The Takeover: Chicago Beer Geeks Rock The Bottom Lounge

 

Cyn Cat! live on stage at Bottom Lounge for The Chicago Beer Geeks Tap Takeover Experience

Cyn Cat! live on stage at Bottom Lounge for The Chicago Beer Geeks Tap Takeover Experience

 

This is the story of the only website in the history of Chicago to have their beer bottled and distributed around town. To celebrate this rare occasion the Chicago Beer Geeks hosted a no holds barred affair featuring 4 burlesque performances, a pair of C5 Beer Pong Tables and 7 choice selections on draft. The Chicago Beer Geeks Tap Takeover Experience drew over 200 people to the Bottom Lounge for a 3 hour celebration of epic proportions. This event was the 1st Chicago Craft Beer WeekEvent for both CBG and BL.

Deception is a collaboration ale brewed with the Wild Onion Brewing Company in Barrington. It’s a 7% Black IPA with loads of Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops. The idea to brew a beer together has been on the radar of the crew since visiting their brewpub for a feature story about 2 years ago.

Chicago Craft Beer Week has never seen an event quite like this. It was a craft beer celebration in the middle of the afternoon at a rock venue. The Volcano Room at Bottom Lounge is on the upper level and attached to a spacious patio. Many patrons spent time enjoying views of the skyline on the patio deck.

This was more than just a launch party for a beer..it was an experience. All guests that entered received a raffle ticket for a door prize. The CBG also held an optional Rare Beer Raffle that included some rare and dangerous treats. Raffle tickets were 1$ each.

CBG Oscar & CBG YellowBird

CBG Oscar & CBG YellowBird

 

The Chicago Beer Geeks Tap Takeover Draft List

Doom Founders Barrel Aged Double IPA 10% Bitches Brew Dogfish Head Imperial Stout 9%
Deception The Chicago Beer Geeks & Wild Onion Black IPA 7%

Barrel Aged Baume Half Acre Rye Chocolate Stout 7%
Fistcal Cliff  Revolution, Half Acre, Three Floyds Collaboration IPA 7%
Sofie Paradisi Goose Island Farmhouse Ale 7%
3rd Year Beer Revolution Rum Barrel Aged Barleywine 10%
Permanent Funeral Three Floyds Imperial IPA 10%
Hopslayer Wild Onion on cask 7%

Rare Beer Raffle Prizes
Dark Lord Three Floyds 2013
Dark Lord Three Floyds 2012
Bigfoot Sierra Nevada Barleywine 4 year vertical
Deception Chicago Beer Geeks / Wild Onion  Black IPA
KBS Founders

–Nkosi

*Special thanks to John Kainz, Pete Janasus and the entire Wild Onion Brewing Company. Also to Mike Miller, Nick Conti and the  Bottom Lounge crew. Our party was intense, and amazing. It would not have been possible without those guys.

 

 

Shotglass Sally live on stage at Bottom Lounge

Shotglass Sally live on stage at Bottom Lounge

 

 

8 insane beers on draft

8 insane beers on draft

 

rare beer prizes raffle

rare beer prizes raffle

 

CBG Mezz and Jody

CBG Mezz and Jody

 

CBG Dan

CBG Dan

 

CBG Nik

CBG Nik

 

 

special thanks to C5 Beer Pong, Cyn Cat and Shotglass Sally

special thanks to C5 Beer Pong, Cyn Cat and Shotglass Sally

 

sparks!

sparks!

 

Jason Newsted tickets

Jason Newsted tickets

 

Hopslayer on cask!!

Hopslayer on cask!!

 

FFF Dark Lord 2012  raffle prize

FFF Dark Lord 2012 raffle prize

 

before you go home home w that righteous raffle prize you just won..yes..you must hit the gong

before you go home home w that righteous raffle prize you just won..yes..you must hit the gong

 

hit it like you mean it

hit it like you mean it

 

C5 BeerPong

C5 BeerPong

 

merch booth.. the only place other than our website where you can score our tshirt

merch booth.. the only place other than our website where you can score our tshirt

 

 

crowd shot

crowd shot

 

the ladies of the CBG Experience Sally and Cyn gave us 4 awesome performances at The Takeover

the ladies of the CBG Experience Sally and Cyn gave us 4 awesome performances at The Takeover

 

everyone got excited about the beer pong..very cool

everyone got excited about the beer pong..very cool

 

CBG Mezz and the Wild Onion crew

CBG Mezz and the Wild Onion crew

 

CBG YellowBird

CBG YellowBird

 

 

honestly?... our taplist was pretty sick

honestly?… our taplist was pretty sick. Sofie Paradisi, Bitches Brew, Barrel Aged Baume, Fistcal Cliff, 3rd Year Beer, Doom, Permanent Funeral and Deception

 

 

until next time...rock on

until next time…rock on

 

good times had by all.. looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event

good times had by all.. looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event

 

*photos courtesy of Rockin Ray

 

 

 

 

*for more scenes from The Chicago Beer Geeks Tap Takeover Experience be sure to visit our Facebook page.. don’t forget to hit the like button.

Decption CBG Pint

 

nkosio

Beverage Consultant, Host of the Chicago Brew Bus, Co-Host of the Chicago Beer Pass Podcast, Co-Founder and heartbeat of the Chicago Beer Geeks..@nkosio on twitter

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