Missed the Great Taste? Fuhgeddaboutit! This weekend and next, we get a few manageable beer fests of our own!
Through August 31
IPA Fest 2011
Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 276-9730
Join us as we celebrate the American IPA. We’ve tapped 12 more IPAs on August 17th:
GROUP THREE - East Coast: Ipswich IPA - 6.3% ABV, Dogfish Head 90 Minute - 9.0%, Victory Hop Devil Ale - 6.7%, Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - 7.5%, Abita Jockamo IPA - 6.5%, Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA - 5.75%
GROUP FOUR - Mountains and Plains: Big Sky IPA - 6.2%, Boulevard Single Wide IPA - 5.7%, SKA Modus Hoperandi - 6.8%, Breckenridge Lucky U IPA - 6.2%, New Belgium Ranger IPA - 6.5%, Avery IPA - 6.0%.
Fri Aug 19, 2011
12:00 Noon. Galactic Double Daisy Cutter release
Half Acre Brewery & Craft Beer Emporium, 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038
Postponed from Aug. 12 because of GToMW. We're still set go go for the release of Galactic Double Daisy Cutter. Here are the details: 22 oz. bombers: $9.99. Growler refills: $17. Fill with new growler: $21. 6 bottle limit per person. We begin sales at the open of our store at 12 noon. Request: Don't cellar this beer. Buy it and drink it. Hoppy beers are meant to be consumed fresh out of the gate — they don't get better with time.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 3 Floyds' Tap Takeover
Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub, 1028 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago (773) 290-6988
Ten rare Three Floyds Beers on Tap for one night only. Including: Thick White Freaks, Zombie Dust and Apocalypse Cow
8:00 p.m. Schlafly IBA Tapping
Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795
Special firkin tapping! Cask-conditioned Schlafly "Indian Brown Ale" on the beer engine with special guest Scott Shreffler from Schlafly Brewing! Lots of free swag!
Saturday, August 20
The Livery 6th Anniversary Party
The Livery, 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-8760
AGENDA: An afternoon "Garden Party" from 12 to 6 pm. Custom menu from our Cafe. DJ Danny Boy returns with his epic vinyl collection.
- Livery 6th Anniversary Ale: Imperial brown ale aged in a rye barrel
- Impeche: Barrel aged peach ale
- Golden Nectar: Barrel aged nectarine ale
- Trippel Weizenbock: Bourbon barrel aged wheat lager
- Carvaceous: Barrel aged hoppy & sour ale blend
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. 4th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review
Downtown Oak Park, Illinois on Marion Street between Lake St. and North Blvd.
The Midwest's Largest Zero Waste Craft Beer Festival. Co-produced by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and in collaboration with the Downtown Oak Park Association, the Oak Park Micro Brew Review features tastings of over 90 craft beers from more than 30 microbreweries across the Midwest. But this is not just your average beer festival; proceeds from the event help fund SGA’s non-profit work to build healthy, environmentally sustainable communities in the Midwest. Attendees can celebrate sustainable living while sampling beers and select food tastings that incorporate organic food from local farmers. And to make sure minimal event waste is sent to the landfill, this festival models Zero Waste best practices. BONUS: This is the only craft beer event featuring the Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild "Replicale" project. This exciting annual project features a different beer style each year brewed by 15 or more Illinois brewers to showcase the nuances in brewing technique and system design. This year's style is American-Belgo Pale Ale.
NEW THIS YEAR: Space has been added to the festival layout to accommodate growing crowds. New ticket options allow for up to six hours of tastings. Transportation: Public transportation to this event is not only encouraged, but conveniently located less than a block away. Try the Harlem/Lake stop on the CTA Green Line or the Metra Oak Park stop. Join the After Party held at Marion Street Cheese Market just one short block south of the fest. Specialty foods and brews will be on tap and available for purchase. Event Ticket Prices: Ticket sales are now open! Don't delay, this event has sold out the last two years! Purchase tickets at this link. Ticket Packages are available at $40 to $75. All tickets include unlimited beer tastings and a specialty beer tasting glass. Food is sold separately. Ticket sales end at 11:00 p.m. (US Central) on Friday, August 19th. All proceeds of the Oak Park Micro Brew Review benefit Seven Generations Ahead, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the development of healthy, sustainable communities in the Midwest. Questions? Call us at 708-660-9909 or email us at email@example.com
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Map Room Beer School
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Chicago (773) 252-7636
Greg Browne, brewmaster at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville, guides us through the nuances of beer and its appreciation. Students study several beers and learn exactly what they're tasting and the roles that the ingredients and the brewing process have in forming those aromas and flavors. Don't miss a great opportunity to enjoy fine beer, good company and expert tutelage. Price, $25 per person. Topic: New beers. Limit, 45 people. Price, $25 per person. Tickets went on sale on the Monday evening before beer school, first come-first serve until all tickets have been sold. You must have a ticket to attend Beer School. Call (773) 252-7636 for more information.
Sunday, August 21
Sunday Movie Night
Jack's Bar & Grill, 2856 N. Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 404-8400
Every Sunday we have our Movies on the Patio from May 29th to Sept 4th. Complimentary popcorn and 8 flat screens. Theme: Ben Stiller Movies Something About Mary and Zoolander,
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Days of Food: Limestone/Flossmoor Beer Dinner
Limestone Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900
It is here ladies and gents! The next installment of our Brewmaster's series is a mouth-watering collaboration with Flossmoor Station!
Five delicious courses paired with Flossmoor Station and LBC's beers. To top that we have a very special beer to introduce to our honored guests. Flossmoor Station and Brewmaster Ken will be debuting our very first "collabeeration:" DONNDUBHAN, An English Dark Mild Ale combining Brewmaster Ken's Midnight Wheat malt and Flossmoor Station's Noble hops. A smooth drinking session ale coming in at 4.0 ABV and coming in at 25 IBUs it is sure to be one of your favorites!
Check our Facebook events page for a menu and beer pairings, and call today to get your tickets before they are all gone! (815) 577-1900