Brooklyn Brewery Mash Is Back


For those who couldn’t get enough of the tour back in October, there’s good news. The Brooklyn Brewery Mash tour will be hitting Chicago again April 26th to May 3rd for its second annual celebration of food, beer and the arts. The traveling festival, which is scheduled to visit a handful of U.S. cities as well as London and Stockholm, is partnering with Slow Food USA and various Chicago and Brooklyn chefs, craft brewers and performers for the weeklong series.




Eat, Drink & Learn at Whole Foods Kingsbury

Sat., April 26th, 2 p.m.; Whole Foods Kingsbury; 1550 N. Kingsbury St. — Free

Whole Foods will help you pair your favorite Brooklyn Brewery beers with recipes from the store’s various food departments for a winning combination.


Brewmaster’s Reserve Tap Attack

Sat., April 26th, 8 p.m.; The Owl; 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Brooklyn Brewery will be taking over The Owl’s taps with the new Brewmaster’s Reserve: Hammarby Syndrome, as well as past choices like Cuvée la Boîte and Fire and Ice.


Mash Beer Brunch & Mash Pass Giveaway

Sun., April 27th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Longman & Eagle; 2657 N. Kedzie Ave.

The brunch will feature a signature dish, courtesy of Longman & Eagle’s brunch menu, paired with a Brooklyn Brewery beer. Ordering this special will also put you in the running to win two VIP tickets to all Mash events requiring a ticket.


Dinner on the Farm with Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson

Sun., April 27th, 4 p.m.; Growing Power’s Iron Street Farm; 3333 S. Iron St. — $55

Chef Gerson, together with Chef Nicole Pederson (of Found) and Chef Jared Wentworth (of Longman & Eagle), developed a menu for the dinner incorporating fresh ingredients from Growing Power’s Iron Street Farm.


Craft Beer Revolution with Brooklyn Brewery

Mon., April 28th, 7 p.m.; Howells and Hood; 435 N. Michigan Ave. — $6

Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy and other local founders of craft breweries, including Tracy Hurst (of Metropolitan Brewing) and Kevin Cary (of Begyle Brewing) discuss the past and future of American craft beer.


Brooklyn Ha Ha: NYC Stand-Up with Josh Gondelman, Beth Stelling

Tues., April 29th, 8 p.m.; Quenchers; 2401 N. Western Ave.

A Brooklyn-style comedy show of NYC’s up-and-coming stand-up talent, featuring Michael Lehrer.


Mash EDU: Beer & Spice, Making Nice

Thurs., May 1st, 6 p.m.; Dark Matter Coffee; 738 N. Western Ave. — Win tickets here

Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson will teach you the art of pairing beer and food.


Found Footage Festival

Thurs., May 1st, 9:15 p.m.; The Music Box; 3733 N. Southport Ave. — $12 in advance, $14 at the door

A live comedy show complete with found video clips hosted by Nick Prueher and Joe Picket, whose credits include The Onion and The Late Show with David Letterman.


Pre & Post Found Footage Party

Thurs., May 1st, 8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.; The Music Box; 3733 N. Southport Ave.

A chance to hang out with Found Footage Festival stars Nick and Joe. The pair will be at Cullen’s Bar before the show and at The Music Box after the show, and food will be provided by the Wagyu Wagon.


Slow Supper with Dinner Lab

Fri., May 2nd, 7 p.m.; Surprise Location (announced that day) — Ticket price TBD

Chef Daniel Espinoza (Chef de Cuisine of Dinner Lab) will be working with Chef Andrew Gerson to pair dishes with different Brooklyn beers at this dinner party.


Mash EDU: Homebrewer Edition

Sat., May 3rd, 2 p.m.; Dark Matter Coffee; 738 N. Western Ave. — Win tickets here

Jared Saunders of Brew Camp will teach home-brewers how to create delicious beers in their own kitchens.


Mash Bash with Delicate Steve

Sat., May 3rd, 8 p.m.; beat kitchen; 2100 W. Belmont Ave. — Free

A rock-and-roll set by Delicate Steve will round out the week’s events, with local bands Outer Minds and Roach Beach also performing. Brooklyn Brewery beers will be at the bar, and the La Adelita food truck will be serving food.


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.

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