OUR RARE OR LIMITED BEERS THAT ARE RELEASED AT THE BREWER'S WHIM
Scotch Ale 9.1% ABV
This strong scotch-style ale has high maltiness, full body, low hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, low-medium fruity esters, very deep copper color, slight chill haze, clean alcohol flavor balancing the rich and dominant sweet caramel & dark roasted maltiness flavor and aroma with a very low level of peaty/smoky character from the addition of small amounts of peated malt. World Beer Championships Award: Silver Medal, 2011
Belgian-Style Imperial Stout 11.64% ABV
In the spirit of the Franco-Belgian Military Accord of 1920, this beer unites a Belgian-style Imperial Stout with one-year aging in a French Cognac oak foudre, coalescing into aromas and flavors similar to dark roast coffee & dark chocolate,
black cherries, plums, hints of molasses and slight smoke, all pairing beautifully with the French oak tannins, medium
body, gentle warming and dry finish.
Belgian-Style Abbey Single Ale
This is a Belgian-style abbey single crafted like those that Trappist monks brew for their own daily consumption. It is light bodied and pale in color with pleasant, spicy phenolics and subtle, fruity esters reminiscent of midwest heirloom fruit trees that give way to a floral and dry finish from noble hops and Belgian yeast.
Weissbier 7% ABV
Rules are meant for breaking when it comes to beer styles. This unrecognized beer style (Imperial Hefeweizen) is similar in flavor and aroma to our Weissenheimer Hefeweizen, but brewed with only the first-wort runnings for twice the strength and body
Altbier 5.2% ABV
Altercation is a German-style altbier with a malty backbone, notes of caramel, and is satisfyingly full-bodied and well-hopped.
Belgian Strong Golden Ale 6.6% ABV
The best of both brewing worlds: A hybrid Belgian-American strong pale ale with golden-copper color, medium body and maltiness, low caramel/toasty malt flavor, floral and citrus-like American-variety hops used to produce high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma but some phenolic spiciness and high fruity esters from Belgian ale yeast.
Rye Wine-Style Ale Aged with Oak
Evoking memories of our grandparents’ home laden with anitique oak furniture, ornate woodwork, pipe tobacco, toffee candies and perhaps an old, hidden bottle of sherry, Antiquity Rye Wine is a dark copper ale with a spicy/ peppery note from rye combining rich maltiness, oak character and aromas/flavors like melted caramel, toffee, vanilla, sweet chocolate and raisins in a full-bodied beer nicely balanced with a dry, hoppy finish.
Imperial Pilsen-Style Beer brewed with Oak Spirals 10.2% ABV
Bela may sound like a sweet name, but she’s actually a little bitter. We use generous amounts of Czech Saaz hops in this Imperial Pilsner, showcasing the beautiful spicy and earthy noble hop aroma & flavor, with a hop bitterness that is balanced by a gentle warming, medium body, oak tannins & residual malty sweetness that still finishes dry but is just enough to remind you that Bela might have a sweet side to cozy up to after all.
American-Style Stout 6.7% ABV
An American Stout with medium malt sweetness, chocolate and roasted malt flavor and aroma, dry-roasted bitterness in the finish, full-body and assertive citrus hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.
World Beer Championship Award: Silver Medal 2011
Black IPA 7.2% ABV
An American-style Black Ale, with all the associated high hop bitterness, citrus/floral hop flavor and aroma, medium-high alcohol content and medium body one would expect with an IPA, but distinguished by its black color obtained by a unique mashing process that reduces the amount of burnt or roasted bitterness, astringency, flavor and aroma from black malts that would otherwise be expected in an American Stout.
Belgian-Style Imperial Stout 11% ABV
Totally radical chocolate-like aroma masks subtle notes of cherries and oak as a prelude to amped up flavors of rich, bitter, dark-chocolate malt combined with tart cherries and oak tannins that most definitely electrify this Belgian-style imperial stout’s smooth, silky body and bone-dry finish.
Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale 9.5% ABV
This dark and eerie Belgian Strong ale is brewed with dark Belgian "candy" sugar, raw sugar and dark, special & aromatic malts. Full-bodied, rich & sweet maltiness, low hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, fruity complexity, deceiving alcohol strength and some phenolic spiciness...much better with food than Chianti ever was.
Tart New England Hazy IPA 7.2% ABV
Funkengruven is a fusion of beer styles. We brew half the batch normally and kettle-sour the other half. Summit & Simcoe hops, along with added grapefruit, produce a funky harmony of tart, citrus flavors & aromas that’ll be sure to top the charts.
Imperial Red Ale 9.4% ABV
Like the bold colors and patterns of a tie-dye shirt, this Imperial Red IPA is bursting with a deep red color and psychedelic hoppy and fruity aromas swirling within a rich body. Full flavors of caramel, biscuit and toasted malt are interwoven with abundant American hop flavor and bitterness.
German-Style Doppelbock 8.1% ABV
Our German-style Doppelbock is full-bodied and light brown in color with aromas of toffee. Flavors of caramel, malt sweetness and a warming finishing make this a perfect beer for pairing with food or celebrating with friends and family.
American Pale Ale 5.2% ABV
A classic American Pale Ale with well-pronounced fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, medium body, low-medium maltiness and fruity-ester flavor. World Beer Championships Award: Silver Medal 2011
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Nicaraguan Coffee Added 13.8% ABV
Featuring locally-roasted, direct trade coffee from Gold Mountain Coffee Growers in Nicaragua, for bold coffee flavors & aromas, notes of bourbon, oak & vanilla, with a dry finish.
Bourbon and White Port Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 13.8% ABV
We said Dosvidanya, or ʻfarewellʼ, to the hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer for several months before transferring it to white port barrels to age further. Now, we reveal its rich flavors like dark chocolate, toffee, black cherries & coffee along with a jammy, nutty finish from the port barrels.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Mint & Chocolate 13.8% ABV
This stout brings sweet notes of bourbon, peppermint, and dark chocolate together with a slight nutty, dry finish.
Rye Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Toasted Pecans 13.8% ABV
This stout brings sweet notes of bourbon, oak, pecan & vanilla together with a nutty, dry finish.
Rye Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Vanilla 12.5% ABV
This oak rye whiskey barrel-aged beer brings a subtle sweetness from the vanilla, a dry finish and pleasant spiciness from the barrel and added rye.
Dunkelweizen 4.9% ABV
A dark German-style wheat beer characterized by a distinct sweet maltiness and a dark chocolate-like character from roasted malt. Fruity and phenolic esters are evident but subdued, the color is dark brown and the beer is appropriately cloudy with yeast. Dunkel is highly carbonated, and hop bitterness is low while hop flavor and aroma are absent.
Belgian-Style Abbey Dubbel Ale 7.5% ABV
Our Belgian-style Dubbel Ale captivates with its dark brown color and dense, mousse-like head, then enraptures you with aromas of caramel malt & rich chocolate malt alongside ripe, banana-like fruity esters, and finally seizes your palate with its malty sweetness, chocolate-like flavors and a dry finish.
Belgian-Style Imperial Saison 10.7% ABV
The Duke of Normington is the powerful elder statesman to our family of saisons. The nose of this imperial saison is reminiscent of black pepper & hibiscus, which is then met with flavors of added coriander and hints of cherry bubblegum esters. The beer’s medium body is swept away by a bone-dry finish and subtle notes of traditional spicy Belgian yeast character.
Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale with Apricots 7.2% ABV
This Belgian-style Saison, brewed with apricots & coriander, celebrates the Town of Normal’s founding 150 years ago by Jesse Fell. The beer pours a golden-straw color and is bursting with floral & fruity esters. Juicy apricots greet you up front, and a dry finish keeps you coming back for more.
Imperial or Double IPA 10% ABV
Our mission for this Imperial or ‘Double’ India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well.
Kölsch 4.8% ABV
Kolsch is characterized by a golden color and a slightly dry, subtly sweet softness on the palate, yet crisp. Light-bodied, low hop flavor and aroma and low fruity esters.
Blonde Ale with Lemongrass & Lemon Peel 4.9% ABV
This summertime seasonal beer is light straw in color and has a crisp, dry palate, light body and light malt sweetness. Low to medium hop floral aroma is present, while hop bitterness is low. Fruity esters can be perceived, but the citrus flavors of added lemongrass & lemon peel make this a perfect beer to enjoy while watching your neighbor mow their grass.
Sour Ale with Apple Added 5.9% ABV
Metallurgy is the technique or science of working with metals, and the sour ales in this unique collection are aged for about a year in stainless steel rather than oak barrels to maintain sour ales in their purest form. This Sour Apple Ale greets you with noticeable aromas and flavors of Brettanomyces and a pale gold color that teases your palate with flavors of apple skins, then leaves a light, dry finish.
Sour Ale with Grape Added 6.4% ABV
Metallurgy is the technique or science of working with metals, and the sour ales in this unique collection are aged for about a year in stainless steel rather than oak barrels to maintain sour ales in their purest form. Sour grape ale features a subtle grape and Brettanomyces aroma with light straw color and flavors of grape skins. Finishing light and clean, with a soft flavor of plump, juicy white grapes.
Sour Ale with Pear Added 6% ABV
Metallurgy is the technique or science of working with metals, and the sour ales in this unique collection are aged for about a year in stainless steel rather than oak barrels to maintain sour ales in their purest form. Sour Pear Ale presents with a pronounced aroma of fresh pears and Brettanomyces with light straw color, a mouthfeel and body with is velvety soft from fruit skins, similar to sauvignon blanc wine, and a bright flavor evocative of ripe, fleshy pears.
Irish Stout 4.6% ABV
This medium-light bodied dry stout has an initial malt & light caramel flavor profile with a distinctive dry-roasted barley bitterness in the finish. Head retention and rich character are part of its visual character. This beer is served using a mixed gas of nitrogen & carbon dioxide.
English Porter 5.9% ABV
In honor of our brewmaster's grandfather who attempted to homebrew long ago back at the family farm, this beer is a full-bodied, London-style robust porter that has a black color with a deep-red tint and strong roast malt flavor balanced by high hop bitterness & aroma and fruity esters. To Pappy!
Belgian-Style Quadrupel 11.6% ABV
Our classic, Belgian-style Quadrupel ale greets you with a stunning chestnut-garnet color and rich aroma of figs followed by dark fruit-like flavors of currants, dates and black cherries which give way to toffee, molasses and hints of lightly roasted fruity coffee and then leaves you with its capstone, spicy dry finish.
American Amber Red Ale
American-style red ale brewed in honor of our Illinois state bird. Medium caramel sweetness balances pleasant hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.
Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
ABV% Varies by Beer Style
Our Saint Dekkera® Reserve Sour Ale series are naturally soured by spontaneous/wild secondary fermentation and aging in oak barrels with microflora wonderfully unique to our downstate Illinois terroir, where we embrace the individual, wild character of each barrel to produce beers with a wide array of acidity, sourness and unadulterated funkiness.
Our Framboise was the 2016 Silver Medal Winner - Fruited Wood-and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer - at the Great American Beer Festival®. It was also the 2009 Silver & 2010 Bronze Medal Winner for Wild Acidic - Belgian Sour at FOBAB. Our Flanders Oud Bruin was the 2011 Silver & 2020 Gold Medal Winner for Wild Acidic - Belgian Sour at FOBAB.
Farmhouse Ale - Saison 6% ABV
This Belgian-style Saison has golden/light copper color, light body, medium hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, medium-low malt flavor & aroma and spiciness from added coriander. Fruity esters dominate the aroma while complex alcohols, acidity, low Brettanomyces character and clove and smoke-like phenolics from Saison yeast.
Robust Porter with Pumpkin Added 5.8% ABV
Our seasonal Pumpkin Porter is made by using several hundred pounds of pumpkins. The beer is black in color with a slight dark-reddish tint. Cinnamon, coriander, allspice, ginger root and nutmeg combine for a beer you only wish your grandma could make.
Blonde Ale with Strawberry Added 5% ABV
This irresistible, fruited blonde ale has copious amounts of real strawberries added to provide flavors and aromas of fresh strawberries and strawberry jam in harmony with a beer that is crisp and dry, golden-strawberry in color, light bodied and balanced by low hop character and bitterness, light malt and fruit sweetness.
The 2012 Bronze Medal Winner - Fruit Beer - at the Great American Beer Festival®.
Wheatbeer - Witbeir 5% ABV
Hints of fresh oranges and light pepper present aromatically to introduce our Sumner Wit. Presenting with a subtle haze and orange color, this Belgian-style witbier is a great companion to your next warm weather gathering. Between the medium body and dry finish, you'll be left wanting more.
India Black Rye Ale 6.1% ABV
An American-style Black Ale with the addition of rye in the grist for added spiciness and dryness. Assertive hop bitterness, citrus/floral hop flavor and aroma, medium-high alcohol content and medium body one would expect with a Rye IPA, but distinguished by its black color from debittered black malts and a unique mashing process that reduces the amount of burnt or roasted bitterness, astringency, flavor and aroma from that would otherwise be expected in an American Stout.
Brut IPA 6.9% ABV
Vienna Lager 5.1% ABVThis reddish to copper lager showcases the flavor of Vienna malt and has a distinct toasty malt complexity with just enough Noble hops to create a balance beer. Medium body and dry finish.
Brut IPA 6.9% ABV
The Brut IPA is extremely effervescent and dry, similar to Champagne. Featuring a pale straw color, this beer exhibits low levels of bitterness. Fruity flavors and aromas are achieved by late and dry hopping. It was brewed using a special hop blend from Pink Boots Society, which works to"assist, inspire, and encourage women beer professionals" and benefits a scholarship fund for women in the beer industry to advance their careers through education.
Belgian-Style Tripel 9.7% ABV
Our Belgian-style Abbey Tripel Ale approaches you with a pastoral, pale-colored serenity before unveiling its veracious labyrinth of mildly spicy, fruity and clove-like aromas & flavors, light-medium body and pleasantly sweet but well-attenuated finish.
Midwest IPA 6.3% ABV
This is a Midwest IPA that reaches the summit of citrus hop aromas while striking a balance at the peak between sweet maltiness and hop bitterness. Vertex explores the limits of IPAs while staying ground to its Midwestern roots.
Dry-Hopped Sour Ale with Apricot 6.0% ABV
Our Wild Sour Apricot combines a refreshingly tart sour ale with the citrus dry-hopping of a pale ale. The biscuity malt and prominent stone fruit character from added apricots form a perfect harmony in this delicately balanced and delightfully enjoyable beer.
Sour Berliner Weisse 3% ABV
This 'reverse engineered', Berliner-Style Weisse Beer is our interpretation of a traditional German-style sour that is very pale and light-bodied, low-speed, highly attenuated and pleasantly acidic and lemony-tart from our unique, spontaneous wild yeast and lactic fermentation.
Sour Berliner Weisse with Lemon Added 4.2% ABV
We've added lemon to out Berliner-Style Weisse Beer, a traditional German-style sour wheat ale that is pale, light-bodied, low-hopped and highly attenuated, resulting in a lemony-tart, refreshing treat that's perfect for summer.
Imperial Hazy IPA 8% ABV
In collaboration with WeldWerks Brewing Co. New England-style double IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado & Idaho 7 hops.
Tart New England Pale Ale with Apricot Added 5.1% ABV
In collaboration with Night Shift Brewing Our collaboration combines some of the best attributes of Night Shift’s hop-forward beers with DESTIHL’s kettle sours. We split this batch in two, brewing half normally and kettle-souring the other half. After both batches were united in one fermenter, we added Apricot and dry-hopped and dry-hopped with a bunch of Mosaic and Citra. The result is a clean, hoppy, juicy pale ale with subtle tartness.
Tart New England Pale Ale with Boysenberry Added 5.1% ABV
In collaboration with Night Shift Brewing
Our collaboration combines some of the best attributes of Night Shift’s hop-forward beers with DESTIHL’s kettle sours. We split this batch in two, brewing half normally and kettle-souring the other half. After both batches were united in one fermenter, we added boysenberry and dry-hopped with a bunch of Mosaic and Citra. The result is a clean, hoppy, juicy pale ale with subtle tartness.
Tart New England Pale Ale with Pomegranate Added 4.6% ABV
In collaboration with Night Shift Brewing
Our collaboration combines some of the best attributes of Night Shift’s hop-forward beers with DESTIHL’s kettle sours. We split this batch in two, brewing half normally and kettle-souring the other half. After both batches were united in one fermenter, we added pomegranate and dry-hopped with a bunch of Mosaic and Citra. The result is a clean, hoppy, juicy pale ale with subtle tartness.
India Pale Ale with Blackberry Added 7% ABV
In collaboration with the Bloomington-Normal Craft Beer Lovers. This brewery-exclusive release is a collaboration with our friends, the Bloomington-Normal Craft Beer Lovers. Brewed with lactose, vanilla, blackberries, citra, mosaic & el dorado hops, this beer will bring you to life.
In collaboration with Listermann Brewing Company. This collaboration blended the Imperial dark ale, Chickow!, with Dosvidanya Imperial Stout. Both were aged in oak bourbon barrels.
Lemon-Tea Infused New England-style Double IPA 7% ABV
In collaboration with Durty Bull Brewing Company.. For this collaboration we added an abundance of Southern Cross hops to this New England-style Double IPA. Notes of spice, citrus, tropical fruit and pine are enhanced by the addition of lemon-tea.
Lager with Corn & Frosted Flakes Cereal Added 5% ABV
In collaboration with Miller Park Zoological Society. Several of the local breweries brewed a special beer to benefit Miller Park Zoo’s “Brews for the Zoo”. Each brewery was given the opportunity to choose a specific zoo animal to theme our beer after & we’ve chosen tiger. Our beer named “Here KittyKitty” is a lager brewed with corn & frosted flakes cereal.
Irish-Style Stout 4.2% ABV
A portion of the proceeds from this beer will benefit those with intellectual disabilities and law enforcement charities.
This Irish-style stout is medium-bodied and greets you with aromas and flavors from roasted malts, providing hints of
caramel, chocolate and coffee, with a dry finish.
Dry-Hopped Sour Ale 5.27% ABV
In collaboration with Pipeworks Brewing Co. This collaboration is a light-bodied, dry-hopped kettle sour, featuring Azacca & Cashmere hops for notes of citrus & tropical fruit. It is fermented with a Norwegian yeast strain known for imparting notes of orange & citrus, resulting in a tart, refreshing beer perfect for sharing among friends (or rivals).
Berliner-Style Weisse Beer with Pineapple, Sweet Cherry, & Lactose Added 10% ABV
In collaboration with Octopi Brewing. For this collaboration with our friends at Octopi, we’ve added pineapple, sweet cherry & lactose to this German-style sour wheat ale. The result is a tart & refreshing twist on the classic dessert.
Peach Milkshake IPA 7% ABV
In collaboration with Hanson Brothers Beer. Gaze at the starry skies and enjoy our collaboration, loaded with fruit flavors and aromas from peaches, mosiac, el dorado and amarillo hops, with a light creaminess from lactose.
IPA - Imperial / Double 10% ABV
In collaboration with 4 Hands Brewing Co. Swan fights on the pond next to our brewery inspired the name for this collaboration with our friends at 4 Hands Brewing Co. This Double IPA, loaded with Citra, Cascade & Idaho 7 hops, features notes of tropical fruit balanced with a generous malt backbone.