Dovetail Brewery

Chicago, IL

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  • Dovetail Lager

    Lager · 4.8% ABV

    A golden, malty, rich, creamy complex lager with aroma of malt and fresh hops...
  • Dovetail Pilsner

    Pilsner · 4.6% ABV

    This pilsner is a showcase for Czech hops, brewed with 100% Pilsner malt and heaven's water. A Chicago recreated version of the soft water of Plzen.
  • Dovetail Festbier

    Oktoberfest · 6.8% ABV

    Festbier/Märzen
  • Dovetail Kriek

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented in the Belgian lambic tradition but with Chicago microbes and 2300 pounds of fresh Balaton cherries from Michigan.
  • Dovetail Rauchbier

    Smoked Beer · 5.3% ABV

    This beer is dark with reddish tones and an off-white head with a rocky foam standing above the rim of the glass...
  • Dovetail Hefeweizen

    German Hefeweizen · 4.8% ABV

    This beer is easy to drink with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. A rich, yolky-orange wheat beer, featuring the aroma of clove and fruit in perfect balance...
  • Dovetail Helles

    Helles Lager · 4.4% ABV

    Brewed especially for baseball season, this Helles is the ultimate easy- to-drink beer.
  • Dovetail Maibock

    Maibock · 6.9% ABV

  • Dovetail Vienna

    Vienna Lager · 5.1% ABV

    Copper in color, with a warm, malty character, it's made with 100% Vienna malt and Styrian Golding hops
  • Dovetail Bourbon Barrel Rauchbier

    Smoked Beer · 9.0% ABV

    A limited-release Bock-strength Rauchbier aged in bourbon barrels from Koval Distillery.
  • Dovetail Czech Dark Lager

    Lager · 5.3% ABV

    Inspired by JP's afternoon in Prague drinking at U Fleku — a brewery that’s been making dark lager more than 500 years — Dovetail’s Czech Dark Lager is a malt showcase of chocolate, bread crust, ca...
  • Dovetail Winter Bock

    Doppelbock · 7.6% ABV

    100% barley malt lager with reddish tones from the generous addition of carmel malt.
  • Dovetail Dunkelweizen

    Dunkelweizen · 5.1% ABV

    A dark hefeweizen for Fall and Winter. This beer features rich chocolate and roast notes in addition to clove and banana found in traditional hefewiezens.
  • Dovetail Framboise

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    A blend of four barrels of our traditionally-made, spontaneously-fermented beer from Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, and aged for 10 months on 225 kg of Michigan raspberries.
  • Dovetail Holiday Bock

    Bock · 6.1% ABV

    This beer is brewed for merrymaking. It's 100% barley malt lager with reddish tones from the generous addition of caramel malt.
  • Dovetail Zoigl

    Kellerbier · 4.0% ABV

    Zoigl is a tradition of beer made in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria...
  • Dovetail Bohemian-Style Pilsner

    Pilsner · 5.1% ABV

    The Bohemian pilsener has a slightly sweet and evident malt character and a toasted, biscuit-like, bready malt character...
  • Dovetail Grodziskie

    Smoked Beer · 3.8% ABV

    Light, citrus-like overtones with a surprising glimmer of spice and smoke.
  • Dovetail Grodziskie Oak Smoked

    Grodziskie · 3.8% ABV

    Cool and refreshing, this soft summer beer goes down nice and easy. Pale straw in color, with a spirited effervescence, Grodziskie is the specialty beer of its namesake town in Poland...
  • Dovetail Helles Lager

    Helles Lager · 4.4% ABV

  • Dovetail Hopfenlager

    Dortmunder · 4.8% ABV

  • Dovetail Kölsch

    Kolsch · 4.6% ABV

    A happy beer, sessionable, makes you want to have glass after glass. Fruity, floral, crisp.
  • Dovetail Pêche

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    One barrel of our traditionally-made, spontaneously-fermented beer aged on peaches from a tree in Hagen's aunt and uncle's yard. A limited, draft-only release.
  • Dovetail Rauchdoppelbock

    Smoked Beer · 10.0% ABV

    A strong version of our Rauchbier aged in whiskey barrels. Not for the faint of heart!
  • Dovetail Rauchweizen

    German Hefeweizen · 3.8% ABV

    A smoked version of Hefeweizen
  • Dovetail Vienna-Style Lager

    Lager · 5.2% ABV

  • Dovetail Vignette 2020

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

  • Dovetail X01

    Flanders Red Ale · 5.5% ABV

    X01, our first experimental release, is what we call a "Flanders Rauch." It begins life as our Franconian-style Rauchbier...
  • Dovetail X02 Wild Table Beer

    American Wild Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Our 2nd limited-edition special release—a boundless beer that’s never been done before and defies style guidelines: part Dovetail Lager, part lambic-style spontaneous, born of wild Chicago microbes...
  • Dovetail 12.24.16

    Lambic - Faro · 6.5% ABV

  • Dovetail 12.25.16

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas ... in 2016 and a very rare bit of warm weather swept Chicago—warm enough to spontaneously ferment a beer out of season...
  • Dovetail 12.25.19

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.9% ABV

    A spontaneously-fermented ale brewed the night before Christmas and made with darker Belgian malts for added cheer.
  • Dovetail 2018 Kriek

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

  • Dovetail 2019 Kriek

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    Every July, we spend a day destemming Michigan-grown Balton cherries from the year's harvest...
  • Dovetail 2020 Kriek

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

  • Dovetail 2020 Myrtille

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    A blend of 4 different barrels of our spontaneously fermented beer from 2 different seasons in 2017...
  • Dovetail Altbier

    Altbier · 5.1% ABV

    Our take on the Düsseldorf classic.
  • Dovetail Baltic Porter

    Baltic Porter · 6.1% ABV

    When the popular English Porter started traveling up the Baltic coast in the 1800s, brewers in Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Russia adapted the style and made it their own...
  • Dovetail Barrel Aged Rauch Doppelbock (Koval Bourbon)

    Doppelbock · 9.5% ABV

    A Doppelbock brewed with smoked malts and aged in Koval Bourbon barrels.
  • Dovetail Barrel Aged Rauch Doppelbock (Koval Rye)

    Doppelbock · 9.5% ABV

    Doppelbock brewed with smoked malts and aged in Koval barrels.
  • Dovetail Barrel Aged Rauchdopplebock

    Bock · 10.4% ABV

    Rauchdopplebock aged in Heaven Hill Barrels.
  • Dovetail Cab Franc 2020

    Lambic - Fruit · 7.0% ABV

    A 3 barrel blend of 1 & 2 year spontaneous beer. Re-fermented on 150 LBS of Cabernet Franc grapes for an additional 6 months...
  • Dovetail Cassis 2020

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

  • Dovetail Chardonnay

    Lambic - Fruit · 7.0% ABV

    Specially selected spontaneously fermented barrels of various age, further aged and refermented on Chardonnay grapes. Expect the grape to add notes of lemon and apple.
  • Dovetail Dunkel

    Dunkel · 5.1% ABV

    Here is Dovetail’s version, inspired by the monks—it delivers a rich and chocolatey roastiness on those cooler days.
  • Dovetail Elderflower

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    A friend of ours brought us a bunch of elderflower from a forest reserve he manages; we added it to a 1-and-2 year blend of our spon beers. Elderflower is said to open up doors to fairy worlds.
  • Dovetail Flanders Rauch

    Flanders Red Ale · 5.5% ABV

    Franconian smoked lagers and Belgian sours— into a distinct style. Crazy and complex, smoke and tart with a hint of funk.
  • Dovetail Fraise 2020

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

  • Dovetail Framboise 2020

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    This is Dovetail’s second season of Framboise...
  • Dovetail Framboise Noire 2020

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

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