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Founders Brewing Co now available!

We’re proud to announce that LaMonica Beverages, Inc is now the distributor for the Rockford/Northern Illinois of Founders Brewing Co’s entire line up of award-winning craft beers! Founders Brewing Co. has evolved into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. They have been ranked amongst the top breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the last five years, and have had several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com. Look for it at your favorite area liquor store, grocery store, pub or restaurant… and Cheers!

Seasonal Beers!

Who’s ready for baseball, backyard cook-outs, poolside, or the golf course? Watch our website for all of our yearly seasonal offerings… up next will be our spring and summer brews from all of our various suppliers! Bell’s Oberon & Shock Top Lemon Shandy, to name just a couple! All are available in 12, or 16oz cans for your pool, your favorite golf course or coolers!

Best Bloody Mary

Introducing Vintage Vine Bloody Mary Mix. “The Bloody Mary that’s Hot(Not) For Everyone”. And Old Major Bacon Bourbon, that “holds nothing back. It is not a drink for the faint of heart”. Mix these two together a voila the best Bloody Mary!

Gingerhead Moscow Mule

Two college friends set out to create the perfect craft cocktails and GingerHead was born. Through years of taste testing in our Chicago kitchen we found that a perfect cocktail starts with high quality ingredients and small batch production. We teamed up with a Midwest production facility that values quality and taste over cost. Our idea became reality!

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. Founded in early 2011 by Florian Kuplent- a German born and trained brewmaster with extensive experience at both small breweries, worldwide, and with the world’s largest, Anheuser-Busch, AND David Wolfe – a 20-year brewing industry member, who was also with Anheuser-Busch, Urban Chestnut operates two breweries in St. Louis, MO; Midtown Brewery & Biergarten at 3229 Washington Avenue in Midtown St. Louis and Grove Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester in Forest Park Southeast St. Louis, where it brews both small batches of artisanal, modern American beers (their Revolution series) and classically-crafted European styles (their Reverence series), and a third brewery, Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei, in the Hallertau region of Bavaria where it brews their Hallertauer Serie; small batches of locally sourced, Bavarian bier.

Blake’s Hard Cider Co.

EL CHAVO
At Blake’s Hard Cider Co., They like spicing things up. That’s why they put dimmers on the lights in their Cider House. And it’s why they created this sweet, heated blend of habanero pepper, mango and our famous Blake’s apples. Experience a hard cider that’s really, honestly, truly like no other. Experience El Chavo.
6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

FLANNEL MOUTH
Blake’s Flannel Mouth is made with a wide array of late season table and dessert apples. This succulent combination gives it a sweet flavor than finishes incredibly smoothly. Made 100% with Michigan-grown apples, Flannel Mouth is sure to win you over. Again and again.
6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

WAKEFIRE
It’s impossible to replicate a Michigan summer. Recreating a northern night under the stars would be a futile endeavor. So, they did the next best thing – they crafted summer’s perfect ally. Experience WakeFire, a comforting blend of Michigan-grown cherries, orange peel and the famous Blake’s apples.
6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

Tighthead Brewing Company

LaMonica Beverages is the proud distributor of Tighthead Brewing Company’s line-up of craft beers! Tighthead Brewing Company is a local production brewery in Mundelein, Illinois that is dedicated to crafting quality beer for all seasons. Nestled in a small community in Northern Illinois, Tighthead provides fresh, quality craft beer to Winnebago, Boone and Lake County, as well as all of the Chicago-land area.

Irie IPA is a malty and complex IPA. Named for the Jamaican word “Irie” meaning “good, excellent, great or of good quality”,” this beer is all of those and more. With an original gravity of about 1.070, the malt profile provides a sturdy backbone for the generous amount of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus hops. American Ale yeast ferments this beer cleanly allowing the dank hop qualities to come through in all their glory!
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 19.8

Chilly Water (American Pale Ale) Wheat based Pale Ale that fermented very clean with American ale yeast giving it a crisp, refreshing finish. Citra and Amarillo hops provide an aroma and flavor of mango, tangerine and other soft citrus fruit. Warning, this beer may cause a widespread panic… hint at the name’s origin.
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 40.1

Scarlet Fire (Red Ale) is an American style Red Ale. The name coming from the reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead song’s Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain, has a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. The beer is brewed with American Ale yeast, and the hops are East Kent Golding’s, paying tribute to its heritage as an Irish Red Ale.
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 19.8

Comfortably Blonde (Blonde Ale) is an easy drinking American Blonde Ale. This blonde is lighter and less bitter than traditional Pales Ales yet contains plenty of malt sweetness to support the ample additions of Crystal hops. Brewed with American Ale yeast, this is a perfect gateway beer for the mainstream American Pilsner beer drinker.
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 19.8

Welcome Ale Syndicate!!

LaMonica Beverages is proud to welcome Ale Syndicate Brewers to the family. Their sentiment is “We love two things: good beer and Chicago.” Co-Founders, Samuel and Jesse Evans, spent years home brewing. Once they realized they were good at it they moved to California for a chance of a lifetime. They started a brewery there, making only bottled craft beer. They found much success. However, they missed Chicago. With a drive to do big things the two men moved back to Chicago. In July of 2014, they were able to complete work on their own space. They now produce stronger and bolder bottled and draught brews that come from the heart of Chicago.

In our warehouse:

Sunday Session Hopped-Up Ale is a mellow brew clocking in at only 4.8% ABV. Light, but deliciously hoppy, you can have a few and still remember the fun.
ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 23

Municipal IPA is an all-Crystal ale, giving it a floral aroma and slightly spicy flavor. Well-balanced and refreshing, it’s everything we think a good IPA should be.
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 50

Van de Velde Belgo-American Pale Ale blends the subtly spicy and fruity flavors of Belgian yeast with a smooth, slightly sweet malt character. Add in the bold, bitter profile of American hops and you’ve got a complex, ambitious but still approachable brew.
ABV: 6.4%
IBU: 26

Generations Brewing Company

LaMonica Beverages is the partner distributor to Generations Brewing Company, out of Freeport, Illinois. Much like LaMonica Beverages, Generation’s is a family-owned, family-operated brewing company with a sentiment, “Like Father, Like Son, Like None…” The 8,400 sq. ft. brewing facility and Taproom are state of the art. Generations beers range from crisp and refreshing to hoppy and bold. There is a long list of ingredients used to create their unique recipes. Generations can be seen locally in festivals such as Screw City Beer Festival in Rockford, and the Pretzel City Brewfest in Freeport. Be sure to stop at your favorite spot and ask for a Generations brew!

On Draught

Pretzel City Amber – American Amber Ale – 5.1% abv, 30 ibu

Craft brewing is all about celebrating tradition and heritage, and getting to have fun while doing so. The amber ale is loaded up with melanoidin and caramel malts. They actually throw locally made pretzels right into the mash tun!

No Promises Pale Ale – Extra Pale Ale – 5.9% abv, 63 ibu

Get ready to take an adventure and explore the world of Humulus Lupulus, Hops. Expect the unexpected, every batch of No Promises will be hopped with several different hop varieties every time they make it!

Wintergreen IPA – India Pale Ale – 7.4% abv, 81 ibu

IPA will always be a poplar style. This new batch includes a touch od winter as real spruce tips were included in the boil. Ridiculous amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops express themselves in an extremely pungent aroma with a beautifully balanced malt background. But honestly, some beers just speak for themselves.

5 Blend (Seasonal) – Belgian Rye Saison – 7.0% abv, 18 ibu

A traditionally seasonal ale delicious enough to brew all year long. This Franco – Belgian style beer is fermented unusually warm to produce endless amounts of flavor including pineapple, bubblegum, and white peppercorn. A blend of five different yeast strains and a large addition of rye malt leaves this beer spicy, and higher in alcohol.

St. Pat’s Pub Crawl

Event Details
Start: 18 March 2017 6:00 PM

13 bars ~ 5 buses ~ and then a Safe Ride Home via SpeeDee Taxi Service!
$3.00 16oz aluminum Bud Lights

The bars are:
Crazy Times
Cronies
Casey’s
Forest Hills
Legends
Neighbors
Park Lanes
Rascals
Rocky’s
Souse’s
Tads
Town Hall
Whiskey’s