Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Enjoy Great Brews and Boutique Spirits for Green Week

Join ADC in having a drink this Green Week by participating in any of our 21 and up events. Activities include a Metropolitan Brewery tour, tours of the Koval Distillery, and the neighborhoods only Home Brew Contest. A perfect way to spend a summer day, sample craft brews and fine liquors all week long.

A Green Week headlining event, the Andersonville Green Week Home Brew Contest is a showcase of skilled home brewers in a showdown to win your vote!

Sponsored by Brew Camp, Mightybytes and Hamburger Mary's, the Andersonville Home Brew Contest features home brewers from across the city competing for the title of "Master Brewer". This year's Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to work with Hamburger Mary's to make a special batch of their winning recipe one of Mary's upcoming seasonal selections. Other great prizes will be offered by Brew Camp. Fifteen brewers are scheduled to compete in this years event. Entries include a variety of craft beers from Pale Ales and Belgian style brews to hearty Lager, Porters and Stouts.

Hosted July 12th at The Neo-Futurist Theater, attendees will sample craft brews, enjoy music and food, and vote for the best brew of the night. Door open for the event at 6pm. Advance tickets for the Home Brew Contest are on sale now; limited ticket sales will be available at the door. Visit Brown Paper Tickets to learn more about the event and purchase tickets in advance for only $15.

Hamburger Mary's will also host a special after-party following the event. Learn more by checking out their website.

If that is not enough brew for your belly, an exclusive Green Week tour of Metropolitan Brewery will be made available on Saturday, July 14th at 2pm. With very limited admission, entry to the tour is available to advance ticket purchasers only. Your $10 ticket gets you access to the inner-working of our only neighborhood brewery, samples of their full line-up of brews and a special Metropolitan pint glass. Tickets for the tours on sale now.

Maybe beer is not your cup of tea, or your still haven't had enough, well Koval Distillery is offering five separate tour dates during the week. Chicago's first boutique distillery since Prohibition, Koval is a proud supporter of Andersonville Green Week. Sign up for any tour date by visiting the Koval tours website. Dates and times include:
  • Wednesday, July 11th at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 14th at 1pm
  • Saturday, July 14th at 3pm
  • Saturday, July 14th at 5pm
  • Sunday, July 15th at 5pm

Proceeds from all the events benefit the eco-Andersonville initiative. Committed to promoting sustainable community and economic development in Andersonville, the Andersonville Development Corporation's eco-Andersonville initiative is responsible for streetscape recycling programs, sustainable business certification,  Green Building incentives, and ongoing research and program development to support the responsible stewardship of our environment.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

See First-Run Films at Andersonville Green Week!

Some of the most popular events during Andersonville GreenWeek are the screenings of films related to important environmental and ecological topics.  In 2012, there will be three award-winning documentaries shown over the course of the week, and you can find more info below.

Wednesday, July 11th
7:00-9:00 pm

After the Green Week Sustainability Fair ends, stick around for a special screening of this new film, which has been winning awards at film festivals across the country.  Bag It started as a documentary about plastic bags that evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies.  Sponsored by the Plastic BagSolution.  Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark

POSTPONED!  Friday, July 13th
6:00-9:00 pm

Urban Roots
The film Urban Roots explores the growth of urban agriculture in the city of Detroit.  The film will be followed by a discussion on urban agriculture with local organizations Growing Home, Urban Habitat Chicago and the Peterson Garden Project.  Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark

Saturday, July 14th
 8:00-10:00 pm

Join us under the night sky for this very special event!  The City Dark is a powerful documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky.  Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers, it is the definitive story of the disappearing stars.  A must see! Alley Cat Comics courtyard, 5304 N. Clark rear

Sunday, July 15th
7:00-9:30 pm 

We celebrate another successful Andersonville Green Week with a closing night celebration and a screening of Gasland, one of the most talked about documentaries in recent years.  From their website:

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.
Room Service, 5438 N. Clark. 

 We look forward to seeing everyone out and about this week, and we hope you will come and catch a movie with us!

Andersonville Green Week is a program of eco-Andersonville and the Andersonville Development Corporation and highlights Andersonville businesses' and residents' commitment to sustainable living with events, activities, and demos.