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2016 Chicago Beer Classic’s Pour List

2016 Chicago Beer Classic’s Pour List
Mike Zoller

Chicago’s largest beer festival always brings out a great variety of breweries and their beers. Once called the American Beer Classic, the Chicago Beer Classic, put on by Red Frog Events, features nearly 100 breweries. While many are from the Chicagoland area, breweries in attendance will range from both the West and East coasts and everything inbetween.

For a preview of the actual event check out PorchDrinking’s coverage here.

(MORE: Chicago’s Largest Beer Festival Returns As Chicago Beer Classic)

For the event, we’ve compiled a comprehensive pour list of what each brewery will be pouring, the style of beer, and of course the ABV. Use this list as a guide for what you want to try, and definitely keep track of the ABV of these beers. Remember a beer festival is a marathon not a sprint — the last thing you want is to be cutoff just an hour into the event.

We reached out to every brewery in attendance at least twice, in most cases three times, and not every brewery got back to us. However, an overwhelmingly majority of what will be poured this Saturday is below.

As always, this list is subject to change and the beers poured at the actual festival could be different.

Alarmist Brewing Entrenched IPA IPA 6.50%
Phobophobia Patersbier Patersbier 4.80%
Aleman Brewing LadiesMan Wheat 5.50%
SoulMan Brown Ale 7.50%
Ale Syndicate Baptiste Blood Orange Saison Saison 8.00%
Paulina Chicago Wit Witbier 5.50%
Sunday Session Session IPA 4.80%
Allagash Brewing White Witbier 5.10%
Curieux Tripel 11.00%
Alter Brewing King Balaton Wheat 5.50%
ALTERior Motive IPA 6.50%
Mandarina Pale Ale Pale Ale 5.20%
Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Holy Gose Gose 4.20%
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout 5.80%
Hobneelch’n Hoppy Wheat Wheat 5.00%
Summer Solstice (VIP Only) Spice Beer 5.00%
Barkley’s Belgian Ale (VIP Only) Belgian Strong Ale 9.00%
Arcade Brewing Ars Memoria Red IPA Red IPA N/A
Primordial Pair Pale Ale Pale Ale 5.40%
Around the Bend Beer Co Dark Energy English Mild 3.60%
Puffing Billy Brown Ale 6.90%
Aquanaut Brewing Maiden Voyage Rye IPA 6.00%
Madhouse Mile Ale 5.00%
Stella by Starlight IPA 7.20%
Banging Gavel Brews Redhanded Irish Red 7.10%
Legit – Randalled with Hibiscus IPA 5.60%
Chicanery Russian Imperial Stout 10.10%
Bantam Cider Company Wunderkind Cider 6.00%
Rojo Cider 5.20%
The Americain Cider 5.40%
Bell’s Brewery Oberon Wheat 5.80%
Oatsmobile Session Pale Ale 4.30%
Berghoff Brewing Rowdy Root Beer Root Beer 6.60%
Oak-Aged Stock Ale Old Ale 10.00%
Blackbelt Brewery German Style Altbier Altbier 5.50%
Honey Rye Ale Rye Ale 4.70%
Honey Dunkelweizen Dunkelweizen 5.20%
Boulevard Brewing Co. The Calling IPA 8.50%
Ginger Lemon Radler Radler 4.10%
Rye-on-Rye-on-Rye Rye IPA 14.50%
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Saison 8.50%
Brickstone Brewery HopSkip Double Pale Ale 7.75%
Forbidden Wheat Blood Orange Wit Witbier 5.40%
Brooklyn Brewery Defender IPA IPA 6.70%
Summer Ale Pale Ale 5.00%
Sorachi Ale Saison 7.20%
Bucket List Brewing Bucket List Brown Brown Ale 7.50%
2016 Saison Saison 6.50%
BuckleDown Brewing Belt & Suspenders IPA 7.00%
Shady Aftermath Porter 6.30%
Cahoots Brewing BA Amen Barleywine 11.10%
BA Warm Fuzzies Winter Ale 11.10%
BA Dary & Stormy Ginger Beer 8.50%
Carson’s Brewery Brown Cow Brown Ale 5.00%
Harlot Blonde Ale 4.00%
Eville Wheat IPA 6.00%
Coronado Brewing Stingray IPA Imperial IPA 7.90%
Orange Avenue Wit Witbier 5.20%
Dark Horse Brewing Co. Crooked Tree IPA IPA 6.50%
Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout Imperial Stout 11.00%
DESTIHL Brewery Wild Sour Series: Here GOSE Nothin’ Gose 5.20%
Weissenheimer Hefeweizen Hefeweizen 5.20%
Amra (Mango) IPA IPA 7.00%
Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter Porter 5.20%
Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale 5.20%
Fresh Squeezed IPA American IPA 6.40%
Empirical Brewery 1st Law Belgian Table Beer Patersbier 4.80%
3rd Law Belgian Tripel 8.40%
Heliotropic Hoppy Pale Ale Pale Ale 5.50%
Exit Strategy Brewing Persephone Fruit Beer 5.20%
Judgmental Dick Imperial IPA 8.20%
Valleaudated Milk Stout 5.00%
Ferro Farms Hard Cider Ferro Farms Hard Cider Cider 6.00%
Finch’s Beer Co. Secret Stache Stout Stout 5.30%
Sungasm Pale Ale 4.50%
Fireman’s Brew Fireman Red Amber Ale 5.50%
Fireman Brunette Doublebock 8.00%
Fireman Blonde Pilsner 5.00%
Flossmoor Brewery Zephyr Golden Lager Lager 4.70%
Last Pipe APA APA 6.60%
Pullman Brown Ale Brown Ale 6.80%
Forbidden Root Forbidden Root Root Beer 5.50%
Sublime Ginger Spiced Beer 3.30%
Generations Brewing Hella Good Lager/Kolsch 4.20%
No Promises Pale Ale 6.30%
Cherry Czar Imperial Stout 10.40%
Goose Island Sofie Saison 6.50%
4 Star Pils Pilsner 5.10%
Summertime Kolsch 5.10%
Granite City Brewing 1999 Pilsner 6.25%
Batch 1000 Double IPA 8.50%
Praire Vixen Hefeweizen 5.00%
Great Lakes Brewing Co Chillwave Double IPA Double IPA 9.40%
Turntable Pils Pilsner 5.30%
Alberta Clipper Imperial Porter 7.80%
Greenbush Brewing Star Chicken Shotgun IPA 6.80%
Mr. Hyde Coffee Cream Stout Stout 7.80%
Sunspot Hefeweizen 6.00%
Half Acre Beer Co. Daisy Cutter Pale Ale 5.20%
Pony Pilsner Pilsner 5.80%
Hinterland Brewery Door County Cherry Wheat Wheat Beer 5.40%
Saison Farmhouse Ale Saison 6.30%
Lagunitas Brewing IPA IPA 6.20%
Pils Pilsner 6.00%
Aunt Sally Sour 5.70%
High-Westified Stout 12.90%
Waldo Imperial IPA 11.50%
Lake Effect Brewing Bitchin Blonde Blonde Ale 7.50%
Espresso Stout Stout 6.00%
IPA IPA 7.00%
Magic Hat Brewing Magic Hat #9 Pale Ale 5.10%
Magic Hat Low Key Session IPA 4.50%
Censored Red Ale 6.75%
Maplewood Brewery Charlatan Pale Ale 5.90%
Creepy Ginger Belgian Golden 7.80%
Marz Brewing Ruby’s Tears Gose 5.10%
Jungle Boogie Pale Wheat Ale 5.40%
Surprise! N/A N/A
McKenzie’s Hard Cider Original Cider 5.00%
Black Cherry Cider 5.00%
Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison Saison 6.30%
Sliced Nectarine IPA IPA 5.90%
Applewood Gold Lager 5.00%
New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale 5.20%
Citradelic Tangerine IPA IPA 6.00%
Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale Fruit Beer 5.00%
Noon Whistle Cozmo Pale Ale 5.00%
Citrazon Saison 5.00%
Ommegang Brewery Glimmerglass Saison 5.40%
Rosetta Kreik Fruit Beer 5.60%
One Trick Pony Prometia Tripel 8.80%
Warlander Imperial IPA 10.00%
Pharmhouse Saison 6.50%
Perennial Artisan Ales Hommel Bier Belgian Pale Ale 5.90%
Saison de Lis Saison 5.00%
Pollyanna Brewing Eleanor Porter 6.80%
Lexical Gap IPA 7.30%
Summerly Rasperry Wheat Fruit Beer 4.80%
Revloution Brewing Fist City Pale Ale 5.50%
Rev Pils Pilsner 5.50%
Right Bee Cider Right Bee Cider Cider 5.70%
Saugatuck Brewery Blueberry Maple Stout Stout 6.00%
Starburst Wheat Witbier 5.10%
Schlafly Beer Grapefruit IPA IPA 5.00%
Kolsch Kolsch 4.80%
Farmhouse IPA IPA 7.20%
Seattle Cider Company Basil Mint Cider 6.50%
Semi-Sweet Cider 6.50%
Ska Brewing Mexican Logger Lager 4.20%
Modus Mandarina IPA 6.80%
Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer Root Beer 10.70%
Vanilla Cream Cream Ale 5.90%
Hazelnut Cream Ale 7.00%
HazMat N/A N/A
French Toast Specialty 10.00%
Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Beer 7.00%
Smylie Brothers Brewing Irish’ish Red – Nitro Red Ale 4.57%
IPA IPA 7.00%
Purple Line Fruit Beer 4.80%
Steadfast Beer Co. Oatmeal Cream Stout Stout 6.00%
Pale Ale Pale Ale 6.80%
Stone Brewing Co. Double Bastard Ale Strong Ale 11.00%
Stone Delicious IPA IPA 7.70%
Sweetwater Brewing Co. 420 Pale Ale 5.70%
Goin’ Coastal IPA 6.10%
Tallgrass Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Aged Buffalo Sweat Stout 5.80%
Top Rope IPA 6.00%
Ten Ninety Brewing Half Wit Witbier 5.70%
Apricot Pale Wheat Ale 5.90%
Three Sheeps Brewing Rebel Kent the First Red Ale 5.00%
Really Cool Waterslides IPA 6.20%
Tocayo Brewing Co Hominy White Ale Witbier 5.50%
Tocayos N/A N/A
Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA IPA 7.30%
Uinta Pale Ale Pale Ale 4.00%
Baba Black Lager Lager 4.00%
Upland Brewing Co. Campside IPA Session IPA 4.50%
Champagne Velvet Pilsner 5.50%
Urban Chestnut Brewing Zwickel Kellerbier 5.20%
Schnicklefritz Hefeweizen 4.80%
Fantasyland IPA 6.50%
Vice District Brewing Pleasure Trip Blonde Ale 5.60%
Dunkleweizen Dunkleweizen N/A
Double IPA Double IPA N/A


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