From the inbox: Great Lakes Beer Dinner scheduled at The Gage

From the inbox, an interesting and history-filled foodie event at The Gage.

The Gage and Great Lakes Brewing Company present Sumerian Beer Dinner

The Gage invites beer enthusiasts to journey to the reaches of Mesopotamia through a Sumerian Beer Dinner in partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. On Wednesday, March 19th, beginning at 6 p.m., Executive Chef Peter Coenen will present guests with a three-course dinner accompanied by a special presentation by representatives from Great Lakes and the Oriental Institute about the practice of brewing in ancient Sumeria. 

Inspired by a recent visit to his alma mater (the University of Chicago), Great Lakes Brewing Company co-owner Pat Conway enlisted historians, scientists and archaeologists to brew an accurate version of the first-recorded beer recipe from Sumeria. The fertile region, now present-day Iraq and Kuwait, is lauded as the birthplace of civilization.

The Gage invites guests to explore old-world tastes in a modern menu and atmosphere. This fascinating event takes place in The Gage's intimate private dining room. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the educational presentation at 6 p.m. Cost is $70 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations for the Sumerian Beer Dinner are required and can be made online by visiting The Gage and Space is limited.

About The Gage
The Gage is an iconic Chicago restaurant located at 24 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago's historic Gage Group buildings, directly across the street from the famed Millennium Park. The restaurant serves European-inspired, rustic American fare by Executive Chef Peter Coenen in a refined, lively setting, complemented by an innovative libations program. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Private event spaces are available. For more information or to make reservations, please call 312.372.4243 or visit, or follow the restaurant on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.