LAKEVIEW — Beer fans may not be able to enter the new Lakeview pub and brewery, DryHop, until March, but the ambitious brewers behind it aren't letting that stop them from introducing their beer to the city.
DryHop, which was supposed to open this fall, has been making up for long city permit wait times by collaborating with other local breweries to introduce new recipes. On Tuesday, owner Greg Shuff and head brewer Brant Dubovick will debut "Jonny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts," a collaboration with Ravenswood brewery Begyle Brewing Co. at three different bars, with a fourth bar hosting it the week after.
The beer is a citrusy, black IPA with low bitterness, Dubovick said. It's the fifth beer collaboration DryHop has released but the first one to be released in kegs to bars. Previously, DryHop created beers with places such as Hamburger Mary's in Andersonville and Haymarket Pub & Brewery in the West Loop that were sold only in those breweries for a few weeks.
"These are the sort of things you can expect us to be doing," Shuff said.
Lakeview residents hoping to get a sneak peek of Jonny Quest have to move fast. The beer will only be available for about a week since each bar will only stock one keg of it, Shuff said. You can find it at:
- Floyd's Pub, 1944 N. Oakley St. in Bucktown, starting Tuesday, Dec. 11
- Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave. in Lincoln Square, starting Tuesday, Dec. 11
- Atlas Brewing, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Park, starting Wednesday, Dec. 12
- Northdown Cafe and Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave. in North Center, starting Tuesday, Dec. 18
Shuff and Dubovick will be at Northdown on Dec. 18 to talk about the beer and give out DryHop merchndise.
If you miss out on Jonny Quest, wait a couple of weeks; Dubovick will be debuting a chocolate milk stout with Hamburger Mary's by New Year's. The collaborations will keep coming until March, they said.
DryHop will be located at 3155 N. Broadway St. It will sell beer in oxygen-free growlers for people who want to bring the beer home and food by chef Pete Repak, a Charlie Trotters alum.
Editor's note: DryHop amended the release dates for Jonny Quest at various bars. The article has been updated to reflect changes.