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December 10, 2013

Stop. Do not order those fruit cakes.

We have new gear available in the taproom. Double-embroidered maroon beanies are $15. Barley strand on one side, Solemn Oath Brewery on the other. For the first time, our stemless bulb beer glasses come in sets of two ($12) or four ($20). Don't say we never did anything nice.

December 9, 2013

Bottles. Bottles. Bottles? Bottles?! Bottles!!! More on that soon.

Kidnapped by Vikings is now in very steady supply throughout Chicago and its hinterlands. Ravaged by Vikings is working its way through the supply chain right now, and we're brewing Death By Vikings, our imperial IPA, for the first time ever this month for a January release.

November 26, 2013

Black Wednesday is upon us and this bird is thrilled about it.

I know it'll be hard, but please try and refrain from drinking until 12pm. That's when we'll open up our taproom doors. We want you fresh, wide-eyed, and craving a brew.
November 12, 2013

This Thursday we have an event that isn't for everyone. It's for the diehards and the geeks. Under the radar by design and organized to take place in front of a small group, it's an event for those running breweries, just love them, or hoping to one day start one. It's for those hoping to understand more about what is going on in this industry and where it came from.

Earlier this year, we began this discussion. Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting and I began talking about how to tell this story. A story of siblings, not only actual but within the industry. Who better to team up with on this than brothers Jim and Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing Co. Brothers making more beer in the state of Illinois than anyone outside of Goose Island and the ones who helped pave the way for the next wave.

October 15, 2013

Tupac Shakur once said, "California knows how to party." Being the visionary and poet that he was, we're pretty sure he was prophecizing this week as Solemn Oath descends on California for the very first time. Two ticketed events, both Saturday, are bringing two crews of SOBs to different parts of The Golden State.

Here are the details.

October 3, 2013

According to the traditional Gaelic calendar, autumn began back in August. So, depending on your heritage, you might want to start thinking about stocking up for winter.

Either way, the leaves are changing, the harvest is upon us, and it is no longer 116 degrees fahrenheit in the taproom. Oktoberface is already available, Salty Beard made its debut, and more fresh beer is on the autumnal horizon. Here goes.

September 23, 2013
September 9, 2013

We know you've been buying Christmas decorations and drinking pumpkin beers for months, but we like to keep our seasonal calendar grounded a little more solidly in, oh you know, the calendar.

In case you missed it, we recently released Hexafoos and None More Black. We have some more Wreckagemaster out, and the last batches of this year's Snaggletooth Bandana are coming out of the tanks as we start brewing Kidnapped By Vikings in its place this week.

August 2, 2013

For brewers in these parts, August is punctuated by The Great Taste of the Midwest. We gather. We share. We drink. Some streak. We name no names.

In the surrounding days and weeks, we continue making beer. Snaggletooth Bandana and Mr. Inappropriate will be around for awhile longer. Oxford Comma and Lil' Spitfire are on their way out. Here's all the rest.