Beer for breakfast – Dovetail Brewery does it right

New Orleans. Old Algiers neighborhood. "V...
New Orleans. Old Algiers neighborhood. “Vine & Dine” restaurant & wine shop. Glass of Hoegaarden beer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beer for breakfast? Why not!? Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W. Belle Plaine, is hosting a traditional German Sunday morning beer drinking event, Frühschoppen, in its taproom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Hey, if they can do it in Germany and New Orleans…

This German custom is a weekly gathering of friends who come together at a pub or tavern Sunday to enjoy a late morning beer. On October 23 join Dovetail Brewery and Sausage König to imbibe and eat. König’s handmade sausages are seasoned with lots of herbs, spices, and some salt are simple but amazingly flavorful. The featured sausages for October 23 are Blaue Zipfel, a traditional Franconian dish of Nürnberger sausages and onions and Currywurst, a curry seasoned pork sausage in a tangy currywurst sauce. SausageKonigBlaueZipfel300lowres

Chicago’s beer lovers can purchase .3 liters ($5) or .5 liters ($7) of Dovetail’s signature beers on tap: Lager, Dunkelweizen (a winter version of Hefeweizen that is darker in color, with chocolate tones in addition to Hefeweizen’s clove and banana), Rauchweizen (a dark, smoky Hefeweizen), and Grodziskie, a classic Polish Beer. Dovetail’s taproom is a lively, dog-friendly gathering place that has become a popular spot for neighborhood locals as well as Chicago’s beer aficionados.


“My co-founder, Bill Wesselink, and I met when we were both students at the Doemens Akademie in Munich,” said Hagen Dost, co-founder of Dovetail Brewery. “There is nothing like getting together on aSunday morning to have a beer with sausage and great conversation, especially if it’s a smoked beer like our Rauchweizen. This event will be a celebration of our beer and delicious food that pairs well with them. We think our many fans will have a great time.”  

About Dovetail Brewery

Dovetail Brewery is a craft brewery owned by master brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Rauchbier and Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of special seasonal beers.

Bill and Hagen lowres300The 22,000 square foot brewing facility includes an attractive tap room that is open to the public for drinking and retail sales. The tap room is also available as a rental space for private events.

For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery’s website at (under construction), their newsroom at or contact Bill Wesselink by email or Hagen Dost by email For additional information, call 773-683-1414Follow Dovetail Brewery on Twitter (; @DovetailBrewChi). Follow Dovetail Brewery on Facebook (