Archive for November 2011
Friday, November 11Hail to the Chairman Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago Half Acre Brewing Co., 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248 4038 On 11/11/11, we are releasing a commemorative Lumpen 20th Anniversary beer called The Chairman. It’s an Imperial Red Ale created to remember the men and women who worked on Lumpen magazine and became Chairmen of the Boring Theoretical Party (BTP). The Boring Theoretical Party began in the 1990’s. It was Lumpen magazine’s response to the boring, and uh, theoretically inclined armchair lefties. We started a “Worker’s Newspaper” edited by Chairman Thar, our beloved leader. Our symbols were the Armadillo and the Hoe. We had a theme song, a salute (raised fist while yawning), and we promoted that everyone should be the Chairman of their own Party. You have a chance to bring a Chairman to the Party. Get a bottle (or three) at Half Acre Brewing Company or Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar on November 11, 2011. We will celebrate at Maria’s with a Half Acre Tap Takeover, pouring drafts of The Chairman, Lagertown Novemberfest, Barrel Aged Small Animal Big Machine, Mr. Ouroboros, Daisy Cutter, Over Ale and other treats from the brewery. Bottle Sales begin at Half Acre at 11 am. Join Maria's for the party at 8:00 p.m...
Monday, November 7Win tickets to Three Floyds Anniversary Party Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851 3 Floyds is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with a huge party Saturday, November 12. There will be live music, food from renowned chefs, the excellent beers and of course the special XV anniversary beer available for purchase! The 2500 tickets they released sold out within minutes. But we at Hopleaf have an extra pair, which we are offering in a raffle to be drawn this Monday. Tickets are only $10 a piece! One ticket wins the pair! As always, all proceeds of our raffle will go to our neighborhood CPS elementary school, Helen C Peirce on W Bryn Mawr in Edgewater! Tickets must be purchased in person at Hopleaf, which opens at 3 every day. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Drink Me Belgian IPA Tapping Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021 Our November IPA of the month features our first Belgian Ale of the year. There will be a dry hopped cask in the Brew House for everyone to try. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Firestone Walker "Meet the Brewer" at Maria's Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588 Meet Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker Brewmaster, and sample some rare and out-of-market beers. Offerings will include Black Xantus, Pale 31, Union Jack, Double Jack, more. Call Maria's for more details. 7:00 p.m. Monday Night FootDahl Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700 The next Monday Night FootDahl Party with Steve Dahl is the Bears vs. Eagles game. "This matchup will be a tough one for the Bears, but if you ask me a team full of Bears should have no problem taking on a bunch of birds, right? Especially a team led by a jailbird. The party is once again at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. The staff and I will all be there with great giveaways and at least one or two dog jokes...guaranteed." Party Starts at 7:00 (Kickoff at 7:30) For more info and the full list of dates visit dahl.com/mnf/ 7:00 - 11:30 p.m. Northwind Release Party Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-5356 It is that time of year again. Join us as we celebrate the release of Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout. Facebook...
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