Imperial Oak Brewing is a small (7 bbl) brewery that puts the beer first. Our focus is on imperial strength and barrel aged brews but we offer an ever changing variety of styles to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Imperial Oak Brewing is the vision of two home brewers (Brett Semenske, Grant Hamilton) and the owner of a craft beer bar (Chris DiBraccio) who have a passion for making (and drinking) great beer. We have two locations, Willow Springs and Brookfield, where we offer a wide variety of beer on tap, on premise bottles, and to-go in cans, bottles, and crowlers (32 oz cans).
Since we are a small, tap room focused, brewery we brew a wide variety of styles and do quite a bit of small batch experimentation. We use barrels from national and local distilleries, barrels that held spirits other than whiskey, fruits and spices. We also produce a line of wild and sour beers under our Savage Oak brand. Every week there are new beers going on tap. Our goal is that every time you come in there is something new to try.
The Imperial Oak tap rooms are comfortable and inviting, while at the same time, they maintain the feel of a working brewery. You will watch your beer be poured from a custom made tap handle and be able to sit and enjoy our beers at one of our custom made bars or at custom made tables. The brewing areas are open and visible from the seating areas separated only by a half wall. In the tap room beers are sold in appropriate glassware for the style and in 5 oz samples. Since our focus is on the beer first, we do not have a kitchen at either location. We do however, have food trucks frequently, and we allow our customers to bring in or order food.
Space is available at both locations to reserve parties, you can use the contact page of this website to get your reservation started.
We also have out door seating areas available at both locations during the warmer months. Unfortunately, due to health department regulations and for liability reasons, dogs are not allowed on the patio area or inside the brewery. Dogs are allowed on the grassy area surrounding our parking lot in Willow Springs.