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Craft Beer Celebrity Chef Live Entertainment Special Events Pilsen

Thalia Hall in Pilsen has prepared accordingly on both ends of the spectrum to present you with TWO beer-centric events.

1. First Up: Jared Wentworth // John Manion // Mike Sheerin // Kevin Hickey // Abe Conlon // Jeremy Brutzkus--together under one roof for one night only to celebrate the best of the Chicago's craft beer scene with a special six course meal + pairing dinner. Sound too good to be true? Just add beer and join this power packed roster of chefs & breweries for a MATCH MADE IN PILSEN.

2. After all that sampling and flavor profiling, we thought your brain and your palate could use a little break so, we also give you Thalia Hall's 1st Annual CRAP BEER DAY, a day of beer buckets, 40s, square dancing and blind taste testing for the drinkers who want to let their hair down and imbibe for the sheer joy of the brew.

Please see below for more information.



To celebrate the glory that is Chicago Craft Beer Week, Dusek’s took the liberty of pairing together the best of the best for a chef-driven beer dinner on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30pm. Be prepared to indulge your palate as six noteworthy Chicago chefs will each design a course made to pair with a craft brew.

Participating chefs include Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle, The Promontory, Dusek’s), John Manion (Mas, La Sirena Clandestina), Michael Sheerin (PACKED, Embeya), Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), Kevin Hickey (The Duck Inn), and Jeremy Brutzkus (Longman & Eagle, The Promontory, Dusek’s).

10% of profits from the dinner will be donated to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity, and can be purchased on Ticketweb.

The featured chefs and their beer pairings:

John Manion: Local Option, Die Konigin

Michael Sheerin: Off Color Brewing, Eille

Abe Conlon: Une Année, Less is More

Kevin Hickey: Middle Brow, Summer in Pain

Jared Wentworth: Moody Tongue, Steeped Emperor's Lemon Saison

Jeremy Brutzkus: Revolution Brewing, Cafe Deth



On Sunday May 24th, Thalia Hall will celebrate that special beverage we all love to love. The ever refreshing, ice cold, easy-drinking crap beer. You know the stuff — it’s filling the back of your fridge, it’s your go-to partner for life’s everyday activities, it just feels good.

The folks at Thalia Hall love craft beer and drink it every day. But, by the end of a week celebrating all things high gravity, hoppy and barrel aged, sometimes a little palate cleanser can't hurt. After savoring all that amazing beer, we'd like to just drink some beer.

So come knock back a few with us. There will be $1 beers in excess, including Mickey’s, Lone Star, Schlitz, High Life, Budweiser and Hamm’s that will also come in crap beer buckets. High Life 40s will be available for bottle service and High Life ponies will be on hand for fish feeding time at Punch House (that's at midnight, in case you didn't know). The Golden Horse Ranch Band will be teaching us to square dance, we will be doing blind taste tastings and just having a good ol’ time.

Stop into Dusek’s beforehand to build your base with some of our fine brunch offerings or enjoy some bites from the sausage cart in the Hall. Thalia Hall will open her doors early at 4pm for your sudsy pleasures with a classic rock DJ and festivities will start at 5pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Ticketweb.

You can’t drink all day if you don't start early.


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