Beer Library

Year Round Beers

Dick the Butcher Pale Ale

Dick the Butcher is a no-nonsense pale ale. Cascade hops deliver a fresh grapefruit aroma and a clean bitterness. Rye malt keeps this beer dry and drinkable. The first thing we do, is raise a glass to this refreshing brew. 5.3% ABV

Face Melter Hibiscus IPA

A righteous dose of hops and hibiscus give this IPA a powerful aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Citra, Centennial, and Cascade hops team up to provide a strong, yet smooth bitterness. Intense flavor without a harsh aftertaste. 7.0% ABV

Balloon Boy Wheat Ale

Easy to drink, but hard to pin down, Balloon Boy is a refreshing Belgian-style wheat that is fun for the whole family.* Subtle tart citrus up front gives way to a beautifully complex fruitiness. A wheat ale that sits well with every kind of beer drinker. 5.0% ABV
*with valid ID

Pub Exclusives

Retrofit Radler

Our own twist on a German tradition, this refreshing session beer was made with delicious key lime juice. Fruity and tart, with a hint of malty sweetness for balance.

Farmhouse Wheat Radler

Our Farmhouse Wheat Ale with a splash of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Wonderfully refreshing and perfect for warm weather. 5.0% ABV

Golden Ale

Barley and hops come together in refreshing harmony in our golden ale. Inspired in party by German lagers, noble hops and pale malts make it subtle, yet flavorful. 5.5% ABV

Atlas/Radler Berliner Weisse

Brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Radler, this traditional German-style wheat ale was soured in the kettle. The result is a tart, refreshing beer with a mild yeast fruitiness. 3.7% ABV

Monkey Shriek Hibiscus Sour Ale

This tart pink beer was brewed with hibiscus and lime peel. A refreshing alternative to heavy winter seasonal beers. 3.0% ABV

Moon Moon Wheat Ale

Toasty wheat, herbaceous hops, and mild lemon notes can be found in Moon Moon. Creamy in body with a dry finish. 5.9% ABV

Moon Moon Grapefruit Radler

Moon Moon Wheat Ale with a splash of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Wonderfully refreshing and perfect for warm weather.
5.2% ABV

Oktoberfest Märzen

This traditional amber lager is brewed with German malts, hops, and yeast. It is pleasantly malty, balanced with light, crisp bitterness. 5.4% ABV

Saisonic Boom!!!!!!! Saison

Grapefruit, mango, and bubblegum dominate the palate with this farmhouse-style ale. Unlike many beers, these flavors don’t come from hops or actual fruit, but instead from the unique combination of yeasts we used to ferment it. Fruity up front with a dry finish. 6.2% ABV

Elusive Spring Wheat Ale

In honor of Chicago’s shortest season, we’ve brewed a wheat ale with a subtle combination of orange blossoms, chamomile, lemongrass and coriander. Refreshing, with a pleasantly floral finish. 5.8% ABV

Weiss City Hefeweizen

Made entirely with German Pilsner Malt, German Wheat, and noble hops, our hefeweizen is a pale and cloudy beer with subtle banana and clove notes from the yeast. It is refreshing and smooth with a slightly tart finish. 5.3% ABV

Supercalifragilisticexpialigose Apricot Gose

We added pureed apricots to this refreshing sour ale. Small amounts of Indian coriander and Mayan sea salt add a wonderful depth of flavor. Perfect for the summer. 4% ABV

Around the Bend Collaboration Saison

Made in collaboration with Around the Bend Brewing, this saison was brewed with grapefruit peel, juice from caramelized grapefruits, and tellicherry peppercorns. Bright, citrusy, and elegant. 6.6% ABV

Turn Around, Bright Eyes Saison

Lemon, lychee, and bubble gum yeast notes are at the core of this pale farmhouse ale. One of our favorite spring seasonals.
7.2% ABV

Saphir and Loathing ESB

Our collaboration with Aleman Brewing. Dry and pleasantly hoppy with notes of Bartlett Pear and Meyer lemon. 6.0% ABV

Burd Blanc Belgian Pale Ale

A single malt, single hop Belgian-style pale ale brewed with pilsner malt and Hallertauer Blanc hops. Floral, with flavors of white wine grapes and citrus. 6.5% ABV

Two-Headed Boy Belgian Pale Wheat

Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors blend nicely with fruity, bubble gum yeast notes. Refreshing with a pleasant hop bitterness.
5.5% ABV

Satellite of Love Hoppy Pale Wheat Ale

This single-hop pale wheat ale was brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Hoppy notes of gooseberry, citrus, and sage are complemented by a subtle maltiness. 5.6% ABV

For the Love of Gourd Montressor!

Our amber farmhouse pumpkin ale, aged in a bourbon barrel. Subtle fruit and spice character with a touch of vanilla and whiskey. 7.3% ABV

Orange is the New Red Ale

A nicely balanced American amber ale brewed with pilsner malt and a touch of English dark crystal. Dry-hopped with Cascades that lend it a pleasant citrus aroma, this is our version of the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild 2014 Replicale project. 5.5% ABV

Ramsgate Belgian Bitter

Our collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing was inspired by classic English ESBs and Belgian Abbey Ales. Featuring a complex combination of English malts, hopped with Fuggles and Saaz, and fermented with abbey ale yeast, this beer is  one of a kind. 6.0% ABV

Dark Magic Dunkel Lager

This dark, malty lager was brewed with all German hops and barley. A subtle, smooth roastiness leads to a clean finish. 4.5% ABV

Junebock Helles Bock

Brewed right on schedule, this traditional German-style lager is pale, yet robust. German pilsner malt gives it a faint honeyed sweetness, while a small amount of noble hops gives it a subtle floral aroma. 6.6% ABV

Phantasmagourdia Pumpkin Ale

Our elegant pumpkin ale is unlike any other. 300 pounds of roasted pie pumpkins were added to this farmhouse-style ale, along with coriander, cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorns, and piloncillo. A multifaceted exploration of fruit and spice in beer. 6.5% ABV

It's Dangerous to Go Alone

Brewed in collaboration with, this pale ale was brewed entirely with German Hull Melon hops, then steeped with hibiscus. Fruity and refreshing. 6.1% ABV

Reaper’s Breath Dark Wheat

Made for the changing of the seasons, Reaper’s Breath combines dark German wheat and caramel malts for a wonderful combination of smooth roastiness and dark fruit flavors. 5.4% ABV

Apricot Farmhouse Amber

A refreshing fruit beer, brewed for the warmer months. Juicy apricot flavors combine with rustic yeast notes and low-key, yet complex, malt character. 6.8% ABV

Raspberry Brown Saison

We collaborated with our friends at Une Annee Brewery to create this limited edition ale. Tart raspberries, lemon zest yeast notes, and subtle roasted malt flavors come together in this balanced, dry saison. 5.5% ABV

Cosmic Dance Pale Ale

Our new pale ale combines fresh, citrusy American hops with spicy, elegant noble hops in a cosmic dance of delicious hoppy flavor. 6.1% ABV

For Those About to Bock

We’ve dubbed our latest collaboration with DryHop brewers an “Oceanic Pale Bock.” Featuring Galaxy and Motueka hops, this pale lager has the fruity hop profile of an IPA and the clean finish of a lager. 7.1% ABV

Archaeopteryx Dreamcoat

We hopped this Belgian pale ale with juicy Citra hops and then added blueberries and orange blossoms. Fruity and one of a kind. 6.6% ABV

Doorface Rye Pale Ale

Accompanying classic citrus-focused American Cascade hops are floral, spicy Czech Saaz. Rye malt adds an underlying dryness. 5.9% ABV

Rookery Melon Rye IPA

This version of our pale rye IPA was hopped entirely with German Hüll Melon hops. Honeydew and orange blossom aromas fade into grapefruit pith and subtle notes of tarragon. Dry and refreshing. 6.9% ABV

Android Dream IPA

Our contribution to the 2013 Replicale competition is a 100% Czech Pilsner malt, 100% Motueka hop ale. The simplicity of the malt bill allows the grapefruit, lime, and subtle spice of the hops to shine. 6.5% ABV

Rookery Platinum Rye IPA

Brewed with German Hüll Melon and New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops on purpose, this special version of Rookery boasts powerful flavors of gooseberries and citrus. 6.7% ABV

Rookery Mandarina Rye IPA

Brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops, this version of Rookery offers sweet fruity citrus and tangerine flavors and aromas.

Deadly Prey IPA

Brewed with German Hüll Melon hops and dry hopped exclusively with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops, Deadly Prey features strong white grape aromas with juicy melon and strawberry flavors. 6.8% ABV

Passion for Glory Double IPA

Citra and Motueka hops give Passion for Glory a powerful aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Gigantic hop flavor, but not overwhelmingly bitter. 8.1% ABV

Seven Flowers Double IPA

A trans-Atlantic triple collaboration with our friends at Chicago’s Ale Syndicate and Celt Experience of Wales. Drawing upon Celtic traditions for the summer solstice, this IPA uses seven kinds of hops, resulting in an abundantly fruity, floral ale with an enjoyably bitter finish. 8.2% ABV

Astro IPA

We brewed this hop Bomb in collaboration with Temperance Beer Company for our annual Craft Beer Prom. Mosaic and Crystal hops give it wonderful notes of papaya, pine, and lemon zest. It’s spacetacular! 6% ABV

Hyperion Double IPA

This powerfully hoppy ale is bursting with fruity hop flavor. Large quantities of classic North American hops provide intense grapefruit notes, rounded out by a subtle, complex maltiness. 8.0%

Triceratops Rodeo IPA

A powerful combination of Citra and Mosaic hops give this IPA intense citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Bold, but smooth. 7.4% ABV

Megalodon Double IPA

One of the hoppiest beers ever brewed at Atlas, Megalodon features an intense combination of Nelson Sauvin, Centennial, and Mandarina hops. 9.2% ABV

Dilophosaurus Facemelter Hibiscus Double IPA

The latest addition to our dinosaur series, this intense beer features Citra and Mosaic hops and hibiscus. Strong citrus and tropical fruit flavors dominate. 8.9% ABV

Atlas Second Anniversary Double IPA

To celebrate our second birthday we brewed this wonderfully hoppy ale. Cascade, Mandarina, and Motueka hops give it notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and lime.8.1% ABV

The Mathmagician Abbey-Style Tripel

Brewed specially for our New Year’s Eve celebration, Belgian pilsner malt and German noble hops are featured in this strong pale abbey-style ale. Traditional Trappist yeast contributes mild banana and spice flavors. 8.5% ABV

Glasgow Kiss Scotch Ale

Our Scotch Ale features a rich blend of classic British malts. Big and flavorful, but with a fairly dry finish, Glasgow Kiss has notes of toasted caramel and a touch of fruity English hops. 8% ABV

Pittuation Porter

An English porter brewed barley and small a small amount of oats from our favorite English maltster. Dark malt and crystal malt balance each other out with chocolate and toffee notes, leading to a dry finish. 5.8% ABV

Atlas Anniversary Ale 2013

To celebrate our first birthday, we brewed a Belgian-style golden strong ale with honey from Hyde Park. Hints of apricot, cantaloupe and lavender lead to a long, subtly spicy finish. 10% ABV

Gin Barrel-Aged Anniversary Ale

This is our Belgian-style golden strong ale, aged in a gin barrel from FEW distillery in Evanston. The fruit and spice of the Anniversary Ale compliment the oak and juniper from the spirits in this unique and very limited offering. 10% ABV

Intemporelle Abbey-Style Quadruppel

In the Trappist tradition, our Quadruppel is a strong, dark, ale that is perfect for the colder months. Dark crystal malt and Belgian dark candi syrup give Intemporelle wonderful fig, plum, and cherry notes. Subtle nutty and spice flavors round out this elegant ale. 9.0% ABV

Bourbon Barrel Intermporelle Quadruppel

This strong, dark abbey-style ale was aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel. It tastes of dried fig and mildly nutty malt, with spicy oad and vanilla from the barrel. 10% ABV

Third Anniversary Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Brewed to celebrate Atlas’s third birthday, this strong ale features elegant dried fruit notes and a subtle roasted malt. Oats added to the mash give the beer a creamy body, and a small addition of English hops provide a hint of apricot. 8.2% ABV

Grand Cru

Dark fruit malt notes mingle with sweet orange peel in this strong Belgian-style ale. Powerful, yet elegant, with a dry finish. 9.7% ABV

Eternal Silence Barley Wine

Big, powerful, and malty as can be, Eternal Silence features a complex combination of English barley and hops. Dark crystal malt lends a touch of dried fruit. Intense, but surprisingly well-balanced. 9.3% ABV

Bourbon Barrel Glasgow Kiss Scotch Ale

Aged in a Heaven Hill barrel, this limited edition beer is rich, malty, and features wonderful wood and vanilla flavors. Strong and complex, but with a surprisingly dry finish. 8.1% ABV

Tailwinds Rum Barrel Intemporelle

We aged our Intemporelle Abbey-style Quadruppel in rum barrels from two different distilleries. The Tailwinds version adds a touch of oak and extra layers of dark fruit flavors to the already complex maltiness of our strong, dark ale. 9.8% ABV

Old Sugar Rum Barrel Intemporelle

We aged our Intemporelle Abbey-style Quadruppel in rum barrels from two different distilleries. The Old Sugar version adds bright vanilla and toasted marshmallow flavors to the dark fruit maltiness of this strong ale. 9.8% ABV

T-Rex Hugs

Defying stylistic categorization, this strong amber-brown ale was brewed with a moderate dose of dark Belgian candi syrup and fermented with saison yeast. Dried apricot, lemon zest and toffee notes culminate in a dry finish. 8.0% ABV

Sauternes Barrel-Aged T-Rex Hugs

We aged this strong farmhouse ale in French dessert wine barrels, giving it unique notes of oak and honey. While in the barrel, wild fermentation occurred, resulting in a soft sourness and a hint of farmhouse funk. Mild notes of fig and pear with a dry finish. 9% ABV

Cognac Barrel-Aged T-Rex Hugs

This version of our strong farmhouse ale was aged in French brandy barrels. Vanilla oak notes and a hint of warming booziness accentuate this smooth, fruity, dry ale. 8.5% ABV

Ankylosaurus Tailsmash Imperial ABA

A strong brown ale featuring orange and apricot hop notes. English chocolate and crystal malts provide a smooth, roasted malt character. 8.5% ABV

Invincible Armor Robust Porter

Strong, yet balanced, featuring smooth roasted malts, subtle hops, and a long, dry, faintly chocolatey finish. 8.0% ABV

Pterodactyl Deathscream Imperial Red IPA

This ferocious IPA is overloaded with Citra hops. Tropical fruit and citrus hop notes dominate, with a mildly malty backbone. 9.0% ABV

IT’S A TRAP!!! Black Abbey Ale

Brewed at Atlas in collaboration with Begyle Brewing, we added smooth black wheat malt to a Trappist-style dark ale, resulting in a richly fruity, nutty beer with a dry, subtly roasty finish. 8.2% ABV

Royal Assassin Black IPA

Cloaked in shadow and waiting to assault your palate with a ridiculous amount of Tomahawk hops, Royal Assassin is a powerfully hoppy ale with smooth dark roasted malts that compliment the rich, earthy, hops. 7.5% ABV

Old Disheveler Barley Wine

Big, powerful, and malty as can be, Old Disheveler features a complex combination of English barley and hops. Dark crystal malt lends a touch of dry plum character, and rye malt adds to this beer’s long, balanced, finish. 9.4% ABV

Rye Barrel-Aged Old Disheveler Barley Wine

This award-winning barley wine was aged in Koval Distillery Rye Whiskey barrels for 9 months. Flavorful English malts lend notes of toffee and plum. Toasted coconut and vanilla flavors picked up in the barrels add a wonderful richness to the beer. 10% ABV

Fighter/Mage/Thief Cherry Barley Wine

100 lbs. of cherry puree was added to this rich barley wine. English crystal malt and a touch of milk sugar provide toffee-like flavors to round it out. 9.4% ABV

Woods’ Pile-1 Stout

This dry stout is named after physicist Leona Woods, who worked on the first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago. English Maris Otter and roasted barley give this light stout a smooth with bitter dark chocolate flavor. 5% ABV

Barrel Aged Fighter/Mage/Thief Cherry Barley Wine

Our cherry barley wine aged in Wild Turkey barrels with notes of chocolate, cherry, stone fruit and a strong bourbon backbone. 9.4% ABV

Koval Barrel-Aged Freight Handler Milk Stout

We aged Freight Handler Milk Stout in Koval Distillery Whiskey barrels, giving the beer mild rye spiciness and a touch of oak.

Polish Falcon Baltic Porter

Rich roasted and crystal malts give this strong porter wonderful notes of toffee, raisin, and chocolate. This is a great beer to warm you up on a chilly day. 9.3% ABV

Sauternes Barrel Polish Falcon Baltic Porter

Eight months in a Sauternes barrel gave our strong porter unique notes of honey and oak that perfectly complement its flavors of toffee, dark fruit and chocolate. 9.6% ABV

Bourbon Barrel Polish Falcon Baltic Porter

Aged in a Wild Turkey barrel, this strong porter is rich with flavors of dried plum, toffee and chocolate all accented by a wonderful oaky vanilla bourbon booziness. 10.1% ABV

Obfuscation Imperial Stout

Chocolate and coffee flavors dominate this rich, powerful stout. Crystal malts add notes of dark fruit and toffee. 8.2% ABV

Wild Turkey Barrel Obfuscation Imperial Stout

Chocolate and coffee roast malt flavors dominate this rich, powerful stout. Crystal malts add notes of dark fruit and toffee. After aging in a bourbon barrel, wonderful oaky vanilla notes were added to the mix. 10% ABV