A Beer Preview for October's Year End Party With Hannibal Buress & ThundercatDecember 21, 2017
It’s awesome to go see Hannibal Buress make jokes. It’s amazing to hear Thundercat’s funky basslines. It’s haunting to sway to Cold Speck’s beautiful voice. All of this in one place at one time for October's year-end party deserves an even bigger adjective.
Sure, sure, but what about the beer?
The artists are set for October’s big year-end party in Chicago on December 29th – there are still a few seats available here – but so are the breweries. So, it makes sense to preview the event right. Now we can give you a sense of what beers you’ll get, alongside some of the music and jokes you’ll enjoy after the two-hour tasting period. Even though they are bringing more beer, I’ll preview one beer per brewery so there are still some surprises when you arrive.
Beer fest with great music and comedy? Comedy and music with great beer? Who cares what you call it, come join the fun.
Chocolate Milk Stout
“Our Chocolate Milk Stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and more chocolate. With a firm tan head and a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate Milk Stout is a perfect complement to the change of seasons.”
Ransack the Universe Hemisphere IPA
“Australian Galaxy and Yakima Valley Mosaic hops deliver aromas and flavours of tropical fruits, mango and citrus in this perfectly balanced IPA.”
"Brewed with locally sourced, midwestern honey, our blonde ale is clean and balanced, with subtle fruity notes in the fermentation profile and a dry finish. Pure, drinkable goodness makes this our most popular beer."
Rupture Fresh Grind Ale
“The first of its kind, we're obtaining the most from each hop through a grinding process as we brew the beer for a bright hop aroma and character.” [Our reviewer gave it a 91/100!]
Tough Kitty Milk Stout
"This bad cat features complex layers of carmel and chocolate malt; subtle hopping provides purrfect balance. The unruly appearance is merely a ruse, masking smooth, elegant manners nd a refined, creamy taste."
“Cultivateur represents our own take on a barrel-aged classic. Blending saison, brett, and sour styles to build depth and complexity, Cultivateur offers a crisp, rustic flavor profile perfect for sharing life’s simple pleasures.”
God Damn Pigeon Porter
“Roasty, toasty, and lightly hoppy. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes. Dangerously drinkable!”
“Fermented with toasted oak chips, this semi-sweet cider is back-sweetened with pure Vermont maple syrup. Offering notes of vanilla and oak with a hint of maple, this unique cider is the perfect accompaniment to chilly winter weather.”
WPA Wildflower Pale Ale
“A big Mandarina Bavaria hop nose, enhanced by Marigold, Elderflower, and Sweet Osmanthus Blossoms.”
Made Marion Blackberry Hard Cider
"Ripe and juicy, Made Marion unites Northwest apples with whole locally grown Marionberries. The crown jewel of all blackberry varieties, Marionberries are a true testament to the bounty of Oregon."
Rosetta Kriek Beer
"Dark red-to-brown hue, with a balanced flavor and tart finish. Rosetta displays a mild sourness resulting from the mixed culture fermentation balanced by notes of cherries and red berry fruits with sutle malt sweetness."
Daaaaaaaaamn. I know I’m ready to hit the samples on the 29th.
See you there!
Thanks to Alexander Jorgensen for the header picture.