At long last, winter is here, the final battle for Westeros is underway, and Brewery Ommegang is unveiling its final Game of Thrones-inspired beer, For The Throne. As part of an ongoing partnership, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel (12 S. Michigan Ave.) and the Chicago Brewseum are joining forces to host the official release party of this limited-edition beer in honor of the show’s final season.
Within the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Madison Ballroom, guests will be transported to the home of the Iron Throne with a light feast and leisurely merriment – and of course, costumes. Taking place from Tuesday, April 9 from 7 – 10PM, this ticketed evening includes:
- Game of Thrones Trivia: Hosted by Whaddayaknow? Free Pub Trivia, this themed round of questions puts devout fans to the test.
- Historian’s Corner: Liz Garibay of the Chicago Brewseum and Lucas Livingston of the Art Institute of Chicago invite guests to partake in brief 10-minute history talks that explore Medieval era drinking culture. Explore topics such as Medieval Merry-Making, Drink Like A Dothraki, Grain & Grape, and Witchy Woman.
- Themed String Quartet: Chicago-based musicians of Parkwest Strings amplify the evening with a performance of the series’ thematic score.
- Costume Contest: No matter where allegiances lie, festival attire is welcome – nay, encouraged – culminating in a final costume contest with prizes at the end of the evening.
Tickets for the April 9th event include a sample of Ommegang’s For The Throne, 1 Drink Token (redeemable for Ommegang Witte, Pale Sour, or Brut IPA), medieval morsels, and participation in prized trivia and costume contest ($30 per ticket, 21+; tickets can be purchased at: http://chicagoathleticevents.com/tc-events/for-the-throne/).
Stay The Night, And Make It A “Brewcation”
Upgrade to the royal treatment by booking the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s “Brewcation.” This package includes complimentary tickets to the Field Museum, host of the Chicago Brewseum’s special exhibition, Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City; beer tokens for a Schlitz beer – a key player in Chicago’s beer story – redeemable in the hotel’s Game Room; and an in-room six pack highlighting the Chicago craft breweries helping bring the Chicago Brewseum to life.
The only hotel to offer a Chicago Brewseum overnight package, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel is available for Brewcation Package bookings for 2 nights or more, from February 15 – August 31, 2019, for stays from March 1 – September 2, 2019.
About the Chicago Athletic Association hotel
Located on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue across from iconic Millennium Park in the city’s Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel combines its storied legacy as one of the nation’s most revered social clubs with modern day sophistication. The historic building’s transformation into a 240-room boutique hotel is a result of a visionary partnership among international hotel management company Two Roads Hospitality, AJ Capital Partners, Geolo Capital, Agman Partners, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and the award-winning design firm Roman and Williams Building and Interiors. The Chicago Athletic Association hotel features 17,000 square feet of stunning event space with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, elegantly-appointed guest rooms – including 23 uniquely-designed suites – an interactive game room and multiple innovative culinary experiences. The food and beverage outlets include a rooftop bar with captivating views of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, restaurant concepts by Chicago-based Land & Sea Dept. and Shake Shack. For reservations or more information, please visit chicagoathletichotel.com or call 312.940.3552. Stay connected with Athletic Association hotel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the Chicago Brewseum
The Chicago Brewseum is a 501c3 non-profit museum dedicated to telling the global story of beer. The organization highlights the dynamic culture and innovative history of one of the world’s most vibrant industries and demonstrates that, throughout time, beer has been more than just a beverage; it is a dynamic cultural force with the ability to build community and the power to make change. The Chicago Brewseum will be the world’s first beer museum of its kind.
About For The Throne
Complex and compelling, yet delicate and refined, For the Throne is Brewery Ommegang’s tribute to the final occupant of the Iron Throne. This strong golden ale is co-fermented with Pinot Grigio and Viognier grape juices, then bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast. The beer pours a striking golden copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain mingle with notes of pear and apricot. The finish is clean and dry, with vibrant effervescence. For the Throne is an ale fit for royalty.
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