October 19th & 20th – 11am-2pm
Join Armagnac Ambassador Viktorija Todorovska to learn all about the oldest spirit in France.
Day 1: Learn all about the region of Armagnac, its climate and soils. Get familiar with the grapes used in the production of Armagnac, the distillation process and the aging of the spirits. Taste 10-12 spirits of different ages, from unaged white Armagnac to 25-year old Armagnac and single vintage Armagnacs.
Day 2: Continue learning about Armagnac, how it is served and what it pairs best with. Explore food and Armagnac pairings as well as the use of Armagnac in cocktails.
Day 2 will finish with a 60-minute multiple choice exam and a blind tasting of 2 spirits. Attendees who successfully pass the exam (with a grade of 70 or higher) will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Join us as we launch Chicago Indie Spirits week with Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling, Compass Box Whisky Co. & Up Down Cigars! We’ll be sipping a little whisk(e)y and smoking some cigars up on the rooftop garden.
Tickets are $15. – Buy any bottle of Alltech or Compass Box at Fountainhead Market, and get a ticket for $10!
Tickets include a cigar from Up Down Tobacco, your choice of a featured whisk(e)y from Alltech or Compass Box, and 10% off coupon for any Compass Box or Alltech product at Fountainhead Market!
Wednesday, August 12th 7pm-10pm
Please join us on the Roof Deck as we welcome Artisanal Imports, Allagash Brewing,Surly Brewing and Off Color Brewing for our Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle. Buy a draft beer from the above breweries and get a raffle ticket for a chance to win 2 tickets to the August 26th Craft Beer Boat!
Never heard of the Craft Beer Boat? It is single handedly one of the funnest beer events of the year…on a boat…on Lake Michigan!
On Tap For the Evening:
La Trappe Tripel
De Proef / Left Hand Wekken
St Feuillien Blonde
Allagash Session Brett
Surly Brett Mikkels
Surly Hop Shifter
Off Color Fierce
Sunday, July 26th – 3-6pm
Fountainhead is excited to hold the 2nd Annual Rose’ on the Roof. This year donations will support Bright Pink. Bright Pink’s mission is to save women lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.
This is our second year for Rose’ on the Roof. Breast cancer has deeply affected our friends and family at Fountainhead, and we are proud to support and fund raise, with a little fun in the sun. Rose’ on the Roof is a three hour wine tasting on our beautiful Rooftop Garden. We invite top industry professionals to pour tastes of the best wine of summer, rose’.
In addition to 12 wines to taste there will be a few beers and ciders to sample, as well as a raffle. Cost is $30.
St. Dekkera Poire: Lambic-style sour pear ale.
St. Dekkera Flanders Red: Flanders-style sour red ale.
St. Dekkera Kers Blanc: Lambic-style sour ale aged over cherries in French oak red wine barrels.
St. Dekkera Pomme: Lambic-style sour apple ale.
St. Dekkera Excommunie Trois Pomme: Sour Trappist-style Tripel with apples.