Haywood Tavern will be showcasing Belgian Beers on Wednesday, August 24th from 7pm until close. We will be tapping a selection of rare finds and old standards, and will also be giving a pair of Riot Fest tickets that night!
Food pairings will also be available. Hope to see you there!
Beers will include:
Brasserie La Caracole
BELGIAN BROWN ALE
A very complex artisanal Wallonian brown ale, rich, warming, little piquant in the mouth with licorice, mocha flavors, pear and toasted bread background notes.
Duchesse De Bourgogne
FLEMISH RED ALE
A traditional Flemish red ale. This refreshing ale is matured in oak casks; smooth with a rich texture and interplay of passion fruit, and chocolate, and a long, dry and acidic finish. After the first and secondary fermentation, the beer goes for maturation into the oak barrels for 18 months. The final product is a blend of younger 8 months old beer with the 18 months old beer. The average age of the Duchesse de Bourgogne before being bottled is 12 months.
A whole-hearted premium pils with a refined flavor and well-balanced taste. Starts off slightly sweet with retained bitterness, developing into a dry and thirst-quenching drink.
Brouwerij St. Bernard
St. Bernardus Pater 6
ABBEY BROWN ALE
From Brouwerii St. Bernard in Belgium, this is a traditional abbey style dubbel, chestnut in color, very fruity with notes of melon and very fresh banana, finishing with slight bitterness. Delightfully easy to drink.
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
A melange of 4 special malts results into this unusual colour, light darkbrown going into russet. The aromas of hop and special malts are creating the dominating taste in this beer. The "Moinette brune" combines a slight bitterness with a fruity touch.
Vanberg & DeWulf
Lambrucha combines hand-selected Lambics that are a minimum of one year old, and specially brewed organic Belgian Kombucha. Kombucha, a deliciously tart and effervescent beverage made with fermented mushrooms, has been enjoyed in Central Asia for hundreds of years.
Combining a richly sweet, honeyed Tripel and perfectly balancing it with a sour-sweet Gueuze, Dilewyns creates a brand-new beer that is dry and crisp, with a complex tannic character.
Brasserie Dupont/Lost Abbey
A complex and thirst-quenching beer, Deux Amis has the trademark flavor of Dupont’s signature peppery yeast accentuated with vibrant notes of tropical fruit—grapefruit, passion fruit, mandarin and mango—all balanced by aromatic hints of clove and pine.
Omer Vander Ghinste
Kriek De Jacobins
The basic ingredient of our Jacobins Kriek is wort made of wheat and malted barley. This wort is first boiled and then transported to the brewery’s open cooling vessel to cool down. Afterwards it spontaneously ferments in big oak barrels, giving the beer its refined flavour and aroma. To obtain its true “kriek” or cherry flavour, natural cherry juices are also added. The fruitiness of the aroma clearly reveals itself in the mouth. Our Jacobins Kriek has a well-balanced, pleasant and slightly sweet flavour.
This light ale has a deep golden colour with a smooth, frothy head. It is very perfumed with an unmistakable hint of aromatic hops and a fruity (citrus) note from the spices used in production. The body has an intense yet distinctive bitterness and a strong malty taste which is a delight to the palate. The overall effect, however, is a slight dryness and hoppiness.
Sour Barrel #2
The Belgian Sour Barrel 2 as result of a mixed fermentation was aged for over 1.5 years in French Oak barrels. The Ale is brewed with barley malt and wheat and fermentation was done with a “ step by step “ mixed culture of Saccharomyces , Brettanomyces , Lactobacteria and Acidicbacteria . The unique maturation and acidification gives the sour ale a smooth acid-astringent character with a sour fruity aroma.
This three-grain beer brewed with Steiermark hops has good herbal flavours. It owes its fruity character (banana and vanilla) to the home-cultured yeast. The vanilla mingles with the orange-like aroma from the hops. Not only does it have the lightness and freshness of the wheat, it also has the creaminess of oats and a herbal, lemony dryness almost reminiscent of quinine. There is plenty of citrus in the note, also bitter lemon and sugar. A bit of malt on the tongue combined with sweet ripe fruit - exotic like banana. The finish also offers light citrusy touches but sweet malts as well.
Stop by and Haywood this July 4th from noon til 4pm on your way to your America Day celebration and let us do some cooking for you at our second annual Pabst Blue Ribbon Patio Party!
This year we will be featuring Pabst's Old Tankard Ale and pairing it with Char Dogs from our kitchen. $10 gets you a beer, dog and chips.
There will be swag and games and eating and drinking. Come early and let someone else grill for you this 4th. USA! USA!
Haywood is in the running for this year's Time Out Chicago Battle of the Burger. Help us win the title we think we deserve: Best burger in Chicago. We need your votes!
There's no limit to the number of times you can vote, so vote early, vote often & vote with a double cheeseburger in your mouth. We thank you for the love.
Haywood Tavern is proud to release Half Acre's Beer Hates Astronauts IPA, Monday, June 27th, from 6pm to 10pm! GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS creator RYAN BROWNE will be on hand to doodle on your personal belongings while staring awkwardly into your eyes, and Challengers Comics + Conversation will be set-up with all your GHA needs that aren't beer!
We will also be tapping a few other Half Acre beers:
Vicious Pet Rye IPA
Tuna Extra Pale Ale
Akari Shogun Wheat
And we will be selling tacos for anyone who is hungry!
Come nerd out with us for a night! God may hate astronauts, but we LOVE Ryan Browne, Half Acre and tacos!
We're excited to announce Haywood now serves lunch! Current lunch hours are every Friday from 11am-3pm, enjoyed both inside or on the patio. The menu is packed with tasty new items, including the Chicken & Chickpea Salad, Spicy Boudin Blanc Sausage, Pork Sandwich, Bucatini and much more. Peep the menu page or check out some of the photos below. Hope to see you soon for lunch.
This Sunday, May 22, we'll be offering some rare and tasty Illuminated Beer Works drafts along with some delicious specials from the kitchen. Come hang with us 11am-3pm!
- Unchristian Thoughts - Farmhouse ale aged in Templeton barrel & finished with mangos
- Redrum - Farmhouse Ale aged in a Heaven Hill barrel with dark cherries & cranberries
- Hasselhopf - Hop-forward Belgian Ale combines Columbus, Cascade & Amarillo hops with a thick-chested, sun-blazed grist
Rodney will be creating a few dishes to go along with some of the beer!
- Smoked Brisket Frito-quiles
- Boudin Blanc Sausage, Scrambled Egg, Mustard Sauce
See you on Sunday.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching! If you're still looking for some low-key fun, we're offering a Slagel Farms BBQ Chicken Dinner for two which comes with 2 sides and a bottle of wine for only $60.
Please call 773-661-1084 to make reservations in advance, or use our brand spankin' new reservation system for Sunday, Feb 14th and note Valentine's Dinner. Limited tables available for online booking so give us a call if you can't find a time you'd like.
Haywood Tavern's Chef Rodney Staton is teaming up with former Senza chef Noah Sandoval & Genie Kwon of soon-to-open Oriole [more info] to offer a seven-course dinner. Reservations are available between 5:30–9:30pm and cost $75 per person. It's a perfect way to start off your night!
Please call Haywood for reservations: (773) 661-1084
If you're a beer lover living in Chicago, you're likely familiar with Half Acre's annual super-limited release of their Big Hugs imperial coffee stout collaboration with Dark Matter Coffee. It's a massively popular event and we're huge fans. That's why we are thrilled to announce we are hosting a Big Hugs 2015 release party at the tavern on Wednesday, December 16th starting at 7pm. We'll have Big Hugs, Big Hugs Vanilla, Double Daisy Cutter & Gin Barrel Aged Pony on draft along with some food specials. It's sure to be an amazing time. Come early and ready to sip some fantastic beers!