Registration is live for our next Hoppy Hour on July 23rd.

The event takes place on July 23 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Free with RSVP / $5 suggested donation.

Join us next Thursday as we taste and discuss patio beers with Advanced Cicerone Shana Solarte and brewers from Begyle, Dovetail, Empirical, and Spiteful. “Patio beers” may not be an “official style” – but they’re one of the highlights of these hot Chicago summers!

Don’t miss out on the chance to spend a summer evening with Malt Row breweries and hear about their new patios and their favorite beers to knock back while they’re outside. Use the links below to purchase your beers in advance and sip-along! Presentation includes Q&A.

Featured Beers

  • Begyle’s Picnic Island – Brewed in collaboration with Chef Cleetus Friedman, this cream ale features subtle aromatics of lemon peel, grain, and grass, while its delicate cereal grain flavors end with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Light, easy drinking, and infinitly sessionable, it pairs perfectly with Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline – Welcome to Picnic Island. [available in 16oz 4-packs] Order for Pickup
  • Dovetail’s Hefeweizen – Easy to drink with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. A rich, yolk-orange wheat beer, featuring the aroma of clove and fruit in perfect balance. Refreshing with a hint of mandarin-orange-like acidity; huge effervescent head. Thick, lasting foam that leaves an attractive lacing at every sip. [available in 16oz 4-packs] Order for Pickup or Delivery
  • Empirical’s Gamma Ray Ginger Wheat – Gamma Ray was designed to be the perfect pairing for food. We began with a classic Witbier malt bill then added our own twist by tossing fresh ginger root and lime zest into the boil while adding cracked black and pink peppercorns as a “dry hop”. The body of this beer is light and spritzy with just a touch of tartness to help round out all the flavors and make the ginger and citrus sing. Gamma Ray is ultra refreshing especially when consumed with full flavored, spicy or floral foods, especially grilled veggies. [available in 12oz 6-packs] Order for Pickup or Delivery
  • Spiteful’s Tangerine Radler – Spiteful’s first summer seasonal, this Radler is a blend of Spiteful Lager with the brewery’s own house-made tangerine soda. No added sugar makes this a crisp, dry sipper that’s damn refreshing on even the hottest days. Looking for an extra kick? Add a shot of your go-to gin, campari or mezcal. [available in 16oz 4-packs] Order for Pickup

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