With so many places getting their freak on this weekend, I'm splitting this round up into two parts. For Halloween events, click here. Here are the events where you don't need to think to bring a costume:
Friday & Saturday
Open House Beer tastings
The House of Glunz, 1206 N. Wells St., Chicago (312) 642-3000
Fridays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Saturdays, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Every Friday and Saturday, (unless otherwise stated) we have a FREE Open House-styled tasting.
The Cellar Grand Re-Opening
The Cellar, 3106 N Harlem Ave., Chicago (773) 745-0500
Join The Cellar in their Grand Opening Celebration. Beer Tastings include: Friday, October 28th - Stiegl Saturday, October 29th - Bavaria
Friday, October 28, 2011
Stone Most Arrogant Bar Competition
SmallBar Division and Fullerton
We’re kicking off Stone Brewing’s “Most Arrogant Bar” competition in style! Featuring three varieties on draft: Arrogant Bastard Oaked Arrogant Bastard Double Bastard We’ll have limited quantities of special Stone Brewing glasses during the competition available for $10 full of Arrogant Bastard, and then it’s $5 refills of Arrogant Bastard during the competition if you bring back your glass! The competition runs from Friday, October 28 – Sunday, November 6. FACEBOOK SmallBar Fullerton 1415 W. Fullerton Ave.; SmallBar Division 2049 W. Division St., Chicago
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Two Brothers Total Tap Takeover!
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Meet and mingle with brewers, reps and owners of Two Brothers while learning about Chicago's craft beer scene. All 12 of Franklin Taps draft handles will feature Two Brothers beer, including Pale Frank, Franklin Tap's custom house brew!
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Three Floyds Firkin Friday!
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
We're celebrating the final Friday of our Oktoberfest season by tapping a gravity-fed Firkin of Three Floyds Robert the Bruce! A cask-conditioned Scottish Ale poured directly from the firkin, tapped right on the bar… first come, first served! Scoring near perfect marks on RateBeer and BeerAdvocate, Robert the Bruce has a big malty body from chocolate and roasted malts, well balanced with just the right combination of hops. Robust yet smooth, a true malt lover’s delight. A wonderful 90 shilling Scotch Ale.
Robert the Bruce Cask Taps at 5:00, Available on First Come, First Served basis. Facebook.
Three Floyds' Dreadnaught Tapping!
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison, Chicago (312) 433-0013
Stop by The Beer Cellar at The Beer Bistro for a tapping of Dreadnaught Imperial IPA from our friends over at 3 Floyds! See if your palate can handle this 99 IBU brew! No Entrance Fee
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Terrapin/Shmaltz keg tapping to Benefit Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research
Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795
Terrapin Beer Co. from Athens, GA, will be on tap in Indiana one day only at Beer Geeks Pub, in a collaboration with the Shmaltz Brewing Company. Reunion Ale '11 is a Dark Ale brewed with cocoa nibs from Olive and Sinclair in Nashville, vanilla, and chili peppers. This beer has been brewed to benefit the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. Besides the Reunion, Beer Geeks will have a bunch of great craft and import beer flowing from their other 19 handles. Maybe even a surprise or two. Not into beer? Ciders, Mead and Gourmet Sodas are on their menu as well. We'll be selling t-shirts as well as hand-signed copies of Shmaltz Brewing Founder Jeremy Cowan's book, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah, which, like the Reunion Ale, proceeds will go to the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. So bring some friends, hang out, try some great beer and support a great cause. If you can't make it but still want to help, you can go to imbcr.org to donate. Facebook
Saturday, October 29
2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Brew Hey Hey
Chicago Urban Art Society, 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago (773) 318-9407
Price: $15 A tasting event includes craft beer samples from five home brewers, appetizers by Chef Won & Company and a Halloween costume contest.
Sunday October 30
Stone Brewing Beer Brunch
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury Street Chicago (312) 587-0648
Brunch 1 - 2:30 p.m.; Meet and Greet with Greg at the 1550 Bar 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. $15. Meet Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co., and Co-Author of the new book The Craft of Stone Brewing. Greg will be meeting customers, and talking about beer, food, and life - all while you enjoy delicious food and beer pairings, courtesy of Chef Won (who emailed me himself about the event, suggesting we could see him cook hung over). Books, beer and food will all be available for sale, and Greg might just autograph all three for you.Must be 21+. ID will be verified prior to start of brunch. Registration in advance is required, and can be completed by calling us at (312) 587-0648, by visiting our Customer Service desk, or online.
2:30 p.m. Freakin' Firkin Sunday
The Livery, 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-8760
We'll be tapping a Firkin of Brewmaster Steve's finest beer at 3.00 pm (or thereabouts). What's a Firkin tappin' look like? Watch a SHORT video here to find out! Enjoy a pint of real ale in its true form PLUS enjoy a lively Irish Music Session at the same time (2 to 5 pm). The Livery will also conduct Brewery Tours from 3 to 5 p.m. Join us for a look at what goes on in our brewery! Hosted by a member of our Brewery Staff, these tours are FREE & FUN.
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.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Stone Brewing's Greg Koch book signing
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Greg Koch will be signing new book The Craft of Stone Brewing, and $3 pints of rare Stone AND Haymarket beers! (pints go till 9).
Monday, October 31
Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO, Book Signing
SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 West Fullerton, Chicago (312) 525-2727
Join us as Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch stops in for a book signing event. We’ll have copies of the book, The Craft of Stone Brewing, on hand for purchase, Greg will be there for autographs and discussion …and likely some “GregFacing” And of course there will be some great Stone Brewing Co. beers on draft! Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers, Double Dry-Hopped Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard FACEBOOK
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. St Feuillien Beer Dinner
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851
A 4-course Beer Pairing Dinner featuring the Belgian beers of St. Feuillien paired with dishes designed by Hopleaf Chef Ben Sheagren. St Feuillien Proprietor Dominique Friart will be in attendance. Reception at 6:30, Dinner at 7p.m. $50 a person. Please note: this is a prix-fixe dinner, with dishes created specifically to go with the beers, and with limited seating so: no substitutions. Buy tickets at Brownpapertickets.com.