Sketchbook Brewing Company

Evanston & Skokie, Illinois

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  • Sketchbook Insufficient Clearance

    IPA · 5.0% ABV

    Packed with juicy flavors of mango, guava, and pineapple smoothie complete with whipped cream texture into an impossibly small space.
  • Sketchbook + BeerMenus Team Unsurpassable Clearance

    NE/Hazy IPA · 7.8% ABV

    Double NEIPA double dry hopped and brewed with Passion fruit.
  • Sketchbook Snowy Owl

    Amber Ale · 5.6% ABV

    Crisp and clean with caramel malts and spicy notes from the rye that are complemented by strong citrus and tropical fruit notes from dry hopping.
  • Sketchbook Unsurpassable Clearance

    Double IPA · 7.8% ABV

    Our NEIPA doublyfied, double dry hopped with Rakau and Mosaic, for that mango, apricot, and some citrus. The orchard in a glass.
  • Sketchbook Honey Bird

    American Pale Ale · 6.5% ABV

    This easy drinking Pale Ale has bright floral and grassy tones with a touch of earthy honey sweetness and a soft, herbal finish from the Thai Basil.
  • Sketchbook Turbulence

    Imperial Stout · 11.0% ABV

    The smooth, rich character of this high alcohol beer stems from complex chocolate and roast malts. Dark Chocolate notes give a touch of sweetness.
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Lapwing

    Scotch Ale · 12.0% ABV

    Rich and sweet, a warming malty treat. Minimal hops and complex secondary malt flavors include earthy notes, caramel flavors, and a hint of peat in the finish.
  • Sketchbook Bud's Corvus

    Dry Stout · 4.7% ABV

    Our dry stout is dark, roasty, bitter. The coffee flavors are balanced with the addition of caramel malts making this beer very easy drinking.
  • Sketchbook Et Tu

    Saison · 6.3% ABV

    A saison with hints of orange peel and other aromas and a slightly peppery body all derived from the Belgian yeast finishing with a light spicy herbal hop
  • Sketchbook Frogtown

    ESB · 5.9% ABV

    A Golden English special bitter with a sophisticated malt profile balanced by a firm hop bitterness.
  • Sketchbook Grodziskie

    Smoked Beer · 4.3% ABV

    A light, Polish smoked wheat beer. This beer carries a load of smoke flavor from the heirloom smoked malt, and a spicy and herbal hop flavor from Saaz hops.
  • Sketchbook Kedzie Street

    Amber Ale · 6.3% ABV

    The deep flavors of darker malts and bright hops characterize this red ale. Like an IPA with added roastiness and bright citrus hops from Michigan
  • Sketchbook Lapwing

    Scotch Ale · 7.8% ABV

    Rich and strong, a warming malty treat. Minimal hops and complex malt flavors including earthy notes with toffee and caramel flavors. Not available for flights!
  • Sketchbook Night Game

    Double IPA · 8.8% ABV

    Double IPA with mosaic hops and Honey. Huge tropical fruit, citrus and floral flavors and aromas. The malt is simple and lends a drier and refreshing IPA.
  • Sketchbook Obstinate

    Altbier · 4.5% ABV

    Crisp, with fruitier malty aromas and flavor, copper colored and medium body.
  • Sketchbook Orange Door

    IPA · 7.2% ABV

    A seriously well balanced IPA that's Dry Hopped twice to bring citrus and piney aromas on a beautiful and complex malt backbone.
  • Sketchbook Ripe Now Farmstand Porter

    Porter · 7.1% ABV

    A substantial, malty dark ale, complex and flavorful with notes of chocolate and light roast. Usually brewed with ripe, seasonal fruits that vary by season.
  • Sketchbook Tripel G

    Tripel · 10.0% ABV

    Our Trappist style Tripel brewed for a drier mouthfeel and hints of pear. This high ABV beer is deliciously deceitful.
  • Sketchbook Back-Alley Abbey

    Dubbel · 7.4% ABV

    This dubbel is reddish brown full of complex malt flavor, creamy, and complex fruity esters from the yeast and highly carbonated - typical of Belgian beers.
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Turbulence

    Russian Imperial Stout · 12.3% ABV

    The smooth, rich character of this high alcohol beer stems from complex chocolate and roast malts. Dark Chocolate notes give a touch of sweetness.
  • Sketchbook Bio Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.4% ABV

    The strong pine and grapefruit aroma and flavor of the hops balance out the rich malt and caramel flavors from the grains.
  • Sketchbook Brabant

    Belgian Strong Ale · 9.7% ABV

    Rich caramel and toast malt flavors accompanied by strong, smooth warming alcohol. Notes of dark dried fruit like raisins and plums. Only ONE 9%+ beer per flight!!
  • Sketchbook Common Culture

    Stout · 5.5% ABV

    Stout brewed with toasted oats. Silky, smooth, and full bodied. Great for drinking by the fire!
  • Sketchbook Cumulus

    German Hefeweizen · 5.5% ABV

    A traditional, refreshing German cloudy wheat beer with a delicate balance of banana and clove aroma and flavor, as the Bavarians like it.
  • Sketchbook Day Game

    IPA · 6.7% ABV

    Day Game is brewed and dry hopped with Mosaic hops for huge tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, and guava. A touch of honey lends a soft finish.
  • Sketchbook Diapason

    Oktoberfest · 5.6% ABV

    A traditional German Style Marzen brewed every Fall to celebrate the Oktoberfest season. Light bodied, and full of complex malt flavors.
  • Sketchbook Grounded

    American Pale Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Organic pale ale with strong pine and grapefruit aroma and flavor of the hops balance out the rich malt and caramel flavors from the grains.
  • Sketchbook Honorable Byron

    Brown Ale · 5.0% ABV

    A hoppy brown ale, showcasing West coast hops that compliment the darker chocolate and caramel malts on this fuller bodied beer.
  • Sketchbook No Parking Amarillo

    American Pale Ale · 4.2% ABV

    American Pale ale with Habanero and Pineapple
  • Sketchbook Nova Reperta

    Saison · 6.0% ABV

    This New World Saison is brewed with Grape Must, an Old World ingredient and is brewed in collaboration with the Newberry Library and the Chicago Brewseum.
  • Sketchbook Red Wine Barrel Aged Tripel G

    Tripel · 10.8% ABV

    Big caramel and vanilla notes with a hint of banana. Dangerously easy drinking!
  • Sketchbook Red Wine Barrel Aged Tripel G with Cherries

    Tripel · 14.2% ABV

    Big caramel and vanilla notes with a hint of banana and a soft sweetness from the cherries. Dangerously easy drinking!
  • Sketchbook Rhizomatic

    Saison · 5.6% ABV

    Spicy rye flavor that complements the natural orange peel and subtle peppery notes from the yeast with subtle cedar and lemon from the fresh ginger.
  • Sketchbook Smoke Signal

    Smoked Beer · 5.3% ABV

    A robust porter right for the weather. Strong dark malts, subtle smoke flavor from cherrywood malt with a smooth sweet finish.
  • Sketchbook Smokey Jack

    Spiced Beer · 6.8% ABV

    Saison made with pumpkins smoked in apple-wood and a dash of pumpkin pie spices. Wild honey and maple syrup lend a hand in providing a drier palate.
  • Sketchbook Sparta Tarta Cider

    Cider · 5.6% ABV

    Apple aroma and flavor are balanced with a touch of acidity in our sessionable cider. Drier and tarter than our common cider with a subtle cherry flavor.
  • Sketchbook The 150

    Saison · 6.0% ABV

    Farmhouse Ale with New Zealand Hops. A collaboration with Lanza Tech, the CarbonSmart company that converts air pollution into ethanol & everyday products...
  • Sketchbook Twice Lucky

    ESB · 4.0% ABV

    This beer is made with English malts and English hops. It is low in carbonation and low in hop flavor, making it a very drinkable and refreshing ale.
  • Sketchbook American Hoppy Brown

    Brown Ale · 7.1% ABV

    American Brown ale with a hop punch.
  • Sketchbook American Stout

    Stout · 5.5% ABV

    This slightly hoppier take on a traditional stout is roasty with dark chocolate notes and a slightly drier finish.
  • Sketchbook Amistosa

    Lager · 5.3% ABV

    Light and refreshing Mexican style Lager. Smooth and full of character. Hopped with Sorachi Ace for a hint of citrus.
  • Sketchbook Apfel Ale

    Fruit Beer · 5.0% ABV

    A light, refreshing, and dry hybrid of a beer and cider.
  • Sketchbook Back Alley Dubbel

    Dubbel · 7.2% ABV

    A strong ale with a complex rich malty character and aromas. Loaded with caramel notes and a touch of banana esters. This beer is warming, soft, and inviting.
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Brabant

    Belgian Strong Ale · 12.0% ABV

    Named in honor of a mythical hero of Belgium legend, our Belgian style Dark Ale contains notes of stone fruits, candi sugar, and dates...
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Central Street Stout

    Barrel Aged · 10.0% ABV

    Barrel Aged Sketchbook Turbulence with Backlot's Flying Squirrel Coffee and Spice House Cocoa Nibs and Cinnamon. Collaboration with Beer on Central.
  • Sketchbook Barrel-Aged Defiant Roots

    Dubbel · 10.9% ABV

    Defiant Roots is where soft caramel, cherry, and raisin notes mix, mingle, and mutate (like the many musical genres in the Bloodshot wheelhouse) with the flavors of charred oak and whiskey barrel spiciness.
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Porter

    Porter · 8.5% ABV

    A substantial, malty dark ale, complex and flavorful with notes of chocolate and light roast. Brewed and aged with ripe, Michigan Cherries.
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Ripe Now

    Barrel Aged · 8.7% ABV

    Rich, bitter, dark chocolate notes paired with a soft cranberry jam layer. Barrel aged for one year in Few Bourbon Barrels. Not available for flights!
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Turbulence +1 Variation

    Barrel Aged · 12.3% ABV

    The smooth, rich character of this high alcohol beer stems from complex chocolate and roast malts. Dark Chocolate notes give a touch of sweetness...
  • Sketchbook Barrel Aged Turbulence w/coffee

    Barrel Aged · 10.0% ABV

    Turbulence Imperial Stout aged in F.E.W. Spirits' Bourbon and Rye barrels. Smooth and rich, with dark chocolate notes...
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About the brewery

A Community-Supported Brewery since November 2014. With breweries and taprooms in both Evanston and Skokie Illinois, Sketchbook creates a common culture among local craft beer enthusiasts.

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