Very simply we are Jamie and Dale, a couple of beer lovers!!
What started out as a love for craft beer for Jamie, morphed into an unbridled passion into the world of craft beer and the vast number of breweries out there. The passion was introduced to Dale who lived in the world of lite beer and whiskey. A small adventure to a local brewery opened Dale’s palette into good lagers and a taste for porters and stouts.
The adventure for good beer led the two down a road to visit, try and experience all the breweries across the state. Visits to local Chicagoland breweries to a weekend away in the Quad City for a beercation. You might say, this became an obsession but we to say prefer hobby.
A hobby that has led to the creation of the Blue Raptor Tap House. A thought that got traction which turned into a reality. Why not? There are so many talented brewers out there that people need to experience. Our goal at the Blue Raptor Tap House is to bring as many flavors as possible to the area making it easy and fun for people to enjoy.
With a rotating tap schedule, the hazy IPA you taste today might be a different brewery's take tomorrow. And expect the same with all the beers that are on tap. Every beer will get its chance to shine. Along with the beers on tap, there will be a plentiful selection of canned beer, seltzers and sours along with having cocktails and wines in a can. You will find craft sodas plus other tasty non-alcoholic choices here. We strive to have something for everyone.
Please join us in this adventure and find your new favorites at The Raptor.