'Meet the roasters' at Aromas event

The Flagship Commons location of Aromas Coffeehouse inside the Westroads Mall, 10000 California St., is playing host this morning to a "meet the roasters" event with its Hardy Coffee Co.

The shop will be brewing samples of coffee and talking about the location's new offerings. The food hall opens at 11 a.m. but the coffee shop opens daily at 9. The event is from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Old Chicago, Odell reunite for 40th anniversary

Old Chicago is once again working with Odell Brewing Co. to celebrate the restaurant's 40th anniversary.

The February "explorer series," which started this week, will offer the Big Cookie ale, a vanilla brown ale made with dark roasted malts and vanilla infused with slightly sweet chocolate. The beer is inspired by one of the restaurant's most popular desserts.

Other selections in the lineup include Runoff Red, a red IPA made with dark crystal malt and Columbus and Chinook hops with strong toasted malt backbone; Lugene, a chocolate milk stout brewed with milk sugar and milk chocolate; and 90 Shilling, a complex medium body amber ale with a distinct copper color.

Diners who try the Odell selections will be able to take home a 40th anniversary pint glass for $2.

To find a location near you, visit www.oldchicago.com.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1069, sarah.bakerhansen@owh.com, twitter.com/SBHOWH

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