What: SideDoor presents a selection of the rarest beers created by Goose Island Brewery. Additionally, ticket holders can enjoy a no-holds-barred steak dinner, beer musings from Beverage Director Jeff Van der Tuuk, and an exclusive flight of this year’s Bourbon County series craft brews.
Where: SideDoor 100 E. Ontario
When: Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m.
Details: As some of the highest rated beers on BeerAdvocate.com, the Bourbon County and Vintage Ale selection showcased at SideDoor’s Goose Island Beer Dinner offers guests an opportunity to sip on one-of-a-kind craft brews. Featured beers, which are of higher ABV, typically sell out within minutes of Goose Island’s release on Black Friday, November 28. These barrel-aged beers take an extended period of time (some even up to two full years) before they can be released. Guests taking part in this dining experience can enjoy four-ounce pours, per pairing.
Tickets: $100 per diner, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 312.787.6768 or by emailing JVanDerTuuk@lawrysonline.com. Space is very limited.
An over-the-top beer selection warrants equally crave-worthy food pairings, and Chef Brian Kwak offers diners paired fare that’s as savory as each brew. Dishes include: Mesclun and Frisee, pomegranate, bourbon-macerated blackberries, candied pecans,
Mesclun and Frisee, pomegranate, bourbon-macerated blackberries, candied pecans, citrus vinaigrette
2014 Lilith Pomegranate Berlinerweiss
Duck Duo, smashed duck confit potatoes, cherry demi-glace
2014 Madame Rose Belgian Style Brown Ale
New York Strip Steak, braised kale, roasted Brussels sprouts, red wine and espresso reduction
2014 Bourbon County Stout
Sticky Toffee Pudding, chocolate covered espresso beans, crème anglaise
Flight of 2014 Bourbon County Coffee, Bourbon County Proprietors,
Bourbon County Barleywine