & Vic Secret, this tart, refreshing beer balances quenching acidity, milk sugar sweetness, and citrus flavors from fruits and hops.


Stout - Milk / Sweet

5.3% ABV

Served on nitro, this rich beer combines impressions of dark chocolate, coffee and cream, and just a hint of roasty bitterness. A treat for early risers, and those who sleep in.

RT Dunkel

Lager - Munich Dunkel

5.0% ABV

German malts, hops, and yeast make this dark lager smooth, malty, and pleasant to drink if you enjoy drinking beer.

Quiz Night Real Ale

English Bitter

4.9% ABV

What a perfectly balanced Helles lager is to the pinnacle of German brewing, Bitter is to the grand tradition of British ales. Neither particularly bitter, flat, nor warm, this is a living ale that we are proud to offer on cask, pulled by hand from our refurbished beer engine. All beer lovers must try this style, either here or promptly upon arrival at Heathrow!

Just! Add! Baguette!

Farmhouse Ale - Saison

5.6% ABV

A blend of several different Saison base beers went into a neutral oak wine barrel with Galaxy hops for about a month. The resulting beer was bottle conditioned and is now ready for all your picnic vibes. Expect a bright, mildly tart blonde pour with fresh notes of hay, citrus zest, and lemongrass.

Enologica – Northern Blend

Sour - Other

8.5% ABV

A 16-month old sour blonde ale refermented on Bordeaux varietals in a Pinot Noir wine barrel for one year. Expect an assertively tart, vinous pour that will beguile your senses as it evolves in the glass.

Enologica – Southern Blend

Sour - Other

8.5% ABV

A 16-month old sour blonde ale refermented on warm-climate varietals in a Chardonnay barrel for one year. This structured hybrid offers a tart and austerely fruity pour that combines the pleasures of wild ales and natural wines.

Roaring Table Fest


5.6% ABV

Floor malted Bohemian Pilsner and a touch of light Munich malts offer flavors of fresh baguette and honey. Hallertau Mittelfruh lends a hint of floral perfume and spice. The Bayern lager yeast weaves everything together, creating a beer meant for celebrating by the liter!

Tuba Solo

IPA - New England

7.2% ABV

Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado create impressions of candied citrus, passionfruit, honeydew, and ripe berries on a rich, silky body.

Underwater Handstands

IPA - Milkshake

7.0% ABV

Saccharomyces Trois yeast lends bright notes of fresh pineapple and mango to this creamy, refreshing ale. A touch of milk sugar and vanilla round it out, putting us in a poolside frame of mind.

Who Rescues Who

Pale Ale - New England

5.4% ABV

Brewed to benefit our furry friends, $2.50 of every pint sold will go to Bow Wow Revolution, Lost Dogs Illinois, Midwest BREW and Reach Rescue.

This is a soft, hazy, fruity beer that goes perfectly with dog adoption events, dog days, dog memories, and best of all, hanging out with the best people in the world: dogs!

Time & Chance

IPA - New England

7.2% ABV

Hazy, juicy, soft, and fruity.

Why We Fight


4.9% ABV

Fermented in stainless with a Belgian yeast strain, transferred to neutral wine barrels with Brettanomyces, and then bottle conditioned for the past three months, this beer is perfect for late summer drinking. It’s lively and bright with notes of lemons, hay, and barrel funk!

Wine & Cider

White Wine

Black’s Station

Chardonnay, 2015 | California

Hirschbach & Sohne

Riesling, 2017 | Germany

Lavis “Simboli”

Pinot Grigio, 2016 | Italy

Sea Pearl

Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 | New Zealand

Vino Rose

Rose, 2016 | Washington

Voveti Prosecco DOC

Prosecco | Italy

Red Wine

Honoro Vera Irreverent

Red Blend, 2015 | Spain


Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 | California

Tinto Negro

Malbec, 2016 | Argentina

Tortoise Creek

Pinot Noir, 2015 | California


Rosé | 2 Fools Cider

Cider - Rosé 6.9% ABV

Pinehopple | 2 Fools Cider

Cider - Traditional 6.9% ABV

Dry | 2 Fools Cider

Cider - Dry 6.9% ABV

Cidre Fermier Brut | Manoir de Grandouet

Cider - Traditional 5.0% ABV

Pamplemousse | Mesh & Bone

Cider - Traditional 2.5% ABV



Coleen’s Better than Breadsticks

Crunchy, artisan breadsticks. Swiss Onion Rye, Colby Cracked Pepper, or Jalapeño Cheddar. 

Epic Brand Maple Bacon Pork Cracklings

Part meat part rind, cracklings have a harder and crispier bite than a pork “rind”.

Epic Brand Pork Rinds

Pork rinds are the perfect crunchy salty snack!

Epic Brand Sweet & Savory Beef Jerky

Epic’s Beef Jerky is thoughtfully crafted with pure ingredients that are not only flavorful but uniquely simple and powerful.

Fresh “Not Fried” Cheese Curds

Brought in fresh weekly, we hope you enjoy squeeky cheese as much as we do!

Fresh “Not Fried” Cheese Curds

Brought in fresh weekly, we hope you enjoy squeeky cheese as much as we do!

Gnarly Knot’s Giant Pretzel

A GIANT pretzel paired with nacho cheese and creamy mustard. The perfect snack to enjoy alongside your beer!

Gnarly Knot’s Giant Pretzel

A GIANT pretzel paired with nacho cheese and creamy mustard. The perfect snack to enjoy alongside your beer!

Signature Popcorn from Long Grove

Choose from Cheesy Bacon or the sweet and savory Perfect Duo! Grab a bag and try out this delicious, hyper-local popcorn! 


Filbert’s Craft Soda

Cola, Diet Cola, Ginger Ale, Orange Cream, Sparkling Lemonade, and Root Beer


While we do have snacks, we understand that some may like a full meal. That’s why we encourage you to order from one of the many local establishments. We have menus on hand. Please ask. Most deliver.



Franco’s Pescheria


Dipiero’s Pizza


Pizza Factory


Jersey Mike’s


BBQ’d Productions


Our Taproom

Our 90 seat taproom features a live-edge bar, multiple seating areas including long communal tables, a cozy fireplace lounge, and an open view to our brewery. The lounge is available to reserve for parties of 20 or less and we will consider requests for 12 or more in the taproom. Please contact for more information.