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Dry hopped with Cascade hops for a light citrus aroma, this is a light-bodied IPA with medium bitterness. Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.2%, International Bittering Units (IBUs): 38
When you find yourself up the creek without a paddle, you'll appreciate this bold, bitter IPA. Bittered and dry hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops. ABV: 8.4%, IBUs: 98
Hazy, hoppy, and floral. Floral hop aromas from large amounts of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. ABV - 6.2%, IBUs - 28.3
Dry hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops, this very sessionable IPA is part of a local project called The House Beer and Bourbon Built, which is aligned with Will County Habitat for Humanity. 50% of the profits raised from sale of this beer will go toward building a house for a disabled veteran in Joliet, IL. Ask your server for details! ABV - 6%, IBUs - 41
This refreshing pale ale was made especially for a certain customer -- he knows who he is! ABV - 7.0%, IBUs - 70
This is our regular session IPA treated in the fermenter to reduce the gluten level to less than 20 ppm. Dry hopped with our own home-grown Cascade hops. ABV - 6.9%, IBUs - 98.7
Like the mighty oak that stands like an anchor for the brewery on the bank of Hickory Creek, this pale ale serves the same roll for our fall line-up. Heavily hopped in a way to give a lot of hop aroma but without being overly bitter. ABV - 5.4%, IBUs - 19.53
Our version of this popular German shandy is a 50-50 mix of our Collar County Kolsch and our own home-made ginger ale. This makes it a cool, refreshing summer thirst-quencher, especially after a long cycling ride (“Radler” also happens to be the German word for “cyclist”!) ABV - 3.3% , IBUs - 8.5
Named after an old friend of ours with Irish ancestry (and after the song, of course). We used Maris Otter grains as a base for this fine Irish Red, with some flaked barley and a hint of chocolate malt. Hopped with East Kent Golding hops. ABV - 5.1%, IBUs - 18.7
Marley's Ghost is a major character in Charles Dickens' immortal story "A Christmas Carol." Marley is also a nearby town in New Lenox Township. Marley also happens to be the name of the street where Hickory Creek Brewing was founded. So what better name for our annual holiday ale? We change the recipe every year, but it's always spiced up with a variety of flavors and a big dose of Christmas spirit. ABV - 6.1%
Overwhelmingly malty, with a rich and dominant sweet malt flavor and aroma. Dark, creamy, and delicious! ABV - 7.8%, IBUs - 11
PALE LAGERS AND PILSNERS
Perfect for a summer day. We use our Pilsner mixed with lemonade to make this wonderful shandy. ABV - 2.6%, IBUs - 8
Summer lager with mango and serrano peppers. Super smooth, fruit forward with a subtle pepper finish. Fun! ABV - 7.1%, IBUs - 12
In May, it's time to roll out the May Bock! (in German: Maibock) This copper-colored, super smooth summer lager is lightly hopped, with a semi sweet taste and a malty finish. Vun-der-bar! ABV - 7.1%, IBUs - 22.5
A great summertime beer. Crushable. Made with pure jasmine rice. ABV - 3.1%, IBUs - 14
This is the same beer as Cause and Cure, brewed with 30% pure jasmine rice but fermented in the California Common style. Give them both a try! ABV - 3.8 % IBUs - 11
The beer you want for the end of days. Smooth and malty, this one will carry you through to spring -- even if spring is 150 years away. ABV - 5.2%, IBUs - 27.1
PORTERS AND STOUTS
Brace yourself! This is one Big A$$ beer. Brewed with nearly twice the normal grain bill, the porter flavor comes through but with a smoky, bourbon-ee kick. (Yes, there’s a story behind the name of this one, but it’s not what you’re probably thinking.)
ABV – 9.6% , IBUs – 61
We brewed a batch of our regular English Style Brown porter, The Beav, and added honey to make a dark, smooth summer beer with a hint of sweetness. ABV –5.1%, IBUs – 38
Named after the 150-year-old milk house on our property where Hickory Creek Brewing was founded, this stout has hints of coffee and chocolate. It uses lactose, a sugar derived from milk, to give it a sweeter finish. Lactose intolerant? Beware!
ABV - 5.1%, IBUs - 18
Meet Stouty McStout-Face, a fine Irish stout. Coffee notes. Not too bitter. You can hang out with Stouty all day. ABV - 4.1%, IBUs - 53
A tripel is a modern version of the beer that Trappist monks first brewed in Belgian abbeys more than 200 years ago. Brewed with Continental pilsner malt, Belgian candi sugar, and spicy yeast, this deep golden-colored ale has a distinctive banana aroma and hints of clove. Packs a deceptive punch with a high ABV content. ABV - 9.6%, IBUs - 25.1
This corn-based brew is spiced with a unique blend of flavors to create a great brew ABV - 5.7%, IBUs - 17
A traditional Polish recipe to honor the only Polish Pope, John Paul II. A wheat beer made with smoked malt. ABV: 4%, IBUs: 36.
Fruity and refreshing! And less than 100 calories per serving.
ABV: 5.0%, IBUs: 98
Mead is an alcoholic drink made of fermented honey, sometimes mixed with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops.
Our Sweet Mead is made with local honey from two area beekeepers, Bill and Brad Urban from B and B Bees.
We're always changing the flavor of our mead, so ask your server what's currently on tap! ABV - 11.8%
Modern fruit style cider with a slight sweetness,. Easy drinking with a nice balance of tart and sweet, a hint of citrus, fresh apple, and a slight tartness from the blueberry. ABV - 6.9%