Chicago Craft Beer Week:Revolution Brewing Party At SIP 5.23

Southport & Irving (SIP)
4000 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613


This no cover event features four beers from Chicago’s Revolution Brewing in lieu of the usual draft lineup, beer-friendly small plates from executive chef Chris Barron, beer education from SIP’s beer specialist Anna Krajnik and branded giveaways and raffles.

One lucky attendee wins a private tour of Revolution’s Kedzie Avenue brewery, which is located in the Kennedy Planned Manufacturing District at 3340 North Kedzie Avenue. The winner and up to nine guests will be treated to a private tour of the facility and one made-on-site Revolution beer each during the tour. SIP distributes raffle tickets with every Revolution beer purchased during the event and will hold the drawing at 9 p.m.

Expect food selections such as a beer-braised brat with caramelized onions and roasted apple mustard on an onion roll ($6); Prince Edward Island mussels with dry-cured Spanish chorizo, fennel, shallots, garlic and white wine ($12); and the SIP double burger, two four-ounce beef patties with Cheddar cheese, Knutson Farms green pepper jam, red onions, Kosher dill pickle, lettuce, classic mustard, an onion roll and seasoned hand-cut fries ($12)

Featured tap beers for the Friday, May 23 event, which range from $4-$8 each, include Cross of Gold Golden Ale, Crystal-Hero India Pale Ale, Coup D’Etat French-Style Saison and Bottom Up Wit. The Wit beer will be featured at SIP throughout Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 15-25) for $4.

Revolution tasting notes and additional beer information:

Crystal-Hero India Pale Ale (IPA), ABV 7%, IBU 80
A crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character; the ale is named for the Crystal hop variety. A unique hopping program gives this beer a massive, clean bitterness and fresh hop aroma bursting with hints of citrus and fresh fruit.

Coup D’Etat French-Style Saison, ABV 7.6%, IBU 50
Revolution’s interpretation of this classic, French-style Saison is naturally fermented at a higher temperature, which creates more citrus hop character and a stronger, earthier aroma of spice and earthier aroma of spice than most traditional Saisons.

Cross of Gold Golden Ale, ABV 5.0%, IBU 25
Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish. This is Revolution’s lightest ale and it is brewed with a bit of wheat malt for body and Munich and Aromatic malts for an undertone of honey-like sweetness. Lightly dry-hopped with Cascade hops for a classic American golden ale aroma.

Bottom Up Wit ABV 5%, IBU 14
Belgian-style ale brewed with pilsner and wheat malts. Freshly-ground coriander and Curacao orange peel, along with the special Wit yeast strain, contribute orange and citrus aromas and a crisp, yet silky, mouthfeel.

About Southport & Irving (SIP)

SIP features globally-inspired American cuisine paired with handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and an international wine list. Executive chef Chris Barron’s menus are seasonally-driven and change frequently to capture the best of the season. The beer list is also seasonally-minded, with a well-chosen selection of craft beers from local and national craft brewers. Ardit Dizdari, SIP’s beverage director, offers a lineup of handcrafted cocktails peppered with classics, modern mainstays and seasonal selections. General manager, sommelier and beer specialist Anna Krajnik offers an international wine list highlighting smaller vineyards and boutique producers, with nearly two dozen by the glass choices.

SIP restaurant is open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and from 5-9 p.m. Sunday. SIP is closed Mondays. Weekend brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. SIP bar is open until midnight weekdays and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are accepted for all size parties via 773-857-2890. SIP accepts all major credit cards.

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