Dovetail Brewery

Chicago, IL

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    Dovetail Lager

    Pale Lager · 4.8% ABV

    Their Lager is unfiltered, golden, malty, rich, creamy, and complex, with aromas of malt & fresh hops.
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    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...
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    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.
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    Dovetail Festbier

    Oktoberfest · 6.8% ABV

    Festbier/Märzen
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    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.
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    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...
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    Dovetail Helles

    Helles Bock · 4.4% ABV

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

    Maibock · 6.9% ABV

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    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
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    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...
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    Dovetail Bourbon Barrel Rauchbier

    Smoked Beer · 9.0% ABV

    A limited-release Bock-strength Rauchbier aged in bourbon barrels from Koval Distillery.
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    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...
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    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.
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    Dovetail Holiday Bock

    Bock · 7.6% ABV

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

    4.0% ABV

    Zoigl is a tradition of beer made in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria...
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    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.
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    Dovetail Grodziskie Oak Smoked Wheat Ale

    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...
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    Dovetail Hopfenlager

    Dortmunder · 4.8% ABV

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    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.
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    Dovetail Rauchdoppelbock

    Smoked Beer · 10.0% ABV

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

    German Hefeweizen · 3.8% ABV

    A smoked version of Hefeweizen
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    Dovetail Vienna-Style Lager

    Lager · 5.2% ABV

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    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...
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    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...
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    2018 Dovetail Kriek

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

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    2019 Dovetail Kriek

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    Every July, we spend a day destemming Michigan-grown Balton cherries from the year's harvest...
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    Dovetail 12.24.16

    Lambic - Faro · 6.5% ABV

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    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...
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    Dovetail Altbier

    Altbier · 5.1% ABV

    Our take on the Düsseldorf classic.
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    Dovetail Barrel Aged Rauch Doppelbock (Koval Bourbon)

    Doppelbock · 9.5% ABV

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

    Doppelbock · 9.5% ABV

    Doppelbock brewed with smoked malts and aged in Koval barrels.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Dovetail Grodziskie

    Smoked Beer · 3.8% ABV

    Light, citrus-like overtones with a surprising glimmer of spice and smoke.
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    Dovetail Petit Gueuze

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

    A one-and-two year blend of our spontaneous beers made in the Lambic tradition of the Senne Valley.
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    Dovetail Pils

    Pilsner · 5.2% ABV

    Not a a Bohemian Pilsner, but one of many delicious interpretations of Pils outside of Bohemia. Dry-hopped with Lemon Drop.
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    Dovetail Pomme

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    A single barrel of our traditionally-made, spontaneously fermented beer aged for 9 months on apples plucked from 100-year-old trees on the orchard of Uncle John’s Cider.
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    Dovetail Radler

    Shandy · 4.8% ABV

    A 60/40 mix of Lager and Filbert’s Lemon-Lime.
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    Dovetail Rauch

    Doppelbock · 6.3% ABV

    Rye spice and smoke mix with smooth, chocolate maltiness for a little push to get us through these last cold days of the season.
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    Dovetail Resilience IPA

    IPA · 6.3% ABV

    Spearheaded by the efforts of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, more than 1,500 breweries across the US came together to brew one beer, an IPA, to support those affected by The Camp Fire, now on rec...
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    Dovetail R&R

    Shandy · 5.5% ABV

    Our Rauchbier was feeling left out of the Radler fun, so we mixed it 70/30 with Filbert’s Draft Root Beer.
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    Dovetail Russ'n

    Shandy · 2.4% ABV

    A refreshing 60/40 mix of our Hefeweizen and Chicago’s own Filbert’s Lemon/Lime.
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    Dovetail Special Collaboration Blend

    Sour Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Hopleaf’s Michael Roper and Joe Huminiak and Kaiser Tiger’s Pat Berger got together with Hagen Dost at Dovetail recently to sample some coolship beers that have bee aging in wood casks at Dovetail...
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    Dovetail Spelt Bruin

    Specialty Grain · 6.2% ABV

    A styleless wonder made with spelt and our Trappist yeast strain -- a unique, multi-layered ale that asks more questions with each sip than it answers.
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    dovetail Ur-Weiss

    Wheat Ale · 3.8% ABV

    Bavarian style wheat beer.
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    Dovetail Ur Weiss

    German Hefeweizen · 3.6% ABV

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    Dovetail White

    Witbier · 3.3% ABV

    A classic interpretation of a Belgian Wheat beer fermented with a weizen yeast for a hazy, spicy and sessionable beer.
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    Hopleaf & Paddy Long's Barrel Selection 2019

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

    Pat Berger of Paddy Long's along with Michael Roper of The Hopleaf were invited to Dovetail Brewery to help select some choice barrels of spontaneously fermented, wood barrel aged beer...
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    Petit Gueuze

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

    A one-and-two year blend of our spontaneous beers made in the Lambic tradition of the Senne Valley.
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    Woodford Reserve Rye Barrel-Aged Rauch Doppelbock

    Smoked Beer · 6.3% ABV

    Our Rauch Doppelbock aged in Woodford Reserve Rye barrels. Rye spice and smoke mix with smooth, chocolate maltiness for a little push to get us through these last cold days of the season.