Seasonal Beers We Have Tapped

You'll find our signature beers on tap at every Granite City Food & Brewery, plus several seasonal or specialty beers. Whatever your beer preference, we have the perfect brew for you!

Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include:  The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), Batch 1000 (Double IPA), The Northern (American Lager), Prairie Vixen (Hefeweizen), and Broad Axe (Oatmeal Stout). Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.

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Gold Fever

Belgian Strong Ale

A very Unique yeast strain with origins in Belgian 'spontaneous fermentation' provides the most prominent flavors in the Gold. A beautiful golden-colored ale, with strong fruity, spicy and malty flavors. Belgian Golden ales are a perfect introduction to the world of Belgian beers. Subtle hints of apple, pear, cinnamon and clove meld with hearty maltiness to yield a clean, slightly-sweet ale with a crisp finish. This beer is very drinkable but be careful; this beer is strong and should be sipped and savored.

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Color: Golden
Body: Full
ABV: 7.8%
IBU: 29.5

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Burning Barn

Irish Red Ale

Enjoy a caramel, almost candy-like taste, complimented by a balanced hoppiness with hints of dried stone fruit at the finish. An easy drinking red ale that is sure to please.

Style: Irish-Style Red Ale
Color: Ruby Red
Body: Medium
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 19.2

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KD's Gone CoCo

Coconut Stout

Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, coconut, with hints of caramel and vanilla. A creamy smooth body that finishes slightly sweet.

Style: Stout
Color: Black
Body: Medium
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 29.3

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Out With The Auld

Schwarzbier

Our schwarzbier has aromas of roasted nuts and dark chocolate with a slightly dry light body. Enjoy a roasted grain flavor with bittersweet chocolate notes. Considered a soul lifting beer, with depth of color and taste, that make a great winter alternative for the New Year.

Style: Schwarzbier
Color: Black
Body: Light
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 27.9

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Elf's Tale

Winter Warmer

Brewed in time for honored holiday traditions and storytelling, you’ll find this beer to have aromas of spicy cinnamon with flavors of up front sweetness with toasted caramel and light fruit taste. Heavy spice notes from the tea, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, clove, whole black pepper, cardamom, ginger that finish with a slight bite.

Style: Spice Beer
Color: Dark Amber
Body: Full
ABV: 8.0%
IBU: 28

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Zug Zwang

Vanilla Porter

All the roasted and chocolate flavor that you'd expect from a classic Porter. The addition of real vanilla bean adds unparalleled complexity and a rich, smooth, caramel flavor.

Style: Vanilla Porter
Color: Dark Brown
Body: Full
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 23.6

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Oktoberfest

German Oktoberfest/Marzen

Before mechanical refrigeration was developed German brewers would not brew in the summertime because the temperature was too warm to produce good beer. Beer would be brewed in the spring and then stored in cool cellars and caves to help preserve it. Brewing a higher alcohol beer would also help preserve it. The last beer brewed in the spring came to be known as Marzen beers or "March" beers. These beers would be served in the Fall near the time of Oktoberfest celebrations. Ours tastes of sweet maltiness and caramel, with hunts of toasted biscuit throughout.

Style: Märzen/Lager
Color: Orangish Amber
Body: Medium
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 21.8

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Blue-Eyed Brunette

Bourbon Brown Ale

This Specialty brew starts with several oak spirals soaked in 12 year, Elijah Craig Bourbon. After a period of 7-10 days we add the Bourbon infused Oak Sprials to our traditional Brown Ale. We then allow the Brown Ale at least 21 days of "aging" on these Bourbon infused Oak Spirals. This produces a flavor profile with subtle hints of Oak & Bourbon complimented by the roundness and nuttiness of the English variety brought to you by the best English crystal malts and English hops..

Style: Bourbon Oak Aged Brown Ale
Color: Brown
Body: Medium
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 42

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Ukulele

Citra IPA

The Citra Hop is a duel purpose hop. Meaning it can be used for both flavor and bitterness in beer. It's popularity over the last few years has grown because of the strength and intensity of its tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Our Ukulele Citra IPA is brewed with loads of Citra hops for bitterness and dry hopped with even more Citra hops for aroma and flavor. This beer Explodes with tropical aromas of mango and passion fruit. It's a perfect summer time taste bud tingler with flavors of mango, papaya and even pineapple giving way to a honey kissed body with a sweet and slightly bitter finish.

Style: Citra IPA
Color: Pale Golden
Body: Light
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 70

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Peel Off

Summer White Ale

Our White Ale is a perfect thirst quencher. We took light barley and wheat and flavored it with sweet Curacoa orange peel, Coriander seeds and Chamomile. Add a Belgian yeast that gives light fruit flavors and we get "White Ale" a light and citrusy, refreshing summer beer.

Style: Belgian Wit
Color: Pale White Gold
Body: Light
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 20.2

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BlueBerrian

Blueberry Lager

This beer on tap is ever evolving and we have now settled on a Lager style. As a Lager, we found the bright fruit flavor and clean finish we were striving for. This beer is slightly malty and subtly fruity; neither flavor overpowers the other which gives us this smooth, drinkable beer, with a hint of refreshing blueberry. The blueberries add a hint of purple making it tasty and attractive!

Style: Blueberry Lager
Color: Amber with a purplish hue
Body: Medium
ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 10.6

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1999

Pilsner

Floral aroma with a rich, complex maltiness combined with a pronounced yet soft, rounded bitterness and spicy flavor

Style: Pilsner
Color: Pale Gold
Body: Light
ABV: 6.27%
IBU: 44.39

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Seven Pipe

Whiskey Oak-Aged Scottish Ale

This specialty brew starts with several oak spirals soaked in Jack Daniels Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey. After a period of 7 - 10 days we add the Whiskey infused Oak Spirals to our traditional Scottish Style Ale. We then allow the Scottish Ale at least 21 days of "aging" on these Whiskey infused Oak Spirals. This produces a flavor profile with subtle hints of Oak & Whiskey complimented by the roasted nutty flavors of Scottish variety.

Style: Whiskey Oak Aged Scottish Ale
Color: Mahogany Brown
Body: Medium
ABV: 5%
IBU: 22

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The Fallen

Cherry Stout

Roasted rich character, with a creamy chocolate and coffee flavors, with a sweet cherry presence. Pairs well with: BBQ, desserts, steak salad

Style: Dark Cherry Stout
Color: Opaque Black
Body: Medium
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 29.3

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Lazy Lake

Kolsch

A very traditional German beer. It has very low malt characters with little more bitterness. This is very light, crisp and makes for a great summer brew. It was first brewed in Cologne, Germany. It has some very subtle tastes that come from its different fermentation style. This Ale is fermented a little colder than usual at 65° F.

Style: Kölsch
Color: Pale Golden
Body: Light
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 18

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Ole Bessie

American Cream Ale

Cream ale came into being sometime in the 1880s. It was an invention by American ale breweries who wanted to compete with the lagers that began to spread from the eastern seaboard throughout the New World after the American Civil War. Because cream ale was made by ale breweries which tended not be set up for cold fermentation, it was probably brewed warm regardless of yeast type, at least until prohibition. These beers fell out of popularity after prohibition due to smaller breweries closing and better refrigeration that made lagers easier to produce.

Style: American Cream Ale
Color: Pale Yellow
Body: Light
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 13.6

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