What's On Tap?
We have 12 taps at Midwest Coast Brewing. When you visit our taproom, you'll also be able to enjoy cider and a couple beers on our featured guest brews. Below is a list of what's currently being poured (and brewed by us!):
What’s better than Fall? Nothing’s better than Fall. You think something’s better than fall? Well you can pound sand as far as we’re concerned. Fall is the time for football, quarter-zips, hoodies, and spiced beer. We took a British Brown Ale base and loaded it up with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and bitter orange peel to make a beer that is just so fitting for this time of year.
The craft beer revolution of the last 15 years was born on the West Coast, and West Coast Double IPAs were a big driver of that. A little out of trend due to the Haze Craze (although maybe being out of trend makes them trendy again because we’re such rebels in the craft beer world… ) this beer will never be fully out of style. A simple grain bill lets the copious amounts of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial hops shine in this 8% dandy.
Local Time Blonde
American Blonde Ale
This easy drinking blonde ale is for everyone - fermented at slightly cooler than normal ale temperatures gives it some clean, lager-like characteristics. Made for Chicago summers, find a lake, find a rooftop, find anywhere outside. Set your watch to local time and have a few of these very approachable libations.
Extra Special Bitter/ British Pale Ale
The British ESB (Extra Special Bitter) is a staple in the pub culture in England. A traditional style, The Colonies has a nice malt backbone that balances well with earthy, herbal, and slightly fruity English hops. This beer is about putting our differences from 1776 and 1812 behind us, and hoisting pints with your mates.
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Named after Miss Kahlua, the Pitbull/Hound mix who inspired her MWC owners to adopt a senior dog and get involved with rescuing - she was sassy, opinionated, sweet-ish, bossy and only had 4 teeth. There aren’t enough words to describe the character that Kahlua was, but we tried to put it all in this beer. Brewed in collaboration with One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue for our upcoming Rounds n' Hounds fundraiser with them, this Berliner Weisse with Black Currant puree is just as tart as our Old Girl was.
The Old Course
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Scotland has one of the oldest beer traditions in the world. Shocking, I know. In fact, there are remnants of what experts think could be an early version of ale on pottery shards dating back almost 6,000 years in Scotland! If IPAs are hop bombs, the Scottish Wee Heavy is a malt bomb. Big, malty, full of flavor and alcohol, this beer is perfect those days in Scotland when the weather’s a wee bit dreich (look it up… that’s every day in Scotland).
The standard American mass produced beer has its roots in the clean, crisp lagers of Germany. This pilsner is all Old World lager goodness, brought to you by pilsner malt, a little Vienna malt, and regional hops and yeast. This is a classic beer flavored beer. It’s a lager… for the people.
This brew started as what we refer to as a “kitchen sink brew”. We made a beer with the hops we had on hand, and were pretty pleased with how it came out. Half East Coast IPA hops, half West Coast IPA hops, this beer is what led us to our name Midwest Coast. Midwest Coast Best Coast.
West Town Brown
Don’t be scared off by dark beers! Toasted chocolate and caramel notes lead the charge in this beer tracing its roots back to 18th century England, but this American style brings a little more hop character to the show. Property rights, powdered wigs, brown ales… just like everything we took from the British, we made it better on this side of the pond.
Tropical Pale Ale
We loved our Elevator to Nowhere so much we decided to use it as a base for a nice tropical American Pale Ale! Clear like a traditional APA, yet hopped with varieties you’d expect in a New England IPA, we get smooth, fruity tropical notes that have us forgetting all about winter, snowstorms, and polar vortexes. We think you’ll find a little tropical vibe yourself..
Latin for “Red Dog”, the Canis Rubrum is named for Maverick, the reddish labrador we had growing up. He was an idiot, but he was our idiot, and he never had a bad day. This Mosaic hopped beer crashes citrus and pine flavors into one another, and the aroma satisfies your needs for tropical vibes. Sitting at only 5%, have a few of these and you’ll never have a bad day either.
Thrower Of Bones
American Stouts, like many American beer styles, go back to England. Historically called “butt beers” due to the name of the oak vessels they were aged in (we’ll let you make your own judgements on the origin of that name), stouts have evolved in strength and flavor over the last 200 years. Our American version is loaded with West Coast “C” hops for some subtly pine notes, and the malt bill is rounded out by dark crystal malts, roasted barley, and chocolate malt, making the name of the game for this beer roasty goodness. Throw yourself a bone and have a few. You earned it, pal.