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.
English Mild Ale (3.20% ABV, 12 IBU)
An easygoing take on an obscure English style of beer, this pale English Mild is one of our best sellers. Expect a light, crisp, and malt-focused beer, with a lingering sweet and bready finish. This beer goes with any food, although it pairs especially well with our Beat on the Brat.
Strawberry Wheat Ale (4.70% ABV, 8 IBU)
This silky-smooth American red wheat ale makes no secret of the 80 or so pounds of strawberries that goes into each tank after fermentation. With an unmistakable strawberry aroma and the subtlest touch of strawberry flavor, this is a crowd-favorite for any time of the year.
Raspberry Ale (6.00% ABV, 12 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 Wheat is best enjoyed on its own, but a pizza like Simple Man pairs well with the beer’s subtle raspberry flavor.
[ZERO] Specialty IPA (7.10% ABV, 0* IBU)
Done in the New England style, this IPA features the mouth-watering silky feel we expect from NEIPAs, but with a couple of fun twists: not only is pineapple and mango thrown into the beer after fermentation, but no hops are added on the hot side of the brewing process; the result is a refreshing, fizzy brew that has been described as a “pineapple mimosa” and has proven to be an unexpected runaway hit with fans.
“Illinois Common” Ale (4.90% ABV, 15 IBU)
This “common” is anything but common! Based heavily on the Kentucky Common Ale, a near-extinct style primarily made between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Prohibition in and around Louisville, this unique beer has quickly become one of our most popular brews. Sweet, earthy, and drinkable in all the right ways, you won’t want to miss this on its own or with a hot, wood-fired pizza -- especially the Communication Breakdown.
High Desert Pale Ale (5.50% ABV, 22 IBU)
This unique beer takes an Oktoberfest recipe and turns it on its head, interpreting it as an easygoing American pale ale. Using 100% estate-grown malt from Mecca Grade Malt, a small family farm in Oregon’s famous High Desert, this beer will have a flavor and complexity truly unique to the American Northwest. Subtle toasty, bready, and earthy notes linger throughout this beer – try it once with any hot dog and you’ll see why it was such a runaway hit at our first opening.
Cascadia Amber Ale (5.38% ABV, 32 IBU)
Bursting with the flavors and dry-hopped aromas of Cascade hops, Cascadia brings a little bit of the Northwest Coast to the Midwest. Expect a moderate hop aroma to show through a blend of roasted and deep caramel malts. The floral- citrus hop flavors that define the Northwest style are preset here, and are bolstered by an intricate blend of grains that finishes dry but with a caramel and nutty aftertaste that practically begs for a second sip. The base grains come from the small family farm that provides the malt for our High Desert Pale Ale.
Northern English Brown Ale (5.25% ABV, 30 IBU)
Taking its cues from the ale 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, approachable, and the ultimate “food beer,” our Northern English Brown will pair well with the Sonic Reducer, a meaty pizza, or a toasted bread small plate.
Moorgate London-Style Porter (5.25% ABV, 32 IBU)
The most popular style of beer among the working class of London in the 19th Century, our porter takes the style back to its original roots as an easy-drinking brew that will have many similarities with our Northern English Brown Ale, but will show more of a bready and biscuit flavor and less maltiness. The porter also finishes with decidedly more dark roast character and slightly more body.
“Across the Pond” Hybrid IPA (6.60% ABV, 55 IBU)
This India Pale Ale recipe combines the best of two distinct styles of IPA: the mineral profile and balance of a classic English Burton IPA and the bold hop flavors of an American West Coast IPA. Put them together, and you get one heck of a brew! Give this a whirl with our Time Bomb sausage or the pizza of your choice that can stand some extra red pepper flakes.
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!
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.
Illinois Wine Selection
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Kite Hill “Noir”
An award-winning 75/25 Chambourcin and Chancellor blend, Noir is a crisp, light-bodied dry red from one of Illinois’ premier wineries. A great year-round red with cherry and brambleberry notes. Recommended for lovers of Pinot Noir.
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StarView Vineyards “Super Nova” (2014)
A premium full-bodied, lightly oaked Chambourcin with rich, jammy flavors of cherry, plum, and raspberry. If you’re a fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the wine for you!
Unavailable until spring 2018
Kite Hill Dry Rose
An estate-grown rose made entirely from red grapes. Crisp, citrusy, and tart, this is a wonderfully refreshing wine.
$9 / $35
Kite Hill “Blanc”
80/20 Viognier and Traminette. Honeysuckle and lemongrass aromas greet a crisp finish. Fans of Pinot Grigio, take note!
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StarView Vineyards Vignoles (2016)
StarView’s premium semi-dry white that bursts with aromas and flavors of rich tropical fruit. If you enjoy sweeter Rieslings, give this one a try.
$7 / $24
Hedman Vineyards “Tucker Hill Red”
A semi-sweet red wine that blends Chambourcin and Concord grapes together for a gentle, pleasant berry flavor that’s approachable and thoroughly enjoyable.
$9 / $35
StarView Vineyards “Morning Star”
A great wine for those who enjoy White Zinfandel, this semi-sweet blush wine features aromas of ripe watermelon and strawberry, with a gentle cherry finish.
$9 / $35
StarView Vineyards “Moonlight White”
A unique blend that creates a smooth, sweet wine with honey, melon, and tropical fruit notes. A great choice for lovers of Moscato.
$8 / $28
Kite Hill “White Kite”
A blend of Niagara and Traminette grapes, this floral wine has flavors of citrus and melon. This wine offers a delightful taste of our region!
$7 / $24
Hedman Vineyards Peach Dessert Wine
An intense burst of peach flavors, complete with spicy notes reminiscent of vanilla, rum, and cinnamon. A luxurious wine for finishing off the evening!
View our full wine list on the PDF version below.