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maplewood brewery at prairie moon in evanston

Prairie Moon is pleased to welcome Chicago’s Maplewood Brewery Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 in Evanston. Prairie Moon will feature Maplewood beers paired with Prairie Moon small plates. Maplewood beers will also be available in flights. Friday at 4pm meet the brewer! Beers and pairings available all weekend while supplies last. Reservations encourages. 847-864-8328.

SMALL PLATE PAIRINGS

PEACH & PROSCIUTTO FLATBREAD 11.95
house flatbread, fresh peach, roasted cipollini onions, goat cheese, sage pesto, balsamic reduction
– Pairs with “Crushinator” IPA –

STEAK BANH MI 13.95
bulgogi marinated beef tenderloin, mango jalapeno mayo, sweet sour cumbers, carrot slaw, baguette
– Pairs with Charlatan APA –

TEMPURA SOFT SHELL CRAB 15.95fresh spring maryland jumbo soft shell, roasted cipollini onions, broccoli, sweet potato, ponzu sauce, chili aioli
– Pairs with “Son Of Juice” IPA –

KEY LIME PICKLED GULF SHRIMP 12.95
large gulf shrimp, old bay house pickling, key lime mustard aioli
– Pairs with “Fizzle Drizzle” Key lime sour –

MAPLEWOOD BEERS

MAPLEWOOD CRUSHINATOR IPA 6
Session IPA with Simcoe & Mt Hood Hops, tropical flavors, easy drinking IPA 4.5%

MAPLEWOOD “CHARLATAN” APA 6
Well balanced pale ale with Simcoe, Citra & Centennial hops – earthy pine, grapefruit notes with a proper malt backbone 6.1%

MAPLEWOOD “SON OF JUICE” IPA 6
Juicy IPA with loads of Simcoe, Mosaic and Nugget hops in a slightly hazy brew 6.3%

MAPLEWOOD “FIZZLE DRIZZLE” 7
Tart Key lime American wild ale – sour with vanilla, lactose & Graham 6.8%

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

After the Cubs sweep the Cardinals (series ends May 25), you can come by and raise a glass of truly great beer– even if it does come from the waters of St. Louis!  Schlafly is a great beer and we’re proud to feature it on Thursday, May 26.

You can also get your groove on with DJs Mr D & Teebot starting at 9PM. Chef Matt O’Neill has a fantastically delicious menu to pair up with these beers so come on in and make it a great Thursday night out!

Schlafly Beer
St. Louis, Missouri

Yakima Wheat Ale
5.0% ABV
25 IBU
Schlafly Beer Yakima Wheat Ale is a hoppy wheat beer brewed with American hops from
the Yakima River Valley in Washington State. The blend of wheat and
barley lends a touch of toffee sweetness while the hops contribute the
spiciness of juniper and pepper. Altogether they create a crisp,
refreshing beer with a hoppy bite.

Food Pairing:

Octopus and Melon
octopus tentacles fried in a light rice flour batter / watermelon, olive, and mint salad / feta aioli.


 

Double Bean Blonde
Blonde Ale
6.3% ABV
25 IBU
Schlafly Beer Double Bean BlondeDarkness and romance lurk beneath the golden exterior of this ale that
combines the prominent flavors and aromas of coffee and the smooth
richness of chocolate. Simple, straightforward malts and hops to keep
the focus on the notable characteristics of the featured ingredients.
After the beer is fermented it rests on cocoa nibs sourced from
Ghana—one of the world’s largest chocolate exporters. In the final
stage of production an addition of a cold coffee toddy made from
filtered water and finely ground beans roasted by St. Louis’ own
Kaldi’s Coffee and sourced directly from the Shiwanda Estate in
Africa’s southeastern Tanzania.

Food Pairing:

Pulled Pork Monte Cristo
house smoke pork shoulder, pickle, and Swiss cheese melted in an egg batter-dipped brioche. Served with fries, yellow BBQ sauce, cherry preserves


 

Grapefruit IPA
India Pale Ale
5.0% ABV
40 IBU
This a fruit beer- not a fruit-flavored beer- whose wort is mixed with pounds of grapefruit
puree to allow the sugar to ferment out, leaving the tropical aromas
of the fruit. American Chinook, Cascade and Citra hops were selected
for their distinct citrus and floral attributes, add American ale
yeast that brings a layered fullness to the beer, making this
dry-hopped IPA notable for its bold flavor, tart characteristics, and
approachable hoppiness.

Food Pairing:

IPA battered Hearts of Palm Tacos (3)
crispy battered hearts of palm / jicama slaw / arugula / corn tortillas /  spicy Jalapeño aioli.


 

American IPA
India Pale Ale
7.2% ABV
65 IBU
Schlafly Beer American IPA gets its bold hop flavor from 100% American hops and its
deep gold and full body from pale and crystal malted barley. A blend
of Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hop varietals imparts AIPA with
bitterness and prominent aromas of citrus and fruit. Schlafly brewers
select these hops on an annual pilgrimage to the hop farms of Pacific
Northwest.

Food Pairing:

Andouille Hush Puppies
andouille and green onions fried in a cornmeal batter. Served with garlic remoulade.

Join us for the release of Chicago’s Half-Acre Brewery newest beer, Chocolate Camaro. Chocolate Camaro is coco rich and lactose silk surrounds roasty notes to offer this stout a firm stance. 6% ABV.

Prairie Moon will also feature additional Half Acre beers with options to pair with Chef Matt O’Neill’s dishes created just for these particular Half Acre beers.

Pony Pils – 5.8% ABV
Pony Pilsner is a firm take on the classic German style aimed to quench the masses. German hops and malts are braided together to release the crisp awakening your summer self needs. A very good way to start your tasting experience!
Meatball Slider 
Beef meatball / braised cabbage / mustard remoulade
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Taco Day- Pale Ale- 6.5% ABV
If you had it last time we brewed it, you’ll remember some tastefully foreign hop qualities. You’ll again be knocked off balance when hit with the charm of 07270. This experimental varietal of hops is being described in many ways at our brewery. A lot of juicy derivatives, an array of bong driven superlatives and a series of tree and fruit benchmarks. What’s important is that people are digging through their sensory rolodex to find ways to explain new qualities. Hop growers are being pushed by the rabid interest in expanding the profile hops can create. Science and farming collide to twist on you in new ways. Taco Day takes note of the culinary institution that is tacos. You love tacos.
Calamari Tacos
Fried calamari / jalapeño tartar / arugula / pico de gallo
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Chocolate Camaro- Milk & Cacao Stout – 6% ABV
Coco richness and lactose silk surround roasty notes to offer this stout a firm stance. Also launching for this event for the first year ever, will be Chocolate Camaro on Nitro!!! So come out and check out what a different type of gas does to the texture of the beer and how it changes your perception of the taste! Have it on Co2 and Nitro and then decide which way is best!
Pork Wings
Mini pork shanks / peanut cocoa bbq sauce / creamed corn

 

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro at Prairie Moon