Mash Tun: A Craft Beer Festival

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 3:00 AM to 6:30 AM
1200 W. 35th Street
60613 Chicago , IL

The Mash Tun Festival is a new craft beer festival located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport, the Community of the Future.  The festival features some of the world's best breweries as well as home-brew clubs from Chicago. Flagship and rare beers will be poured alongside one-of-a-kind concoctions at the stunning Bridgeport Art Center at 35th and Racine. The festival will be held in the 19th century loading dock next to the center's sculpture garden.

We will be pouring a few dozen beers by participating breweries including our friends at: Half Acre, Three Floyds, St. Feuillien,Dogfish Head, Stone, Founders, Lagunitas, La Trappe, Pipeworks, 5 Rabbit, Virtue Cider, Unita,  Great Lakes and others. Home brew clubs and up and coming breweries like Chaos, Corazon, SquareKegs, Evanston HBC, HOPS, and 18th Street will join the fray.

The festival is a celebration of the release of Mash Tun: A Craft Beer Journal. The Mash Tun is a new publication put out by your buddies at Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar and The Public Media Institute, a non profit arts and culture organization based in Bridgeport.  Mash Tun is our paean to craft beer. It follows the pleasures and aesthetics of craft beer and how it intersects with food, culture, and society.  We think you'll like it.

Festival tickets are $40 each which includes unlimited pours of flagship beers, 4 tickets for rare and home brew beers, a tasting glass, a copy of the Mash Tun Journal as well as some snacks and food trucks to eat at, to boot. Tickets are available online through the Public Media Institute paypal website or in person at  Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar. Proceeds of the festival will go to Public Media Institute.

The Bridgeport Art Center has parking for over 400 vehicles, is close to the White Sox 35th St Red Line, the Ashland Orange Line and the Metra.