River West Brewery
Beer Selection

Windy City Pilsner Red Fox Amber Ale Bullfrog Bitter E.S.B.
Double Decker Doppelbock Whistle Stop Hefe-Weiss Lighthouse Weizen
Berliner Weisse Railroad Stout Nut Brown Ale
Pale Ale Oktoberfest  
River West Brewery During the course of the year we will introduce to you a variety of seasonal and other exotic Beers and Ales. Here are some styles you can look for:
Maerzen, Maibock, Dampfbier, Weizenbock, Koelsch, Lambic Kriek, Porter, Alt bier, Barley Wine, Rauchbier, Scotch Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Trappist Ale, Pale Ale, Imperial Stout, Eisbock, Christmas Ale.
Click here to learn about the River West brewing process.
All our beers are available to go - in 64 oz. "growlers" and 22 oz. bottles.
Abbreviations: OG = Original Gravity; ABV = Alcohol by Volume

WINDY CITY PILSNER
Brewed with two-row malt, Munich malt and carapils, this sparkling, light golden pilsner has a slight malt sweetness at the forefront, followed by a nicely biting effervescence, gentle dryness and full hops flavor. Presented in the traditional fluted Pilsner glass, this straw-colored beer is capped by a lovely, thick white collar of foam, thanks to the judicious use of wheat malt. Hopped with Northern Brewer and Saaz.
O.G. 1045; ABV 4.2 percent

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RED FOX AMBER ALE
Brewed with a selection of two-row malt, Munich malt, caramel and chocolate malts, this rich, coppery-red ale possesses both deep-roasted malt flavor and highly aromatic, almost flowery hops in the nose. Smooth and mellow in the finish. Hopped with Northern Brewer, Fuggles, and Cascade.
O.G. 1056; ABV 4.8 percent

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BULLFROG BITTER E.S.B
Bold British ale flavor from a robust blend of caramel, chocolate and crystal malts, is balanced with the blended aroma of Fuggles, Goldings, Northern Brewer and Cascade hops. The clean hops bitterness softens at the finish, thanks to some residual sweetness and fine carbonation in this bronze-colored ale.
O.G. 1056; ABV 4.6 percent

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DOUBLE DECKER DOPPELBOCK
Brewed with two-row malt, Munich malt, dark roasted caramel, and chocolate malts, this Doppelbock is based on the beer that won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival. A deep, auburn brown hue hints at the complex caramel malt taste, accented by its big body, slightly spicy and sweet aftertaste, and softly hopped finish. It is a thick but balanced and drinkable dark lager, well aged. Hopped with Northern Brewer and Tettnang.
O.G. 1076; ABV 7.5 percent

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WHISTLE STOP HEFE-WEISS
A Bavarian hefe-weiss style, with the special yeast that brings out spicy hints of clove, apple, and banana flavors. It is often served with a lemon. This light, quenching brew is made with 40-percent wheat malt, 60 percent barley malts. Mildly hopped with small amounts of Tettnang and Halleertauer, the "noble" aroma hops of Germany, to accent the spicy aroma of the yeast.
O.G. 1044; ABV 4.0 percent

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LIGHTHOUSE WEIZEN
A filtered weiss beer with the bubbly Champagne character, know as Kristall in Austria and Germany. It is a low-alcohol, light and refreshing beer. The 40-percent wheat malts used to brew the beer make it crisp, and slighly tart in the finish. Just a pinch of Hallertauer hops are used to aromatize the beer.
O.G. 1040; ABV 3.9 percent

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BERLINER WEISSE
Harttung was one of the first Chicago brewers to serve this wheat beer, which originated in Berlin as a delicious "lady's beer," carbonated and topped with a delicate, snowy mousse of foam. It is served with a splash of raspberry syrup to counteract the astringency and sourness due to it's lactic fermentation. It is made with 30-percent wheat malts, about 70-percent barley malts, and only a small amount of Hallertauer hops for aroma.
O.G. 1038; ABV 3.5 percent

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RAILROAD STOUT
So opaque that light barely filters through a glass full of this dark stout. It is a full-bodied, bittersweet ale, with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste that makes a wonderful complement to seafood or grilled vegetables. It's roasted malt character is in good balance with the more assertive hops, such as Northern Brewer, Fuggles, and Willamette. A small amount of oats, added to the wort, helps produce a creamy mouth feel and smoothness.
O.G. 1060; ABV 5.0 percent

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NUT BROWN ALE
Tawny brown with glints of red and copper. It is mildly carbonated with subtle touches of sherry and nutty flavors, slightly sweet and fruity, mellow and only slightly bitter in the finish. An exceptionally smooth brown ale, brewed with chocolate, black and caramel malts, and hopped with Northern Brewer, Fuggles, and Willamette hops.
O.G. 1058; ABV 4.8 percent

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PALE ALE
A medium bodied ale, a rich golden color crowned with a brilliantly white collar of foam, due to the addition of a small amount of wheat malt to the traditional carapils and pale malts used to brew this classic ale. Hopped with Northern Brewer, Fuggles, and Cascade hops for a full hops aroma and moderate bitterness.
O.G. 1050; ABV 4.5 percent

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OKTOBERFEST
With it's sherry-colored brown and malt aroma, this Oktoberfest calls for some chocolate, caramel, and wheat malts, accented by Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Full, flowery aromatic noble hops are balanced by the big malt flavor. A seasonal favorite.
O.G. 1052; ABV 4.8 percent

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