Southport & Irving (SIP)
4000 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
Enjoy newly released and limited edition craft beers, meet and greet with owner Ben Minkoff, win Cubs tickets and Oktoberfest vouchers, and more
SIP hosts Chicago-based Berghoff Brewery, an iconic 127-year-old company that rebranded its more mainstream German-style beers into modern, premium ingredient German-inspired craft beers in 2013, at this special tap takeover and beer night. The walk-around event features education and Q&A with owner Ben Minkoff and brand manager Tim Lucas, raffles and giveaways for prizes such as Chicago Cubs tickets,food and drink vouchers for the 29th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest held September 10-12 at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza (230 South Dearborn Street) and logoed Berghoff gear including shirts, glasses and jerseys.
Be one of the first in Chicago to try the just-launched Shambler, a limited release Radler made with granola and multi-grain, and one of the last to enjoy the Solstice Wit; the brewery has nearly sold out of the limited release summer seasonal in Chicago. Two year-round beers will also be on offer, including the honey-and molasses-spikedGermaniac Pale Ale and the Altbier-inspired Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager. Beers range from $5-$7 each and will also be offered as a flight of four for $8 (four-ounce samples). Reservations are recommended via 773-857-2890. There is no cover for the event and the beers are on consumption/cash bar. A beer-friendly small plates menu will be on offer during the event (prices vary). The event starts at 7 p.m. at SIP is open from 5 p.m.-midnight on July 17.