Arcade Brewing announced earlier this month that they were shutting down production. Their beers were brewed at the home of Ale Syndicate who lost their lease in early December. The future of Ale Syndicate is still up in the air, but they have said they plan to return 2017.
Arcade launched nearly 3 years ago with flagships including Grapefruit IPA and Mega Milk. Their video game theme and collaborations were always invented. Their presents in the Chicago beer scene will be missed.
Arcade will be releasing the 2016 version of their Oat Wine Winter Slayer next week. This is their third year releasing Winter Slayer and have changed the wax color again for 2016. 2014 is yellow, 2015 is green, and 2016 is red. #winterslayer
Arcade announced today that the 3rd annual edition of 6 Pack Stories will be released in November. This year’s beer and story will be called Ten Pin Creep, A Revival Mystery. The story and illustrations are by Mike Norton and Tim Seeley and will be a side story of their popular Image Comic’s series Revival. The beer will be an Imperial Red Ale. #TenPinCreep #Arcadebrewing
Arcade Brewing is launching a new series beers that have them collaborating with fine artists and institutions called Vanguard. The first release in this series is Concrete Traffic. This is a 7% ABV Roggenbier brewed with orange, lime, and salt.
This is a collaboration with UChicago Arts and coincides with their Concrete Happenings Exhibit that opened last month. The beer takes its name and inspiration from Wolf Vostell’s classic installation piece “Concrete Traffic”. In 1970, in Chicago, Vostell encased a Cadillac in concrete. The product of that “happening,” Concrete Traffic, was installed in the University of Chicago Campus North Parking Garage on October 1, 2016. #ArcadeBrewing #ConcreteTraffic
Arcade Brewery is releasing Mega Milk II this week. This takes their flagship 5.3% ABV Mega Milk Milk Stout, cranks it up to 10% ABV and adds Cocoa, Black Strap Molasses and Aleppo Peppers. This will be available in 22oz bombers and on tap. #ArcadeBrewery #MegaMilk2
Have you been saving your Arcade Brewing tokens (aka caps)? If you have you can bring them to the brewey’s 2nd anniversary party on Sept. 14th at Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square and turn them into real tokens and other prizes! #tokens #ArcadeBrewing
Arcade is releasing a new collaboration with Gene’s Sausage Shop today. Alice’s Honey Saison is brewed with Honey, Elder Flowers, and Mace. This is the breweries second collab with Gene’s with the first being a smoked bock. Arcade is hosting a rooftop release event tonight, July 28th, at Gene’s. #Arcade #HoneySaison