Lena Brewing Company is nestled among the rolling farm fields near the village of Lena, Illinois. Located inside an old mill building, we are proud to reflect and support the agriculture and industry of our region! You can find our beer on tap in local establishments, or stop by the Lena Brewing Company Taproom! In our taproom, you will find all of your favorite Lena beers as well as an occasional special release or experimental Lena brew. At Lena Brewing Company, every beer has a story. Some of ours are even true! You Deserve a Lena Beer!
Our Year-Round Beers:
Caramel Pecan Coffee Stout — 5.% ABV 47 IBU: Our Caramel Pecan Coffee Stout is an exceptionally rich, flavorful coffee stout! In each sip, you’ll enjoy flavors of rich roasted coffee, sweet caramel, and nutty pecan. All of these flavors blend beautifully within this English-style dark ale beer.
Scrap Iron Black IPA™ — 7% ABV 60 IBU: A crowd favorite! Jet black in color, yet light in body, our Black IPA will take you by surprise! Notes of roasted coffee and rich chocolate lead the flavor profile on this amazing beer. A mid-level dose of American hops deliver the typical IPA character, and it all rounds out with a clean, sweet finish with surprisingly little bitterness.
Uncle Tyson’s Dunkelweizen™ — 4.4% ABV 12 IBU: Combining the best of two beer styles, dark and wheat, the Lena Dunkelweizen will appeal to both wheat beer and dark beer fans. Light brown in color, medium in body, sweet and malty in flavor, and brewed in the true traditional German style.
Póg Mo Thóin (Amber Ale) — We’ll brew the Amber Ale, Irish-Style, and let you do the translating! Póg Mo Thóin is our tribute to Ireland: a sweet, malty, medium-bodied, light brown ale. A sure crowd-pleaser, this beer is a customer favorite. Just ask for it by name: Give me a “Pogue”! 4.5% ABV, 20 IBU
38° Hefe™ — 5.8% ABV 13 IBU: A true hefeweizen, heavy on the wheat and unfiltered yeast! The Lena Hefeweizen is a golden wheat color, with notes of fruit and clove, very drinkable and refreshing. True to the style, this beer is unfiltered and naturally cloudy in appearance.
Sturdy MacCurdy (Scotch Ale) – 8.5% ABV 28 IBU: A Scotch Ale, true to style, malty, honey and smooth, with our Scottish friends in mind. Hey if you’re rockin’ a kilt in the fall and winter you’re going to want a Sturdy MacCurdy to make sure your glass is all that is frosted.
Marzen Attacks – 5.0% ABV 20 IBU: It’s out of this world! This Märzen style beer is crafted in the true German style, with the highest-quality German malts, German hops, and fermented with a specialty German lager yeast. This craft beer is light amber in color, very malty in flavor, and features a crisp lager finish!
Rope Maker (IPA) – 7.4% ABV 70 IBU: An American IPA, coppery in color with a hop forward, floral, resinous aroma and off white lacey head. Citrusy, smooth, refreshing. A clean malty sweetness and nice finish. Named after an old Stephenson County rope maker.
Classic – 5.7% ABV 17 IBU: Our American ale is an easy drinking, clean finishing, refreshing beer that’s great after work and a fantastic pairing with just about any food.
Deep gold in color and light in body. Hops dwell in perfect balance with malt to create a real crowd pleaser. A tribute to the Midwestern beers that paved the way for this CLASSIC American Ale.
Belgian Workhorse – Our Belgian Dark Strong Ale is just what it should be, dark amber, low in bitterness with a rich maltiness and hints of caramel. And, just like the Belgian workhorses of old, it’s no slouch.
Our Seasonal & Special-Release Beers (not always available):
Ole & Lena Visit Oktoberfest – 5.0% ABV 20 IBU: Join Ole & Lena on their visit to Oktoberfest! The Lena Oktoberfest is a German-style lager beer. Crafted with only the finest malt & grain, and hand-bottled in small batches in the true craft beer tradition.
Big Rooster Wet Hop – Brewed in collaboration with Bier Blume Hop Farm and using some of our grown on site hops, this wet hopped seasonal IPA takes full advantage of hop harvesting time. Its delicate piney aroma, satisfying maltiness, rich copper color and subtle spicy/resinous finish offers a perfect way to celebrate the changing of the seasons with friends and family. Cheers everybody!
Big Rooster Radler – Lena’s take a on traditional German Radler. Just like in the old country we blend fruit sodas and wheat beer to make this summers most refreshing and crowd pleasing ale. It’s so good even old man Vehmeier
likes it and he hates everything! 5% ABV 11 IBU
Stay tuned as Lena Brewing is always working on new brews and rotating additional selections and seasonals into our mix. If your favorite bar or restaurant is currently not carrying Lena beers, have them contact us right away at firstname.lastname@example.org!