Meet Dogfish Head Founder at Fountainhead’s Dogfish Fest Tonight

By Patty Wetli | Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fountainhead salutes Dogfish Head. Credit: Flickr/jennifromtheblock

Chicago Craft Beer Week doesn’t officially start until Thursday, but we haven’t heard any complaints that Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., is jumping the gun by hosting Dogfish Head owner/founder Sam Calagione at a mini-fest tonight, featuring some of Dogfish’s greatest hits.

Featured in his own Discovery Channel series, Brew Masters, and a New Yorker profile, Calagione is perhaps the closest thing to a celebrity in the craft beer world, though most of his fans would likely be hard-pressed to pick him out of a lineup.

Fountainhead will serenade Calagione and patrons with a “set list” of Dogfish music-themed ales: Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Robert Johnson’ Hell Hound On My Ale, Pearl Jam’s Faithful Ale and a very rare Firkin of Johnny Cask 75min IPA. Non-musical brews will also be available, including a special keg of the first run of Palo Santo Marron (2007).

The event kicks off at 4 p.m.

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