Archive for May, 2015

New! Adult Root Beer



Kovac passed down his family’s beer making tradition by working tirelessly with his son to craft the first version of “Not Your Father’s Root Beer.” At 10% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique.


The award-winning “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” achieved a 95 rating from Beer Advocate and is a very popular choice at several Chicagoland bars. Small Town’s personally delivered “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” kegs consistently sell out at taverns across the Chicago area.


As Small Town Brewery continues to roll out new craft beers, Kovac is intent on providing the beer loving public with unique flavors that continue his family’s beer-making tradition. Available on draft and in bottles.

Just in from Brewery Vivant




Imperial Saison

(9% abv)

Zaison takes its inspiration from the famous Saison style of beer made in the southern region of Belgium. Traditionally a saison is made in the coolness of the winter months to be enjoyed in the Spring and Summer. The term “Imperial” has be co-opt by the American brewers to imply strength (%ABV). While saisons often err on the side of low ABV, the Vivant Zaison twists up in to the 9% zone. Watch out, this one goes down smooth and will knock you down if you’re not careful! Use the buddy system, always drink with a friend.


Our special yeast strain gives this beer a little funkiness and is accented with tellicherry black peppercorns and orange peel.  At 9% abv this is probably one of the strongest summer beers you will encounter.  The boozy note adds to the overall flavor of this beer.  This is the strength the beer wanted to be, so we left it that way.


Great with: The pepperiness makes it go great with grilled meats & bbq. However the lightness of the beer and the hints of orange make it delicate enough to go with lighter fare, too– curried mussels or hard salami.

Cheese Picks: farm cheeses or aged gouda

Founders Black Rye


Black Rye

We’ve reached into the vault and pulled out a cult classic from years ago. Before Black IPAs were all the rage, we made a dry-hopped dark ale with copious amounts of rye malt. Black Rye is a perfectly balanced blend of German- and American-grown hops, premium 2-row barley and heavily kilned rye and wheat malts. As with many of our offerings, there’s no style category that can contain this beer. It’s an original.

  • ABV: 7.5%
  • IBUs: 78
  • Availability: Jan – Mar