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SweetWater Chicago; Ormsby's Party; Bantam + Biddy Anniversary

Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing Company is expanding to the Windy City.


BEER HERESweetWater Brewing Company is heading upstream and diving into the Chicago market. Following the Atlanta brewery's $19 million expansion, its Windy City launch is planned for April 2015. "Coming on the heels of the fantastic launch for SweetWater in Ohio, we set our sights west to Chicago as this city rivals any in the country for its craft beer scene," said SweetWater director of new market business development Jeff Chassner. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDEOrmsby's is celebrating its fifth birthday with a party this Sunday. During the shindig, look for a limited open bar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., food tasting stations, and collectable Ormsby's t-shirts. [EaterWire]

MIDTOWNBantam + Biddy is celebrating the first birthday for its Crescent Avenue location with a special dinner on Sunday, January 11. James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Adrian Miller will prepare a three-course Southern meal, beginning with cocktails and passed appetizers at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 with an autographed copy of the Miller's cookbook, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, or $45 for dinner only. Make reservations by calling (404) 835-6450. [EaterWire]

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