Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Earl-Grey Vanilla syrup, fresh lemon $7
MADAME GENEVA’S RHUBARB DELIGHT
Hendrick’s Gin, lime soda, gingered rhubarb jam $11
Bombay Dry Gin, Sirene Absinthe, Creme de Menthe, fresh mint, fresh lemon, simple syrup $8
DEATH & COMPANY’S WHIRLING TIGER
Bourbon, fresh apple & lemon, ginger syrup – Jim Beam $8, Elijah Craig $11
Bacardi Rum, fresh strawberries, basil, fresh lime, agave nectar $8
ROD’s SWEET TEA REVISED
Sauza Gold Tequila, honey syrup, fresh lemon, mint, organic Black Citron tea $6
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, ginger syrup, fresh lemon, fresh mint $9
12 oz. PBR, fresh lime, spiced tomato juice, salt rim $4
Old Overholt Rye, North Shore Sirene Absinthe, turbinado sugar, Peychaud’s bitters $8
THE MARTINI 2011
Vodka, Cinzano Bianco, dirty, blue cheese olives - Kettle One $9, Death’s Door $11
El Jimador Tequila, Lagunitas Pilsner, Triple Sec, fresh citrus, salt rim $7
Old Overholt Rye, Cinzano Russo, brandied cherry juice, cherry bitters $7
Rum, fresh mint, lime, simple syrup $7 – Bacardi $8, 10 Cane $10
Stoli Vodka, spiced tomato juice, horseradish, pickled okra, blue cheese olive $8
DMK Big Burger Red
Luzon Seleccion, 2008 $8
Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 $9
Merlot, Alexander Valley Vineyards
Alexander, 2007, ½ Bottle $15
Central Coast 2008 $25
Cabernet, BR Cohn
North Coast Cabernet2007 $25
Sonoma 2007 $25
Pinot Noir, Au Bon Climat
Santa Barbara County, 2008 $30
Cabernet, Clos Du Val
Napa, 2006 $50
Stoli & Ketel One &
Grey Goose &
Captain Morgan &
Appleton Gold &
Myer’s Original Dark &
Bombay Sapphire &
Plymouth & Tanqueray &
North Shore #6 &
North Shore #11 &
Ransom Old Tom &
El Jimador Blanco &
Il Milagro &
1800 Silver &
1800 Reposado &
Patron Silver &
Casa Noble Crystal &
Sauza Gold &
Death’s Door White Whiskey &
Jack Daniels &
Jim Beam &
Maker’s Mark &
Crown Royal &
Whipper Snapper &
Basil Haden 8 yr &
Eagle Rare 10 yr &
Ellijah Craig 12 yr &
Four Roses Single Barrel &
Poppy Van Winkle 23 yr &
Old Overholt Rye &
Rittenhouse 100 Proof Rye &
Jim Beam Rye &
Templeton Rye &
Rittenhouse 25 yr Rye &
Jonnie Walker Red &
Jonnie Walker Black &
Glenfiddich 12 yr &
Glenlivet 12 yr &
Macallan 12 yr
North Shore Absinthe &
Peirre Ferrando Cognac &
Custom blended Black Citron Iced Tea blended with tea leaves from Sri Lanka, India and China with Egyptian lemon peel $2.50
Starbucks Double Shot $3
Boylan’s Grape Soda $3
Goose Island Root Beer $3
Coke, the #1 flavored cola-flavored drink recommended by dentists everywhere $1.75
Dier Coke, the #1 cola-flavored drink recommended by James Schlatter, (the chemist who discovered Aspartame) $1.75
SEASONAL, ROTATING TAP
U.S.A. It could be local, from he midwest, or even the coasts. One thing we know: it’ll be American, craft, and delicious! Your server or bartender has the details.
3 FLOYDS, GUMBALLHEAD, WHEAT ALE 5.5
Munster, Indiana. Toasting the infamous Rob Syers comic cat, this refreshing brew has flavors of citrus and pine. Gumballhead is the rage of all the kids I know.
ALLAGASH, WHITE WHEAT ALE 6.5
Portland, Maine. My personal Cicerone calls Allagash White the undisputed “best” wheat beer in the United States. We love it too! This lovely brew tickles our fancy. P.S. What he doesn’t know is that without him, this list wouldn’t be possible.
HALF ACRE, DAISY CUTTER PALE ALE 6
Chicago, Illinois. A West Coast pale Ale in style, made just down the block—chock-full of dark aromatic hops. A screamer, if ya know what I mean.
LAGUNITAS, IPA INDIA PALE ALE 5.5
Petaluma, California. The original West Coast India Pale Ale. A hoppy Ale celebrating the British trade routes to India. But who cares about history, sweetheart? Just pour my beer and grab me a curry puff.
TWO BROTHERS, DOMAINE DUPAGE FRENCH COUNTRY ALE 5.5
Warrenville, Illinois. Caramel malt, spice & toffee. This artisan beer makes me want to go to the French countryside and one day maybe to DuPage County. Just kidding!
VANDER MILL, ROTATING HARD CIDER 16OZ. CAN 6.5
Spring Lake, Michigan. A newbie on the brew scene in 2006, we love the semi-sweet nature of this Michigan cider. Though the traditional is our favorite from this local cider mill, we couldn’t resist variety– it’s the spice of life!
CRISPIN, HONEYCRISP CIDER 22OZ. BOTTLE 13
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Apples and honey, “This ain’t Rosh Hashana.” Go ahead, doll, sweet your day. With any luck, you’ll catch a little buzz and ease through the holiday.
DOGFISH HEAD, MIDAS TOUCH SPICED ANCIENT ALE 9
Milton, Delaware. I love everything about Dogfish! The beers, the benevolence, the spirit of partnership and their love of history. This brew includes ingredients found in the 2700-year-old drinking vessels of King Midas. I’m talking old school.
LAGUNITAS, CZECH-STYLE PILSNER 6
Petaluma, California. This cold fermented Czech style pilsner is top notch in my book. Yes, I have a book. It’s called “Facts on Farts” by Brenna Lorenz, so there!
BROOKLYN, LAGER CAN 5
Brooklyn, New York. South side, North side- we hate the Yankees. In 1883, Brooklyn was home to 45 breweries, the year the Dodgers were formed. This fine lager is a tribute to those great 19th century beers, baseball, and our shared disregard for the Bronx bombers.
TWO BROTHERS, PRAIRIE PATH GOLDEN ALE 6
Warrenville, Illinois. How can it be, its gluten free? Who cares, come on this beer is simply delicious. The brothers have done it again! I hear they’re working on a beer to end the curse on the cubs.
SKA, TRUE BLONDE AMERICAN BLONDE ALE CAN 5
Durango, Colorado. Why did the blonde take a ladder to the bar? She heard the drinks were on the house! This, on the other hand, is crisp and refreshing, definitely a smart choice.
BOULEVARD, 80-ACRE HOPPY WHEAT ALE 5.5
Kansas City, Missouri. Bigger is not always better, but these guys are bigger and better than most. Q: Why get all hoppy with a wheat beer? A: Because wheat needs help and hops need refreshing.
TWO BROTHER’S, EBEL’S WEISS HEFEWIEZEN 6
Warrenville, Illinois. Clove, vanilla & banana scent this rich Bavarian Hefeweizen. I’m just happy I don’t have to wear lederhosen in Lakeview.
OMMEGANG, WITTE BELGIAN WITBIER 6.5
Cooperstown, New York. Dried citrus rinds, fresh orange and coriander give life to this lively wheat brew. With summer upon us this fine beer may inspire a few session drinkers to invest in wheat futures.
NORTH COAST, PRANQSTER BELGIAN GOLDEN ALE 6.5
Ft. Bragg, California. I’m a spell-check guy and this q was killing me until I put it in the “Google,” genius! This fine Belgian ale comes up 1st and 4x before Chico Ca. 60’s & 70’s folk rock cover band of the same name. Talk about web dominance.
GREEN FLASH, RAYON VERT BELGIAN-STYLE PALE ALE 7.5
San Diego, California. Bold hops and traditional Belgian malts define this transplant from the chilly Brussels to sunny San Diego. Enjoy this “Cal-import” despite our short Spring, humid summer and those bastard ’84 Padres.
VICTORY, GOLDEN MONKEY BELGIAN STRONG ALE 6.5
Downington, Pennsylvania. What’s up with the monkey reference? Well, this Belgian-style trippel comes in at 9.5% ABV, and drinking two brings out the playful monkey in all of us.
BOULEVARD, LONG STRANGE TRIPEL 8
Kansas City, Missouri. Every time I hear the words “long strange” I expect “trip it’s been” to follow, but this triple is an homage to Harold “Trip” Hogue of the K.C. brewery’s staff. A strong beer (3x the malt, i.e. Tripel), big dense and creamy– I’ll have two and take the “L.”
LAGUNITAS, A LITTLE SUMPIN’ SUMPIN’ WHEAT ALE 6.5
Petaluma, California. A little poetic license from the brew master, “Wheaty-esque-ish-ness” my sources confirm, 3 types of wheat & all the “C” hops. The result, a hazy slightly bitter ale and a very pretty girl.
FOUNDER’S, ALL DAY IPA 6
Grand Rapids, We love Founder’s for finally creating a beer we could drink “all day.” No more waiting after a hard day’s work for me. Hops for breakfast, lunch & dinner, yummy.
OSKAR BLUE’S, DALE’S PALE ALE 5.5
Longmont, Colorado. World’s best canned beer, top U.S. pale ale, gold medals, etc. If that’s not good enough for you, too bad. It just means more for me and my cooks (no glass in the kitchen).
GRAND TETON, SWEETGRASS AMERICAN PALE ALE 6
Victor, Idaho. I know why they call them the Tetons, yada yada. And this gold medal winning ale makes me perk up too! Citrusy Amarillo & Cascade hops brighten this brew made in the shadows of the great snow capped mountains.
CENTRAL WATERS, OUISCONSING RED ALE 5.5
Amherst, Wisconsin. On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin fight on for her fame! This Badger-bred Red Ale is top notch. The brew also contains no honey, therefore it’s vegan, if anyone cares.
LAKEFRONT, FIXED GEAR AMERICAN RED ALE 5.5
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lakefront hasn’t run Miller out of town yet, but no serious beer drinker in mill town can deny that Lakefront it numero uno, period. This red ale has all the kids in the 3rd Ward dancing.
GREAT LAKES, ELIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 5.5
Cleveland, Ohio. A multi-gold medal winning Vienna Lager. Rich and fragrant malt flavors, balanced with crisp, Noble Hops. Naming a beer after a Prohibition cop—even a dead one, takes some balls. An average guy might get the willies.
FOUNDERS, ROTATING BOTTLE
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Selected by popular demand, we still couldn’t decide what beer to pick, so we figured why not move them all through? Whatever the beer may be, the enjoyment will be the same: lots.
HINTERLAND, IPA 16 OZ. BOTTLE 7.5
Green Bay, Wisconsin. As you can imagine, I generally don’t like anything green and yellow. I view the Packers and their fans as enemies of the state. However, I’m in love with this IPA, so I make believe they’re all just Bears fans enjoying the cheap real estate.
DOGFISH HEAD, 60 MINUTE IPA INDIA PALE ALE 6
Milton, Delaware. The hophead session beer of choice for the proud Blue Hens and many locals. 60 minutes, 60 hops, 60 I.B.U., 6.0 ABV all adds up to an East Coast treasure.
SKA, MODUS HOPERANDI IPA CAN 5
Durango, Colorado. Brewed at 6,512 ft. above sea level, this IPA delivers a blast of citrus and pine. A big success for Ska and great for me and you. Hiking socks not included.
UINTA, HOP NOTCH IPA 6
Salt Lake City, Utah. A funny thing about Utah is its lack of appreciation for a good buzz. Thanks to Uinta (Mormon slang for “sinfully delicious”), locals and Chicagoans can enjoy what I know: the drunker I am, the funnier I think Utah is!
FIRESTONE WALKER, DOUBLE JACK IMPERIAL IPA 22 OZ. BOTTLE 16
Paso Robles, California. Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA on the list. Really, I think we must not have tried very hard. This fine brew has been around since 2011. P.S. At 9.5%, split one with a friend.
SIXPOINT, RESIN DOUBLE IPA CAN 7
Brooklyn, New York. Whatever flames upon the night. Man’s own resinous heart has fed. A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew. T.S. Elliot? No. But poetic? Yes!
STONE, RUINATION DOUBLE IPA 8
Escondito, California. A massive hop master, wonderful and intensely bitter. One taste and Ray was hooked. He nestled the bottle and I heard him whisper “Oh delicious, you are but a liquid poem to the glory of the hop! I’ve found my true nirvana in you, oh Ruination!”
FOUNDERS, DIRTY BASTARD SCOTCH ALE 5.5
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Burnt toffee, caramel and sweet raisin-esque malt. Delicious. Then why “Dirty Bastard”? Is this the creation of the brew mast and his concubine? Does the brew have no moral fiber? Or, perhaps Founders is referring to the goddess Bast (of witchcraft and sexual magic). Now I’m thinking. Is this some crazy Scottish love potion? Will I chase men in kilts whilst singing “My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose?
LOST COAST, DOWNTOWN BROWN ENGLISH BROWN ALE 6
Eureka, California. Jackie Brown smooth, Brown Sugar sexy. This nut brown ale makes a white boy quiver. As you might have expected, Lost Coast is owned by two hot Cali gals.
NORTH COAST, BROTHER THELONIOUS BELGIAN ABBEY ALE 8
Ft. Bragg, California. A tribute to a giant. A dark, strong, mahogany ale with rich strong flavors. Proceeds help fund the Monk Institute of Jazz at U.S.C.
DESCHUTES, BLACK BUTTE PORTER 5
Bend, Oregon. Black Butte defines the radical nature of the brewery. A flagship brew dark roasted chocolate, crystals & carpapils malts. Big river, big beer!
LEFT HAND, NITRO MILK STOUT 6
Longmont, Colorado. Quite possibly America’s best milk stout! A double gold medal winner. Robust malt & coffee flavors, a bit of milk sugar, flaked oats and chocolate round out this dark brew and certainly satisfy all of your breakfast nutritional needs.