Beeronaut Chicago weekend, July 1-4

Beeronaut Chicago weekend, July 1-4

Nope, it's not a mistake. My diligence has turned up no craft beer events for Sunday or for Independence Day. I suggest you make your own event with a fine American craft beer.

Friday, July 1

New Belgium 2011 Fat Tire Cruise Bike Month
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
During the month of July, The Tribes will be offering New Belgium Fat Tire, Ranger IPA and 1554 every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday for just $3.50. For every New Belgium beer you order, you'll be entered in the drawing for a 2011 New Belgium Fat Tire cruiser bike! In addition to the weekly specials, on Wednesday, July 13 we will be tapping a special keg of New Belgium Super Cru. New Belgium reps will be on hand providing samples and doing giveaways!! On Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30, the winner of the Joy Ride Promo will be chosen and all Tribes’ guests will be given the opportunity to record their own “Joy Ride /Fat Tire” stories! Best stories will be published on New Belgium’s website!

12:00 noon Freaky Firkin Friday at The Onion Pub and Brewery
The Onion Pub and Brewery, 22221 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington, IL (847) 381-7308
We will be tapping a firkin of our Paddy Pale Ale on the bar. We took it an extra step from the normal three variety dry hopping, and we’ve added some East Kent Goldings to this firkin. It will be limited.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Sampling at Berkot's Super Foods Mokena
Berkot's Super Foods
Mokena, 20005 Wolf Rd., Mokena, IL
Goose Island’s Matilda, Sofie and Pepe Nero will be sampled.

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Founders Beer Tasting
Before You Go Liquors, 1917 W Fullerton Ave. Chicago (773) 789-0050
We will be hosting a beer tasting with a focus on Founders Brewing Company's line-up. Up for sampling: - Red Rye Pale Ale - Centennial India Pale Ale - Dirty Bastard Scottish Ale - Dry-Hopped Pale Ale - Cerise - Summer seasonal made with fresh Michigan tart cherries

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wild Onion Beer tasting
West Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W Addison St., Chicago (773) 525-1916
Brenden from the brewery will be here to sample out their fantastic line-up.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210
Goose Island 312 and Summertime Ale.

Saturday, July 2

2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors, Homer Glen
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210
Featuring beers from Mendocino Brewing

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Sampling at Berkot's Super Foods New Lenox
Berkot's Super Foods, 2141 Calistoga Dr. New Lenox, IL
Goose Island’s Matilda, Sofie and Pepe Nero will be sampled.

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