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

Hopfenweisse

Hoppy German Weissbier | 6.7%% | IBU: 35

A hoppy wheat beer that highlights a modern German Hop: Mandarina Bavaria. Accentuated by Citra and Huell Melon hops, our Hopfenweisse gives off a vibrant, striking orange aroma that is matched by a light bitter orange wash of the palate. Banana and clove from the weizen yeast.
Available @ Downers Grove

Citra Lager

Hoppy Lager | 5%% | IBU: 60

This hop-forward lager showcases tropical and citrus hops to pack a pungent aroma of fruits from below the equator. Supported by a slight malty sweetness, the tangerine flavors are followed by a dry and bitter bite. Just what the hop lover ordered!
Available @ Downers Grove

Spectre

Brut IPA | 7.3%% | IBU: 24

A heavily dry-hopped Simcoe and Mosaic IPA that is made especially dry through a unique process. Clean, dry, and very aromatic. Not made with Champagne yeast or grapes!
Available @ Downers Grove

Big Ben

English IPA | 5.6%% | IBU: 50

A nod to the original IPA, this English IPA exemplifies everything British. Using all English malt, hops, and yeast, this beer combines herbal, floral and fruity notes with a firm bitterness, supported by a malt backbone.
Available @ Downers Grove

Curse

Belgian Quadrupel Ale | 10.5%% | IBU: 30

Full bodied, rich, and decadent. This Belgian Quadrupel ale has everything going for it...Simple malt bill, low impact hop bitterness, and plenty of Belgian yeast character. Dark fruit and spice flavors balance out the 10.5 ABV. Warm slightly for a true taste of the Curse.
Available @ Downers Grove

Auto Pilot

Session IPA | 4.4% | IBU: 68

Auto Pilot Mosaic/Amarillo is a part of our Auto Pilot Session IPA series featuring rotating hops. The Mosaic and Amarillo hops bring an assortment of aromas and flavors including grapefruit, lemon and bubble gum.
Available @ West Dundee

Dark Horse

Dunkelweizen | 4.9% | IBU: 8

A cousin of the German Hefeweizen, this Dunkelweizen balances aromas and flavors of banana and clove with a slight toasted bread crust finish. Despite its dark color, it is deceptively light and smooth making it an excellent choice for the colder months.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Dundee

Greed

Belgian Dubbel | 6.7% | IBU: 17

A malt forward Belgian ale. Belgian candi syrup gives this beer rich flavors of dark fruits.
Available @ West Dundee

Uncharted

Dampfbier | 4.5% | IBU: 20

Dampf is German for steam. Aroma of banana and clove give way to a malty but somewhat dry, amber ale
Available @ West Dundee

1 AM

Session Ale | 5.0% | IBU:

This beer is nostalgia in a glass and a nod to Emmett’s beers from the past. We brought back this classic for the summer so you can get through those hot summer days and nights, even if its at 1AM.
Available @ Wheaton

Back Draft

Rauchbier | 5.5% | IBU: 15

Back Draft is a smoked lager style that originates from Bamberg, Germany. German malts create a smooth malt beer with just enough smoke to pair great with any BBQ.
Available @ Wheaton, West Dundee

Back Nine

German Pilsner | 5.0% | IBU:

Back Nine is an ultra crisp, true German Pilsner. Dry, hoppy and bitter, everything a German Pilsner should be.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Dortmunder Mifflin

Dortmunder Lager | 5.2% | IBU:

Originating from the former German steel town of Dortmund, this light-colored German lager is just a bit hoppier than our Munich Light.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Glütenladen

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 summer beer!
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Guilt Trip

Robust Porter | 6.5% | IBU: 30

Malty sweetness, roasty, cocoa and caramel balance beautifully with the healthy dose of earthy English hops. Dark fruit esters emanate from the light carbonation.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Mad King

Oktoberfest | 6.0% | IBU: 20

It's that time of year again! You didn't make it to Munich this year, so we brought a taste of Munich to you in the form of our very own Oktoberfest Lager. This light, yet malty beer is meant to enjoy more than one of, so drink up and celebrate. DAS OKTOBERFEST!
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Sinister Mind

Munich Dunkel | 4.6% | IBU: 18

Dunkel is the German word for "dark," and describes this clean and enjoyable Munich-style dark lager. This beer balances malt-forward flavors with a hint of noble hops to produce a smooth and pleasant drinking experience that will leave you wanting more.
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton

St. Hubbins

English Summer Ale | 4.4% | IBU: 23

Take a trip to England and picture yourself sipping this well balanced summer ale in your favorite English garden. This beer balances floral and fruit aroma that finishes with a subtle biscuit flavor. David St. Hubbins would've enjoyed several pints of this.
Available @ Wheaton

Summer Camp Kolsch

German Kolsch Ale | 4.8% | IBU: 23

Smooth, crisp, balanced and delicate. This hybrid summer beer is as refreshing as the Alps themselves.
Available @ Wheaton

White IPA

White IPA | 5.8% | IBU: 68

An American IPA made with Belgian Wit yeast. Fruity hops combine with a spicy yeast character in a crisp refreshing summertime IPA.
Available @ Wheaton