The 2017 Day of the Living Ales was another successful showcase of 52 casks from Chicago area breweries. Two sessions were held and attendees voted on their 2 favorite above 6% and below 6% beers. See you at the next Day of the Living Ales!
The Golden Tut award highlights the beers that best exemplify a cask beer based on condition, clarity, and quality as determined by the cellar staff.
Bronze – #33 – Revolution – Kazimierz (Grodziskie)
Silver – #2 – Alter Brewing – Alterior Motive IPA
Golden – #6 – BuckleDown Brewing – Copper Pot Brown Ale (English Brown Ale)
Under 6% ABV
Runner Up – #6 – BuckleDown – Copper Pot Brown Ale
Champion – #4 – Around the Bend – Vera Pistachio Cream Ale
Over 6% ABV
Runner Up – #41 – Spiteful – Mrs. O’Leary’s Chocolate Oreo Milk Stout
Champion – #42 – Temperance – Double Rye Barrel Aged Might Meets Right
The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2017, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests. Join us on March 4 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. 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 2017 Champion Real Ales of Chicagoland from around 50 cask ales provided by this year’s participating breweries:
Non members may purchase tickets for $50/each
Members of record will be emailed with links to allow them to purchase tickets at membership prices on Jan 9th 2017. Please check your spam and deleted folders for a message with the subject “Chicago Beer Society Presents 2017 Day of the Living Ales” If you have any questions or are sure you did not receive a unique member code and should have, please Contact Us.
Please note that some breweries, just like guests on someone’s RSVP list, will end up having to back out due to unforeseen circumstances or technical challenges. We will do our best to keep this page up to date with expected participants.
Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Note: Sometimes a cask breaks and beer spills. Brewery participation can change at any moment for reasons beyond our and often the brewers control.