Chicago, IL — Argus Brewery is excited to announce its support of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation as a sponsor of a “Horse of Honor” on display in the city of Chicago.
This “Horse of Honor” will represent the largest mobile tap in Chicago with two beer taps and precise detailing that honors Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Police Unit. The colors will represent different styles of beer brewed at Argus Brewery located in the Pullman neighborhood.
The Argus horse will be located at 600 W. Chicago Ave. near The Motel Bar. Chicago-based artist Chris Campagna designed and painted the horse.
The public art pieces will be on displayed from September through November 2014. At the end of the exhibit, the horses will be auctioned off starting Dec. 3. The net proceeds from Horses of Honor will benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation to support the families of officers who have been killed or severely injured on the job.
“We are thrilled to sponsor such a great foundation that pays tribute to courageous men and women who serve our city,” says Patrick Jensen, owner of Argus Brewery. “We’re excited to interact with the Chicago community in a new way.”
Argus brewery is located in the historic Joseph E. Schlitz distribution stables, dating back to the early 1900’s. Two large terra cotta horse heads on the parapet still identify this unusual building, which once housed the Schlitz horse teams and carriages. From this unique and timeless building, Argus creates beers that challenge the best beers in the world. As a father and son team, Bob and Patrick Jensen understood that a hard-working, can-do attitude would take Argus over the line from above average to exceptional. Today, that taste speaks for itself.