Just getting into the many events of American Craft Beer Week. I've been up very late tracking these events down, so some of them may not be fully in place. Please be sure to contact the establishments listed with any questions!
Tuesday, May 17
Founders' Beer Dinner at The Publican
The Publican, 845 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, (312) 733-9555
A little Founder's fun celebrating Chicago Craft Beer Week. We will be featuring a 3-course prix fixe menu paired with 3 Founders beers. This menu will be offered in conjunction with our a la carte menu. Additionally, 6 special Founders' drafts will be featured.
Hungry Brain Flying Dog Pint Night
Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago 773-709-1401
Flying Dog Ales Pint Night. Come and enjoy the Pick of the Litter.
Lucky Monk ACBW event
The Lucky Monk Burger, Pizza & Beer, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, IL (847) 898-0500
Rare Microbrewed Beer Tasting. $20 per person (excludes tax & gratuity).
Includes a souvenir glass. $3 Tritica Cooler.
6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner
John's Restaurant and Tavern, 27W482 Jewell Rd., Winfield, IL (630) 752-2000
Five Course Meal:
1: Goose Island Sofie paired with Frisee salad with raspberry vinaigrette, roasted beets, orange segments and fried brie
2: Goose Island IPA paired with Jalapeno Bacon wrapped Pork Loin with an apple juice reduction.
3: Fleur paired with Cajun crab cake with spicy remoulade and a mustard sauce.
4: Pepe Nero paired with grilled rack of lamb with grilled veggies and mushroom risotto.
5: Pere Jacques paired with chocolate malted crème brûlée.
Reservations are required. Cost is $40.00.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. BrewDog Tasting
Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago (312) 664-4394
Ever wondered what the strongest beers in the world taste like? If so, you can be one of the few to sample BrewDog's Tactical Nuclear Penguin (32% ABV) and Sink the Bismarck (40% ABV). Also included in the tasting are an assemblage of BrewDog's other beers. We will be limiting the event to 50 attendees. Reservations will be taken by phone or in person. $10 W/Binny's Card / $15 non-members. Call (312) 664-4394 for more information.
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Barley Wine Tasting
Marian St. Cheese Market, 100 S. Marian St., Oak Park, IL (708) 725-7200
Marion Street Cheese Market is proud to host a Barley Wine Tasting in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. $20/person - Reserve your space by calling 708-725-7200.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Emmett's Brewmaster Dinner
Emmett's Ale House, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine, IL (847) 359-1533
During this great event, we pair our delicious and Award-Winning American Craft Beers with our carefully selected menu to celebrate the unique flavors that result from serving Craft Beer with food! The event begins at 6:30 pm with Beer Reception and Brewery Tour. $59.95/person. Please call (847) 359-1533 to make reservations. Brewmaster Dinners are held quarterly.
6:30 p.m. WildFire Glenview - Flossmoor Station Beer Dinner
WildFire Glenview, 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL (847) 657-6363
6:30 Reception, 7:00 Dinner. $45.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity) RSVP to:
Brad Wermager, Wildfire Wine & Spirits Director at (773) 398-6960
Reception: Housemade Boston Brown Bread & Cream Cheese Sandwiches-paired with Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale
First Course: Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast on penne pasta, tequila cream sauce-Station Master Wheat Ale
Second Course: Wasabi Crusted Fresh Fish with a medley of Asian vegetables-Rail Hopper IPA
Third Course: Peppercorn Crusted Rib EyeMedallion, au poivre sauce, garlic spinach mashed potatoes-Bourbon Barrel Aged "Wooden Horse"
Dessert: Mascarpone Cheese Stuffed Crepes with blood oranges, clementines, classic Suzette sauce-Saison & Garfunkel
Moreno Espinoza & Juan Bautista, Executive Chef For more information or to view the menu, visit here.
7:00 p.m. DS Cantina - Flying Dog Beer Dinner
DS Cantina, 3352 N. Halsted St., Chicago (773) 697-9127
DS Cantina presents a Flying Dog Beer Dinner in honor of American Craft Beer Week! Space is limited so reserve your space today by calling (773) 697-9127.
8:30 p.m. Movie Night
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Featuring B-HORROR Flicks on on the big screen! The Nest and The Beyond! One order of our delicious Hot Wings and any American Craft beer, only 10 bucks!