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John Barley

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October 21, 2019
It might seem strange to apply the adjective “lovely” to an Imperial Stout assembled substantially from Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, cacao, lactose, and chillies, but […]

It might seem strange to apply the adjective “lovely” to an Imperial Stout assembled substantially from Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, cacao, lactose, and chillies, but that is what this beer so paradoxically is.

The adventure of Goldmund is about to reach its second chapter. With the pre-sale beginning October 28 at noon, we're continuing a grand old tradition — the Goldmund's annual pilgrimage to your hands. (more…)
September 26, 2019
Solemn Oath Brewery and Arranmore Farm + Polo Club present a free show at the brewery with live music from White Mystery and Rebel Soul Revival […]

Solemn Oath Brewery and Arranmore Farm + Polo Club present a free show at the brewery with live music from White Mystery and Rebel Soul Revival on Saturday, October 5.

There are no tickets and this is an all ages show. If you purchased a ticket to the original show at Arranmore Farm + Polo,  you should have received an email with further details. You are encouraged to bring blankets, folding tables and chairs. Pets, Fire Pits, Market Umbrellas and Tents are NOT allowed. This is the first outdoor concert of this kind at Solemn Oath Brewery. (more…)
August 6, 2019
Viking Oktöberfest has become a community celebration inspired by Munich’s ‘Olde Wiesn’ and filtered through the lens of Solemn Oath Brewery. Founded in 2017, our annual […]

Viking Oktöberfest has become a community celebration inspired by Munich’s ‘Olde Wiesn’ and filtered through the lens of Solemn Oath Brewery.

Founded in 2017, our annual festival will take place this year on Saturday, September 14. A family-friendly session for the kids, a new Viking IPA, world class sausages, seasonal beers, and live music.
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July 16, 2019
We brewed a beer with ingredients that reached an altitude of 93,016′. Welcome to Project Apollo: Version Space, a beer made collaboratively made in celebration of […]

We brewed a beer with ingredients that reached an altitude of 93,016'. Welcome to Project Apollo: Version Space, a beer made collaboratively made in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Friday, June 19 we will be hosting the official release party at Binny's Marcey location in Chicago for Project Apollo: Version Space from 4-7PM. Project Apollo is a collaboration project between Solemn Oath, Adler Planetarium, Binny’s, Chicago’s Omega Yeast, Country Malt Group, and Hopsteiner. This group came together to send ingredients into the stratosphere via high altitude balloon and brew a beer with them. We were successful. (more…)
June 18, 2019
Friday, June 21 at 5PM we release Project Apollo – Earth Version, super fresh Strange Old Woods, and the brand new Big Lake Waves. All IPAs, […]

Friday, June 21 at 5PM we release Project Apollo – Earth Version, super fresh Strange Old Woods, and the brand new Big Lake Waves. All IPAs, all in cans, and all 5PM.

We’ll have the fresh beer waiting for you and your cupcake desires will be fulfilled as Molly’s Cupcakes will be on hand spreading absolute baked joy. Featured for the Apollo release will be a vanilla cupcake with black buttercream and star sprinkles with a passionfruit burst to compliment the beer. Let’s get to it, these beers are all tasting incredible and we’re proud to share them. (more…)
June 10, 2019
Project Apollo is a collaboration beer in celebration of the Apollo Missions, the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the thousands of men […]

Project Apollo is a collaboration beer in celebration of the Apollo Missions, the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the thousands of men and women who contributed to this achievement.

Solemn Oath has joined Adler Planetarium, Binny's, Chicago's Omega Yeast, Country Malt Group, and Hopsteiner in partnership to send ingredients into the stratosphere via high altitude balloon and brew a beer with them. On our first attempt the balloon reached 92,000 feet before bursting early and descending into Lake Michigan. It was not recoverable. (more…)
May 29, 2019
On June 1 we celebrate seven years of bringing you fresh beer at Oath Day. We hope you are ready to let your guard down and […]

On June 1 we celebrate seven years of bringing you fresh beer at Oath Day.

We hope you are ready to let your guard down and come into our world. Oath Day 7 is a beer party to be sure but our collection of friends, partners, and attractions are there to get you out of your element, stretch your wings, and enjoy our celebration of laughs and community. As with all of our parties we ask that you be responsible, be smart, and do your best to plan ahead to make this a safe and awesome experience for you and those around you. Get a ride, ride shares are everywhere.

BUY OATH DAY TICKETS

If you’ve never been able to attend Oath Day or have no idea what we’re talking about you can secure your tickets starting at just $20. Here’s what’s going on:
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May 8, 2019
Friday, May 24 at noon we’ll be joined at the brewery by Pipeworks Brewing Co. and Hop Butcher For The World for our inaugural Solemn Slashie […]

Friday, May 24 at noon we’ll be joined at the brewery by Pipeworks Brewing Co. and Hop Butcher For The World for our inaugural Solemn Slashie event. Beers for drinking and cans from all three breweries, including a triad of collaborations, will be available to go for your Memorial Day weekend adventures.

The fine crew of Nobel House - Glen Ellyn will be on the grill, we’ll have an expanded outdoor area so you can spread your wings, and all weekend long we’ll be offering $2 beers for any active/retired military veterans. No ticket is required and see below for our complete release details for the day. Start your holiday with us and hit SOB on your way out of town for some fresh, unique offerings. (more…)
May 6, 2019
This May and going forward Solemn Oath beers will be available in Missouri. To kick things off we’re getting started in St. Louis and celebrating with […]

This May and going forward Solemn Oath beers will be available in Missouri. To kick things off we're getting started in St. Louis and celebrating with some longtime friends as we make our debut.

Our beers will be available through Craft Republic, a modern distributor made up of passionate and motivated beer enthusiasts. It is a unique opportunity to partner with people who share similar ethos and approach, we're excited to hustle alongside them. (more…)