Is/Was Brewing

Chicago, IL

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  • Is/Was Methode Dust

    Saison · 6.2% ABV

    Are you prepared for the Dust-Based Economy? When the apocalypse (zombie or otherwise) inevitably comes to bare and the international monetary system is reduced to rubble only one currency will hol...
  • Is/Was Bourgeois Daydream

    Saison · 3.2% ABV

    Bourgeois Daydream is a flower growing through cracks in the concrete. Beautiful and welcomed but unexpected in a world full of hard craggy edges...
  • Is/Was Bourgeois Daydream (With Brett)

    Saison · 3.2% ABV

    During bottling we split this bach and packaged about half with a blend of brettanomyces for an additional layer of complexity.
  • Is/Was The Finer Points of Bad Behavior: Volume I

    Saison · 6.1% ABV

    The first in a series of saisons that pair seasonal ingredients with specific strains of Brettanomyces, 'The Finer Points of Bad Behavior: Volume 1' pairs fresh peaches from Mick Klug Farms with a ...
  • Is/Was What Does Time Taste Like

    Biere de Garde · 4.7% ABV

    Same base malt as Hop Butcher's version, with different fermentation.
  • Is/Was Perceived Distance

    Saison · 5.1% ABV

    Perceived Distance is a collaboration with friends from about as far away as they can live and hops from about as close as they can be grown...
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 2

    Saison · 6.1% ABV

    This volume pairs melons with a strain of Brettanomyces that is know for its refined funkiness...
  • Is/Was Bend Toward Daylight

    American Wild Ale · 3.5% ABV

    Notes of grapefruit, sandalwood, yellow Gatorade, cedar, and cucumber with a light, quenching acidity and a hint of woody tannin on the finish.
  • Is Was Brewing Maestro Marcelino

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    We took a base saison that underwent hot fermentation with our house saison yeast then added roasted Espadin agave hearts that Alex from Banhez brought back from Oaxaca directly to the fermenting b...
  • Is/Was + Hop Butcher for the World Welcome to Gardesville with Brettanomyces

    Biere de Garde · 6.5% ABV

    Welcome to Gardesville is a question we asked with our Friends at Hop Butcher For the World...
  • Is/Was If/When

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Collaboration with Hopewell Brewing. Saison with malted Carolina gold rice.
  • Is/Was Imaging The Future

    Saison · 5.8% ABV

    A beautiful balance of bright floral notes, strawberries, and rooibos tea with richer notes of toffee, caramel, all spice, cinnamon, burnt honey, and bananas foster.
  • Is/Was Levain

    Saison · 5.5% ABV

    Mashed with raw spelt from Janie’s Mill, hopped with aged whole cone hops then fermented and ripened in used oak wine barrels with a blend of our house saison yeast, our favorite strains of brettan...
  • Is/Was Maestro

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Saison roasted on agave hearts.
  • Is/Was Maestro Marcelino with Roasted Agave Hearts and Bottle Conditioned with Brettanomyces

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Beautifully complex saison that features notes of grilled pineapple, golden raisin, dates, slightly overripe banana, honeysuckle, and wisps of smoke. These bottles then had brettanomyces added during bottling.
  • Is/Was Methode Dust Bottle Conditioned With Brettanomyces

    Saison · 6.2% ABV

    Are you prepared for the Dust-Based Economy? When the apocalypse (zombie or otherwise) inevitably comes to bare and the international monetary system is reduced to rubble only one currency will hol...
  • Is/Was + Middle Brow Stay Brettanomyces

    Saison · 5.4% ABV

    Stay is a little taste of the good life. We got together with our friends at Middle Brow to put out a double feature. Ours, Stay, brewed here. Theirs, (wasting time), got wild at Bungalow...
  • Is/Was Perceived Distance Bottle Conditioned With Brettanomyces

    Saison · 5.1% ABV

    Perceived Distance is a collaboration with friends from about as far away as they can live and hops from about as close as they can be grown...
  • Is/Was Pillow Jaw

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Pillow Jaw is like pink neon. Soft and warm while bright and vibrant. It focuses on the interplay of oats and local honey from our friends at The Hive Supply...
  • Is/Was Spandrel

    Saison · 4.9% ABV

    Saison Brewed with Aged Hops, Raw Spelt, and Brettanomyces. A spandrel is a byproduct of evolution. Something that quietly arises out of some other need but is warmly welcomed when noticed...
  • Is/Was Talk Soft

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Talk Soft whispers its story. It implores you to lean in so you can experience its interplay of wheat with honey sourced from rooftops throughout Chicago by our friends at The Hive Supply...
  • Is/Was Talk Soft Bottle Conditioned With Brettanomyces

    Saison · 5.7% ABV

    Talk Soft whispers its story. It implores you to lean in so you can experience its interplay of wheat with honey sourced from rooftops throughout Chicago by our friends at The Hive Supply...
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 3

    Fruit Beer · 6.1% ABV

    This is the third in our series that explores pairing seasonal ingredients with different strains of yeast. This round pairs American grown yuzu with brettanomyces claussenii...
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 3.5

    Fruit Beer · 6.1% ABV

    Fruit Beer Brewed with Yuzu, Meyer Lemon, and brettanomyces.
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 4

    Saison · 6.1% ABV

    Volume IV pairs Meyer Lemons with a strain of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis known for its fruity, almost Sweet-Tart-like characteristics...
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 5

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.1% ABV

    Rhubarb with brettanomyces lambicus.
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 6

    Fruit Beer · 6.1% ABV

    Strawberry with brettanomyces bruxellensis.
  • Is/Was The Finer Points Of Bad Behavior: Volume 7

    Fruit Beer · 6.1% ABV

    The Finer Points of Bad Behavior is an ever evolving series of beers that pairs seasonal ingredients with unique strains of yeast specifically chosen to compliment, contrast, and elevate each other...
  • Is/Was Tree Tipper

    Saison · 6.1% ABV

    Saison brewed with Spruce Tips and Honey Tree Tipper is the result of carefully considered combinations. Spruce tips with honey. Ingredient with process...
  • Is/Was Tree Tipper Bottle Conditioned With Brettanomyces

    Saison · 6.1% ABV

    Saison brewed with Spruce Tips and Honey then bottle conditioned with a blend of brettanomyces. Tree Tipper is the result of carefully considered combinations. Spruce tips with honey...
  • Is/Was Welcome To Gardesville

    Biere de Garde · 6.5% ABV

    Welcome to Gardesville is a question we asked with our Friends at Hop Butcher For the World...
  • Is/Was Will Be

    Saison · 5.3% ABV

    Saison brewed with spelt and triticale.
  • Is/Was Will Be Brettanomyces

    Saison · 5.3% ABV

    Saison brewed with Spelt and Triticale then bottle conditioned with a blend of brettanomyces.
  • Is/Was Window Fishing

    Saison · 5.8% ABV

    Window Fishing is a collaboration with our friends at Jeff & Judes that is inspired by the Kvass tradition of making a fermented beverage out of day-old bread...
  • Is/Was Wisp

    Saison · 5.9% ABV

    Smoked Saison brewed with Stjørdal malt kilned over Alder wood fires.

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Simple complexities in liquid form. Chicago, IL

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