For our local chili and hopheads, this sounds like a fun night. I will not be able to attend, but talking to others who have been to past ones, it should be a lot of fun.
Newark – Taste local, domestic and international beers, and sample meat and vegetarian chili during An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum on Thursday, October 23, beginning at 6 pm. Participants will have access to the historic Ballantine House – once home of the famed beer and ale brewing family – and the exhibition Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors. At this year’s event, New York’s Pabst Brewing Company will be on hand to reintroduce its Ballantine India Pale Ale.
For a donation of $125 (Pint Level Individual Sponsorship) or $50 for a general admission (all but $15 of each ticket is tax deductible), guests can sample unlimited beers and chili, hot dogs, cornbread and desserts.
Planned by the Newark Museum Business & Community Council and the Newark Museum Volunteer Organization, all net proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit the Museum. United is the Official Airline of the Newark Museum and it has provided an airline voucher that will be raffled at the event.
Domestic craft brews from Peerless range from Anchor Brewing, Boon Brewery, Boulevard Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Clown Shoes Beer, Crispin, Duvel, Harpoon, Maredsous, Ommegang, Rodenback Brewery, Shiner and Sierra Nevada. Hunterdon Distributors will present a variety of beers including Cisco Brewers, Sixpoint Brewery, Sly Fox Brewing and Yard Brewing. New Jersey is represented by Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant of South Orange, which will also be presenting a home brewing demonstration; Yuengling from McGovern’s Tavern in Newark; Climax Brewery from Roselle Park; and Cricket Hill of Fairfield. Also presented will be Weyerbacher from Pennsylvania. Guests will be sampling their beer in a memento pub tasting glass.
Chili samples will be provided by Cravings A Caterer, Eclectic Catering, Encore Catering, Exquisite Entertaining, Frungillo Caterers, Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant, Kilkenny Ale House, Laurence Craig Catering, Martini 494, McGovern’s Tavern and Ultimate Caterers. Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant will be contributing hot dogs and trimmings; and Hilton Penn Station Newark will provide dessert.
Tickets (restricted to purchasers 21 and older) may be purchased by calling (973) 596-6559; visiting newarkmuseum.org, or mailing checks to: Newark Museum, An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102-3176. Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more, and opportunities are available for sponsorships and donations. Call 973-596-6559 for details.