Hopskeller Craft Beer Selection
Can't decide? Try a flight of six for $10.25! Domestics available for $4.00. 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)
Market Cross London Lager - 5.3% ABV, 20 IBU
Modeled off the lagers popular in London in the 1920s, Market Cross is a unique experience that brings together heritage English malts alongside Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops. Clean, refreshing, and decidedly English in its flavor profile, this all-around easy drinker is perfect for fans of lighter beers and for those looking for a fascinating lager interpreted in the English style.
(allergy warning: contains pecans, maple)
Maple Pecan Märzen - 5.5% ABV, 19 IBU
Made in collaboration with Scott Kurtz (Kurtzhaus Brewing, St. Brewis Podcast, Brewminati Homebrew Club) and Kyle Wolf (Carboy Junkies Homebrew Club), our Maple Pecan Märzen weds the toasty and bready malt flavors of a traditional Oktoberfest lager with 40 lbs. of pecans and 10 lbs. of sweet maple wood, toasted and candied in extra-dark Vermont maple syrup. The aroma will present a small amount of toasted pecan, maple, and bready flavors; while the initial flavor comes off as a traditional Märzen, the silky-smooth texture and lingering maple-nutty aftertaste lets you know that this isn't an ordinary lager.
(allergy warning: pumpkin, hickory)
Pompoen Circumstance - 8.7% ABV, 18 IBU
This crisp and engaging autumn beer is a perfect warmer for the brisk days of fall. Made with hickory-smoked pumpkin and pumpkin seeds (thanks to the crew at Shorty's BBQ for letting us use their smoker!), rye, wheat, and barley, this is a complex and flavorful ale. The aroma to this golden-copper ale bursts with malty fruitiness, alongside some of the classic peppery notes of many Saisons. The flavor is clean and smooth, with some added malt sweetness and fruit character for complexity; the smoked pumpkin gives this Saison a bit more mouthfeel than traditional ones. The finish is crisp and leaves a slight warmth from the high ABV and a subtle smoke flavor. Although Pompoen Circumstance is a pumpkin beer, it is not spiced.
(allergy warning: contains cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, mace, cloves, pumpkin, molasses, and sweet potato)
Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Ale - 7.0% ABV, 16 IBU
A Hopskeller classic, Autumn Harvest is our seasonal fall spice beer. Taking an English Strong Ale as the base, over 120 lbs. of pumpkin and 40 lbs. of sweet potato are added to the mash. 2 gallons of molasses rounds off the flavor of the beer, which is then aged on pie spice until it's ready to keg. A full bodied and complex ale in its own right, the subtle flavors and aromas from the pie spice tie the flavors in Autumn Harvest together for an unforgettable beer.
(allergy warning: contains lavender, lemongrass, coriander, heather, orange)
Birds and the Bees Alternative Ale - 3.8% ABV, N/A IBU
Our first gruit ale! Brewed exclusively with millet, buckwheat, and wildflower honey, Birds and the Bees contains no hops at all -- instead, we added a blend of heather, lavender, orange peel, coriander, and lemongrass to the boil. Birds and the Bees greets you first with its somewhat cloudy, pale straw color. A bright, lemony floral aroma dominates the beer, and the flavor has hints of peppery spice, citrus-lemon, and clean hay. The beer finishes silky, light, and refreshing. Although the recipe to Birds and the Bees contains no gluten, we are not a gluten-free brewery; please exercise due diligence if you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity.
(allergy warning: contains mango, guajillo peppers, jalapeno peppers)
There It Is Chili Beer - 6.0% ABV, 12 IBU
There It Is, an American ale, features cherry-wood smoked barley, white wheat malt, copious amounts of mango, and an intriguing blend of Guajillo and Jalapeno peppers. Sweet, smoky, and fruity -- with just a bit of heat to the finish to remind you that this is a chili beer. Perfect for the late summer and early autumn!
Benchmark Old Fashioned
Benchmark Bourbon, Homemade Turbinado Simple Syrup, Orange Bitters, Luxardo Cherry
Benchmark Bourbon, Marasca Syrup, Luxardo Cherry Liqueur, Carpano Antiqa Formula
Jamieson Irish Whiskey, Bourbon Cream, Lil’ Red Roaster “Lil’ Red Smooth Brew” Coffee
Homemade Sours Mix, Triple Sec, Tequila
Stumpy’s and Grindstaff Bloody Mary
Stumpy’s Unbroken Vodka, Grindstaff Bloody Mary Mix, Sriracha Hot Sauce, Cracked Pepper, MoCo Mocha Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout
Stumpy's Basil Lemonade
Stumpy's Unbroken Vodka, Lemonade, Home-Made Sours, Basil
Salted Caramel White Russian
Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua, Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Sea Salt
Red Cream Hurricane
Rum Haven Coconut Rum, Triple Sec, Pineapple Juice, topped with Excel Red Cream Soda
Rotating sangria offering with brandy, fresh fruit, orange liqueur, and wine