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Korder’s Corner: Celebrate Father’s Day and Swedish Days with Penrose Brewing

As summer heats up, so do our events and special releases at the Penrose Taproom. We’ve got a fantastic lineup of activities and treats for you to enjoy, starting with a celebration for all the great dads out there. Here’s a peek at what’s brewing this month at Penrose. Father’s Day Celebration This Sunday is Father’s Day, and we’re raising a glass to all the amazing dads and father figures with a special offer: $4 off Flights of Beer and Seltz-Ups. Bring your dad, your granddad, or just yourself and enjoy a variety of our finest brews and refreshing Seltz-Ups. It’s the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends. Monday Flight Deals and Tuesday Specials We’re excited to announce that starting this Monday, June 17, we’ll be extending our Father’s Day flight discount to every Monday. Yes, you heard that right—$4 off Flights of Beer and Seltz-Ups every Monday! It’s a great way to kick off your week with a tasting adventure. Don’t forget, Tuesdays continue to offer $1 off all draft beers and Seltz-Ups. It’s our way of making your midweek a little more enjoyable with your favorite Penrose beverages. Trivia and Bingo Nights Our beloved Trivia Nights

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Korder's Corner: Penrose's 12 Beers of Christmas and Exciting December Releases

Korder’s Corner: Penrose’s 12 Beers of Christmas and Exciting December Releases

Greetings, Penrose enthusiasts! As we find ourselves in the heart of the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to share the exciting events and releases we have planned at the Penrose Taproom. It’s been an incredible year for us, and your support has been the driving force behind our success. As we approach the end of 2023, we have some special treats in store for you. The 12 Beers of Christmas Extravaganza Starting today, December 12th, we’re thrilled to kick off our annual tradition: the 12 Beers of Christmas. Every day leading up to the big day, we will unveil a new and exclusive Taproom-Only beer or meticulously crafted hard seltzer on draft. It’s our way of spreading holiday cheer and sharing our passion for unique and exceptional brews with you. Expect a delightful mix of styles and flavors, each carefully crafted by our talented brewing team. From bold IPAs to smooth stouts and innovative seltzers, there’s something for every palate. Follow us on social media or stop by the Taproom to discover each day’s surprise and make this festive season a little more spirited. Caves Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts This Friday, get ready for a double

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Penrose Brewing Unveils Graham’s Chocolate Porter: A Sweet Collaboration with a Purpose

GENEVA, IL – Penrose Brewing is thrilled to announce the release of Penrose Graham’s Chocolate Porter on Friday, November 3, a delectable collaboration with the renowned Graham’s Chocolates, providing beer enthusiasts and chocolate lovers alike with an extraordinary sensory experience. This luscious fusion of chocolate and craft brewing promises to be a highlight of the Fall season in Geneva. Penrose Graham’s Chocolate Porter pours a rich, velvety brown, immediately captivating with an irresistible aroma of roasted malt and chocolate that envelops your senses. What sets this porter apart is the use of the same premium chocolate ingredients as those found in Graham’s Chocolates, ensuring an authentic and indulgent flavor profile. With each sip, you’ll be treated to a luxurious medley of chocolate and roasted malt, balanced to deliver a harmonious blend of sweetness and bitterness. What makes Penrose Graham’s Chocolate Porter even sweeter is its commitment to giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from this delightful indulgence will support Tri-City Family Services, a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of individuals and families in the Tri-City area. By enjoying this exceptional brew, you not only satisfy your taste buds but also

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2023 Seltzer US Open Championship

Penrose Brewing Clinches Multiple Medals at the 2023 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship

Geneva, IL – 9/26/23– Penrose Brewing is proud to announce its success at the 2023 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship. This year’s competition featured competition from across the nation, and Penrose was awarded four collective medals for its Seltz-Up series hard seltzers. The competition evaluates seltzers on their quality, taste, and innovation.The U.S. Open Championships work with the Niagara College Teaching Winery and Teaching Brewery for the judging of the submissions. Almost 70 Hard Seltzer brewers from across the country entered a record 251 hard seltzers in the 2023 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship. Penrose’s performance at the 2023 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship includes the following medal wins: Lemon/Lemonade: Lemon Seltz-Up – Gold Medal Flavored Lemonade: Pink Lemon Seltz-Up – Gold Medal Flavored Lemonade: Blackberry Lemon Seltz-Up – Bronze Medal Anything Goes: Lemon Tea-Up – Gold Medal “We are thrilled and honored to have received these prestigious medals at the 2023 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship,” said Tom Korder, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at Penrose Brewing. “The continued recognition for the Seltz-Up series is a testament to our team and the same effort we put into our beer offerings, we have intentionally put forth in these as well.” Lemon

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2023 Penrose Oktoberfest

Penrose Brewing set to host 2023 Oktoberfest Event on September 16

GENEVA, IL – Penrose Brewing is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Oktoberfest event, a day filled with traditional Bavarian merriment, live music, delicious German fare, and exciting activities. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16, from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, as we transform our brewery parking lot into a festive Oktoberfest celebration! Break out your lederhosen and dirndls, because we’re bringing the best of German culture right to Geneva! Get ready to enjoy a day of stein drinking, live music, and non-stop fun at Penrose Brewing’s Oktoberfest. Event Details: Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Penrose Brewing, 509 Stevens St. Geneva, Illinois Admission: General Entry: $10 at the door Entry + Souvenir Glass Stein: $20 at the door Entry + Souvenir Ceramic Stein: $40 at the door Free Entry for Kids Highlights: Indulge in mouthwatering German fare provided by Nobel House, featuring authentic flavors that will transport you straight to the heart of Bavaria. Put your strength to the test at the Penrose Stein Hoisting Tournament, proudly sponsored by Kokua Crossfit. Do you have what it takes to hold that stein high? Engage in friendly competition at our Bags Competition — a classic

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Penrose Lemon Seltz-Up Wins 2023 Gold Medal from The Beverage Testing Institute

Penrose Lemon Seltz-Up Awarded 2023 Gold Medal By Beverage Testing Institute

GENEVA, IL – Penrose Brewing was awarded a 2023 Gold Medal by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) for its Lemon Seltz-Up, crafted hard seltzer with real lemons. The Chicago-based BTI hosts the annual competition, which is open to all producers, distributors, retailers, agents, importers, ad agencies or public relations offices for beverages from any country in the world. Submissions are judged in a blind tasting by a panel of BTI judges and industry professionals. Ratings are based on a 100-point scale. Penrose’s Lemon Seltz-Up received 94 points. In its analysis, BTI noted Lemon Seltz-Up’s “Fresh, natural tasting lemonade that is pretty dang crushable.” Lemon Seltz-Up was originally crafted in 2021 by Penrose and began packaging in cans and distributing throughout Illinois in 2023. “We could not be more thrilled for our first foray into the hard seltzer category. To come out with a score that matches how we feel about Lemon Seltz-Up, is very exciting.,” said Tom Korder, co-founder and head brewer of Penrose Brewing. “This highlights the spectacular lemon puree we source and showcases our efforts and craftsmanship we put into all of our beverages. Our customers have been coming out in droves to our taproom and this is

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Penrose Partners With Gindo’s Spice Of Life For Lemon Seltz-Up Sauce

GENEVA, IL – Guests to Penrose Brewing’s taproom will now have a new option to add a little zest to their pizzas. Penrose Brewing partnered up with Gindo’s Spice of Life, to present Lemon Seltz-Up Sauce. The brand new collaboration sauce features Aji limon peppers, lemon zest and the same lemon puree used in their crafted hard seltzer, Lemon Seltz-Up. Gindo’s Spice of Life is located at 2002 W Main St Suite P in Saint Charles and owned by Chris and Mary Ginder. Chris has been innovating his hot sauces since 2011.Their business has produced over 500 flavors while dedicating to the mission of creating handcrafted sauces & spice blends that inspire creativity in the kitchen and support local farms and businesses. Gindo’s remains committed to manufacturing their own products so they know every bottle has the same level of quality & freshness. Over the years, top chefs and foodies have used Gindo’s vast flavor profiles to create award winning creations in their home kitchen or restaurant. Penrose’s taproom began offering their own food option for the first time since its inception in 2014, earlier in January at the Stevens Street location in Geneva. Penrose has partnered up with Massa

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Penrose Brewing’s Taproom Begins Serving Locally Made Pizzas

GENEVA, IL – Penrose Brewing’s Taproom began offering their own food option for the first time since its inception in 2014, this past week at the Stevens Street location in Geneva. Penrose has partnered up with Massa Pizza Company, from Franklin Park, Illinois, to serve up handmade pizzas as an added option while enjoying beers. “We are excited to add pizza to our offerings at our taproom, alongside our award-winning beers,” Penrose Brewing Co-Founder and Head Brewer Tom Korder said. “In years past, our customers have been asking for a food option if they’re looking to have another beer or two. It’s the best of both worlds to be able to work with another locally-owned Chicagoland company.” Since 1968 the Lollino family has been dishing up authentic Italian foods, blending and roasting the finest coffees, and creating specialty frozen desserts in Chicagoland, including Massa Pizza. In the 1990s, husband and wife Angelo and Giovanna Lollino expanded the family business opening a flagship Italian café in Elmwood Park, Illinois. Over the next two decades, The Lollino’s would partner with influential chefs and food distributors to bring award-winning gelato, premium roasted coffee and espresso, authentic Sicilian pizza and more to consumers around

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Penrose Brewing Utilizing New Experimental Hop Products In Upcoming Releases

GENEVA, IL – Penrose Brewing is excited to celebrate #HopHypeWeek throughout the week of October 16th, showcasing the numerous experimental and groundbreaking ingredients from Yakima Chief Hops being used in upcoming releases. “As the summer turns to fall and leaves begin to fall from the trees, we’re getting super geeked at the brewery over some groundbreaking hop innovations. As most craft beer die-hards know, hops are known as the soul of beer and they can provide a wide array of aromas from fruity, and floral to grassy and woody,” Penrose Brewing Co-Founder and Head Brewer Tom Korder said. Geneva’s Finest – Wet Hopped Saison – YCH 301 Trial – Fresh Frozen Hop Cryo Hops® Brewed up in collaboration with fellow Geneva, Illinois brewery, Art History Brewing, ‘Geneva’s Finest’ features a ground-breaking product, YCH 301 Trial – Fresh Frozen Hop Cryo Hops®. YCH 301 Trial is part of the Yakima Chief Hops Elite Product Trial program. It combines the groundbreaking concept of Frozen Fresh Hops and the innovative technology of Cryo Hops® to pioneer a new way to brew fresh hop ales with a pelletized product. In past brewing traditions, brewers used Wet Hops once per year during the harvest time

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Silo | Hedgerow | Grindstone

Silo | Hedgerow | Grindstone Farmhouse ales have always been a favorite style for us around Penrose, and we recently got to spend some time in the cellar, crafting some rustic saisons with some fun techniques and unique ingredients. Saison is a broad style that really allows a sense of time and place to shine through in the finished beer. The methods we employ and the ingredients we use lend to a unique fermentation and conditioning, which provide a sort of personality to the beer that your olfactory senses can truly interact with. For our base saison, Silo, we wanted to employ some techniques used by some of our favorite farmhouse ale brewers in Belgium. Firstly, we chose to ferment using a yeast similar to that used to ferment Saison Dupont, a benchmark of the style. With the potential for fruity ester production and mildly spicy yet balancing phenolic compounds present in the finished beer, we allowed this fermentation to “free-rise” in a rectangular stainless steel fermentor. The geometry of the vessel as well as the ability for the temperature to increase as heat is produced during primary fermentation lends to that classic saison character we are looking for. Modest

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