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

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Emmett's Brewing Co.

Seasonal Offerings

Old Dundee

Scottish Ale | 5.0% | IBU: 17

Emmett’s Old Dundee 80 Schilling Scottish Ale is made following traditional Scottish brewing methods. Caramelizing the wort in the kettle and stopping fermentation a bit early preserves more of the malty sweetness and gives the beer a fuller mouthfeel.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton

Alter Ego

IPA | 6.9% | IBU: 30

Tropical on the nose because of the heavy amounts of Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops. Rich flavors are smoothed out by Oats and Wheat for a silky body.
Available @ Palatine

Umbel

German 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 @ Palatine

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Available @ Palatine

Choco Chili

Spiced Chocolate Porter | 8.6% | IBU: 12

A robust porter brewed with cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and chipotle peppers. Perfect to warm you up on a cold winter day.
Available @ Palatine, Wheaton, West Dundee

Back Draft

Rauchbier | 5.5% | IBU: 14

Rauch is German for Smoke.. 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

Daily Grind

Coffee Stout | 5.3% | IBU: 12

A rich chocolaty stout with the addition of locally roasted coffee beans. Bittersweet, fruity, chocolate and caramel-like flavors dominate this beer.
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Dundee

Curse

Belgian Quad | 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 @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Dundee

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 malt forward body. We brewed this beer with a good dose of noble hops giving it floral and herbal tones that finish dry, making your mouth beg for another sip.
Available @ Downers Grove

Azacca

Hazy Pale Ale | 5.6% | IBU: 25

A juicy and sessionable pale ale that combines tropical flavors and aromas with a medium body and a malt backbone.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Dundee

Dark Helmet

Schwarzbier | 5.4% | IBU: 21

May the Schwarz be with you! Schwarzbiers are German Black Lagers. The Dark Helmet is a dark, mildly roasted version of the German lager.
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton

Patriot's Pride

American Brown Ale | 6.5% | IBU: 26

Brewed to the American tradition, this brown ale is more chocolaty, slightly more bitter, and has more alcohol than its English predecessor. Balancing a subtle caramel sweetness with dark chocolate undertones, it elicits true American pride; bigger and bolder.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton

French Farmhouse

French Farmhouse Ale | 6.5% | IBU: 20

Farmhouse ales date back to agrarian times in France and Belgium when farmers used to brew beer inside of their farmhouses as a meal supplement. Flavors of dark stone fruits, malt, and caramel are finished off with a subtle Farmhouse funk, typical of the style.
Available @ Palatine, Downers Grove, Wheaton

1 A.M.

English Ordinary Bitter | 5.0% | IBU: 22

This beer is nostalgia in a glass and a nod to Emmett's beers from the past. We brought back this classic so you can get through the days and nights, even if it's at 1AM.
Available @ Downers Grove, Wheaton