We’ve got more tasty brew comin’ at your taste buds! Join us Thursday, 5/29, as we welcome 5 Rabbit Cervezeria to Prairie Moon!

If you love 5 Rabbit as much as we do, stop by and chat with representatives from the brewery from 7-9 p.m. We’ll have four of their beers on tap, so you can try them all in a flight of four (5 oz pours), or enjoy a pint of your favorite!

Here’s the draught lineup:

Missionario (6.8% ABV)

Latin culture is a complex stew of native traditions, European colonization and modern history. This wheat beer commemorates the earliest stages of contact between East and West, and those intrepid souls who made the journey to a wild and unknown land, setting up the chain of missions dotting the west coast of the Americas, from Chile to California. This beer starts with a wheat beer base, substantial at 6.8%/vol. Then uses muscat of Alexandria, an ancient grape belonging to a family of “aromatic” grapes that the Greeks brought to Egypt. These were known to grow in misson gardens, and are still used in Southern Europe for sweet or dessert wines. They have a perfumy, aromatic quality that punches through the wheat and malt flavors. Beyond that, this beer is a showcase of all the other things the missions cultivated: figs, oranges, dates, almonds, apples, pears, stonefruit and probably more. This year’s beer will feature a lovely topnote of Aldrich almonds from a small California grower.

Gran Missionario (8.3% ABV)

Gran Wheat Beer. Flaked wheat and oats add a rich creaminess to the base beer. Then muscat of Alexandria, an “aromatic” grape grown at the Spanish missions are added. They have a perfumy, spicy quality that punches through the wheat and malt flavors. In honor of the many other crops grown in Mission gardens, pears were chosen for this version of Gran Missionario. The beer is creamy, off-dry and fruity in a most complex way, with aromas of flowers and spice. A new hop variety, Hallertau Blanc, adds additional fruity aroma notes, complementing the Belgian yeast strain.

Huitzi (8.5-9% ABV)

A Belgian Strong Golden Ale, brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malt, Glacier hops and Belgian yeast. In addition ginger, chamomile, Thai palm sugar, and local Chicago honey make up the flavor profile and hibiscus flowers give this beer a nice shade of pink. Huitzi is a winter beer that doesn´t wallow in the dark cold days of this season. Like it’s namesake, the Aztec hummingbird god Huitzilopoctli who smashed the winter to allow the sun to return, Huitzi looks forward to the brighter promise of spring.

Ki’Chun (9.5% ABV)

Ki’Chun is a Mayan name meaning “tasty start,” which refers to the new calendar cycle for which this beer was first brewed. Fresh and dried Chanterelle mushrooms bring an ethereal apricot perfume, blending perfectly with the Vienna and melanoidin malts and toasted oats, amplified by the exotic fruitiness of New Zealand Rakau hops. Dark Thai palm sugar lightens the body a bit and makes this 9.5% alc/vol beer dangerously drinkable while a Belgian yeast strain offers further aromatic complexity.

 

Hope you can make it. Cheers!

Join us next Thursday from 5-9 p.m. as we welcome Firestone Walker Brewing Co to Prairie Moon!

We’ll have four of their brews on tap. Try all four of them in a flight, or enjoy a pint of your favorite! Here’s the line-up:

Opal Saison (7.5% ABV)

  • Bringing down the Farmhouse! This dry-hopped saision is Firestone Walker’s interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style, and boasts a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting notes of lemongrass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast creates a complex yet dry beer with hints of citrus and stone fruit, then ending in a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness comes from Styrian Golding, Amarillo, and Hallertau Blanc (Dry Hop) and is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.

Velvet Merlin (5.5% ABV)

  • A decadent oatmeal stout. Velvet Merlin offers robust cocoa and espresso aromas with subtle hop nuances from US grown Fuggle hops. Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, and Oats (15%) make up the extensive grain bill. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish create the perfect balance in this full-bodied stout. Ideal for sipping in the winter months or at the end of a meal.

Parabola (14% ABV)

  • A Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout–one of the most aggressively and sought-after offerings from the brewery. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. The grains that make up this monster beer are Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Carafa, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, and Roasted Barley. Rich, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company.

Wookey Jack (8.3% ABV)

  • An unfiltered Black Rye IPA–a unique twist on the Cascadian Dark Ale style. Wookey Jack offers true hop aroma to rival most IPAs, with pungent citrus and herbal hop nuances, a hint of peppery rye and earthiness on the nose. Big roasty malt flavors come from Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Dash of Cara-Rye, Midnight Wheat from Briess, De-Bittered Black Malt (Weyermann – Germany/Patagonia malting – Chile), and just a Dash of Wookey dust. German Magnum (bittering), Citra & Amarillo (flavor/aroma and double dry-hopped) make for a balanced hop bitterness while spicy rye offers a full and complex texture with a refined bittered finish. A truly different IPA for dark beer fans. Wookey Jack won the Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2012 and 2013.

See you Thursday!

Join us this Sunday for our 13th annual Easter Brunch!

For just $19.95, you’ll enjoy two replenished buffets–one sweet, one savory–along with bottomless coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and a complimentary Mimosa, Mango Mimosa, or glass of Champagne! Children the age of 9 and under eat for $9.95.

Call us today to make your reservation–(847) 864.8328

Check out the menus here:

Savory BuffetSweet Buffet