Maria’s will be hosting a special night this Friday to help raise funds for the newest beer project on the block: 18th Street Brewery. 18th Street is trying to open a brewery in Gary, Indiana and with the help from friends at Pipeworks Brewery who are teaching them how to brew and from beer enthusiasts from all over, they are raising funds via Kickstarter.
Maria’s got a 1/2 barrel of the 18th St/ Pipeworks collaborative beer called Brotherhood. On Friday, January 25, from 6-9pm will be sampling out the brew and asking you to purchase a few. With each glass sold, Maria’s will donate the proceeds to the 18th Street Brewery’s fund.
The Brotherhood is a Belgian Abbey Single, or more specifically, a Patersbier. Four kinds of citrus zest were used in its brewing: lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange. Very clean, easy drinking. Light, citrusy tartness. Subtle breadiness from Belgian yeast. We think it will be a hit at Maria’s, offering a nice contrast to the heavy beers that us Chicagoans are wont to drink in the winter.