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local craft beer


                           
‘certifiable’ apa   (4.6%,16 oz.) 
35 IBUs, certified organic and brewed at uncommon ground on clark street!  A session-able pale ale with a strong hop backbone and a malty balance, at only 35 IBU's, and under 5 percent alcohol, it's a perfectly balanced beer to have a few of and still get up from the table!  First impressions give a caramel and toasted malt nose and flavor, with a creamy but not overpowering mouth feel, followed by a smooth bitterness leading into hoppy grapefruit, passion fruit, and slightly bright citrus, showcasing a special blend of organic American hops.

‘spaceship’ ipa    (6.9%, 16 oz.) 
55 IBUs, IPA should be a perfect celebration of hops!  It should be full of hop flavor with enough bitterness to know its there, but not enough to knock your taste buds out with the first sip. Greenstar IPA is no exception, it has a wonderful orange marmalade aroma, the first taste gives a creamy malt sweetness, almost instantly balanced by a smooth bitterness and then a bouquet of piney, tangerine and grape from the blend of organic hops. 


‘first gear’ porter   (5.5%,  13 oz.) 
35 IBUs, Porter was originally named after the hard working folks that would haul gear in London's markets.  It's a beer meant for people who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty and want a delicious pint at the end of the day.  Our Porter is no exception, bready, rich, dark, and chocolaty, with notes of vanilla, molasses, and fresh pipe tobacco, this is surely a beer to enjoy after a hard day, or any day, for that matter!


‘mixmaster mocha’ porter   (5.5%,  13 oz.) 
35 IBUs, This is a bourbon barrel aged coffee chocolate porter!  We infused our "First Gear" porter with a healthy addition of our house espresso blend coffee from Metropolis, let it spend some time in a bourbon barrel, and then added TCHO organic cacao nibs.  If you're a fan of our First Gear, you'll love this, take all the rich complexity of the original porter and add earthy chocolate goodness from the cacao nibs, smooth espresso brightness, and bourbon vanilla and oak, and you have this porter!


‘spicy monk’ spiced ale   (8.7%,  10.5 oz.) 
Every year the Monasteries in Belgium work extra hard to provide the public with a very special beer to celebrate the middle of winter. Each brewer's interpretation varies, however, as the Belgians would consider style guidelines as a stifling of their creativity! Our Holiday ale is a Trappist ale that has gotten an addition of locally sourced organic ceylon cinnamon and clove buds. The resulting beer has a wonderful creamy malt sweetness followed by dried fruit notes from the yeast, a nice accent of spicy flavor, and clean finish. A great choice for cold winter days and to raise your glass to the season!


‘monk's libation’ strong ale   (8.7%, 13 oz.) 
23IBUs, a belgian dark strong ale was recently voted the best beer in the world! Greenstar's dark strong ale has a tasty malt presence followed by dried fruit and a creamy mouthfeel, with a lingering and flavorful finish. At almost nine percent alcohol its the perfect drink for a cold winter's day, or any day for that matter!


‘mutti’s’ kölsch    (5.2%, 10 oz.) 
18 IBUs, "mutti" is the german word for mom, and one of our owner's mother grew up in cologne, germany. this beer is proudly named in honor of her. our interpretation has a strong malt presence, both sweet and grainy, with subtle spicy or floral notes from the noble hops, a pleasant fruity yeast character, and a nice clean finish. prost!




bottles & cans
tyranena ‘bitter woman’ ipa, wisconsin,  (5.75%, 12 oz.)          
lagunitas ipa, chicago (6.2%, 12 oz.)                   
great lakes ‘edmund fitzgerald’ porter, ohio  (5.8%, 12 oz.)   
metropolitan ‘flywheel’ lager, chicago  (5%, 12 oz.)            
capital ‘supper club’ lager, wisconsin (5.2%, 12 oz.)            
two brother’s ‘cane and ebel’ red rye ale, illinois (7%, 12 oz.) 


cider
vandermill ‘totally roasted’ apple pecan cider, michigan  (6.8%, 10.5 oz.)   



guest handles  (% abv, serving size) 
solemn oath “eigengrau’ black kolsch, illinois (5%, 13 oz.)  
tyranena ‘sheep shagger’ scotch ale, wisconsin (7.5%, 13 oz.)  
three floyds ‘gumballhead’ wheat ale, indiana (5.6%, 16 oz.)   
great lakes ‘dortmunder gold’ lager, ohio (5.8%, 16 oz.)   



flights
craft beer flight (four 4oz. pours of your choice from our draft list)