Beeronaut's Chicago beer weekend, July 8 to 10

Quite a shock to find nothing on my radar for this Friday. Heck, even I won't be around. That's why I'm getting this out earlier.

Saturday, July 9

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Summer Beer Tasting - Part 2
Dobby's World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway, Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400
Here we are again,with more beers to taste. The hot heart of summer is on the horizon. These conditions call for a beer that can carry its character and flavor through - even when deeply chilled. A good selection of beers in the refrigerator is more a necessity than an indulgence at this time of year. Stop by the store for a taste of some nice, cold beers and a little camaraderie in the friendly confines of Dobby's beer department.

3:00 - 7:00 p.m. 8th Annual Barrington Brew Fest
Downtown Metra Station, Barrington, IL
For info, contact jpalmquist@bacoa.org, 847-852-3897. $35.00 advance admission $40.00 Day of event. Entry fee includes all sampling, souvenir glass, live music. Food available for sale. Bean bag contest with cash prize.  Tickets available at TicketLeap.com. Tickets & t-shirts can be purchased at McGonigal's Pub. Tickets only can be purchased at Wool Street Sports Grill and The Onion Pub. Establishments represented: America's Brewing, Anchor Steam, Bell's, Capital, Emmett's, Flatlander's, Flying Dog, Goose Island, Great Lakes, Lakefront, The Lucky Monk, Magic Hat, New Belgium, The Onion Pub, Pyramid, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Rouge Ales, Sand Creek, Sierra Nevada, Sprecher, Summit, Three Floyds, Two Brothers, and Tyranena.

Sunday July 10

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Brewed in the U.S.A.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 561-9181
Join the Chicago Beer Society for Brewed in the U.S.A., featuring a wide selection of American-made craft brews that exemplify the independent spirit that makes our country, and our beer, the greatest! Admission is $40 for CBS members, $50 for nonmembers, and includes a tasting glass, BBQ from Smokin’ Woody’s, and American cheeses. As always, anyone who joins CBS when ordering tickets can also pay the member price. Attendees must be21 or older to attend. Please, no children. No refunds. To purchase tickets, print out and mail in this form at this page. You can also purchase tickets online (nonmember pricing only) at Brown Paper Tickets.

2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Red, White, & Brews Concert
ShoreLine Brewery & Restaurant, 208 Wabash St., Michigan City, IN (219) 879-4677
Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door
2:00 p.m.- New Old Country
4:30pm- Freek Johnson
7:00 p.m.- Chester Brown
9:30pm- The Big Wu
Local brews such as Figure Eight and others will be there as well.

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