Wow, the calendar really lightens up on the holidays. So let's throw in Monday, Labor Day, to keep this at least as long as the rail with the ads. Watch for more festivals next weekend!
Friday, September 2
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. La Trappe Beer Brunch
SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 West Fullerton, Chicago (312) 525-2727
SmallBar Beer Brunch featuring beers from La Trappe, one of the seven "true" Trappist breweries. Four dishes with suggested pairings will be available à la carte for $8–13.The pairings are not mandatory. So mix and match and have fun! The full brunch menu will also be available.
Saturday, September 3
4:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Maria's 1st Anniversary celebration
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588
Maria’s is celebrating our one year anniversary since we became the Family Bar. We are throwing a special party at Maria's, and at our gallery, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, to commemorate this anniversary. We are working with some of our favorite breweries to bring you an extraordinary tasting experience. It will be a veritable Craft Beer Nirvana!
Half Acre, Three Floyds, 5 Rabbit and Dogfish Head are bringing a ton of their flagship & rare beers to the party. The party begins at Maria’s from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. with plenty of rare beers on draft, and specials running all night long. Also, Join us from 6-10 pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St. in Chicago, for all you can eat & drink! Admission is $15 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. You can try all the flagship beers you want, but rare beers will be $3 a pour. The Co-Prosperity Sphere will be serving over a dozen of the brewers' flagship ales and a half dozen rare ales until the kegs run dry. There will performances by some of our favorite musical acts. Delicious food will be served along with some Whiskey sampling and other niceties. And watch our web site for a full beer list.
Sunday, September 4
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Beer, Pie & Sugar High
smallBar Fullerton, 1415 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago (773) 525-2727
Join us this for a pairing of beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company and pie from Hoosier Mama at smallBar Fullerton. We will gather on the mezzanine around 4:00 to watch the episode of Sugar High that features Hoosier Mama on the Food Network that starts at 5:00.
Pie & Beer tastings for $7 each; Flight of 3 pairings for $20
Fat Elvis Pie and Cane and Ebel, Savory Pie with Bitter End, Peach Pie with Resistance.
Pie is first come first served!
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday Goose Club
Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Join Green City Market’s Junior Board and Pub Brewmaster, Jared Rouben, on Sundays as Jared showcases his weekly Farmer’s Market Series beer featuring a new ingredient and farm from Green City Market. Check out the Junior Board's Goose Club Facebook event to see which beer will be premiering this Sunday: ow.ly/5AT3d.