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Deschutes Brewery Is Bringing Its Giant Pop-Up Pub to Logan Square

By Paul Biasco | August 13, 2015 5:37am | Updated on August 14, 2015 10:56am
 Deschutes Brewery is bringing its Street Pub bar to Logan Square next weekend.
Deschutes Brewery is bringing its Street Pub bar to Logan Square next weekend.
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LOGAN SQUARE — A two-sided bar with 400 feet of space and 20 beers on tap will be popping up in a Logan Square lot next weekend.

Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery is bringing its massive pop-up pub to Chicago Aug. 22.

The wooden bar was handmade near the Deschutes brewery in Bend, Ore., and has been making a road trip across the country all summer.

Paul Biasco says this isn't your typical festival beer tent:

The Chicago stop will be held in a lot at Milwaukee and California avenues where the "Twin Towers" development project is slated.

The Street Pub tour had taken over entire streets in other cities, but things were a bit tricky finding a location in Chicago, according to a Deschutes spokesman.

Deschutes, a growing craft brewery, started as a small brewpub in Oregon.

"We've always wanted to take that concept on the road without the complications of opening up a pub in every city," said Jason Randles, digital marketing manager for the brewery.

The bar, which has two sides that are 200 feet long each, will have 40 tap handles with 20 different beers.

Some rare beers from the brewery's Reserve Series such as The Abyss and Black Butte XXVI will be available as well as beers that are typically only available at the Deschutes brewpub.

"It's like a tap takeover festival," Randles said. "There's not too many places you can go and try all of those beers in one location."

Deschutes is partnering with nearby Revolution Brewing for the event, which will have a guest tap and be doing a joint cooking demo.

There will be bar games, live music and food demos throughout the day.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is free. 

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will go toward the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a nonprofit that preserves and protects the Great Lakes.

During a stop in Cleveland, the street pub raised more than $46,000 for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

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