Imbibing: Dogfish Head Beer Invades Chicago

Two, count ‘em, two, Dogfish Head events are scheduled for the near future in Chicago, starting tonight with a free tasting at LUSH Wine and Spirits in University Village. If you can wade through the gurgling sea of UIC students, from 5pm to 7pm this evening, a brewer from Dogfish Head will be on hand to explain his company’s unorthodox approaches to beer-making and pass out samples to the eager masses.

After the hangover, on October 10th, Ben Pao and Dogfish Head are teaming up to bring you a five course dinner with beer pairing to celebrate Autumn Moon, a Chinese holiday which we think is actually this, but it has a lot of different names and is just a thin excuse for an event dinner, so whatever. These beers are designed to go well with food, and specifically with that’s being served - um, duh, what’s what a pairing is. But Dogfish Head’s beers more than most, maybe? We’re only saying this because we’ve been to a Dogfish Head/cheese pairing dinner once and they worked really well together. The event costs $60, which is a lot more than free, but you do get dinner out of it.

The notice mentions that the dinner is for adults 21 and over only - quite obvious, although we don’t think we can recall seeing such an admonishment such as this in event flyers very often. Do you think they’ll be carding tonight? Underage UIC students, please report back with your findings.

Dogfish Head [Official Site]

Free Dogfish Head Beer Tasting at Lush Wine and Spirits - University Village [Local Wine Events]

LUSH Wine and Spirits [Official Site]

Ben Pao [MenuPages]
Ben Pao [Official Site]

[Photo: Handmade Beer Deserves Handmade Art, Dogfish Head]

Imbibing: Dogfish Head Beer Invades Chicago