2012 Day of the Living Ales (Sold Out)

March 3, 2012
1:00 pmto5:00 pm
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

For the eighth consecutive year, CBS will be sponsoring Day of the Living Ales, a walk-around real ale tasting featuring the best cask conditioned ales from Chicagoland breweries and some very special guests. We’ll also be serving fine meats, cheeses, and other appetizers to help you consume responsibly.

As always, DotLA will feature the region’s largest selection of real ales (40+ casks), all of them coddled by our own staff of experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. Remember, a properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm; rather, it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature. Accept no substitute!

Attendees will be able to sample the beers and then vote for the 2012 Champion Real Ale of Chicagoland. Last year’s winners were:

  1. Goose Island Beer Company Skully (saison aged in oak barrels with fresh strawberries, honey, and Champagne yeast)
  2. Goose Island Beer Company Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
  3. Three Floyds Zombie Dust

Will a local brewer earn repeat honors in 2012? You decide!

Casks settling prior to a past event

Day of the Living Ales will be held at Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N Clark St, Chicago, over two sessions: 1-5 pm (4:45 last call) and 6-10 pm (9:45 last call). Only 250 tickets per session will be sold. Admission includes a tasting glass, beer samples and appetizers (artisanal meats and cheeses). All attendees must be at least 21 years old.

The event is now completely sold out. Any orders received after the sold out was reached will be returned/refunded. Thanks for the overwhelming response to the event, and apologies to all of you who could not get a ticket.

2 thoughts on “2012 Day of the Living Ales (Sold Out)

  1. Ben

    Hi…had an excellent time yesterday during the day session. Any word on when you’ll be putting up the best in show for the event?

  2. Stevie Post author

    FYI, here are the winners:

    Popular Voting:

    1. Half Acre Baume (Chocolate Rye Stout)
    2. Goose Island Beer Company (Fulton) Tonic the Hedgehog
    3. Goose Island Beer Company (Fulton) Bourbon Country Brand Coffee Stout

    Golden Tut Award (cellar staff pick): Goose Island Brewpub Bitter Cold

    For those who were wondering, Haymarket opted not to participate because cask beer isn’t part of their normal production. Perhaps next year…

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