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Formulations. Researching. Developing. Drinking.

Our goal is to provide you with an incredible drinking experience based on years of experimentation, observation, formulation, and fermentation. We are exceptionally proud of our flagship IPA, our Farmhouse Ale, and our Oatmeal Amber. We’re currently developing special release concoctions for some really nerdy venues in Chicago. For updates, follow us @hopothesis or to a local tavern.

Below is list of our current beers.

Hopothesis IPA Bottle and Pint
ipaOur award-winning IPA is the first of many cerebral drinking experiences from Hopothesis Beer Company. This malt-forward, English-Style India Pale Ale is specifically formulated to be flavorful, and approachable. It can be easily paired with a variety of foods and you can drink more than one and still feel quite lucid. Enjoy.
The artwork for our IPA was inspired by a simple tool that has made many great discoveries possible: graph paper.

Vital Stats:

  • Centennial & Cascade Hops
  • 2-Row & Vienna Malts
  • 55 IBU
  • 7.3% ABV

Sir Isaac Newton, friend of gravity and of gold, was also a politician — but not much of one. As a member of parliament in the late 1680’s he never waded into the partisan fray, only uttering a few words of complaint to an usher about a drafty window. We hope you enjoy our Drafty Window more than Newton enjoyed his.
Drafty Window embraces the true spirit of farmhouse ales. For the past two years, we’ve had fun experimenting with different hops, malts and yeast. We’ve honed in on a version that is complex, a little more spicy and even more quaffable. Look for it at your favorite retailer or restaurant.

Vital Stats:

  • Wheat and Barley
  • Proprietary Malt Blend
  • 15 IBU
  • 5.6% ABV

Fallin' Oats
Get ready to fall off the wagon, again. Our Oatmeal Amber is made with smooth caramel malts, balanced by a backbone of rolled oats, finished with a crisp mix of American and European style hops. It’s delicious. It’s approachable. It’s smart.

Vital Stats:

  • H20
  • Caramel malt
  • Cascade and Centennial hops
  • Rolled oats
  • Gravity
  • 5.5% ABV

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photo, can of Odranoel Winter Solstice Porter
The Odranoel is our rich porter. Ordranoel is Leonardo backwards. Leonardo Da Vinci was a master in “mirror writing.” He concealed his notes by writing in reverse, so you literally need a mirror to read his discoveries and insights. Was he paranoid? Yes! But it was our inspiration for this slightly smoky porter with notes of chocolate and roasted malts.

Vital Stats:

  • H20
  • 2-row malt, plus four specialty roasted malts
  • Cascade and Centennial hops
  • Paranoia
  • 5.3% ABV
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