Mad Mouse Beers
Mad Mouse is a brewery in Chicago located inside Moxee Restaurant.
Below is a list of our beers. We’re always brewing so we recommend giving us a call if you want to confirm a specific beer is, in fact, on tap. Stop in for a pint. Howlers & Growlers also for sale. In addition to Mad Mouse Beer, Moxee pours a rotating selection of the world’s finest craft beers.
Big and bold, this beer will woo you with a hefty malt backbone and more than enough Columbus and Chinook hops to finish the job.
Remarkably easy to drink for a beer of its stature, let Lorenzo give your palate a gentle bear hug. You’ll love this brew as much as we love our buddy, Lorenzo Friday. Rock on!
American Black Ale
An American Black Ale.
Black Philip provides a full spectrum of flavors including hints of coffee and chocolate maltiness. A robust hop character balances the flavor profile and supplies a gently bitter and dry finish.
Mad Mouse Brewery’s second annual Harvest Ale is our take on an English India Pale Ale. Brewed with hops fresh from the vine grown right here in Chicago. A rich golden color and plenty of creamy foam are sure to catch the eye. A solid malt backbone balanced by a light citrusy hop bitterness is sure to please the palate. Backyard Harvest is a true community effort from Mad Mouse Brewer, Phil Z. and Brandon S., proprietor of Brandon Farms, Chicago. Brewed on Maxwell St. with Southside of Chicago hops.
A German-style, cold-fermented ale with a slightly hazy straw color and dense white foam. Aroma is that of fresh light malt with a the smallest hint of of German Noble Hops. A highly drinkable session beer, light on the palate with a harmonious balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness in dry finish. Light and refreshing. It’s so good it make you strap on some lederhosen and move faster than you’ve kicked it all year!
Mash Pit California Common: A Chicago take on a West Coast original, Mash Pit is our version of the California Common Lager made famous by Bay Area brewers more than a century ago.
Brewed with Maris Otter malt and German hops, this beer offers a firm maltiness with light caramel notes and an assertive hop bitterness.
American Pale Ale
A straight forward approach to the style. A rich, golden color with cream-colored foam. Grapefruit notes dominate the aroma. Flavors consist of an initial maltiness immediately followed by a wave of hop flavor that swells with citrus and fades to a dry, lingering bitter finish.
Rathmandu is one of Mad Mouse beers you can expect to see on tap all year round.
We brewed this India Pale Ale in collaboration with Bob McHale, proprietor of Skylark, the joint we like to drink at when we’re not drinking at work. Reflecting the needs and wants of hop heads everywhere, Skylark IPA is big and bold without being inaccessible. We didn’t skimp on ingredients when we brewed this one. Though light in body, this beer packs a wallop at 8.2% ABV. Heaps of Amarillo hops balance the experience. Some would call this guy a Double IPA, we like to think of it as a doubly delicious IPA. Cheers!
A decidedly hoppy and bitter India Pale Ale, Gris Gris is chock full o’ hops added throughout the brewing process. Six malts including rye and wheat round out this brew and provide for a dry, slightly spicy finish that nicely compliments a lingering hop bitterness while also maintaining a full mouthfeel.
Oh, and did we mention that Gris Gris is brewed with Voodoo? ‘Cause it is…
DEVIL DOLL, 2016
A Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Devil Doll is complex, effervescent and highly nuanced with fruit esters, and in keeping with tradition, we brewed this ale to be very pale, light-bodied, crisp and dry. Surprisingly delicate for a beer of its potency, you’ll be seduced by Devil Doll and say “Yes!” even though you know that your mom and pastor would likely disapprove.
Hippie Johnny, our first Mad Mouse summer seasonal release, is so popular we’ve kept in on tap well through winter.
Light in body, crisp, clean yet flavorful, this is our take on the classic American “lawnmower beer” or “Sunday Football.”
Hippie Johnny is welcome as long as he showers first.
Rat Phink a Boo Boo
American Pale Ale
Dry-hopped American Pale Ale brewed with the strength of three malts and a sidekick of great hoppiness. A crowd pleaser that will beat down your thirst and make you cheer for more! Viva Rat Pfink!
German Weizen Bock
Our take on a traditional German Weizen Bock, dark and strong, unfiltered wheat ale packed with flavors of malt, caramel, and spice with a generous dose of fruity esters.
Who’s bothered by the cold, gray weather when you’ve got your Shark Dad to comfort you?
India Pale Ale
Eight different malts and three hop varieties combine to make this India Pale Ale a special tribute to a dear friend. Complex yet exceedingly approachable, this highly drinkable ale offers a multitude of nuanced malt flavors while still remaining light on the palate. Oh, and did I mention hops… This guy has a well balanced hop bitterness and plenty of citrus and spice both in flavor and aroma.
Devil Doll, 2015
Belgian Strong Golden Ale
A traditional Belgian Golden Strong Ale. Light, hazy straw colored. Pours with a hefty blanket of white foam comprised of tight, uniform bubbles. Excellent foam retention and good lacing in the glass. Aromas are light, fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes. Hints of characteristic Belgian yeast aromas are present but not strong. Initial flavors are those light malt that fade into stronger fruit esters. Finish is dry and clean leaving one’s palate wanting more.
A respected advocate and up-and-coming brewer within the rapidly expanding Chicago-area craft beer world, Phil has been in on the ground floor of a number of independent, successful bars and restaurants, including Prairie Moon in Evanston, where until recently he served as Minister of Beer.
Phil got his B.S. degree from Northwestern University’s School of Communications and has enjoyed success in experimental and documentary filmmaking. He brewed his first batch of beer in 1990, and has since developed both a passion for beer and a singular talent for brewing technology.
Phil has studied extensively at Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology. He was a proud member of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and has coordinated and hosted many events for the Chicago Craft Beer Week. He has been granted the distinction of Certified Doemens Beer Sommelier by the World Beer Academy.
Here’s what ole humble Phil has to say about brewing beer: “I endeavor to make the best beer that I can possibly create, of all styles, for all people. Beer is for everyone, and if I can brew up a reason for good folks to come together then I feel as if I’ve done my job.”