Monday, June 20
7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Krombacher - U.S. Release
SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 West Fullerton, Chicago, IL
Join us as we host the official U.S. Release Party for Krombacher Pils and Krombacher Weiss! We'll have both of these classic German beers on draft and food specials to compliment each brew. Dagmar Broska will be in Chicago from Germany to help us celebrate the breweries' first stop in the United States after nearly 200 years of brewing history! Other Krombacher brewery reps will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about the product. Should be a great night! Stop by for a pint and bite and welcome this great German beer to the states.
7:00 p.m. Tickets on sale for Map Room Beer School
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Chicago (773) 252-7636
Tickets go on sale this evening starting at 7 p.m. Cash only, maximum 2 tickets per purchase, and first come-first serve until all tickets have been sold. Greg Browne, brewmaster at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville, guides us through the nuances of beer and its appreciation. Next class - Saturday, June 25, 6 pm. Topic: Blind Tasting. We pour the beers downstairs and everyone - including Greg - has to guess the beer style and brand. It's a blast! Limit, 45 people. Price, $25 per person.
8:00 p.m. Le Chien Blanc Tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
We are finally going to be tapping our Belgian Wit, the Le Chien Blanc (which just means "the little white dog" in French....just sounds better in francais). That'll be happening at 7:00 p.m. for Mug Clubbers, and at 8:00 p.m. behind the bar.
Tuesday, June 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Special Olympics Benefit - Sommerbrau Tapping
Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery, 639 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-6036
Support Law Enforcement Torch Run, the single largest year round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics and join us for the Tapping of Sommerbrau. A golden, refreshying Koisch style beer from Cologne, with just a hint of fruitiness. ENJOY a party in the Biergarten, Live DJ, Bag Games, Beer Tent, Veev Acai Spirits Tent, Gift Giveaways including an overnight stay at aLoft Hotel, T-Shirts, Hats and much, more!
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Goose Island Specialty Beers Night
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago (773) 252-7636
Enjoy a great selection of Goose Island specialty beers along with some very tasty Vietnamese sandwiches from Pho 888 in Uptown. The specific list of beers will be posted soon, but there will definitely be some surprises!
6:15 - 9:30 p.m. Rock Bottom Orland Park's Wonderful World of Bacon
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
Our latest Chef and Brewer's Dinner is a 6 course extravaganza featuring bacon in some form in every course. This event is sold out currently and we are taking names on a reserve list, as we do have cancellations prior to the event.
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Two Brothers Beer Dinner
Cab's Wine Bar Bistro, 430 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-8755
Join us for a beer dinner featuring Two Brothers brews. Enjoy 4 courses and 5 beers. Call or check our site for more details.
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Limestone Belgian Wit Release Party
Limestone Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900
Join us at Limestone for the Release of Brewmaster Ken's latest creation: a Belgian Wit. Party starts at 7:00 p.m., with Steve & Bobby K performing on stage, and a raffle for a growler at 8 & 9 pm.
7:00 - 11:30 p.m. Stone Gets the Goat
Bar on Buena, 910 W Buena, Chicago (773) 525-8665
Come join Bar on Buena and Stone Brewing as we stew, curry, smoke and braise a goat for your culinary edification! Featuring, on draft, Stone's Russian Imperial Stout, Smoked Porter aged in bourbon barrels, IPA and the Arrogant Bastard! And possibly a surprise or two.
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Free Tasting Tuesday: Summit Brewery
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588
We are so pleased to sample up these St Paul, MN brews. Join us with their beer rep. It's free as usual.
8:30 p.m. Will Ferrel Movie Night
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Stranger Than Fiction and Talladega Nights. Movies start at 8:30. One order of our delicious Hot Wings and any American Craft beer, only 10 bucks!
Wednesday, June 22
3:00 p.m. Three Floyds Tap Takeover
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
The Tribes will be tapping a ton of different Three Floyds' Brews! Here is what's included so far: 1) Three Floyds Alpha King 2) 3F Arctic Panzer 3) 3F Behemoth 4) 3F Blackheart 5) 3F Cerveza Mysterioso 6) 3F Amon Amarth Ragnarok 7) 3F Dreadnaught 8) 3F Evil Power Pils 9) 3F Gumballhead 10) 3F Ham on Rye 11) 3F Hells black 12) 3F Krunk Monk 13) 3F Owd Engwish Barleywine 14) 3F Pride n Joy 15) 3F Rabid Rabbit 16) 3F Robert the Bruce 17) 3F Shark Pants 18) 3F Topless Wych 19) 3F Zombie Dust 20) 3F Eben Emael. The fun will start at 3:00 p.m. and last until the beer is gone!
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Barks for Beers at the Pony
The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont, Chicago (773) 828-5055
Pioneer Tavern Group invites Chicagoans to help support the Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation at the second monthly happy hour BARKS FOR BEERS event. Chicago Canine Rescue Barks for Beers will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month at different Pioneer Tavern Group locations including Lottie's Pub and Frontier. For a $30 cash donation at the door, guests will enjoy a 3-hour open bar featuring liquor, house wine,domestic draft beer and appetizers as well a complimentary Malibu Black sampling from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and $4 Malibu Black cocktails all evening. There will also be a raffle for great prizes at 8:00 PM and guests can purchase tickets for $2. UPCOMING: July 27: Lottie's Pub, August 24: Frontier.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Krombacher's U.S. Draft Debut Party
Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Join us in Welcoming Germany's Krombacher Beers to the United States, along with a special meet & greet with the folks from the brewery! Krombacher Pils is the #1 Selling Premium Pilsner Beer in Germany. Founded in 1803, The Krombacher Brewery has been owned and operated by the Schadeberg family for generations. Very traditional, yet one of Germany's most modern breweries, the classic German brews of Krombacher are a staple at bars across Germany. Located in the forests of northern Bavaria, between the cities of Wurzburg and Frankfurt, the brewery sits on natural freshwater springs that are the key component to their fine German brews. Krombacher's beers are available on draught for the first time ever in the United States, and have a chat with the folks from the brewery, including company Vice President, Dagmar Broska. Available On Draught: Krombacher Pils, Krombacher Weizen. No RSVP Required. All Drafts Available Starting @ 4:00 pm. Meet & Greet 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. appox.
6:00 p.m. Trappist La Trappe Night at Fountainhead
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
La Trappe is one of only seven Trappist breweries in the world and is the only Trappist Brewery in The Netherlands; the other six Trappist breweries are situated in Belgium. These world-class beers have been brewed at the Cistercian Abbey of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven since 1884. Join Fountainhead's guests Elfi Scheffers, La Trappe's Export Manager & Bob Leggett, President of Artisanal Imports, as they celebrate this amazing brewery's Trappist beers. New Head Chef, Sarah McDonnell has put together a pairing menu to go with these drafts. As always, part of the profits of La Trappe will go to the monasteries in Indonesia and Uganda, which were set up by Koningshoeven. The profit of La Trappe Isid'or will go entirely to the co-friars in Uganda. Since they fled the violence in Kenya in 2008, they have had to start from scratch in Uganda. With the profit of La Trappe Isid'or, the community there will be able to build a new monastery and find a new source of income. Facebook event page
Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168
We welcome Clown Shoes Brewery and their Brewmaster Greg Berman. We will have their Hoppy Feet, Tramp Stamp, Clementine, and Brown Angel on tap and their Hoppy Feet 1.5 in bottles!
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Summer Beer Tasting
Binny's Beverage Depot, 975 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, IL (847) 438-1437
Sample beers from all around the world for your summer sipping pleasure. We will be featuring everything from the latest releases to some old time favorites you may not have had in awhile. Come and find that beer to have with your summer BBQ, boating adventure, or just for relaxing on the patio. Call, or email email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, June 23
6:00 p.m. Goose Island Brewmaster Dinner at Uncommon Ground
Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon Chicago (773) 465-9801
Rooftop Farm Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $65. Excludes tax and gratuity. Join us for a 4-course slow food dinner and Goose Island pairing event featuring Brewmaster, Brett Porter and Uncommon Ground Chef de Cuisine, Chris Spear. Reservations are required: 773-465-9801
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.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Local Comfort Beer Dinner
Mity Nice, 835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago (312) 335-4745
Join us for our Local Comfort Beer Dinner featuring Chicago's own Metropolitan Brewery. Our Executive Chef, Larry Donahue, will be preparing a comfort-inspired four course dinner. Price is $45 all inclusive. Reception begins at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.
Beer pairings include dessert with MityNice Brew (made especially for us!) Please call Mity Nice to reserve your spot at 312-335-4745. Menu information at this Facebook page.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Orland Park Honey Blonde Ale Tapping
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
Our summer menu beer special is changing this year from American Dream IPA to an American Honey Blonde. This creamy, blonde ale will be light and refreshing with wild flower honey notes. We will, weather permitting, tap this on our restaurant side patio.
6:30 p.m. New Belgium Food & Beer Pairing
The Tap House Grill, 24402 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL (815) 733-5540
Join us as we team up with New Belgium brewery to pair Chef Todd's famous food, with their amazing brews. Reception starts at 6:30, so please call (630) 541-8840 to reserve your spot. The menu and pairings are here.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. An Evening with Clown Shoes Beer
LunaR Brewing Co., 54 E. St Charles Rd, Villa Park, IL (630) 530-2077
Come in and enjoy some beers from an up-and-coming brewery new to the Chicagoland market: Clown Shoes. Meet Gregg Berman, founder of Clown Shoes Brewing, at Lunar Brewing at 54 E. St. Charles Road in Villa Park. Gregg will be available to answer your questions while you enjoy his beers. Free food will be provided and you will get a free Clown Shoes pint glass with your first beer purchase until supplies run out. Sal's Beverage World will be co-hosting this event and offering discounted pricing for any Clown Shoes beer you pre-order while at this event.