CBS Announces the Winners of the Day of the Living Ales 2018
Cellarmanship Award (Golden Tut. An award given for clarity and condition. A beer that best exemplifies the qualities of a cask ale.)
- Goose Island – Red Ale (#13) 5.7% ABV
- Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse – Fingers Crossed English Bitter (#14) 4.5%
- Alter Brewing – Denali Llama Double IPA (#2) 8.6% ABV
Low Gravity (Under 6% ABV)
- Imperial Oak – Dom Beerignon (#18) 4.5% ABV
- Spiteful Brewing – Farthing Dark Mild (#39) 3.6% ABV
High Gravity (Over 6% ABV)
- Temperance – Barrel Aged Might Makes Right (#41) 13% ABV
- Maplewood- Grahammy Cakes (#21) 6.0%
The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2018, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests. Join us on March 3 in Chicago’s home for real ale: Bottom Lounge. Located at 1375 West Lake Street, Bottom Lounge is located steps from the CTA Green and Pink Lines, several bus routes, a long walk or short cab ride to two Metra stations, plus the aforementioned cabs and street parking nearby.
As usual, casks are handled by CBS’s experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. Cask ale is the traditional English method of serving beer before draft systems and refrigeration. A properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm: rather it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature. Food will be available for purchase. As always, public sessions are from 1-5 and 6-10 PM. When finished, the lively Randolph corridor offers ample entertainment options.
Attendees will vote for their favorites to select the 2018 Champion Real Ales of Chicagoland from among over 40 cask ales from the following participating breweries
Around the Bend Beer Co.
The Church Street Brewing Company
Empirical Brew Pub
Finch Beer Co
Goose Island (Fulton)
Goose Island (Clybourn Brewhouse)
Half Acre Beer Company
Hopvine Brewing Company
Imperial Oak Brewing
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Mickey Finn’s Brewery
Middle Brow Beer Co.
Miskatonic Brewing Company
Old Irving Brewing Co.
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Sketchbook Brewing Company
Temperance Beer Co.
Tighthead Brewing Company
Two Brothers Brewing Company
*Note that sometimes beer gets spilled. Brewery participation is subject to change based on factors beyond our control.