Monday, September 5
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Poundhopper IPA Tapping
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
Join us on Labor Day evening for the tapping of our English style IPA. I will have a dry hopped cask of this in the brew house.
September 6 - 13
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. City Provisions 1st Anniversary week
City Provisions, 1818 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago (773) 293-2489
City Provisions Delicatessen is celebrating its one year anniversary with a week-long celebration September 6th through the 13th. For five days, farmers and vendors will be available to talk about their products and provide samples to customers who stop in. Come connect with your food by meeting the farmer, producer, artisan and more!
Events include beer from Two Brothers, Finch's, Half Acre, Metropolitan and Great Lakes. Check the web page above for the full schedule and menu.
Tuesday, September 6
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Duvel Art Glass Night
Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
Buy a Duvel and get an exclusive limited edition Duvel Art Glass to take home! We will be featuring Duvel Single on draft and the Golden Ale in bottle.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Chicago Beer School
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
On the first Tuesday of each month, we conduct an in-depth tour and tutored tasting at our brewery. Classes meet in the State Room, on the second floor of our restaurant. We are limiting this to 25 "students" each month and seats can be reserved, for $15 per person, by calling (312) 755-1677. Classes conducted by our Brewmaster include brewery tour, discussion of beer styles, history, and flavor profiles, light snacks, and tastings of every beer currently on tap. September beer school features Farmhouse Ales, featuring our Saison Jonquille, taste w/ Phantome Saison. Paired w/ chevre or herbed spread like boursin, seared ahi, or light dessert.
7:00 p.m. Emmett's Beer Tasting and Brewery Tour
Emmett’s Beer Tastings and brewery tours are offered quarterly at each of our locations. Each tasting features a different beer style, so no two are alike! Join us every quarter to taste some great beer and acquire insight into craft beer and how it’s made. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. For more details, pick up a postcard, visit us online for a copy of our newsletter or ask the host! Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today!
Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co., 128 W. Main St., West Dundee, IL (847) 428-4500
Emmett's Ale House, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine, IL (847) 359-1533
Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 434-8500
8:00 - 12:00 p.m. Nosferatu Release Party
Jerry's Sandwiches, 1938 W. Division, Chicago (773) 235-1006
The days are getting shorter, and the weather cooler, but that doesn't mean we can't start looking forward to Halloween! Come to celebrate the arrival of Great Lakes' excellent Halloween brew, Nosferatu! Dani Hoyler of Great Lakes will be here to talk beer, and celebrate with the new Great Lakes beers of the season. In addition to Nosferatu, we'll also be pouring Oktoberfest, Eliot Ness, and are very happy to be able to include the very rare Rye of the Tiger!Wednesday, September 7
5:00 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Farm Dinner (Sold Out)
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL (847) 835-5440
Adventurous diners will not want to miss out on the second season of Farm Dinners at the Chicago Botanic Garden, celebrating the connection between Midwestern farmland and the locally grown food we love to eat. In addition to Chef Cleetus and the Garden's Green Youth Farm, guests will also enjoy tasty dishes using items from River Valley Ranch & Kitchens, cocktails from Death's Door Spirits, wine from Lynfred Winery, and beer from Bells Brewery.
Thursday, September 8
Re-launch of 5 Rabbit’s 5 Vulture
The Bad Apple, 4300 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 360-8406
5 Vulture, an “Oaxacan-style” dark ale with ancho chili and piloncillo sugar, returns to 5 Rabbit’s lineup with a special menu pairing at BadApple. For $20, you can try a Turkey Vulture Fundido (smoked turkey, chiles, jack cheese and 5 Vulture on tortillas), Silly Rabbit Burger (topped with chorizo spiced rabbit confit, salad and ancho chile aioli,and a choice of a pint of 5 Vulture, 5 Vulture and a shot of house infused chile and brown sugar rum, or a house infused rum, Kahlua and 5 Vulture cocktail. These choice are also available separately.
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Octoberfest Tasting and Party at Gene's Sausage Shop
Gene's Sausage Shop, 4750 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, (773) 728-7243
Kick off the German American Heritage Festival Weekend right at Gene's Sausage Shop on Thursday, September 8th. We will sampling out the Bell's Octoberfest on the rooftop (weather permitting) and there will be plenty of it to purchase and enjoy the coming of fall with this great beer!
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. An Evening With Brooklyn Brewery!
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
An Evening with Brooklyn Brewery! Enjoy rare cellared Brooklyn rarities on tap and meet Brooklyn's Head Brewer Tom Villa! The folks from Brooklyn Brewery are coming to The Bavarian Lodge and they’re bringing several kegs of rare, obscure, small batch, and fresh seasonal drafts, several of which have been aged deep in the brewery cellar.
Available on Draft: Brooklyn Monster Cellared (2007 Vintage), Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (2007 Vintage), Brooklyn "The Concoction," Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Oktoberfest.
Available in Bottles: Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn Local 2, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace.
Brooklyn Taster Flights will be available! Meet & Greet with Brewer Tom Villa Begins at Approx 6:00 p.m. All Brooklyn Drafts Available Starting at 4:00 p.m.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cityscape Bar "Brew with a View" sampling
Cityscape Bar, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - 15th Floor, 350 W. Mart Center Dr., Chicago (312) 836-5000
Guests are invited to sample an array of beers while enjoying panoramic views of downtown’s River North. All attendees of “Brew with a View” will receive a buy-one get-one-half-off discount coupon for dinner in ItaliAsia Restaurant after the event or on a future night. In addition, they can enter to win a $100.00 gift certificate to ItaliAsia. Hosted by Tenth and Blake Beer Company, both events will highlight several beers including Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Pilsner Urquell, and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Patrons can also indulge in an assortment of small bites. Cost: Complimentary (limited reservations available) Reservations Required: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Beer and Cheese Class at Sur La Table
Sur La Table, 55 S. Main St., Naperville, IL (630) 428-1055
Cost: $59. Who says fine food only goes with wine? Not us, that’s for sure. What better way to spend an evening that with good friends, great cheese and delicious Goose Island craft beers. In this class, Suzanne Wolcott, education coordinator for Goose Island Beer Academy, will show you how to pair cheese and beer to take your next get-together to a whole new level.
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Beer Tasting for Swedish Covenant
Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena, Chicago (773) 525-8665
For the last few years The BOB has partnered with the Associates’ Board at Swedish Covenant Hospital to raise money to promote the holistic healing environment that the hospital offers the community. We invite you to join us for an evening of craft beer tastings and appetizers. Your charitable donation of $35 per person allows you access to nearly 100 craft beer tastings provided by: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Artisanal Imports, Paramount Merchants, B. United International Inc., Duvel Moortgat USA, Global Beer Network, Glunz Beer Inc., Great Lakes, Merchant Du Vin, Schumacher Imports, Stone Brewing Co., Total Beverage, Windy City Distribution and more... Enter our raffle that night to win beer-related merchandise and much more!!
Purchase your tickets today by using this link.