|May 2, 2015|
|8:30 am||to||5:30 pm|
You are cordially invited to the annual celebration of the American Homebrewers Association‘s Big Brew Day. Homebrewers all across the country will be brewing batches of beer at the same time, including some of us. There are even some standard recipes listed on the Big Brew Page (which we rarely follow).
IF YOU PLAN ON BREWING, YOU MUST CONTACT RANDY BELOW TO RESERVE A SPACE. Space is limited.
We expect, as in the past, that the party will be mostly non-brewing participants–thank gawd, as we’d burn down the neighborhood otherwise. Gates will be open starting at 8:30 AM (brewers can set up earlier by prior arrangement) and coffee and coffeecake will be available for early birds.
Please note that THIS IS A 100% PITCH IN PARTY. We have a ploughman’s lunch (cheese, cured meat, pickles, bread, etc.) midday-ish, then get the smoker fired up and eat a hot meaty dinner later. We’ll have a Big Green Egg available as well as the smoker. Do NOT show up empty handed: beer, meat, cheeses, side dishes for dinner, snacks, and desserts, preferably homebrewed or homemade, are all welcome. Chicago Beer Society will supply plates, forks, cups, etc. We will also take a brief break for mint juleps whilst viewing the Kentucky Derby around 5-ish, if you’re interested. We will provide mint and simple syrup, but we will require a large jug of bourbon.
This is an outdoor event and will be held RAIN OR SHINE. Regardless of the predicted temperature, it can be considerably cooler by the lake especially if the sun is not shining so dress accordingly. In case of rain, we’ll have EZ-ups and other shelters set up. We have limited seating, so portable/collapsible chairs are advisable if you want to be guaranteed a seat. We’ll fire up the fire pit after dinner, so we can Kumbaya around it at the end of the evening.
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:30 AM until Nancy has had enough and makes everyone leave.
Location: 1604 W. Lunt Ave, in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Lunt is 7000 north; we’re 4 blocks west of the lake, 2 blocks east of Clark, 1 block north of the Morse Red Line stop. Also easily accessible from the Metra UP North Line Rogers Park stop, which is just a block west of Clark on Lunt. Parking is on the street only, so good luck with that…
Contact: 773 973 0240 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to brew and need to reserve a space. Otherwise, feel free to come with beer, meat, cheese, or side dishes in hand.