5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Latin American Flavor By Way of Chicago

Need Latin American influence with your beer?

5 Rabbit Cervercia is a wonder in the industrial parts of Bedford, Illinois. You wouldn’t think a brewery would be smushed in such an off color area. This place gives you life the from the moment you walk in the door.

The layout is an open concept. From the tap room, you can see the brewery where the beers are made. At another corner is the bottling line. With the Latin American influence everywhere; from the walls to the tap handles.

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‘You can not make everyone happy, you are not a beer’

5 Rabbit: The Beers

What is found in the tap house and out for distributing does differ, but they have core cervesas.

5 Lizard- Witbier style, with citrus and passionfruit. It differs from the normal wheats of it’s kind. With a little bit of spice, the exotic flavor pulls through, making a heavenly pairing. 4.3% ABV

Ironica IPA- Part of the Gringolandia series. Modern IPA with Citra, Azacca, and Amarillo dry hops. A more American approach made with a bit of extra love. 6.66% ABV

5 Vulture-Oaxacan-Style Dark Ale brewed with piloncillo sugar and chile ancho. Rich flavor and spice finish. Dark beer fans, as well as spice enthusiasts, will love it. ABV 6.4%

Super Pils- Another Gringolandia series, Imperial German Pilsner. Tastes like a pilsner, drinks like an IPA. Cool, crisp, refreshing and packs a punch. 7.2% ABV

Their beers are only half the story. They made the Chicago Tribune by pulling out their beers from the Trump hotel bar, Rebar. After the comments Trump made about those from Mexico, founder Andres Araya had enough. Read the article in its entirety, you’ll thank me later.

5 Rabbit excels. The brewery is breathtaking, the beer is tasteful and full of character, and the founder is just a badass.

If you’re ever in the area, do yourself a favor. For ten dollars you can get a tour, a pint, and a glass to keep.

Find everything 5 Rabbit at www.5rabbitbrewery.com

Devon Kenney
Devon Kenney
A Washingtonian born and raised, trying to make my way in Indiana. A nerd from head to toe. In love with craft beer, horror, and Hall and Oates. Graduate from Academy of Art University with a degree in Screenwriting. Find me on Twitter and Instagram @Nightynight34