Our Beers

Big Twin Double IPA

Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

Just like the Evolution replaced the Shovelhead, our Big Twin DIPA is evolving into a killer 8% intensely hopped, bright double IPA with a dry but bitter finish. Hopped with mandarina and mosaic, it is a superbly well balanced brew!

The Story:
Just like the Evolution replaced the Shovelhead, our Big Twin DIPA is evolving into a killer 8% intensely hopped, bright double IPA with a dry but bitter finish. Hopped with mandarina and mosaic, it is a superbly well balanced brew!

Food Pairings: Salty, cured meats.Strong, stinky cheeses. Our own bleu cheese bison burger or lamb lollichops!

Craft'd IPA

American-Style India Pale Ale

A hopped up IPA that always maintains the same consistent grain bill. However, we craft our IPA with a new twist each time it is expertly brewed! As we know, hop varietals are growing rapidly and we are always attempting to take advantage of them. Our "Craft'd" IPA will always change based on which hops we want to use at the time. Brewer David loves the opportunity to experiment with the various versions! This current batch is Cascade hopped and Chinook dry hopped Whenever Craft'd is on, make sure you give it a try!

The Story:
Tribes has earned a reputation as being one of the finest craft beer bars pubs in the Chicagoland area. That means that our beer lists are carefully put together to provide the finest in craft beer to our guests that travel from miles away to enjoy our product. Tribes is also known as a hop forward, IPA focused bar. That being said, we wanted to carefully “craft” each batch of our IPA with the same amount of attention and precision of the other great breweries that grace our handles. Although we are much smaller in production, we encourage each drinker to compare our Craft’d IPA to one of their favorites in a side by side comparison. We are certain Tribes will stand up to the test!

Food Pairings: Bold, spicy foods. Savory salads, spicy tomato or pesto dishes.

Crux IPA

American-Style India Pale Ale

Big, juicy citrus complexity. The rich golden hue is clear as the sky. Typical hop punch but without the long lingering sting. Slight grassy notes but a wonderfully balanced brew.

The Story:
Named after both the celestial constellation and the hops too…heck and the CSN song as well. I think that covers about everyone. This beer is as delightful as a summer’s evening of star gazing. Sit back and relax while sipping a few. The flavor and mouthfeel are remarkable.

Food Pairings: Indian dishes especially those that have strong curry content, Grilled red meats, Mexican dishes and burgers. Pretty much eat anything you like and you can see how they usually compliment each other.

Daylight Kolsch

German-Style Kölsch / Köln-Style Kölsch

Made with pilsner and red wheat malts. Hopped and dry hopped with German Tettnange for a total of 1 lb per barrel. Herbal and floral aromas with a clean, crisp mouth feel and slightly sweet finish.

The Story:
Tribes brewer David, originally brewed this beer while he was a an apprentice in a German brewery. He loves making it in the middle of the cold, dark winter, because it somehow reminds him that summer still does exist!

Food Pairings: Lighter food: chicken, salads, salmon. bratwurst; Monterey jack cheese. To be honest - you can drink a Kolsch with anything! If you are hungery, eat! If you are thirsty, crush some Kolsch!

Lincoln-Way Rye

Rye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast

Crystal and Chinook full-hopped character, dark orange hued in color, light on the nose but has a nice spicy/sweet finish. Caramel sweet maltiness with peppery spiciness from the rye. This is the beer that makes "Lincoln-Way" famous!

The Story:
Named for the Lincoln Way Area where the Tribes Beer Company is located. We paid homage to the towns of New Lenox, Frankfort and of course Mokena, IL!

Food Pairings: Herb roasted potatoes, prosciutto, Jamaican-style jerk chicken. Asiago or parmesan cheese.

Ol' Bender, American Brown

American-Style Brown Ale

This is the namesake for one of our brewer's favorite shop dogs. 'Ol Bender is a hound that is relaxed and calm in nature but can also pack a powerful wallop if your not careful. This beer has a biscuity nose...but that makes sense, as 'Ol Bender loves dog biscuits as a treat too. Hoist one for the hound!

The Story:
This is the namesake of one of our brewer David's other favorite shop dogs! Ol' Bender is a hound that is relaxed and calm in nature, but can also pack a poerful wallop if you are not careful! This brew has a biscuity nose plus a fragrant and hopped aroma. Hoist one for the Hound!

Food Pairings: Hearty foods like roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon. Works great with steak and chicken sandwiches too!

Sapphire Sky Saison, IL

French & Belgian-Style Saison

Dry hopped saison with notes of lemon and apricot. This beer is fresh and offers a dry clean finish. The dupont yeast strain gives this beer the classic Belgian flavor profile. Dry hopped with 1 lb of German Saphir hops per barrel gives this saison a unique yet tasty character.

The Story:
As we mourn the end of summer, we welcome the start of autumn with this highly quenchable saison that reminds us of how much we will miss summer once the wicked Illinois winters begin to rear its ugly head.

Food Pairings: Works with a lot of things! From funky, stinky cheese to spicy foods and game. It all works with Saison!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Coffee IPA

Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

We have been serving Dark Matter Chocolate City Iced Coffee on tap at Tribes for a long time. We love it. Our guests love it. We love our IPA. Our guests love our IPA. Soooo..just like a peanut butter cup, we married the two flavors together for one outstanding beverage. Someone put coffee in my beer! Hey, someone but beer in my coffee! However you look at it your bound to love it.

The Story:
We have been serving Dark Matter coffee at the Tribes for some time now. We love it. Our guests love it. We also lover our IPA, as do our beer hungry customers! Sooo, just like a peanut butter cup, the two flavors were married and they combined to make one awesome beverage! "Hey! Someone dropped coffee in my beer! Hey! Someone put beer in my coffee!" Your damn straight we did! And it rocks!

Food Pairings: Korean BBQ tacos, bleu cheese, anything braised! Pork belly, blackened shrimp!