Dovetail Brewery Releases Seasonal Rauchweizen


Chicago, IL — The only thing better than fall in Chicago are fall craft beers in Chicago. Located in the heart of the city’s Brewery Corridor, Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine, Chicago; 773-683-1414), has released a fall seasonal beer, the Rauchweizen. A smoked wheat beer, the Rauchweizen goes perfectly with the changing weather.

Smoked beer is an old German beer style with origins dating back to the 1500’s, with the heart of current production being in the town of Bamberg in the region of Franconia. It’s typically a dark color but with smokiness so robust, so assertive, that it nearly recreates the taste of spiced, smoked meat.

Serious beer lovers are encouraged to enjoy this wonderful seasonal specialty beer during the next few weeks.

Dovetail has soft pretzels made fresh daily but if you want a more filling meal, the taproom is BYOF (Bring your own food) or step outside the taproom and grab food from one of Chicago’s finest food trucks!

About Dovetail Brewery

Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois, is a craft brewery owned by certified master brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Rauchbier and Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of special seasonal beers.

Taproom hours are: Tuesday, 2 pm-10 pm; Wednesday, 2 pm-10 pm; Thursday, 2 pm-10 pm; Friday, 12 pm-11 pm; Saturday, 11 am-11 pm; Sunday, 10 am-8 pm. Dovetail’s new Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursday from 2-6:30 pm.

The 22,000 square foot brewing facility includes an attractive tap room that is open to the public for drinking and retail sales. The tap room and other brewery areas are also available as a rental space for private events.

Dovetail Brewery delivers beer by the keg to venues near the brewery and also to some select venues closer to the Loop. All bars, taverns and restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area that wish to serve Dovetail beer on tap are welcome to contact the brewery at or visit the taproom during normal business hours.

For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery’s website at (under construction), their newsroom at or contact Bill Wesselink by email or Hagen Dost by email. For additional information, call 773-683-1414.

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