Beeronaut Chicago events, August 22 to 25

Monday, August 22

7:00 p.m. Kirsch and Blücher DunkelWeiss tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
This week's tapping is a collaboration we did with City Provisions. It is a Dunkel Weiss to which we added 100 lbs of fresh Michigan Cherries to the mash. Cleetus, the head chef/proprietor of City Provisions dubbed it the Kirsch and Blücher DunkelWeiss, (Kirsch meaning German for Charity, and Blücher… well, just watch Young Frankenstein). That tapping will be Monday, the 22nd, again at 7:00 p.m. for mug clubbers and 8 pm for behind the bar.

Tuesday, August 23

Maple Tree Beer Tapping
Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461
Mikkeller Single Hop Nugget IPA, live blues from Smiley Tillmon.

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. East Coast, West Coast, No Coast
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
We can't be more excited for this crazy night of extraordinary beers from three of the most amazing breweries in the United States!! Our friends from Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, & Three Floyds will all be here as we pour some very special beers. The list includes such greats as: Dogfish Head: 120 Minute IPA, Sah'Tea, Theobroma, Red & White, Burton Baton, Chateau Jiahu, Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Lagunitas: Fusion 6 Imperial Stout, Little Sumpin' Wild, Undercover Shutdown Ale. Three Floyds: Gorch Fock, Black Heart, Zombie Dust, Dreadnaught, Apocalypse Cow, Arctic Panzer Wolf. Doors open at 4:00 PM & this event will be First Come First Serve. These won't last long so we recommend you plan to get here early!

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Black Zemon: LunaR/Blue Cat Collabo Release Party
LunaR Brewing Co., 54 E. St. Charles Rd, Villa Park, IL
Dark & deceptive, this is the Femme Fetale of Farmhouse ales. Don't miss your opportunity to taste this - LTD glassware will be available too.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer Bodega
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago (773) 935-5000
Join Café Ba Ba Reeba for a tasting of local beers, including Goose Island, and Chef Tim passed hors d'oeuvres. Please call (773) 935-5000 for more information.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Kirsch Von Blücher tasting
City Provisions, 1818 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago (773) 293-2489
Chef Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions celebrates the release of Kirsch Von Blücher (a sweet cherry dunkel weiss beer), his collaboration with Flossmoor Station Brewery. There will be snacks available, as well as beer to taste and for sale. This event is the first of a series of collaborations City Provisions will be doing with Chicago-area breweries. In addition to Chef Cleetus, Nick Baron from Flossmoor Station brewery will be available to chat and answer questions.

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. New Belgium and Whole Foods Bike-in Movie
Whole Foods-Lincoln Park, 1550 Kingsbury, Chicago, Illinois
Whole Foods Market and New Belgium Brewing are partnering to present a movie on the roof! Join us at the Whole Foods Lincoln Park store for a special screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Cost for attendance is a $5 donation to West Town Bikes, an organization which promotes bicycling in the city of Chicago, educates youth with a focus on under-served populations, and fosters and serves Chicago’s growing bicycling community. We’ll kick things off with a reception at Whole Foods 1550 Bar from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., where we’ll have a host of New Belgium Brewing specials, as well as plenty of treats for you to enjoy pre-movie! At 7:45 p.m. we’ll kick off the screening on the roof, where guests can enjoy our free popcorn bar. Please ride your bike to this event! Don’t forget to bring a blanket or a chair to sit on! To register for this event, please visit Questions? Email us at

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Taste of the Gold Coast
Sutton Place Hotel, 21 East Bellevue Place, Chicago
Cost: $100. The top 13 neighborhood restaurants will participate with their head chefs offering delectable tastes off their gourmet menus. Participating restaurants include: Carmine's, Il Mulino, Cape Cod, Saloon Steakhouse, Chicago Q, Devon Seafood Grill, Whiskey Bar, The Drawing Room, Go Roma, RA Sushi, Gaylord, Pane Caldo and Hendrickx Belgian Bread! Tastes of Goose Island Belgian Style Ales will also be served during the event. Live entertainment will be performed by the top two well known Gold Coast bands, Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and Nan Mason & Terry Higgins on top of a silent auction benefiting the North Dearborn Association will make the evening an event not to be missed! Sutton Place Hotel

6:30 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at Wildfire Chicago
WildFire, 159 W. Erie, Chicago (312) 787-9000
Enjoy 2 Chicago favorites in one night at our Goose Island Beer Dinner featuring five courses of food and craft beer pairings. The dinner is priced at $45.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brad Wermager at (773) 398-6960.

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Two Brothers Beer & Food Pairings
Tap House Grills
Chef Todd Davies pairs delicious summer fare with local favorites Two Brothers beers! Reception starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00. $45 person for five courses paired with Two Brothers beers, plus a special rare beer sampling after the last course. This week's dates and locations:
Tue., Aug 23: Highwood, 260 Green Bay Rd. (847) 748-8695
Wed., Aug. 24: Oswego, 123 W. Washington St. (630) 383-2020
Thu., Aug. 25: Glen Ellyn, 411 N. Main St. (630) 858-4369

7:00 p.m. Boka/Goose Island Dinner Series
Boka, 1729 N Halsted St., Chicago (312) 337-6070
Cost: $55 Every Tuesday in August, BOKA chef de cuisine Carl Sheltonwill prepare a three-course dinner paired with Goose Island's Juliet, Lolita, and Madame Rose. $55 per person. For a space at one of the dinners, call 312-337-6070

7:00 p.m. Sierra Nevada Night
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago  (773) 252-7636
Featuring Sierra Nevada beer and food from Sultan's Market (Wicker Park).

8:30 p.m. Sylvester Stallone Movie Night
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Cobra and Death Race 2000 our big screen! $4 Bigfoot Barleywines all night!

Wednesday, August 24

Finch's Beer at Fizz

Finch's Beer Night at Fizz
Fizz Bar & Grill, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 348-6088
Join Finch's at Fizz! Buy a pint of Finch's brew and receive a branded Pint Glass!

5:00 p.m. Bell's Octoberfest Pairing at Longman & Eagle
Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 276-7110
Join Bell's to get a first taste of their Octoberfest beer. Chef Jared Wentworth will pair a 10 oz. pour of Bell's Octoberfest with a housemade pork sausage, lentils, kale and pork sugo starting at 5:00 p.m. and served throughout dinner service for $11. Bell's rep., PJ Fischer, will be on hand to answer all questions guests might have regarding Bell's beer.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Goose Island Brewery Night
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Come out and sample several fine Goose Island Beers with a brewer and learn history and details about making beer. The lineup will include several classic, vintage, vintage reserve, and an extreme ale from the Chicago based line-up. The boys from Goose will be in house talking about why they do what they do and what they’re planning on doing in the future.

6:00 p.m. Lagunitas Beer Dinner
Fork Chicago, 4600 N.Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 751-1500
Five-course Beer Dinner featuring Lagunitas Brewery. $50 plus tax & tip. Look on our website for the full menu.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Smoke-themed Dinner
Public House, 400 N. State St., Chicago (312) 265-1240
Cost: $50. Join Public House for a smoke-themed beer dinner paired with Goose Island's Belgian-Style Ales, plus a dessert pairing with Vanilla Bourbon County Stout.

6:30 p.m. Wildfire-Schaumburg Lagunitas Beer Dinner
Wildfire, 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 995-0100
Join Wildfire Schaumburg for five courses of food and beer featuring the unique beers of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Each course is paired with Lagunitas' finest and freshest beers to create the ultimate beer enthusiast experience, such as Blackened Skirt Steak paired with Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. Guest speaker Karen Hamilton will be on hand to discuss the brewing complexities of these premium brewed beers. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $45.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brad Wermager at 773-398-6960.

Thursday, August 25

6:00 p.m. Angie's Ale tapping
Rock Bottom Yorktown, 94 Yorktown Ctr., Lombard, IL (630) 424-1550
This spicy Belgian style offering is brewed to celebrate Angie, our frequent guest and staff favorite. A portion of the proceeds from this beer go to the Alzheimers' Association. This beer was brewed with special Belgian yeast and Czech Saaz hops, and is our entry in the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild's ReplicAle project.

GABF Pro-Am Tapping of Black Beaver
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
Our 2011 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am entry is Black Beaver, the Best of Show Winner at the Brewers of South Suburbia's Chicago Beer Cup, brewed by Dustin Kirk and Dennis Nee. This German style Schwarz Bier is a smooth dark lager with some roasted notes and a clean dry finish. Hopefully it will continue with its award winning form in Denver.

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.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Chooch Brew and Anarchy Burger pairing
Three Aces, 1321 W. Taylor St., Chicago (312) 243-1577
It is time… The Collabaration beer - Chooch Brew - between New Holland Brewing Company, Three Aces, and Man B Que will be released August 25th. The crews from Three Aces and Man B Que traveled up to Holland, Michigan to work with the brewery in creating this special beer which they will be pairing with the Anarchy Burger! THE BEER Chooch Brew - a hardcore hopped up amber ale!!! THE BURGER Anarchy Burger - beef burger, pretzel bun, sauteed mushrooms, pickled fennel, wild boar bacon, grilled romain,smoked tomatoes, grilled fresno chili aioli and pickled red onion with beef fat fries tossed with lemon zest and onion ash, roasted bone marrow and tomato jam, fried garlic and hops pickle black garlic aioli. Elvis Presley will be making a special appearance to help pour beer!! The hand-painted custom tap handle has been created by Tony Fitzpatrick. This specialty brew is limited and will only be available at Three Aces!

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