Beeronaut's Chicago calendar, July 11 to 14

Monday, July 11

11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bell's Bash at Franklin Tap!
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo Michigan – Eric Thomas of Central Beverage and a Bell’s representative will drop in around 5:00 p.m. to speak about the brewery, the beers, and to sample Oberon, a Wheat Ale the signals the arrival of summer; Two Hearted, an American Pale Ale resonating with hints of pine and grapefruit; and Amber, a crisp and clean American Amber Ale and the flagship beer of Bell’s Brewing! All Bell’s beer swill be $4 all day some come get out of the heat and into Michigan beers.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer Tasting at Finnegan's
Finnegan's Craft Beer & Gastro Pub, 24102 W Lockport St, Plainfield, IL (815) 733-5177
Head out to Finnegan's for a complimentary craft beer tasting every Monday. One of our Cicerones will pull new beers recently added to the list and provide some background on each style and samples for you to taste. All beer being sampled with be on special so if you find a favorite, you can enjoy it with out damaging the wallet!

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Korean Polish Bar B Q at Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588
For over a decade we have been making Korean Polish Bar B Q at our annual festivals. We learned people love kimchee on their Bobak’s Polish. Since our neighbor Pleasant House Bakery is closed on Mondays we decided to make every Monday Korean Polish BBQ Monday!. From5:30-7:30 p.m. we will be serving the goodness out on the patio. We will have $1 off craft drafts too. Come on over…. enjoy some free food.drink the good stuff.

Tuesday, July 12

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Emmett’s Brews & Brats on the Patio
Emmett’s Taverns
An exclusive event for Beer Club Members only. It’s our annual Beer & Brats on the Patio features free Bratwurst with all the trimmings.Admission is free. Must be 21 or older to attend. Must have Beer Club Card for admittance.
Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co., 128 W. Main St., West Dundee, IL (847) 428-4500
Emmett's Ale House, 110 N. Brockway Street Palatine, IL (847) 359-1533
Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 434-8500

6:00 p.m. Green Flash Brewing Night
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago (773) 252-7636
The beers from San Diego's Green Flash Brewing Company have quickly become huge favorites here in Chicago. And why not? Who doesn't love their big hoppy West Coast-style ales, Belgian-inspired classics, and inspired seasonals and barrel-aged releases? Not us! That's why we're featuring a number of Green Flash faves tonight. Drop by and discover for yourself why their slogan is "taste it once, remember it forever."
We'll also be serving some great Indonesian food from The Rice Table Catering. Here are the pairings:
Tahu Pedis (spicy stir fried tofu with chiles, sliced onions and tamarind) with Summer Saison (4.3%, 20 IBU)
Rendang Daging (tender pieces of beef in a red coconut curry) with Double Stout (8.8%, 45 IBU)
Ayam Panggang Kecap (barbecued spicy chicken wings in a sweet soy sauce) with Imperial IPA (9.4%, 101 IBU) All dishes will be served with yellow coconut rice

Wednesday, July 13

New Belgium Super Cru tapping
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 will be entered in the drawing for a 2011 New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser Bike!
In addition to the weekly specials, tonight, we will be tapping a special keg of New Belgium Super Cru. New Belgium reps will be on hand providing samples and doing giveaways! Then on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 pm, 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!

On the same day…

4:00 p.m. Dogfish Head Hell Hound On My Ale tapping
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
YUP! We have another Hell Hound! If you missed it the first time, here's your chance! 2011 marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever. Working again with Sony Legacy, the same folks they did their Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew with, Dogfish Head pays tribute to this blues legend by gettin' the hellhounds off his trail and into this finely-crafted ale. Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that hits 100 IBUs in the brewhouse, 10.0 ABV, 10.0 SRM in color, and dry-hopped with 100% centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we at Dogfish are stoked for this mighty musical centennial? To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the centennial hops (and as a shout out to Robert Johnson's mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson) we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Stone Brewing Co. Dukes Ale House Farm to Table Dinner
Dukes Ale House, 110 North Main Street , Crystal Lake, IL  (815) 356-9980
Get your tickets here. There a few remaining. $55 Includes Tax/Gratuity
We will  be pouring Stone Levitation, Cali-Belgique, Sublimely Self-Righteous, and Ruination. There will also be a specialty tapping of this year's Imperial Russian Stout as well as a chance to buy the '08 Russian Imperial Stout. Foods featured will depend on what's available from our garden and from local farmers. We are going to try and stay with our original menu of Tempura-Ale Battered and Fried Whitefish, Field Green and Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette, Duck Confit Tacos, and Baby Carrot Cake. Changes may have to be made depending on what's available. Facebook.

Thursday, July 14

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. This week's beer: Squid Ink Saison: Boysenberry & cocoa aroma, plum & black pepper flavor and a medium body. 6.4% Disclaimer: There is no actual Squid Ink in this beer... but it's only appropriate to name it that since it's a Chef Collaboration beer with Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Just Grapes Three Floyds & Dogfish Head Beer Tasting
Just Grapes, 560 W Washington Blvd, Chicago
Cost: $25 for Savvy Sipper Members. Join Just Grapes, and Lincoln Anderson, Minister of Propaganda for Three Floyds Brewing Company, and Donn Bichsel Jr, Midwest Regional Manager, Dogfish Head, as we explore the multitude of styles of brew from Three Floyds & Dogfish Head! We will be tasting the following beers (subject to change based on availability): From Three Floyds: Gumballhead, Pride and Joy, Gorch Fock, Apocalypse Cow, and Robert the Bruce. From Dogfish Head: Festina Peche, Red and White, Sah'tea, 90 Minute IPA, and Palo Santo.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Trucking Thursday with Ethyl
Ethyl's Beer and Wine Dive, 324 S. Racine Ave., Chicago (312) 433-0007
A unique collaboration of Chicago Food Trucks and Chicago's latest smash dive bar. Scott Harris (Francesca's, Purple Pig, Davanti Enoteca) is opening a new restaurant and bar in the South Loop area called Ethyl's Beer and Wine Dive. Every Thursday night throughout the summer there will be a collection of roughly 7 different Food Trucks outside the restaurant. Come have a good time with Goose Island Beer, Food Trucks, and Music.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Andersonville Green Week: Amateur Brew Competition
Hamburger Mary's Brew & Grille, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 784-6969
Eco-Andersonville and Hamburger Mary's are hosting a local homebrew competition in part with Andersonville Green Week. Come and sample 15 of the best homebrews in town and celebrate the craft of brewing at its most local level. We need you to help us decide who has the best brew. Winner is chosen by vote. Guest Judges will also be on hand. Sponsored by Mightybytes Multimedia, Brew Camp, and Hamburger Mary's Space will be limited to 15 brewers, but all are welcome to come and sample. So please bring your friends! Winner of the competition gets a cut of the door sales, so the more people you bring the better chance you have of winning and the prize goes up. $10 at the door to attend (includes sample glass and tastings) (There are still some spots available. If you are a home brewer in the Chicago area and are able to provide 5 gallons of beer by July 14th we want your beer. Sign up at

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