Worth A Visit; Lager Jam 2 At Mahoney’s

In Beer News by Ryan

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

Dundee Oktoberfest

Point Oktoberfest

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

Woodchuck pear

Crispin Original

Harpoon Cider

And the encased meats:

Garlic & SpinachChickenBilinski’s Sausage Co.
Applewood  ChardonnayChickenBilinski’s Sausage Co.
Southwest Green ChilliesChickenBilinski’s Sausage Co.
Polish SausagePork, Beef, Garlic, Thyme Or Marjoram, Pork Fat, PepperRich’s Deli
KielbasaBeef, Pork, Garlic, Pork Or Beef Fat, MustardMitch’s & Janina Deli
BratwurstPork Or Beef, Veal, Dry Milk, Onion, Garlic, Coriander, Caraway, NutmegAlexander & Hornung
Cervelat Or Summer SausagePork, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Mild SpicesGene’s Sausage Shop
AndouillePork, Salt, Very Spicy, Sugar, Paprika, Red Pepper, Garlic, SageGene’s Sausage Shop
KnackwurstBeef, Pork, Lots Of Garlic, CuminGene’s Sausage Shop
ChorizoPork, Cilantro, Paprika, Garlic, Chili Powder, Very SpicyQuincy Street Meats
BockwurstVeal, Pork, Milk, Chives, EggsRich’s Deli
Blood SausageMitch’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

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.

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