Beer and Burritos: 5 Rabbit Teams Up with Chipotle

Photo Credit: Crain's Chicago BusinessBedford Park brewer 5 Rabbit Cerveceria is teaming up with Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. of Denver to produce a special edition Saison-style beer for the restaurant's upcoming Cultivate festival.

The festival is scheduled for Sept. 7 in Lincoln Park — the actual park, not the neighborhood. It's billed as a day of "food, farmers, chef artisans, thought leaders and musicians."

5 Rabbit's Saison con Miel Mexicana, made with flaked rye and Mexican honey, will be among the beverages on sale that day. The brewery is making 30 barrels, or 930 gallons.

Andres Araya, 5 Rabbit's co-owner, said Chipotle approached the startup brewery about producing a farmhouse ale.

"We took that idea and worked on several concepts and eventually decided on the idea of a Saison with indigenous Mexican honey," he said.  READ MORE

Posted on May 23, 2013 and filed under The Chipotle Effect.