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 Festbier

    Oktoberfest · 6.8% ABV

    Festbier/Märzen
  • Dovetail Helles

    Helles Lager · 4.4% ABV

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

    Pilsner · 4.6% ABV

    Our version of the original pale lager. This pilsner is a showcase for Czech Saaz hops, brewed with 100% Pilsner malt and “heaven’s water”—a Chicago-recreated version of the soft water of Plzen...
  • 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 Czech Dark Lager

    Dark 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 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 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 Maibock

    Maibock · 6.9% ABV

    Lentebock
  • Dovetail Bourbon Barrel Rauchbier

    Smoked Beer · 9.0% ABV

    A limited-release Bock-strength Rauchbier aged in bourbon barrels from Koval Distillery.
  • 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 Winter Bock

    Doppelbock · 7.6% ABV

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

    Helles Lager · 4.4% ABV

    Brewed especially for baseball season, this Helles is the ultimate easy-to-drink beer. Malty, floral, refreshing.
  • Dovetail Kölsch

    Kolsch · 4.6% ABV

    A happy beer, sessionable, makes you want to have glass after glass. Fruity, floral, crisp.
  • 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 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 that went through an extended lagering period; showcasing a balance of complex chocolate malt flavors and beechwood smoke.
  • Dovetail Rauchweizen

    German Hefeweizen · 3.8% ABV

    A smoked version of Hefeweizen
  • Dovetail + Revolution Hopfenlager

    Lager · 5.1% ABV

    Our first collaboration! We teamed up with the fine folks at Revolution to created this hoppy lager...
  • Dovetail Vignette

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

    A four year blend of specially selected spontaneously fermented barrels.
  • 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

    Literally, the "old style" of German beers. Malty, bitter and balanced. A top-fermented beer that undergoes cold-conditioning for a crisp, clean finish. .3L served in a traditional strange for that true Alstadt feel!
  • 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 Berliner Weisse

    Berliner Weisse · 3.2% ABV

    A refreshing, low-alcohol sour wheat beer for the hottest of summer days.
  • Dovetail Bourbon Barrel Aged Kriek 2021

    Lambic - Fruit · 8.5% ABV

    Our 2020 Kriek further aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
  • Dovetail Bourbon Barrel Aged Vignette 2021

    Lambic - Gueuze · 6.5% ABV

    Vignette aged in Kentucky Bourbon 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 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 Dovetaiberliner Weisse

    Berliner Weisse · 3.2% ABV

    A refreshing, low-alcohol sour wheat beer for the hottest of summer days.
  • Dovetail Dubbel

    Dubbel · 6.8% ABV

    his Trappist-style beer is copper colored, double-decocted malty-rich beer with flavors of cocoa, caramel, and raisin bagel...
  • 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 Festweizen

    Festbier · 6.6% ABV

    This year, we decided to put the Weizen (wheat) into the Wisen (what the Munich locals call the place where the Oktoberfest tents are pitched). This is a make-party-wheat for the festive season.
  • 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

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.5% ABV

    Fraise is from a conversation we had with folks from Timmermans, the legendary 300-year-old lambic brewery, who came to visit Dovetail...
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