Attended the Pipeworks Brewing event Tuesday. In addition to the Glaucus, Poivre Rosé, and Ninja v. Unicorn pictured above, other beers included the Paradisiac, Raspberry Truffle Abduction, Hyper Dog, Unicorn’s Revenge, Close Encounter, End of Days, and Saison du Soleil. Officially, only six beers were supposed to be poured, but others appeared as the evening progressed and the crowd thinned out.
Speaking of the crowds, Aviary was packed. Next was closed — which Ahab would like to think was in honor of Chef Craig Schoettler's last night in Chicago — but Next’s dining room was closed off, unlike with other recent events, such as the Evil Twin Brewing event. As a result, seating was in short supply, and the room was tricky to navigate. Unless you were one of the VVIPs (Swingbyte owners?) invited downstairs.
In a throwback to the kitchen’s days under Chef Andrew Graves, the Pipeworks beers were paired with a handful of bites. By far the best was an oyster topped with steak tartare, which prompted some to return upstream against the flow of traffic for seconds, thirds, and fourths.
Against the wind he now steers for the open jaw. God keep us, but already my bones feel damp within me, and from the inside wet my flesh. I misdoubt me that I disobey my God in obeying him!