Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get Your Alphabeer IV tickets!

Alphabeer IV, hosted by The Local Tourist, is 30%+ sold out, maybe more by now.

Sample a beer for every letter of the alphabet.

This is the only event that invites you to taste 26 beers - one for every letter of the alphabet! Only craft brews are sampled and the tasting is led by an expert who truly appreciates fine beer. It's a three hour tour of hops and barley and lagers and ales, and everything we taste is crafted by masters who are passionate about their beers.

Here's what we'll be tasting:

* A Amber Ale, Dark Horse Brewing Co
* B Boffo Brown Ale, Dark Horse Brewing Co
* D Dirty Bastard, Founder's Brewing Co
* E Eliot Ness, Great Lakes
* F Flying Dog
* G Great Lakes
* H Humming Ale, Anchor
* I Iron Fist, Revolution Brewing Co
* J Jackman's Pale Ale, Left Hand Brewing Co
* K Klaster Dark Beer
* L Lakefront
* M Magners Original Cider
* N New Holland
* O One Oatmeal Stout, Dark Horse Brewing Co
* P Porter, Founder's Brewing Co
* R Red Lager, Leinenkugel
* S Sprecher
* T Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA
* W White Hawk IPA, Mendocino
* Y Yorkshire Ale, Riggwelter
* Z Zhiguly Grande 9,5

A portion of the proceeds from AlphaBeer benefits Endure To Cure


From The Local Tourist, meet Alphabeer IV's Beer Expert:
Meet The Expert:

Kyle McHugh is a Boozehound - literally. He formed his beverage education and events company as a means of making quality beer, wine, spirits and bartending accessible to industry professionals and the public alike. In 2008, he opened Drinks Over Dearborn – a specialty beer, wine and spirits retail boutique in Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, which is equipped with a classroom and private event space to carry on his work as “The Boozehound.” Kyle is also currently on the faculty of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Chicago, where he teaches aspiring chefs about the vast world of beverage alcohol. He continues to give interactive beverage seminars, serve as master of ceremonies, lecture on the beverage industry & entrepreneurship, and host beverage events in cities around the U.S.

Kyle and his work have been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Fine Living Network, WMAQ РNBC 5 Chicago; WCIU РCh. 26 Chicago The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Paper Magazine, Sant̩ Magazine, Chicago Social, Chicago Scene, The Chicago Reader, TimeOut Chicago, and Metromix Television.

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