Finally a chance to take a breather following Chicago Craft Beer Week, and the Memorial Day weekend, where this week's Monday events are, if you're looking. In fact, Fountainhead announced they'll be serving the beers leftover from CCBW starting Monday, chances are many other establishments might be doing the same.
Tuesday, May 31
8:00 p.m. .357 Imperial Pilz Tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
Well we finally got the .357 Imperial Pilz to finish fermenting! It took a long while, but it still came out tasting great! It's got a healthy dose of alcohol at a warming 11.0% abv! It seems fitting for the schizo-weather that we're having to have such a light colored beer, more suting to warm weather, but at 11.0%, which lends more toward cold weather; that somehow seems to work right now! We'll be tapping the .357 Pilz at 7:00 p.m. for Mug Clubbers and at 8:00 p.m. behind the bar.
Wednesday, June 1
6:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at Frontier
Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 772-4322
Join Goose Island for a special dinner pairing our vintage ales with Chef Jupiter's wild, game-heavy cuisine.
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. The Chicago release of the Abita Select Series
The Southern, 1840 W. North Ave., Chicago (773) 342-1840
Experience Abita beers like the new exclusive Double IPA paired with food items created by Executive Chef Cary Taylor. Purchase tickets for $35 while they last at thesouthern.ticketleap.com.
Thursday June 2
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Banana Bread, welcome back!
Blokes and Birds, 3343 N. Clark St, Chicago (773) 472-5252
Join us as we welcome Wells Banana Bread back to Chicago!!! Beer Cocktails with Banana Bread, Young's Chocolate Stout, Timmermans Strawberry Lambic. Food pairings with Banana Bread, both Savory and Sweet!! This should make for a great night!!
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Goose Island Clybourn tapping
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Every Thursday, a new beer brewed at the Clybourn brewpub is tapped.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Half Acre Beer & Cheese Pairing
Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago (312) 664-4394
Our Lincoln Park Tasting Room will play host to Half Acre Brewing. The fine beers of this local brewery will be matched alongside some of the best cheeses in the world! Reservations are required. $5/w Binny's Card / $10 non-members. Call for more information.
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Terzo Piano Terrace Fest
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute, 159 E. Monroe St., Chicago (312) 443-8650
Summer is our favorite season at Terzo Piano. The warm weather means we can open Bluhm Family Sculpture Terrace for outdoor dining. This year, to celebrate in the Italian street festival style, Terzo Piano is hosting the Terzo Piano Terrace Fest. Entrance to the fest is $10, and includes two tickets. Tickets are redeemable for one food or beverage item. We'll have a special beer from Goose Island on tap, and other specialty cocktails. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 each. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended; walk-in purchases will be allowed if space is available. Call (312) 443-8650 to purchase advance tickets.
Thursday through Sunday
Lincoln Square (Lincoln & Leyland-4700 N), Chicago
Good Food, Dancing, Live Music, Entertainment and as always... German Gemütlichkeit!
The 12th annual Mayfest (Maifest in German) offers German food and beers from Hofbrauhaus Munich and Pabst Brewing Company, live entertainment, Maypole dancing and, as always, German Gemutlichkeit! Highlights include the "Rock the May Fest" preview party on Thursday, and a traditional keg tapping and May Queen crowning on Friday. Price: Free. From CTA Brown Line, exit Western Ave. or take CTA bus #11 Lincoln Ave., #49 Western Ave. or #81 Lawrence Ave. Parking is available at St. Matthias Church, 2310 W. Ainslie, and MB Financial Bank, 4800 N. Western Ave. For more information, visit Mayfestchicago.com.
Thursday, June 2: 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. "Rock the May Fest" Preview Party
Main Tent: 6:00 p.m. Old Town School of Folk Music Alumni. 7:30 p.m. The Captain Blood Orchestra (60s rock and roll).
Friday, June 3:
Main Tent: 6:00 p.m. Phenix. 8:00 p.m. Official opening ceremony, Traditional Keg Tapping & May Queen Crowning traditional keg tapping, and May Queen crowning. Auxiliary Tent: 5:00 p.m. The Polkaholics
Saturday, June 4:
Main Tent: 1:00 p.m. Phenix. 6:00 p.m. Paloma.
Auxiliary Tent: 1:00 p.m. Open Mic. 3:30 p.m. Dr. Zylo. 7:00 p.m. The Captain Blood Orchestra.
Sunday, June 5: Maipole Dance.
Main Tent: 1:00 p.m. Paloma.
Auxiliary Tent: 1:00 p.m. German/American Ethnic Program Featuring: Jesse White Tumblers, Rheinischer Verien Fanfaren & Amazonen, Donauschwaben, American Aid Society, DA Kinderchor, Schulplatler Verein, and more. 5:00 p.m. Dr. Zylo.