AlphaBeer XII

AlphaBeer 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 XIIth event on April 5. 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.

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. TABLES ARE SOLD OUT

Here’s what’s on tap:

A Ace Perry Cider
B Berghoff Oak-Aged Stock Ale
C Capital Maibock
D De Koninck
E Ephemere, Unibroue
F Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty
G Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger
H Hopothesis IPA
I Ten Ninety Imperial Wit
J Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
K Kasteel Rouge
L Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA, Oso
M Monks Cafe
N North Coast Old Rasputin
O Oatmeal Stout, Founders
P Pure Lager, Samuel Smith
Q Querkus Ridgeway Brewing
R Red Velvet, Baderbrau
S St. Bernardus 12
T Temperance Restless Years
U Uncle Johns Apple/Cherry cider
V Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge
W Wittekerke White Ale
X Xingu
Y Young’s
Z Zywiec Porter

Our AlphaBeer Master

Chef Jill Houk began as an IT consultant in the 90s and changed careers to become a chef. She has never looked back. She currently consults with food and beverage companies (Ajinomoto, Applegate Farms, Driscoll’s Berries, Green and Black’s Chocolates, Hillshire Brands,  Mizkan, Mount Gay Rum, and Pama Liqueur), where she creates consumer engagement strategies. In addition, she has appeared on television on Good Morning America and the Cooking Channel. She has recently published a cookbook, The Essential Dehydrator, which focuses on long-term food preservation. This is Jill’s sixth time hosting Alpha Beer and she’s always happy when it’s a hop-heavy list.

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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