Archive for February 2011

Beeronaut's Chicago beer events, February 28-March 3

Beeronaut's Chicago beer events, February 28-March 3
Monday, February 28 Bobby Hull autograph signingFlatlander’s, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL (847) 821-1234Hockey 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... Read more »

Beeronaut's weekend beer events: Feb 25-27

Friday, February 25 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. • Silly Name, Serious Beer Binny’s Beverage Depot, 1919 Skokie Valley Hwy., Highland Park, IL (847) 831-5400Binny’s Highland Park welcomes the newest brewery to come to Chicagoland, Massachusetts’ Clown Shoes. Joe Katz of Stoller Wholesale will be on hand to answer your questions and pour samples. Taste the... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago beer events, February 21-24

Monday, February 21 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. • An Evening with North Coast BrewingBig Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 235-4039 Beer dinner paired with North Coast beers:Seasonal ceviche: blood orange, persimmon, crisp masa. Beer pairing: Le Merle SaisonChile-glazed sweetbreads: piloncillo, amarillo, chochoyotes, fennel. Beer pairing: PranQster Golden AleBarbacoa de chivo: crispy sweet... Read more »

America's Historic Roundhouse files for reorganization

America's Historic Roundhouse files for reorganization
Aurora’s roundhouse in a 1955 aerial photo, showing the original roundhouse building and railroad shops. Photo from the Library of Congress site, original from the Aurora Historical Society. First Borders Books, then Giordano’s Pizza. Is there nothing I like that’s safe from the Bankruptcy/Reorganization Monster? No, I guess not. America’s Historic Roundhouse, the entertainment complex... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend calendar, Feb. 18-20

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend calendar, Feb. 18-20
Friday, February 18 Half Acre Callow Knife & Baumé TappingHalf Acre Beer Co., 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038We’re planning to release two beers: Callow Knife Pale Ale (growlers only) & Baumé Chocolate Rye Stout (22 oz bombers & growlers). One is a new beer that’s late to the game, the other a yearly... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago Beer Events: Feb 14-17

Beeronaut's Chicago Beer Events: Feb 14-17
I am still getting notices about Valentine events, so if you’re stuck for a place to go with your beer sweetie, check here, as well as this previous article. Monday, February 14 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. • Valentines Beer Pairing Menu at Fork (Chicago)Fork (Chicago), 4600 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 751-1500 We will have... Read more »

Beeronaut's Valentine's events EXTRA

Beeronaut's Valentine's events EXTRA
Flickr photo by magerleagues. Besides the few romantic events I’ve described in my regular weekend calendar article, where’s what’s happening Valentine’s-wise through Monday at some of Chicago’s beer oases: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. • Valentine’s Beer Pairing Menu at Fork (Chicago)Fork (Chicago), 4600 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 751-1500 A Three-course tasting menu with optional... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend events: Feb 11-13

You might notice I have nothing slotted for Sunday the 13th. There’ll be a separate list of Valentine’s Day events coming soon! Friday, February 11 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Binny’s Beer, Cider & Mead TastingBinny’s Beverage Depot, 844 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL (847) 458-2470Come out of the cold and taste some of the... Read more »

White House Super Bowl party has Wisconsin, Pennsylvania beer, and homebrew

Some interesting information comes to light in the craft beer world in the wake of the Super Bowl. I reported here about the campaign by East End Brewing owner Scott Smith to get a case of his Pittsburgh-brewed beer to the Whote House Super Bowl party to match the Green Bay-made Hinterland beers President Obama... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago Beer Events: Feb 7-10

Monday, February 7 6:00 p.m. • Rock Bottom Orland Park Taps King of HeartsRock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021This 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... Read more »
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