3rd Annual Stone Fence Competition & Mitten Drive

We're bringing our cider pub indoors to Stagg Court for our 3rd Annual Virtue Cider Stone Fence Competition & Mitten Drive.

For the third year in a row, we are hosting a cocktail competition of a dozen of Chicago’s top bartenders to compete with their take on a traditional American cider-based cocktail, the Stone Fence. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Stagg Court, Chicago Athletic Association
12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

For entry: $10 donation + warm-weather wear donation at the door 

Bartenders will utilize our bourbon barrel-aged cider, The Mitten, as well as local ingredients from Koval Distillery and Seasons Soda. The participants will compete for a chance to win a grand prize that will include an overnight get away for them and their colleagues. 

As we did last year, we are pleased to once again make this a 100% charitable event: For a $10 donation paired with a donated winter coat or accessory, your entry is guaranteed as are up to 10 samples of the cocktail entries. Snacks will be provided, courtesy of our farm director Missy Corey (previously of Publican Quality Meats) and our friend Rob from Butcher & Larder. Additional cider will be available as well. Grab a bottle of Michigan Brut, Michigan Harvest, or a brand-new 12-ounce bottle of The Mitten as we are bringing our Cider Pub inside!

Come see Chicago's best take on the classic cider cocktail with participants from: 

Longman & Eagle
Billy Sunday
The Northman
Revival Food Hall
Frontier Chicago
The Berkshire Room
Best Intentions
Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago
Table, Donkey and Stick
The Franklin Room
Green Street Smoked Meats

Thanks to our event sponsors: Chicago Athletic AssociationLand and Sea Dept.Koval DistillerySeasons SodaChirp Radio, and Chrome Industries.