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mado's Goose Island Surprise

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Apr 7, 2010 3:40PM

2009_12_mado_beer.jpg One of the best beers we had last year was the Goose Island/mado beer brewed in collaboration between Rob and Allie Levitt and Jared Rouben. Rouben intimated in our visit to the Clybourn brewpub a couple months back that they were collaborating on another beer for Craft Brewers Conference using cocoa nibs provided by Allie Levitt.

mado currently has a special three-course, $35 CBC menu running through Sunday where they'll be serving smoked Lake Superior whitefish with toasted farro, citrus and coriander; ale-braised pork shank with cheddar polenta and beer mustard; and vanilla-malt layer cake with chocolate-bourbon ganache. There's also a possibility that guests ordering the menu can get a sample of the beer the Levitts and Rouben brewed together.