Thursday, April 30, 2009
Brasserie Jo and Metromix Spring Beer Festival
Last night, Brasserie Jo hosted the Metromix sponsored Spring Beer Festival. Advertised as 20+ beers for 20 dollars, the promoters definitely understated the amount of beer available. In fact, though counting while beer drinking is generally something the FDA does not recommend, there were approximately 48, maybe 50 beers. A bargain, for twenty dollars, and Chicago knew it. One half of Brasserie Jo was bursting at the seams with Chicago's microbrew fanatics. Rightfully so, since Two Brothers, Metropolitan, Tyranena (and their IPA championship semi finalist Bitter Woman IPA), Round Barn, Dark Horse, Lagunitas were all in attendance. Two fantastic Belgian-focused distributors, Vanberg DeWulf and Artisanal Imports were also pouring. It's impossible to break down just how many amazing beers were quaffed, but some standouts were the Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA and Headless Man Alt, Scaldis Prestige (also called the Bush Prestige), and the Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale.