Beer without Borders: An evening with Marz Community Brewing, Centro Romero, and ICIRR

In honor of Craft Beer Week, on Wednesday, May 24, Big Jones welcomes Marz Community Brewing for a special collaborative beer dinner and celebration of Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities.

We at Big Jones took to Marz Community Brewing right from their start. We’ve followed the exploits of Ed Marzewski and his merry band of rabblerousers since long before Big Jones was born, when we discovered the elusive and treasured zine Lumpen, and the marvelously creative community they have created and fostered in and around Bridgeport and across the city. Importantly for us, Marz’ approach is deeply rooted in community and a small-batch, artisan ethic which perfectly matches our approach to eating and drinking at Big Jones.

All proceeds from the dinner benefit Centro Romero and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Both Centro Romero and ICIRR will be on hand to discuss the issues facing immigrants and refugees in today’s United States, and highlight the work their organizations are doing to assist individuals and families struggling with migration or displacement. Brewmaster Tim Lange will be on hand to serve thirsty beer enthusiasts and discuss Marz’ unique and innovative approach to beer, and Chef Paul Fehribach will step out of the Southern U.S. to craft a menu highlighting the cuisines of some historically repressed cultures, who happen to have a beautiful story to tell about people who created them.

The evening will begin with a special release of a collaborative brew between Tim Lange and Paul Fehribach, brewed especially for this event and premiering as a limited release. You won’t want to miss this! We hope you’ll join us, enjoy a modern approach to some unique world cuisines, and celebrate one of the best and most innovative craft breweries in the world. These are some truly special beers, and we have set out to create a cuisine to match. Even better, your ticket purchase will help ensure some of Chicago’s newest residents from around the world find a welcoming and happy home in this city we love with all our hearts.

Reservations can be made by calling 773-275-5725. Please call soon, reservations started coming in just on the rumor this dinner was happening. See you there!

Big Jones Welcomes Marz Community Brewing to Celebrate and Benefit Chicago’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6:00 Reception

Premier of a special collaborative brew by Marz Community Brewing with Big Jones
House-cured, 3-year aged country ham from Chef Paul’s personal collection


7:00 Dinner

Dilliner Weiss – Berliner Weiss with Dill
Smoked whitefish, onion bialy, horseradish beer cheese, sweet pickle

Lifestyle Beer – Berliner Weiss with Papaya and Guanya Tea
Salad of wild-picked greens, pistachios, scallions, pomegranate, sheep’s milk feta

Jungle Boogie – Pale Wheat Ale with Rooibos
Barbecued goat in banana curry, boiled peanuts, baby mustard greens, glabberima rice

Midway ChIPA – Northwest England-Style Double IPA
Guyana gumbo – Strauss veal, casareep, buttered aromatic rice, green papaya salad

Ruby’s Tears – Gose with Salt, Hibiscus, and Coriander
Harisi – Syrian semolina yogurt cake, toasted almonds, clover honey, rosewater ice cream

One hundred dollars per person plus tax and gratuity
For reservations, call 773-275-5725