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About Us

Background

We are a small, family-run, saison-focused brewery in Lombard, Illinois brewing 1.5-barrel batches. Saison is a style that was born in the Belgian and French countryside, traditionally consumed by field laborers. We believe saisons should be dry, relatively low in alcohol, highly carbonated, and thirst quenching.    


Our saisons take inspiration from Old World traditions, but also incorporate American and other New World fruit and hops. We emphasize the use of oak and fermentation with yeast and bacteria outside of traditional brewer’s yeast. We use Midwestern ingredients when possible. 


Our individual beers are based on concepts and, like wine, will vary from batch to batch; our production is entirely manual without any automation. We believe in subtlety of flavor and that saisons are often, though not always, enhanced by a bit of lemonade or wine-like tartness, though not by outright acidity. We plan to create beers that we enjoy, and hope that our community will embrace them too.  

Core Beers

Saison Meer: Blonde mixed fermentation saison brewed with Midwestern ingredients and aged in oak.  Currently brewed with grain from Indiana and Ohio, hops from Illinois and Michigan, Lake Michigan water, and our house fermentation blend.


Saison Auran: Mixed fermentation saison brewed with citrus zest and rose hips.


Saison Amer: Hoppy, slightly more bitter mixed fermentation saison brewed with a rotating blend of hops.


Saison Avec: Rotating series of blonde mixed fermentation saisons focusing on individual ingredients, including fruit, spices, and interesting hops.  A Saison Meer base beer will often become Saison Avec with the introduction of non-Midwestern ingredients.


Bière de Pieces: A series of blended barrel-aged saisons.

Contact Us

Contact Information

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Location

844 N Ridge Ave, Lombard, IL 60148

Availability

We are not currently open to the public, but plan to eventually have a taproom in Lombard.  For now, keep an eye on our Facebook page (link below) for information about where our beers are available.