Beeronaut's Chicago weekend events: March 18-20

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend events: March 18-20
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Has everyone recovered from the weeklong St. Pat's celebration? Because there's more beer to come.

Friday, March 18

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Metropolitan Iron Works release
Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago (312) 664-4394
Join Chicago's own Metropolitan Brewing Company as they unveil their newest beer, Ironworks Alt. This will be the fourth offering in Metropolitan's German inspired line of beers. All four beers will be available to sample!

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Two Brothers Open House Beer Tasting
Binny's, 4610 W. Elm St., McHenry, IL (815) 385-3200
Taste the full line up from premier Illinois craft beer brewers Two Brothers. Sample their year-round offerings as well as a couple from the Artisan Series! Call (815) 385-3200 or email for more information.

7:00 p.m. Cask Night featuring Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
Small Bar, 1415 West Fullerton Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Join us for another installment of Cask Night! This time around we've got a firkin of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine plus a special Belgo Old Guardian Barley Wine on draft made with Belgian yeast. We'll be tapping the cask at 7:00 p.m. and pouring it from the bar. Help us drink it til it's gone!

Saturday, March 19

Dark Lord Day ticket sale
Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Three Floyds will announce details on how to acquire "Golden Tickets" that will allow admission to Dark Lord Day at the brewery, 9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster, IN, on April 30. What is known is that only two tickets will be sold per person, a ticket is required to enter the brewery property and buy an allotment of Three Floyds Russian Imperial Stout. Ticket sale proceeds will benefit a charity to be named. Watch the Dark Lord Day website and Three Floyds Twitter and Facebook feeds for the announcement of the DLD ticketing site.

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Limestone Brewing's Springfest
Limestone Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL (815)577-1900
Our seasonal beer fest is back and will be tastier than the inaugural Winterfest we had in December! Among the fantastic craft beers to be featured include: Lakefront Big Easy Imperial Maibock, Lakefront Helles Bock, Anchor Bock, Victory Donnybrook Stout, Three Floyds Brian Boru, Bell's Consecrator, Great Lakes Doppelrock, Goose Island Pepe Nero, Dogfish Head Aprihop, Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom, Arcadia Hop Rocket, Two Brothers Monarch Wit, Tyranena Down n' Dirty, Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball, Lagunitas Old Gnarly Wine, and Founders Double Trouble. Come on out and experience some insanely delicious beers! We will be pouring 3 oz. tastes and for only $10 you will get 6 taste tickets! You will also receive a bags toss for a chance to win an additional taste! Additional tickets will be available for purchase at $2 each or 6 tickets for $10! No reservations required. Tickets are available for purchase upon arrival at the event on Saturday!

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Binny's Craft Beer Road Show
Binny's Beverage Depot, 639 E. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL (630) 972-1187
Over 60 craft beers will be sampled at this free event.

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Super Spring Beer Tasting at Armanetti's Shorewood
Armanetti's Shorewood, 345 Vertin Blvd., Shorewood, IL (815) 609-1690
40 Plus beers to be open at the tasting. Two Brothers, Lagunitas, Stone, Great Lakes, St. Ambroise and many others. New release spring beers and many other craft type beers and imports.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Chicago Chili Cook Off
Rock Bottom Chicago, One W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
As part of Rock Bottom's Fire Chief Ale fundraising month, we are holding our 15th annual Chili Cook Off, where local fireman battle it out over who has the best chili in Chicago.
*$5 bottomless cups of chili (after judging is complete)
*$10 gets you a cup and logo Fire Chief Ale pint glass to keep! (all proceeds go to MDA)
*And prizes and give-a-ways throughout the night.
Now in its 15th year, Fire Chief Ale has continued to gain popularity and is one of the company's cornerstone promotions. Since its inception in 1997, it has raised over $1 million dollars for local fire departments and related charities.This is the largest charity event we do all year!

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Orland's 4th birthday
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
Happy 4th Birthday tapping! We have been open for four years and we are celebrating with the return of the Naughty Scot Anniversary Ale. Expect a big party with lots of specials and a cake.

Sunday, March 20

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. St. Baldrick's Charity Event
ShoreLine Brewery & Restaurant, 208 Wabash St., Michigan City, IN (219) 879-4677
Join Shoreline on Sunday March 20th for a special event to benefit kids with Cancer. Donate your hair or your money and earn a spot in the Craft Beer and Appetizer Bar held during the event. Cheer on Sam, our brewer and owner, as he gets his "locks" shaved for childrens cancer awarenes.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Iron Works Alt release party
Paddy Long's Irish Pub, 1028 West Diversey Ave. Chicago (773) 290-6988
In a double-whammy of awesome, Paddy Long's will be tapping Matropolitan's newest brew alongside an old favorite: Generator Doppelbock. All hail the keg hoarders!

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