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May 1, 2014

Allagash – THE MAINE EVENT! #PopUpTaproom


Thursday, May 1 from 6pm

We’re kicking off a new month’s brewery feature with Allagash in the only way we know how.

Join us for an Allagash Pop-up Taproom event to bring Portland Maine a little closer to home for you here in Chicago. THE MAINE EVENT!

In addition to great Allagash beers we’ll be launching a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare Beer Pairing menu that night designed to compliment the month’s featured brews.

FEATURED DRAFTS:
Allagash White
Allagash Curieux
Allagash Saison
Allagash Black
Allagash Avance
Allagash James Bean

We’ll also have glassware giveaways, a raffle for limited release bottles from Allagash Brewing and much to more to make it a truly Maine Event!

April 14, 2014

Penrose Brewing Pop-up Taproom

Can’t make it out to Geneva to visit the handsome new Penrose Brewing Taproom? We’ll bring it to you!

Join us on Monday, April 14 as we host the first of many monthly Pop-up Taproom events. First up, Penrose Brewing!

We’ll be pouring
Proto Gradus – Abbey Single
P2 – Belgian Pale
Navette – Black Ale
Perennial & Penrose Here After – Belgo Strong with Pear

But more than that, we’ll have Penrose Brewing staff guest bartending, glassware and lots of other touches to bring the full Geneva experience to Division street.

We’ll also be launching our Brewer’s Bill of Fare menu. Enjoy 3 plates paired with a flight of 3 Penrose Beers.

So many great reasons to stop by. Look forward to seeing you out!

April 1, 2014 12:00 pm 12:00 pm April 14, 2014 6:00 pm 6:00 pm May 1, 2014 6:00 pm 6:00 pm June 3, 2014 6:00 pm 6:00 pm July 2, 2014 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

DRAFT CHANGES & INTRODUCING POP-UP TAPROOMS & BREWER’S BILL OF FARE

We’ll be celebrating ten years here later in 2014. We feel like now is a good time to take a step back from the mad rotating draft handles, chasing after shiny new beers like some cat chasing a laser. We do a great job of getting exciting new beers into the mix, but we also think it’s critical to provide a platform for those beers that have proven themselves with us and our customers over time — the classics.

Starting April 1 you can count on us for Three Floyds Gumballhead, Allagash White, Half Acre Heyoka 0r Akari Shogun and Firestone Walker Pivo Pils.  You can enjoy them in a Pint or a 10 oz Pour. EVERY. DAMN. DAY.

Starting in April we’ll also be introducing two new concepts, both with the aim of creating an even stronger connection with the breweries we love.

First up, introducing the Brewer’s Bill of Fare. This new Prix Fixe Tasting Menu from Chef Justin White will be available from 5-11pm every night along with our regular menu. The menu will be built around a flight of four beers from the month’s featured brewery. So it’s a beer dinner at your pace. No speeches. No high dollar tickets. Just great food paired with great beer for a very reasonable price. All on your terms. It’s a beer dinner you can have any time you want.

Our second concept is even bigger. We’ll kick off each month’s brewery partnership with a Pop-up Taproom featuring great beers, guest bartenders from the brewery, glassware giveaways, special playlists, wall art and anything else the brewery wants to do to share their culture and make the bar theirs for the night. Pop-up Taproom is a way to introduce the new featured beers of the month, roll out the month’s new Brewer’s Bill of Fare menu AND  bring the vibe of the brewery to SmallBar Division for the night.

The Brewer’s Bill of Fare will kick off on Monday, April 14 during our first Pop-up Taproom event with Penrose Brewing from Geneva, Illinois as they launch their first beers into the market.

After that, we’ll be featuring Pop-up Taprooms and the month-long Brewer’s Bill of Fare menus with:

  • Thursday, May 1 @ 6pm we host Allagash Brewing for “The Maine Event” with 6 great beers, a raffle for a package of specialty bottles, guest bartenders and more.
  • Tuesday, June 3 @ 6pm it’s Stone Brewing’s turn to bring a little taste of Escondido California to us here hosted by Head Brewer Mitch Steele and featuring some rare bits from the Stone cellar.
  • Wednesday, July 2 @ 6pm we bring on Perennial Artisanal Ales from St. Louis with  guest bartenders, a chance to win tickets to Belgian Fest and much more!
April 6, 2014

Coffee Beer Brunch 2014

 

Join us Sunday, April 6 for a Coffee Beer Brunch!
10am – 3pm
Enjoy a flight of four beers featuring coffee in various ways with small plates from Chef Justin White.

FEATURED BEERS
Two Brothers French Press | Coffee French Country Ale | 5.9%
Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast| Coffee Oatmeal Stout | 7.5%
Port Boared Meeting | Coffee Imp Brown Ale| 8.5%
Revolution Gene Bean | Brl-aged Imp Coffee Porter | 8.5%

The pairings will be presented in a “food flight” format. No hard start time. Food and beer will be presented together at one time for one fixed price. Enjoy it at your own pace. No speeches from chefs or brewers. Available all morning until we sell out. The regular brunch menu will also be available.

Cost is $40 per person plus tip and tax.

Reservations are encouraged via our website. Groups of 5 or more must call 773-772-2727 to reserve a table

FULL MENU:

 

March 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Don’t get mad. Get Surly!

Wednesday, March 12

St Patty’s Day “green beer” is around the corner. Spring appears to be on hold. Snow may still be on the ground through March…

Don’t be mad. Get Surly instead!

Featured drafts:
Surly Darkness
Surly Abrasive
Surly Bender
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Mild
AND NOW ALSO
Three Floyds & Surly Blakkr

February 20, 2014 6:00 pm

One Wild Night 2014

Thursday, February 20
As has become a tradition in this short month of February, join us for our annual Sour & Wild Beer Night featuring wild fermented ales and traditional lambics.

4Hands Cuvee Ange | Wild Ale | 5.5%
Bruery Oude Tart | Flemish Red | 7.5%
Dogfish Head Noble Rot | ½ Saison, ½ Wine Grape | 6.5%
Destihl Flanders Brown | Oud Bruin | ~6%
Transient Saison Verte | Saison | 6.5%
LoverBeer Bier Brugna | Plum Lambic | 6.2%
Perennial Peach | Berliner Weisse | 4.1%
Mikkeller Sponten Peach | Lambic | 5.5%
Allagash Confluence | Belgo Brett Ale | 7.4%
Perennial Brettopia | Wild Ale | 5%
Firestone Walker Agrestic | Wild Red Ale | 6.2%
New Belgium Le Terroir | Dry-hop Wild Ale | 7.5%
New Belgium La Folie | Flanders Oud Bruin | 6%
Böckor Cuvee Jacobin Rouge | Flanders Red | 5.5%
New Holland Blue Sunday | Wild Ale | 8.4%
Lambic X | Gueuze | 5.7%
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme | Wild Ale | 11.5%
Goose Island Matilda Lambicus | Wild Belgo Pale | 7%
De Proef Reinaert | Flemish Wild | 9%
Goose Island Lolita | Raspberry Wild Ale | 8.7%

VIP SESSION & GOOSE ISLAND BREWER PRESENTATION
Join us for a VIP session to kick the event off from 5-6pm. 30 guests will get $40 tickets including a flight of 4 featured ales, a complimentary scratch food spread and a wild ale production discussion presented by Goose Island Head Brewer Brett Porter.

LINK TO TICKETS FOR VIP SESSION:
https://www.cityeats.com/chicago/restaurants/smallbar-division-chicago/restaurant_offers/322

Chicago Restaurant Week – 3Floyds Beer Pairing Menu


EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9!

Join us Friday, January 24 – Thursday, February 6 as we wade into Chicago Restaurant Week our way, with a Three Floyds Beer Pairing Menu available 5-11pm for 10 days straight!

Just make a reso thru our web site.

 

 

Three Floyds Collab Beer Dinner & Resto Week Kick-off!

Kicking off Restaurant Week with a special Collab Beer Dinner on Thursday, January 23 featuring a one-off menu from Chef Justin White and Chef Pat from Three Floyds Brewpub.

Menu TBA. Price is $70 including tip and taxes. Tickets are required via the link below.

Then join us Friday, January 24 – Thursday, February 6 as we wade into Chicago Restaurant Week our way, with a Three Floyds Beer Pairing Menu available 5-11pm for 10 days straight!

Featured beers:
3 Floyds Jinx Proof | Pilsner | 5.1%
3 Floyds Zombie Dust | Citra Pale | 6%
3 Floyds Permanent Funeral | XX I.P.A. | 10.5%
3 Floyds Behemoth | Barley Wine | 12%

Thursday, January 23 Collab Dinner Tickets Available Here:
https://www.cityeats.com/chicago/restaurants/smallbar-division-chicago/restaurant_offers/285

Restaurant Week Beer Pairing Menu Available 5-11pm Friday, January 24- Thursday, February 6. Just make a reso thru our web site.

January 16, 2014

Solemn Oath Word is My Bond Beer Dinner


 

Join us Thursday, January 16 as we partner up with one of our favorite local breweries for a low maintenance “Food Flight” beer dinner.

Enjoy a flight of four beers from Tim Marshall and the Solemn Oath gang paired with small plates from Chef Justin White.

The pairings will be presented in a “food flight” format. No hard start time. Food and beer will be presented together at one time for one fixed price. Enjoy it at your own pace. No speeches from chefs or brewers. Available all night until we sell out. The regular menu will also be available.

FULL MENU
She Crab Soup
with blood orange zest and “Oubliette” syrup
paired with Oubliette

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad
with confit duck crepinette, gruyere croquette and pickled mustard seed
paired with Man vs. Internet vs. Mothra

Dry Aged Beef Rib Eye
with cauliflower puree, roasted pearl onions and brown butter
paired with La Grippe

Winter Spiced Mousse
with oat crumble and candied citrus zest
paired with Pernicieux

$40 per person plus tip and tax. Reservations are encouraged via our website. Groups of 5 or more must call 773-772-2727 to reserve a table

December 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve 2014

We are offering 50 seats for New Year’s Eve reservations. $100 per person gets you a guaranteed seat for our SIT DOWN at 8pm for a celebratory 3-course dinner with full drink pairings and one bottle of complimentary bubbly per couple.

TICKETSS REQUIRED FOR THE SIT DOWN VIA BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM:
http://sbdstnye.brownpapertickets.com/

Then at 10pm we open the doors wide open for our annual no cover, no reservations GIT DOWN with Djs Pickel & Intel of The ComeUps!

And as always, we’ve got the cure for what ails you on Wednesday, January 1 with our Hangover Brunch. We’ll be open at noon with our full brunch menu served until 4pm plus mimosas, bloody marys and all that you need to get 2014 started off right!

SmallBar Division
2049 West Division
773-772-2727
@smallbardst