At October, we do all sorts of events, events where we bring together great food and beer, and music, and those events are structured and have tickets. But you know what is also great? Just getting together, sans ticket, with like-minded people and drinking a beer and talking baseball, or beer, or music. Simple. Effective. Beautiful.
In that vein, we're happy to help put together this meetup in Chicago this coming Thursday, July 13th. It's right before Pitchfork's music festival, where you'll be able to visit the October booth and see many of our contributors, take free fun pictures, and be entered to win a trip to OctFest, so there will be some music talk.
But for this particular meetup, at this halfway point in the baseball season, we're bringing together beer and baseball people. We've got writers that cover the White Sox, the Cubs, the Mariners and more. We've got writers that cover prospects. We've got writers that cover the Brewers, writers that cover brewers, and then also actual brewers – from great breweries like 3Floyds and Moody Tongue – and we've got a beer historian to remind us of what we've forgotten.
We've got some of your favorite October writers, and some great writers from FanGraphs and The Athletic, our partners in this venture.
And, most importantly, we've got you? Because it's you that will come to the bar, eat our free food, enjoy our drink specials, and – most importantly – talk to all of us about beer, baseball, and the finer points of life.
Maybe some of that sounded complicated, but in the end it's not. Come have a beer with us at the Local Option in Chicago on Thursday night. We'll be at the back of the bar from 7 to 10pm, and we'll be yammering about something or another. You'll fit right in.
Local Option, Chicago
Thursday, July 13th, 7-10pm
Eno Sarris, FanGraphs, BeerGraphs & October
Sahadev Sharma, The Athletic
Craig Edwards, FanGraphs
James Fegan, The Athletic
Matt Dennewitz, BeerGraphs, October
Will Robertson, October
JR Shirt, BeerGraphs, October
Sean Ahmed, Chicago Cubs
Andy Behrens, Yahoo
Casey Boguslaw, Read Optional Baseball
Ryan Divish, Seattle Times
Cat Garcia, Baseball Prospectus
Dan Hayes, CSN Chicago
Daniel Hodgman, Baseball Prospectus
Chris Kamka, CSN Chicago
Andrew Mason, Brewer, 3Floyds Brewing
Tommy Meyers, Baseball Prospectus Wrigleyville
Josh Nelson, South Side Sox
Anthony Rescan, Baseball Prospectus & Beyond the Box Score
JT Rea, Head Brewer, Moody Tongue
Dan Santaromita and Matt Cassidy, FutureSox
Bill Savage, Beer Historian; English Professor, Northwestern University
Brett Taylor, BleacherNation
David Wiers, STATS, LLC
Jared Wyllys, 2080, Sporting News