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USA Today's 10Best Poll ranks Dovetail Brewery as the Number 4 Best New
Brewery in the United States-and the votes are still being counted! In
February, USA Today announced the 20 best new breweries in the United
States and included Dovetail Brewery in the list. Dovetail fans can vote
for their favorite new brewery at
Dovetail Brewery made the first cut, which paired the list down to the
top ten. As of March 1, Dovetail is ranked number 4, with 11 days of
voting still to come; voting ends on March 12. Vote for Dovetail and
make it the best new brewery in the United States!
B Corps Reception at Dovetail Brewery, Thursday, March 2 Dovetail Brewery will host a reception for the B Corps on Thursday,
March 2. The organization is a non-profit advocacy organization that
certifies for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social
and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Essentially, B Corps is to business what Fair Trade certification is to
coffee and Dovetail Brewery is hoping to become Chicago's first B Corp
brewery. Businesses who wish to meet member businesses and learn how to
become a B Corp are encouraged to attend the event. There will be a cash
bar-complete with the many Dovetail beers. More details about the event
will be available soon. For more information about B Corps,
please visit bcorporation.net.
Beer. Bread. Cheese. Meat. Thingy. March 25. Not a festival, not quite a market but absolutely a great time.
Dovetail Brewery will be hosting some of the tastiest artisanal local
craft vendors in their taproom from noon to 5 p.m. on March 25. Stop by
and create your own charcuterie board of assorted breads, cheeses and
meats to accompany your favorite Dovetail beers.
Heads Up Mark your calendars now for Dovetail's Mayfestiversary! Celebrating
365 days of Dovetail beer, Mayfestiversary is going to be one party you
don't want to miss. There will be music, food trucks, beer, games, a
special Maibock brew and more. Keep your eyes open and ears peeled for
Monday March 27 is Michael Jackson's Birthday What does Michael Jackson have to do with beer? Not much, but Michael James Jackson
sure does! An English writer and journalist, Michael James Jackson
wrote many influential books about beer and whisky, and is credited with
helping start a renaissance of interest in beer and breweries
worldwide, particularly in the United States, in the 1970s. He also is
widely credited with popularizing the idea of beer styles. Come out and
celebrate Michael James Jackson's birthday by toasting to the King of
Beer with Dovetail's delicious
Double Your Pleasure: Dovetail adds second brewery tour on Saturdays Brewery tour lovers, rejoice! Due to popular demand, Dovetail has
added a 1 pm. tour to its schedule on Saturdays. Stop by the brewery at
either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to enjoy an informative and fun tour. Tour
admission is $15 which also includes your choice of three Dovetail 0.3L
servings of beer.
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
special seasonal beers.
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.
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.
Edward Torrez, President and Principal of Bauer Latoza Studio, will discuss
the exterior restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church, located in
Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. Join us to hear how the true original
beauty of this 1884 Chicago Landmark - believed to be Chicago's oldest
frame church - was recently uncovered.
Cosponsored by The Auditorium Theatre.
Location:The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University's Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago
Join us for the next Chicago Suburban Preservation
Alliance Meeting in Downers Grove. The day-long meeting is hosted by
Landmarks Illinois and the Village
of Downers Grove. The meeting will include presentations on the latest
historic preservation efforts in Downers Grove as well as financial
incentives available for preservation projects like the federal historic
tax credit. The day's agenda also includes a tour of Avery Coonley School
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Avery Coonley School,1400 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Email Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois Director of Advocacy, at
LDiChiera@landmarks.org, by the end of the day Friday, March 3. Includes
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List announcement
Thursday, April 6
St. Adalbert in Chicago is listed on our 2016 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List. (credit: Martin Tangora)
Join Landmarks Illinois in Springfield to hear which sites we have
included on our 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List.
Each year, the list calls attention to historic sites
threatened by demolition, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds or
"People Saving Places" Video Project Screening Event
Friday, April 21
Kennedy King College student Monique Harvey shoots footage at The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa in February.
Landmarks Illinois is in the process of creating eight, short
inspiring videos of people saving places throughout the state. We have
partnered with Kennedy King College's Media Communications Department
and student interns to create these videos. Throughout February and
March, Landmarks Illinois and the students are traveling all over
Illinois to capture footage for the videos. On Friday, April 21, we will
host a screening event at the historic Roxy Cinemas in Ottawa to
showcase the videos and hear about the students' experiences creating
them. A reception at The Lone Buffalo will follow.
Event details and tickets will be available soon!
Screening time: 5 p.m.
Screening Location: Roxy Cinemas, 827 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL
Reception time: 6:30 p.m. (immediately following the screening)
Reception location: The Lone Buffalo, 812 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL
SAVE THE DATE:
National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward 2017 Conference
November 14-17, 2017
This year, the Trust's annual conference is coming to Chicago! Landmarks
Illinois is excited to be a presenting partner for the event that
brings together a diverse audience of nearly 2,000 people in the
"business of saving places," including preservationists,
architects, planners, developers, environmentalists, students and
scholars. This year's conference will focus on the themes of reurbanism,
technology and health. Conference headquarters will be located at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago.
Registration coming July 2017.
Learn more about the conference and sign up to receive event updates by clicking the link below.
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the U.S.
entry into World War 1, Landmarks Illinois is conducting a statewide
survey of monuments to soldiers and veterans of the Great War.
If you know of a WWI monument or marker in your community,contact Suzanne Germann,
Landmarks Illinois Director of Grants & Easements, at
SGermann@Landmarks.org. Please include any details you have about the
monument, such as the dates of construction, condition and photos, if
Pictured left: The St. Adalbert Polish-American WWI monument in Niles, IL. (credit: JSL Masonry Restoration)
FOR SALE: Imperiled Buildings
Alton Amtrak Station
3400 College Ave., Alton
Alton Train Station
The Alton Station is a one-story, rectangular-shaped, brick
structure train station, constructed by John C. Wuellner Construction
Company of Alton in 1928. Current station owner Union Pacific Railroad
is considering donating the station to a responsible not for profit 501