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Sketchbook Takeover & Pairings

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Chicago Craft Beer WeekAs part of Prairie Moon’s participation in Chicago Craft Beer Week, 2015, please join us Thursday, May 21 for a very special night of the most local beer & food you can get.  Evanston’s Sketchbook Brewing takes over five of our taps with each beer paired with a dish equally delicious from Chef Matt O’Neill.

Sketchbook’s beers and brewers have won dozens of medals at beer contests and festival around the country and has developed a huge and passionate following of beer lovers, the staff at Prairie Moon among them. We can’t wait to taste what’s on tap.

Chef Matt O’Neill is one of our secret weapons. Known for his fabulous pop-up dinners, we love to share his culinary creations with you at the moon. See below for all of Sketchbook beers at Prairie Moon and Chef O’Neill’s menu.

SKETCHBOOK BEERS & CHEF MATT O’NEILL’S PAIRINGS

Cumulus 
Hefeweizen
4.2% ABV
15 IBU
A traditional, refreshing German cloudy wheat beer with a delicate balance of banana and clove aroma and flavor, as the Bavarians like it. This style has defied the German purity law since 1520 for it’s amazing flavor. Now here’s your chance.
Pairing: Bratwurst Slider
Brat patty, pretzel bun, sauerkraut, cherry mustard, apple-bacon hash, horseradish cream

Honey Bird
Honey Basil Pale Ale
5.7% ABV
44 IBU
This beer brings to you a soft malt flavor, the aroma of North Dakota clover honey, and a subtle minty and peppery flavor from Thai Holy Basil (Húng Quế). The result is an extremely enjoyable and refreshing pale ale. It will take care of your stress.
Pairing: Grilled Octopus 
Grilled tentacles, chipillini onions, mango-honey puree, basil parsley salad

Orange Door
India Pale Ale
7.2% ABV
71 IBU
A serious IPA with tons of dry hop character bringing citrus and piney aromas on a beautiful malt backbone. Dry hopped twice for bold grapefruit and other citrus flavors that are contrasted by the malt
Pairing: Hush Puppies
Golden fried, roasted jalapeno aioli, jicama slaw

Kedzie Street
India Red Ale
5.6% ABV
70 IBU
The deep flavors of darker malts and bright hops characterize this red ale. Like an IPA with added roastiness.

Pairing: Pork and Beans 
Pulled pork, Swiss chard, white beans, fried egg

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