The Beeronaut's weekend Chicago beer events Dec 10-12

The Beeronaut's weekend Chicago beer events Dec 10-12

 It's a Festivus miracle! This weekend brings you a chance to taste two of Michigan's most sought-after beers on tap! Just not both at the same place!

 December 9 through 20 

4:00 - 11:30 p.m.  •  12 Days of Christmas
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-3905
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave., Chicago, (773) 525-8665

Mrs. Murphy's Irish Bistro joins forces with Fountainhead & The B.O.B. to bring you the trifecta of The 12 Days Of Christmas. The three bars will be pouring over 20 Christmas beer selections.

Breweries to include:
Anchor, Mikkeller, Petrus, J. K. Skrumpy's, Port Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin, Breckenridge, St. Feuillien, Sierra Nevada, Brasserie Dupont, Ridgeway, Delirium, The Bruery, Southampton Publick House, Tournay, Great Lakes, Affligem, Brasserie De Silenrieux, and many more to be added.

There will be trolley service available on December 9 from 6-10 p.m., Dec. 12 from 4-9 p.m., and Dec. 20 from 6-10 p.m. to take you to each bar.

Friday, December 10

5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. • Abbot Ale Firkin at Blokes & Birds

Blokes & Birds, 3343 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 472-5252

The bar will be tapping a firkin of Greene King Abbot Ale on the upstairs bar for $5/pint.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Binny's Winter Wonderland of Beer

Binny's Beverage Depot, 844 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL (847) 458-2470

Binny's celebrates the holidays with over 20 different winter and holiday beers, ciders and meads. Cost: $5.00 with Binny's Card.

5:30 p.m. • Winter Beer Tasting

Vrai Amour, 953 W. Webster Ave. Chicago (773) 549-9740

"It's time to enjoy some of the finest beers with our friend, Judy, from Windy City Distribution. We will be tasting out a great selection of Seasonal ales and with our selection ever increasing, who knows what we will have in store for our excellent customers?" No charge to attend.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • New Belgium beer tasting

West Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W. Addison St., Chicago (773) 525-1916

Brian will be here to sample Frambozen, 2° Below Winter Ale, 1554 Enlightened Black Ale, and others from this Colorado brewery!

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Bell's Batch 10,000 tapping

Brixie's Beer Bar & Grill, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050

Brixie's is proud to announce that they'll be tapping a barrel of this rare brew! Brewed with 100 different malts and 60 varieties of hops! Come raise a glass to the end a fine tradition. Don't be late, this one is gonna go quick!

Saturday, December 11

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. • Limestone's 1st Annual "WinterFest"

Limestone Restaurant & Brewery, 12337 Rt. 59, Suite 155, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900

Limestone Brewing Company is hosting its first beer festival - WinterFest. They will have over 15 winter/holiday seasonal brews from breweries across the U.S. and  overseas. The Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts Homebrew Club have agreed to share limited free samples of their beers with our festival guests. $10 gets you in for 6 tastes, and food pairings, with more tastes available to purchase. This is the way to celebrate the season - and if you really like the beers, you can find most of them next door at Binny's.

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Ultimate Beer Bout III (SOLD OUT)

The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248

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UBB III, tagged as "Michigan Mayhem" will pit Bell's Brewery of Kalamazoo against Founders Brewing of Grand Rapids! Each brewer provides seven beers to go round by round, with winners determined by popular acclaim. Beer competiting include Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Bell's Batch 9,000 and Expedition Stout. The event is sold out and Tribes is closed to the public while it's going on, but once a winner is chosen, the place will reopen and what's left of the competition beers will be available. And, at 5:00 p.m., tickets for Ultimate Beer Bout IV, February 26, go on sale!

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Holiday Beer Tasting

Dobby's World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway, Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400

"Porters, Stouts, Christmas Ales, Anchor Steam Christmas Ale, enough said! Beers take on a whole new dimension in the winter months. Rich porters, sturdy stouts and delicious whimsical Christmas Ales should be added to beer lover's vocabulary. Taste with us and find out why."

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. • December Beer Tasting

Armanetti's Shorewood, 345 Vertin Blvd., Shorewood, IL (815) 609-1690

Hearty winter brews from Goose Island, Two Brothers, Bell's and a few more breweries will be sampled.

Sunday, December 12

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Family Christmas Singalong

The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248

Make arrangements now to enjoy some great Christmas singalongs with Bernie Glim! Bernie and his friends and family will be playing your favorite Christmas songs on Sunday afternoons December 12th and 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Kids Under 12 will eat free from the Kids Menu with the purchase of an adult entree.


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