With the rise in popularity of big hoppy beers over the last decade, a few iconic breweries have stood out. While you can get a lot of those beers at the store, rarely are you able to get to the actual brewery. So what happens when the brewery wants to come to you?
Bend, Ore., brewing behemoth Deschutes Brewery will bring its free Deschutes Street Pub to Logan Square on Aug. 6 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will take over part of the square around Milwaukee and Logan (easily accessible by bike and Blue line) to showcase 50 beers on tap, including a few guest beers from local brewers Revolution, BuckleDown and Hopewell.
Entry to the event is free or you can upgrade to a VIP experience for $30 (or $50 if you want a cool T-shirt). Deschutes head chef Jeff Usinowicz will team with Revolution chef Charlie Eure and also Nathan Sears from The Radler to offer beer-friendly pairings and local bands Chicago Afrobeat Project, Swift Technique, Bailiff and Railway Gamblers will play throughout the day. Beers will cost one token ($5) and all beer proceeds will benefit Alliance for the Great Lakes and Logan Square Preservation Partnership.