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John Barley

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November 9, 2018
The Goldmund Experience is not just another set of beers, or a gap-filler for our schedule and then onto whoever’s up next. This curated level of […]

The Goldmund Experience is not just another set of beers, or a gap-filler for our schedule and then onto whoever’s up next. This curated level of involvement takes planning, well-constructed beers, time, and ultimately trust. And as a result, our brewery has given a responsibility to our audience which can’t be pushed aside, nor should it be, given the two-way street on which beer always must function. We believe these beers are special, ultimately it is up to you to decide if that’s true.

Saturday, November 10 we focus our company toward three brand new stouts and a unique, creative, and limited fourth that cannot be overlooked. Goldmund, Barrel-Aged Goldmund, and Barrel-Aged Coconut Goldmund begin a chaotic psychedelic adventure of an imperial stout all with a groundswell of Madagascar vanilla beans and their own unique displays of flavor. (more…)
October 24, 2018
When New York’s Fillmore East closed its doors on June 27, 1971 the Allman Brothers Band played for seven straight hours. Drummer Butch Trucks described the […]

When New York’s Fillmore East closed its doors on June 27, 1971 the Allman Brothers Band played for seven straight hours. Drummer Butch Trucks described the feeling as overwhelming with the last song lasting four hours, nonstop. When they finished there was no applause whatsoever. “The place was deathly quiet. Someone got up and opened the doors, the sun came pouring in.”

The liminal landscape of Goldmund is ready to begin, a chaotic psychedelic adventure of an imperial stout assembled substantially from Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, cacao, lactose, and chillies. Three versions, two barrel-aged, and an endeavor worth taking. Much like its name which is inspired by the Hermann Hesse novel Narcissus and Goldmund, this beer and the adventure of your life await you. Let the sun come pouring in. (more…)
October 10, 2018
From October 11 through November 3 SOB and Emporium Popups are presenting The Void, a spectacle of beer, collaboration, friends, music, and good vibes born from […]

From October 11 through November 3 SOB and Emporium Popups are presenting The Void, a spectacle of beer, collaboration, friends, music, and good vibes born from the Solemn Oath family.

Every few days we’ll updating this space with what’s being offered. Beers will kick, cocktails may be added or taken away, and like all things in life this list is subject to change. See the full schedule of The Void. (more…)
October 9, 2018
October 11 through November 3 Solemn Oath Brewery and Emporium Popups will be charging through The Void, a spectacle of beer, collaboration, friends, music, and good […]

October 11 through November 3 Solemn Oath Brewery and Emporium Popups will be charging through The Void, a spectacle of beer, collaboration, friends, music, and good vibes.

We at SOB and Emporium hope you’ll join us for the celebration and please keep an eye out, we’ll be updating this website if anything changes or more events progress. Bring some friends or come make some new ones, that’s what we’re all about. Learn more about The Void. (more…)
September 19, 2018
Saturday, September 22 we debut a beer borrowed from the heart of the mighty North American conifer and named for the wiley northern pike that live […]

Saturday, September 22 we debut a beer borrowed from the heart of the mighty North American conifer and named for the wiley northern pike that live in the depths of Swedish lakes and rivers.

At 11AM for members of The Old Order and 3PM for the common people, we introduce åldrad gammelgädd (ALL-drad GAMM-el-GED). Big botanical juniper and vanilla waves emerge from this nordic farmhouse ale aged rightly in gin barrels. It’s cocktail-driven cousin, åldrad gammelgädd w/ Cucumber and Lemon, will be released alongside it in addition to two fresh hop-forward beers. Keep reading, it's going to be awesome.
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September 14, 2018
Year two of Viking Oktöberfest will be graced with a cloudless sky and feels in the mid-80s. We’re thrilled to celebrate the final Saturday of summer […]

Year two of Viking Oktöberfest will be graced with a cloudless sky and feels in the mid-80s.

We're thrilled to celebrate the final Saturday of summer with you. Saturday will feature the sticky icky resin-gobbed outpour with the debut of Kidnapped By Vikings, you’ll enjoy the live sounds of the ‘Me’ decade as the band Strung Out rolls through 70s scorcher after 70s scorcher, and you’ll flourish under the massive community tents while soaking up the sensory experience of what we strive for at Solemn Oath.

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June 27, 2018

Since 1988 ribbers have been descending upon Naperville for the annual festival of Ribfest.

It began with a traveling rib man from Michigan named Billy Bones who helped organize a few friends to barbecue at Rotary Hill and sling some of their finest work. The Daily Herald said, "The hill filled with people. The beer ran out." Solemn Oath didn't exist back then and we still haven't managed to get our local beers into the fest, but that doesn't mean we are going to hold off from shoulder-plowing our way into a massive celebration in our community.
June 26, 2018

Our post Oath Day beer release breather has ended and we are back with more freshness.

A celebration of a celebration, a PSA for blood thirsty koala bears, cool French-speaking terms for the word cool, an add-on to the lactose IPA world begun by the Gabriel Hounds, a Lü Ripfest celebration with our friends from Jimmy's Grill in Naperville, and a brand new kind of Butterfly. Here's what's up for the next few weeks in Solemn Oath beer.

June 1, 2018

At Solemn Oath skateboarding and its culture has served as a major influence of our foundation story.

Next week for Oath Day Six (Get tickets) we’ll have this tee shirt available serving as a reminder that creative expression does not have to follow the status quo and can come from absolutely everywhere. There has been a lot of response to this design so better plan we’ve decided to offer it up for pre-sale to dial in our numbers.