Dovetail Brewery releases new Grodziskie classic Polish beer for limited late summer special

Product launch

 There could be no better place than Chicago for the acclaimed local brewery, Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine at Ravenswood in the North Center neighborhood), to release a classic Grodziskie (pronounced grod-zjisk-hee-eh). This classic Polish craft beer will be a highlight of the late summer season for Chicago’s beer lovers, because Dovetail Grodziskie—a beer that is very hard to find—will be on tap around the city for the next several weeks.

Grodziskie is a seasonal specialty beer named after the town in Poland where it was first brewed. “It’s a cool and refreshing late summer beer that goes down nice and easy in warm summer weather,” said Dovetail co-owner Bill Wesselink.  

Pale straw in color, with a feisty effervescence, it is more carbonated than Dovetail’s Hefeweizen and lower in alcohol (3.8%). Grodziskie is a 100% smoked wheat beer that offers light, citrus-like overtones with just a surprising hint of spice and smoke in the backnotes. This beer is served with a lush head of foam and laces the glass beautifully with every sip. It’s a perfect way to beat the heat at a late summer barbecue.

Beer lovers are encouraged to enjoy this wonderful seasonal specialty beer during the next few weeks, because once it’s gone, it won’t be available again until next year. The Grodziskie is available on tap at Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark), Fountainhead (1970 W. Montrose), Quenchers (2401 N. Western) and the Links Taproom (1559 N. Milwaukee) as well as at the Dovetail Brewery taproom with its newly expanded hours. The taproom is now open Tuesday through Sunday.

This month, Dovetail Brewery’s taproom was named one of the Five Hottest Bars in Chicago Right Now by Chicago Magazine.

Stop by to visit the taproom, grab a beer and remember to BYOF (Bring your own food). In addition, some of Chicago’s finest food trucks frequently can be found parked in front of the taproom.

About Dovetail Brewery

 Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois, is a craft brewery owned by 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.


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 is 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 pick up kegs, in two sizes, at the brewery 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 at or Hagen Dost by email at For additional information, call 773-683-1414.


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Cindy Kurman