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Raise A Pint of Pub Ale 

If you’ve never tasted an English mild, that’s understandable, they’re somewhat rare this side of the pond. That having been said, interest in these sessionable pub ales is on the rise, with both Off Color and Old Irving recently releasing their takes on the style. Working Man Mild is a special brew for Revolution. It was the first beer they ever brewed, and one of four beers on tap when they opened their doors in 2010. Clocking in at 3.8% ABV, its soft and sessionable, yet full of flavor. Crack a few cans for some refreshing respite after a hard day’s work.

Revolution Working Man Mild

Revolution Working Man Mild

4 Pack of 16 oz Can
$10.99

Pouring chestnut brown in the glass, this offers a subtle hint of nutty malted barley on nose. Lean in body, soft toasty malt is accented by notes of toffee and a hint of bittersweet cocoa. The finish is brisk and dry, delivering a striking minerality that leaves the palate refreshed and eager for more.

Sunday Showdown - Grab Some Fan Favorites

Are you ready for a Sunday packed with championship football? Need some gameday recipes? We’ve got ‘em. Whichever teams you’re cheering for, we’ve picked some award-winning brews that are perfect for hoisting on high as you root for this year’s champions. Your safest bet, give ‘em all a try – it’s a win-win.

Anchor Porter

Anchor Porter

6 Pack of 12 oz Bottle
$9.99

Crafted in 1972, Anchor Porter was the first porter released in America since prohibition. Half a century later, it still stands strong as the archetypal American Porter. Made with a mix of 2-Row, caramel, black and chocolate malts, its finished with a generous amount of Northern Brewer hops. Pouring nearly black in color, with a thick creamy head, it delivers a deliciously rich blend of caramel, dark chocolate, and coffee flavors.

Victory Golden Monkey

Victory Golden Monkey

6 Pack of 12 oz Bottle
$13.99

Golden Monkey pours shimmering gold in color and is intensely aromatic, with spicy Belgian yeast delivering notes of allspice and banana. Initially sweet and fruity, a touch of herbaceous European hops provides just enough balance to keep its 9.5% ABV dangerously well hidden. It’s rare to find such a deliciously complex Belgian-style Tripel in a six pack; making this one of the best deals in craft beer.
 

Rhinegeist Truth IPA

Rhinegeist Truth IPA

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$10.99

Craving hops, but need a break from the hazy stuff? Rhinegeist Truth is an impeccably built IPA that delivers the look, taste, and feel of a classic American IPA. Vienna and CaraRed malts impart a touch of caramel color and sweetness that is perfectly balanced by citrusy and piney flavors of Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, and Centennial.

Boulevard Tank 7

Boulevard Tank 7

6 Pack of 12 oz Bottle
$14.99

Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company is famous for putting a unique spin on some classic Belgian styles. Tank 7 is earthy and spicy like a traditional Belgian Saison, but healthy additions of Citra and Amarillo hops impart the tropical flavors and aromas of a fruity APA. Bright and effervescent, it’s complex yet refreshing, artfully hiding its substantial 8.5% ABV. A uniquely American saison, and one of our favorite saisons on the shelf. 

Behold! The Behemoth Is Back 

When it comes to barleywine, Behemoth is one of the best. Twelve to sixteen months of rest in bourbon barrels takes this classic American barleywine to a whole new level. Clocking in at a whopping 13.6% ABV, it delivers a tremendous depth of flavors, awash with a caramel malt decadence that’s artfully balanced by a hefty hop bill. Believe in barleywine, believe in Behemoth.

 

Three Floyds Barrel Aged Behemoth

Three Floyds Barrel Aged Behemoth

4 Pack of 12 oz Bottle
$27.99

The nose here is fruit filled and deeply caramelized; bringing to mind the aroma of freshly flipped pineapple upside down cake. Lusciously full bodied upon the tongue, it delivers a wave of dark fruit flavor, with pronounced apricot and prune. The finish is rich and layered, with notes of gingerbread topped with marmalade and stewed dates.

Refreshingly Crisp Hard Cider 

Turned off by the sweetness of some popular ciders? Sadly, hard cider still suffers from the misconception that they’re all sweet. We offer a plethora of refreshingly crisp ciders on our shelves and Seattle Cider Dry is one of our favorites. Don’t just take our word for it, you can taste Seattle Cider Dry, along with ciders from over 50 other cideries at the 9th Annual Chicago Cider Summit on Saturday February 4th. Grab your tickets now!

Seattle Cider Dry

Seattle Cider Dry

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$10.99
$11.99

Seattle Cider Dry is true to its name; this is about as dry as it gets. It has a wonderful aroma reminiscent of pears and nectarines. Perfect as a palate cleanser, its big acidity will cut through even the richest cuisine. Fans of dry Riesling and fino sherry need to give this a try.

Repo Man Returns

Does it seem like everyone’s into weirdness right now? Reach for a stout these days and chances are there’s something else in it. Vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup – hope you left room for dessert. Repo Man is an old school stout. The only adjunct here is a healthy dose of rye. Beer flavored beer that’s packed with roast and spice yet balanced enough to enjoy by the sixer. If ordinary is not your thing, you’re all right with us, and this beer’s for you.

 

Revolution Repo Man

Revolution Repo Man

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$10.99

Pouring pitch black in color, with a crown of mocha colored foam, it offers notes of molasses, coffee, and a touch of spearmint. Medium in body, it delivers a rush of cocoa across the tongue, accented by a nutty malt character with streaks of caramel richness. The finish is balanced, yet leans dry, with lasting hints of licorice, dark chocolate, and orange peel.

A Trailblazing IPA

In 2001 Stone released their 5th Anniversary Ale, which in turn, served as the blueprint for Ruination IPA. Ruination turned some heads. It was one of the first “Imperial” or “Double” IPAs to hit the shelves. Many couldn’t handle it, but hop heads rejoiced. After two and a half decades of brewing, Stone’s amassed a long list of remarkable beers and they often ask fans to vote on which brews they’d like to see rebrewed for a limited re-release. Back in all its tongue buckling glory, the OG west coast double IPA.

Stone Ruination

Stone Ruination

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$15.99

This classic DIPA showcases a pair of iconic American hops – Centennial & Chinook. Pouring a brilliantly clear orange amber and topped with a crown of ivory foam, it exudes a lovely bouquet of freshly cut grapefruit and pine. Medium in body, it delivers a mixture of caramelized malt and bittersweet citrus – think thick cut marmalade on toast. The finish is massive and resinous, delivering a refreshingly bold hit of juniper, followed by the lingering tingle of tangy pink grapefruit. Much like a bitter Italian aperitivo, this makes for a stimulating pre-meal beverage. A must try with your favorite blue cheese.

Sinfully Delicious

Hard apple cider is woven into the fabric of American History. A homespun favorite of American Revolutionaries, in the centuries that followed, it tragically digressed into a nearly forgotten syrupy shadow of its former self. Original Sin cidery founder Gidon Coll knew we could do better. In 1996 he shared his passion for cider made from freshly pressed New York apples, making him a pioneering member of the US craft cider renaissance. Original Sin produces some deliciously balanced cider, and their tantalizingly tart Black Widow delivers just enough bite.

Original Sin Black Widow

Original Sin Black Widow

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$12.99

Freshly pressed New York apples are joined by juicy blackberries, resulting in a crimson-colored cider that artfully balances sweetness and acidity. The mouthwatering finish is tangy, leaving the palate longing for more. You can taste Black Widow, along with ciders from over 50 other cideries at the 9th Annual Chicago Cider Summit on Saturday February 4th. Grab your tickets now!

World-Renowned Weizen Without The Alcohol

Weihenstephaner Non-Alcoholic

Weihenstephaner Non-Alcoholic

6 Pack of 11.2 oz Bottle
$10.99

Few breweries know more about the art and science of brewing than Germany’s Weihenstephaner. Tracing its roots back to the 8th century, Weihenstephaner officially commenced brewing in 1040, making it the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world. Their signature brew is their iconic Hefe Weissbier. It’s a staple for brotzeit or “second breakfast”, where it’s typically served alongside weisswurst. If beer at breakfast or lunch gives you pause, now you can enjoy this flavorful hefe, but without the alcohol. By using falling film evaporation, a technique developed with the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan, Weihenstephaner’s removed the alcohol from their famous hefe, while preserving the creamy mouthfeel, spicy aromatics, and citrusy finish.

Discover Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Looking for Dessert

Mention Bell’s and no doubt iconic brews like Oberon, Two Hearted, and Hopslam come to mind, but we’re always eager to shine a spotlight on their stouts. Expedition, Double Cream, Kalamazoo, Black Note… their list of trailblazing and award-winning stouts is unparalleled. As such, when the chance arose to collaborate with them on a stout, we felt honored.  We sent them a batch of our handpicked Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels, and they filled them with an imperial oatmeal stout. We asked you to help us with this project by selecting the finishing flavors from a list of dessert inspired combinations. You picked exactly what we were hoping for - icebox cake. Years in the making, our collaborative IceBox Cake oatmeal stout is finally ready to be enjoyed. Hopefully it brings back happy memories of enjoying this iconic Midwestern dessert. If you’ve never made an icebox cake, give our recipe a try and make some sweet new memories. A big thank you to our friends at Bell’s for crafting such a delicious creation.

 

Bell’s IceBox Cake Barrel Aged Stout collaboration with Binny’s

Bell's IceBox Barrel Aged Stout collaboration with Binny's

4 Pack of 12 oz Bottle
$24.99

The nose here offers an enticing mix of cocoa, caramel, and a wisp of cinnamon. The addition of oats and lactose produces a remarkably creamy mouthfeel, delivering the pillowy soft decadence of chocolate covered marshmallow cremes. The luxuriously long finish is complex and spirited, offering the richness of bourbon vanilla fudge, followed by lasting notes of nutty graham cracker.

A Fresh New Look

New Belgium Accumulation is a wintertime creation that was way ahead of its time. Originally billed as a “White IPA”, it was essentially a Hazy IPA before those became the hot new thing. It was also one of the first IPAs to feature (what was at the time) a relatively unknown new hop called Mosaic. Accumulation is back, sporting a fresh new look and an updated hop bill - which now features Strata, the new hop we can’t stop talking about.

New Belgium Accumulation

New Belgium Accumulation

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$9.99
$10.99

Dry hopped with Strata, Mosaic, Lotus, and El Dorado – the nose here delivers a cornucopia of tropical aromas, with pronounced mango, pineapple, guava, and lemon peel. Brewed with white wheat and malted oats, it’s pillowy soft across the tongue, with white grapefruit and apricot leading the charge. The finish is fruit-filled yet refreshingly dry, with lasting green grape, tangerine, and pine.

Bursting with Hop Flavor

Sierra Nevada Hop Splash

Sierra Nevada Hop Splash

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$7.99
$8.99

If you’ve tasted hop water and thought, this could use more hops, Sierra Nevada Hop Splash is for you. Three simple ingredients: water, hops, and carbon dioxide - no extracts, no added flavors. It’s made by steeping Citra and Amarillo hops in the same carbon filtered water that Sierra brews with, then carbonated with CO2 that’s captured from beer fermentation. By reusing this cleaned CO2, it stays out of the atmosphere and provides the lovely sparkle to this refreshingly herbaceous hop water. Bright and citrusy, a touch tropical, and thirst quenching – this has quickly become one of our favorite NA options on the shelf.

Award Winning NA IPA

Big Drop Paradiso IPA Non-Alcoholic

Big Drop Paradiso IPA Non-Alcoholic

6 Pack of 12 oz Can
$8.99
$10.99

Big Drop’s made big waves in the world of non-alcoholic beer. Their trophy case of accolades continues to grow, and this English breweries’ award-winning beers are now made right here in Illinois at Destihl. Big Drop Paradiso is one of our favorite NA IPAs. A blend of Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe, Columbus, and Citra hops produces a bright and citrusy IPA with a vibrant hop cut on the finish, something that’s often absent in NA IPAs. The addition of oats, wheat, and lactose imparts a bit of body and balance to the brew, something that’s also often lacking in NA options. Also a bonus, it’s only 61 calories a can.

Available Now - 2022 Bourbon County Stouts

You Want it Heavy?

If you’ve tasted any of the many variations of Fun Size, you know that Pollyanna knows a thing or two about milk stouts. For our last collaborative brew we figured, let’s do a big double milk stout, but skip the adjuncts and let the barrels do the talking. Pollyanna turned things up to 11 and really explored the space. Uber Holstein was a beast of a beer and a big hit, so we knew an encore was in order.  This latest batch was laid to rest in Rebel bourbon barrels that were hand selected by the gurus at the Whiskey Hotline. You ready for more, more, more?!

Pollyanna Uber Holstein Vol. 2 collaboration with Binny's

Pollyanna Über Holstein Vol. 2 collaboration with Binny's

2 Pack of 16 oz Can
$15.99

The nose opens with a blast of mocha - cocoa and dark roast coffee all wrapped in a blanket of maple and vanilla. Silkenly soft across the tongue, it coats the palate with rich bourbon fudge, accented by ribbons of molasses, vanilla, and sweet spice. An alluring maple undercurrent blends seamlessly with notes of toffee and pecan, giving way to a big, spirited finish. We hope you enjoy the delicious depth of flavors here as much as we did. Pollyanna, you rock.