Back in the 19th century, "more than the beer, saloons provided a gathering place in a nation with little public space for working-class men to argue the issues or meet the candidates."*
With no fewer than five candidates competing in the Evanston mayoral primary on Feb 28, 2017, we decided it was the time to bring the saloon back (this time with women). Come meet your candidates, ask questions, and throw one or two back in an open forum with a healthy exchange of ideas. And plenty of beer.
Now's the time to get to know the candidates and see which one you'd most want to have a beer with.
"What we need, more than tweets or memes, is the kind of civic life that transpires when men and women gather face to face and, as a fan of old saloons put it, 'political matters ebb and flow free as froth on the beer.'"*
We'll be sure to have Might Meets Right, our most political beer, on tap that night.
*Jon Grinspan, "The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution," New York Times, Nov 26, 2016. http://nyti.ms/2kpnDAN
For more back story, the idea for this event began on Pass The Salt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76TtWJh-QVM&list=PLQAXZB1ney69NBxRPPsbT4XN7Z99YRzEB&index=3
(start at 4:00)
Gary Gaspard for Evanston Mayor
Steve Hagerty for Evanston Mayor
Brian Miller for Mayor of Evanston
Jeff Smith for Evanston
Is there a more appropriate beer to drink on Inauguration Day?
Join us as we inaugurate Maple Might Meets Right, our new variant for 2017. It joins Coffee, Vanilla, and Unadulterated.
All will be available on draft in the Tap Room Friday, January 20, at 4 pm. This weekend is the only time you'll be able to try ALL 4 variants at the same time. We'll be rotating two at at time after that.
The Happy Lobster Truck will be dishing up some amazing New England fare from 5 pm - 9 pm, and DJ Teebot will be spinning long into the evening. So we've got everything for your Friday night: delicious food, dance beats, and defiant beer.
Just in time for the holidays!
Enjoy a specially crafted four-course meal paired perfectly with Temperance favorites selected by the talented Mity Nice chefs. See the Mity Nice host or call the restaurant at 312-335-4745 to secure your spot! Cost is $36 per person +tax (gratuity not included).
Summer's official start. Party starts at noon with a Hawaiian pig roast, DJ's all day, and plenty of pineapple blonde flowing...
Bottles of 2015 Double Rye!® Barrel-Aged Might Meets Right® plus 2014 Manhattan, 2015 Double Rye, and 2015 BA Quotidienne on tap all day.
Hopped-up but not too bitter. Caramelly but not too sweet. Strong but quaffable. Our Imperial Red Ale is back for spring!
It's back by popular demand!
Vintage stouts from Bell's, Deschutes, Clown Shoes, and us!
Rarities and special releases on tap at the Beer Bistro!