Beeronaut's calendar, July 4 to 7

Another light week in consideration of summer vacations, July 4th holiday, etc. Your Beeronaut will have a few days away at the end of the week, so the next few entries may be abbreviated.

Monday, July 4

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! From 5:30-7:30pm 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 5

5:00 p.m. Tuesday Tapping of Houblon Chouffe Belgian IPA/Tripel
Leopold, 1450 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago (312) 348-1028
Join us as we tap Houblon Chouffe from Brasserie d’Achouffe. Half off glasses of Houblon Chouffe all night. $5 appetizer selections from 5-7 & 10-midnight.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Chicago Beer School
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
On the first Tuesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm, we will be conducting an in-depth tour and tutored tasting at our brewery. Classes meet in the State Room, on the second floor of our restaurant. We are limiting this to 25 "students" each month and seats can be reserved, for $15 per person, by calling (312) 755-1677. Classes conducted by our Brewmaster include brewery tour, discussion of beer styles, history, and flavor profiles, light snacks, and tastings of every beer currently on tap.

Thursday, July 7

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. 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. Starting June 30th and continuing 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.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Finch's Brewery Company at Front Street Cantina
Front Street Cantina, 15 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 630-369-5218
Meet and Greet with Finch's Brewery Company at Front Street Cantina. Meet the Finch’s folks!! Buy a pint, keep the glass. Free beer swag giveaways.

7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Pucker up and Gulp! A tasting of American sours paired with improv comedy!
Jerry's Sandwiches, 1938 W. Division, Chicago (773) 235-1006
Anyone can pair beer with food. We’re pairing it with improv comedy! Eight American sours paired up with “GULP!” our in-house improv production company. Comedy troupes from the ranks of Second City, Improv Olympic, and Annoyance will incorporate the beers we’ll be tasting as suggestions for hilarity! Current beer line-up includes: Jolly Pumpkin E. S. Bam (Draft), New Belgium La Folie, Two Brothers Askew, Goose Island Lolita, Juliet & Madame Rose, Allagash Vrienden (Draft), Anderson Valley Gatlin Damnosis (Draft). This list is subject to change, but only for the better… Cost is $30 + tax and 20% gratuity. This event will likely sell out, so please reserve your seat in advance. Full menu will be available during the show. To reserve a seat, call, or stop by in person.

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