John Barley President
John Barley

Introducing The Old Order

Since our first batch at Solemn Oath, we’ve been putting beer into wood. It’s something we are dedicated to and we’ve been working hard to develop a program to better share this passion with you SOBs. Each year we’ve brought more variety to the lineup and each year we’ve expanded the capacity of our barrel program. Now we’re ready for the next step.

In the past, SOBs have only been able to drink our wood-aged offerings on draft at either the taproom or craft-focused #oathspots around Chicagoland. We’ll be changing this and bottling our wood-aged beer in very small quantities for the first time.

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The Old Order FAQ

The scoop, the skinny, and the 411 our newest and only member program for wood-aged beers.

The Old Order exists to guarantee members access to our limited release wood-aged beers. Membership is limited and, unfortunately as a small brewery, will be capped each year.

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Viking Takeovers 2015

On September 25, 1066, a battle raged in East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The English army had effectively pushed back the invading Norwegian viking forces, but one lone viking held position on the narrow Stamford Bridge.

History’s lore tells us that he held ground for an hour while killing hundreds, and buying his countrymen time before dying by spear from below. He became known as the Viking of Stamford Bridge.

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Bomber Mix Pack

Holiday time is near and we’re doing our part to make sure you have the chance to share great beer to either enjoy with or block out the people around you. What better way to achieve this than with a discounted mixed case of some of the best SOB has to offer.

SOB has decided to offer 100 bomber variety packs for $50 each. That’s twelve twenty-twos just in time for Thanksgiving. Make your family proud.

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Photo Friday Vol. 4

Each Friday we post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Photo Friday Vol. 3

Each Friday we post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Photo Friday Vol. 2

Each Friday we post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Brewhouse & More For Sale

Since 2012 this brewhouse has been the stainless steel soul of our brewery. Purchased brand new in 2012, it has been meticulously maintained and continues to get the job done after 330+ batches and counting.

We’re in the process of sizing up to a thirty-barrel system. Serious and interested parties can request more information including cut sheets, power requirements, and pricing information by emailing john at solemnoathbrewery.com.

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What we’re selling:

Premier Stainless 15 BBL Steam-Fired 2-Vessel Brewhouse

  • Mash/lauter tun
  • Brew kettle/whirlpool w/ dual steam jackets
  • Stainless brewhouse platform & stairs
  • SS NEMA 4X control panel
  • Brewhouse tank lights
  • Mash hydrator
  • Cold water blend with thermometer
  • Digital flow meter
  • Mash rakes & grain out plow
  • Wedge wire lauter floor
  • Wort grant
  • Complete hard-piped brewhouse manifold
  • Sanitary centrifugal wort pump
  • Sanitary centrifugal grant pump
  • Variable frequency drive for BH pumps
  • Multi-pass plate heat exchanger
  • Sight glass for wort runoff & heat exchange outlet
  • 2 kettle steam solenoids, steam traps

Also for sale:

30 BBL Hot Liquor Tank

  • Top manway
  • CIP arm
  • Sprayball
  • Pump and variable frequency drive
  • 1.5”butterfly valves Clamps and gaskets
  • Stainless adjustable feet
  • Fully welded cladding steam jackets
  • Steam solenoid, steam traps

Malt Mill

  • Two-Roller Malt Mill w/ stand & motor
  • 5000 lb/hr
  • Adjustable grooved rollers
  • 24 HP motor, 1 Motor starter w/ thermal overload
  • Malt mill stand
  • Inlet hopper, 55 lb capacity
  • Stainless grist case, floor mounted
  • 1 HP direct drive auger motor, 50 ft flex auger w/ PVC tube

Premier Stainless 15 BBL Fermenter

  • Inoxpa butterfly valves, Perlick sample valve, Tassilini PVRV
  • Clamps and gaskets, pressure gauge
  • 4 stainless steel legs with stainless leveling footpads
  • Interior shell: 304 stainless steel, thickness 11 gauge
  • Exterior shell: 304 stainless steel, thickness 14 gauge
  • Interior and exterior finish polished to a sanitary finish
  • Interior finish pickled and passivated
  • Exterior brushed, #4 finish
  • Fully welded exterior shell
  • 60 degree cone bottom, with an average of 25% head space
  • Rotating racking port
  • Side manway door, shadowless
  • Dual zone dimple cooling jackets
  • 2” Polyurethane insulation
  • 2” CO2 blowoff arm for maximum tank space utilization
  • CIP arm and spray ball
  • Sanitary tri-clamp connections

Ajax Boiler

  • Model Size: HRNG–17
  • Firing Type: Atmospheric
  • Control Package: UL/CSD1 SYS “S” ON-OFF SOC (ETL Certified)
  • Net Weight: 2,700 lbs
  • Not Derated: At Sea Level, use number 43 Orifice
  • Draft Hood/Barometric Dampers: Draft Hood: 12 I-Beam Skid: No Jacket: Galvanized National Board Registration
  • Drain Connection: Rear Hand Hole: 3×4 Front Only Airwall: Galvanized Tubing: Steel
  • Control Voltages: 115v/1ph/60hz
  • Gas Pressure: Available Upon Request
  • Annunciation Light Options: Standard (Power On & Main Flame)
  • Feed and Blowdown Included: One (1) Simplex feed system and One (1) blow down tank

Again, those interested can request more information including cut sheets, power requirements, and pricing information by emailing john at solemnoathbrewery.com.

Images by Michael Kiser of www.GoodBeerHunting.com.  

Photo Friday Vol. 1

Each and every Friday we’ll post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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