Hmm… Monday seems to have taken a holiday this week.
Tuesday, August 9
5:00 p.m. Stone's Most Bitter Bar Chicago - Celebration at Fountainhead
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
From June 4th-11th, 110 lupulin-crazed bars competed in Stone Brewing Co.’s “Most Bitter Bar Challenge.” The premise was simple: the bar that pours the most of Stone’s hop-focused beers wins the undying glory of being named “Most Bitter Bar” for a period of one year. And after counting each drop, Stone has announced that Fountainhead is the Chicago Winner! So they are gonna celebrate with a night of awesome Stone beers like: Cali-Belgique IPA – a California style IPA, with a Belgian yeast strain Sublimely Self Righteous Ale –an India Black Ale Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout – with Anise, oak chips & Belgian Yeast And a very special Cask, for the first time ever: Sm’OAKED Porter – per Fountainhead Beer Director’s idea, Stone has taken their Smoked Porter & the Oak Chips they use for their OAKED Bastard to create Sm’OAKED Porter! We will also be serving up some Stone Flights including a RIS Flight: Imperial Russian Stout 2011, BelgoAnise Imperial Russian Stout, Imperial Russian Stout 2010, Imperial Russian Stout 2008.
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 Shelton will 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.
- Isid'or (7.5% strong amber beer) with Una Q (Eel) - fresh water eel, cucumber, unagi sauce.
- Quadrupel (10%) with Spicy Tuna - tuna, scallion, masago (roe), cucumber, spicy sauce, chili oil.
- Dubbel (7%) with Gyoza - pan fried pork & vegetable dumplings.
9:00 p.m. Movie Night
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
"House of 1000 Corpses" & "The Devil's Rejects" This week's Stallone Movies have been Pre-empted due to Sara the bartenders B-Day, she picked her favorite movies. $4 Bigfoot Barleywines all night!
Wednesday, August 10
4:00 p.m. Wednesday Tapping: Three Floyds Shark Pants & Apocalypse Cow
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
We will tap another keg of the awesome Three Floyds Shark Pants & Apocalypse Cow on Wednesday August 10. Get here early, you know these wont last long!
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Goose Island Tap Invasion
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison, Chicago (312) 433-0013
Featuring 20 draft lines of sure-to-please brews. We will have Goose BCS on a Nitro pour, yup, Nitro. Lazarus, Big John, and 5 Lines of "Deconstructed Green Line:" Goose Island's brewers are making single hop varieties of their Green Line, using all 5 hops to make 5 different brews. Some new Saisons as well as some Favorites will be on hand.
6:00 p.m. BrickStone 5 Year Anniversary Ale tapping
BrickStone Brewery, 557 Latham Drive, Bourbonnais, IL (815) 936-9277
We will be releasing our chocolate stout, aged for nearly a year in a Jack Daniels whiskey barrel. There will also be a limited release in 22 oz. bottles as well.
7:00 p.m. Goose Island Beer Social
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 28 W. New York St., Aurora, IL (630) 844-0400
Join us for a great night of sampling Five high end Goose Island Beers. Each beer will be paired with an amazing food item to enhance the flavor of the beer. Each patron will not only have a great experience that day but will be taking home a few trinkets as well. Please email Holly Lee, General Manager, to sign up. Entrance Fee: $25.00
Thursday, August 11
4:00 - 11:30 p.m. Dogfish Head Invasion '11
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, Illinois
Don't miss the Second Annual Dogfish Invasion of the Bavarian Lodge! Our good Friends at Dogfish Head Brewing Company swoop in and present their latest, greatest, and cellared rarities. This year, expect up to 16 of Dogfish Head's finest on draft! We'll be offering Dogfish Flights too! Play "Beer Trivia" to win some nice Dogfish prizes!
Available On Tap: 120 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Hellhound on My Ale, Bitches Brew, Poppa Skull, Black & Blue, Red & White, Fort, Festina Peche, Burton Baton, Theobroma, Chateu Jiahu, World Wide Stout, Olde School Barleywine, Palo Santo Marron ...and More! We'll also be featuring a special draft or two filtered through "Randall the Enamel Animal"... to be announced later via Facebook & Twitter. More last minute additions & surprises possible too! As always, final line-up is subject to change without notice. All Drafts available starting at 4:00 p.m. Meet Dogfish Head's Donn Bichsel from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Beer Trivia will Happen Periodically After 7:00 p.m. or so.
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) has 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.
6:30 p.m. Retro Beer Dinner at Wildfire Chicago
WildFire Chicago, 159 W. Erie, Chicago (312) 787-9000
Enjoy five courses of food and classic beer pairings, featuring all of your old school favorites including, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Style, Schlitz, Stroh’s and McSorley’s Black Lager. Join Bess Titus, on-Premise Retail Specialist from Pabst Brewing, as she discusses the beers of the good old days. The event begins with a reception at 6:30p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $35.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brad Wermager at (773) 398-6960.
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Ommegang Tasting at Finnegan's
Finnegan's Craft Beer & Gastro Pub, 24102 W Lockport St, Plainfield, IL (815) 733-5177
Stop into Finnegan's for a meet and greet with the folks from Ommegang. They will be pouring samples of Ommegang BPA, and Aphrodite while passing out some glassware and other assorted schwag.