WARM UP THIS WINTER
Hofbräuhaus Celebrates Munich-Style Valentine’s Day Offerings, Special Holiday Kid Menu Options, Seasonal Brews and More
Hofbräuhaus Chicago, the 20,000-square-foot German microbrewery, restaurant and beer hall located in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district, will help its customers beat the winter blues this season with a variety of offerings including seasonal brews, free holiday meals for kids, a Valentine’s Day sausage fest celebration, Valentine’s Kinderfest and more.
To pair with its authentic German fare, Hofbräuhaus Chicago brews special seasonal beers each month at its onsite microbrewery. “Schwarzbier,” a deep black lager with a roasted malt and sweet chocolate flavor, will be available throughout the month of January. In February, guests can enjoy Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s Bockbier. These seasonal brews will join the three beers brewed and offered year-round at Hofbräuhaus Chicago: Lager, Hefe Weizen and Dunkel.
In addition to the live music offered every night by bands direct from Germany and Austria and launching their local artist evenings, Hofbräuhaus Chicago will host special performances from The Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika Inc., also known as the Milwaukee Mullers, Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Mullers are a non-profit organization with a passion for spreading their Tyrolean (Austrian) folk customs to the United States through dance. Donning hand-carved wooden masks and unique costumes, the group travels across the country to perform a story surrounding the four seasons.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago will celebrate the arrival of each new seasonal beer on the first Thursday of every month with “First Thirst-Days.” Hofbräuhaus will host a small keg tapping ceremony at 7 p.m. with its brewmaster Rob Hunter. Hunter will provide visitors with more information about the seasonal beer, free half-liter samples of the new brew and brewery tours upon request. February’s “Bockbier First Thirst-Day” is scheduled for Thursday, February 7.
For winter fun for the whole family, Hofbräuhaus Chicago will offer free meals for kids under 12 with the purchase of a full priced meal for all school holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Pulaski Day and Memorial Day. On Sunday, February 10, the restaurant will host a “Valentine’s Kinderfest” from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Families can enjoy $5 meals for children ages 12 and under in addition to a variety of free activities including face painting, make your own valentine, a balloon artist, a parade and more.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago will celebrate the most romantic day of the year by hosting a “Sausage Fest” with a “This Isn’t Your Boyfriend’s Weiner Schnitzel” food special and beer pairing. The special will be valid on Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16. The special food menu includes:
A sausage tower for $14.95 (regularly 24.95)
Salmon sausage with wild mushroom risotto and butter lemon sausage
Skillet fried cabbage with rabbit sausage and mashed potatoes
Grilled pierogis with kielbasa
Wurstplatte – a sausage plate with Vienna style frankfurter, pork and chicken sausages served with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and onion mustard
In addition to the special Sausage Fest menu, Hofbräuhaus will host a Sausage Fest party for singles on Valentine’s Day with a variety of sausage themed games, giveaways and photo opportunities.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago is located at 5500 Park Place in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district. Valet parking is available for a minimal charge. Parking is also available in the nearby parking garage (free with validation). For reservations and more information, call 847-671-BREW (2739) or visit hbchicago.com.