Two Brothers Beer Tasting at Franklin Tap 5.8

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262

Win Tickets to the American Beer Classic at Soldier Field

Thursday, May 8
5-7 p.m.

The Franklin Tap will hold a Two Brothers Brewing Company (Warrenville, IL) beer tasting event on Thursday, May 8. Brewery representative Paul Wonak will be on site to discuss the featured beer: Pale Frank, a custom brew made exclusively for Franklin Tap; Sidekick; Dog Days; and White Monarch. Samples of the beers will be provided and Wonak will mingle with participants from 5 to 7 p.m.

Full size pours of the four brews will be $5 (11 a.m.-midnight). For every Two Brothers draft purchased, a raffle ticket will be given for a chance to win two tickets to the American Beer Classic at Soldier Field on Saturday, May 10. The raffle will be held at 7 p.m.

Franklin Tap will offer a free round-trip shuttle to and from Soldier Field for the American Beer Classic on Saturday, May 10 (VIP and Session One). The shuttle will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Two Brother’s Brewing Company Tasting
Samples, complimentary; Drafts, $5
Pale Frank 5.2%, 16oz
Sidekick Extra Pale Ale 5.1%, 16oz
Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager 5.1%, 16oz
Monarch White 4.5%, 16oz

Beer Can Appreciation Day at Franklin Tap 1.24

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262

Celebrate the “Canniversary” of Canned Beer

Friday, January 24
11 a.m. to 12 a.m

On January 24, 1935, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company became the first brewer to sell canned beer in the United States. Competitors soon followed suit, and by the end of that same year, over 200 million cans had been produced and sold. On Friday, January 24, loop located tavern, Franklin Tap, will pay homage to the anniversary of canned beer with a “Canniversary” party from 11 a.m. to midnight. In celebration of Beer Can Appreciation Day, Franklin Tap’s list of 20 different canned brews (outlined below) will be offered for $6 each. Chef Glenn Pistorio’s menu of bar snacks, soup, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and tavern favorites will be offered.

Franklin Tap “Canniversary” Menu
$6 each on Beer Can Appreciation Day

Avery White Rascal
Blanche de Bruxelles
Finch’s Fascist Pig Ale
Finch’s Threadless IPA
Half Acre Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Over Ale
Half Acre Pony Pilsner
New Belgium Shift Lager
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA
Revolution Bottom Up Wit
Revolution Eugene Porter
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sixpoint Sweet Action
SKA Modus Hoperandi
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly CynicAle
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster Belgian Tripel
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider

Goose Island “Meet and Greet” at Franklin Tap 1.23

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262

Sample New Brews, Chat About the Chicago Craft Beer Scene

Thursday, January 23
5-7 p.m.

Franklin Tap will hold a Goose Island “Meet and Greet” sampling event on Thursday, January 23. From 5-7 p.m., guests will meet Goose Island representatives and try some of the brewery’s newest and most innovative beers. Brewery ambassadors will chat about what it’s like to be at the forefront of Chicago’s craft beer scene, while sampling one of their latest efforts, Ten Hills Pale Ale, among others. The event is free to attend.

“Meet and Greet” Featured Goose Island Beers 

Lolita is a pink rose colored Belgian style pale ale fermented with wild yeast and aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise.

Leisure Suit

Leisure Suit is a well-balanced beer with 
aromas of papaya, guava, pear and fresh bread. It combines a single-heritage barley variety with #576, an experimental hop that has never been used commercially.

Ten Hills Pale Ale
With hops from the “first ten hills” grown for Goose Island at Elk Mountain Farms in Idaho, we crafted a pale ale that delivers both a herbal and citrus hop character. We hope you’ll find the intriguing balance of flavors in this beer to be truly unparalleled.

Our version of an experimental Sake Saision is an ale with Köji and sake yeast producing a hybrid beer like nothing Goose Island has done before.

Honker’s Ale

Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.

Bourbon County Stout Bottle Selections

Bourbon County Stout
Coffee Stout
Backyard Rye

12 Beers of Christmas at Franklin Tap Now-12.31

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262


Drink a Dozen, Receive a Keepsake Pint Glass

Monday, December 2 – Tuesday, December 31

Franklin Tap is holding a “12 Beers of Christmas” craft brew promotion throughout December. Now through the 31st, guests may enjoy twelve holiday-inspired beers (listed below). If the entire list is consumed by New Year’s Eve, a keepsake pint glass will be awarded. Franklin Tap will offer punch cards to those participating.

12 Beers of Christmas Menu
Revolution Brewing: Fistmas Ale $6 16oz , 6.1%
Great Lakes Brewing: Christmas Ale $6 16oz, 7.5%
Southern Tier Brewing: 2XMAS $6 16oz, 8%
Two Brothers Brewing: The More The Merrier $6 16oz, 6.9%
Brouwerij Affligem: Noel $10 12oz, 9%
Goose Island: Sixth Day $6 16oz, 8.3%
Anderson Valley Brewing: Winter Solstice $6 16oz , 6.9%
Samuel Adams: Merry Maker $7 12oz , 9%
Sierra Nevada: Celebration Ale $6 16oz, 6.8%
Three Floyds Brewing: Alpha Klaus $8 12oz, 6%
Lakefront Brewery: Holiday Spice $8 12oz, 11%
New Belgium Brewing: Frambozen $7 16oz , 6.5%

Franklin Tap is open Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday , 11 a.m.-12 a.m.


In Good Taste: Local Restaurants Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research 10.1-10.31



October 1 – October 31

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to wine and dine for a good cause. The Lynn Sage Foundation, a Chicago-based organization committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, will partner with over 150 Chicagoland restaurants in October to help raise money for In Good Taste: A Breast Cancer Research Initiative. Eleven of the participating establishments include: La Madia; Firecakes Donuts; Stout Barrel House & Galley; Epic; Taco Joint; Standard Market Grill; Standard Market; Bakersfield; Quince; Cactus Bar & Grill; and Franklin Tap. Their specific offers, available from October 1 to October 31, are listed below (images are available). For more information on “In Good Taste” visit

La Madia
La Madia will donate $1 from every dessert purchased during October.
Dessert Menu: Bittersweet Chocolate Tortino, Toasted Almonds $8; Crostata, Vanilla Bean Gelato $8; Chocolate Polenta Cake, Vanilla Bean Gelato $8; Espresso Semifreddo, Whipped Cream, Valrhona Cocoa Nibs $8; Blood Orange Ice in Prosecco $6; Housemade Gelato of the Moment $6; Affogato with Chocolate-Sambuca Gelato $5; “Wisconsin Electric” Butter Cookies $4
59 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago IL 60654 312-329-0400

Firecakes Donuts will donate 50% of their profits from every Pink Donut purchased in October (yeast rise donut topped with strawberry vanilla icing and white chocolate pearls, $2.37 each). Pre-orders and delivery are available.
68 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312-329-6500

Stout Barrel House & Galley 

Stout will donate 50 cents from every pink Moscow Mule sold during the month of October (Tito’s vodka, lime juice, ginger beer and orange bitters served in a copper mug, $12) On average, Stout sells anywhere from 2,500-3,000 Moscow Mules per month!
642 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312-475-1390

Epic’s Pastry Chef Jessica Ellington will feature “In Good Taste Cheesecake” during the month of October: Mascarpone Cheesecake, Almond-Pine Nut Crust, Poached Pear, Dolcetto Ice Cream, $12. Two dollars from every dessert sold will benefit the In Good Taste campaign.
112 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654  312-222-4940

Taco Joint 
Taco Joint in River North and Lincoln Park will offer an “In Good Taste Taco” Chicken Pibil – citrus-annatto braised chicken thigh, habanero salsa, pink pickled onions, $3. Both restaurants will also feature a Maestro Dobel Pink Tequila Cocktail for $10. $1 from every “In Good Taste Taco” and “Pink Tequila Cocktail” sold in October will benefit In Good Taste.
158 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60654  312-337-8226 and 1969 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614 312-951-2457 

Standard Market Grill
Standard Market Grill will donate $1 from all Strawberry Milkshakes (made with local Bobtail ice cream, $5) sold at the Lincoln Park and suburban Westmont locations.
444 W. Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614 773-857-3080 and 333 E. Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 (630) 366-7040 

Standard Market
Standard Market in Westmont will sell pink reusable tote bags for $1.99, donating 50% of the proceeds to In Good Taste. The gourmet grocer will also offer Breast Cancer Awareness flower bouquets for $39.99, donating $5 from each bouquet to the campaign.
333 E. Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 630-366-7030

Bakersfield wood-fired grill in Westmont will offer a Chocolate Popcorn Fudge dessert for $8 (fresh popcorn set in chocolate fudge with bananas foster coulis) with $1 from every dessert benefiting In Good Taste.
330 E. Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 630-568-3615

Quince restaurant in Evanston will offer two beverage specials. $2 from every Pink Ribbon Cocktail (Maker’s Mark, ginger ale, pineapple and raspberry, $10) and flute of Sparkling Rose (France, $10) sold will be donated to In Good Taste.
1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 847-570-8419

Cactus Bar & Grill
Cactus Bar & Grill will offer a Pink Pomegranate Margarita (Cactus’ classic margarita combined with pomegranate puree and Pama liqueur). The margarita is served frozen or on the rocks with a sugar rim and lime wedge (12oz – $7; 16 oz – $9; Rocks pitcher – $27). A portion of the proceeds will benefit In Good Taste. In addition, Cactus will give guests that donate $10 or more a complimentary appetizer coupon for a future visit.
404 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60607 312-922-3830

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap will feature weekly pumpkin beer specials with a portion of the proceeds benefiting In Good Taste. In addition, Franklin Tap will give guests that donate $10 or more a complimentary appetizer coupon for a future visit. Sept 30-Oct 5: New Belgium Pumkick $6; October 7-12: New Holland Ichabod $6; October 14-19: Dogfish Head Punkin $6; October 21-26: Sam Adams Fat Jack $7; October 28-November 2: Southern Tier Pumking $7.
325 S. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606 312-212-3262