Then came Thursday. My buddy matt and I set out on a beer drinking adventure like none other. It was a hot day, perfect for seeking out the thirst quenching goodness of Sun King's hand crafted gems. We started the day by heading down to South of Chicago Pizza and Beef for scrumptious Italian Beef sandwiches. If you haven't made it to this restaurant, I suggest you do so right now. When we arrived, they were closed...so we walked across the street to the Dugout to enjoy a beer while we waited 20 minutes for glorious beef.
|Matt enjoying his Sun King Cream Ale at the Dugout|
|Osiris and Me|
|We were lucky to find a seat....it was jam packed|
|Matt slamming his beef...and enjoying an Osiris|
On to Macnivens. We were able to get a couple chairs right in front of the taps. Sun King had 14 beers on tap for this occasion. The list was packed with specialty brews. One thing I have observed with Sun King is that, while their house beers are decent, their specialty beers are usually dynamite. What's difficult is that they are usually quite hard to obtain. So this event was truly special. Here is a shot of one of the pour stations:
I enjoyed the following beers:
Poff the Magic Dragon
Stupid Sexy Flanders
Pappy Van Muckle
3 Grapefruit Jungle on hand pull
I also sampled:
Oak Aged Golden Princess
Timmie on cask.
While enjoying our first round, we were joined by friends Tom and Brett. I also spent quite a bit of time talking with a couple of Sun King employees who were there enjoying themselves as well. More pics:
|Firkin of Grapefruit Jungle|
|Sun King employee|
|Tom enjoying the event|
|Matt, Me, Tom, Brett...Matt has issues keeping his eyes open for pics|
|Matt and me|
This was quite a special day. Looking forward to more events like this in the future.
Thanks to Macnivens and Sun King for doing this!