Dovetail Brewery Again Hosts Frühschoppen in its Taproom October 23
Dovetail Brewery, a Chicago-based brewer of authentic German and Belgian style beers using traditional open fermentation methods, will host a traditional German Sunday morning beer drinking event, Frühschoppen, back by popular demand for the second time this fall, in its taproom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Dovetail is located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine at North Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood.
This German custom is a weekly gathering of friends who come together at a pub or tavern Sunday to enjoy a late morning beer.
On October 23, Dovetail Brewery will be joined by Sausage König to serve their handmade sausages. König’s sausages seasoned with lots of herbs, spices, and some salt are simple but amazingly flavorful. The featured sausages for October 23 are Blaue Zipfel, a traditional Franconian dish of Nürnberger sausages and onions and Currywurst, a curry seasoned pork sausage in a tangy currywurst sauce.
Chicago’s beer lovers can purchase .3 liters ($5) or .5 liters ($7) of Dovetail’s signature beers on tap: Lager, Dunkelweizen (a winter version of Hefeweizen that is darker in color, with chocolate tones in addition to Hefeweizen’s clove and banana), Rauchweizen (a dark, smoky Hefeweizen), and Grodziskie, a classic Polish Beer. Dovetail’s taproom is a lively, dog-friendly gathering place that has become a popular spot for neighborhood locals as well as Chicago’s beer aficionados.
“My co-founder, Bill Wesselink, and I met when we were both students at the Doemens Akademie in Munich,” said Hagen Dost, co-founder of Dovetail Brewery. “There is nothing like getting together on a Sunday morning to have a beer with sausage and great conversation, especially if it's a smoked beer like our Rauchweizen. This event will be a celebration of our beer and delicious food that pairs well with them. We think our many fans will have a great time.”
The first Frühschoppen event took place on September 25, and October 23 will be its second date on the calendar. If popular demand continues to dictate, it may become a permanent fixture at this fast-growing, critically-praised brewery.
About Dovetail Brewery
Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois, is a craft brewery owned by master brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Rauchbier and Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of special seasonal beers.
Taproom hours are: Tuesday- 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday- 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Thursday- 2 p.m. - 10 pm; Friday- 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday- 11 a.m. - 11 pm; Sunday- 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The 22,000 square foot brewing facility includes an attractive tap room that is open to the public for drinking and retail sales. The tap room is also available as a rental space for private events.
Dovetail Brewery delivers beer by the keg to venues near the brewery and also to some select venues closer to the Loop. All bars, taverns and restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area that wish to serve Dovetail beer on tap are welcome to pick up kegs, in two sizes, at the brewery during normal business hours.
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West Belle Plaine Avenue 1800, Chicago, 60613, Illinois, United States