Andersonville City Made Fest Beer Lineup!

cmf2013_fbpostQuite a few folks have been particularly excited about the ‘local craft beer’ aspect of our upcoming Andersonville City Made Fest (apparently it is popular!), so we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what we will be pouring this weekend. It is a really great lineup for a diverse array of palettes. Our quantities of some of these beers will be limited, so come and get them before we run out!

If you love beer so much that you would like to help us serve it, we are still looking for a few more beer booth volunteers for the weekend. Click here to get more information and see the times that are still available.

Okay, without further ado…the beers of the 1st annual Andersonville City Made Fest:

4 PAWS BREWING – Edgewater (Sunday Only)

Brindle Amber Ale: Brindle Amber Ale is a smooth drinking, well-balanced ale. Bring it to a BBQ or a dinner party; it goes well with pretty much everything. 5.5% ABV

Bitchin’ Brown Ale: Bitchin’ Brown is 4 Paws’ first collaboration beer! We brewed this beer with Hamburger Mary’s to create an extremely local brew perfect for the City Made Fest! It is a malt forward brown ale with great fall roasty flavors. 5.5% ABV

ALE SYNDICATE – Logan Square

Sunday Session: A mellow brew. Light, but deliciously hoppy, you can have a few and still remember the fun. 4.8% ABV


Black Cherry Saison: Black Saison with Michigan Sour Cherries. 7.0%ABV

Calypso’s Song: Replicale Golden IPA with Single Malt. 6.4% ABV

FINCH’S BEER CO. – Mayfair

Threadless IPA : Our Threadless/Finch collaboration IPA is a balanced experience of both perceived hoppiness and true bitterness. It pours a darker amber color and finishes with a citrus flavor. The specialty grain bill includes Victory and Melanoidin malts which when combined this truly evolves in to a balanced IPA. 6.0% ABV

Secret Stache Stout: Secret Stache Stout is a robust stout. The specialty ingredients, vanilla bean and lactose, lend to its complexity and full flavor. While no actual chocolate was used to brew this beer, heaps of chocolate malt give the beer its color as well as its chocolate and coffee notes. 5.3% ABV


Speakeasy Saison: Belgian Farmhouse Ale with soft floral and caramel notes, and mild fruity finish. Brewed with Belgian candi sugar, oats, wheat and specialty malts from Belgium. 6.4% ABV

LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY – California, soon to be Douglas Park
We know, we know – Lagunitas is technically not ‘City Made’ yet. But they are opening their brewery and tasting room this fall, and were so excited about the event and getting out and meeting beer-loving Chicagoans, we decided to let them in our festival.

IPA: A sessionable all-day IPA. A bit of Caramel Malt barley provides the richness that mellows out the acidity of the hops. 6.2% ABV

Fusion 16: An ale brewed to be light, crisp, and easy to slam. A true hydraulic refresher on a hot day… or any day! 4.8% ABV

Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’: A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A filtered hoppy wheat beer that is great for both IPA and Hefeweizen fans. 7.5% ABV

Little Sumpin’ Wild: A Higher-Gravity seasonal version of the year-round Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale –it’s made with Westmalle Trappist yeast that creates those curious phenolic off-flavors that are becoming all the rage. 8.8% ABV


Lake Effect Snow Wit Bier: Our twist on this classic Belgian style lies in the marriage of Midwest wheat with European hops. This ale is naturally cloudy and creamy yet surprisingly light bodied. A hint of citrus will welcome you to this brew while your finish will be crisp with a slightly spicy zing. 5.2% ABV

Cruisin for a Brewsin Belgian Style IPA: Spicy Belgian phenolics blend harmoniously with citrusy American Centennial and Cascade hops to give this beer a smooth yet complex flavor. Enjoy the dark golden color and spicy hop aroma of this unfiltered ale. This ale finishes dry giving it a crisp and assertive hop finish. 7.5% ABV


Flywheel Bright Lager: Flywheel is our malt-heavy Pilsner. We like to call it a Chicago-style Lager. The kinetic beauty of aromatic hops grabs you by the nose and proclaims: this is German-inspired beer. 5.0% ABV


Troublesome: A Blended Wheat Beer. A blend of two different beers; the first is a somewhat uninteresting wheat beer and the second is an overly acidic & funky beer fermented solely with lactobacillus. Blended with coriander and salt at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouthfeel. 4.5% ABV

Scurry: A Dark Honey Ale. This surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. 5.3% ABV


Anti-Hero IPA: An American hop assault that features a four hop blend, which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas. 6.5% ABV

Bottom Up Wit: Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel. 5% ABV

A Little Crazy: Belgian-style pale ale dry hopped with Cascade and Citra hops to drive home the aroma of fresh citrus rind. 6.8% ABV

Deth’s Tar (6 oz): A play on Chairman of the Party Josh Deth’s name, this Russian imperial stout is aged in four different types of bourbon barrels, then blended for the resulting thick and dark brew. 11.4% ABV

Can’t wait to see everyone out and about this weekend – thank you so much for your energy and excitement!