Marz Brewing

Chicago–made craft beer

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artist spotlight

Introducing Nana Nozaki. An exceptional designer with a flair for the fantastic (and political), she designed our classic brew, THE MACHINE. If you like stripes, red, blue, and extraordinary design parties, look out for more of her work (soon)!

View her work at http://nananozaki.com

Marz Community Brewing Co. is dedicated to making small, artisanal batches of beer in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. Then we share them with our families, community, and friends we have yet to meet.

what’s Marz is yours

Hand brewed
in Chicago

Our Beer

Here’s a few of our latest.

Look out for many more dropping soon.

  • Citra!Citra!Citra!

    DIPA / abv: 8%

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  • Dank Grass

    Gluten Free IPA / abv: 5%

    Our gluten free IPA made with a mash of maize and Golden Naked Oats, with sorghum and jaggery added to the boil. Most of the hops are added to the whirlpool for this beer to limit bitterness, with a massive dry hopping for more hop flavor and aromas.

  • Diliner Weisse

    Berliner Weisse with Dill / abv: 4%

    A classic Berliner Weisse fermented in steel with a house mix of bacteria and yeasts before we add fresh dill, dill seeds, and red pepper flakes for a little back of the throat spice.  

  • Boogie Nights

    Double Wheat Pale Ale with Rooibos Tea / abv: 8.5%

    The imperial, hop forward version of Jungle Boogie. Far greater late boil and dry hop additions compared to Jungle Boogie.

  • Splash!

    'Tropical' Pale Ale / abv: 6%

    A dry hopped APA fermented with a custom yeast blend that creates tropical and citrus fruit flavors and aromas that compliment the complex fruity hops in this beer.  No fruit is added.

  • French Kiss

    Tart Saison / abv: 5%

    Ginger, citrus & lemongrass are added to the kettle, then fermented at high temps with lacto and two other yeasts.  Moderately hopped for a saison with American and German hops. 

  • Boogie Nights

    Double Black Wheat ale / abv: 7.5%

    A seasonal Jungle Boogie variant for fall and spring featuring the tea you love, more and different hops than Jungle Boogie, and some debittered dark wheat for a little roast flavor and color. Similar to a west coast black IPA.

  • A Lifestyle Beer

    Berliner Weisse with Yerba Mate and Guayusa teas with Papaya / abv: 4.5%

    This is a mix culture sour fermented in stainless for about 3 weeks at high temps.  The fermentation produces complex citrus and tropical fruit flavors along with a bright sour edge.  The papaya flavors and light sweetness carry the finish and compliment the faint tannins from the teas.

  • Double Splash

    Tropical DIPA / abv: 8%

    Fermented with the same yeast we use for Splash with a different fermentation schedule to keep the fruity esters while creating a sweeter finish.  Many of the hops in this beer are recent releases and add more tropical fruit flavors and aromas.

  • Liquid Dreams

    DIPA / abv: 9%

    Almost malty enough to qualify as an American Barleywine, and very well hopped with Mosaic and many other hops.  Named for our aspirations to open a professional brewery and produce beers people love to drink.

  • Lost Lake Piranhanas with Pineapple

    APA / abv: 5.6%

    A Marz and Paul McGee collab, Piranhanas is fermented at high temps with a yeast blend that produces an array of tropical fruit flavors and dries out the beer, emphasizing the fermentation and hop flavors.

  • Midway ChiPA

    Midwest DIPA / abv: 8%

    This is our spin on the hazy northeast double IPA style that generally feature huge hop aroma and flavors with a soft bitterness.  We use our own yeast blend to achieve the NE mouth feel with additional fruity esters and complexity.  Every batch of this beer is similar to the last, but with a different dry hop emphasized.  It's a way for us to explore new hops and keep the beer exciting for fans.  Batches have included Gruen Gheist, Hallertau Blanc, Styrian Wolf, Zuper Saazer, and Citra Powder.  

  • Nasal Cavity

    Golden Milk Stout with wasabi root and vanilla beans / abv: 5.5%

    A collaboration with Against the Grain. Contrary to popular belief, real wasabi root isn’t nearly as spicy as the green ‘wasabi’ blob provided at most sushi places — that’s actually made with horseradish. In this beer, fresh wasabi root provides an immediate sensation and mouthfeel on the tongue, then changes to  tea-like flavors that are quickly overwhelmed by the lactose sweetness and vanilla in the finish.

  • Potion #1

    Barrel Aged Gruit Ale / abv: 7.5%

    The launch of our new Potion series! Bittered with Heather Tips in the boil, and flavored with fresh rosemary, cinnamon sticks, and elderberries in the fermenter.  This is more of an ancient or foraged beer style bittered and flavored without hops.  We aged this beer in absinthe and wine barrels for a few months, then bottle conditioned with a neutral yeast to avoid adding any additional character during bottle fermentation.  This is a one of a kind beer that blew us away - the aroma is very different than what you taste.   Ask you local shaman where you can get a bottle of this crazy brew.

  • Smoke Wheat Everyday

    Grodziskie / abv: 5%

    Intense smoke aroma and flavor that diminish with each sip, revealing melon rind and cedar in the aroma with other characteristics similar to a Kolsch.  The large portion of wheat in the grist helps this beer settle to a brilliant clarity and produces a rocky head while pouring.

  • The Machine

    American Pale Ale / abv: 5.3%

    With a nod to our hardworking and highly powerful political organizations here in Chicago, Marz made this delicious beer to buy your vote.

  • Jungle Boogie

    Pale Wheat with Rooibos Tea / abv: 5.4%

    Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the Mosaic hops and fruity Rooibos tea flavors.

  • The Bubbly Creek

    Berliner Weiss / abv: 3.0%

    The Bubbly Creek is the first brew in our South Side Sour line. Our Bubbly Creek is a traditional German style top–fermented wheat beer, made with both traditional warm–fermenting yeasts and our own strain of lactobacillus plantarum culture.

  • The Bubbly Creek with Yuzu

    Berliner Weiss / abv: 4.0%

    The Yuzu fruit kicks up the tartness of The Bubbly Creek giving it an exceptional nose to boot.

  • Duchess de Bridgeport

    Sour Red Ale / abv: 6.3%

    A South Side Sour red ale brewed with our proprietary souring bacteria, Duchess De Bridgeport is our take on a Flanders Red. Notes of strawberry, dried fruit, and citric hops intermingle with a round lactic sourness. The Duchess is an homage to our mom, Maria Marszewski.

  • Ruby’s Tears

    Gose / abv: 5.1%

    The Gose style of beer originates from Leipzig, Germany but now we make it in Bridgeport. Ruby's Tears has a low hop bitterness and a complementary spice from the use of ground coriander seeds, with a slick salinity from the addition of lime sea salt.

  • Lumpen IPA

    Brown IPA / abv: 6.2%

    Named after long running counter culture magazine Lumpen, we made this IPA a little different than most. There’s plenty of body from caramel malts, a little roast from dark grains, and lots of Falconer’s Flight hop blend.

  • Lost Lake Exotica Ale

    Maibock Style Ale / abv: 6.0%

    Exotica Ale is our first collaboration with Paul McGee of Lost Lake. This malt focused, medium bodied, Maibock style ale is backed with a noble hop spice that compliments the flavors and dry finish of rums from various locales.

  • What the Pho

    Porter / abv: 6.2% / Seasonal – Winter

    Inspired by the Vietnamese noodle soup Pho, this Marz — Urban Belly Brew is an experimental spiced porter. We use our Bridgeporter base beer and age it on oak and sassafrass wood staves and infused with Urban Belly soup Pho base. The beer is then dry hopped with a spice blend of coriander, cinnamon, star anise, clove and peppercorn.

Who the hell are we?

The Marz collective is comprised of home brewers, professional brewers and artists that found each other while drinking beers at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar. Our love of our neighborhood and good beer inspired us to create a new experience for natives and visitors to the Community of the Future: Bridgeport.

Who are the members of the Collective? Alex Robertson was born in a lacto pool and brewed at Crown. An original cholo, Mike Marszewski, is our guiding force. Pete Alvarado is a former Vice President of CHAOS home brew club. Johanna Wawro is our spiritual advisor. Michael Freimuth is our aesthetics impresario. Doktor Kazys Ozelis is one of Chicago’s veteran homebrewers and is a founding member and former President of the HOPS home brew club. Eric Olson and Ed Marszewski are beer nerds that hail from Maria’s. Mike Redwick is our guy who can do that. Mairead Case makes us look smarter than we are. Tom Piekarz came out of nowhere. Eli Espinoza is that guy who brewed everywhere. Tim Lange is an award–winning home brewer turned pro. And Steven Schaab showed up at the brewery all the time so we hired him. The lot of us has brewed in breweries around the city, in The Netherlands and in the great State of Indiana. We operate a six barrel system and we love it.

Get in touch

Location:

3315 S Halsted St., Chicago Il 60608
The Community of the Future, USA

Contact:

Head Cholo: Ed Marszewski / edmar@marzbrewing.com / 773.837.0145

Sales Cholo: Tom Piekarz / tom@marzbrewing.com / 331.223.3226

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