Tonight Luis Aguillera brings the beach party to Maria’s.. Beneath the beach is the pavement.
The party will continue inside after 9 PM with the Sonorama DJ crew (Charly Garcia and Eddy Baca) featuring the rhythms of mambo, rumba, cumbia, guaracha, garage, rock and other musical genres of Latin America and the south-of-the border cinematic treasures of Mexican horror films and Lucha Libre wrestling.
Every Monday is our usual KoPo BBQ freak out. But this Monday we are pleased to present A Whiskey History Class with our pal, Matthew Landan, of the Haymarket Whiskey Bar in Louiseville Kentucky.
Haymarket Whiskey Bar, a proud member of the Urban Bourbon Trail and one of Thrillist’s Top 22 whiskey bars in America will be offering a whiskey history class at Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar on Monday, August 4 (7-9 PM).
Officially titled American Whiskey History and Modern Bourbon Marketing, this class is hosted by in-house specialist Matthew Landan. Maggie Kimberl of Louisville.com recently wrote “It connected bits of information in a totally new way that made me appreciate my Kentucky and Louisville heritage that much more.”
Mash Tun Journal presents:
The 2014 Homebrewer’s Ball
August 9, 2014 • 2:30-6pm
The Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219-21 South Morgan Street - Chicago Illinois, 60608
The makers of Lumpen magazine and Mash Tun Journal have partnered up with Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar and Marz Community Brewing Company to create another great beercentric event with the Mash Tun Society. You are receiving this email because you attended one of our events. If you purchase tickets you get $5 off the regular $30 admission.
Please join us at the Homebrewer’s Ball and meet Chicago’s future pro brewers!
Attendees will be able to sample brews, eat some chow and vote for the best beer in our first annual competition!
For $25 you get:
- Tastes of all the Homebrew entries
- A Mash Tun Tasting Glass
- A Homebrewer’s Ball T-shirt Live Silk-screened by Teetsy! (supplies limited)
- Vittles by The Doner Men and The Salsa Truck
- Tastes of Marz Community Brewing Co. beers.
- A vote for best brews in the competition. The winner gets their beer brewed at Marz Community Brewing Company
- A copy of the new Mash Tun Guide to Craft Beer in Illinois
The Competition features freshly brewed ales by:
Armando Cobian and Christina Cobian, Chuck Patella, Cassie Webster and Brody Webster, Kyle Shaver and Kevin Shaver, Steven Schaab with help from Mark Paris, David Erwin Merz III and Cameron Mark Cieglo, Robby Zahm and Jacques Laramie, Walter Ornelas, Joel Timm and Taylor Southworth, Chris Chesser, Sean Fitzpatrick, Oscan Montenegro and Dany Reyes, and Josh Smith.
Visit [ this link ] for tickets via Eventbrite!
Judging of the event is open to members of the Mash Tun Society only. Proceeds of the event go to the Public Media Institute, the non profit that publishes Mash Tun Journal and organizes The Mash Tun Society.
The Mash Tun Society is a craft beer and artisan food club that presents programming throughout the year in the city of Chicago. The Society was established for people who enjoy the pleasures and aesthetics of craft beer and how it intersects with food, culture, & society. The Non profit organization publishes The Mash Tun Journal and produces many events and programs like the Mash Tun Festivals, The Homebrewers Ball, the annual Art of Beer exhibition and other fine drinking and eating events and gatherings.
To become a member of the Mash Tun Society please visit: http://www.mashtunjournal.org/the-mash-tun-society/
New members will receive complementary entry to the 2014 Homebrewer’s Ball.
Beverly Kim and John Clark of Parachute made some kimchee for our KoPo BQ today. You ready for the kimchee love? 530 pm start time.
Won Kim is a Chicago native by way of Seoul, South Korea. Having grown up in the city, he was exposed to a world of graffiti art. Self taught and painting under the moniker Revise CMW has disciplined him in a variety of mediums and styles. Won is also an avid beer drinker and is heavily involved in the food and beverage industry as a promoter and coordinator of beer events with a focus on up and coming brewers such as the Brew Ha-ha, Iron Brew, Under the Influence, and Brew Ho-ho to name a few. He also hosts many other beer-centered events and prepares 5 course beer dinners with a variety of breweries at Whole Foods in Lincoln Park.
The barbecue takes place every Monday (weather permitting) in our expanded outdoor patio which allows our customers to relax and enjoy the spring-like breezes with a refreshing cocktail or quenching seasonal beer.
As always, the barbecue takes place at 5:30 PM in the outside patio with free brats, kimchee to spice up the palette and various side dishes to warm your soul and fill your appetite. We heartily recommend arriving early before all the food and fixings are gone.
BRIDGEPORT — Hungry barflies, take note.
The city’s first licensed mobile food preparer will make a cameo at the bar, 960 W. 31st St., from 9 p.m.-midnight on July 5. More food trucks are expected to visit the bar throughout the summer.
The Salsa Truck is operated by Dan Salls, a financial adviser who quit his lucrative gig to chase his dream of operating a food truck, a converted former ice cream truck he’s transformed into a mobile taco-slinging, salsa-making tour de Mexican food force.
Here’s a look at The Salsa Truck’s menu:
Taco lunch: $10
Two tacos, chips and two salsas and a drink
Tacos a la carte: $3
Chips and guacamole: $4
Chips and 2 salsas: $3
You know what it’s like in the city during the fourth. Enjoy patio views of
Bridgeport’s finest alley fireworks teams.
DJ Logan Bay brings the party. You bring the bottle rockets.
Proceeds from the bar will go to support PNAP classes at Stateville Prison and our fall exhibition. In addition, we’ll be raising funds by raffling off new art books! Tickets will be for sale throughout the night but you can receive yours for free by supporting our book drive:
Bring books to donate to the PNAP resource room at Stateville prison and get tickets for our raffle! We need art, literature, non fiction books and dictionaries (in English or Spanish).
THREE WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT PNAP on JULY 3:
-Order a “Community Grant” drink at the bar
-Donate books at the door
-Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes!
- Maria’s takes credit but our raffle is CASH ONLY
-Raffle will take place at 9:30, must be present to win.
Learn more about P+NAP here: http://p-nap.org/what.
JUNE 24 Community Grant Night
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 • 7-10pm
Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar (960 W 31st St)
The purpose of Community Grant Night is to raise money for worthwhile projects by local artists, neighborhood organizations and valuable social groups. The concept is plain and simple: You order a special cocktail or beer ( a Paloma punch or a Lagunitas Ipa), and Maria’s gives 100% of the proceeds to the specified grant recipient. On June 24, Maria’s will raise funds for ElevArte Community Studio a non-profit arts studio based in Pilsen.