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.

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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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A thousand units in Oshkosh? Tommy, that’s fabulous.

We are officially back in business in Wisconsin and looking forward to hanging with so many friends and craft supporters to the north. Cans and draft will be readily available in the coming weeks and we’re kicking things off with Milwaukee as you read this. Madison will follow as we jump off the week of May 15.

Wisconsin is a second home to SOB. I’m (Ed. note: SOB President John Barley) from there and we have a number of big things in store in the coming years for the state. We’re thrilled to be kicking off our partnership with General Beverage and if you haven’t yet seen, we’re also hiring a Market Manager for Wisconsin. Apply yourself or tell your friends and family.

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Lü, Old Faithorn, Pain Cave, and Pain Café Release Details

Saturday, April 1st is a big day. Two brand new cans will be released to the world alongside a brand new coffee beer we’re calling Pain Café, and Pain Café’s younger brother, Pain Cave.

We have a lot planned in a short window but the main principle of Saturday, April 1 is to have a good time. These beers are not available for pre-sale and will be available while supplies last. Keep in mind that all of our beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized. Keep these beers cold and drink them fresh.

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Limousine of the Damned Release Details

The Old Order 2017 begins Saturday, March 4 with the release of Limousine of the Damned. This intrepid blend of Russian imperial stout, American barleywine, and Scotch ale aged twelve months in bourbon barrels took home a bronze medal in the experimental beer category at the 2015 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers.

We have a lot planned in a short window but the main principle of Saturday, March 4 is to have a good time. This beer is not available for pre-sale and will be available while supplies last. Keep in mind that all of our beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized. Keep these beers cold and drink them fresh.

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