Dovetail Brewery, a Chicago-based brewer of authentic continental European style beers using traditional brewing methods, is bringing a German Sunday morning beer drinking tradition to Chicago, at a special event in their taproom, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, September 25. Dovetail is located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine at North Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood.
This German custom, known as Frühschoppen, is a weekly gathering of friends who come together at a pub or tavern Sunday to enjoy a late morning beer. On September 25, Dovetail Brewery will be joined by Sausage König to serve Blaue Zipfel, a traditional Franconian dish of Nürnberger sausages and onions.
Chicago’s beer lovers can purchase 1/3 liters ($5) or 1/2 liters ($7) of Dovetail’s four signature beers on tap, Lager, Hefeweizen, Rauchweizen, and Grodziskie. Dovetail’s taproom is a lively, dog-friendly gathering place that has become a popular spot for neighborhood locals as well as Chicago’s beer aficionados.
“My co-founder, Bill Wesselink, and I met when we were both students at the Doemens Akademie in Munich,” said Hagen Dost, co-founder of Dovetail Brewery. “There is nothing like getting together on a Sunday morning to have a beer with sausage and great conversation, especially if it’s a smoked beer like our Rauchweizen.”
Currently there are no plans to host Frühschoppen every week, but if popular demand dictates, it may become a permanent fixture at this fast-growing, critically-praised brewery.
About Dovetail Brewery
Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois, is a craft brewery owned by brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Rauchbier and Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of special seasonal beers.
Taproom hours are: Tuesday- 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Wednesday- 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Thursday- 2 p.m. – 10 pm; Friday- 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday- 11 a.m. – 11 pm; Sunday- 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The 22,000 square foot brewing facility includes an attractive tap room that is open to the public for drinking and retail sales. The tap room and loft area are also available as a rental space for private events.
Dovetail Brewery delivers beer by the keg to venues near the brewery and also to some select venues closer to the Loop. All bars, taverns and restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area that wish to serve Dovetail beer on tap are welcome to pick up kegs, in two sizes, at the brewery during normal business hours.
For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery’s website at http://dovetailbrewery.com (under construction), their newsroom at http://www.newsline360.com/dovetailbrewery or contact Bill Wesselink by email at [email protected] or Hagen Dost by email at [email protected] For additional information, call 773.683.1414.
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