Got Weihnachtsmarkt? Enjoy the Holiday Market at Dovetail Brewery, December 17

Saturday  17 December  2016  11:00 AM    Sunday  18 December  2016 7:00 PM
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Last update 19/12/2016

Chicagoans who have had the pleasure of visiting Germany at holiday time know that it wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the local biergarten and a shopping stroll through the Weihnachtsmarkt, the traditional German Holiday Market.

This timeless German tradition comes alive in Chicago from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, December 17 at Dovetail Brewery’s Holiday Market, located in their upstairs barrelhouse loft at 1800 W. Belle Plaine at N. Ravenswood (773-683-1414).

The Holiday Market will feature craft artisans and food producers selling great gift items worthy of the season. Together with Dovetail’s excellent Holiday Bock Beer and accompanied by delicious German Stollen from Dinkel’s Bakery, Dovetail Brewery will be a great place to revel in the holiday spirit, German-style. You can also purchase a growler of Dovetail beer to take home!

At the market, Dovetail Brewery will feature its handsome collection of Dovetail logo merchandise, including glasses, steins, growlers, t-shirts, hoodies and more.

Among the additional featured vendors are:

Hail to the Ale
Hail To The Ale is a blog and shop passionate about the intersection of art and craft beer. The shop features original designs and handcrafted art. Follow them at

Worth 1000 Beers
Worth 1000 Beers began as a blog where illustration and craft beer come together. The blog shares stories about beer tastings, brewery visits and beer-centric events attended by founder/artist/blogger MC Johnsen, who visually records her experiences with beautiful illustrations. She usually draws the aromas and flavors that she perceives, but sometimes she will draw a cute animal enjoying a brew. View the whole collection of her prints, plus a few original surprises relevant to pop culture, of these illustrations, and home accessories on her online store.

The High Hopes for Pets Company
Dovetail Brewery’s taproom is famously dog-friendly and so it is a special privilege for the High Hopes For Pets Company to participate in this year’s Holiday Market. This great small company produces nutritious dog food and treats while reaching out to help homeless pets. The High Hopes® brand donates 3.5% from every sale of High Hopes® (up to 15% of the company’s profits) to the High Hopes for Pets Foundation. The Foundation, in turn, donates to local shelters and rescue groups across the country, providing support for individuals and groups who are dedicated to the prevention of homelessness for companion pets everywhere.

Re4mado Photography
Using Polaroid SX-70 manipulations and digital infrared photography, award winning Chicago based photographer, Rossana Reformado takes stunning images to create beautiful, one of a kind prints, coasters, wood blocks, magnets, ornaments and pendants. The majority of Re4mado products are created from Polaroid SX-70 images using time zero film, which was discontinued in December 2005, making the products very rare and unique. The infrared images are created using an infrared filter, turning anything with chlorophyll white. View the products on the online store and like Re4mado on Facebook.

Anomaly by Amy
Amy is a mother, grandmother, teacher and an artist. Since 1989 she has been making unique jewelry pieces that emulate her creativity and eclectic spirit. Her jewelry is a labor of love and an outlet to explore her artistic passions. In addition to creating beautiful pieces of wearable art, Amy teaches art to kids out of her Evanston home, an opportunity to teach young souls how to find their creative voice and, more importantly, to know themselves. Visit her website to view her online store and see what events Amy will be attending.

Warm Belly Bakery
Chicago's West Loop neighborhood has a new bakery and it’s giving cookies a quirky makeover! With over 40 different, inventive cookies, Warm Belly Bakery has something for every crazy cookie craving, making it a great gift for neighbors, co-workers, teachers and foodies. Additionally, the bakery features a full service espresso bar with gourmet coffee by Dark Matter, milkshakes, croissants, Danishes, muffins and homemade ice cream by Bobtail served either in a cup, a cone, or affogato. Check out the website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jems for Jackie
Since 2002 Jems for Jackie has created stunning pieces of art by layering together hand-cut dichroic glass by kiln firing and cold working each piece. Like the jeweler on Facebook.

Abbey Brown Soap Artisan
Abbey Brown Soap Artisan creates handmade natural Olive Oil soaps, soothing body oils, relaxing bathing essentials and homey candles. All products are crafted in house and are infused with homegrown herbs and botanicals with pure essential oils. Visit their website to learn more about the products as well as upcoming classes and events. Follow Abbey Brown on Twitter and like them on Facebook to see what they’re up to.

Tracey Dobson
Tracey Dobson is a local jeweler. They do not have a website, so come down to Dovetail Brewery Saturday December 17th to delight in their beautiful and unique creations!

Ork Posters
The original designers of the typographic neighborhood, Ork Posters started out with a Chicago map design in 2007. Today, they offer over 25 different city and country maps, two anatomy diagrams, t-shirts, baby onesies, postcards, beach towels and canvas prints in the signature Ork Posters style. Combining art with the practicality of a map, these make great gifts for people moving to a new city or sentimental about a certain city or country. All products are make local in Chicago, Illinois and materials are sourced in the USA. Check out the website to view all Ork Posters product and to learn more about the Chicago proud and eco-friendly company.

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 pm - 10 pm;
Wednesday- 2 pm - 10 pm; Thursday- 2 pm - 10 pm; Friday- 12 pm - 11 pm; Saturday- 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday- 10 am - 8 pm. Dovetail’s new Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursday from 2-6:30 pm.
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.

For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery’s website at, their newsroom at or contact Bill Wesselink or Hagen Dost by email. For additional information, call 773-683-1414.


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