Beeronaut's Chicago Events: December 26 to 30

Beeronaut's Chicago Events: December 26 to 30

It would seem to be a slow week leading up to New Year's Eve, but there are a few events of note. We'll also add Friday's few events, since we have nothing on the dock for Monday.

Tuesday, December 27

5:00 p.m. Firestone Walker XV Keg Tapping
The Cellar Door, 5150 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL (630) 241-2030
The Cellar Door Wine Bar is trying to become a more beer centric place to visit. What better way than to tap one of a few kegs of Firestone Walker XV that made it to the Chicagoland area. We've also got other great beer on tap including Goose Island Matilda, Three Floyds Gumballhead, Left Hand Milk Stout, and others.

Wednesday, December 28

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. St. Feuillien Christmas Draft Tapping
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Join us as we tap into a very special twosome of Brasserie St. Feuillien's finest Belgian ales, created just for the wintry holiday season. We have a fresh keg of this glorious festive ale, along with a cellared keg of the 2010 batch and we'll tap both of these beauties on the same day for your enjoyment. This 9% ABV beer is brewed at the end of each year. It is a festive ale full of flavor with a warm amber glow. Double fermented, St Feuillien Speciale (formerly Cuvee De Noel) is matured for several months in the brewery cellars, lending it a delicate aroma, remarkable body & naturally rich head. Since 1873, the Friart family has been brewing some of Belgium's finest artisanal ales at Brasserie St. Feuillien, a former Abbey Brewery with roots that date back to 1125.
Available On Tap @ 4:00 PM: St. Feuillien Cuvee De Noel (2010), St. Feuillien Speciale (2011).

Thursday, December 29

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.

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.

Friday, December 30

5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Mahr's Christmas Cask & Tap Night!
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
We'll be featuring no less than THREE traditional Franconian casks from Mahr's of Bamberg, Germany, dispensed by gravity, tapped right on the bar counter. You'll also be able to enjoy three more Mahr's brews on draft. The Mahr’s Brewery is a rare example of artisanal brewing in a land of increased mass production, consolidation, and narrowing of popular tastes. A larger brewery simply could not make beer like this – unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bursting with flavor. There is no cutting corners or economy-of-scale at Mahr’s. Built in 1670, Mahr's is one of the most unique small scale breweries in Germany and a rare treat here in the United States. After a visit to the brewery this summer, we fell in love with Mahr's and arranged this special treat to showcase their fine Franconian brews.
Available from gravity cask (Tapping @ 5:00 p.m.): Mahr's Brau Christmas Bock, Mahr's Brau Ungespundet, Mahr's Brau Heller Bock.
Available on Draft: Mahr's Christmas Bock, Mahr's Der Weisse Bock, Mahr's Unfiltered Pilsner
Though Very Unlikely, Beer Line-Up is subject to change.

Have you entered my little drawing for a Newcastle Brown Ale rolling beer cooler and matching beer glasses? Check this article for your chance!

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