Fresh off their Champion Brewery and Brewmaster award at the Brewers Association World Beer Cup this spring, Brewery Ommegang brings us yet another reason to celebrate them—this time in the form of six-packs and a brand new double IPA, Great Beyond. We sat down with Brewery Ommegang’s Market Manager, Andrew Berlanstein, to hear the story behind the two new developments.
We had a blast welcoming Brewery Ommegang’s latest Game of Thrones-inspired collaboration beer, Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale to Chicago last week at Emporium Wicker Park. We rocked out to the wildly entertaining Dread Crew of Oddwood, played some arcade games, and marveled at the creative cosplay contest hosted by the one-and-only Geek Girl Chicago.
If you’re headed to a house party or a BYOB dinner spot for New Year’s Eve, you’ll need to pick up some booze to ring in 2016. We have a few champagne alternatives for you to consider to make your night a memorable one. Scroll through our suggestions and use our BEER FINDER to locate these beers near you. Happy New Year!
Here’s a scenario that almost all of us will experience this month: we’re standing in the beer aisle, staring down a shelf with a million options in the liquor store we stopped into on the way to someone’s house for a Thanksgiving feast. And we have no idea what to choose. Read More
To celebrate the return of the Game of Thrones-inspired Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison, Brewery Ommegang held a fit feast for a king at Kaiser Tiger. There was a costume contest hosted by the one-and-only Geek Girl Chicago, a raffle, a plethora of tasty bites and live “‘Thrones Yourself” portraits by Chicago artist, Daniel Warren Johnson. It was a good time. Read More
Today we continue our collaboration series with local artist and craft beer blogger, MC Johnsen of Worth 1000 Beers. We call it Beer Prints. MC, our Artist-in-Residence, creates a new beer print each month to highlight a new-to-Chicago release on the Lakeshore Beverage portfolio. You can only get these special-edition prints through the Worth 1000 Beers Etsy store or by entering to win one on this blog. Take a look at last month’s Beer Print on Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale.
MC’s work is as unique as it is useful, as it beautifully illustrates the aromas and flavor profiles in the beer she’s featuring. Studying her prints with a pint of the featured beer is a great way to train your palate to pickup the complexities in the glass. In this month’s piece, MC highlights the tart cherry and toffee notes in Brewery Ommegang’s new Belgian-Style Kriek called Rosetta.