Dovetail Brewery, a Chicago-based brewer of authentic German and Belgian style beers using traditional open fermentation methods, will host a traditional GermanSunday morning beer drinking event, Frühschoppen, back by popular demand for the second time this fall, in its taproom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Dovetail is located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine at North Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood.
This German custom is a weekly gathering of friends who come together at a pub or tavern Sunday to enjoy a late morning beer.
On October 23, Dovetail Brewery will be joined by Sausage König to serve their handmade sausages. König’s sausages seasoned with lots of herbs, spices, and some salt are simple but amazingly flavorful. The featured sausages for October 23 are Blaue Zipfel, a traditional Franconian dish of Nürnberger sausages and onions and Currywurst, a curry seasoned pork sausage in a tangy currywurst sauce.
Chicago’s beer lovers can purchase .3 liters ($5) or .5 liters ($7) of Dovetail’s signature beers on tap: Lager, Dunkelweizen (a winter version of Hefeweizen that is darker in color, with chocolate tones in addition to Hefeweizen’s clove and banana), Rauchweizen (a dark, smoky Hefeweizen), and Grodziskie, a classic Polish Beer. Dovetail’s taproom is a lively, dog-friendly gathering place that has become a popular spot for neighborhood locals as well as Chicago’s beer aficionados.
“My co-founder, Bill Wesselink, and I met when we were both students at the Doemens Akademie in Munich,” said Hagen Dost, co-founder of Dovetail Brewery. “There is nothing like getting together on aSunday morning to have a beer with sausage and great conversation, especially if it’s a smoked beer like our Rauchweizen. This event will be a celebration of our beer and delicious food that pairs well with them. We think our many fans will have a great time.”