Posted December 3, 2012

Hotel Allegro Rocked the Repeal!

Eat + Drink

On December 5, 1933, a Kimpton hotel made history. Once you find out the reason, you’ll want to raise your glass.

The first post-Prohibition keg was tapped that day at the Walnut Room in Chicago’s Hotel Allegro (then known as The Bismark Hotel). Revelers were lined up around the block when they started pouring just one minute after midnight and went down in history as the first place to legally sell beer again

Encore is dressed up for the holidays.

Celebrate Repeal Day at Encore Liquid Lounge, the lively restaurant adjacent to the hotel. It’s hosting a special Repeal Day Beer Dinner on December 10 at 7 p.m. The Encore folks teamed up with local microbrewery, Metropolitan Brewing, to create a three-course beer and dinner pairing menu. Here’s a sneak peek:

First course: organic greens and arugula salad topped with clementine slices, toasted almonds, feta cheese and tequila orange vinaigrette, and paired with Krankshaft Kolsch.

Second course: braised short rib or Portabella mushroom with grilled vegetables, paired with Diablo Dynamo (a special firkin of Dynamo Copper lager infused with ancho chilies and smoked chipotle peppers; it’s exclusive to this dinner).

Third course: German chocolate cake topped with homemade Iron Works ice cream, paired with Iron Works Altbier.

Metropolitan Brewing’s Head Brewer, Doug Hurst, will be at the dinner and will chat about the beer’s history and answer your pressing hops-related questions.

Tap away, all!

The Repeal Day Beer Dinner, held December 10, is $40 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. To make a reservation for the one-time 7 p.m. seating, please call 312-338-3788 or email Encore Liquid Lounge is located at 171 West Randolph Street in Chicago at Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro.


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