Big Hurt Beer at U.S. Cellular Field? It could happen, or at least White Sox legend Frank Thomas thinks so. The Big Hurt said his new beer, which launched in the fall, could be available at the South Side ballpark as soon as this season.
“We’re working on it,” said Thomas while promoting his beer at Public House Friday. “Even if it’s just a kiosk by (my) statue.”
Thomas said Big Hurt Beer is currently available at local Binny’s and should be available in certain bars in the Chicago area in the spring. You can also expect to see commercials for the beer around that time.
Thomas said he is by no means a beer expert, but he does consider himself “very picky” about his brews. And while he seems more interested in enjoying beers these days rather than pounding them, he admitted that wasn’t always the case.
“In my day, I could put down a lot of beers,” Thomas said, smiling. “There were a lot of four-for-four days but also a lot of o-for-four days — know what I’m saying? On those (o-for-four) days, I needed help to go to sleep.”
And what is Thomas’ personal cure for a hangover? “Sleep and water.” Thomas said.
About this week: Passion Pit will DJ at Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, Wednesday. The DJ set is expected to begin around 11 pm. Call 312-595-0800 to reserve a table. … George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will perform during the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s artEdge 2012 benefit Saturday. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.
Heads up: The TV pilot, “Chicago Fire,” will shoot in Chicago March 14-April 1, according to Reel Chicago. “Law & Order’s” Dick Wolf will produce the action drama. … Guns N' Roses will perform at House of Blues February 19. Axl Rose and co. performed at the Allstate Arena in November.
Sightings: The Phildalphia Eagles’ Mike Vick dined at Mastro’s Steakhouse Saturday before attending UFC Chicago at the United Center. “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven, the Blackhawks’ Viktor Stalberg and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick also attended UFC Chicago. … Piven partied Friday at Board Room — as did the New York Yankees’ Curtis Granderson — and at Paris Club’s upstairs lounge, Studio Paris. After UFC Chicago, Piven stopped by Sunda and The Underground. … Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan had dinner with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Saturday. Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was also there that night. … The Bulls’ Taj Gibson hung out at Japonais Friday. … The Cubs’ Matt Garza watched the Bulls lose to the Indiana Pacers at the United Center Wednesday. … “Flipping Out” host Jenni Pulos had brunch at 25 degrees in River North Saturday. … The Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp hung out at Butch McGuire’s in the Gold Coast Saturday.