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A tropical Hazy NEIPA with notes of Orange, apricot & melon


10W30 Stout

Dark, rich, and full bodied stout. Strong notes of light and dark chocolate along with coffee, toffee, and roasted barley.


Turbo Coffee Porter

Dark, Rich, and medium to full bodied porter.  Strong notes of Craft Brewed Coffee with a smooth milk chocolate finish.


Wingman Golden Ale

Light body golden ale, brewed using Cascade and Hercules hops.  Notes of bread, honey and subtle hop characteristics.  Brewed to reduce the amount of Gluten.


Church Street 



West Coast IPA


Holy Cow 

We are proud to offer this traditional English Sweet Stout that’s bursting with chocolate flavor and a hint of coffee. A dark ale, milk stout has just a touch of sweetness provided by the addition of non-fermentable lactose sugar.



A golden, medium-bodied bock. This Weyermann-malted, double-decoction-mashed traditional German maibock features subtle hints of toast and caramel from carahell and dark Munich malts and a strawberry-like sweetness from the extended boiling of the malt. 


Hauch von Himmel

A classic Bavarian style hefeweizen, unfiltered, highly carbonated with flavors and aromas of banana and clove. Hazy golden in color,  Andechs Weiss yeast and noble hops for a delicious, refreshing traditional summertime brew.




Nerd is the Word

Nerd is certainly the word with this fruited sour ale. Brewed to resemble one of our favorite childhood candies, "Nerd is the Word" is loaded with Strawberry and Concord Grape with a small lactose addition to balance the fruity tartness and bring back all the childhood nostalgia. 

In the Cards

This Hazy American Pale Ale is Double Dry Hopped with Citra, Cryo Loral, and Mosaic hops and fermented with Kveik yeast. While we cannot control how your cards fall, we can make the unpredictable present more enjoyable. 

Pollyanna Pils

Crafted with our reverse osmosis water, 100% Bohemian Pilsner malts, and a blend of German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops, this crisp and clean pils shows off a soft, delicate malt backing as well as a classic, somewhat fruity, spicy, and floral hop backing. This is lagerbier at it's finest.


Brewed with German pilsner malt, a touch of German hops, and Kölsch yeast, we teamed up with the NIU Alumni Association to bring you this easy drinking and crisp German-Style Kölsch.


Unpossible Mead

Lipgloss & Gunpowder
Hibiscus & Pink Peppercorns with a take on a Rose' Off Dry    


Cherry Bomber
Made with Buckwheat & Honeydew Honeys, and Montmorency Cherry, Sweet, slight earthiness    Strawberry 


Wildflower Mead with Strawberry, Drinks like Jam 

Violet’s Pom Squad
Collaboration with Obscurity Brewing & Craft Mead, Wildflower Mead with Blueberry & Pomegranate




Drinking with Giants

West Coast IPA brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo and Calypso Hops.



German/American style pilsner. Brewed with vienna, munich, and pilsner malts.
Bittered with bravo hops.


Black is Beautiful

Braggot style Dark Ale brewed with Wildflower Honey & Molasses


This old Cowboy

German Style Kolsch brewed with pilsen malt and fermented with an Omega Kolsch 1 yeast hopped with Bravo Hops.



Sparkling and bright this is a Wisconsin original created for you in the traditional method employed by the Lambic Brewers of Belgium.

Fat Squirrel

100% Wisconsin malt of six different varieties impart the natural toasted color. Clean hazelnut notes result from these carefully chosen barley malts.


Big Muddy

Peanut Butter Cup Stout

An Illinois- American Stout. This style of beer generally offers roasted malt flavors and aromas followed by a hoppy finish. These are dark in appearance with a tan head and a moderately high alcohol content.


Vanilla Stout

A traditional Milk Stout infused with pure Madagascar vanilla. Subtle vanilla flavor throughout with roasted notes and a slightly sweet, smooth finish. 


Pumpkin Smasher

Brewed using real pumpkins and savory pumpkin pie spices giving hints of natural cinnamon and nutmeg. American hops balanced with Pale, Aromatic & Caramel malts create a full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.


S'Mores Stout

Biscuity and chocolatey with a creamy and fluffy natural toasted marshmallow flavor. After you try it you’ll want S’more(some more)


Central Waters

Honey Blond Ale

Made using real Wisconsin honey, our Honey Blonde is a traditional cream ale featuring a breezy floral bouquet, subtle sweetness, and crisp, clean finish. When you're feeling like something a bit more refreshing, this little number is sure to please.


Mudpuppy Porter

A robust, yet surprisingly refreshing porter, Mud Puppy is a favorite of dark beer lovers. Characterized by a thick, rocky head and luscious chocolate-like nose, the malty profile is balanced by liberal hopping for its style


Cider Boys

Blackberry Wild

As tempting as Eve. Ciderboys Blackberry Wild is a delicious blend of crisp apple and juicy blackberries with unimaginable fruit flavors. Take a new wild path. A path filled with sweet ripe blackberries. Take a walk on the wild side.


Strawberry Magic

Come alive to crisp apple hard cider blended with the fresh taste of strawberries, soft and deep red, backed by mouth watering sweetness and a delicate hint of tartness. This is Strawberry Magic Hard Cider kicked up with a hint of Saturday night. We blend it a little differently around here. If you’ve never tried it, get ready for confetti.


Alter Brewing

Swedda Wedda

Regardless of pronunciation this 7.5% oatmeal stout is as much fun to drink as the name is to say. As the cool air from the north heads our way, this seasonal will warm you just like your favorite sweater does. It’s Swedda Wedda time.
Other: Rolled Oats
Hops: Fuggle


Hopular Kid

Extra Pale Ale. In addition to being a very clever name, Hopular Kid also harkens to the teamwork we cultivate at Alter. It was the product of many ideas and superb artistic talent from the staff…. our very own hopular kids.




This IPA packs a ton of Hop Head Farms Chinook hop goodness into a golden blonde base. Tropical fruits, assertive hop bite and an ample dankness fuel our fresh Taproom IPA.



This Mosaic forward IPA brings the choicest qualities of both realms.Tropical hop juice plays sticky soft to the tongue, enlightening modern day lust. Dank lupulin resin wafts atop a firm bit- terness, pulling from a clearly rooted past. Focus towards the core, dryft into a new domain.


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