LOGAN SQUARE — It’s time to raise a pint for the restoration of Logan Square’s Illinois Centennial Monument.
Land and Sea Dept., Logan Square Preservation and Revolution Brewing are teaming up to offer an original beer to raise funds in support of “The Eagle” for the month of June.
The special brew, aptly named “Monument” will be on sale at 25 Logan Square bars and eateries starting Wednesday, June 17 — and $1 from every sale will go to Logan Square Preservation, a local nonprofit on a mission to preserve the nearly 100-year-old neighborhood centerpiece.
Land and Sea Dept., Logan Square Preservation and Revolution Brewing are teaming up to offer an original beer in support of “The Eagle” for the month of June. [Revolution Brewing/Logan Square Preservation]
The Monument stands at the roundabout intersection of Kedzie Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue and Logan Boulevard, and is need of structural and cosmetic improvements, including masonry repairs, restoration of its original benches, plaza pavers and the globes that topped its bronze light fixtures (as seen in the vintage poster above).
Designed by Henry Bacon with the sculptural base by Evelyn Longman, the monument was dedicated in 1918 to mark Illinois’s 100 years of statehood.
“Monument,” the beer, is an American wheat ale, brewed with a bit of white wheat and flaked oats, and dry-hopped with Crystal and Centennial hops for a touch of hop aroma and flavors, according to an announcement from Revolution Brewing.
“We all feel like this is a great cause, one that beer drinkers in the neighborhood can all get behind and support,” the group announcement read.
The ale is 5 percent ABV and 30 IBU (International Bittering Units), and it's a limited-edition brew. It can be purchased at the following Logan Square locations:
Dunlays on the Square
The Harding Tavern
Longman & Eagle
Madison Public House
Owen & Engine
Parson’s Chicken & Fish
Parts and Labor
Sink / Swim
Smallbar Logan Square
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