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Unicornicopia Deuce, beer, food and the magical bacon sausage

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As Chicago starts the Craft Beer week celebration, four companies are joining together to offer a celebration of beer and food. Unicornicopia Deuce brings together four micro-companies, Big Fork, Co-op Sauce, Dark Matter and Pipework’s Brewing Co, for an unforgettable evening. The event on May 16 will feature an amazing night of food & beer with 4 courses with 4 beer pairings.

The menu for the evening features:

Chef Mike Bancroft, founder of CO-OP Sauce ( will be doing:

Smoked Trout Bao with ramp dust and ginger cream cheese, with a baby kale salad and candied pepitas. oaired with Pipeworks Citra - Imperial IPA with Citra hops

Morcilla choucroute with poblano mustard. paired with Attack of the Devil's Lettuce - Collabotation with 18th Street Brewery Imperial IPA brewed with Sorachi Ace hops and Dark Matter Coffee

Chef Lance Avery, founder of Big Fork Brands ( will be creating 2 amazing courses paired with 2 of Pipeworks Brewing Co. signature brews.

Chicago Cioppino – Big Fork Bacon Sausage, Wild Salmon, Fennel, San Marzano Tomatoes, Pipeworks Poivre Vert, Sour Dough

Smore Beer Float – Chocolate Dark Matter Coffee Ice Cream,
Pipeworks Smore Money, Smore Problems, Marshmallow-Graham Cracker Crunch

In addition to the menu, Pipeworks will be cracking another namesake brew Unicorn vrs. Ninja Double IPA and Co-op Sauce will be debuting this years Unicorn Tears Hot Sauce aged in a whiskey barrel that once housed Pipeworks Barley Wine.

To purchase tickets for this event, please visit

Unicornicopia Deuce will be held May 16 from 7-10 pm at Star Lounge, 2521 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622. Tickets are $45 pre-sale and $55 the day of the event.