Handcrafted Southern Illinois Brews

As Von Jakob Vineyard, we have brought exceptional wines to the Southern Illinois area and beyond for almost 20 years. Now, we are excited to introduce Von Jakob Brewery, complete with handcrafted Illinois beer, made exclusively at our brewery in Alto Pass, Illinois.

Offering a variety of styles of Illinois beer ranging from our crisp, clean, lightly-hopped German Pilsner to our rich, dark Stout, you are sure to find a beer that delights your palate. Or, if you are having trouble choosing just one, we offer flights so you can taste them all. Prost!

4oz. Tasters – $1
16oz. Pints - $4
64oz. Von Jakob Growler plus fill - $16
Growler Refills – $8
Beer List
Prost! German Pilsner
ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 25
Appearence: Light golden straw in color, brilliant clarity
Hops: German Northern Brewer, German Hallertau, Czech Saaz
Grains: Pilsner, Crystal, Munich
Yeast: German Lager Yeast
OG: 1.045 / 11.15 P
SRM: 3.4
Tasting Notes: Clean and light malt flavors marry with subtle
floral character from all noble hops to finish crisp and
refreshing. Firm bright bitterness.
Paul and Hers Hefeweizen
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 12
Appearance: Light yellow, hazy
Hops: Hallertau Noble German Hops
Grains: White Wheat, Pale, Munich
Yeast: Bavarian Hefeweizen
OG: 1.045 / 11 P
Tasting Notes: Pale, spicy, fruity and refreshing. This beer
pairs a light malt sweetness against this specialty German
Weizen yeast strain. Paul and hers is light on the palate,
highly effervescent, yet packed with flavor. Spicy clove-
like flavors along with subtle banana and tropical fruit flavors
are evident from aroma to finish. Minimal hop bitterness.
Very lightly tart.
Pale Ale
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 37
Appearance: Pale with a light orange hue, bright clarity
Hops: U.S. Magnum, Cascade
Grains: Pale Malt, Crystal
Yeast: American Ale
OG: 1.044 / 11 P
Tasting Notes: Our session strength American Pale Ale is full
of hop aroma and flavor with a moderate bitterness balanced
by sweet caramel malt. Cascade hops create citrus fruit
character similar to grapefruit and lemon zest. Clean fresh
So Ill IPA
ABV: 7.4%
IBU: 70
Appearance: Pale with an amber hue
Hops: Southern Illinois Cascade hops from Windy Hills Hop Farm
Grains: Pale Malt, Crystal Malt
Yeast: American Ale
OG: 1.066 / 16 P
Tasting Notes: A righteous southern Illinois creation brewed with 5
malts, 4 varieties of hops and dry hopped with southern Illlinois
Hops from Windy Hills Hops. This So ILL IPA is full of hop aroma
and flavor with intense bitterness for all you hop heads. Enjoy!
Chocolate Milk Stout
ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 26
Tasting Notes: This English style stout was brewed with lactose (milk sugar) to create a flavor similar to putting cream in your coffee. Also aged with Cacao Nibs to enhance the chocolaty flavor.
Dark Bock
ABV: 6.8%
IBU: 17
Tasting Notes: ’Dunkel Bock’ in German, is a traditional style of dark
lager beer. Ours is a deep copper, and has rich flavor of toasty malt.
It has minimal hop character with a smooth dry finish. 
Oktoberfest (seasonal)
ABV: 6.7%
IBU: 25
Appearance: Deep orange-red bronze, bright
Hops: German Northern Brewer, Hallertau
Grains: Pilsner, Munich
Yeast: German Lager
OG: 1.062 / 15 P
SRM: 10
Tasting Notes: A traditional Marzen style German lager, brewed early and
allowed to age or lager cold for several months for the fall
celebration. This year’s Oktoberfest was brewed a bit
stronger than tradition dictates to help us celebrate our
coming harvest.
Muddy Mississippi Rye (seasonal)
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 17
Appearance: Rich chocolate brown in color, hazy
Hops: German Northern Brewer, Hallertau, Czech Saaz
Grains: Pilsner, Rye, Chocolate, Aromatic
Yeast: Bavarian Hefeweizen
OG: 1.048 / 12 P
Tasting Notes: A traditional German Rye Beer (Roggenbier) rarely seen in
the United States. Think Dunklewizen (Dark Hefeweizen)
brewed with Rye instead of Wheat. This gives the beer a
slightly spicy edge. Love rye bread? Rye bourbon? Or just a
dark interesting beer? Give it a try!

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