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White Van: Shelby Rodeffer

Through her remarkable work with signs, banners, and public art projects, Shelby Rodeffer’s versatility is something we find incredibly impressive. A champion of work done by hand, Shelby pulls influence from folk and representational art and her work can be seen across Chicago and her native Nashville.

All week we’ll be featuring participating collaborative artists for the White Van Custom Vans & Custom Van Art Show happening at the brewery on Saturday, May 12 at 6PM.

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Upcoming in Solemn Oath Beer

Feel that pace? We enter May with our foot on the pedal as we prepare for more beer, parties, and reasons to make you smile than ever before.

Gabriel Hounds DDH NE IPA dropped last Saturday and is still available in limited quantities for those interested in all things Citra. This month we’re bringing you batch number two and a proper party for White Van, a brand new Pale Ale that we can’t wait to see your reaction on, some brightly colored wings with the ground thawed, and a slow farmhouse head nod to J.K. Rowling knock-offs. One other thing to remember, Oath Day is June 9th and we’d love to see your faces. Here we go.

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Gabriel Hounds Release

The Gabriel Hounds roamed the dark woods and their terrors have been told since times of old. Some say Spectral and some say Demonic, but the hounds came to harvest the souls of children sometimes taking their faces as their own in the process.

Saturday, May 5 at 11AM we release the Gabriel Hounds into your custody. A New-England IPA punched with the aromatics of supreme Citra. A powerful beak of melon, lime, passion fruit, apricot, peach, and orange built on a rich round mouthfeel. 

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White Van Custom Vans & Custom Van Art Show

In craft beer we all focus so heavily, every single day, on getting the message out that our beer is of high quality. At Solemn Oath we also put a lot of time, effort, and passion into the way in which we present our world class beers to the world. The way that we choose to do this is with our art.

The art community is an incredible one and is a culture that we take great pride in being a part of. May 12th at the brewery we’re grabbing a mirror to shine a light on friends, artists, and collaborators with a unique event. You too can attend and even take part, so please do read this post thoroughly.

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Country Green, do you know what I mean?

Country Green, do you know what I mean?

Debuting at the release party set for Saturday, April 14th along with a stable of bourbon barrel-aged beers, stouts, and a competition-ready porter, we are thrilled to share this unique brew with you. True and pure, Country Green is an American IPA celebrating the verdant beauty of the country with local honey, honey malt, and fragrant hops to create the answer to a poor boy’s dream. We sure as hell hope Don Gibson would be proud.

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Friendship Is Magic

Pinkie Pie, you’re a genius!

There may not be a more triumphant collaboration than one that also brings just a little bit of twinkle to the eye. This year we are again partnering with the wonderful people of Whinny City Pony Con, Chicagoland’s biggest My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan convention. Run by a couple of our regulars, over the last few years we’ve learned about the unbelievably welcoming and open-minded community that surrounds MLP.

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The Old Order and All the Mallows

Saturday, April 14 we’re bringing you wood-aged joy, the return of our first bottle, a little bit of honey, and a sweet and robust hybrid of an English Porter and a Russian Imperial Stout. Bottles and cans begin sale in limited quantities beginning at 3PM for the general public.

Dark Horse will be around with actual S’Mores starting 11AM on Saturday and the Taproom will be open normally.

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Oath Day 2018

It is official. Oath Day Six is coming. Our lights are still on as we approach seventy-two months of having provided you with Solemn Oath beers.

Again this year we’ll be setting the garage doors free, opening up as much of our brewery as we possibly can, taking over our parking lot, and throwing one of the strangest and most chill parties the Midwest has to offer. We’ll have tons of pouring stations to minimize lines, a massive beer list filled with our most innovative brews, incredible restaurant and food truck partners, and copious collaborators. This year we’re featuring a market filled with unique artisans, a live band unlike most anything you’ve seen, fresh beard trims, and orchestrated disorder of all things Oath.

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Upcoming in Solemn Oath Beer

The righteously radical rollout of 2018 continues for us here at SOB. Feel the angst, feel the vibe. More beers new and returning are en route over the next several weeks as we continue to push ourselves and bring you this fiery array.

Soon you will see the return of an SOB legacy, some amaranthine isness, and a spark to to the debate of sizeism in this country. We’ll learn what’s glitter is really more of a pale gold, hand you mallows upon mallows, and introduce you to a long forgotten style that had a revival with the fall of the Iron Curtain. All but one of these beers will be bottled or canned. We hope you’ve been enjoying our beer year so far, because we sure as hell are.

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