Two good buddys of mine operate a creative co-op/agency and one night after indulging in a sea of newly released Chicago beers, we started to discuss brewing a bunch of beer and having a party in their loft photography space.
We concentrated the idea around 4 flavor profiles within the theme of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and paired 4 small plates with them.
I thought I'd share the recap with you all, which has a few photos, and a video documenting/highlighting the elements of the brewing process we used for each brew.
In short, the beers were:
The Barn: Belgian Farmhouse/Saison
The Cow: Sweet Milk Stout conditioned with Ugandan Vanilla Bean
The Smoke: Smoked Porter
The Fire: Habanero Infused Pale Ale