The First Annual Trotter Project Beer Fest, presented by Helios Construction, will debut at The Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL) from 1:30pm-5:00pm on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The ticketed feast and imbibe event is the official kick-off for Charlie Trotter Days, which returns August 11-18, 2019. Trotter Project partner, Old Irving Brewing, has curated a list of many of Chicago’s craft brewpubs to celebrate the art of craft beer and the city’s food scene.
The $35 ticket includes brews and bites from Chicago’s top brewpubs from across the city. Trotter Project supporter Dark Matter Coffee and Old Irving Brewing will unveil a new beer “conditioned” coffee in partnership.
“Trotter Project Beer Fest is a celebration of the opportunities that The Trotter Project provides to young, aspiring chefs,” said Derrek Hull, Executive Director, The Trotter Project. “Several of our current scholars will be on hand to work closely with the chefs and brewpubs throughout the event. Trotter Project Beer Fest is a great opportunity for them to receive on-the-job mentorship and event experience, while interacting with our community and partners.”
“On behalf of Helios Construction Services, we are honored to be the official sponsor of the Trotter Project’s first Beer Fest,” said Aash Desai, Managing Principal, Helios Construction Services. “In the late Charlie Trotter’s legacy of charity and service to others, we support the mission to mentor our future leaders.”
Participating breweries include:
- Maplewood Brewery
- Marz Brewing
Guests will also get a sneak peek of some of Chicago’s Charlie Trotter Days dishes. The annual citywide event returns Sunday, August 11 - Sunday, August 18 and is a time when America’s food and beverage scenes celebrate Chef Charlie Trotter’s culinary legacy. Now in its sixth year, Charlie Trotter Days is a way for the industry and the public to come together to provide a pathway for students to have successful culinary and hospitality industry futures. Proceeds from the featured items will support The Trotter Project’s Pillars of Excellence Program to educate, mentor, and provide scholarships for the next generation of culinary and hospitality talent. Check here for news and updates on participating restaurants.