LINCOLN PARK — The owner of Lincoln Station will tap what he's calling the "Class of 2014 Imperial Stouts" Saturday in a fundraiser for Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview.
Benn Hamm, owner of Lincoln Station at 2432 N. Lincoln Ave., will tap four rare stouts in a beer tasting and charity raffle running from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
The four brews include:
• Perennial Abraxas, an imperial stout brewed with ancho chiles, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks.
• Goose Island Proprietors Bourbon County Stout, aged in rye-whiskey barrels, blended with Vietnamese cassia bark, Congo cocoa and a simple syrup made from coconut water and piloncillo sugar.
• Founders Imperial Stout, brewed with 10 varieties of malted barley.
• Bell's Expedition Stout, crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, with a malt body matched to a blend of chocolate, dark fruits and other aromas.
They'll be available in 5- and 10-ounce pours.
Hamm will also be raffling off donations from local merchants in a bid to raise $2,000 for Hawthorne, 3319 N. Clifton Ave. He has one child attending the school with another to start in the fall.
Hamm said Hawthorne lost $215,000 this year in Chicago Public Schools budget cuts, and the Parent Teacher Association has been trying to make up the difference.