If you’ve been following the world according to twitter lately then you know that events for Chicago Craft BeerWeek have been absolutely crazy-pants. The opening night at Map Room had lines out the door, and Rare Beer Night at Small Bar looked equally as nuts. So it was nice to wander into Fizz last night with room to breathe, and even better to request a Metropolitan India Pale Lager and have them pass us pints on the house.
Just for kicks, we hopped on the band wagon (ha! see what I did there?) and brewed a very small test batch of a single-hop beer using German Tradition Hallertau hops. By “single” we mean: a crapload of one kind of hops, added 3 different times during the boil. We call it an IPL. The *only* place you’ll get to try this beer… ever… is at Fizz on Wednesday night of Chicago Craft Beer Week.
Color us interested. Very interested. Continue reading