Tues. May 20
Maria’s Package Goods and Community Bar is proud add a Uinta Beer tasting to its Chicago Craft Beer Week events on Tuesday, May 20 (6-9 PM). Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah. Many of Uinta‘s beer names are inspired by Utah’s diverse landscapes or have historical significance. It embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated mechanic’s garage located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began distributing a tasty variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to over 10% alcohol by volume to local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its original building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000-square-foot facility specifically designed for brewing beer.
We will be featuring samples of . . .
20th Birthday Suit - Brewed in celebration of Uinta’s 20th Birthday, this American Style Sour Brown Ale flaunts significant acidity balanced by flavorful Abbey and Chocolate malts and a modest amount of hops. A distinct tartness on the palate combines with notes of toffee and earthiness.
Sea Legs Baltic Porter – A limited release, Complex and drinkable, Sea Legs delivers flavors of roasted malt and chocolate. Sea Legs was aged in Bourbon Barrels for nearly 12 months adding toasted vanilla and bourbon notes to the flavor profile. This Medium-bodied Baltic Porter has a complex malt profile and mild hop bitterness. With a hidden ABV of 8%, Sea Legs is a siren of a beer.
Tinder Rauchbier – Inspired by Owner Will Hamill and Headbrewer Kevin Ely’s recent trip to Germany to inspect new brewhouse equipment, Tinder is a German-style Rauchbier (Smoked Beer) that kindles moderate malty sweetness and robust smokiness. Brewed with Bamberg beechwood-smoked malt, this medium-bodied lager ignites distinct campfire smoke flavors and aroma. Aromatic, bright and balanced, Tinder is bottle conditioned and has an ABV of 6.5%. Scheduled to hit select shelves in late January, Tinder is a limited releasebeer, only 180 beer barrels were brewed.
Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Jacked is brewed with fresh pumpkin and fall spices and has been aging in Oak barrels for 6 months. The oak barrels add subtle nuances of toasted vanilla and bourbon notes. With an ABV of 10.31% (a play on the date of Halloween), Jacked is a big, unique pumpkin ale.
Baba Black Lager - Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color. The heavy body which makes it perfect for a hot spring night like tonight. dark chocolate and a little coffee but not as much as a typical stout, which is balanced with a bit more creamy doughiness.
Hop Notch - Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile. With notes of sticky pine, citrus, and a lingering bitterness plus hints of candied orange peel, some tropical especially pineapple, and some nice floral hops.
There is no cover for the event.