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

Come by tonight 3/20 for our Revolution Brewery event, 5-9pm!

A little Crazy

Belgo-style Pale Ale | 6.8% ABV

Pilsner malt base provides a nice toasty flavor with hints of caramel and enough fermentable sugar to make this a rather substantial beer.  Pilsner malt is the base with a little carapils and belgian caramunich malt to finish out the bill. The hops used in the brewhouse are Magnum, Cascade, and Citra with a dryhop blend of Citra, and Cascade. This drives home the aromas of fresh citrus rind to make this a very drinkable and extremely aromatic Belgian American Pale Ale.  A Little Crazy was the 2012 Great American Beer Festival Bronze medal.

T.V. Party

Rye India Pale Ale7.6% ABV | 80 IBU

The latest in the Repo Man soundtrack series, this rye IPA is clean and refreshing.  Brewed with 2-row malt and flaked rye for toasty, nutty undertones up front, with a huge hop flavor and aroma from the Amarillo, and Fuggle hops finish out this brew.

Jukebox Hero

Black India Pale Ale | 7.5% ABV | 75 IBU

This black IPA is bursting with crisp, clean bitterness and layers of wonderful American hop character. Pale Ale, Munich and Naked Golden Oats give a toasty malt backbone with a smooth mouthfeel. The dark ominous color comes from the Chocolate Malt and the de-husked highly roasted malt. Amarillo, Citra, Chinook, Centennial, and Warrior Make up the many layers of hops that contrast with the roasty malt and lend bitterness as well as aromas and flavors of fresh citrus fruit, pine, fresh cut mint and fresh flowers.

Straight Jacket

Barrel-Aged Barley Wine | 13% ABV | 55 IBU

A strong ale to warm your insides in the dead of winter. Pours a dark mahogany color with a mild amount of carbonation and a somewhat lighter body than would be expected of this style beer. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves to remind you of the time spent in the barrel.


Full Mardi Gras Menu including Cajun Creole combos for $18.95

Prairie Moon will feature live jazz on Fat Tuesday starting at 7pm. with the Roy McGrath Jazz Combo

Mardi Gras Specials


Join us for Rib-O-Rama Barbecue Festival Thursday 2/20 – Sat 2/22
* A taste of our sister restaurant “Wheatberry” in Buchanan, MI & our newest venture, “Moxee”, soon to open at 724 Maxwell in Chicago!* See the menu.


Come enjoy the holidays on us! Monday December 23rd, 8:30 pm to close.

  • Special rotating holiday draughts $4 pint
  • Holiday Beer Flights $7
  • Jingle Juice Cocktail (Grey Goose Cherry Smash) $6
  • Special Red & White Wines $5 glass

The Day B-4, It’s An E-Town Tradition! Dance floor with DJ Aubrey McCauley & Guests NO COVER quality drinks 4 quality people

Beer Specials Featuring
  • Evanston’s First Brewery -Temperance “Gate Crasher” IPA Pints
  • Anchor Lager Pints
  • Gosling’s Dark & Stormy’s
  • Tito’s Fresh Vodka Collins
  • Lumina Pinot Grigio
  • Primal Roots Red Blend


ALL  B – $4 EACH!

Hello Prairie Moon fans

If you have wound up here on this site please make note that this will be the new home of Prairie Moon, this site is currently under construction and should be ready for public consumption in a few weeks. Feel free to look around and check out this blog as it should have fairly current information. Thanks for your patience as we get up to speed with everything.

Thanks for your time, The Prairie Moon Staff.

TONIGHT–Please join us tonight for a special tapping of Firestone Walker Brewing Company‘s “Parabola 2013.” This limited release brew is a tasty Russian Imperial Stout aged for 8 years in bourbon barrels. Come on by and help us show a warm welcome to the 2013 GABF Mid-Size Brewery of The Year!

We’ll have a Firestone Flight of 4 featuring the Parabola 2013, Pivo Hoppy Pils, Wookey Jack, and Double Jack. Attached is tonight’s special food pairing menu to complement each brew. Representatives from the brewery will be in house to talk to you about the beer, and to give away some cool Firestone Walker gear (while supplies last) with the purchase of the featured $10 flight. Hope to see you tonight! Cheers

Greetings Craft Beer Aficionados,

Chicago Craft Beer Week 2013 is in full swing, but before you overdose on fine craft brews, I want all of you to know about our special event with Revolution and Half Acre…two of our favorite local breweries. On Friday, May 24, beginning at 5pm, we will be tapping no less than 10 kegs of various Revolution and Half Acre brews. We have a tons of fantastic stuff from these two breweries, and folks from both will be present to talk brewing and drink beer with you. The list of beer is long, and I won’t be able to tell you exactly when each will be available, but it’s guaranteed that something special will be pouring whenever you decide to stop by.

From Half Acre Beer Company:

Akari Shogun, Pony Pils, Double Galactic Daisy Cutter, Fiscal Cliff, Vallejo, The Hammer, The Bullet & The Vise, Chocolate Camaro, Daisy Cutter, Crystal Nord

From Revolution Brewing:

Mean Gene, Bean Gene, Rosa, Anti-Hero, Galaxy Hero, Fiscal Cliff, Cross of Gold, Mother of Exiles, Very Mad Cow, Crystal Hero, Double Fist, Coup d’Etat, Bottom Up, A Little Crazy

If you’re interested in craft beer, this really is a “can’t miss” event. See y’all Friday.


Phil Z.
Minister of Beer, Prairie Moon