Vernon Hills's Biggest & Best Beer Bar

We offer 90 local and global craft beers on tap, including rotating handles for the rare, limited, and seasonal brews. We also have 30+ taps dedicated to local breweries, making us one of the best beer bars in Vernon Hills.

Beer sizes: full pour (size varies), sample pour (6 oz.)

Selections subject to change based on availability

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Golden, Amber & Brown

(L)  = We love paying homage to local craft brewers. Try one to taste the best of the area.

TWO BROTHERS BREWING – WARRENVILLE, IL
PRARIE PATH 5.1%
(L) Crafted to reduce gluten but not flavor, Prairie Path has a light color and a complex malt character, paired with Saaz and Golding hops

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

TIGHTHEAD BREWING CO. – MUNDELEIN, IL
SCARLET > FIRE 5.6%
(L) This beer features a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley

ALTER BREWING CO. – DOWNERS GROVE, IL
CENTER LINE 5.0%
(L) Center Line delivers malt notes of biscuit and honey, coupled with delicate floral and citrus aromas

BELL’S BREWERY – KALAMAZOO, MI
AMBER ALE 5.8%
(L) This amber ale features toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas and capped by a clean bitterness

CIGAR CITY BREWING – TAMPA, FL
MADURO BROWN ALE 5.5%
Maduro features flaked oats in the malt bill, which imparts a silky body and works to mesh its roasted, toasted and chocolate components together

ALEMAN BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
SOULMAN 7.2%
(L) Deeply caramelized sugar provides roasted notes that blend in nicely with a rich malty base in SoulMan

BELHAVEN BREWERY – DUNBARD, SCOTLAND
BELHAVEN SCOTTISH ALE 5.2%
This malty and hoppy ale delivers a sweet, smooth and creamy finish

 

Independent Lagers

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KROMBACHER BRAUEREI – KREUZTAL, GERMAN

KROMBACHER PILS 4.8%
Germans drink this independent and family-owned beer more than any other Pils in Germany

METROPOLITAN BREWING CO. – CHICAGO, IL
KRANKSHAFT KOLSCH 5.4%
(L) Lemony flavors, compliments of the ale yeast, meld artfully into the dry, clean finish, thanks to lagering

CRYSTAL LAKE BREWING – CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
BEACH BLONDE 5.3%
(L) This blonde ale has a slightly bready character with a touch of honey-like sweetness, while Noble hops provide a clean, crisp and spicy finish

BOSTON BEER CO – BOSTON, MA
BOSTON LAGER 4.9%
This lager is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness, contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish

SKETCHBOOK BREWING – EVANSTON, IL
PINKY SWEATER 5.5%
(L) This smooth, crisp and refreshing beer has a dry, cleansing finish

DOVETAIL BREWERY – CHICAGO, IL
VIENNA LAGER 5.2%
(L) Copper in color with a warm, malty character, it’s made with 100% Vienna malt and Styrian Golding hops

Belgians

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BIERBROUWERIJ DE KONINGHOEVEN B.V. – NETHERLANDS
LA TRAPPE QUADRUPEL 10.0%
La Trappe’s heaviest ale, with a stunning amber color, rich and intense flavor, and sweet aftertaste

OFF COLOR BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
APEX PREDATOR 6.5%
(L) Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite

VICTORY BREWING CO. – DOWNINGTOWN, PA
GOLDEN MONKEY 9.5%
An ale with imported malts, Belgian yeast and a mix of magical spices, resulting in mystical flavors that will enlighten your senses

WHINER BEER CO – CHICAGO, IL
MIAOU 6.5%
(L) This barrel-aged, dry-hopped Belgian wheat has notes of juicy tangerine and light hops

Wheat

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

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

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. — CHICAGO, IL
312 URBAN WHEAT 4.2%
(L) A spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that’s immensely refreshing

COORS BREWING CO. — GOLDEN, CO
BLUE MOON 5.4%
Starts crisp and tangy and ends with a coriander and orange spiciness, while Valencia orange peel offers a subtle sweetness

AVERY BREWING – BOULDER, CO
WHITE RASCAL 5.6%
This Belgian-style white ale is unfiltered and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel, producing a zesty classic ale

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

TWO BROTHERS – WARRENVILLE, IL
EBEL’S WEISS 4.9%
(L)This naturally unfiltered traditional hefeweizen delivers malt sweetness with a soft aroma of clove, vanilla and banana

3 FLOYD’S BREWING – MUNSTER, IN
GUMBALLHEAD 5.6%
(L) Bright and refreshing with a lemony finish, this American wheat ale is brewed with white wheat and dry-hopped

Pale Ales & IPAs

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GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
BOTTLENECTAR 5.5%
(L) 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

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
NEXT COAST IPA 7.0%
(L) Big, bracing, piney hop flavors meet a tropical bouquet of hops in this IPA with a balanced bitterness that blends seamlessly into the light-to-medium body

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
LOST PALATE 6.3%
(L) A longtime Goose Island employee developed this recipe after a recent victorious battle with cancer, when he almost completely lost his palate and mangoes and cinnamon were two of the only things he was still able to taste

HALF ACRE BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
DAISY CUTTER 5.2%
(L) This West Coast pale ale is chock-full of dank, aromatic hops

SIERRA NEVADA BREWING – CHICO, CA
HAZY LITTLE THING 6.7%
Unfiltered, unprocessed IPA, straight from the tanks and into the keg

BALLAST POINT BREWING CO. – SAN DIEGO, CA
SCULPIN 7.0%
An IPA with hints of bright apricot, peach, mango & lemon.

BELL’S BREWERY – KALAMAZOO, MI
TWO HEARTED ALE 7.0%
(L) An IPA with intense hop aromas and a malt balance, with notes of grapefruit and pine resin and fruity aromas from the house yeast

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. – CHICAGO, IL
LAGUNITAS IPA 6.2%
(L) A well-rounded, highly drinkable IPA with a bit of caramel malted barley, which provides the richness that mellows out the hops

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. – CHICAGO, IL
LITTLE SUMPIN’ SUMPIN’ 7.5%
(L) This hoppy pale wheat ale is a unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body

MAPLEWOOD BREWERY & DISTILLERY – CHICAGO, IL
SON OF JUICE 6.3%
(L) Bursting with notes of tropical fruit, Son of Juice features loads of Mosaic, Simcoe and Nugget hops

DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWERY – MILTON, DE
SLIGHTLY MIGHTY LOW CAL IPA 4.0%
A low-cal IPA that’s slight in calories and mighty in hop character

FOUNDERS BREWING – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
ALL DAY IPA 4.7%
Naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops, this IPA is balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish

PIPEWORKS BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
LIZARD KING 6.0%
(L) Mosaic hops make this pale ale tropical, citrusy and refreshing

ALTER BREWING – DOWNERS GROVE, IL
HOPULAR KID 6.5%
(L) Hopular Kid features an aroma of tropical and citrus notes and juicy flavor notes of mango and pineapple

ALTER BREWING – DOWNERS GROVE, IL
HELL HAZED OVER 8.1%
(L) Malt character is minimal, as hops take center stage in this brew, with vibrant aromas and juicy flavors of passionfruit, tangerine and mango

REVOLUTION BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
ANTI-HERO 6.7%
(L) Anti-Hero delivers crisp bitterness and massive floral and citrus aromas

SOLEMN OATH – NAPERVILLE, IL
END ALL IPA 6.0%
(L) End All IPA features a juicy, tropical fruit hop aroma with a massive orange citrus hop flavor

Strong & Imperial IPAs

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

ELYSIAN BREWING – SEATTLE, WA
SPACE DUST 8.2%
The hopping of Space Dust is pure starglow energy with three hops working together, including Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo

ALLTECH BREWERY – LEXINGTON, KY
KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE 8.2%
This English strong ale has the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon, aged for at least six weeks in a freshly decanted bourbon barrel with flavors of vanilla and oak

SPITEFUL BREWING – CHICAGO, IL
WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND 7.9%
(L) This double IPA is bright and citrusy with tropical aromas, tangerine and mango flavors, and a biscuity backbone

Stouts & Porters

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GUINNESS – DUBLIN, IRELAND
GUINNESS 4.2%
NITRO – This classic stout features a roasted taste with no hops in the flavor or aroma, low carbonation, and an extra-thick head

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

BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY – LITTLETON, CO
VANILLA PORTER 5.2%
NITRO – This traditional porter features chocolate and roasted malt qualities, brewed with vanilla to add a sweet and smooth taste

SLEEPY DOG BREWING – TEMPE, AZ
WET SNOUT PEANUT BUTTER STOUT 5.7%
Smooth and creamy with the added richness that only peanut butter can provide, the delectable combination makes this stout decadent yet drinkable

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

Ciders & Seltzers

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CALIFORNIA CIDER CO. – SEBASTOPOL, CA

ACE PINEAPPLE 5.0%
The world’s first-ever pineapple cider, this delicious tropical libation adds fresh pineapple juice to ACE apple cider

ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER CO. – WALDEN, NY
CRISP APPLE 5.0%
This crisp and refreshing cider features a fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor

2 FOOLS CIDER – NAPERVILLE, IL
ROSÉ HARD CIDER 5.9%
(L) This fruit-style cider has slight sweetness and hints of citrus, apple and blueberry

VIRTUE CIDER – FENNVILLE, MI
BRUT DRY CIDER 6.7%
A blend of hand-pressed heirloom apples aged in French oak barrels; features the scent of fresh apples and a touch of oak and finishes crisp and tart

WHITE CLAW – CHICAGO, IL
MANGO HARD SELTZER 5.0%
(L) 12 oz can – This crisp, clean sparkling water features minimal sweetness and just a light hint of mango

WHITE CLAW – CHICAGO, IL
BLACK CHERRY HARD SELTZER 5.0%
(L) 12 oz can – This crisp, clean sparkling water features minimal sweetness and just a light hint of dark black cherry

FOUNDERS BREWING – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
STRAWBERRY HARD SELTZER 4.5%
(L) This hard seltzer is made with organic blue agave nectar, natural sea salt, real sugar and real fruit juice

TRULY HARD SELTZER – BOSTON, MA
WILD BERRY HARD SELTZER 5.0%
This hard seltzer features naturally sweet flavors of juicy California strawberries, raspberries and Marion blackberries

FRUITED & SOURS

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

WELLS & YOUNG LTD. – UNITED KINGDOM
BANANA BREAD 5.3%
An English strong ale with subtle flavors of ripe bananas

BROUWERIJ BOCKOR – NV, BELGIUM
CUVÉE DES JACOBINS ROUGE 5.5%
A spontaneously fermented ale brewed with raspberries to add a rich, sweet flavor, balanced with natural sourness

NOON WHISTLE BREWING – LOMBARD, IL
FUZZY SMACK 4.6%
(L) This crisp and refreshing beer features a gentle fuzzy rub followed by a smack of peach flavor

PENROSE BREWING – GENEVA, IL
SESSION SOUR 4.0%
(L) Session Sour uses Amarillo hops to bring a grapefruit pop and to welcome in clean tartness and shandy-like brightness

Macro Lagers

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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%
(L) A light Lager with a rich, full bodied flavor and slight hop bitterness

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

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

GRUPO MODELO – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
CORONA PREMIER 4.0%
A low-carb beer with a uniquely refreshing taste

ANHEUSER-BUSCH – ST. LOUIS, MO
MICHELOB ULTRA 4.2%
The special choice of grains, combined with the extended mashing process, produces a smooth, refreshing beer with fewer carbohydrates

Limited

We have taps dedicated to ever-rotating specials. This Limited list can change daily, so there’s always a rare gem in the house. The best place to see what’s on tap right now is in-house on our beer board, or follow us on Untappd for updates and alerts.

Beer Flights

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHEAT
Avery White Rascal
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’

13.75

FRUIT
Virtue Brut Cider
Goose Island Lost Palate
Eagle Brewery Banana Bread
Founders Rubaeus

14.50

HOPPY FLIGHT
Goose Island Bottlenetar
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing
Bell’s Two Hearted
Elysian Brewing Space Dust

13.50

BACKYARD
Sketchbook Pinky Sweater
Begyle Brewing Begyle Blonde
Tighthead Scarlet > Fire
Alter Brewing Hell Hazed Over

12.50

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

Happy Hour

Happier Hours: Monday thru Friday, 4pm – 6pm*

Drink Specials

$2 off all local drafts, the backyard flight, hard seltzers, well drinks, and wine glasses.

Food Specials

Half-price Bar Bites, which include our Pretzel Bites, Cheese Curds, Popcorn Chicken and Fried Pickles, plus our Kung Pao Cauliflower, Buffalo Chicken Dip and Queso Dip.

*Dine-in only. 6 oz. beer pours excluded. 

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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