Harry Caray’s is excited to announce a brand new partnership with the Windy City’s own Burnt City Brewing to produce a private label beer! Burnt City was founded in 2012 and has quickly risen to be a powerhouse in the already booming Chicago craft beer scene.
For the Winter 2017 season, the esteemed brewers at Burnt City have crafted a light, drinkable amber ale, one we’re sure Harry would have loved. It’s the kind of beer meant to drink while hanging out, talking sports & enjoying really good food with friends.
Current Beer: 288 Vol. 2
Harry Caray was known for his tendency to go out and drink until 4 a.m.; in fact, continual bar-hopping earned him the title “Mayor of Rush Street.” During his time with the Sox, Harry developed a habit of keeping a journal of where he went to drink, who he drank with and how much he spent. It is believed that Harry thought by documenting his expenses he could write them off on his taxes. Each of these “Drinking Diaries” chronicles nights out with notable journalists, athletes and politicians from 1971, 1972 and 1974, including Wilt Chamberlain, Jack Dempsey, Gale Sayers, Ernie Banks and more.
These journals were recently discovered by Harry Caray’s CEO Grant DePorter. In reading the diaries, Grant found that in 1972 Harry went out 288 consecutive days without a break. In a tribute to his fun-loving lifestyle that kept many a Chicago bar alive, Grant decided to name a beer after Harry’s now famous streak.