Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Beer Releases: Week of September 15, 2023


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New Releases & Old Favorites

Evil Horse Brewing Company
Crete, IL

Oktoberfest style-lager - 6.8%

A rich malty Marzen style beer made from large amounts of Vienna and Munich malt. There is just enough Hallertau Hersbrucker hops to add a very balanced bitterness.




Hickory Creek Brewing Company
New Lenox, IL

Chip Monk
Belgian Tripel - 6.9%

A tripel is a modern version of the beer that Trappist monks first brewed in Belgian abbeys more than 200 years ago. Brewed with Continental pilsner malt, Belgian candi sugar, and spicy yeast, this deep golden-colored ale has a distinctive banana aroma and hints of clove. Packs a deceptive punch with a high ABV content.

Hickory Creek Brewing Company
New Lenox, IL

Grow A Pear
Marzen - 4.8%

When two flavors pair so well, you just have to follow your instincts. This beer features the sweet maltiness of our Marzen, with pears (some locally grown on our property) added for fun.

Hickory Creek Brewing Company
New Lenox, IL

Collar County Kolsch
Kolsch - 5.4%

This is a clean, fresh beer on the lighter side with a little more flavor than a Pilsner. Consider this a gateway beer to bigger, bolder craft beers.

Hickory Creek Brewing Company
New Lenox, IL

Blind Squirrel
Brown Ale - 6.1%

Black walnuts were added to enhance the aroma of this fine brown ale. Because even a blind squirrel can find a nut sometimes.



Noon Whistle Brewing Company
Lombard, IL & Naperville, IL

Lilacia Saison
Saison - 4.8%

Lilacia Saison greets your palate with subtle hints of tropical fruits and bananas, adding a touch of fruity sweetness to each sip. This taste of sunshine in a glass is followed by a delightful spice profile that blends harmoniously with the fruity notes, creating a balanced and inviting flavor experience. Finally, this flavor journey is completed by a crisp, malty, and bready finish.

Noon Whistle Brewing Company
Lombard, IL & Naperville, IL

Oktoberfest Lager

Rauchtober brings a unique twist to the classic Oktoberfest beer. Brewed with cherrywood-smoked malts, it boasts a smoky character that melds perfectly with the rich malty sweetness.




RT66 Old School Brewing Company
Wilmington, IL

Maddness Marzen

The crisp air means it’s time for Oktoberfest’s! They put on the rails their Maddness Marzen. It is bursting those malty flavors! You get a free OSB Oktoberfest 5 oz glass free with a pour while supplies last.

Miskatonic Brewing Company
Darien, IL

Shield Maden
Pale - Ale - 5.5%

Shield Maiden is the very portrait of the balance between malt and hop bitterness you want in any Old School Pale Ale. A delicious malty backbone that is complimented perfectly by the dank, resinous, piney, and citrusy hops of Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe. You can taste every IBU as it finishes with a dry yet clean floral bitterness that lasts long after your first sip. Definitely a brewer's favorite. Cheers.

But what truly sets "Shield Maiden" apart is its tribute to fierce women who defied convention and proved their mettle in a world dominated by men. The label artwork, featuring a fearless Viking woman wielding her shield and sword, captures the essence of empowerment and bravery.