Events Highlight Harpoon and Two Brothers Breweries, Plus Gin and Tequila Tastings
Harpoon tasting Wednesday, July 7
Gin tasting and cocktail class Tuesday, July 13
Two Brothers tasting Wednesday, July 21
Tequila School Wednesday, July 28
No fee to attend
Fizz Bar & Grill has steadily made a name for itself for its outstanding lineup of craft beers, but the popular Lakeview destination can also boast a well-edited selection of spirits. July is the month to explore all that Fizz Bar & Grill has to offer, with tasting events showcasing two craft breweries, along with gin and tequila.
On Wednesday, July 7, beers from Boston’s Harpoon Brewery will be highlighted. Gins from Hendrick’s, Tanqueray and Death’s Door Spirits from Door County, Wisconsin will be showcased with a tasting and cocktail class on Tuesday, July 13. Crooner Steve Z will also be on hand, setting a sophisticated mood by serenading the crowd with Sinatra-style standards. Wednesday, July 21 brings beers from Two Brothers Brewing Company, straight out of the western suburb of Warrenville. Then, on Wednesday, July 28, a variety of tequilas will get the tasting treatment during Fizz’s “Tequila School.” All of Fizz Bar & Grill’s tasting events take place at 8 p.m. and are free to attend.
Fizz Bar & Grill is open Monday and Tuesday 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Wednesday through Friday 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 a.m. and 11 a.m.-midnight.
Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Brewer John Baker Leads “100 Barrel Series” Event
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Brewer John Baker from Harpoon Brewery (creator of the previously released, limited edition “100 Barrel Series – Catamount Maple Wheat”) will discuss and sample Harpoon’s 28th session of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series.
This series celebrates the year’s hop harvest with Glacier Harvest Wet Hop beer, a pale ale made with fresh Glacier hops. Smoke Daddy’s public tasting event will feature a special beer menu with Harpoon Brewery beers, including Harpoon IPA and Harpoon Leviathan Series, available in addition to the Glacier Harvest sampling.
The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series is a return to our brewing roots. We call it the 100 Barrel Series because that’s exactly what it is— one-of-a-kind limited batch creations fashioned by a Harpoon brewer. The 28th edition (Glacier Harvest Wet Hop) by Harpoon brewer Ray Dobens, has a heroic dose of fresh hops from the day of the harvest.The hop flavor and aroma from this copper-colored ale comes from a generous late addition of freshly harvested “wet” hops.
The origins of India Pale Ale (IPA) dictate its flavor profile. As a result of needing a beer that could withstand the trip from England to India via unrefrigerated sailing vessels, the English brewers took advantage of two natural preservatives: alcohol and hops. Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.
The Harpoon Leviathan Series surfaced at Harpoon in the summer of 2008. The series is an exploration in brewing big beers for adventurous palates. Leviathan beers will be brewed in 120-barrel batches.
Smoke Daddy Rhythm and BarBQue
1804 West Division, Chicago, IL 60622
Tuesdays, 11:30am-11:00pm. Free, live music at 9:00pm.