IPA, ABV: 7.3%, IBU: 60
At Aleman, we’ve been partying like it’s 1999 since, well 1999. So what better way to ring in the new year than with an IPA cut from the mold of The Artist - aka The Prince of Funk, aka His Royal Badness, aka The Purple One - himself.
The PartyMan blends the bright flavors and aromas of Zythos, Citra, Chinook, and Mandarina Bavaria hops with a healthy dose of concord grapes into a Sexy M.F. worthy of raising a glass to the New Year.
Double IPA, ABV: 8.9%, IBU: 65
Chicago’s relationship to the mob is a long and sordid one. From John Dillinger to Al Capone, Chicago has seen more than its share of unsavory characters over the years. For better or worse, these figures are an inextricable part of our city’s DNA and continue to capture the darkest parts of our imagination. For obvious reasons, nobody captures our imagination quite like Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who rose to prominence in the 60’s and 70’s as an enforcer for the Outfit.
As such, we provide an homage to Chicago’s seedy underbelly with the HitMan – a leg-breaking Double IPA brewed with Mosaic hops and Ekuanot Lupulin Powder that would even make Scarface shiver. Because while these notorious, larger-than-life icons have largely come and gone, one could argue their corrupt influence is as alive as ever.
Weizenbock, ABV: 8.6%, IBU: 11
When the Biblical Magi, Gaspar, Balthasar, and Melchior, descended upon Bethlehem, it is widely known that the came to honor the arrival of Baby J with offerings of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. What rarely gets mentioned is the growler of futuristic weizenbock and appropriately stemmed glassware they brought for Momma Mary and Poppa Joseph.
Our newest holiday seasonal merges our appreciation for less prevalent styles and the opportunity to experiment with a traditional German style we hold in very high regard. Our take combines elements of the tradition with seasonally festive flavors.
Extra Pale Ale, ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 35
Our Mother used to tell us that big things often come in small packages. We bring that adage to life with our latest seasonal offering, LittleMan. This tiny crusher makes other beers look like they are overcompensating for something. He may be a Little Man, but he’s everything you need him to be.
Light and flavorful with just enough wheat for body and a blend of Pacifica, Saaz, Simcoe, and Citra for a refreshing hop bite.
Sweet Stout, ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 20
Chicago winters are not for the faint of heart. And while some may despise our four-month, city-wide hibernation, we embrace the shift towards meals that stick to your ribs and beers that put hair on your chest. There would be no light without the dark. And no day without the night. So as the days get shorter and the nights get longer, put down your lawnmower beer and embrace the necessary evil that makes our summers so special to begin with.
Notes of chocolate, darkly roasted coffee, vanilla, and sasparilla over a rich malt base.
Blonde Stout, ABV: 6.7%, IBU:20
Teddy Roosevelt once described his foreign policy thusly, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Seems like sound advice for everything from foreign policy to the art of seduction to…beer. Most stouts are eager to announce their presence with authority, leaving little to the imagination before following through with a dark, roasty flavor profile. However, a true StickMan doesn’t need to shout it from the rooftops. He (or she) just gets the job done. Thus, our latest seasonal offering combines the unassuming visual of a light cream ale with the full-flavored hubris of an American stout. Consider this the base line as we explore the nonsensical realm of blonde stouts with increasingly intense iterations.
Coffee, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, vanilla, and orange all wrapped in a light, dry package.
Double Pale Ale, ABV: 8.1%, IBU: 60
Our ecto-inspired double pale ale sets out to brighten up seasonal draft lineups across the city by combining the supernatural splendor of Halloween with the nostalgia of Hi-C Ecto Cooler. We blended a bunch of American and New Zealander hops and crossed the streams with a ton of fresh tangerine juice and orange zest for a beer that drinks like a “nimble little Minx”. Why? Because we are sick of pumpkin-spiced bullsh*t, and because bustin’ makes us feel good!
Citra, Mosaic, Waimea, and El Dorado hops and fresh tangerines provide a juicy, citrusy punch with just the right amount of bitterness.