Beeronaut's Chicago weekend, February 3 to 5

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend, February 3 to 5
Someone is playing football this weekend, aren't they?

Leaving out the "big game" specials where there's just a few discounts of wings and maybe a bucket of beer, not a whole lot extra. At least that's what I've found. Certainly your favorite tap place will have the game on somewhere.

Friday, February 3

6:00 - 11:30 p.m. • Firkin Friday Tapping: J.W. Lees Harvest Ale '10
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Join us for another Firkin Friday! A different cask-conditioned artisan brew every Friday night. The Firkin Friday Feature for February 3: J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (2010 Vintage). This classic 11.5% ABV English Barley Wine is pale in color, with a warm, estery aroma, a good deal of malty flavors on the palate, and a lot of hoppy dryness in the finish. Only brewed once a year for release on December 1 of each year, this beer is a Limited Edition Vintage to celebrate the first brew from each year's harvest of barley and hops. Only the first delivery of the year's Maris Otter barley malt and Goldings hops from East Kent is used. Fermented in open copper lined fermenting vessels that were originally commissioned in 1876. J.W. Lees has been brewing at Greengate Brewery in Middleton Junction, England since 1828. Casks are usually tapped around 6:00 p.m. (ish) Available on a First Come, First Served Basis. Facebook info.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Two Brothers Tasting
Binny's Naperville, Naperville, 790 Royal St. George, Cress Creek Square Shopping Ctr., Naperville, IL (630) 717-0100
Craft Beer Tasting with Two Brothers.

Saturday, February 4

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Beer for the Big Bowl Bash
Dobby's World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway, Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400
Whether you are hosting or going to the "Bowl XLVI" party, stop by Dobby's to get some ideas on what to serve. We will be rolling out brews to match the chips 'n salsa, as well as the burgers 'n brats.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Beer Tasting
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210
Sample beers from Mendocino Brewing

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. • To Cure a Hangover - Drinking and Writing Brewery
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
The Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub and Brewery presents Drinking & Writing Volume III, To Cure A Hangover! See for details.

Sunday, February 5

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. • Super Bowl Local!!! at Michael Diversey's
Michael Diversey's, 622 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago (773) 327-7040
Half Acre Daisy Cutter and Metropolitan Krankshaft will be on special ($4 pint & $12 Pitchers). Both great brews from Chicago. The only way we could get Chicago into the big game this year. 1/2 price order of wings along with a special edition of trivia and a squares game for charity with great prizes to the winners of each quarter.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Super Bowl Party at Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Gordon Biersch - Bolingbrook, 639 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL 630-739-6036
A SUPER Party is happening at Gordon Biersch for the BIG Game. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Advanced purchased will have reserved guaranteed seating in the bar area. Party includes PREMIUM Buffet, Unlimited House Beer and Wine and Raffles every quarter! Call (630) 679-1039 to purchase advanced tickets today and guarantee your seat!

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