This content was originally published by The Hop Review, a digital magazine that joined the Hop Culture family in March 2020.
This piece was written by Nick Costa.
Beer of the Month Club, you ask?
The Hop Review has partnered with Chicago’s own Foxtrot Delivery Market, to bring a monthly, curated selection from some of our favorite breweries–and maybe a few that are new to you–right to your doorstep. The first week of each month, we’ll handpick beers, highlighting a common theme, style or brewery and showcase the selections right here on the site. (See below for membership details).
Be sure to purchase your subscription, via the link or app, by April 9 to receive this month’s box for just $35. Cheers!
For April 2016, Foxtrot and The Hop Review will be showcasing
Begyle Brewing, the Northcenter staple, has always positioned itself as a community supported brewery. While this statement couldn’t be more true, and the their taproom is always packed with locals, it’s high time for the masses to stand up and take notice. While you’ll always find something unique at the brewery, Begyle’s packaged goods showcase their ability to brew great beer across a range of styles. As we transition to warmer weather ahead, April’s BOTM package focuses on the lighter end of the spectrum. From blondes and wheat ales to DIPAs and black IPA’s this package has something for everyone and is a great introduction to a brewery you should be telling your friends about.
American Blonde ale – 5.4%ABV
This blonde kicks off with a biscuity, slightly sweet, malt backbone and finishes with a crisp bitterness. A perfectly balanced introduction to the Begyle lineup, as you taste your way into hoppier beers.
American Pale Ale – 5.6%
Next is this super dry, easy drinking APA. At first pour, the dank aroma presents itself immediately. Then, it mellows out nicely to become the most sessionable pale ale here.
Johnny Quest Thinks
We’re Sell Outs
Black India Pale Ale – 5.4%
Don’t be fooled by the dark color, this black IPA drinks light. A DryHop collab that’s unmistakably toasty and dry.
Pale wheat ale – 7.0% ABV
A hopped up version of a traditional German wheat ale, with notes of banana, bubblegum & clove spice. This is the beer that introduced Chicago to this popular Northcenter brewery.
Indian Pale Ale – 7.0%
A juicy IPA showcasing Citra and Simcoe hops. Citrus, resin, and light esters highlight this amber colored ale. Of these bottles, this is your hop bomb.
Me Down, Zeus!
Double India Pale Ale – 8.0%
This heavy hitter double IPA closes out the offering by presenting a sweet malt backbone to counterbalance the massive Bravo, Glacier & (namesake) Zeus hops.
About Foxtrot Delivery Market
Foxtrot is a Chicago owned and operated delivery service offering food, craft beer, liquor, and a whole lot of other goods for your everyday needs. They also have two beautiful retail spaces located in the West Loop and Lincoln Park. For more information on Foxtrot and their delivery footprint, check out their FAQ page.
How it works
– Each month, we’ll curate a selection of amazing beers and bring them straight to your doorstep. As a reminder, if you purchased your subscription before the 2nd Tuesday of the month, you’ll receive that month’s box. If you purchased after, you’ll receive your first box the next month.
– You must be present for delivery* – all orders containing alcohol must be signed for by someone over the age of 21. Foxtrot will contact you via email the first week of each month to schedule delivery. (*Pickup options are available for those outside of the delivery radius).
– Your credit card will be charged the first week of each month for subsequent subscription boxes. If you’d like to opt out of a particular month or cancel your subscription entirely, please email Foxtrot at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about your membership or delivery.
Photography by Hilary Higgins.