March 26, 2016
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THURS, APRIL 21ST, LINCOLN SQUARE, 7-9PM. Just when you think things are the way they are supposed to be, they change. To “transform” implies a change of character with little resemblance of the past configuration or structure. Both forms may have value, and may even be coveted, but they cannot exist at the same time. New Holland Brewing Co. understands what it means to transform. They take things like water, hops and barley, and combine them into something we all want: delicious Craft beer. But they don’t stop there. They also take these brews and send them into a whirlwind of change through a still, resulting in equally impressive Artisan Spirit, Bierschnapps, as well as tinkering with the impact barrels can have for our favorite beverages. We are bringing all of these liquids to Jerry’s, in all of their forms together so you can taste them, side by side, and decide which variation wins your heart. It’s okay not to choose a favorite. We can’t. We enjoy them all.
Full Circle Kolsch has been reinvented into Bierschnapps White.
Cabin Fever Brown Ale has been distilled and spent time in a wood sheet to become Bierschnapps Barreled.
Dragon’s Milk is a stout that has spent time in New Holland spent bourbon barrels. New Holland then takes their bourbon and ages it those same barrels (their third use for transformation), and the result is Beer Barrel Bourbon.
This event is FREE to attend, pay as you go for food and drinks. We’ll have some lovely folks from New Holland on hand to talk beer, spirits and transformation with you and yours. Don’t be nervous…be ready to TRANSFORM.
March 24, 2016
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TUESDAY, MARCH 29TH, WICKER PARK. An evening with Ciders, Science Fiction and Small sandwiches. Slider options and movies tba.
Ciders (more to come):
-Vander Milll Chapman’s Blend – made from a variety of American heritage apples including: Winesap Baldwin, Northern Spy and Johnathan.
-VanderMill Green Mill – Cyser- green, aged in Green Bush Dellusion barrels & made with Michigan wildflower honey.
-Virtue Cider The Mitten – A winter cider blend of last season’s best cider, aged in bourbon barrels, with the new season’s fresh pressed juice.
-Virtue Percheron – French farmhouse style cider aged in wine barrels. 2015 Gold Medal Winner at FoBab.
-Uncle John’s Hard Cider Melded – A combination of English, French & American cider specific apples blended together, hence the name, Melded.
-Uncle John Apple Blueberry – Uncle John’s fresh apple cider which they ferment and blend with rich Michigan Blueberry Juice.
-Wandering Aengus Bloom – Sweet and fruit forward from orchards in Hood River and Culver, OR.
-Prima Still – Only the natural effervescence from 20 different heirloom apple varieties. The traditional, non-carbonated way to drink cider.
March 9, 2016
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH, WICKER PARK. As part of our ongoing educational series, Jerry’s is excited to bring you “All About Cider”, a panel discussion with the best and most knowledgeable people to discuss cider we know. Our panel includes:
Gregory Hall – Founder Virtue Cider , Goose Island Beer Co.
Michelle Foik – Founder Eris Brewery and Cider House.
Brian Rutzen – Cider Director at The Northman.
Paul Vander Heide – Co-Founder Vander Mill.
Richard Bertsche – Prima Cider
Moderator: Josh Noel, Travel & Beverage Writer for the Chicago Tribune.
The focus for the night is obviously cider, and the many different aspects of bringing this delicious beverage to you. We’ll cover many topics, including:
-Apple Varieties. Purposes for using specific varieties.
-Different styles of cider.
-General process of making cider. How it’s different from other beverages (like beer).
-Barrel-Aging program and it’s impact on flavor.
-Other ingredients and their impact/purpose (fruits, nuts, etc).
-Market Growth/Expectations for Cider.
-And whatever else happens to come up.
This is a FREE event; pay as you go for food and drinks.
RSVP does NOT guarantee entry, so we recommend coming early. If you want to have dinner, we recommend coming even earlier so servers are not trying to talk over our distinguished panelists.
March 7, 2016
by Chef Mark
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Ten specials for March, many with an Irish bent in homage to the big day. Housemade corned beef & cabbage, Irish meatloaf, smoked Irish salmon, plus Gene’s sausage, crawfish sausage, and other good stuff. See Specials Menu on this site.
March 3, 2016
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TUESDAY, MARCH 8th, LINCOLN SQUARE – We’re not new to Chicago, but we’re the new kid on the block in Lincoln Square. Come get neighborly with us while we eat smoked sausage from Gene’s Sausage Shop and drink beer from Arcade Brewery, including their collab brew the Gene’s Sausage Bock.
We’ll be pouring:
-Gene’s Sausage Bock Beer
-Mega Milk Oatmeal Stout
-Firkin of Mega Milk Stout with Raspberries
-Primordial Pair (Pale Ale with jaggery, El Dorado & Palisades hops)
March 1, 2016
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THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH, WICKER PARK. Come out for the First Annual Paddy Smoke concert. Chicago’s favorite funk/rock/soul band Hood Smoke is teaming up with special guests Davy Knowles and Matt Reed to bring you Paddy Smoke. They’ll play Irish-inspired music for your little Irish-loving heart. Plus we’ll have food specials like corned beef, Irish-smoked salmon and more. As always, plenty of craft beer and whiskey for all of your celebration needs.
February 28, 2016
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MONDAY, FEB 29TH, LINCOLN SQUARE, 7PM. How many rabbits? 5 RABBITS! Our first beer event at Lincoln Square is going to be a good one. A very limited selection of experimental new and rare beers from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria will be on tap.
-Ironica IPA: A new offering that is still being tweaked. We get to taste the test batch. It’s like we’re in the future.
-Gran Missionario Pale Belgian Strong Ale with white grapes and pear.
-El Inigo Montoya: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Yodo Con Leche Imperial Porter with milk caramel and coffee. This beast won a silver medal at FOBAB last year!
February 12, 2016
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The wait is finally over. Our newest location in Lincoln Square is open! Hope to see lots of faces, both old and new.
4739 N Lincoln Ave. On the north corner of Giddings Plaza.
February 5, 2016
by Chef Mark
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The menu changes for February are small, with one exception. We are bringing back the larger list of monthly specials so, after we retire the Mardi Gras specials, they will be replaced by ~10 new specials (like the old days). Beyond that, we have added 4 new beverages – Cheerwine (a southern cherry soda since 1917) and 3 Spindrift naturally flavored seltzers. The Dorothy D was removed, since a fried fish special will be a staple on the new specials list.
February 2, 2016
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Thursday, February 18th. Celebrate a night of magic, myth, and epic heroism. And beer. Lots of barrel-aged beer. The fifth annual Oak & Iron begins at 6 pm with an array of fantasy-inspired prog and assorted metals, while regaling you with tales from forgotten sword-wielding cinema on our ten-foot screen.
Will there be a live netal band this year? We’ll let you know soon.
Beer lineup. (More TBA):
Revolution Brewing Deth’s Tar
Founders Brewing Co. Kentucky Breakfast Stout
2014 Revolution Very Mad Cow
Revolution Bean Gene
Great Divide Brewing Co. 21st Anniversary Ale
HammerHeart Brewing Company Barrel Aged Hokan’s Brown Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company High-Westified Imperial Coffee Stout
2014 Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey Angel’s Share
Upland Brewing Company Cherry Lambic
The Bruery Rueuze
This event has NO entry fee and is pay as you go. Many of these beers are very limited so it’s first come, first served for all. Fantasy costumes are encouraged, not required.