The Chicago Beer Society and Murphy’s Bleachers presented A Midsummer Day’s Ales, Saturday Aug. 1 at Murphy’s, directly across from the bleacher entrance to Wrigley Field.

Approximately 90 members and guests thoroughly enjoyed the great selection of beers and the amazing food prepared by Murphy’s Bleachers chef Jeanne Carlson and Murphy’s Bleachers proprietor James Murphy (man, that was a great pig roast!). Thanks to Murphy’s for such splendid hospitality – we hope to come back for other events very soon.

Those in attendance also cast ballots for the top Session Beer and Summer Beer. The winners:

Most Favorite Session Beer:
Flywheel, Metropolitan Brewing Co., Chicago IL
Honorable Mention (Tie):
1809 Berliner-style Weisse, Brauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
Hex-A-Gone Brown, Goose Island-Clybourn

Most Favorite Summer Beer:
Amarillo APA, Brickstone Restaurant & Brewery, Bourbannnais IL

Honorable Mention:
Golden Cap Saison, New Holland Brewing Co., Holland MI