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 - 7.1%, IBUs - 19.5
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 - 17.5
Our first submarine-themed beer, in honor of my proud service as a submariner in the U. S. Navy! A traditional Irish red ale heavily hopped with East Kent Goldings, this is a bold red ale that's perfect for watching sports, fighting cold wars, or just kicking back. ABV - 5.89%, IBUs - 19
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
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
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 uses lactose, a sugar derived from milk, to give it sweetness and body. Lactose intolerant? Beware!
ABV - 5.1%, IBUs - 18
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 - 7.2%, IBUs - 25.1
This corn-based brew is spiced with coriander and orange zest to give it an extra kick. ABV - 7.2%, IBUs - 36.7