Casa Humilde Cervecería Artesanal (“humble house” in Spanish) was founded by José and Javier Lopez, two Mexican-American brothers from the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago. Their mission is simple: to create great beers that can be enjoyed in any setting. Casa Humilde beers range from traditional and modern styles to beers with a twist that showcase traditional Latin ingredients near and dear to their roots.
Casa Humilde released their first two beers—Maizal Mexican Lager and Nopalli Prickly Pear Farmhouse Ale—at the Brew Yards in August 2019 and officially joined the beer hall with their own tap wall on November 1st. #StayHumilde
Growing up in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood, Javier Lopez, often helped his father in his craft of building iron fences around the Chicagoland area. These experiences instilled in Javier a strong work ethic and love of working with his hands.
Being the first born son of Mexican immigrants, Javier is family-oriented, soft-spoken and an overall witty guy who has served on the Hermosa Neighborhood Association board for two consecutive years thus far. Graduating from Lincoln Tech after studying automotive technology, he switched gears completely and joined the Electricians Union Local 134, where he has been able to happily tinker his days away while starting a hobby: crafting beers and discovering ingredients at home with youngest brother, José.
Fast-forward four years to present times, and it’s safe to say that a simple hobby turned passion as Casa Humilde Cerveceria takes over Javier’s free time. His love of tinkering and family has helped lay a solid foundation for the vision of the brand as the Lopez brothers continue to expand their brewery business and connections. Still active in his community volunteer efforts, Javier hopes the expansion of Casa Humilde will provide space for opportunities to give back in the Hermosa community and bridge the gap between Mexican-American consumers and the craft beer industry.
José Lopez has always been a big fan of good music, good food and especially good beer. As a child, he would always buy the latest cassettes and CDs from his favorite bands, especially Los Tigres Del Norte. He always loves to try all kinds of food and really enjoys cooking. He is definitely not a picky eater!
After high school, he started a band with his friends and kept that band going for 8 years. After bringing his music career to an end, he decided it would be fun for him and his older brother Javier to learn how make beer similar to the craft beer they were enjoying at the time.
Four years into homebrewing, Casa Humildecerveceria has emerged and a new chapter in their brewing journey begins
MEDIA NARANJA Pale Ale 5.2%
Created to celebrate our very own Jose and Denise’s marriage on 9/5/2020, this citrus-forward pale ale is brewed with Mosaic hops, Citra hops and orange peel. Light. Crisp. Easy drinking. Cheers to love and beer!
Maizal Sal Y Limón Mexican Lager With Lime & Salt 4.7%
Brewed with just the right amount of corn for a pleasant touch of sweetness. Mild bitterness. We’ve added lime & salt to this already crisp and refreshing lager for a zesty and refreshing twist.
MANGAZO HAZY MANGO IPA 7.5%
Brewed with Citra & Amarillo hops. We add mango to this great combination of hops and the result is a tropical hazy IPA full of juicy citrus and mango flavor.
ALBA Mexican Amber Lager 5.1%
Copper color. Mild maltiness. Pleasantly toasty with a crisp finish.
MAIZAL Mexican Lager 4.7%
Brewed with just the right amount of corn for a pleasant touch of sweetness. Mild bitterness. Crisp and refreshing.
TEMPESTAD Imperial Stout With Roasted Hazelnuts & Ecuadorian Cacao 9%
Brewed with Roasted Hazelnuts and Roasted Cacao from the Fortaleza Del Valle Cooperative in the Manabi region of Ecuador. This Imperial Stout has a soft nutty flavor and aroma. Lighter body with balanced roasted flavor.
TEMPESTAD Imperial Stout Aged in Willett Bourbon Barrels 9%
We aged this beer for 1 year in Willett Bourbon barrels. Lighter body stout. Pleasant bourbon aroma. Robust bourbon flavor. Soft chocolate tones.
TEMPESTAD Imperial Stout With Mexican Vanilla & Ecuadorian Cacao 9%
Brewed with Planifolia Vanilla from its place of origin, Veracruz, MX & Roasted Cacao from the Fortaleza Del Valle Cooperative in the Manabi region of Ecuador. This Imperial Stout has a subtle, rich mouthfeel with balanced soft tones of Vanilla, Caramel & Chocolate.
CANTARITO Hard Seltzer with Grapefruit, Lime & Salt 5%
Based on the Mexican drink “Cantarito”. Refreshing and full-flavored grapefruit with a twist of lime and salt.
PA’ LA CASA Mango Chamoy Michelada 4.7 %
The sweetest drop with the juiciest drip. Freshly squeezed limón, tangy chamoy, and sweet mango with a healthy dose of chile make this a perfectly balanced fruit-forward Michelada.