There are two things the three of us here at GuysDrinkingBeer unapologetically love; beer (obvious) and sausages (maybe not as obvious). So anytime a bar is willing to pair the two together we’ll back it 100%.
That explains why we think it might be worth your time to swing by Mahoney’s in Noble Square Saturday for their 2nd annual Lager Jam.
We managed to score an advance copy of both the tap list and the sausage list, and they both look equally awesome.
The beer & cider:
Clown Shoes Clementine & Tramp Stamp
Big Sky Moose Drool & Trout Slayer
Three Heads The Kind
Buffalo Bill Pumpkin Ale
Bells Best Brown Ale
Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale
Goose Island Nut Brown Ale, Harvest Ale, 312 & IPA
Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Dogtown Pale Ale & Hop Stoopid
Sam Adams Boston Lager, Oktoberfest & White Water IPA
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown, Torpedo & Kellerweis
Pyramid Apricot, Outburst IPA, Tingler Belgian Tripel & Full Bloom Lager
And the encased meats:
|Garlic & Spinach||Chicken||Bilinski’s Sausage Co.|
|Applewood Chardonnay||Chicken||Bilinski’s Sausage Co.|
|Southwest Green Chillies||Chicken||Bilinski’s Sausage Co.|
|Polish Sausage||Pork, Beef, Garlic, Thyme Or Marjoram, Pork Fat, Pepper||Rich’s Deli|
|Kielbasa||Beef, Pork, Garlic, Pork Or Beef Fat, Mustard||Mitch’s & Janina Deli|
|Bratwurst||Pork Or Beef, Veal, Dry Milk, Onion, Garlic, Coriander, Caraway, Nutmeg||Alexander & Hornung|
|Cervelat Or Summer Sausage||Pork, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Mild Spices||Gene’s Sausage Shop|
|Andouille||Pork, Salt, Very Spicy, Sugar, Paprika, Red Pepper, Garlic, Sage||Gene’s Sausage Shop|
|Knackwurst||Beef, Pork, Lots Of Garlic, Cumin||Gene’s Sausage Shop|
|Chorizo||Pork, Cilantro, Paprika, Garlic, Chili Powder, Very Spicy||Quincy Street Meats|
|Bockwurst||Veal, Pork, Milk, Chives, Eggs||Rich’s Deli|
|Blood Sausage||Mitch’s & Janina Deli|
We know this a lot to take in; a lot of beers and some mouth-watering sausages. If you’re unsure about what beer will taste best with what sausage then you’re in luck because we have a few pairing suggestions compliments of sausage aficionado Karl:
Garlic & Spinach chicken sausage: Pyramid Apricot or Clown Shoes Clementine
Blood Sausage: Buffalo Bill Pumpkin Ale or Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale
Chorizo: Dogtown Pale Ale
Summer Sausage seems to make sense with the Goose IPA for some reason.
Brat’s gotta go with the Oktoberfest.
What: Lager Jam 2
Where: Mahoney’s 551 N Ogden Ave Chicago, IL 60642
When: Saturday, September 29th from Noon to 3pm
Tickets: $20 in advance (HERE) or $25 at the door