Vernon Hills's Biggest & Best Beer Bar

We offer 90 local and global craft beers on tap, including 11 rotating handles for the rare, limited, and seasonal brews. We also dedicate 40% of our taps to local breweries, as we settle in among the best beer bars in Vernon Hills.

Prices are for a full pour (size varies), and a sample pour (6 oz.)

Selections subject to change based on availability

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Golden, Amber & Brown

TWO BROTHERS BREWING CO. – WARRENVILLE, IL 
PRAIRIE PATH 5.1%
Crafted to reduce gluten, but not flavor

BEGYLE BREWING CO. – CHICAGO, IL
BEGYLE BLONDE 5.4%
A well-balanced blonde ale brewed with local honey sourced from Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois

NEW BELGIUM BREWING CO. – FORT COLLINS, CO
FAT TIRE 5.2%
Toasty malt, gentle sweetness, flash of fresh hop bitterness; perfectly balanced malt and hops

ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING – BOONVILLE, CA
BOONT AMBER 5.8%
Creamy head, smooth body and easy drinking character

FOUNDERS BREWING CO. – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DIRTY BASTARD 8.5%
brewed with seven varieties of imported malts; complex finish, with hints of smoke, spice and peat

ALASKAN BREWING CO. – JUNEAU, AK
ALASKAN AMBER 5.3%
Richly malty and long on the palate with just enough hop backing to make this amber colored “alt” style beer

TIGHTHEAD BREWING CO. – MUNDELEIN, IL
SCARLET > FIRE 5.6%
A nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley

ALTER BREWING CO. – DOWNERS GROVE, IL 
CENTER LINE GOLDEN ALE 5.5%
Malt notes of biscuit and honey, coupled with delicate floral and citrus aromas

Independent Lagers

METROPOLITAN BREWING CO. – CHICAGO, IL 
KRANKSHAFT KOLSCH 5.4%
Lemony flavors melt artfully into the dry, clean finish, thanks to lagering

SURLY BREWING CO. – BROOKLYN CENTER, MN
HELL 5.0%
A pale-gold lager with bready malt aromas

KROMBACHER BRAUEREI – KROMBACHER, GERMANY
KROMBACHER PILS 4.8%
Germans drink this more than any other Pils in Germany

CRYSTAL LAKE BREWING – CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 
BEACH BLONDE 5.3%
This blonde ale has a slightly bready character with a touch of honey-like sweetness

4 HANDS BREWING CO. – ST LOUIS, MO
FULL LIFE 4.5%
An easy drinking American lager; smooth and refreshing, with malt and Noble hops

BOSTON BEER CO. – BOSTON, MA
SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER 4.9%
Full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL 
NATURAL VILLAIN 4.7%
This golden lager has bready notes, balanced by a mild hop character

Belgians

BIERBROUWERIJ DE KONINGSHOEVEN – BERKEL-ENSCHOT, NETHERLANDS
LA TRAPPE QUADRUPEL 10%
A full, warming and intense taste

BOSTEELS BREWERY – BUGGENHOUT, BELGIUM
TRIPEL KARMELIET 8.4%
Blonde, robust, smooth and fruity

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
SOFIE 6.5%
A tart, dry Saison with a subtle peppery note and hint of citrus from orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish

OFF COLOR BREWING – CHICAGO, IL 
APEX PREDATOR 6.5%
A generous crystal dry hopping completes the dry finish with a fruity bite

VICTORY BREWING CO. – DOWNINGTOWN, PA
GOLDEN MONKEY 9.5%
A sparkling approach and overall light body temper the richness of imported malts and Belgian yeast

UNIBROUE – CHAMBLY, QUEBEC, CANADA 
LA FIN DU MONDE 10%
Mild yeast flavor with fruit and spice notes

Wheat

ALLAGASH BREWING CO. — PORTLAND, ME
ALLAGASH WHITE 5.2%
Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel

LOST COAST BREWERY – EUREKA, CA
TANGERINE WHEAT 5.5%
Harvest wheat with natural tangerine flavors; brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, finished with Perle hops

FORBIDDEN ROOT — CHICAGO, IL
STRAWBERRY BASIL HEFEWEIZEN 5.0%
This refreshing wheat beer features strawberries and the cooling flavors of basil

BAYERISCHE STAATSBRAUEREI WEIHENSTEPHAN — FREISING, GERMANY
HEFEWEISSBEIER 5.4%
From the oldest brewery in the world, this golden-yellow wheat beer has notes of clove and banana

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. — CHICAGO, IL
312 URBAN WHEAT 4.2%
Crisp, fruity ale flavor, delivered in a smooth, creamy body

CORONADO BREWING CO. — CORONADO, CA
ORANGE AVE WIT 5.2%
Expect a refreshing, light-bodied brew rife with citrus zing and a hint of earthy spice

BLUE MOON BREWING CO. — GOLDEN, CO.
BLUE MOON 5.6%
The flavor starts crisp and tangy and ends with coriander and orange spiciness

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. — CHICAGO, IL
Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale 7.5%
A wheat ale brewed with 50% wheat and a ton of hops; beautiful orange in color and brewed with apricot and floral hop aromas

Pale Ales & IPAs

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
BOTTLENECTAR 5.5%
Our very own collaboration with Goose Island that is brewed exclusively for Bottleneck restaurants; this light-bodied pale ale showcases the unique Huell Melon hops that give this beer a sweet melon aroma

REVOLUTION BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
ANTI-HERO 6.7%
Crisp bitterness, massive floral and citrus aromas

HALF ACRE BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
DAISY CUTTER 5.2%
A west coast pale ale chock full of dank, aromatic hops

ALARMIST BREWING CO. – CHICAGO, IL
PANTSLESS PALE ALE 6.0%
This pale ale contains lively aromas of grapefruit, papaya and dank pine

BALLAST POINT BREWING CO. – SAN DIEGO, CA
GRAPEFRUIT SCULPIN 7.0%
The tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements this IPA’s citrusy hop character

PENROSE BREWING – GENEVA, IL 
TAPROOM IPA 7.1%
Tropical fruit flavors with an assertive hop bite

FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING CO. – PASO ROBLES, CA 
MIND HAZE 6.2%
Juicy yet balanced; loaded with tropical hop flavors

SOLEMN OATH BREWERY – NAPERVILLE, IL 
END ALL IPA 6.0%
This hazy IPA boasts a juicy, tropical fruit hop aroma with a massive orange-citrus hop flavor

BELL’S BREWERY – KALAMAZOO, MI
TWO HEARTED ALE 7.0%
An IPA that has intense hop aromas and malt, balanced with notes of grapefruit and pine resin

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. – PETALUMA, CA
LAGUNITAS IPA 6.2%
A well-rounded, highly drinkable IPA; a bit of caramel malted barley provides the richness that mellows out the hops

ELYSIAN BREWING – SEATTLE, WA
SPACE DUST 7.2%
The hopping is pure starglow energy with three hops working together

BUCKLEDOWN BREWING – LYONS, IL 
BELT & SUSPENDERS 7.0%
Hoppiness is supported with a clean, slightly biscuity malt backbone

ALTER BREWING CO. – DOWNERS GROVE, IL 
HOPULAR KID 6.5%
This extra pale ale has juicy notes of mango, pineapple and citrusy lemon

DESCHUTES BREWERY – BEND, OR
FRESH SQUEEZED 6.5%
This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops

STONE BREWING CO. – ESCONDIDO, CA
TANGERINE EXPRESS 6.7%
This IPA is made with tangerine purée, which brings crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor

MAPLEWOOD BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
SON OF JUICE 6.3%
Hazy IPA with fruit juice notes

3 FLOYDS BREWING CO. – MUNSTER, IN
ALPHA KING 6.6%
A bold yet balanced American pale ale

Strong & Imperial IPAs

BURNT CITY BREWING – CHICAGO, IL 
FACE MELTER 7.0%
This double IPA has aromas of citrus and tropical fruit and an intense flavor without a harsh aftertaste

ALLTECH BREWERY – LEXINGTON, KY 
KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE 8.2%
English strong ale with flavors of vanilla and oak

SPITEFUL BREWING – CHICAGO, IL 
WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND 7.9%
This double IPA is bright and citrusy with tropical aromas

DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWERY – MILTON, DE
90 MINUTE IPA 9.0%
A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate

Stouts & Porters

GUINNESS – DUBLIN, IRELAND
GUINNESS 4.2%
Roasted taste is present with no hops in the flavor or aroma; low carbonation and an extra-thick head

DESCHUTES BREWERY – BEND, OR
BLACK BUTTE PORTER 5.2%
A rich, creamy mouthfeel complements a layered depth, revealing distinctive chocolate and coffee notes

NOON WHISTLE BREWING – LOMBARD, IL
BERNIE MILK STOUT 5.0%
Dark and delicious with a full body – NITRO pour

NEW HOLLAND BREWING CO. – HOLLAND, MI 
DRAGON’S MILK 11.0%
This barrel-aged stout has roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones

LEFT HAND BREWERY CO. – LONGMONT, CO
LEFT HAND MILK STOUT 6.0%
Strong roasted malt and coffee flavors build the foundation for this classic cream stout

SLEEPY DOG BREWING – WARRENVILLE, IL
WET SNOUT PEANUT BUTTER STOUT 5.9%
Smooth and creamy with the added richness that only peanut butter can provide

BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY – BRECKENRIDGE, CO
VANILLA PORTER 5.2%
Real vanilla beans from Madagascar combine with caramel and Munich malts – NITRO pour

Ciders

2 FOOLS CIDER – NAPERVILLE, IL 
ROSÉ HARD CIDER 5.9%
Fruit-style cider with a slight sweetness and hints of citrus, apple and blueberry

ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER CO. – WALDEN, NY
CRISP APPLE 5.0%
This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced taste

VANDER MILL CIDERS – SPRING LAKE, MI 
TOTALLY ROASTED 6.8%
Medley of cinnamon, pecan and vanilla added to a traditional hard apple cider

THE CALIFORINA CIDER CO. – SEBASTOPOL, CA
ACE PERRY 5.0%
100 percent pure, local apple juice; pear essence is added to give the cider its distinctive pear taste

FRUITED & SOURS

WHINER BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL 
LE TUB 6.4%
This barrel-aged wild saison is tart, dry, and refreshing

FOUNDERS BREWING CO. – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
RUBAEUS 5.7%
Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, this berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing

BROUWERIJ LINDERMANS – VLEZENBEEK, BELGIUM
LINDEMANS FRAMBOISE 2.5%
A spontaneously fermented ale brewed with raspberries to add a rich, sweet flavor

WELLS & YOUNG LTD – BEDFORD UK
BANANA BREAD 5.2%
English strong ale with subtle flavors of ripe bananas

Macro Lagers

ANHEUSER-BUSCH – ST. LOUIS, MO
BUD LIGHT 4.2%
Brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice

MILLER BREWING CO. – MILWAUKEE, WI
MILLER LITE 4.2%
A light Lager with a rich, full bodied flavor and slight hop bitterness

COORS BREWING CO. – GOLDEN, CO
COORS LIGHT 4.2%
A light lager that has a crisp flavor and light body

INBEV BELGIUM – LEUVEN, BELGIUM
STELLA ARTOIS 5.0%
A light bodied, golden colored Belgian Lager with a bold hop aroma and a crisp finish

GRUPO MODELO – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
CORONA PREMIER 4.1%
This low carb, low calorie beer is light, crisp and refreshing

 

Limited

We have 11 taps dedicated to ever-rotating specials. This Limited Beer List can change daily, and rare kegs can be tapped out at great speed, so the best place to see what is on tap right now is our beer board on our wall. You can also follow us on Beer Menus for instant updates and alerts!

Beer Flights

CAN’T BEAT WHEAT
Allagash White
Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen
312 Urban Wheat
Orange Ave Wit

13.00

CIDER FLIGHT
Crisp Apple
Totally Roasted
ACE Perry
Rosé Hard Cider

13.00

BACKYARD
Wet Snout Peanut Butter Stout
Belt & Suspenders
Apex Predator
Beach Blonde

12.50

HOPPY FLIGHT
Tangerine Express
Hopular Kid
Fresh Squeezed
Lagunitas IPA

13.00

BUILD YOUR OWN
Choose four 6oz pours from any of our 90 beers. Prices vary.

Learn more about beer flights.

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Served Monday thru Friday, 3pm – 6pm

Half-Priced Appetizers, $5 Well Drinks, $5 Select Beers, and $6 Glasses of Wine*

Half-Off Original Prices Listed Below

Popcorn Chicken
Nashville Hot or Southern Fried, ranch dressing

8.00

Pretzel Bites
Hop-infused sea salt, IPA Gouda cheese sauce V

8.00

Cheese Curds
White cheddar, cornmeal battered, smoked tomato coulis V

8.00

Fried Pickles
Kosher dill, Beer battered, ranch dressing

8.00

*V: Vegetarian

Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 pm until 6 pm.

*Dine-in only. 6 oz. beer pours excluded. Not valid for private events or groups of 50+. Discounts not valid during specials events (e.g., March Madness). Please call the restaurant if you’d like to clarify any specific occasion.

Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 pm until 6 pm. More details here.

Exclusive year-round beer with Goose Island

Bottleneck Management and Goose Island have collaborated on a brand new beer that is available year-round exclusively at Bottleneck Management restaurants and bars. Bottlenectar features a unique and distinct German hop variety called Huell Melon, making for a balanced and refreshing pale ale.

Watch Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski and Bottleneck’s Nate Hilding talk about the joint venture:

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