Forbidden Root Growler Sales to Benefit GCM


Forbidden Root's new brew pub, located in a spacious building that was formerly home to the classic movie house Hub Theatremade a splash on the Chicago culinary scene when it opened this February. Last week they began filling 32 and 64 oz. growlers with their botanic beers available in double steel-walled bottles or glass bottles (pictured below). In an expression of their dedication to the local and sustainable food movement in Chicago, Forbidden Root is donating 100% of growler profits to Green City Market, along with all other non-beverage merchandise. So while you're filling your growler, pick up some Forbidden Root swag, beautifully designed with imagery taken from vintage botanical prints and inspiration from the earth. To sweeten the deal, their new state-of-the-art growler filler (pictured below) looks like something out of a vintage submarine and will keep your beer colder and fresher.

Chicago's first botanic brewery, Forbidden Root incorporates flavors into their beers that you might expect to read on an elite dinner menu rather than a beer list. Ginger, chestnut, lime, black walnut, licorice, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, elderflower, cocoa, and pecans all make an appearance in their creative lagers, porters, and pale ales. Respecting the integrity of the plant-based ingredients above all, Forbidden Root is dedicated to using the highest quality produce for their beers, sourcing locally whenever possible. Forbidden Root utilizes parts of the plant that are often overlooked or wasted including roots, stems, pits, bark, peels and leaves. 

Stop in to pick up a growler and stay to try the innovative menu offered by chef Dan Weiland, who's put in time at Trenchermen, Blackbird, and Avec. From a kale salad, dotted with crisply fried chickpeas and a creamy tahini dressing, to addictive Gochugarou chili popcorn there is plenty to snack on while you taste your way through the unique beer list. Forbidden Root's committment to sustainability does not stop at their food and beer offerings, the tap room is full of repurposed and reclaimed materials, from the dried hops leftover from the brewing process that hang beautifully above the private dining room to the reclaimed wooden tables that fill the pub.

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