Archive for February 2012

Beeronaut's Chicago highlights, February 27 to March 1

Monday, February 27 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Meet the Brewer from BFM at Northdown Cafe & Taproom Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578 Come join us at Northdown for your chance to meet Swiss brewer, Jérôme Rebetez from BFM Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes. We will be pouring his collaboration Rye... Read more »

Beeronaut's weekend highlights, February 24 to 26

Beeronaut's weekend highlights, February 24 to 26
Friday, February 24 Small Bar Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 West Fullerton, Chicago (773) 525-2727 Small Bar Turns Two! We have a dynamite lineup of lambics and wild fermented ales. Plus a live sour blending demo from New Belgium Brewery’s Eric Salazar. Jolly Pumpkin Cherry Bam Noire on cask, Brasserie Cantillon Fou ‘Foune... Read more »

Mardi Gras and other Beeronaut highlights: February 20 to 23

I’ve pared down the list a little bit, just to highlight Mardi Gras celebrations that involve a deal on craft beers. But be sure to check in, and make reservations with, your own favorite bistro. A fuller list with beer tastings and tappings is now hosted as a calendar feature on Monday, February 20... Read more »

Beeronaut weekend highlights, February 17 to 19

Beeronaut weekend highlights, February 17 to 19
To make the calendar a little more friendly—and a bit shorter—we are featuring highlight events of the weekend. A fuller list with beer tastings and tapping is now hosted as a quite attractive calendar feature on Friday, February 17 Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard tapping Twisted Spoke, 501 N. Ogden Ave., Chicago (312) 666-1500 An extremely... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

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It’s hard to imagine that there’s a brewer in America that hasn’t popped out at least one pale ale in its history. Yet here we are. Spoetzel Brewery, better known as Shiner for the Texas town it calls home has been around for 102 years and focused exclusively on lagers. Guess that’s understandable considering their... Read more »

3 Floyds Dark Lord Day 2012 is April 28th

3 Floyds Dark Lord Day 2012 is April 28th
The annual main beer event over the border from Chicago has been put on the calendar. Three Floyds‘ highly coveted Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout will go on sale at Dark Lord Day, Saturday April 28th at the brewery. Dark Lord Day has grown in its time from a simple gathering and sale at the... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago events, February 15 to 16

Beeronaut's Chicago events, February 15 to 16
Now that the long list of Valentine’s Day goodies is out of the way, here’s what’s happening the rest of the week. Wednesday, February 15 4:00 p.m. • Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248 Founders Double Trouble & Curmudgeon’s Better Half! At 6:00 p.m., we’ll... Read more »

Beer lineup announced for Chicago Beer Festival

Organizers of the Chicago Beer Festival have begun announcing brewers who will be at the event offering samples. The first Chicago Beer Festival, organized by events company, will be held March 31 at Chicago’s Union Station. There are two timed admissions to the event: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission... Read more »

Beeronaut's Valentine's events

Beeronaut's Valentine's events
To keep this little calendar focused, let’s just run events on Monday and Valentine’s Day, with the rest of the week to be brought in later. A lot more of your favorite beer-centric places, may be having Valentine specials, but these are the ones that specifically mention some craft beers. Be sure to check ahead... Read more »

Beeronaut's weekend events: February 10 to 12

Maple Tree Valentine’s specials Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461 Please join us this Friday & Saturday, and next Tuesday, Feb. 14th as we celebrate Valentine’s Day! In addition to our full menu, we will feature two succulent dinner specials (Saturday & Tuesday only) and tapping three very... Read more »
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