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Viking Oktöberfest Nitty Gritty

The inaugural Viking Oktöberfest is here.

We’re thrilled to celebrate the beginning of our Vikings IPA season at this sold out affair. Saturday will feature fresh SOB beer for days, live music from the local ZZ Top tribute band Eliminator, and world class bratwursts from Wurst Kitchen. This event is ticketed but the Taproom will be open prior from 11AM – 3PM.

If you have questions please tweet at us or comment below and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

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Butterfly Flashmob Coming to Cans

Butterfly Flashmob is a beer we’ve been making since damn near the beginning of SOB. We brewed it for the first time on August 30, 2012 for our twenty-fifth batch of beer as a brewery.

Since then, like a Rolling Stones tour schedule, it just keeps coming back. Friday, August 18 we’ll be re-introducing this beer to in a brand new portable format, canned.

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Oktöberface Can Release 2017

Now at SOB you can drink a beer in the fresh air under an open sky. Our patio and Taproom expansion is complete and ready for you to enjoy. This Friday, August 11 will be its formal grand opening.

To celebrate we’re dropping Oktöberface cans for the first time ever, Nobel House is on the grill firing up sausages, and we’re going to be toasting to while you sit down in comfort at one of our seven community tables or perhaps inside overlooking the brewhouse in a booth. We designed this for your comfort so you truly hope you come and enjoy. Now and most importantly, the beer.

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Viking Oktöberfest

Since the late 8th century Vikings have had their ups and downs in both historical context and pop culture. From the destruction of the abbey on Lindisfarne in England to the Norsemen and chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok raiding their way through your television set each fall on the History Channel, Vikings keep coming back.

Since SOB began its pillage on the great shores of Ogden Avenue back in 2012 we’ve seasonally brought you the malt-focused, Simcoe hop-driven, American India Pale Ale of Kidnapped By Vikings. For the first time ever we will be packaging this beer in sixteen-ounce vessels along with the fall canning of its brethren in Ravaged By Vikings and Death By Viking.

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Man vs. Internet vs. Mothra Release

Man vs. Internet has been an annual staple and one of the most highly-sought beers at Solemn Oath since our founding in 2012. Mothra is more sporadic. Mothra just comes occasionally. You might kill Mothra, but she never really dies.

This Saturday, July 22 we’ll be setting the next release of The Old Order into the world. Man vs. Internet vs. Mothra brings an oaky, bourbon, and toasted coconut mélange (as Paul would say) to the front with this Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Red Ale. This beer spent twelve patient months in Four Roses bourbon barrels before being hand-bottled, one at a time, in a craft-beer-as-hell fashion here are the brewery in Naperville.

Here’s the scoop, here’s the skinny:

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Strange Old Woods New England-style IPA Release

On Friday, July 21 we will divert from expectation. We will introduce you to a mammoth feast of papaya, passionfruit, mango, tangerine, and key lime with mellowed bitterness and a round mound of ripe and juicy hop flavor.

This is the release of Solemn Oath’s newest creation Strange Old Woods, a double dry-hopped New England-style India Pale Ale. The owls are not what they seem and this beer is properly hazed.

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Oath Day Five Nitty Gritty

The fifth day of Oath. This is our 1,849th day of operation and we’re thrilled to have the chance to celebrate with many of you on Saturday from 4-10PM.

Your primary goal for tomorrow is to have a good time. Enjoy the beer, the company of friends you’ve just met, and celebrate responsibly. For the last several years we’ve packed four figures worth of people into our parking lot and brewery successfully, so please keep our neighbors and the City of Naperville in mind when you’re deciding how hard to party or how to party hard. We would like to continue to have the option to celebrate big, so now it’s on you to conduct yourselves in a manor that your grandparents would be proud of. We trust that we’re all on the same page about this.

If you’re just finding out about this, see here for tickets.

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Heavyweight and BA Telegraph Release

As the Midwest finally thaws we enter Solemn Oath’s period for cool spring sippers. This year we’re celebrating our actual fifth birthday week by releasing a pair of beers that will scratch that wood-aged itch. But they’re not alone, they’re bringing friends.

The Old Order continues Saturday, May 20 with the featured release of Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the World and Barrel-Aged Telegraph. These graceful displays of a couple of our favorite high-gravity creations each sat twelve months in bourbon barrels before giving us the thumbs up of readiness. Heavyweight features rich caramel, vanilla, and toffee malt character with subtle oak and spirit notes. Telegraph, our celebrated Scotch Ale, parades its rich raisin and subtle roast malt character with notes of toasted coconut, oak, and bourbon. The party starts at 10AM for members and noon for everyone.

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We Fear Change Double IPA Release

An aromatic detonation of pineapple, passionfruit, and citrus is what we at Solemn Oath thrive on. Since our humble beginnings in 2012, we’ve been toying with fruity Trappist yeast along with a focus on the most American of hops. This sunshine-colored Double IPA is the latest evolution of our signature style.

On Friday, May 19 we will debut a brand new piece of the Solemn Oath family with this one-time-only release. We Fear Change. Nine percent ABV.

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