Friday, March 23
SmallBar's Friday Fish Fry
SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 W. Fullerton, Chicago (773) 525-2727,
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division, Chicago (773) 772-2727.
SmallBar has two special fish dishes available Fridays during Lent. Chef Justin White takes the “Friday Night Fish Fry” to whole new level with these hand-crafted plates. These special meals also include a pint of beer, carefully selected to compliment the delicious meal. The dishes and beer pairings are listed below. The Dishes: Beer battered white fish with creole remoulade and shaved lemon cabbage on a buttered bun with choice of side. Served with a pint of SmallBar PaleAle (Two Brothers) for $13 Half a pan seared Wisconsin trout over Yukon potato puree with braised leeks and lemon butter. Served with a pint of Half Acre Daisy Cutter for $15 The special dishes will be available all day every Friday until April 6.
5:00 - 11:30 p.m. • Surly T Bag'D Furious IPA Cask Tapping
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 772-2727
A "happy hour" cask tapping! SmallBar Division will tap the extremely rare, one-of-a-kind cask beer—Surly Brewing TBag’d Furious IPA. This beer, never before tapped outside of its native Minneapolis, MN, is a hopped-up version of Surly’s Furious IPA. T Bag’d Furious IPA is a dry hopped IPA “tea-bagged” with Centennial hops instead of the usual Simcoe hops. This is the only opportunity to taste this beer in Chicago. It was hand delivered by a SmallBar staffer direct from Surly Brewing’s Minneapolis brewery to SmallBar. This rare,super fresh beer will be tapped at 5:00 p.m. and gravity poured until it’s gone! Facebook Info
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Great Lakes beer tasting
West Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W. Addison St., Chicago (773) 525-1916
Dani from Great Lakes will be here to sample out their spring seasonal The Doppelrock, a round and malty Doppelbock. She'll also be tasting out a few of their year round line-up of beers.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Guinness / Jameson Dinner Pairing
Elgin Public House - Pub 217, 219 E. Chicago St. Elgin IL (847) 468-8810
Six courses for only $45. Reception starts @ 6:30 & Dinner served @ 7:00! To view the menu go to our website - go to the events page & click on the link. Call us for reservations - $10 Deposit required. (847) 468-8810 or e-mail with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you for this one or one of our many other pairings! (We do one a month!)
Saturday, March 24
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sheffield's Founders and Farmers Tasting
Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989
Try out an afternoon of cheese and Founders beer pairings. A variety of cheeses will be available to be paired with some of our beers and there will also be a cook-with-beer demo and an organic farmers market. What could be a better way to kick off spring than with beer and cheese?
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Haymarket Sausagefest 2012
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Join Haymarket as they pair 15 hand made sausages with the offerings from 15 artisan cheesemakers (30 total cheeses) AND 30 different handcrafted brews! Tickets on sale now at BrownPaperTickets.com. Space is limited! Tap list: From Haymarket Pub & Brewery: Clare's Right Hook Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Cocoa Nibs, Janna Montana Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Belgian Black IPA, Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Indignant Imperial Stout, Mother Jones Abbey Dubbel with raisins and molasses, Lucy's Abbey Tripel, Nina's Abbey Quadruple, Oscar's Pardon Belgian Pale Ale, Last Chance Belgian IPA, Bula Matari Belgian Black ale, The Defender Dry Hopped American Stout, Speakerswagon German Pilsner, Lizzie's Simcoe American IPA, Mathias Imperial American IPA, The Saison Also Rises. From our brewing friends: Revolution Brewing Eugene Porter, Rock Bottom Lombard Smoked Helles, Piece Brewing Dunkelweiss, Goose Island Brewpub CBC Belgian IPA, Goose Island Beer Co. Fulton Lolita 2010, Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit and Arctic Panzer Wolf, Metropolitan Brewing Dynamo Copper Lager, Half Acre Hammer, Bullet and Vice; Double Daisy Cutter; Cipher Belgian Blonde, Greenbush Doomslayer Maple Brown, Rock Bottom Chicago Bourbon Imperial Stout, Flossmoor Station Smoked Porter.
Sunday, March 25
2:30 p.m. • Freakin' Firkin Sunday!
The Livery, 190 5th St., Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-8760
We'll be tapping a Firkin of Brewmaster Steve's finest beer at 3.00 pm (or thereabouts). Enjoy a pint of real ale in its true form PLUS enjoy a lively Irish Music Session at the same time (2 to 5 pm).