Quench your thirst with one of our Summer Drinks

It’s the first weekend that we’ve really had that feels like summer – hot, humid, and sticky. A nice, frosty drink is the perfect remedy for relaxing and chilling out!

Beer is the obvious choice for many in the summer, and Flight 112 certainly has an extensive selection of lighter craft brews that will go down easy. But what about if you are a wine drinker or you don’t like beer? Red wines just don’t cut it on a hot day. Here are some alternative drinks to help get you through the heat:

– A cool, crisp white wine is the ideal alternative for wine drinkers. Our Tangent Albarino is similar to a Sauvignon Blanc but not quite as fruity. Or try the Opolo Viognier, an aromatic, fruitier white with a mineral finish.

– Our fabulous Sangria is to die for! Made using a secret recipe from our owner Visal, a nice, icy glass goes down super easy. Check them out on Thursday nights during our Ladies’ Nights – they are only $5 a glass!

– Sparkling wines and roses are always fun for a hot summer day, and their lower alcohol content makes them an ideal companion for a hot, sunny afternoon drink.

– Nothing screams summer more than our Kicking Mule cocktail. This twist on an old classic utilizes Jalapeno vodka with a touch of lime juice. Hot, spicy foods actually make you cooler.

– Our Italian 75 combines bubbly Prosecco with some Bombay Sapphire, making it a great sipping cocktail.

And of course, we have our old favorites, such as a ramped up Cucumber Lemonade. And for Brunch, a tasty Mimosa hits the spot!

Come check out our patio this weekend – your cocktail is waiting to cool you off!

The Mystique Of Whiskey

The big decision, whenever we go out with some good friends, is which Scotch the men will try that evening. Sometimes they’ll get an old favorite, like a fine Macallan. Or perhaps the bartender will pique their interest with some new, rare bottle they were able to get their hands on.

Whatever the choice may be, the two men will savor it slowly while discussing the events of their past week, sharing stories about work and projects. Often they’ll plan out our next motorcycle trip to some unique place, like Croatia or Ecuador or Canada (but that’s another story!). Sometimes they don’t say much of anything. But one thing’s for sure – that Scotch is an integral part of that moment.

Enjoying a fine glass of Scotch or some other single malt whiskey is different than doing a shot of Fireball. One is raucous, meant for that crazy moment at a party, designed to get you, let’s be honest, just a little bit drunk very quickly. A Scotch, in contrast, is meant to be sipped and relished slowly. Each taste is like drinking in a bit of history and tradition.

“I enjoy it for the complex character that each region offers,” says my friend. My husband concurs, adding that he loves the tradition behind each brand of Scotch and each unique bottle. But why Scotch, I ask, and not a fine glass of Patron Anejo?

It’s a thinking man’s drink, remarks another friend. To him, enjoying a fine Scotch takes a discerning, refined taste.

My son, who is in his mid-twenties, would seem to echo that sentiment. He has, in the last year or so, started exploring the world of whiskey, and will save up for a fine bottle of Scotch. It’s nothing something he would have ever drank in college, but it seems to now signify wisdom and experience to him. Perhaps it’s the maturity of realizing that a drink can mean more than just a means to getting drunk.

To my husband, enjoying a fine Scotch with a good friend is a celebration of the moment, of achievements, friendships, and life itself.

Join us this Father’s Day Weekend as we celebrate with two special flights of Scotch. We’ve chosen the scotches as a good representation of the wide ranges and characteristics that this fine whiskey can possess.

And come celebrate your precious moments of life here at Flight 112. We have over 35 single malts and 7 blended malts – and you’ll find a unique selection of Scotches, whiskeys, and other spirits that you won’t find at many other places

Have a Cold One with us during Chicago Craft Beer Week!

The 6th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week begins Thursday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 24th, and Flight 112 is excited to be a part of it! This event is meant to encourage and entice craft beer lovers to explore the depth and variety of local craft beers in our area.

There’s no denying that the craft beer movement has taken America by storm. Did you know that there are approximately 60 + local craft brewers in the Chicago area, with the number continuing to grow? We are constantly exploring new local breweries and craft beers to add to our menu – and we have quite an interesting and not to be missed menu of craft beers planned for the week!

Our featured tappings each day have been chosen because they are either rare, limited editions or special releases, or they are popular beers that have been aged in our cellar. Sometimes a stronger beer can be that much better when cellared and taste amazing.

For example, we are tapping the limited series 2013 and 2014 editions of Founders’ Backwoods Bastard on Friday, May 15th. This ale, which is aged in oak bourbon barrels, is released in November. Try a vertical tasting to discover the difference a year may make!

Our Tapping Schedule is listed below. For more information, please check our event page at Chicago Craft Beer Week.

Thursday, May 14th: Cahoots Brewing Barrel Aged No S’more Imperial Stout $7 8oz and Dry Hop Brewing Hell With The Lid on Barley Wine Style Beer $7 8oz

Friday, May 15th: 2013 and 2014 Founders Backwoods Bastard $8 for 8oz

Saturday, May 16th: 2013 and 2014 Bare Tree $7 8 oz

Thursday, May 21st: Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout $7 8oz.

Friday, May 22nd: 2013 Firestone Walker Parabola $8 8oz

Saturday, May 23rd: Surprise!