Wedding Events, Heirloom Classes, Sour Ales, OH MY!

It may be a new year, but great food & beer events have certainly not gone out of style! The Green Wedding Alliance, SmallBar Division & The Scrumptious Pantry have new events in store for the month of February!

Let’s face it, February is thought of as the month of love, but there is more to celebrate by enjoying great events, great beer & delicious food! See below for the full details of the events…

Canning for Newbies at The Scrumptious Pantry

Thursday, February 7

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The Scrumptious Pantry, the heirloom-focused gourmet food company, continues the “Heirloom 2.0” event series, designed to teach traditional food values and skills to urban dwellers and beyond. Canning for Newbies will be Thursday, February 7 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.—Requests for the Heirloom 2.0 intro class are granted! The class will be taught by Lee Greene, owner of The Scrumptious Pantry. She will discuss what to look for in product, the basic steps in the canning process and how to ensure food safety, plus some of Lee’s favorite heirloom recipes! Purchase tickets here.

The Scrumptious Pantry

3230 W Fullerton

Chicago, IL 60647

One Wild Night at SmallBar Division

Friday, February 22

6:00 p.m. (after the V.I.P. session)

Join SmallBar Division for an annual tradition in the short, cold month of February—the third annual Sour Night! This event will be featuring wild fermented ales and traditional lambics and this year’s lineup includes more domestic offerings than ever before…a sure sign of the surging popularity of the style.

Attend the event VIP Style…

SmallBar Division will also be offering 30 tickets to start things off with a VIP Session from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. For $30, each guest receives a flight of featured ales, a complimentary scratch food spread and a wild ale production discussion presented by Perennial Artisan Ales head brewer Cory King. To purchase VIP tickets, visit

For the full beer list, visit

SmallBar Division

2049 W. Division

Chicago, IL

Chicago Green Wedding Alliance Presents Committed

Sunday, February 24

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance is excited to host Committed, an avant-garde, green wedding event housed at the amazing eco-venue in Chicago, Greenhouse Loft. This isn’t your typical wedding show, as it will be geared towards committed couples—couples of any description—men + women, women + women, men + men. This wedding show will be dedicated to couples who are committed to each other, committed to the environment and committed to throwing the best party Chicago has ever seen.

The show consists exclusively of members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, a thoughtful group of local Chicago vendors that make “being green” an important part of their business models. The Committed show will feature sustainable and organic food tastings, local beer, wine and cocktail demonstrations, wedding dress and tux models, DJs and bands, photographers, venues, invitation makers, salon nail and make-up demonstrations, sustainable and organic confections and cake samplings and much more.

A new addition to Committed this year is the DIY Rumpus Room. This room will feature some activities set up by vendors for attendees to dive in and get creative! See below for some of the confirmed activities…

  • Make Your Own Pinwheel Boutonnieres or Pins: Naturally Yours Events will      host this station with cute pre-cut papers and attendees are able to      choose the fastener and assemble it together. Easy as one, two, three!
  • Hot Chocolate Bar: Katherine Anne Confections will      host a hot chocolate bar with different infusions (like Mexican spice and      caramel flavor) available to mix into the drinking chocolate. Guests can      top off their chocolate delight with a homemade marshmallow and a garnish including      homemade toffee, candied hazelnuts, crushed pretzels & more.
  • Make Your Own Customized Thank You Notes: Spilled Ink Press and Tweedle Press are      combining efforts to have cards and stamps available for customized thank      you notes.
  • Craft Bar: Mignonette will      be hosting a version of the very popular “craft bar” that they      have regularly in their retail location.

Tickets for the show are $15 for singles and $20 for couples. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit:

Greenhouse Loft

2545 W. Diversey

Chicago, IL