Beeronaut's Chicago Beer Events: Feb 7-10

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Monday, February 7

6:00 p.m. • Rock Bottom Orland Park Taps King of Hearts
Rock Bottom Orland Park
, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
This year we made King of Hearts Imperial Red our Hoppy Specialty for February. We will have a dry hopped cask of this 8.0% abv beer in the brew house for Mug clubbers to try. We will have $3 Hop Bomb IPA's all day and half price Mug Club Burgers in the evening.

Tuesday, February 8

5:00 p.m. • 25% off all microbrews at Merkle's
Merkle's Bar & Grill,
3516 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 244-1025
25% OFF ALL American micro & Belgian style beers. 50% OFF ALL food items.

5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. • Longman & Eagle and Goose Island Collaboration Release Party
Longman & Eagle,
2657 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 276-7110
Join Goose Island for a special event celebrating the release of "Pork Soda," a Chef Jared Wentworth and Goose Island collaboration beer. Enjoy this one time only beer and the special entrée that will be created to compliment it at Longman & Eagle.
Pork Soda - This hoppy Belgian Double IPA comes in at 7.5%. It was brewed with huge amounts of Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra hops. Golden in color with big bright citrus flavors that balance the Belgian yeast. It was double dry hopped with even more Citra and Simcoe hops to get that juicy tropical fruit and a hint of pine on the nose.

6:30 p.m. • Emmett's Brewmaster Dinner
Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co.
, 128 W. Main St., West Dundee, IL (847) 428-4500
Join us for one of our widely popular Brewmaster Dinners. The event starts at 6:30 with a beer reception where attendees can sample their choice of any of our handcrafted beers. During the reception hour, Brewmaster, Ryan Clooney and Head Brewer Rob Hunter, will conduct tours of the brewery and explain the beer making process. During dinner our chef and Ryan will passionately explain their handiwork and how it applies to each of the five courses. The price for this unique culinary experience is $59.95 per person, plus tax. Brewmaster Dinners are held quarterly.

7:00 p.m. • Germany meets Mexico Night
The Map Room,
1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago (773) 252-7636
Enjoy three classic German beers paired with food from El Cid, 2115 N. Milwaukee Ave. (773) 252-4747
Beers include Leipziger Gose, Schneider Aventinus and Schlenkerla.

9:00 p.m. • Kevin Smith movie month
Cigars & Stripes,
6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Mallrats on our big screen! Before and after the show, episodes of the Clerks - The Animated Series Cartoon! Fresh Hott Wings with a Sierra Pint - $9

 

Wednesday, February 9

7:00 p.m. Goose Island Dominique Tapping
Sheffield's Lakeview,
3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989
Belgian Sour Ale aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels (the ones used for Goose Island Bourbon County Stout). An amazing beer only available for a limited time!

7:00 p.m. Lagunitas Beer Dinner
Blokes & Birds,
3343 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 472-5252
$60. Lagunitas IPA paired with Hop Corn Amuse; Lagunitas Pils with Pork, Saurkraut, Dumpling; Censored with Fish & Hand Cut Chip; IPA Maximus with Mussels; Hairy Eyeball with Stew; Cappuccino Stout with Oysters; and Gnarly Wine with Stilton Souffle. For more details and to purchase tickets please call 773.472.5252 and ask for Daily.

8:00 p.m. Dark Matter Imperial Stout tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery,
1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
We are tapping the Dark Matter Imperial Stout, which has finished up nicely at a winter warming 8.1% alcohol by volume.

Wednesday & Thursday, February 9 & 10

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. New Belgium/Allagash Vrienden Beer Dinners
Wednesday at Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 697-8204
Thursday Upstairs at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851
Vrienden means "friend" in Flemish, and Allagash and New Belgium have teamed up as friends to make a collaborative brew. What better way to celebrate this friendship in beer, then to do two collaborative dinners. As we sat down to discuss these two dinners we came up with the idea of doing a "Earth" & "Sea" menus: New Belgium, from Fort Collins, Colorado, home on the range, middle of America, our inspiration for Fountainhead's "Earth" Dinner, Wednesday the 9th. Allagash, from Portland Maine, home on the harbor, the Atlantic North East, our inspiration for Hopleaf's "Sea" Dinner, Thursday February 10th. Founder Rob Todd from Allagash and New Belgium's Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert will be on hand.

February 9th at Fountainhead: $75. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com
February 10 at Hopleaf: $75 Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com

Thursday, February 10

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Goose Island Clybourn tapping
Goose Island Brewpub,
1800 North Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Every Thursday, a new beer brewed at the Clybourn brewpub is tapped.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sweets & Drinks
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park,
1550 N. Kingsbury Street Chicago (312) 587-0648
A sweet and a drink? Now that's a perfect pair. Visit our bakery for this heart themed event. Our delicious bakery sweets will be paired with a wine and a beer. There will be Whole Body vendors throughout the store as well that will leave your heart fluttering. A free gift bag will compliment this event for those that pre-register. Visit our bakery at check-in for your goodies. Call Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park's Customer Service desk at (312) 587-0648 to register.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner with Three Aces
Three Aces,
1321 W. Taylor St., Chicago (312) 243-1577
Cost: $40 Join Goose Island for a five course beer dinner at Three Aces. Click the site link above for more information.

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