Chicago Beer Girl Sally pairs Golden Prairie Jolly Old Ale with "twelve Days of Christmas".
As one of the pioneers of the Chicago craft beer industry, Ted Furman began his professional brewing career with the Sieben's River North Brewing Company in 1987 as Assistant Brewmaster, learning the craft under the wing of Brewmaster Al Busch and worked with Intern Brewer Teri Fahrendorf. While at Sieben's Ted attended the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology Microbiology and Microscopy program in 1989.
In 1990, Ted started the Golden Prairie Brewery at Elston and Webster Streets in Chicago, producing the flagship brand Golden Prairie Ale Altbier. His emphasis was on producing first of a kind hybrid craft beer products such as Golden Prairie Maple Stout, the first "Breakfast Stout" in 1993, Golden Prairie Buckwheat Ale, alternative to all of the wheat beers of the time, and the 1994 World Champion Golden Prairie Honey Ginger beer. Ted has trained and mentored some of the most talented and successful brewers in the industry from breweries like 3 Floyds, Revolution, and Jester King.
Returning to the Craft Beer industry in 2013 as Head Brewer for Lunar Brewing Company, started in 1996 by Jules Roels, (former employee of Golden Prairie) Ted added his experience and innovation to the classic recipes and created new formulas for an ever expanding consumer palate. He also worked with the Quincy Street Distillery as Assistant Distiller, creating Golden Prairie Single Malt Straight Whiskey. The first Single Malt Straight Whiskey produced in Illinois since prohibition.
The Golden Prairie Brewery brewed it’s first batch of Honey Ginger in 1993.
Golden Prairie Honey Ginger Beer has the perfect blend of the mellowness
of honey and the spiceyness of ginger. It also claimed World Champion
Herb/Spice beer in 1994.
Only one other brewery in the world brews a dopple alt.
We are pleased to introduce a new style to the American craft beer
market. Golden Prairie DoppelAlt is a darker, slightly roasty version
of our flagship ale, Golden Prairie Alt, with hints of chocolate malt
and a balanced hop profile.
The Golden Prairie Brewery brewed it’s first batch of Jolly Olde Ale in 1994.
Golden Prairie Jolly Old Ale is for celebrating the season of giving.
An old ale style, rich and maltly with flavors of brown sugar and caramel.
Brewmaster Ted Furman first served it in a snifter rimmed with holiday
spices. Merry Chrismas and Happy New Year!
The Golden Prairie Brewery brewed it’s first batch in Chicago in 1991.
Golden Prairie Ale, a balanced Altbier, was our flagship brand.
Brewmaster Ted Furman thought of it as “the perfect beer.” An ale that
is aged for a smooth, balance between the flavors of malt and hops.
Enjoy the historic taste of the original!
Golden Prairie Maple Stout was the Craft Beer Industry's first beer made with maple syrup, and won the World Beer Champion Gold Medal in 1994. Before "Breakfast Stouts were brewed everywhere.
Golden Prairie Nut Brown Ale was first rewed in 1992. It has a mahogany brown color with hints of nutmeg and vanilla., a luscious medium body that is well balanced.
Craft beer brewed at Argus Brewery, Chicago, IL
September 12th 2019
Doppel Alt Release Party at Hopleaf
6-8PM. 5148 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL
Come celebrate the GABF Gold Medal Winning Beer and keep the pint
September 21st 2019
Argtoberfest, Argus Brewery 11314 S. Front Ave. Chicago, IL
11314 S Front Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628, United States
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