Beer and sausage were first paired by Benjamin Franklin, who was known to scream “Join or die!” at disparate foods until they exchanged their red coats for mustard. Taste unusual pairings freely with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a beer-, sausage-, and cheese-pairing class from The Chubby Bullfrog, held at A’s Bar in Niles on Wednesday and Saturday from 7–9 p.m. and Sunday from 12–2 p.m. You must be at least 21 years old to attend this class.
At a three-times-weekly gathering at A’s Bar, The Chubby Bullfrog combines fine cheeses and smooth sips of five 6-ounce import and craft beers with sausages provided by Perl’s All American Sausage Company and Chicago mainstay G.I. Joe, The Sausage Man, a traveling meat salesman featured on ABC’s 190 North. Sausages' smoky notes commingle with beers' bitter and sharp accents, sending a wave of flavor crashing over sleeping taste buds and destroying their sandcastles. If the Chicago Bears play during Sunday’s class, students receive free food.
8751 N Milwaukee
Niles, Illinois 60714