June 19, 2013
ANDERSONVILLE, JUNE 27, 7-9p. Flossmoor Station rep Shawna Carter stops by to talk Flossmoor and drink delicious beer! All day we’ll be pouring Panama Red, Delasser Belgian Pale Ale, and Mycetes Belgian Ale brewed with hedgehog mushrooms, and then at 7 PM, Finlaggin Scotch Ale aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels.
June 14, 2013
Carne Asada, Fried Oyster Po Boys, Housemade Peanut Butter, and other demented specials. See the Specials Menu on this site.
June 1, 2013
WICKER PARK, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 7:00P. A night of weed discussion, education, celebration and intrigue. The night will start off with author Ryan Nerz signing copies of his new book, MARIJUANAMERICA: One Man’s Quest to Understand America’s Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed, followed by a Q&A session, including representatives from NORML who will discuss related topics like cultural stigmas, amusing stories, and developing changes in legality. Quimby’s Bookstore will be on-site with copies of MarijuanAmerica for sale.
Lagunitas Brewing Co, famous for their marijuana-related, um, “situations”, will have piney beers on tap, and there will be stoner-themed specials from Jerry’s. There will also be live painting, and a whole lot more (tba) will be added to this fun and educational extravaganza.
Ryan Nerz is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in/on Esquire, the Village Voice, NPR, Spike TV, the Biography Channel, and The Daily Show. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY, and we are excited to have him in Chicago to share his research, humor and life experiences.
The evening will then segue into music with Dirty MF (of Grammy-nominated Liquid Soul), celebrating the Release of his new mix-tape, “Kush Groove”. Dirty MF, a legend in Chicago’s hip-hop scene, is an avid marijuana smoker and discusses this love often in his lyrics. This night also happens to be the MC’s birthday and will feature a listening of the new mix-tape and live performance with his band, the Smokin’ Sextion.
May 31, 2013
WICKER PARK, JUNE 26th-29th, 9pm, $10/night (2, 3, and 4 day passes available)
Fourth Annual Festival: Amidst a sea of auto-tune, reverb and buzz bands, the Independent Chicago Songwriter Festival brings it all back to basics – good original tunes, talented musicians, a voice and an acoustic guitar.
Initiated by musician Chris Darby in 2010, Independent Chicago has been working to help bring awareness to the underground songwriter community in the city, connecting local musicians with audiences and with each other. This year, each of the four nights will be curated by a different Chicago songwriter. Julie Jurgens, Rob Reid, Sue Fink, and Chris Darby will each host a night.
Patrons will have access to limited edition recordings and posters as well as special offerings from the artists, including a compilation CD featuring a track from each performer. Select Artists will be featured on Independent Chicago in the week leading up to the festival, www.independentchicago.org.
May 25, 2013
ANDERSONVILLE, SATURDAY, MAY 25. A tap takeover to which you will not want to be tardy. Perennial shows off its report card with excellent marks. 10 beers with “A” ratings strut their stuff – Saison de Lis, Hommel Bier, IPA #6 Black IPA, Plan B Belgian Strong Ale with Black Currants (collaboration with Half Acre), Black Walnut Dunkelweisse with Missouri Black Walnuts, Vermillion English Barleywine, Heart of Gold GABF Silver winning Wheat Wine, 17 Mint Chocolate Stout, Fantastic Voyage Milk Stout with Coconut, Abraxas Mexican Chocolate Stout.
May 3, 2013
ANDERSONVILLE, SATURDAY, MAY 18. A Jerry Craft Beer Week event – two brewers hailing from Ipswich, MA take over the taps. Clown Shoes celebrates their 3rd anniversary with Clementine, Galactica IPA, Blaecorn Unidragon, Porcine Unidragon, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blaecorn Unidragon, and Luchador de Muerte. Brash Brewing celebrates their Chicago debut with Item Nine Wheat IPA, Texas Exile Coffee Porter, Hot Fuzz (a bourbon barrel-aged Texas Exile, the only one to come to Chicago), and Smoglifter Chocolate Stout.
May 2, 2013
ANDERSONVILLE, SUNDAY, MAY19, 6PM. A mini tap take-over with one of the finest brewers of Belgian-style beers in the world. Sample year-round and rare brews from Allagash of Portland, Maine, including Blonde, Tripel, Grand Cru, Interlude, Odyssey, Bourbon Black, and the pub-only Midnight Brett! Allagash rep Ben Iversen will be here to talk Allagash beer and, while supplies last, give out Allagash glassware.
May 1, 2013
WICKER PARK & ANDERSONVILLE, MONDAY, MAY 20. It’s another Jerry Craft Beer Week event, with our pals from Solemn Oath Brewing taking over both Jerry’s for the night. We’ll be pouring Solemn Oath beer with a brewer/owner present at both Jerry’s, along with Viking films on our screens and a soundtrack of Nordic Metal. Beer list TBD, but tentatively eight taps and one firkin at each. Live rock bands, Chicago’s own Dumpster Babies and Slushy, will start after 10:00 pm at Wicker Park only.
April 30, 2013
WICKER PARK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22. It’s a crawl down one of the best craft beer streets in the City! Jerry’s will be offering IPA drafts from our favorite midwest breweries, including Boulevard, Founders, Haymarket, Half Acre, Solemn Oath, Pipeworks, Three Floyds, and Vivant. And visit our pals at Small Bar for taste of West Coast IPA’s, and Bangers & Lace for East Coast IPA’s. Here’s our lineup:
- Solemn Oath CASK Snaggletooth Bandana dry hopped with Chinook
- Solemn Oath Snaggletooth Bandana
- Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings
- Three Floyds Dreadnaught
- Founders Double Trouble
- Haymarket Mathias
- Boulevard Double Wide
- Brewery Vivant Big Red Coq
- Half Acre Vallejo
- Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert
April 29, 2013
ANDERSONVILLE, THURSDAY, MAY 23. Yep, all five of Dark Horse Brewing’s annual stout series will be on tap. Let’s count along together – Dark Horse One, Dark Horse Too, Dark Horse Tres, Dark Horse Fore, Dark Horse Plead the 5th. Wish math class was like that. Also, for those in need of a break, we’ll be pouring Dark Horse Raspberry Ale and a special “brew pub only” special release of Old Man Ale.