Beeronaut's Chicago beer events, March 21-24

Week of March 21

Roundhouse 15th Anniversary Celebrations
America's Historic Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL (630) 260-BREW
Throwback Menu specials from the original 1996 menu & pricing all week long.
Tuesday March 22nd: In America's Brewpub, join us for dinner and receive cake compliments of The Cakery.
Wednesday the 23rd: The Fundamentals live in America's Club. Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m. Complimentary appetizers till 9:00, bar specials all night.
Thursday the 24th: Open Mic Jam Sessions in America's Bar. 8:00 p.m. No cover. 34¢ A.B.C. drafts, bar specials all night.

Monday, March 21

4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Warrenville Dine Out to Help Out Night
Rock Bottom Warrenville, 28256 Diehl Rd., Warrenville, IL (630) 836-1380
Come out for dinner with family and friends and 10% of food sales in the dining room will be donated to our community partner, Illinois Fire Safety Alliance for their "Camp I Am Me" program.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Metropolitan Iron Works release party
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago
Come drink Metropolitan Brewing's newest brew - a Düsseldorf-style Altbier! And at 7:00 p.m., Doug will tap a special cask of ginger-infused Iron Works.

Tuesday, March 22

6:30 p.m. Rock Bottom Warrenville Chef & Brewer's Dinner
Rock Bottom Warrenville, 28256 Diehl Rd., Warrenville, IL (630) 836-1380
This five-course dinner paired with five handcrafted brews will be hosted by Abed Mejia, Senior Chef and Davin Bartosch, Brewmaster. $39.95 per person (tax and gratuity not included) RESERVATIONS NEEDED.

7:00 p.m. Hamburger Mary's Burgers & Beer
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago (773) 252-7636
Enjoy three beers from Victory Brewing Company, each paired with a specialty mini burger from Hamburger Mary's in Andersonville. Buy one of the featured beers ($4/10oz) and get a burger specifically paired with that beer.

The Pairings:

  • Big Kahuna Hawaiian Burger with Headwaters Pale Ale (5.1% abv)
  • Black & Bleu Boy with Golden Monkey Belgian-style Ale (9.5% abv)
  • Ragin Cajun Burger with Hop Wallop Very Hoppy Ale (8.5% abv)

8:00 p.m. Saison and Garfunkle Tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
We are having a tapping for our Saison & Garfunkle Belgian saison. This saison was a small collaboration with an eatery in the Wicker Park area of Chicago, so we wanted this beer to be easily paired with food. The initial idea was a saison with citrus flavors, so we took notes and went to work on a test batch. Pleased with the test batch, we moved to the large system. The amounts of spices translated to 3 pounds of peppercorns, 1.5 pounds of fresh rosemary, and the peels from 20 pounds of clementines on the 15 bbl system. This beer also did all of its fermentation above 80°F, peaking at around 88°F. What we have as a result is a very aromatic, freshly citrus beer with all the great characteristics of a Belgian farmhouse ale. The ABV on this brew is a hefty 8.3% so don't let the delicacy fool you.

8:30 p.m. Gary Oldman movie month
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Hannibal and Air Force One on our big screen! One order of our Hot Wings and any American Craft beer, only 10 bucks.

Wednesday, March 23

Lake Bluff Brewing Co. Opens
Lake Bluff Brewing Co., 16 E. Scranton Ave. Lake Bluff, IL
More evidence that the Chicago metro is finally becoming a craft beer mecca: A new brewpub for Lake County! More details to come, but meantime, stop on by or check out their web page!

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at Kith & Kin
Kith and Kin, 1119 W. Webster Ave., Chicago (773) 472-7070
Cost: $60 per person (does not include gratuity and tax) Join Goose Island for a beer dinner at Kith & Kin. There will be two seatings for this event featuring 5 courses prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Brochu.

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at The Palmer House
The Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago (312) 726-7500
Join Goose Island for a beer dinner at The Palmer House pairing fine food with our Belgian style ales.

6:30 p.m. Smuttynose & Victory Beer Dinners
The Tap House Grill, 123 Washington St., Oswego, IL (630) 383-2020
Smuttynose, Victory and the Taphouse Grills Dual Beer Dinners! Join Chef Todd Davies and Certified Cicerone Dan Schnarr as they take you through two different pairings per course! 6:30 p.m. - $55/person, RSVP's required.

6:30 p.m. Wildfire-Schaumburg Bell's Beer Dinner
Wildfire Schaumburg, 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 995-0100
Price: $45 Reception 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m. Join us for five courses of food and craft beer featuring the flavorful, unfiltered and quality craft beers from Bell's Brewing Company. Each course is paired with Bells' most popular and unique ales and beers to create the ultimate beer enthusiast experience! Check out the menu at this link. For reservations call Brad Wermager at (773) 398-6960.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dobby's Beer Club Tasting
Dobby's World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway, Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400
Stop by and meet Bob Ryan from Sierra Nevada. We'll be tasting the beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing. This is our second meeting of the Dobby Beer Club. Club membership requirements are: Name, email address, and phone number. Sign up at the store.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Bell's Brewery Strong Beer Night
Small Bar Division, 2049 W Division Street, Chicago (773) 772-2727
We'll be tapping four of the biggest beers from Bell's Brewery and a little Oarsman for in between big brews!
ON DRAFT: Third Coast Old Ale, Expedition Stout, Consecrator Dopplebock, HopSlam and the Oarsmen

Thursday, March 24

Thursday Thaw with Frostbite
Limestone Brewing Co.,
12337 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900
This winter, Ken brewed a delicious spiced ale, aptly named Frostbite! He brewed enough to last us through winter and we have made it to spring, but still have a barrel left. Come help us finish it! Frostbite is our beer of the week and this Thursday you can get 64 oz. of it (in the form of a growler fill) for the price of 23 oz.! That's right, a growler of Frostbite for $6.50. Come partake in our spring cleaning...errr spring drinking? We are making room for Ken's Chocolate Bock, coming at the end of April or early May!

5:00 p.m. Binny's Belgian Biere Seminar
Binny's Beverage Depot, 844 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL (847) 458-2470
Explore the fascinating world of Belgian Biere! Presenting 20 Bieres In 7 styles. Taste the complexities & differences in some of the best Belgium brewed and Belgian styled Bieres in the world! Learn what dishes pair well with these brews and why. Reservations are required. $15 W/Binny's Card / $20 non-members. Call (847) 458-2470 or email for more information.

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 - 7:00 p.m. Rock Bottom taps Smoked Marzen
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
Join us for the Smoked-Marzen Tapping Party! Don't miss thisopportunity to enjoy a delicious pint of this unique lager, on us!Smoked lagers draw on the brewing traditions of the Franconian town of Bamberg, Germany. Malted barley is smoked with beechwood during a special kilning process. When used as an ingredient, it imparts wonderful smokehouse flavors in these classic beer styles. Our Smoked-Marzen was brewed with 60% smoked malt, 35% Vienna malt, and 5% dark caramel malt. Hopped with Sterling lends a spicy/mint note to this flavorful medium-bodied, copper lager. Pairs perfectly with a rare steak, or salmon, or crabcake, or... you get the idea.

6:30 p.m. Smuttynose & Victory Beer Dinner
The Tap House Grill, 411 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 630-858-4369
Smuttynose, Victory and the Taphouse Grills Dual Beer Dinners! Join Chef Todd
Davies and Certified Cicerone Dan Schnarr as they take you through two different pairings per course! 6:30 p.m. - $55/person, RSVP's required.

9:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Lombard taps Fire Chief Ale
Rock Bottom, 94 Yorktown Ctr., Lombard, IL (630) 424-1550
Fire Chief Ale Month Chili Dog Eating Contest: Join us in the bar for our newest event. Come and support the men and women of our local fire departments to see who will take home the trophy.

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