The Beeronaut's Chicago weekend beer events: Jan 7-9

Hey, all, I'm kind of laying back during this slack month so I can catch up on some other necessary writing. I will try to keep up this calendar feature. In the meantime, I'll to post breaking news on my Twitter or Facebook page. For future events, check my "raw" calendar.

Through January

Quencher's Stout Fest 2011

Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 276-9730

This year's Stout Fest will feature 24 delicious stouts on tap. See this article for the full lineup.

Friday, January 7

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. • CASK NIGHT! Victory v Half Acre

SmallBar Division, 2049 West Division, Chicago, IL

Brotherly Love vs Big Shoulders! A Victory and Half Acre tap night FEATURING Victory's Yakima Glory Cask, Helios Saison, Prima Pils, and Wild Devil; vs. Half Acre's Big Hugs, Thunder & Son, Daisy Cutter and Double Daisy Cutter.

9:00 - 1:00 a.m. • Lucky Monk First Friday Social

The Lucky Monk Burger, Pizza & Beer, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, IL (847) 898-0500

The Lucky Monk's first Friday Happy Hour event features live entertainment and cocktail specials including $5 Grey Goose, $4 House Micro Brews, $3 Miller Lite and a complimentary appetizer buffet that will change monthly and include spice wings, flatbreads, pretzels and much more.

Saturday, January 8

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Beers for the Depths of Winter

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

It's January. The holidays are over. Take down the Christmas lights and come by to taste some hearty brews with fellow beer lovers.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. • To Cure a Hangover - Drinking and Writing Brewery


The Drinking & Writing Brewery explores the relationship between alcohol & creativity.

Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W Randolph St, corner of Randolph and Halsted, Chicago

The Drinking & Writing Theater @ Haymarket Pub and Brewery opens with first show. Drinking & Writing Volume III, To Cure A Hangover! If you've never seen the show shame on you. If you've seen the show before you know exactly why we must continue to perform it in order to save the world. For tickets and information go to This show will run 6 weeks, Saturdays, 4pm January 1st through Feb. 5th.

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