Brunch and beer: two great tastes that I can only imagine would taste great together.
On Saturday, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company at 1710 E. Douglas will be the place for “Kegs and Eggs,” an event at which the brewery plans to begin draining the last keg of its popular coffee stout, made with the Donut Whole’s smooth blend, and where Garden of Eatin’ food truck will be serving brunch items like biscuits and gravy, hash brown casserole and French toast bread pudding.
The coffee stout has been one of the brewery’s most requested seasonal offerings, said co-owner Stacy Ward Lattin, and they’re almost out. They’ll be brewing more and plan to make it a regular beer during winter months, but it won’t be ready for a couple of weeks.
Garden of Eatin’ will be serving brunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Hopping Gnome is open from noon to midnight.
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The brewery also is celebrating that its beers are now on tap at a couple of different downtown restaurants, including Old Chicago in Old Town Square, which has its pale ale, and Dempsey’s Burger Pub, which is serving its Saison. Soon, the Hopping Gnome’s recognizable gnome-shaped tap handles will be found at many more restaurants, Lattin said.