A Chicago Beer Launch Party Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile releases its newest homemade beer

Mar 08, 2010, 11:30 ET from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel is hosting a pre-St. Paddy's Day event, releasing a new hotel-made beer served with traditional Irish fare. On March 16 from 4:30–7:00 p.m., event attendees can sample the new Downstate Maple Stout paired with mini lamb Sheppard's Pie and the Rooftop Honey Wheat paired with corned beef and cabbage sliders.

The new beer is made with the typical oats, barley and hops, but the real secret is the Chicago Marriott's culinary team's maple syrup. The Chicago, IL hotel taps Illinois maple trees and then cooks the maple over a hard wood fire, providing the beer with a slightly sweet finish. In addition to the new Downstate Maple Stout, the lobby event will feature the hotel's homemade Rooftop Honey Wheat beer, a creation made with the help of the beehive on the hotel's roof.

"We're so excited to add this to our list of completely homemade items," says Chicago Marriott Executive Chef Myk Banas of the hotel's Magnificent Mile restaurant. "Our team is constantly looking for new and creative ways to provide guests with local, homemade culinary treats. Expect many more creations like this one."

The event will take place in the hotel's lobby, located at 540 North Michigan Avenue, from 4:30–7:00 p.m. Guests must purchase a wristband for $10.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Encounter a renowned Chicago family hotel combining the epitome of luxury and convenience at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, a Windy City landmark. Situated amongst world-class shopping and dining, this Chicago hotel is in walking distance of top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Theater and Museum Districts. Revitalize body and mind in stylish Chicago hotel rooms and suites boasting flat screen TV's, deluxe bedding and ergonomic furnishings, or unwind at the Lobby Bar, a friendly urban oasis. With 90,000 square feet of versatile event space, this Chicago luxury hotel creates a distinguished setting for lucrative business engagements, cherished social gatherings, and elegant wedding receptions.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-228-9290 or visit http://marriott.com/chidt.

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