Style and ABV vary
As the name implies, this gypsy brewer is bursting with too many ideas for assorted tart, funky, and barrel-aged brews to be too tied down to any one particular brew, but if you immediately grab whatever you happen to spot on the shelves (or better yet, get yourself into its reserve membership program, which now has a waiting list) you aren’t likely to regret it.
Imperial stout, 8.5%
Brewed with molasses, brown sugar, and Guatemalan coffee, this brew delivers a flavorful, sweet package of chocolate, fruity notes (along with plenty of said coffee, roasted locally). If you’re coming back from Wisconsin on a New Glarus run, maybe stop and scoop up some of this as well?
Pale wheat ale, 7.5%
Hey, Illinois has always been (mostly) welcoming to transplants, so who are we to deny entry to Lagunitas’ singular effort to please both the wheat beer- and IPA-loving set? Be warned: this beer’s drinkability belies its 7.5% ABV, so proceed with caution.