Lake Barrington’s finest brewing company named after the native meaning of Chicago, The Wild Onion Brewing Co., is thrilled to announce that it will be planting four different hop varieties this spring.
“The hops grown on-site will be used to brew Wild Onion’s fall harvest Imperial IPA, which will be ‘wet-hopped’ using the freshly harvested hop flowers,” Mike Kainz of the Onion Pub and Brewery said.
The farm has been designed after the traditional hop farms in East Kent, England, and will be 100-percent organic, using solar power to pump water from the quarry and spent grain as mulch.
The organic hop farm will add to the Wild Onion’s 15 years of growth in the Chicago beer market. Onion Pub and Brewery guarantees only the freshest beer, and its foods are created with the same commitment to freshness and quality by using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Such standards also apply to the building itself, as the timber frame of the pub is built from recycled timbers that pre-date the American Revolution. Its building is also perched on a restored gravel quarry that holds water for the local watershed.
For more information about any of the The Onion Pub and Brewery's products or services, call 847-381-7308, view the pub on the web atwww.onionpub.com or visit 22221 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.
About The Onion Pub and Brewery
The Onion Pub and Brewery began as the Wild Onion Brewing Company in 1996 with the simple goal of brewing the finest beer available to local beer drinkers. Its original brewery was located two blocks away and was pieced together with used dairy tanks in a small warehouse. As The Onion Pub and Brewery grew its keg and bottle sales throughout Chicagoland, it began to dream of building a taproom and pub on its site. That dream became reality when the Onion Pub & Brewery opened its doors to the public in 2003. The Onion Pub and Brewery invites the community to visit its three banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 250 guests.
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