Chicago’s upstart brewer, Pete Crowley of Haymarket played host to one of the city’s extended family members, Scott Sullivan of Greenbush Brewery in southwest Michigan for a Craft Beer Week tap takeover in the West Loop Friday night.
But the real reason for the occasion is the collaboration between Crowley and Sullivan. Each made a wheat IPA with loads of citra hops as the base recipe. Sullivan ventured out with an American yeast and fresh mangos to deliver Sock Chicken, a super dry, mildly citrus hop bomb that left your palate yearning for more refreshment, while Crowley’s Rubber Monkey went the way of a Belgian and a more luscious viscosity that coated your tongue in citrusy sweetness and a mild hop kick.
Scott and the Greenbush crew have quite a week ahead of themselves in Chicago. See their calendar full of tappings and dinners here, including what will surely be one of the best events of this year — a beer dinner with Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions on Wednesday, May 23rd.
Haymarket continues to be a major destination this week, including a Sun King tap takeover on Thursday night and the Brewer’s Brunch this Saturday, May 26th. More info on their events page.