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5 Vulture Beer by 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

Served daily at our Gino’s East South Loop location. 5 Rabbits Cerviciera’s 5 Vulture Oaxacan Style Dark Ale brewed with ancho chile is a very complex and flavorful amber ale. A toasty, malty flavor with hints of mild spices give this dark ale notes of smoothness and crisp drinkability. Low in carbonation and lacking bitterness, this ale leaves a hint of spice in the aftertaste and is best served between 42 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The 5 Vulture pairs nicely with any of our dishes featuring full-body flavors like sausage, pepperoni, and other smoky meats. Try it paired with our Deep Dish Sausage Pizza. The salty spiciness of the sausage and the rich buttery flavor of our golden crust will bring out the sweet toasty flavor of the brew.

We source the 5 Vulture from one of our favorite local suppliers, the 5 Rabbit Cerviciera in Bedford Park, IL.

Here is what they have to say about the origins of the beer:

From the brewer:

“In Aztec mythology, 5 Vulture (Macuilcozcacuauhtli) is one of the 5 Gods of Excess (Ahuiateteo) and symbolizes the excess of lust and envy. The scavenging nature of the vulture represents the stripping off of deeply rooted lustful and envious impulses from our being. 5 Vulture is also associated with wisdom and longevity.”

5 Rabbit Cerveceria was created to bring the flavors of Central and South America to the Midwest. By our approximations they have done a great job. Not to mention, the beautiful, dark amber color in this ale makes for a perfect seasonal drink with a kick of spice.

Important Information:

Style: Chile beer 6.40% ABV.

Color: Reddish brown with a foamy head.

Aroma: Caramel, sugar cane, ancho chile.

Flavor: Toasty, malty, slightly sweet, spicy (no heat), crisp finish.