Willow Springs Tap List

Here is what we currently have available on tap at our Willow Springs location. Prices include tax.

IPA/Hoppy

717- Pale Ale- 5.4% ABV, 35 IBU- 16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

Brewed in collaboration with the Cicero Firefighters Local 717. A portions of the proceeds from this beer go to the 717’s non profit foundation which supports first responders and members of the community in need. This easy drinking Pale Ale is brewed with Citra and Cashmere hops for a bold citrus character with notes of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, and enough malt backbone to keep the beer well balanced.

Crank It Hop- German Hopped IPA- 6% ABV, 50 IBU- 16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

Each batch of Crank It Hop features different hops. This batch features 3 newer German Hops (Manderina Bavaria, Huell Melon, and Halertau Blanc) that have a very fruit forward character (citrus, melon, strawberry, pineapple, grape) more similar to American and Southern Hemisphere varieties than typical German varieties.

Crank It Dank- West Coast Style IPA- 7% ABV, 60 IBU16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

West Coast IPAs are typically brewed to showcase hops with very little malt character. Our version is brewed with a very simple malt bill of Pale and Pilsner malt and a bit of sugar to dry the beer out. It is aggressively hopped with Ekuanot, Citra and Mosaic. These are newer hop varieties that are bred to have a strong, pungent aroma and flavor often described as “dank”.

Crank It Hype- New England Style IPA- 7% ABV, 25 IBU- 16 oz $7.5, 5 oz $3.5

Fuller in body and less bitter than a traditional IPA but our version stops short of being sweet like a lot of examples, keeping the beer more drinkable. 4+ pounds per barrel of hops are used, all of which are added in the whirlpool and as dry hops. This extracts less bitterness from the hops, and gives the beer a “juicy” hop character and the trademark “hazy” appearance.

Prediction?…Pain!- Imperial IPA- 8.5% ABV, 85 IBU- 12 oz $7.5, 5 oz $3.5

More balanced than a lot of IIPAs with a focus more on flavor and aroma hops than bitterness. Hopped with Ekuanot, Simcoe and Mosaic. These hops create a complex blend of flavors including citrus, tropical fruit, berry, passion fruit, peach, and pine.

Lil’ Pain- Session IPA- 4.7% ABV, 35 IBU- 16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

This version of Prediction?…Pain! Is brewed with a lot less malt to be an easy drinking quencher. We used the same hop varieties, and the same amount of aroma and dry hops as regular Pain. Yes you read that right, this beer uses the same amount of flavor/aroma hops as our Imperial IPA resulting in a huge hop aroma and flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

Light

Buzz Lite Beer- Honey Golden Ale- 5.5% ABV, 13 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Very drinkable and refreshing but still full flavored. This beer is brewed with local Honey from Smith-Talbot Apiaries. The honey flavor and sweetness are accentuated by the addition of Honey Malt and Flaked Corn.

Helles Belles- Munich Style Helles- 5.2%, 13 IBU–  16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Helles is a traditional light colored German lager. Our version is brewed with Pilsner, Vienna, and Munich malts for a rich, complex malt character despite the light color with just enough hop character to keep the beer well balanced.

Fall Down Wit- Cranberry Belgian Wit- 6% ABV, 10 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Belgian Witbier (White Ale) with a bit of a twist. Brewed with the traditional wheat, oats, orange peel, and coriander, but we also added Cranberry juice to the fermenter giving the beer a complimentary cranberry flavor and a refreshing, tart finish.

Hefe’nother- German Hefeweizen- 5.5% ABV, 14 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

A light and refreshing beer brewed with German Pilsner and wheat malts. The traditional German Weizen yeast provides the spicy and fruity character often described as banana and clove.

Hefe’nother Strawberry Coconut- German Hefeweizen- 5.5% ABV, 14 IBU- 16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

Hefe’nother, Hefeweizen, with real Strawberries, and toasted Coconut added. 1 keg only

Dark

Dark Helmet- Schwarzbier (Black Lager)- 5.5% ABV, 20 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

A traditional German Lager brewed with de-husked roasted malts to give the beer a subtle roasted character that is “smoother” and less bitter than a stout or porter. Our version has a toasty malt background and a nice, coco character without being sweet.

Nobody’s Alt But Mine- Dusseldorf Style Altbier- 5.5% ABV, 31 IBU16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Altbier is a dark, German ale traditionally brewed in Dusseldorf. It is fermented at cooler temperatures for a clean malt character similar to German lagers. It is malt forward with notes of toasted bread, toffee, and coco but has enough hop presence to give the beer a crisp finish without being sweet.

Udderly Black- Milk Stout- 5.3% ABV, 20 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

A blend of roasted malts give the beer its rich chocolate and coffee character. The body and sweetness are provided by crystal malts and the addition of Lactose (Milk Sugar) which is not fermented by beer yeast. Served on nitro, Not available in crowlers.

Savage Oak (Sour/Wild) More info on Savage Oak

Straw- Foeder Aged Brett Saison- 6% ABV, 23 IBU- 11 oz $6, 5 oz $3

Fermented with Belgian Saison yeast and then aged for a year in an Oak Foeder with our custom blend of fruit forward Brettanomyces. The Saison yeast and Brett produce a strong fruitiness with notes of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango), citrus, cherry, berries, a mild earthy funk, and a slightly tart, dry finish.

Passion Fruit Straw- Foeder Aged Brett Saison- 6% ABV, 23 IBU- 11 oz $7, 5 oz $3.5

After Foeder aging, this version has an additional aging in stainless with real Passion Fruit juice. This allows the simple sugars to ferment, adding complexity, and preventing the beer from becoming sweet.

Pineapple Straw- Foeder Aged Brett Saison- 6% ABV, 23 IBU- 11 oz $7, 5 oz $3.5

After Foeder aging, this version has an additional aging in stainless with real Pineapple juice. This allows the simple sugars to ferment, adding complexity, and preventing the beer from becoming sweet.

On Premise Bottles

In addition to the beers on tap, all of the Savage Oak bottles in our to-go cooler are available for on site consumption for a $2 service fee. Bring the bottle to the bar and your bartender will pour it for you, open bottles must remain behind the bar.

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