Hopskeller Craft Beer Selection
Can't decide? Try a flight of six for $9.50! Domestics available for $3.75. Pitchers and growlers available at the bar.
Clair de Lune - 2.8% ABV, 8 IBU
Our most popular seasonal of the past year, an ultra-light Belgian-style blonde ale, is back on tap. Expect a feathery body, slight hint of wheat, and moderate fruit and spice complexity. Lovers of light beer should look here!
English Mild Ale - 3.2% ABV, 15 IBU
An easygoing take on an obscure style of beer, this ale is a best seller. Expect a light, crisp and malt-focused beer, with a lingering sweet and bready finish. This is a solid intro to the flavor profile of many traditional English ales.
Raspberry Ale - 6.0% ABV, 9 IBU
Our “flagship beer” and a deceptively easy drinker! Aged on raspberries after fermentation, this wheat beer is sweet but tart, with just a hint of raspberry flavor and aroma. The Raspberry Ale is best enjoyed on its own, but our wood-fired pizzas pair well with the beer’s subtle raspberry flavor. (allergy warning: contains raspberries)
Illinois Common Ale - 4.9% ABV, 15 IBU
Based on the Kentucky Common Ale, a near-extinct style made between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Prohibition, this unique beer, in essence a darker-colored cream ale, quickly became one of our most popular brews. Sweet, earthy, and drinkable, don‘t miss this tip of the hat to a uniquely American brew!
High Desert Pale Ale - 5.5% ABV, 22 IBU
A smooth, malt-forward beer that takes the grain bill and hop profile of an Oktoberfest and is re-interpreted as a Northwestern American pale ale. An easy-drinking crowd pleaser with a unique malt profile and a somewhat dry finish. 100% of the grain for this beer comes from Mecca Grade Estate Malt, grown and malted by a family farm in Oregon's High Desert region.
Northern English Brown Ale - 5.9% ABV, 26 IBU
Inspired by ales historically made around the Great Northern coalfields of England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this dark beer features roasted chocolate and coffee flavors alongside deep caramel and toffee notes. Complex, robust, approachable and the ultimate "food beer," our Northern English Brown pairs well with any of our wood-fired pizzas or dogs. Winner of the 2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s “Top Pours” event for “Best Darker Beer.”
ZERO New England Style IPA - 7.1% ABV, "0" IBU
A massively-hopped ale featuring none of the bitterness typically associated with hops—so little, in fact, that the beer has no IBUs to its name! This hazy, straw-colored beer greets you with an intense burst of tropical aromas from El Dorado, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops that call to mind grapefruit, stone fruit, tangerines, and pineapple. The addition of pineapple and mango rounds out the tropical flavors from the hops. A customer described this beer as a pineapple mimosa: light, juicy, and tropical, with a slight sweetness throughout. (allergy warning: contains mango, pineapple)
Across the Pond IPA - 7.2% ABV, 55 IBU
This IPA merges the best of two styles: the grains, mineral profile and balance of a classic English IPA, and the bold hop flavors of a medley of the "4 C's" (plus Citra!) classic to IPAs of the American Northwest. A lively ale featuring the dank resin, citrus and pine notes of Northwestern IPAs, yet finishing crisp enough to make you want another!
MOCO Mocha Chocolate Milk Stout - 7.9% ABV, 40 IBU
This decadent chocolate coffee milk stout is the perfect winter warmer for beating the cold weather. A generous portion of milk sugar combined with cocoa nibs and a hand-picked blend of coffees from Monroe County's three coffee roasters: Proving Ground in Columbia, Illinois; Bean Tree Cafe in Waterloo, Illinois; and Lil' Red Roaster in Mayestown, Illinois. Expect a dark, rich beer that tastes of cold-brewed coffee with strong chocolate notes. (allergy warning: contains lactose, chocolate, coffee)
Brewer's Specials (Varies in ABV)
Ask about our rotating one-off series of brews that highlight unusual styles, unique ingredients, or especially potent brews fitting for the seasons in which they’re offered. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Cosmic Memo Milkshake IPA - 6.0% ABV, 35 IBU
A dreamy take on a newer style, Cosmic Memo features an intriguing blend of Amarillo and Huell Melon hops alongside additions of strawberries, apricots, and vanilla -- with a moderate addition of lactose to provide an underlying fullness and a rich, creamy head. A fun, fruit-forward, and easy drinking brew that fans of both NEIPAs and more traditional West Coast IPAs will find reason to enjoy. (allergy warning: contains lactose, vanilla, strawberry, apricot)
Borealis Spruce Ale - 5.4% ABV, 18 IBU
Borealis is a unique pale ale that hearkens back to Colonial American beer recipes and is a perfect brew for the winter season. Borealis begins with a moderate juniper aroma. The beer itself is a malt-forward pale ale with lingering sweet, moderately toasted notes balanced by a fresh and citrusy (but subtle) spruce aftertaste--like drinking winter in a glass. Borealis is our official winter ale for the Southern Illinois Beer Trail's 2018 seasonal showcase of local beers.
Ryemare After Christmas Hemp Rye IPA - 6.5% ABV, 48 IBU
Just what the doctor ordered for the winter and spring! Brewed with 50 lbs of hemp flour, Mecca Grade Estate Malt rye and barley, and an intense blend of Northwestern American hops, Ryemare After Christmas is a complex West Coast-style IPA featuring a rich, rustic malt backbone that's complemented by the unmistakable earthiness of hemp. Woody, piney, and citrus notes from the complex hop blend round out this beer for a challenging - but rewarding - brew.
Craft Cocktail Selection
Pinckney Bend Hibiscus Gin, mixed with Pinckney Bend Hibiscus Tonic Syrup and topped with club soda
Stumpy’s Basil Lemonade
An invigorating basil lemonade made with our County’s very own premium grain-to-glass “Unbroken” vodka, courtesy of Stumpy’s Spirits! Vodka, Homemade Sour Mix, Lemonade, Basil.
Cucumber Rosemary Gimlet
Premium gin combined with homemade cucumber rosemary simple syrup and garnished with cucumber. Smooth and refreshing!
Maple Brown Old Fashioned
A Hopskeller twist on a tried-and-true cocktail that features in-house maple brown sugar simple syrup and Bourbon. Garnished with orange peel and a cherry.
Salted Caramel White Russian
Pearl Vanilla Vodka and Kahlua mixed with half-and-half milk on ice. Topped with a salted caramel drizzle.
Red Cream Hurricane
A cocktail that features Rum Haven coconut rum, pineapple juice, triple sec, and Excel Bottling Company’s Red Cream Soda, this is an absolute must-try.
Hopskeller’s house tequila cocktail, this drink features 1800 Reposado, lime juice, and Excel Bottling Company’s Rummy Grapefruit Soda. Crisp, delicious, and great any time of the year!
3rd Street Manhattan
A regular Manhattan, but with a uniquely Hopskeller twist: the addition of house pomegranate simple syrup to change up a beloved classic.
Iced Irish Coffee
A house-made mocha coffee mix featuring Lil’ Red Roaster Smooth Brew alongside Sweet Lucy’s Bourbon Cream and Jameson. A perfect pick-me-up for the winter season.