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July Features

Galway Bay, East Lakeview
$4 Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale draft

Beerhead Bar & Eatery, Wrigleyville
Rotating Specials

Burton Place, Old Town
Tooth and Claw Dry Hopped Lager draft special

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Head over to the beautifully restored CAAH at 12 S. Michigan and find two collaboration brews released this summer. The Arnold Palmer inspired gose, Tee'd Up, is just off the lobby in the Game Room. And head upstairs to Cindy's, one of the most well-known rooftop bars in the city, to enjoy Silly Rhub, our American style gose with rhubarb and lavendar. On draft while supplies last.

At Mousetrap....

Friday, July 19, 4pm

Jackie O’s and Critters Tapping
Two fun beers from Athens, Ohio and a new one from us:

  • Quatrefoil - An oak aged blonde ale conditioned on apricots.

  • Final Entropy - A kolsch inspired farmhouse beer made in collaboration with Jester King.

  • Oh and we’ll be tapping our latest draft only test bath Critters. Part of a larger project we're working on banking, isolating, and further exploring some of our wild cultures we've harvested directly from native plants, fruits and similar sources. A funky wit beer brewed with green coriander and tangerine peel, fermented with an isolate from our native blueberry skin mixed culture. A slightly higher than usual hopping of Grungiest lends a floral peach note and helps to keep acidity in check. Brett forward with floral funk and notes of blueberry pie, white grape juice, brunch time mimosas, and jasmine tea with subtle acidity and a pillowy softness from a grist of almost 50% unmalted wheat.

Saturday, August 3, 11:30am

Squoke and Miscellanea Vol. 2 Bottle Release!
It’s that time again! A double release featuring Squoke in 750mL bottles ($20) and the next batch (Vol. 2) of Miscellanea in 250mL four packs ($16). We will be utilizing the reservation system for this event, those will go live on our Releases page at noon on Monday, July 29.

Miscellenea Vol. 2 notes are pending, but here is more about Squoke, the creation that has lived in one of our Barolo foedres for the past 20 months. In fact, the first wort brewed at Mousetrap went into that foedre! You can read the full story in our July 18 newsletter, but here are some tasting notes to get your motor running:

The dry, but wonderfully fruited, vinous character is supported by complex wood tannin structure while barnyard earthiness plays off ripe pineapple and nectarine notes from mixed fermentation of Brettanomyces claussenii, mango-like farmhouse ale yeast, and acidic wild cultures. Initial blushes are of nectarines, strawberries, and blackberry jam with a deeper base of soil, mahogany, and India ink. These are followed by a quick nip of nectarine like acidity expanding to an expressive meadow of over-ripened peach flesh, angel food cake, and summer harvest honey. The finish is a long, meandering affair of tannin, slate like minerality, pie crusts, and black cherry.

at all the other Cool Spots....

Fri. 7/19
Off Color Pint Night
Tapster, Lincoln Park

Featuring The One Percent Bourbon Cherry Wit, Yuzu Fierce Berliner Weisse with Yuzu, You Never Take Me Anywhere Nice Zwickel lager, and everybody’s favorite, Apex Predator.

Sat. 7/27
Midwest Belgian Beer Fest
Tickets Online $55

Sat. 8/3
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
St. Viator, Old Irving
Tickets $65

Thurs. 8/8, Thurs. 8/22
Beer & BBQ Cruise with Off Color
Wendella Boat Tours
Tickets $60

Sat. 8/10
Great Taste of the Midwest
Madison, WI (sold out)
Find us next to Piece & 3 Floyds!

Sat. 8/17
12th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review
Downtown Oak Park
Tickets $50

Wed. 8/16
Red Star Bar Tap Takeover
Whole Foods Lakeview

Chicagoland Tastings

Fri. 7/19, 5-7pm: Plum Market
Fri 8/2: 5-7pm: Rayan's, Uptown
Fri. 8/22, 5-7pm: Oktoberfest Tasting, Binny's

Updated 7/18/19
Event details and draft lists

always subject to change.

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