It's a another short week as our favorite places settle after Christmas and New Year's events:
Stout Fest 2012
Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 276-9730
Our favorite beer event of the season is here: Stout Fest 2012. During January, we will be offering 24 delicious stouts on tap. We tapped the first 12 stouts at Midnight on New Year's Eve. We plan to tap the next batch of 12 on Sunday, January 15th. Here’s a list of the great brews we’ll be offering:
- Group 1 – Tapped Jan. 1st:
Mikkeller Bourbon Black Hole, Denmark – 13.1%. Marston’s Oyster Stout, UK – 4.5%. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, NY –10.6%. Great Lakes Blackout Stout, OH – 9.0%. Lion Stout, Sri Lanka – 8.0%. Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout, IL – 8.5%.
- Group 2 – Tapped Jan. 1st
Big Sky Oatmeal, MT – 5.4%. Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout, Norway – 9.0%. Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, CO – 9.5%. Mendocino Black Hawk Stout, NY & CA – 5.2%. Bell’s Expedition Stout, MI – 10.5%. Rogue Imperial Stout, OR – 11.6% ABV.
- Group 3 – Tapped Jan. 15th
De Molen Cease and Desist, Belgium – 10.5% ABV. Founders Breakfast Stout, MI – 8.3%. North Coast Old Rasputin, CA – 9.0%. Revolution Bourbon Black Power, IL – 8.0%. Southern Tier Oat, NY – 11.0%. Ipswich Oatmeal, MA – 7.0%.
- Group 4 –Tapped Jan. 15th
Smuttynose Imperial Stout, NH – 10.1%. Avery Brewing Co.'s Czar Imperial Stout, CO – 11.69%. Half Acre Big Hugs, IL –10.0%. Allagash Black, ME – 7.5%. Green Flash Double Stout, CA– 8.8% ABV. Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout, CO – 4.9%.
Tuesday, January 3
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Alt-Capone Double Alt tapping
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
This winter we will be introducing three strong ales in our "Notorious Chicago" series. The first is a souped-up spin on the traditional Altbier, German ale style. This big, malty amber ale will be balanced combination of strength, rich malt flavor, and German varietal hops. Next in the series will be "Jimmy Hoppa" Imperial IPA in February and, finally, "Dillinger's Demise" Bourbon-Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout in March. All beers in the series will then be available, bottle conditioned, in 22 oz. bomber bottles - these will go on sale at later dates.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet the Brewer at Goose Island Wrigleyville
Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 832-9040
Meet the Brewer every Tuesday! Sample the newest Goose Island brew on draft and talk shop with our friendly brewers!
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