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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
The Chinook hops used in this West Coast IPA gives it a pine-like, spicy aroma with robust flavors of grapefruit. ABV - 5.0%, IBUs - 41
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 is our regular session IPA (Tube the Creek) 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%
Malty, smoky, and with a touch of peat, this is one fine Scotch ale. ABV - 5.66%, IBUs - 11
PALE LAGERS AND PILSNERS
Half Pilsner and half Lemonade makes this a great summer beer. ABV - 2.6%, IBUs - 8
Summer fun! We added mangoes and serrano peppers to our light lager to make a smooth, fruity beer with a slight peppery finish. ABV - 7.4%
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
Once a year, we pick apples from a tree behind the brewery to make this fruity pilsner. ABV - 4.8, IBUs - 171.
We're helping a grower develop a beer recipe using Jasmine rice. Brewed with 20% pure jasmine rice, and fermented in the Steam Beer style. Let us know what you think. . . for science! ABV - 3.5%, IBUs - 18
Since our beer themes celebrate the greatness of Will County, Illinois, we named this traditional marzen style lager after the little town of Marley located right up the road from us. Lightly hopped with Tettnang and Hallertau hops, this light copper colored fall beer is smooth and malty with a hint of sweetness. ABV - 4.92%, IBUs - 19
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
Coffee notes and hints of chocolate. Everyone wants to hang out with the Beav. 5.7% ABV, 28 IBUs
We brewed a batch of our regular porter, The Beav, and added honey to make a dark summer beer with a hint of sweetness. We’ll also have another variant of this smooth English Style Brown Porter flavored with vanilla. ABV – 5.0, IBUs – 38.5
Named after (and brewed in) 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
Just in time for Valentine's Day -- or whenever you need something sweet. Dark chocolate taste with a sweeter finish. Contains lactose. ABV - 4.1%. IBUs - 18
Meet Stouty McStout-Face, a fine Irish stout. He hangs out a lot with our other good friend, Danny Boy Irish Red Ale. Both of them will help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day the way it deserves. ABV - 3.9%, 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 distinctive hints of clove and packs a deceptive punch with a high ABV content. ABV - 8.2%, IBUs - 25.1
This corn-based brew is spiced with coriander and orange zest to give it an extra kick. ABV - 5.7%, IBUs - 17
Don't let the name fool you! A barleywine is a very strong, intense beer with ABVs similar to wine, ranging from 8% to 12%. Our version, named after the street where Hickory Creek Brewing was founded, is heavily hopped and features a bold barley flavor. A little boozy on the nose. This one is not for the faint of heart! ABV: 8.3%, IBUs: 98
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%
Fruit style cider made in the tradition of the English, with a slight sweetness, well balanced with a hint of citrus, apple, and blueberry. ABV - 6.9%