AlphaBeer XIII

AlphaBeer - Craft Beer from A to ZAlphaBeer is the only event that teaches you about 26 beers – one for every letter of the alphabet! The focus is on craft brews and the experience is led by experts who truly appreciate fine beer. It’s a three hour tour of hops and barley and lagers and ales, and everything is crafted by masters who are passionate about their beers.

We’re celebrating our XIIIth event on October 18th. At this very special event we’re highlighting some of the best beers from some of the best breweries in the world. It’s fun, educational, and (highly) entertaining for fans, fanatics, and neophytes alike.

During this unconventional tasting event you’ll learn about the ABV, the IBU and what to eat with each brew. Your take-home program means you’ll have your notes handy when you want to pick up your favorites. We’ll even have special guests joining us from participating breweries to share their love and passion for the art of fine brew with you.

Here’s what’s on tap:

A Arcade Brewery Grapefruit IPA
B Berghoff Hopfen Stomper
C Begyle Crash Landed
D Ten-Ninety De Ogen
E Tallgrass 8-Bit
F 5 Rabbit Golden Ale - #GABF Winner
G Temperance Gatecrasher IPA - #GABF Winner
H Half-Acre Daisy Cutter
I Ten Ninety Imperial Porter
J Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam Biere
K O’Fallon King Louie
L Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Wild
M Capital Maibock
N Baderbrau Naked Selfie
O Berghoff Oktoberfest
P Penrose Devoir
Q De Konigshoven La Trappe Quadruple
R Temperance Root Down
S Solemn Oath Nourri au Fourrage
T Two Brothers Out Law
U Urban Legend Elizabeth
V Vandermill Ginger Peach
W Hinterland White Cap IPA
X Xingu Schwarzbier
Y Tieton Cider Works Yakima Valley Dry Hopped Cider
Z O’Fallons Zeke’s Pale Ale

Tickets are just $50, including tip, to try 26 different craft beers, each introduced by an expert.

Once you place your order you’re on the list – no paper ticket required!

Beer is better with friends: Bring 5 friends and you get to go free! A table of 6 is only $250. We have a very limited number of tables at this price.


Our AlphaBeer Master

Jill Houk is a chef, reformed homebrewer, product spokesperson, and culinary consultant. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Cooking Channel and Lifetime’s The Balancing Act. She has hosted AlphaBeer since January 2012, meaning she’s tasted more than 200 beers in the line of duty. Last year, Chef Jill published two cookbooks, The Essential Dehydrator, and The Complete Soda-Making Book (which contains a few cocktail recipes, should you ever tire of beer). Follow her rants and re-tweets @ChefJYH.

Our Host

AJ Hudson’s Public House (formerly and still at heart, Ginger’s Ale House) is located at 3801 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60613.  773-348-2767. AJ Hudson’s Public House is open Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 am, Saturdays 6:00 am to 3:00 am (open earlier for Live European Games – check website sports schedule or call) and Sundays 7:00 am to 2:00 am (open earlier on weekends and some weekdays for live international sports matches – check website for schedule).  The kitchen is open until 12am daily and brunch is served on the weekends. Delivery is available daily from 11am to 10pm. For more information, please visit

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