Willow Springs Tap List

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

Barrel Aged

Barrel Aged Beermuda Triangle- Peach Brandy BA Belgian Tripel with Peaches- 10%- 12 oz $8.5, 5 oz $4.5

This version was aged for a year in Peach Brandy barrels with real Peach juice added to the barrels. Adding the fruit to the barrel allows the sugar to ferment giving the beer a nice peach character without becoming sweet.

IPA/Hoppy

Piping Plover- Cactus Pear Pale Ale- 6% ABV, 40 IBU- 16 oz $7.5, 5 oz $3.5

 Brewed in collaboration with the Chicago Ornithological Society as a tribute to Monty and Rose, the first pair of endangered Piping Plovers to nest in Chicago since 1948. Brewed with El Dorado hops and a bit of Cactus Pear juice, which is a native food source for the Piping Plovers. A portion of the proceeds from this beer go to support the Chicago Ornithological Society.

Roundabout- Hybrid Pale Ale- 5.4% ABV, 20 IBU- 16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

 Brewed to highlight the best aspects (in our opinion) of Traditional and New England Style IPA/Pale Ales. This beer has low bitterness an a big fruit forward “juicy” hop character like a New England IPA. It also has the a little bit of piney hop character and is drier, more drinkable, and refreshing like a traditional IPA.

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

Each batch of Crank It Hop features different hops. This batch features two of our favorite hops. Citra has an intense citrus character with notes of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruits. Mosaic is a complex hop with notes of mango, citrus, tropical fruit, stone fruit, and pine.

Tangerine Hop- Tangerine IPA- 7% ABV, 50 IBU- 16 oz $7.5, 5 oz $3.5

Crank It Hop, Simcoe/Ekuanot IPA with real Tangerine juice added to the fermenter. Adding the juice to the fermenter allows the simple sugars to ferment preventing the beer from becoming sweet. The tangerine compliments the citrus character of the hops and adds a refreshingly tart finish.

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.

Tropical Hype- Pineapple/Coconut New England IPA- 8% ABV, 25 IBU- 12 oz $8, 5 oz $4

Crank It Hype, NEIPA, with real Pineapple juice and toasted Coconut added to the fermenter. By adding the fruit to the fermenter the simple sugars ferment, preventing the beer from becoming too sweet. This is not a “milk shake” IPA, there is no lactose, the fruit is meant to compliments the hops without overpowering them.

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.

Light

Beermuda Triangle- Belgian Tripel- 9.5% ABV, 25 IBU- 12 oz $7.5, 5 oz $3.5

Brewed with Pilsner, Wheat, and Aromatic malts for a light bready malt character which provides the backbone for the fruitiness and spice character from the Belgian yeast. The beer starts off slightly sweet and fruity with a dry, slightly spicy finish making it dangerously drinkable for a 9% beer.

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.

Kaiser- Kolsch- 5.2% ABV, 16 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Kolsch is a traditional German ale brewed at a lower temperature to create a clean beer similar to German light lagers. German Pilsner and a bit of Vienna malt provide the bready, slightly sweet malt backbone with just enough hop bitterness and flavor to balance. The yeast provides a background fruitiness and a crisp, dry 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 Banana Nut- Banana/Peanut Hefeweizen- 5.5% ABV, 14 IBU- 16 oz $7, 5 oz $3

 Hefe’nother, Hefeweizen, with dried Bananas, and Peanuts added. 1 keg only

Sundown Wit- Belgian Wit- 5.5% ABV, 10 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Our take on a traditional Belgian Wit (White) Beer. Brewed with some flaked oats and wheat along with Pilsner and wheat malt to give the beer a light body along with a smooth, creamy mouth feel. We also add the traditional orange peel, coriander, and a bit of chamomile to boost the citrus character of the yeast.

Dark

Dunkelschizer- Dunkelweizen- 6% ABV, 10 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $3

Dunkelweizen is a dark version of the classic German Hefeweizen. The same yeast is used giving the beer the banana and clove characteristics typical of German Wheat beers. The darker color comes from the use of Munich malt and a touch of crystal malt which gives the beer a toasted bread character with a bit of sweetness.

‘Merica- American Stout- 6.2% ABV, 50 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Brewed with 3 roasted malts, 2 crystal malts and oats for a complex roasted character with notes of coffee, chocolate and toffee. This stout also has a more noticeable hop character than our other stouts. We use Northern Brewer and Cascade hops for a note of citrus and pine.

Haulin’ Oats- Oatmeal Stout- 5.6% ABV, 17 IBU- 16 oz $6, 5 oz $2.5

Brewed with flaked oats and oat malt for a silky smooth mouth feel and a hint of nutty oatmeal flavor. A blend of roasted malts and crystal mats provide the chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors.

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

Apricot Gold- Lambic Inspired Sour Golden Ale- 7.5% ABV- 11 oz $8, 5 oz $4

Gold is inspired by the traditional Lambics of Belgium. Brewed with wheat and flaked oats for a light malt character but still a bit of body. The beer was then aged for over a year in an oak Foeder with our custom blend of wild yeast and bacteria. The result is a complex beer with a pleasant sourness, notes of citrus, tropical, and stone fruits, and a mild, earthy funk. This version has an additional aging with real Apricot juice in the fermenter. Adding the fruit to the fermenter allows the yeast and bacteria to ferment the simple sugars, adding complexity and preventing the beer from becoming sweet.

Raspberry Gold- Lambic Inspired Sour Golden Ale- 7.5% ABV- 11 oz $8, 5 oz $4

This version has an additional aging with real Raspberry juice in the fermenter. Adding the fruit to the fermenter allows the yeast and bacteria to ferment the simple sugars, adding complexity and preventing the beer from becoming sweet.

Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Blanc- Foeder/Barrel Aged Brett Berliner Weisse- 4.5% ABV 11 oz $7, 5 oz $3.5

Our take on the classic, German style, sour, wheat beer is co-fermented with Lactobacillus bacteria and a blend of fruit forward Brettanomyces and then aged in an Oak Foeder. The result is a more complex version of the style with a smooth but noticeable sourness and notes of tropical and stone fruit, citrus, oak, and a mild funk. After Foeder aging, this version has an additional aging in Pinot Noir barrels with a bit of Pinot Noir juice added. Theadditional aging adds complexity with a vinous character and notes of oak, dark fruits, and a more pronounced “funk”.

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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