BuckleDown Brewing

Lyons, IL

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All beers · BuckleDown Brewing

  • BuckleDown Citra Clencher

    Double IPA · 8.1% ABV

    A cousin to our original Clencher, this beer is hopped throughout with Simcoe and Citra, Clencher is loaded with pine and citrus aromas.
  • BuckleDown Barrel Aged Significant

    Imperial Stout · 11.5% ABV

    This stout boasts roasty flavors and notes of coffee and chocolate. Its rich mouthfeel supports the hint of bourbon and a smooth warming finish.
  • BuckleDown Meridan Clencher

    Double IPA · 8.1% ABV

    A cousin to our original Clencher, this beer is hopped throughout with Simcoe and Meridian...
  • BuckleDown Mosaic Clencher

    Double IPA · 8.1% ABV

    Hops are the hero in this powerhouse. Hopped throughout with Simcoe and Centennial, Clencher is loaded with pine and citrus aromas and the body and alcohol to compliment it’s assertive flavors.
  • BuckleDown Painted Turtle

    American Pale Ale · 4.5% ABV

    Brewed with all Michigan-grown Cascade and Chinook hops this Extra Pale Ale is light enough for a session but loaded with aroma and flavor.
  • BuckleDown Shadowbox

    Stout · 10.2% ABV

    Barrel aged Woodford Reserve version of Stompbox American Stout.
  • BuckleDown Shady Aftermath

    Porter · 6.3% ABV

    A malt-driven dark ale with layers of chocolate, caramel and coffee over a base of roasted malts.
  • BuckleDown Fiddlesticks

    IPA · 6.2% ABV

    This hybrid brings together all of the best qualities of Belgian brewing and American hopcentricity — spicy, hoppy, dry and complex.
  • BuckleDown Galaxy Clencher

    Double IPA · 8.2% ABV

    A cousin to our original Clencher, this beer is hopped throughout with Simcoe and Galaxy, Clencher is loaded with pine and citrus aromas and the body and alcohol to compliment it's assertive flavors.
  • BuckleDown Gonzo Clencher

    Double IPA · 8.1% ABV

    Final iteration of the Clencher series sees all previous hops used (Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, Mosaic, Amarillo, Galaxy, and Meridian)
  • BuckleDown Grapefruit Belt & Suspenders

    Fruit IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Loads of Crystal and Sterling hops lead the way in producing huge citrus and pine aromatics.
  • BuckleDown Amarillo Clencher

    Double IPA · 8.1% ABV

    A cousin to our original Clencher, this beer is hopped throughout with Simcoe and Amarillo, Clencher is loaded with pine and citrus aromas and the body and alcohol to compliment it's assertive flav...
  • BuckleDown Nefarious Aftermath

    Porter · 8.3% ABV

    Shady Aftermath Robust Porter aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels, Belle Meade Bourbon Barrels, and Mississippi River Rye Barrels for 9 months then blended.
  • BuckleDown Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest · 5.2% ABV

    A copper-colored malty beer.
  • BuckleDown Barrel Aged Irresponsible

    Rye IPA · 11.0% ABV

    Aroma of toffee and biscuit malts and stone fruits with a whiskey finish.
  • BuckleDown + Greenbush Reprehensible

    Specialty Grain · 7.8% ABV

    A ruby red beer with massive amounts of rye — this spicy and hearty ale is generously hopped and dry-hopped with Chinook...
  • BuckleDown Knowitall

    Witbier · 4.7% ABV

    Crisp, pale, and refreshing...This unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with coriander and orange peel which adds complex fruit and spice aromas to an easy-drinking ale.
  • BuckleDown Barrel Aged Awkward Exchange

    Belgian Strong Ale · 11.1% ABV

    Mashed with 5 different dark specialty malts and a healthy dose of Dark Belgian Candi syrup in the kettle.
  • BuckleDown Irresponsible

    American Strong Ale · 9.4% ABV

    Our Greenbush Brewing Collaboration Imperial Red Rye, Reprehensible, aged in Mississippi River Rye Barrels for 6 months
  • BuckleDown + Miskatonic Hooligan Soup

    Dark Mild · 4.3% ABV

    Hooligan Soup is a malt-forward, session ale we brewed in collaboration with Miskatonic Brewing Co. This traditional English ale is brewed with Torrified Buckwheat for a toasty, nutty flavor...
  • BuckleDown Party Pillow

    German Hefeweizen · 5.3% ABV

    A pale, refreshing German-style wheat beer. Brewed with a large percentage of malted wheat, this beer has a dry finish and fluffy mouth feel...
  • BuckleDown Release The Haze

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.0% ABV

    DDH IPA.
  • BuckleDown Significant

    Russian Imperial Stout · 11.5% ABV

    Aged in Old Forester Whiskey Barrels for 6 months, this stout boasts roasty flavors and notes of coffee and chocolate. It's rich mouthfeel supports the hint of bourbon and a smooth warming finish.
  • BuckleDown Stompbox

    Stout · 8.0% ABV

    A hardy, strongly-roasted ale hopped with Simcoe throughout. Its maltiness is complimented by a bit of bitterness in the finish.
  • BuckleDown Stone & Sea

    Imperial Stout · 12.0% ABV

    Brewed with massive amounts of malted and unmalted oats, this Imperial Oatmeal Stout boasts a rich and silky mouthfeel...
  • BuckleDown Barrel Aged Significant w/ Cacao & Chocolate

    Imperial Stout · 11.5% ABV

    Barrel Aged Imperial Stout A malt-driven dark ale with layers of chocolate, caramel and coffee over a base of roasted malts with the addition of Cocoa Nibs & Chocolate
  • BuckleDown Fritzicuffs

    Pilsner · 5.0% ABV

    A crisp easy drinking Pils with just enough hopping for bitterness and a flavorful compliment to the malt.
  • BuckleDown Mark of the Yeast

    American Pale Ale · 5.3% ABV

    Beer Collaboration between Kuma's Corner and BuckleDown Brewery with Mosaic hops.
  • BuckleDown Raven's Cloak

    Black IPA · 5.9% ABV

    A dark, hoppy ale brewed with generous amount of malted and unmalted rye. The classic American hop profile of Cascade and Centennial is accentuated by a light rye spiciness and moderate maltiness...
  • BuckleDown Belt & Suspenders

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    When Sean first started mixing up batches of extract homebrew in his design shop, the brew days began at 4:30pm...
  • BuckleDown Blood Orange Belt & Suspenders

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Take Buckledown’s popular, aromatic IPA and add some blood oranges...
  • BuckleDown Cactus Pants

    Premium Lager · 4.5% ABV

    This crisp Mexican-style lager is gold in color and easy to drink. Perfect on its own or with a wedge of lime.
  • BuckleDown Clencher 1

    Double IPA · 8.7% ABV

    Volume I is hopped and dry-hopped with a four hop blend exploding with fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromatics.
  • BuckleDown Clencher 5

    Double IPA · 8.7% ABV

    Clencher 5 is hopped and dry-hopped with a three hop blend exploding with fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromatics.
  • BuckleDown Clencher 6

    Double IPA · 8.7% ABV

    #6 in a rotating series of double IPAs. This one is hopped with Lotus, Citra, Calypso, & Trident hops.
  • BuckleDown Hacha Cha

    Milk Stout · 6.0% ABV

    Milk Stout with chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, lactose, and ancho chiles.
  • BuckleDown Hideout

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.0% ABV

    Blood orange Hazy IPA.
  • BuckleDown Hideout Dreamsicle Edition

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.0% ABV

  • BuckleDown Insomniac Advantage

    Brown Ale · 6.0% ABV

    A brown ale made with Modest Coffee.
  • BuckleDown Luv Tap

    American Pale Ale · 5.7% ABV

    Love Tap has a bright, intense, tropical hop profile with a crisp malt profile and clean finish.
  • BuckleDown Magnificent

    Imperial Stout · 11.5% ABV

    4 Pack Variety of different Imperial stout flavors : Berry Vanilla, Chocolate Coconut, Almond Sea salt and Bourbon Barrel
  • BuckleDown Megapale

    American Strong Ale · 11.5% ABV

    A HUGE American hoppy beer. Substantial flavor/aroma/mouthfeel, and at 11.5%ABV it's an ass-kicker. Be careful, have fun... MEGAPALE!
  • BuckleDown Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts Lager

    Pale Lager · 4.5% ABV

    Pale Lager brewed with Rockford's own Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
  • BuckleDown Mosaic Twister

    American Pale Ale · 5.3% ABV

    A pale ale swirling with tropical fruit notes. A collaboration across tornado alley... this clean Mosaic-hopped pale ale is a collaboration with the cool cats at Pike's Peak brewing.
  • BuckleDown Saint Miguel

    Tripel · 9.5% ABV

    Light in color, this Belgian-style beer is complex and smooth. It boasts fruity aromatics and a subtle spiciness provided by the traditional Belgian yeast.
  • BuckleDown Something From Nothing

    Saison · 5.1% ABV

    Our entry for The Oak Park Microbrew Review “Replicale” beer. A dry and tasty Saison… with just the right amount of Tart Cherry juice added.
  • BuckleDown Stomp Box

    Stout · 8.0% ABV

    A big, hardy, strongly-roasted ale hopped with Simcoe throughout. Its maltiness is complimented by a hefty hopping schedule and a bit of bitterness in the finish.
  • BuckleDown Suspenders

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Loads of Crystal and Sterling hops lead the way in producing huge citrus and pine aromatics. Hoppiness is supported with a clean, slightly biscuity malt flavor.
  • BuckleDown The Shane

    Stout · 5.3% ABV

    Ike at BuckleDown brewed this Irish Stout in celebration of his son, Shane, turning 1 on St. Patrick's Day.
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About the brewery

BuckleDown Brewing is a small Craft Brewery making bold, flavorful beers in Lyons, IL.

We’ve found that the two qualities that make great brewers (or great anything for that matter) are creativity and determination. These are the principles that inspired a strong Chicago work ethic and the motivation of the artisans and tradesmen who brought it to life here.

We are humbled to take part in what is becoming a world-class craft beer movement in Illinois.

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