The pop-up party people behind Emporium have something special brewing… from May 18 to May 27th, they will be hosting a large format Pipeworks Brewing Co. epic mirage called “The Pdubz Pipedream” in the flux space that has been home to “Branca Bar”!
“The Pdubz Pipedream” will feature a rotating selection of Pipeworks beers, and all the pdubz art the walls can handle, as well as appearances from other local Chicago breweries and purveyors of deliciousness such as Dark Matter Coffee, Marz Brewing, and Sauce and Bread Kitchen.
“The Pdubz Pipedream” will be open Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Saturday 12 - 3am, and Sunday 12 - 2am.
There’ll be events going on each night, but here are some of the highlights:
May 19 - Unicornucopia V - For the 5th year in a row, Pipeworks Brewing, Dark Matter Coffee, and Sauce and Bread Kitchen are putting their horned heads together for an epic celebration of deliciousness! From 6-10pm, guests can get down on Salvidor Dali inspired bites, and a main course of paella from Chef Mike Bancroft of Sauce and Bread Kitchen, Pipeworks beers, tasting glass, limited edition swag, and Dark Matter coffee. This will also be the draft-release of Pipeworks x Dark Matter collaboration beer, The Machine Vol 2.
May 20 - Boozy Bocce Brunch - Bloody Marys featuring Coop Hot Sauce Bloody Mary mix with a Pipeworks beer back, beermosas, and bocce ball will be going down from 12p-4p. Dark Matter Coffee crew will also be in the house to offer up some of their freshly roasted goodness.
May 21 - Foosball Tournament - It’s exactly what it sounds like! A foosball tournament. We’re bringing in the tables so bring in your A-game.
May 22 - Cocktails and Cocktail Beers - 5 pm - 2am. The Pdubz Pipedream will be offering cocktail beers and the cocktails that inspired them! Pipeworks beers such as Pipeworks G&T, Brown & Stirred, Dos Ghosts, Barrel Aged Brown & Stirred, Parce Rum collab Good Fiend, and barrel aged Over the Line will be on tap. The talented bar crew will be mixing up the inspiring cocktails.
May 23 - Reed Wheels Launch Party - Pipeworks collaborated with Reed Wheels, a local quality skateboard wheel company to roll out some premium longboard skateboard wheels. Pipeworks also made a beer called “Roll Out”, an IPA with cashmere hops to celebrate. The beer will be on draft, the wheels will be in-house, and some skateboard videos shot by Pipeworks’ master of warehouse pallet tetris, Phil.
May 24 - Marz v. Pipeworks Karaoke Freak Out - Marz will be offering up a selection of their beers on draft during this karaoke freak out! The world famous real estate entrepreneur Reuben Kincade will be there hosting with all the boasting! Come on by, bring that karaoke courage, and belt out your best (or worst) ballads.
May 27 - Pipeworks vs Emporium Mega Tap Takeover - For the fourth year in a row, Pipeworks will be throwing a hilariously enormous selection of beers on tap for this tap extravaganza. Over 24 unique Pipeworks beers will be on draft including barrel aged beers and one-offs.