2019 Fall Tasting & Dinner

Chicago Beer Society Presents:
2019 Fall Tasting and Dinner

Saturday November 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00PM

Once Upon a Party Banquet
5911 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL

This year’s tasting will be our 43rd Annual — making it one of the oldest and longest continuously running beer events in the country! As usual, we are pulling out all the stops to put on a very special tasting that you will not want to miss.

Attendees will participate in a blind tasting of Chicagoland craft beers before voting on their favorites. This allows the specially procured beers to be judged strictly on their own merit. When the formal tasting ends, all the beers will be available for your enjoyment, so feel free to go back for repeated samples of all of your favorites!

The event will take place at Once Upon a Party Banquet, and features catering from Jolly Inn, a Polish staple of Chicagoland for over thirty years, known for its great homemade food. The evening’s menu will include a buffet-style dinner, offering:

Meatballs with dill gravy
Polish Sausage
Potato pancakes
Pierogi with Sauerkraut
Cucumbers with sour cream
Mix of pastries

21+ to attend. No children. No refunds.

Tickets available NOW!

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The Chicago Beer Society emphasizes responsible consumption and recommends using ride share or public transportation. Once Upon a Party Banquet is located on the 78 Montrose bus route and is a brief bus ride from the Montrose Blue Line stop, the MD-N Mayfair Metra station and the Jefferson Park Blue Line/UP-NW station. The 91 Austin and the 85 Central bus both serve the Jefferson Park station and will bring you within a short walk of the location.

Fall Tasting Results

The Beer List for the recent Fall tasting was not announced before the event because it is a blind tasting event. The beers are voted on by the attendees and the top three beers are announced after everyone finishes dinner.

Just in case you were not able to attend the Tasting, we’re posting the beers that were donated and the winners list is below.

The beer list for this year’s Fall Tasting:

#1 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Chateau Jiahu
Chinese Historical beer

#2 Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Dark and Curvy

#3 New Holland Brewing Company
Mad Hatter IPA
American IPA

#4 Mickey Finn’s Brewery
Belgian-style saison

#5 Arcadia Brewing Company
Shipwreck Porter
Barrel-Aged Baltic-style porter

#6 Unibroue
Belgian-style strong dark

#7 Goose Island Brewpub
XXX Porter
Hoppy robust porter

#8 New Belgium Brewing Company
Eric’s Ale
Belgian-style peach lambic

#9 Rogue Ales
Shakespeare Stout
American stout

#10 Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Chicago
Morning Buzz Porter
Porter with coffee

#11 Lakefront Brewery
Barrel-aged Cherry Lager

#12 Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Echt Kriekenbier
Flemish red with cherries

#13 Sprecher Brewing Company
Dopple Bock
German-style doppelbock

#14 America’s Brewing Company
Imperial Stout
American imperial stout

#15 Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Hoppy Little “O”
Belgian-style double IPA

#16 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
World Wide Stout
Triple imperial stout

Bonus beer: Rock Bottom Chicago Shimkos’ uber-hopped Pale Ale

And these are the three beers that won.

Fall Tasting Beer Winners:

First Place: Arcadia Brewing Company – Shipwreck Porter
Second Place: Brouwerij Verhaeghe – Echt Kriekenbier
Third Place: Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery – Hoppy Little “O”

Thanks to everyone who donated beer! Thanks to the always hospitable Rock Bottom for being such great hosts! Congratulations to the winners! And thanks to the CBS members and guests who attended and once again helped us have a great event!

31st Annual Fall Tasting

The 31st Annual Fall Tasting
Saturday, November 17th
6:30 to 11 pm
Rock Bottom – Chicago
1 West Grand

BBQ Meatballs, Mini Bruschetta Bites and Artichoke Dip with Crispy Pita

Smoked Chicken Tuscan Salad, Roasted Pork Loin with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce and Mashed Potatos, Bowtie Pasta Primavera with Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil

Homemade Mini Carrot Cakes, Fudge Brownies

This will be a blind tasting — beers are seved in souvenir CBS glasses to allow you to judge the beers strictly on their own merit. When the formal tasting ends, all the beers will be available for your enjoyment.

There are a limited number of seats available. Reservations are due by 11/9 and prepayment is required. Everyone must be 21 years old. The price is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Per usual nonmembers can pay the member rate if they join CBS at the same time.

As of November 7th This event is sold out.