Feb 25th — Annual Uppers & Downers Festival in Chicago

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FEBRUARY 25TH Uppers & Downers, a collaboration between Good Beer Hunting and World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey, returned to Thalia Hall for a day of coffee, beer, and coffee beers. 

We featured more than 20 one-off experimental coffee beer collaborations of all styles (see the 2017 program now!), nearly a dozen roasters over two sessions all serving single-origin espressos, whiskey coffee cocktails, cold brews, and more. 


Photos from the festival

photos by Lucy Hewett


CASE STUDIES (multiple beers each)

Whiner Beer Co. x Four Letter Word Coffee 
featuring a lactic fermented coffee blended with beer and other mixed fermentation coffee beers.

Goose Island Beer Co. 
featuring a line-up of Bourbon Country Stouts, including a 4-year vertical of coffee BCS, as well as Fulton Street Blend and BCS Barleywine. 

BREWERS  (single kegs)
Each session features a different mix of brewers and beers

See the final list of beers here>>


4 Hands Brewing Co.
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Angry Orchard
Begyle Brewing
Braxton Brewing
Central State Brewing
Firestone Walker
Half Acre Beer Co
Hop Butcher for the World
Hopewell Brewing Co.
Illuminated Brew Works
Maplewood Brewery
Metropolitan Brewing
Miskatonic Brewing Co.
Off Color Brewing
Oskar Blues
Perennial Artisanal Ales
Pollyanna Brewing Co.
Prairie Artisan Ales
Seattle Cider
Wise Acre Brewing

ROASTERS (espresso bar) 
Stumptown
Kickapoo
Metric
Madcap
Sump
Four Letter Word

SPECIAL SHOWINGS
- Stumptown cold brew bar
- Teeling Whiskey coffee cocktails

AND SNACKS FROM
Butcher & Larder
Bang Bang Pie




 

CASE STUDIES (multiple beers each)

Intelligentsia Coffee x Solemn Oath Brewery
featuring an annual series of experimental IPAs and barrel-aged beers with rare coffees and special processes. 

Goose Island Beer Co. 
featuring a line-up of Bourbon Country Stouts, including a 4-year vertical of coffee BCS, as well as Fulton Street Blend and BCS Barleywine. 

BREWERS (single kegs)
Each session features a different mix of brewers and beers

See the final list of beers here>>

4 Hands Brewing Co.
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
18th Street Brewery
Angry Orchard
Begyle Brewing
Braxton Brewing
Central State Brewing
Half Acre Beer Co.
Hopewell Brewing Co.
Maplewood Brewery
Metropolitan Brewing
Miskatonic Brewing Co.
Off Color Brewing
One Trick Pony
Penrose Brewing
Perennial Artisanal Ales
Pollyanna Brewing Co.
Prairie Artisan Ales
Seattle Cider
Three Sheeps Brewing
Wise Acre Brewing

ROASTERS (espresso bar) 
Intelligentsia
PT's
Onyx
Gaslight
Counter Culture
Kindred

SPECIAL SHOWINGS
- Stumptown cold brew bar
- Teeling Whiskey coffee cocktails

AND SNACKS
Butcher & Larder
Bang Bang Pie

 


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