Monday, February 28
Bobby Hull autograph signing
Flatlander's, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL (847) 821-1234
Hockey Legend Bobby Hull will be signing autographs for $25 and free pictures (jerseys and sticks are $69). He'll be mingling and staying for the Hawks game.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight 2nd Annual "F*@k Brain Cancer" Benefit for Shawn Koch & Family
Paramount Room, 415 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (312) 829-6300
Once again, we hope you will not only join us, but also help us spread the word, for a benefit being hosted by "Friends of Shawn Koch" and being held at Paramount Room to support good friend (and former Paramount Room Beverage Manager) Shawn Koch in his ongoing fight and recovery against brain cancer. That day, the establishment is donating 30% of the day's sales directly to Shawn and his family from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. A full menu will be available throughout the night, as well as amazing generously donated prizes. There will also be an opportunity to donate directly to Shawn, Katie & their daughter Charlie to help with expenses, bills and assistance they need during this time while they are unable to support themselves. Check www.shawnkoch.com to read his story.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. It Might Get Hoppy
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
A Night of Imperial IPA's ... A Whole Bunch of Them: Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, Ska Decedent, Bell's Hop Slam, Southern Tier UnEarthly, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Emelisse Triple IPA, Avery DuganA, Wintercoat Double Hop, Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf & Dreadnaught, Founders Double Trouble, Stone Ruination, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, New Holland Imperial Hatter (Cask), Sierra Nevada Hoptimum and maybe a few more.
6:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at Bluegrass
Bluegrass, 1636 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL (847) 831-0595
Cost: $55. Goose Island beer dinner at Bluegrass featuring our Belgian style ales paired with fine cuisine. View the menu here.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Brew Monkey Will Be Released
Limestone Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900
Brewmaster McMullen has made a special brew that could possibly be his best ever! If you come to Limestone, Ken is the monkey behind the glass in our brewery. He wanted to make a Belgian-style Abbey Trippel to honor the monks who started this style. What he has produced is a 9% ABV golden elixir that will have you swinging around like a monkey if you have too much! As always, we will have live music from Steve & Bobby K., specials on the Brew Monkey and will have a few raffles for growlers! Come by to try this amazing golden elixir straight from our tanks.
Tuesday, March 1
Emmett's Beer Tastings
Join us for a free seminar on beer, how it's made, and the history behind each featured style along with a free tasting of two commercial style of the beer. For beer aficionados and those who would like to learn a little more about how beer is made and best enjoyed. Held quarterly, great outing for groups, reservations highly recommended. Must be 21 or older to attend this free event.
- Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co. 128 W. Main St., West Dundee, IL (847) 428-4500
- Emmett's Ale House, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine, IL (847) 359-1533
- Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 434-8500
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fund Raiser
Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten, 56 S. LaGrange Rd., LaGrange, IL (708) 482-7127
20% of sales (not including sales tax and alcohol) go to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Tell you server you want to support the Avon Walk. Raffles on the hour, Silent Auction (closes at 8:00 p.m.), Band 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Belgian Beer Tasting
Monk's Pub, 205 W Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Come into Monk's Pub and taste two amazing new Belgian beers on our list: Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune, Flanders Oud Bruin Hopus Belgian IPA. Brad will be here to talk about beer!
6:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at the Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago (312) 642-4600
Cost: $55 members, $60 for non all inclusive Event. Join Goose Island for a discussion of beer, food and the history of Goose Island Beer Co, while dining on Belgian Style Ales paired with select entrees.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Chicago Beer School
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
On the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., we will conduct an in-depth tour and tutored tasting at our brewery. Classes meet in the State Room, on the second floor of our restaurant. We are limiting this to 25 "students" each month and seats can be reserved, for $15 per person, by calling (312) 755-1677. Classes conducted by our Brewmaster include brewery tour, discussion of beer styles, history, and flavor profiles, light snacks, and tastings of every beer currently on tap.
7:00 p.m. Rogue Tasting Tuesday
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588
Our Weekly Tuesday tasting series: We are featuring Rogue bomber bottles for $7. Taste about 6-9 different Rogue Beers.
7:00 p.m. Two Brothers Beer Dinner
Custom House Tavern, 500 S Dearborn Ave., Chicago (312) 523-0200
Two Brothers and Custom House Tavern invite you to a special evening with Two Brothers Andy Jenkins; Certified Cicerone for a family style menu by Chef Perry Hendrix with a very special line up of delicious local brews from Two Brothers. Ebel's Weiss Traditional Hefeweizen, Domane Dupage French Country Ale, The Bitter End Pale Ale (cask brewed special to the event), Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale, Northwind Imperial Stout. $45/person Seating is very limited so phone now to make a reservation at (312) 523-0200.
Wednesday, March 2
Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 227-BREW
Willie - Wee Heavy Scotch Ale.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cactus Beer Festival
Cactus Bar and Grill, 404 S. Wells St., Chicago (312) 922-3830
2-3 products sampled from each of the following breweries: New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO; Goose Island, Chicago; Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI; Arcadia Ales, Battle Creek, MI; Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, OH; Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA; Abita Brewing, Abita Springs, LA; MillerCoors featuring Batch 19, Chicago; Sierra Nevada, Chico, CA; Boston Beer, Boston, MA; Half Acre, Chicago; Argus Brewing, Chicago; Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, MI; Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec. Price: $25 per person Includes: samples, a sample glass to keep, food, water and good times.
Thursday, March 3
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Greater O'Hare Association Wine & Beer Tasting
Belvedere Banquets, 1170 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL (630) 773-2944
Join the Greater O'Hare Association of Industry & Commerce for the Wine & Beer Tasting presented by the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce. You'll have the opportunity to taste spirits provided by wine & beer vendors throughout the area. And also enjoy local restaurant/catering vendors from this area providing appetizers throughout the event. A Silent Auction with items that include: Overnight Stay, Sports Memorabilia, Baskets of Goodies and much more. Presenting Sponsor: Elk Grove Village Bank & Trust Call our office to purchase your ticket at 630-773-2944 Price: Members & Non-Members: $25.00 ($30.00 Starting 3/3/2011)
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at McCormick & Schmick's
McCormick & Schmick's, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, N. Ring Rd., Skokie, IL (847) 763-9811
Cost: $49. Join Goose Island for a beer dinner at McCormick & Schmick's pairing fine food with Goose's Belgian style ales. Call (847) 763-9811 for reservations. View the menu here.
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.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer and Chocolate Truffle Pairing
The Grafton Pub and Grill, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 271-9000
Come out for a unique night when we pair 4 outstanding beers with 4 chocolate truffles. Stone Smoke Porter w/ Chipotle Truffle, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout w/ Espresso Bean Truffle, Tyranena Rocky's Revenge w/Toasted Almond Truffle, and Bourgogne Des Flanders w/ Dried CherryTruffle. Representatives from Windy City and our Chocolatier will be on hand from 7-9:00 p.m. $25. Pre-orders guaranteed, Others while supplies last. Contact: email@example.com