Join us @ Maria’s on Sat Sept 24 @ 6 PM for a special Ballast Point 20th Anniversary Tap Takeover
Roots to Boots: Small batch beers from their R&D brewery (21 beers in all) including
American Wheat with Cherries, Belgian Tripel Ale, Biere de Garde, Schwarzbier, Double India Pale Ale, Sculpin, California Kolsch, California Amber, Copper Ale on Nitro, Calm Before the Storm, Grunion, The Commodore, Grapefruit Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, Mango Even Ale, Watermelon Dorado and Two Firkins
A.J. Liebling once said: that the ‘freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.’ So it’s a good thing we do.
– Ed Marszewski, Publisher of Lumpen Magazine
Lumpen is a long running magazine that chronicles the countercultures. The scathing and hilarious arts culture and politics magazine has been recognized and celebrated for its editorial that is poignant and thought-provoking to marginalized and irreverent.
For 25 years Lumpen has been a champion of independent culture showcasing the literary and visual arts, culinary culture, innovative music, start up businesses, progressive politics and irreverent humor. We started with Lumpen magazine, branched out to the web, started more publications, events, festivals and now, an FM radio station for the City of Chicago on the dial at 105.5fm
To celebrate and mark the 25th anniversary of Lumpen Magazine, fellow arts and culture supporters Gabriel Magliaro and Matt Gallagher, of Half Acre beer collaborated with Lead Brewer Tim Lange and Lumpen publisher, Ed Marszewski of Marz Community Brewing, to brew an Imperial Red Lager, with an ABV of 7.5%.
In poking fun at the left wing publication, Magliaro suggested that. “It could be fun to bend the name of the beer around the idea of a giant, all encompassing organization that aims to pull the life from anything pure and successful.” and suggested the name of the beer Omnolith. It was unanimously endorsed by all.
This is the second time Half Acre has made a commemorative beer for Lumpen . On it’s 20th anniversary in 2011, Half Acre brewed the Imperial Red Ale called The Chairman and that experience probably foolishly inspired the Lumpens to get into brewing.
To bring the collaboration to another level the design of the label was worked on by both breweries’ lead designers.
Phineas Jones, from Half Acre worked with Marz Community Brewing’s Creative Director, Michael Freimuth, to capture the spirit of Lumpen’s Omnolithic irreverence by using inspiration from the architecture of brutalist east european monuments. By examining the shapes and geometry of those 60’s era structures the two were able to design a simple minimalist icon to adorn the label.
On Friday August 12, Omnolith will be released at Half Acre Brewing’s Lincoln Brewing facility at 11 am. Lumpen Magazine will be giving away various back issues of the publications at the bottle release event.
That night Lumpen will take over Maria’s Package Goods and Community Bar (960 W 31st St) for the south-side bottle release and celebration.
Starting at 5pm , attendees can either get a bottle to go or enjoy a draft pour in the bar. Kimski will be creating a special to pair with the beer and More back issue of the Lumpen magazine will be given away.
Many Maria’s fans might be aware that we support many of the projects produced and facilitated by local non profit, Public Media Institute. They publish Lumpen Magazine,Mash Tun Journal and run the rad art space, Co-Prosperity Sphere. We are also involved with underwriting their newest and most ambitious media project, Lumpen Radio.
Lumpen Radio is a new community radio station that can reach over 2.3 million potential listeners daily. It is based down the block from Maria’s and we think it will become an amazing addition to the rich cultural life of our neighborhood and the city.
Lumpen Radio is very close to getting the station on the air but it needs additional financial support. They have launched a Summer Swag-A-Thon where you can buy T-shirts, mugs, pint glasses and more, with all of the proceeds going towards paying their radio tower site construction fees. Please consider helping them out!
Visit http://lumpenradio.bigcartel.com/ and get some cool stuff.
You will be supporting an organization that is one of the reasons Maria’s Community Bar became what it is today.
Kimski’s own Won Kim is competing in a championship tournament for Food Networks Cutthroat Kitchen! We will have the show running at the bar today while the kitchen will be rocking out the menu! Join us as we check out the sabotages and see if Won makes it through the final round or not!
If you are looking for parking when you visit Kimski or Maria’s on Fridays and Saturdays please consider using the free parking available at the corner of Loomis and 31st St. We are renting the Holden School parking lot as a convenience to our guests.
Anthony Caccitolo has revived his family’s pizza tradition and now makes them for friends and family.
Now YOU will have the chance to try the original Jefee’s pizza at Kimski / Maria’s on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2-7pm.
This is one of a kind pizza you can’t find anywhere else! Due to our kitchen restraints there are very limited pies available.
The pizza is one size: 14” ( feeds two adults )
Each pizza will be $20 plus $2 for additional topping ( sausage, peppers, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni ) Or ask for the KoPo pizza ( a special kimchee polish sausage concoction).
To be sure you will receive your pizza without a long wait please email us and order in advance.
There are only 40 pies available for “advanced no wait reservations ”
So, let us know:
1. The the quantity of pizzas you want (with toppings).
2. The time you want to pick them up ( or eat at Kimski)
We will email you back to see if we can accommodate your request and /or give an optional time to pick it up.
We will also send you a invoice if you prefer to pay in advance.
Email all inquiries and orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Wednesday is a Maria’s Community Grant Nite!
Join the Grassroots Collaborative for the People’s Power Hour: justice seeking people mingling and plotting a people’s makeover for our city. And with delicious beverages!
On Wednesday, June 8, from 6 – 8 pm, Maria’s is offers a specialty beverage to help us raise funds for the Collaborative during our community grant night.
Drop by, have a drink, and… kaching! $3 from each Palmer’s Pint ($8) will be donated back to the Collaborative! A Palmer Pint is a delicious combination of house ginger peach infused vodka, black tea, & organic lemonade. Bring friends!
Get ready for a summer of impact. Find out how you can join the fight back. Get to know some of the instigators in the grassroots led fight against austerity and budget cuts. Be the first to know about upcoming opportunities for organizing and creating community.
Our friends at Daily Planet Productions ( Chicago ) made this video for Kimski at Maria’s.
Director: Michael Gabriele
Photographer: John Boehm
Executive Producer: Scott Marvel
Art Department: Johanna Wawro, Suzanne Wolcott
PA: Jeannine Ringland-Zwirn, Emily Barber
Editor: Michael Gabriele
Mix: Matthew Hane
Color Correction: Jeff Altman
Graphics: Jon Adler, Dan Moore, James Lee, Alyssa Barrett