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Shop, Indulge and get into the Holiday Spirit at Dovetail Brewery's Holiday Market December 17 (Chicago,IL)

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Shop, Indulge and get into the Holiday Spirit at Dovetail Brewery's Holiday Market December 17
Struggling to find dad a holiday gift? Looking for a small gift for a teacher or a distant family friend? Dovetail Brewery's Holiday Market features craft artisans selling a variety of goods that make perfect gifts for everyone.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, December 17 in Dovetail's upstairs barrelhouse loft at 1800 W. Belle Plaine at N. Ravenswood (773-683-1414), find everything from Dovetail to Gohomemade dog treats to beer art to unique jewelry. In addition to the artisan vendors, Dovetail Brewery will feature its collection of Dovetail logo merchandise, including glasses, steins, growlers, t-shirts, hoodies and more.

Shop until you drop, and then take a seat downstairs at the bar and recharge with Dovetail beer on tap. Try the new winter seasonal Holiday Bock Beer and delicious German Stollen from Dinkel's Bakery for the full effect. A handful of Chicago's favorite food trucks will be parked outside the taproom.

Dovetail will also be giving a tour of the facility at noon. Known for brewing continental European style beer using traditional methods, their brewing process is unlike any other Chicago microbrewery. Get here early to hear all about the process!

The list of vendors includes:

Hail to the Ale
Hail To The Ale is a blog and shop passionate about the intersection of art and craft beer. The shop features original designs and handcrafted art. Follow them at

Worth a 1000 Beers
Worth 1000 Beers began as a blog where illustration and craft beer come
worth1000 magnets 300 together. The blog shares stories about beer tastings, brewery visits and beer-centric events attended by founder/artist/blogger MC Johnsen, who visually records her experiences with beautiful illustrations. She usually draws the aromas and flavors that she perceives, but sometimes she will draw a cute animal enjoying a brew. View the whole collection of her prints, plus a few original surprises relevant to pop culture, of these illustrations, and home accessories on her online store.

The High Hopes for Pets Company
Dovetail Brewery's taproom is famously dog-friendly and so it is a special privilege for the High Hopes For Pets Company to participate in this year's Holiday Market. This great small company produces nutritious dog food and treats while reaching out to help homeless pets. The High Hopes® brand donates 3.5% from every sale of High Hopes® (up to 15% of the company's profits) to the High Hopes for Pets Foundation. The Foundation, in turn, donates to local shelters and rescue groups across the country, providing support for individuals and groups who are dedicated to the prevention of homelessness for companion pets everywhere.

Re4mado Photography     
Using Polaroid SX-70 manipulations and digital infrared photography, award winning re4mado coaster 300Chicago based photographer, Rossana Reformado takes stunning images to create beautiful, one of a kind prints, coasters, wood blocks, magnets, ornaments and pendants. The majority of Re4mado products are created from Polaroid SX-70 images using time zero film, which was discontinued in December 2005, making the products very rare and unique. The infrared images are created using an infrared filter, turning anything with chlorophyll white. View the products on the online store and like Re4mado on Facebook.

Anomaly by Amy
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Amy is a mother, grandmother, teacher and an artist. Since 1989 she has been making unique jewelry pieces that emulate her creativity and eclectic spirit. Her jewelry is a labor of love and an outlet to explore her artistic passions. In addition to creating beautiful pieces of wearable art, Amy teaches art to kids out of her Evanston home, an opportunity to teach young souls how to find their creative voice and, more importantly, to know themselves. Visit her website to view her online store and see what events Amy will be attending.

Warm Belly Bakery
Chicago's West Loop neighborhood has a new bakery and it's giving cookies a quirky makeover! With over 40 different, inventive cookies, Warm Belly Bakery has something for every crazy cookie craving, making it a great gift for neighbors, co-workers, teachers and foodies. Additionally, the bakery features a full service espresso bar with gourmet coffee by Dark Matter, milkshakes, croissants, Danishes, muffins and homemade ice cream by Bobtail served either in a cup, a cone, or affogato. Check out the website and follow them on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

Jems for Jackie
Since 2002 Jems for Jackie has created stunning pieces of art by layering together hand-cut dichroic glass by kiln firing and cold working each piece. Like the jeweler on Facebook.

Abbey Brown Sweet Home Chicago candle 300Abbey Brown
Abbey Brown Soap Artisan creates handmade natural Olive Oil soaps, soothing body oils, relaxing bathing essentials and homey candles. All products are crafted in house and are infused with homegrown herbs and botanicals with pure essential oils. Visit their website to learn more about the products as well as upcoming classes and events. Follow Abbey Brown on Twitter and like them on Facebook to see what they're up to.

Brown String Necklace 300 Tracey Dobson
Tracey Dobson is a local jeweler. They do not have a website, so come down t
o Dovetail Brewery Saturday December 17th to delight in their beautiful and unique creations!

Ork Posters
Ork Poster glasses 300The original designers of the typographic neighborhood, Ork Posters started out with a Chicago map design in 2007. Today, they offer over 25 different city and country maps, two anatomy diagrams, t-shirts, baby onesies, postcards, beach towels and canvas prints in the signature Ork Posters style. Combining art with the practicality of a map, these make great gifts for people moving to a new city or sentimental about a certain city or country. All products are make local in Chicago, Illinois and materials are sourced in the USA. Check out the website to view all Ork Posters product and to learn more about the Chicago proud and eco-friendly company.

The Hop Review
Following years of drinking brews from blue cans and several unsuccessful attempts at home brewing, college pals Jack and Tom decided to carve out their place in the craft beer world a different way. Thus was born The Hop Review, better documentation of the The Hop Review shirts 300craft beer industry by folks who know it best. Now, Jack and Tom manage a small team who've been fortunate to sit down with some of the area's best brewers, shop owners, distributors and brand managers around Chicago, the Midwest and beyond. With the best stories and perspectives of craft beer across the country and the cool t-shirts for sale, The Hop Review is one cool company you don't want to miss! Visit their website for more information.

About Dovetail Brewery    
Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois, is a craft brewery owned by master brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Rauchbier and Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink 300 pixels w border.jpgspecial seasonal beers.

Taproom hours are: Tuesday- 2 pm - 10 pm; Wednesday- 2 pm - 10 pm; Thursday- 2 pm - 10 pm; Friday- 12 pm - 11 pm; Saturday- 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday- 10 am - 8 pm. Dovetail's new Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursday from 2-6:30 pm.
The 22,000 square foot brewing facility includes an attractive tap room that is open to the public for drinking and retail sales. The tap room is also available as a rental space for private events.

Dovetail Brewery delivers beer by the keg to venues near the brewery and also to some select venues closer to the Loop. All bars, taverns and restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area that wish to serve Dovetail beer on tap are welcome to pick up kegs, in two sizes, at the brewery during normal business hours.

For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery's website at, their newsroom at or contact Bill Wesselink or Hagen Dost by email. For information about special promotions and private events, contact Adrianne Dost by email. For additional information, call 773-683-1414.


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Thursday, December 08, 2016

2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas Tickets Now On Sale! (Austin,TX)

2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas
Tickets Now On Sale!
The Only MotoGP Stop in the U.S. Returns to COTA on April 21st – 23rd
  Circuit of The Americas (COTA) today launched its ticket sales for the 2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The only MotoGP race weekend to take place on U.S. soil in 2017 will be staged for the fifth year in succession at the only purpose-built motorsports facility in the United States.
One-day General Admission tickets are available from as low as $39, while three-day tickets to the Horsepower Rodeo start at just $89, with a limited number of Paddock Passes available for purchase to get fans closer to the action behind the teams’ garages.
Unlike any other motorcycle racing series, MotoGP features custom-built, exotic machines that are reinvigorating motorcycle racing in North America with wall-to-wall action and unbelievable access to the riders and their machines.
Last year’s exhilarating MotoGP race in Austin saw Honda’s Marc Mรกrquez - the 2016 MotoGP world champion - secure his fourth successive win from pole at COTA, making it his 10th victory in a row in America. This season is set to be equally dramatic as he defends his title against his fiercest rivals, including Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Further adding to the drama and intrigue is the latter’s move the Ducati team after nine hugely successful years at Yamaha. In a further shake up to the grid, KTM will join the series with a factory-supported team for the first time in 2017. With new allegiances and reinvigorated rivalries, the 2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas can be expected to deliver some of the wildest, fastest motorcycle racing next year.
In addition to the main MotoGP race, COTA will also play host to the Moto2, Moto3 and MotoAmerica support races across the weekend of April 21st – 23rd.
Fans can expect a jam-packed entertainment schedule on and off the track to celebrate the fifth staging of a MotoGP race in Austin, with family-friendly activities taking place around the Circuit throughout the weekend.
In between the racing action, fans will also be able to spend time in the MotoGP Fan Zone, which will feature expanded interactive displays and demo rides from the industry’s top manufacturers including as well as visit the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show located in downtown Austin.
For the fourth year running, onsite motorcycle parking will be free for riders all three days courtesy of GEICO. For more information on available tickets and passes, visit
Don’t miss your chance to witness the fiercest daredevils on two wheels push their bikes to the limit!
Please visit or call COTA directly at 512.655.6300 for more information on how to purchase tickets for the biggest, baddest, loudest and fastest motorcycle race in America!
Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is the only purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for all classes of racing. The 3.4-mile racetrack hosts the world’s most prestigious sporting events, including Formula 1, MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, and Lone Star Le Mans, as well as opportunities for track rentals. The 1,500-acre campus is also home to the Austin360 Amphitheater—PollStar’s 2013 “Best New Major Concert Venue” and a 2014 “Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue” Pollstar nominee—impressive meeting and hospitality spaces and an iconic 25-story observation tower that offers 360-degree views of the circuit, amphitheater and downtown Austin. For more information and to download videos and photos, visit www.CircuitofTheAmericas.comFor an experience as unique as Austin and a rush you’ll never forget, visit Circuit of The Americas, where exhilaration happens.