CHICAGO (May 12, 2014) — Ale Syndicate Brewers will feature their newest brew as well as their flagships during a packed calendar of events as part of the 5th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week, running May 15th-25th.
At more than a dozen events during Chicago Craft Beer Week (CCBW), Ale Syndicate will share its line up of specialty and flagship brews, currently available on tap and in stores, with beer enthusiasts all over the city.
Among the current Ale Syndicate lineup are Van de Velde, a Belgo-American Ale; Omega Midnight Foreign Extra Stout; Municipal India Pale Ale; Sunday Session, a hopped-up ale; and it’s newest debut, du Sable, a hoppy saison.
Jesse Edwin Evans, co-founder of Ale Syndicate, said the brewers are particularly excited for two events that “push the boundaries of where craft beer is today.”
On May 21, Ale Syndicate will partner with City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph, for their first ever wine and beer blending class.
“The idea came from an event we did with City Winery [in March] where we paired our beer with music in their amazing venue,” said Evans. “City Winery was looking for a flight of five beers and we only had four, so my brother Samuel and I met with their team to create a blend from our Omega Midnight Foreign Extra Stout. The best blend came from one of their ice wines – which created an almost port-like flavor. We had so much fun playing mad-scientist, we thought other people might enjoy it, too.”
The City Winery event will take place at 7pm. $35 tickets can be purchased at www.citywinery.com, and include beer, wine, light snacks and instruction from City Winery and Ale Syndicate staff.
Evans said the Ale Syndicate team is also fired up for the free Art of Beer Cocktails event at the Paramount Room, 415 N. Milwaukee Ave., also on May 21 at 7pm. There, the brewery will partner with mixologist Dan Marunowski, who is using artisan bitters and classic liqueurs to invent new cocktails with Ale Syndicate beers.
“We want to help people learn about and enjoy craft beer in new ways, and hope these two events will do just that,” said Evans.
Ale Syndicate Brewers is building out its brewing facility and tap room in Logan Square’s Green Exchange building.
“We started Ale Syndicate because we wanted to bring Chicagoans together around great beer,” said Ale Syndicate co-founder Jesse Edwin Evans. “Craft Beer Week is the perfect time to do just that. We’re thrilled to be a part of these events and celebrating with fellow craft beer lovers in the city we love the most.”
For a full list of Ale Syndicate events during Chicago Craft Beer Week, please visit http://alesyndicate.com/events/chicago-craft-beer-week.