2019 Stout Spectacular Beer Event
It's that time of year when we face the Chicago winter head on with our annual stout spectacular. Join us as we tap new stouts every Thursday all February long as we collectively exclaim "oh yeah!!" to the weather outside. We hope to see you here as this year's line-up will include the following and more:
The following is a preliminary list (subject to change) of what we’ll be featuring this year. Hope to see you here!!!!!
Currently on Tap
Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhulov's Russian Imperial Stout-Tampa, FL, 11.8%-Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of backstrap molasses. 8oz 9 / 14oz 15
Hubbard's Cave Brewery Peanut Butter Cup-Niles, IL, 12%- Imperial Stout with Peanut Butter Cups!
8oz 7.5 / 14oz 12.5
Off Color Brewing Dino S'mores-Chicago, IL, 10.5%-S'mores in a glass. Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 8oz 7.50 / 14oz 13
Oskar Blues Brewery BA Jahvanilla Ten Fidy-Longmont, CO, 12.9%-imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on vanilla and Jamaican Blue Mountain cold brewed coffee. 8oz 12.00 / 14oz 19.00
Pollyanna Brewing Company Raspberry Fun Size-Lemont, IL, 6.1%-Milk Stout with Raspberry, Peanut, Vanilla Bean, Cocoa Nib, and Sea Salt. 8oz 7.50 / 14oz 13
Spiteful Brewing GFY Coffee Stout-Chicago, IL, 8%- A big bad stout that is jacked up on caffeine due to use of copious amounts of Metropolis coffee. 8oz 8.00 / 14oz 12.50
Beers to Be Tapped in February
Founders Brewing Co. CBS
Pipeworks Brewing Company Coconut Almond Abduction
Prairie Artisan Ales Deconstructed Bomb Cocoa Nibs
5 Rabbit Cervecería Yodo Con Leche
Lo Rez Brewing Mint Declaration
Oskar Blues Brewery Death By Coconut
Spiteful Brewing Mrs. Oleary's Chocolate Milk Stout
Lagunitas Brewing Co Willettized Coffee Stout
Hopewell Brewing Company Big Cold Brew
Goose Island BCS Midnight Orange
Olde Hickory Brewery Event Horizon
Stone Brewing Woot Stout
2019 Stout Spectacular Beer Event
We are excited to release two more variants of Collective Arts Brewing Origin of Darkness Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stouts and their Barrel Aged Imperial Porter. We will be tapping the following beers at 5:00pm:
Collaboration with Brewski Inspired by classic Swedish desserts we combined the flavors dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon with juicy strawberries and the bright character of lemon balm.
Collaboration with Wild Beer Co.-an homage to our mutual love of Asian cuisine. We added freshly caramelized white miso to the bourbon barrel-aged stout. The combination of earthy Unami, dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla is a truly delicious experience.
Imperial Barrel Aged Porter- Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for over a year, this new Collective Project delivers a smooth combination of rich chocolate flavors from our Imperial porter, married with vanilla and warming alcohol from the barrels.
We are excited to release the first three variants of Collective Arts Brewing Origin of Darkness Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stouts. We will be tapping the following beers at 5:00pm:
Collaboration with Forbidden Root- Guajillo Chillies & Radish Honey- massive deep chocolate flavor, with background heat from the peppers and subtle spice hints of the unique radish honey.
Collaboration with KEX Brewing- Vanilla, Icelandic Sea Salt and Omnom Cocoa-a mouth watering combination of dark chocolate and vanilla, with an enjoyably salty finish.
Collaboration with Moon Dog Craft Brewery- Black truffle- flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon
and vanilla and added black truffles to age in the barrels. The combination is a velvety mix of earthy, chocolate and vanilla deliciousness.
It’s that time of year when we roll out the barrels of barrel aged beer for our annual Couldn’t Get a Ticket to FoBaB Barrel Aged Beer event. This is the event that always takes place on the Thursday prior to FoBaB, the annual Festival of Barrel and Wood Aged Beer put on by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Our event kicks-off on Thursday, November 15th, but will continue into the weekend and following weeks as supplies last- this year we will have 20+ barrels along with some rare vintage bottles. Do it the Chicago way, come early and come often!
Goose Island Bourbon County Bottles
2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout, bottled $20
2014 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, $20
2014 Bourbon County Brand Proprietors Reserve $45
2015 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout $20
2015 Bourbon County Brand Rye Stout $20
2015 Bourbon County Brand Barley Wine $20
2017 Bourbon County Brand Barley Wine $20
2017 Bourbon County Brand Northwoods $45
2017 Bourbon County Brand Stout $20
2015 Begyle Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas, 22oz, 9.8% $35
Draft Starting Lineup (subject to change)
3 Sheeps The Wolf, Sheboygan, WI, 8oz, 13.5%- rich bourbon, warm wood tannins, and notes of sweet caramel and chocolate. Yet it’s so easy-drinking. Glass $6.50
Avery Rumpkin, Boulder, CO, 8oz, 16.3%-a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness aged in fine fresh rum barrels adding suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses.$10
2015 Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Cereal Killer, Kalamazoo, MI, 8oz, 12%- English-style Barleywine aged in bourbon barrel for 12-18months. Hints of nutty malt, pralines, toffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Glass $7.00
2016 Begyle Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas, Chicago, IL, 8oz, 10%- Imperial oatmeal stout with notes of Aromas of bourbon, malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, toffee, raisins. Glass 8.50
2017 Dogfish Head Wood Aged Bitches Brew- Milton, DE, 8oz, 9%- a roasty brew chock full of aromas of vanilla, licorice and chocolate, while you’ll find notes of sweet roast coffee with every sip. Glass 6.50
2017 Firestone Walker 21st Anniversary Ale- Paso Robles. CA, 8oz, 11.8%-Chocolatey, luscious caramel complexity, creamy malt symphony, and a fresh splash of island-spice to a ridiculously balanced barrel-aged brew. Glass 8.50
2016 Epic Big Bad Baptista Release #1- Salt Lake City, UT, 8oz, 11.7%- Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Mexican coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Glass 9
2018 Founders Dankwood- Grand Rapids, MI, 8oz, 12.3%- Red IPA aged in bourbon barrels Rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity. Glass 8
2018 Founders Curmudgeons Better Half, Grand Rapids, MI, 8oz 12.7%- Old ale brewed with molasses and aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. Sweet, Rich and utterly delicious. Glass 8.50
2015 Goose Island BCS, Chicago, IL, 8oz, 14.5%-an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. Glass 9
2016 Goose Island BCS, Chicago, IL, 8oz, 14.5%- an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke.Glass 9
2016 Goose Island BCS Proprietors, Chicago, IL, 8oz, 13.1%-With Chipotle Peppers, Cocoa Nibs, And Aged In Bourbon Barrels That Previously Stored Maple Syrup. Glass 14
2017 Goose Island BCS, Chicago, IL, 8oz, 13.8%- an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. Glass 9
2015 Revolution Straight Jacket, Chicago, IL, 8oz, 13%- A strong ale to warm your insides in the dead of winter. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves. $9
Our friends at Alter Brewing are releasing their new Wet Hop IPA, guaranteed to be delicious. To celebrate, we will not only be tapping their wet hop IPA, but their Center Line Golden Ale and Alto Porto Porter. Representatives from the brewery will be here giving away swag!
Join us in honoring and celebrating the Life of Michael Isaac Green as the City of Chicago renames Hoyne Ave to Honorary Michael Isaac Green Way at the corner of Hoyne & Roscoe. The unveiling will occur at 3:00pm followed by a celebration of Mike's life in the beer garden.
We will be open on Sunday at 10:00 (no alcohol until 11:00am on Sunday....sorry we don't make the laws) for the final game of the 2018 World Cup. We sill be serving breakfast burritos in addition to our normal menu items. Sound will be on. See yeah here!