Event Planning & Videography for Upland Beer Co

We set out to plan a beer dinner as atypical as our host's beer...

To showcase Upland's line of high-end sour beers in Chicago, we planned a full-service, pop-up restaurant inside an Air BnB apartment on the West Side of Chicago.

We partnered with chef Abra Berens to design a custom five-course meal of locally-sourced ingredients and inspirations, creating a uniquely "Midwestern" culinary experience. Each course was paired with a different Upland sour beer.

When it was time to host the party, we invited Chicago writers, bloggers and social media folk to join in. The goal was to showcase these high-end beers to non-beer writers in an effort to help their audiences think about beer differently. Not as a beverage only to be consumed with nachos and football, but as something that's equally as comfortable at a white table cloth meal, or as a hosts gift at a dinner party. 

The event was a huge (and delicious) success. And, after the plates had been cleaned and the keys returned to the apartment's owner, we partnered with Studio Finch to produce a set of photos and video that captured the essence of the evening. 

 
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Project Team
Matt Tanaka
Studio Finch
Abra Berens

Project Links
Upland Brewing Co.