We tried to stop by last year’s Sour Night back when it was over at SmallBar Fullerton (back in the pre-Beer Bistro North days) and it was total madness. After trying to elbow into the bar for about 15 minutes, we cut our losses and headed to West Lakeview to grab a bottle of something tart for home consumption.
This is not to pre-emptively condemn the prior popularity of this event, but only to serve as a bit of a heads up: Get there early.
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Join SmallBar Division for an annual tradition in the short, cold month of February—the third annual Sour Night! This event will be featuring wild fermented ales and traditional lambics and this year’s lineup includes more domestic offerings than ever before…a sure sign of the surging popularity of the style.
The list below is the confirmed list of exciting brews for this event.
Attend the event VIP Style…
SmallBar Division will also be offering 30 tickets to start things off with a VIP Session from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. For $30, each guest receives a flight of featured ales, a complimentary scratch food spread and a wild ale production discussion presented by Perennial Artisan Ales head brewer Cory King. To purchase VIP tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.
- Bruery Tart of Darkness
- Against the Grain Gnag Reflex
- Perennial Unblended American Wild Ale
- New Belgium La Folie
- New Belgium Tart Lychee
- New Holland Blue Sunday
- Ommegang Seduction
- Allagash Interlude
- Timmerman Blanche Lambicus
- Bockor Cuvee Jacobin Rouge
- Loverbeer Madamin
- Gueuze Tilquin
- Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
- Liefmans Goudenband
- Firestone Walker Reginald Brett
- Cantillon Classic Gueuze
Friday, February 22
6:00 p.m. (after the V.I.P. session)
2049 W. Division
SmallBar Division is a timeless restaurant and bar with one of Chicago’s largest selections of craft beer, a solid list of handmade cocktails featuring small batch and local spirits and simple, handmade food from Chef Justin White. For business hours, a full menu and a list of special events visit: SmallBar Division.