Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The dance card begins to fill.....

I had the time of my life.... so the summer is creeping up and with that means Andrew and I have a whole lot of festivals, events and now appearances and tastings with this new production line. Here's a glimpse of our calendar for now. We'll add more events and more information on these as they approach.

*Tuesday May 20th- Wheat beer extravaganza at Piece in Chicago. Several guest wheat beers and of course Jonathan Cutler's award winning wheat beers.

*Friday, May 30th-Bottled Beer tasting at Armenetti's on Lincoln. 5:30/6-8PM

*Saturday June 7-Brew Ha Ha at Balmoral Park. 6PM $25. Music, giveaways, and more. Craft beer and Ponies! Don't miss it.

*Saturday July 12th-Chicago AleFest. Soldier Field. New location. Bigger. Better.

*Saturday August 9th-Great Taste of the Midwest. Good luck getting tickets. DON'T call me.

*Saturday August 23rd. Some new fest in Oak Park?? more details TBA

*Saturday September 13th. Flossmoor Fest.

*Wednesday September 17th. Beer dinner with City Provisions in Chicago.

So that's a good start. Surely we'll commit to more. Let's hope I can get away from the brewery for a few days. Oh wait, isn't that what beer festivals are...vacation??

1 comment:

homeDRU said...

I am a homebrewer in Chicago and also an avid bicycle commuter. Once-in-a-while I also like to go on long rides (centuries and such). A bunch of my buddies and I recently went to Dark Lord Day at FFF Brewery. As we waited 6 hours to NOT receive any Dark Lord bottles, we hatched a plan. Briefly it is as follows.

Recently, we've noticed that the Chicago cyclist and beer geek communities enjoy a fair ammount of overlap. Chicago also has reasonable proximity to a few highly acclaimed breweries, yours being my personal favorite. We've spoken to several cyclists that enjoy riding from their city homes to these breweries. However, for many cyclists, the ride would be a challange.

Would Flossmoor Station be interested in sponsoring a charity ride? It would begin somewhere in the city and end at your brewpub. Your sponsorship could be leveraged in terms of either food and beverage or cash. The beneficiary would be a bicycle-related charity (for example, see Riders would be responsible for obtaining matching sponsorships from their peers.

We feel that, besides brewing exceptional beer, Flossmoor provides safety to riders because they can return to the city by train.

I think it would be best suited for early fall, when distance rides are easiest. Please let me know if you are at all interested in persuing this idea. You can email me at