Our Beers

Big Twin Double IPA

Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

Big, juicy and citrus aroma. Comes out a bright golden hue. With throwing in Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops, this beer has a luscious mouthfeel. We added Caramel malt to smooth out the end and really balance out the beer. The dry, lingering will keep you asking for more!

The Story:
Just like the Evolution replaced the Shovelhead, our Big Twin DIPA is evolving into a killer 8% intensely hopped, bright double IPA with a dry but bitter finish. Hopped with mandarina and mosaic, it is a superbly well balanced brew

Food Pairings: Salty, cured meats. Strong, stinky cheeses. Our own bleu cheese bison burger or lamb lollichops!

Craft'd IPA

American-Style India Pale Ale

A hopped up IPA that always maintains the same consistent grain bill. However, we craft our IPA with a new twist each time it is expertly brewed!As we know, hop varietals are growing rapidly and we are always attempting to take advantage of them. Our "Craft'd" IPA will always change based on which hops we want to use at the time. Whenever Craft'd is on, make sure you give it a try!

The Story:
Tribes has earned a reputation as being one of the finest craft beer bars pubs in the Chicagoland area. That means that our beer lists are carefully put together to provide the finest in craft beer to our guests that travel from miles away to enjoy our product. Tribes is also known as a hop forward, IPA focused bar. That being said, we wanted to carefully “craft” each batch of our IPA with the same amount of attention and precision of the other great breweries that grace our handles. Although we are much smaller in production, we encourage each drinker to compare our Craft’d IPA to one of their favorites in a side by side comparison. We are certain Tribes will stand up to the test!

Food Pairings: Bold, spicy foods. Savory salads, spicy tomato or pesto dishes.

Daylight Kolsch

German-Style Kolsch

Made with Pilsner and Red Wheat malts. Herbal and floral aromas with a clean, crisp mouth feel and slightly sweet finish

The Story:
We wanted to make a beer that is a clean, drinkable light beer true to the German Kolsch style. This one will make the beer geeks excited while also getting the beginners to enjoy a beautifully crafted light beer.

Food Pairings: Lighter food: chicken, salads, salmon. bratwurst; Monterey jack cheese. To be honest - you can drink a Kolsch with anything! If you are hungery, eat! If you are thirsty, crush some Kolsch!

Halcyon Days

American-Style India Pale Ale

At 100 IBU this DIPA will seriously punch you right in the taste buds. Strong and resinous hop aroma. Bitter bite but smooth, yet lingering finish. Not for the faint of heart.

The Story:
A philosopher said long ago “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery”. Well…Tribes loves Surly Brewing and Todd The Axe Man. While Todd may have left the blustery, freezing winters of Minnesota for the less than balmy winters of Munster, he leaves behind a great beer that is at the top of most “hop heads” list of favorites. By brewing this beer we simply are paying homage and respect to the beer we all love so much. We think it is a great representation of the Axe Man. Try it…you won’t be disappointed!

Food Pairings: Salty, cured meats. Strong, stinky cheeses. Bleu cheese bison burger or lamb lollichops! Most any food that has a strong and distinctive taste profile.

Lincoln-Way Rye

Rye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast

Crystal and Chinook full-hopped character, dark orange hued in color, light on the nose but has a nice spicy/sweet finish. Caramel sweet maltiness with peppery spiciness from the rye. This is the beer that makes "Lincoln-Way" famous!

The Story:
Named for the Lincoln-Way area where the Tribes Beer Company is located. We paid homage to the towns of New Lenox, Frankfort and of course Mokena, IL.

Food Pairings: Herb roasted potatoes, prosciutto, Jamaican-style jerk chicken. Asiago or parmesan cheese

Not My Circus

Belgian-Style Dubbel

This dark amber ale is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, which gives it its fruity, banana and apple like aroma. French and Belgian malts lend notes of raisin and freshly baked bread, both on the pallet and the nose, while the floral spiciness of Noble hops lingers in the background.

Sunshine & Sapphire Saison

Saison

Brewed using Jasmine rice and grapefruit peel, this isn't your average Saison. While both tend to add mostly to the aroma, the crisp flavors of citrus mingle with the bubble-gummy, fruit forward yeast profile. While French malts give this beer its yellowish hue, German Saphir and Czech Saaz hops add balance through their spicy attributes.

The Business End

American-Style Barley Wine Ale

Single El Dorado hopped American style barley wine that his high in both abv and ibu. Big hoppy nose followed by a balanced mid-palate and a slightly caramel finish. This one can do some damage. It definitely drinks smaller than a 9% beer.

The Story:
The “Business End” traditionally means finality…there is no more. Ask any wise guy. He’ll tell ya’. This is a big and bold barley wine that can simply mean “lights out” to any unsuspecting victim. Be careful around this one, or you may not know what hit ya’.

Food Pairings: Stilton and other pungent cheeses and other cured meats often found on charcuterie boards

Tipsy Gypsy Brown Ale

American-Style Brown Ale

A lighter bodied Fall Brown Ale with sweetness from malts and hop notes from dry hopping with cascade

The Story:
This bready, yet lightly hopped brown ale bridges the gap between its aged British roots and its new-age American counterparts. Heritage British floor-malted barley makes a more than suitable bed for a blend of old school and new experimental American hops to lay. Even for a wandering spirit, it tastes of home.

Tribes and Tribulations, Pale

American-Style Pale Ale

Tribes & Tribulations (Ver. 1) is a sessionable Pale Ale at 5% ABV. It gets its light color and moderate sweetness from a malt bill of 100% Golden Promise, from England. It’s citrusy and slightly piney aroma comes from Centennial Hops, from the Pacific Northwest; the only hop in this beer. Though it’s called a “SMASH” beer (Single Malt and Single Hop), it’s one that will definitely not smash your pallet!

Wolf Trail, Double Pale

American-Style Strong Pale Ale

This double pale ale weighs in at 7.5% ABV and 70 IBU's. A blend of two British base malts gives this very approachable beer it's golden color, while the moderate bitterness (for style) and flavors of citrus from Centennial hops balance its crisp dry finish

The Story:
Named after the original Native American name for Wolf Road, which runs between Tribes' original brewpub and it's upcoming production brewery! Plus all the way to Wisconsin!

Zero to 100, Imperial IPA

Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

This beer is intended to be our interpretation, paying homage, to the true west coast style. Expect big, bold and bracing bitterness with tropical fruit notes of mango and grapefruit. Taste the bold and resinous flavor from massive dry hopping. But you better be careful 'cause this brew will take you from 0-100 real fast!

The Story:
At 10% ABV, this bold Imperial IPA will take you on a 0-100 joy ride like no other! Brewery owner, Niall, requested a larger than life West Coast IPA, that he remembered from this past winter on an awesome trip to San Diego the winter of 2015. Brewer David was up for the challenge and succeeded. Question now? Are you up for the challenge?

Food Pairings: Sharp cheddar & pungent cheeses. Oysters (believe it or not!)Grilled meats: perfect with our bison burger with bleu cheese & bacon