Proudly brewing traditional beer
since 1999

It’s just 40 feet from the Emmett’s brewhouse to the tap that fills your glass — just 40 feet in which our beer is fermented, conditioned, filtered, and served. Beer is always best enjoyed at its source and it doesn’t get much fresher than this. Can’t make it to the brewery? We also package our beer! For the best at-home experience, keep your Emmett’s brews cold and enjoy them within 120 days of the packed-on date.

A Neighborhood beer for neighborly people

We are traditional brewers using traditional ingredients — water, malt, hops, and yeast. No syrups or extracts here. We pride ourselves on bringing the world of beer to our friends and neighbors, and we spare no expense doing so. When you try a German Pilsener or English Pale Ale at Emmett’s, we promise that your pint is as close to the original as you can get. Our ingredients are sourced from the country of origin. Sure it costs more to brew beer that way, but our reputation rides on every pint. Maybe that’s why Emmett’s has been recognized for outstanding beer both locally, nationally, and internationally.

Munich Light

Helles Lager

ABV 4.5% IBU 18

Brewed for the beer hall in Helles lager style – bright, malty sweet, and barely bitter. Effervescent shine
echoes golden Bavarian summers in the Alps as a crisp finish ushers in autumn’s Oktoberfest with a mighty
“oom-pah-pah!”

Food Pairings

Aged cheeses, game, barbecue and pastas

Availability

Year Round

Style

Helles Lager

Origin of Style

Germany

Yeast

Lager

Flavor

Soft Malt

Aroma

Spiced Biscuit

Bitterness0%
Maltiness0%
Body0%

World’s End

New World India Pale Ale

ABV 6.8% IBU 80

Tropical fruit aromas beckon the voyager onward as hop bitterness steadies the course. Malt sweetness flows even-keeled with the hoppy citrus zest as you’re swept away in a crash of white foam. Equal parts smooth sailing and wild ride.

Food Pairings

Adventures in spice. Thai heat, fiery chicken wings, curried meats & veggies

Availability

Year Round

Style

New World IPA

Origin of Style

USA

Yeast

London ESB

Flavor

Tropical Hop

Aroma

Island Fruits

Bitterness0%
Maltiness0%
Body0%

Peace Keeper

American Wheat Ale

ABV 5.3% IBU 45

Bright citrus, a malty middle, and refreshing fruit twang join forces for a harmonious American wheat. Lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit aromas keep the troops happy during lazy, hazy peacetime. Ceasefire or not, our beer’s the bomb!

Food Pairings

Fresh flavors. Summer fruits, green salads, lime-marinated pork, grilled meats.

Availability

Year Round

Style

American Wheat Ale

Origin of Style

USA

Yeast

American Ale

Flavor

Refreshing Twang

Aroma

Tropical Fruits

Bitterness0%
Maltiness0%
Body0%

Melee

Deliberation Ale

ABV 5.5%   20 IBU

Toasty malts from Munich and Vienna collide with German noble hops for a stock ale that’ll ravage your senses. Armed with hop bitterness to balance the sweetness & a spicy, herbal aroma. Consider your tastebuds conquered.

Food Pairings

Comfort food. Smokey barbecue, aged cheeses, earthy game, piles of pasta.

Availability

Year Round

Style

Deliberation Ale

Origin of Style

England

Yeast

American Ale

Flavor

Sweet Caramel Malt

Aroma

Spicy & Herbal

Bitterness0%
Maltiness0%
Body0%

Cow Tipper

Milk Stout

ABV 5.7%   20 IBU

How sweet it is to be brewed by moo! Milk sugars dole out notes of rich, roasted chocolate, sweetened espresso, and hints of caramel. We corral these creamy, dreamy flavors for a brew that’ll turn your stout-loving world upside down.

Food Pairings

Sweeter stuff. Buttery cheeses, barbecue beef, ice cream, black forest cake.

Availability

Year Round

Style

Milk Stout

Origin of Style

England

Yeast

American Ale

Flavor

Creamy Chocolate

Aroma

Mocha

Bitterness0%
Maltiness0%
Body0%

Find Our Beer

Chicago Beverage Systems
441 N Kilbourn Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Phone: (773) 826-4100
Burke Beverage
4900 Vernon Ave
McCook, Illinois 60525
Phone: (708) 389-8200
Hayes Beer Dist. Co
12160 S. Central Ave
Alsip, Illinois 60803
Phone: (708) 389-8200
Joseph Mullarkey Distributing
200 Ridge Dr.
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Phone: (847) 724-4000
Town and Country Distributors
1050 Ardmore Ave.
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Phone: (630) 250-0590
Kloss Distributing
1333 Northwestern Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 336-5610
Email: kloss@klossdistributing.com
Euclid Beverage Ltd.
200 Overland Dr.
North Aurora, Illinois 60542
Phone: (630) 801-2337
Chas. Herdrich and Son
4040 Dayton St.
McHenry, Illinois 60050
herdrich@chasherdrich.com
Phone: (815) 385-0016
Kozol Brothers, Inc.
2010 S. Briggs St.
Joliet, Illinois 60433
Phone: (815) 722-8335
Euclid Beverage Ltd. (West)
1201 Enterprise Ave.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Phone: (800) 430-4280
Hayes Beer Dist. Co
1819 Elmwood Road
Rockford, Illinois 61103
Phone: (815) 877-0225

Town and Country Distributors
1050 Ardmore Ave.
Itasca, Illinois 60143
(630) 250-0590
Website

 

Kloss Distributing
1050 Ardmore Ave.
1333 Northwestern Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 336-5610
kloss@klossdistributing.com

 

Euclid Beverage Ltd.
200 Overland Dr.
North Aurora, Illinois 60542
(630) 801-2337
Website

 

Chas. Herdrich and Son
4040 Dayton St.
McHenry, Illinois 60050
herdrich@chasherdrich.com
(815) 385-0016
Website

Chicago Beverage Systems
441 N Kilbourn Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60624
(773) 826-4100
Website

 

Burke Beverage
4900 Vernon Ave
McCook, Illinois 60525
(708) 688-2000
Website

 

Hayes Beer Dist. Co
12160 S. Central Ave
Alsip, Illinois 60803
(708) 389-8200
Website

 

Joseph Mullarkey Distributing
200 Ridge Dr.
Glenview, Illinois 60025
(847) 724-4000
Website

Kozol Brothers, Inc.
2010 S. Briggs St.
Joliet, Illinois 60433
(815) 722-8335

 

Euclid Beverage Ltd. (West)
1201 Enterprise Ave.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
(800) 430-4280

Interested in teaming up with Emmett’s?
Contact Our Sales Representative, Jeff Sammarco!
Emmett's Brewing Co.

Seasonal Offerings

Summer Camp

Kolsch | 4.7% | IBU: 23

Smooth, Crisp, Balanced and Delicate. This hybrid beer is as refreshing as the Alps themselves.
Available @ Palatine

Umbel

Pilsner | 5.0% | IBU: 38

Umbel Pils is an extra crisp true German Pilsner. This lager is hoppy, dry, bitter and sweet....everything a German Pilsner should be. The "umbel" is a central point of a hop bine from where each individual hop flower grows.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton

Backstabber

Black IPA | 5.2% | IBU: 81

Don't be afraid of the dark! This black IPA has huge hop flavor balanced with caramel malt flavors.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Glutenladen

Hefeweizen | 5.3% | IBU: 8

The strong aromas of banana and clove characterize this Hefeweizen. There is a hint of vanilla with a tart acidity similar to a lemon. More carbonated than most beers, the Hefe is refreshing and thirst quenching....the perfect beer!
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton

Dry Hopped Sour

Kettle Sour | 4.5% | IBU: 12

A tart and refreshing ale. Reminiscent of grapefruit juice although there is no fruit added to this beer. Soured in the kettle with lactobacillus bacteria.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton, West Dundee

Hot Mess

Belgian Blond | 6.2% | IBU: 18

A malty sweet Belgian style ale. Fruity esters dominate the aroma and flavor. Medium body with a creamy mouth feel.
Available @

Fortune Hunter

Maibock | 6.7% | IBU: 24

Ring in the season of warm weather with this beautifully smooth, strong lager. A perfect balance between malt breadiness and floral hops make this 6.7% ABV lager exceptionally drinkable.
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, West Dundee

1871

Pre-Prohibition Lager | 5.9% | IBU: 23

A refreshing beer with a bit more hops and malt than your typical American lager. It gets its name from the year our West Dundee building was built.
Available @ Wheaton, West Dundee

Continental Shift

Belgian Pale Ale | 5.8% | IBU: 30

A fruity, mildly bitter pale ale. Dry hopped with citrus forward hops.
Available @ Wheaton

Auto Pilot - Mosaic

Session IPA | 4.5%% | IBU: 40

Auto Pilot Mosaic is a part of our Auto Pilot Session IPA series featuring rotating hops. Mosaic hops bring an assortment of aromas and flavors including mango juice, lemon and papaya.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Dundee

Double Vendetta

Imperial Red Ale | 7.7% | IBU: 55

We took our Vendetta American Red Ale and made it Bigger, Hoppier, and Redder. Heavy caramel notes from the malt bill play with a combination of fruity and piney hops.
Available @ Wheaton

Alpenhorn

Weizenbock | 6.1% | IBU: 15

A more robust version of our Hefeweizen, this Weizenbock tastes and smells like your grandmother's banana bread. The bready flavor is accompanied by flavors of banana and spice to help you transition into weather that's nice.
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton

Idle Hands

Amber Lager | 6% | IBU: 30

Got Idle Hands? Keep them busy by drinking this crisp lager. The breadiness of this beer is balanced out by a light touch of noble hops making it easy to have another.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton

Oatmeal Milk Stout

American Stout | 6.2% | IBU: 20

This silky smooth sweet stout (say that five times fast) delivers flavors of dark chocolate, oatmeal, caramel, and roastiness. We used milk sugar in the brewing process to give it a pleasant creamy finish excellent for pairing with grilled meats and desserts.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton

Anvil

Irish Dry Stout | 4.2% | IBU: 20

You know spring is near when Anvil is here. This medium bodied Irish Dry Stout is simple and classic. Sweetness and bitterness dance among nitrogen to welcome in the warming weather.
Available @ Palatine, West Dundee

Defiance

Irish Red Ale | 5.4% | IBU: 21

A beer brewed in the spirit of celebration. A hearty ale full of malty and caramel flavors. Hoist this classic Irish red ale in the spirit of Irish Defiance!
Available @ Wheaton

Monastery Hill

German Bock | 7.0% | IBU: 23

This beer is a showcase for Munich malt. This German lager has sweet bread-like flavors in spades.
Available @ Wheaton

Ambassador

Vienna Lager | 5.6%% | IBU: 28

This style of lager showcases Vienna malts that impart a toasted bread crust characteristic coupled with a medium malty forward body. We brewed this beer with a good dose of noble hops giving it a floral and herbal tones that finish dry, making your mouth beg for another sip.
Available @ Wheaton, West Dundee

Blitzkrieg

German Altbier | 5.1% | IBU: 40

The name Altbier, which means old beer, refers to the pre-lager brewing method of using a warm top-fermenting yeast. Over time the Alt yeast adjusted to lower temperatures, and the Alt brewers would store or lager the beer after fermentation, leading to a cleaner, crisper beer.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton