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John Barley

@ divider
January 20, 2016

From the brewing of the beer itself, to barrel selection, to aging, to having the square footage where the barrel sits, to potentially blending, a lot goes into a wood-aged beer.

At Solemn Oath we refuse to cut corners in anything that we do and put everything we have into ensuring that the beer that reaches your mouth is both creative and a world class product. Now we enter a new chapter of small release beers. As we’ve said before, SOBs have only been able to drink our wood-aged offerings on draft at either the taproom or craft-focused #oathspots around Chicagoland. This changes over the next few weeks. Here’s the deal.
January 8, 2016

On the occasional 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.

December 16, 2015

Within the walls here at the brewery we look at 2017 as the beginning of Solemn Oath 2.0. This year we’ll be celebrating our fifth anniversary, which is crazy. With your ongoing support we have accomplished some incredible things.

We have cans all over the Chicagoland market, an incredible amount of supporting accounts in the draft world, and our wood-aged beer membership, The Old Order, continues to grow and thrive. With this growth comes a renewed focus on innovation that I can tell you is part of our foundation in 2017, 2018, and beyond.
December 7, 2015

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.

December 7, 2015

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.
December 1, 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.
November 11, 2015

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.

October 23, 2015

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.

October 16, 2015

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.