Monday, October 17
6:00 p.m. October Beer Social
The Bank, 123 West Front Street, Wheaton, IL (630) 665-2265
Join Us in the Vault Bar for our October Beer Social & Monday Night Football. Meet Jeff Marshall and hear all about Trumer Pils, Shiner & Bridgeport along with some great appetizers, paired with these seasonal Brews. First, receive a reception Trumer Pils pint followed by 5- 5 oz. tasting from Shiner and Bridgeport. $30 per person. Sign up now; seating is limited. Purchase tickets for this event at The Bank Restaurant or call (630) 665-2265 to make a reservation with credit card.
Tuesday, October 18
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet with Sierra Nevada's Head Brewer
Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago (312) 664-4394
Meet and sample brews with Terence Sullivan, Assistant Brewmaster & Head Brewer of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. This event is free and open to all.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Finch’s Slackjawed Dunkel Release Party
City Provisions, 1818 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago (773) 293-2489
Chef Cleetus’s will tap his collaboration with Finch’s Beer Co., the Slackjawed Dunkel, a beer brewed with a little smoked malt and 30pounds of raw honey from Chef Cleetus’s own beehive. Ben Finch, owner of Finch’s Beer Co., will be available to chat and answer questions.
6:30 p.m. Elgin Public House's Oktoberfest
Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago St. Elgin IL (847) 468-8810
$45 for a Reception and four-course dinner plus dessert, paired with Warsteiner, Warsteiner Dunkel, Ayinger Doppelbock, Franziskaner Hefe-weisse, Spaten Optimator, and a Pumpkin Ale.
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Hugo's Naperville Oktoberfest tasting
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, 55 S. Main St., Naperville, IL (630) 548-3764
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House announces a beer tasting event in celebration of Oktoberfest at their Naperville location. The tasting will feature seasonal small bites prepared by Executive Chef Jose Sosa expertly paired with Oktoberfest beers. Beers to be tasted include Sam Adams Octoberfest, Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest, Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale, Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Oktoberfest, and Paulaner Oktoberfest. Seasonal small bites include Bratwurst, German Potato Pancakes, and German Onion Tarts. $30 per person, all-inclusive. Reservations required, space is limited. Call (630) 548-3764
7:00 p.m. A Study in Andoullie Sausage (and New Holland)
Heaven on Seven, 224 S. Main St., Naperville, IL (630) 717-0777
Join us for a Brewmaster’s Dinner featuring New Holland Brewing Co., Michigan. We will be celebrating the arrival of Autumn with seven seasonally inspired dishes accompanied by eight craft brews from New Holland. We will be pairing each of these beers with a dish with Andoullie Sausage: Full Circle, Golden Cap, Sundog, Beerhive, Farmhouse Hatter, Ichabod, Charkoota Rye, Dragon’s Milk The cost of the dinner is $50 plus tax & gratuity,and attendance is by reservation only.
7:00 p.m. Autumn Veggie Beer Dinner
Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 227-BREW
Join us for our first Beer Dinner upstairs in our Brewers' Lounge. This time around we are featuring the cornucopia of great autumn vegetables including several Logan Square Farmers' Market vendors. This is a vegetarian meal and we can also make it completely vegan. This will be quite a meal with five courses with beer pairings plus a beer cocktail to get you started and an after-dinner dessert beer to enjoy by the fireplace. We are partnering with Metropolitan Brewing from up in Ravenswood and you'll hear from co-owner Tracy Hurst, a proud veg-head herself. All gratuities are included in the $55 price. This is a tickletless event, so just purchase at this link and show up with identification. Space is limited!
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Duvel Art Glass Night #2
Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
The second Duvel Art Glass Night! Buy a Duvel Single on draft or Duvel Golden Ale bottle and keep the glass! Glasses designed by Eley Kishimoto company.
7:00 p.m. Meatyballs Mobile Night
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago (773) 252-7636
The great folks from Meatyballs bring an array of their wares fresh from the food truck for sampling at Map Room. Buy two beers, try a sandwich!
Wednesday, October 19
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Kwaktoberfest!
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Order a Kwak quad (four glasses) and receive four raffle tickets. Adam from Artisanal Imports will announce a winner of a Kwak glass every half-hour between 5-8:00 p.m.!
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Pumpkin Beers of October
Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989
Each Wednesday night in October we will be tapping a new pumpkin beer. We have some fantastic pumpkin beers lined up: October 19th: Dogfish Head Punkin & Arcadia Jaw Jacker.
6:30 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at D.C. Cobbs
D.C. Cobbs, 226 Main Street Woodstock, IL (815) 206-5580
Cost: $30 5 Course Beer Dinner, paired with Goose Island beers like Fleur, Demolition, 312, Pepe Nero and Pere Jacques.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Nip & a Pint Night
Binny's Ivanhoe Castle & Catacombs Tasting Room, 3000 N. Clark, Chicago (773) 935-9400
Join dynamic duo Jeff Collins, Lakeview beer specialist and Steph Ridgway, Midwest Highland Park Ambassador, in the Catacombs Tasting Room as they walk you through a pairing of hand-selected craft beers and expressions from Highland Park. Reservations required. $15 with Binny's Card / $20 non-members. Call for more information.
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Two Brothers Beer Dinner
The Tap House Grill, 123 Washington Street, Oswego, IL 630-383-2020
Harvest themed beer dinner featuring Two Brothers Atom Smasher Oktoberfest, JK
Scrumpy Cider and Original Sin Hard Cider among others!
Thursday, October 20
Harvest Moon tapping
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
Thia month's beer: Harvest Moon Rye Lager
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Tasting of Beers from Louis Glunz
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Stop in and taste beers from Louis Glunz between 5-7:00 p.m.! Jim from Glunz will be here to talk beers! Some of the beers to be sampled... Barley Island Barfly IPA, Schneider Aventinus, Coney Island Albino Python, plus some more surprises!
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Carlucci Craft Beer Fest 2011
Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL (630) 512-0990
Featuring 20 Beer samples from 7 breweries, complimentary buffet and live entertainment. Only $25 per person. Additionally, the band SODA will play classic rock, 80's, disco, reggae, and more from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Patrons can indulge in a complimentary buffet featuring appetizers, pastas, pizzas, salad and more. $25 per person.
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 - 8:00 p.m. Murph's Monster Mash Tapping
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
A return of our annual pumpkin ale sees a slight change in the recipe as Murph and I upped the alcohol content and increased the weight of pumpkin used from 24 to 43 lbs and the spicing from 1lb to 1.5 lbs. This year we will be raising funds for the American Cancer Society via Murph's Minions. Murph was unable to taste last years batch as he was undergoing successful treatment for cancer and he is really looking forward to trying this years batch. Jose will be preparing a special pairing for this beer.
6:30 p.m. Goose Island Beer Dinner at Elate
Elate at the Hotel Felix, 111 W. Huron St Chicago (312) 202-9900
Cost: $45 tax and gratuity not included. Join us for a Goose Island & Elate Beer
Dinner Executive: Chef Mike Noll. Sous Chef: Steven Lartz. Four courses paired with Matilda, Sofie, Pepe Nero, and Pere Jacques.
6:30 p.m. Trump Hotel Presents: A Beer vs. Wine Showdown Dinner
Trump Hotel, 401 N Wabash Ave., Chicago (312) 588-8000
$150 Plus tax and gratuity Join us for a beer Dinner at Trump Hotel featuring beers from the Goose Island Brewery and wines from Maverick Winery. Guests will have the opportunity to pick their favorite pairings and the overall winner!
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Raffle
Antioch Fine Wine & Liquors, 1180 Main St., Antioch, IL (847) 395-3540
A raffle for the opportunity to buy one of 3 bottles of Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout ($30/BTL). All three bottles will go that day. Sign up for the raffle will begin at 7:00 on the 20th and go until 8:00, the drawing will be held at 8:15. This is the only way to get a bottle through our store. There will be a $5 fee, which will include a raffle ticket and a few samples of rare beer that we stashed up in the rafters. Also, a raffle ticket will be given for every $10 spent during the event.
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Goose Island Beers/Artisan Ciders Dinner
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851
Meet Goose Island’s new head brewer Brett Porter and sample some very special and rare beers paired with Hopleaf chef Ben Sheagren’s cuisine. Former Goose Island owner/brewmaster Greg Hall will also be on hand with an introduction to his new project—artisan ciders from Michigan. We will show off the culinary pairing possibilities of both great craft beer and delicious cider at a perfect time, the harvest season in our region. This will be a very special dinner. $75. Tickets available via brownpapertickets.com.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Ballydoyle's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 28 W. New York St., Aurora, IL (630) 844-0400
Dont miss out on our Oktoberfest Dinner. We will be pairing Oktoberfest beers from Spaten, Hofbrau, Sam Adams and Leinenkugel during this 5 course meal. Contact Holly for more details. Entrance Fee: $40.00