Village Vintner

2380 Esplanade Drive, Algonquin, IL, 60102, United States
(847) 658-4900
Latitude: 42.14563, Longitude: -88.33811


  • Monday: 5:00 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly

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Monday 21st of January 2013 08:09:16 PM

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The owner and brewmaster of The Village Vintner previously made only wine at his original location, but has expanded to a full service restaurant and brewery. They have six house beers permanently on tap, but also routinely rotate in smaller seasonal batches throughout the year.

My favorites:
Scottish Ale- A hearty, malty, rich Scottish style ale... really tasty.
Hoprocket IPA- A very hoppy double IPA that packs a punch (8.2% ABV), but not with the usual bitter finish... very drinkable.
Double Oat Stout- A smooth and creamy stout that goes well with anything. Mix with a small portion (25%) of their Vanilla cream ale for change-up in flavor.

They are working on a small batch Imperial Stout aged in rye whisky (Templeton) barrels that will supposedly be ready in February... very much looking forward to trying this one.

As for serving sizes- they offer beer tasting paddles in 4 or 6 glasses (4oz), 16oz and 23oz mugs. They also have growlers for take home/take out.

Definitely worth the visit... and don't fear dragging the wife/girlfriend, as they make some excellent wines as well (not to mention a very good restaurant).

Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25

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