Nope, there's nothing scheduled for the actual Easter Day. Go and enjoy your Easter dinner with something that has been brewed by monks for centuries…
Friday, April 6
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sinner or Saint: Temptingly Rare Beers on Tap!
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
What better to tempt you on Good Friday than the tapping of three "Temptingly Rare" drafts... Here's what we'll be pouring:
- Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Imperial Stout Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels)
- Lost Abbey Angel's Share Vintage '10 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)
- Firestone Walker XV (Rare Oak-Aged Blended Strong Ale).
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thanks God it's Friday Night at Dobby's
Dobby's World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway St., Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400
SAKE NIGHT - Come out and taste some higher-end Sakes that go perfectly with your sushi. (Hey, Ratebeer lists sake as a style of beer, and I'm happy to discover libations no matter where they come from.)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Duvel & Ommegang Sampling
West Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W Addison St., Chicago (773) 525-1916
Andrew will be here to sample out Duvel & the limited edition Art of Darkness Ale. Deep, dark and magical, with champagne-like carbonation and rich maltiness from a complex recipe of multiple barley and wheat malts, as well as flaked oats. #4 Art Series Duvel Glass free with purchase!
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. BrickStone's Annual Repeal of Prohibition Party with Rendition
BrickStone Brewery, 557 Latham Drive, Bourbonnais, IL (815) 936-9277
Can you imagine a world without beer? Our great-great-grandparents can, in fact they have lived through it! In the early 1920’s Uncle Sam abolished alcohol. No breweries, no bars, just bootleggers and speakeasies. Twelve years later they came to their senses and gave us back what we love most … BEER! Drinking beer is a privilege. And each year BrickStone celebrates this privilege with our Annual Repeal of Prohibition party. This year is no exception. Join us to celebrate 79 years of beers! Enjoy your local microbrews and the band Rendition! Must be 21+ to enter with two valid forms of ID. No Cover Charge. Facebook info
Saturday, April 7
Session Beer Day
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Refresh yourself sustainably with $3 pints of Oscar's Pardon & Bula Matari
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brew Camp bike tour
BrewCamp, 2039 W. Belle Plaine, Chicago (773) 857-2400
Join TeamPete and BrewCamp for a bike and beer tour of Chicago! We'll start at Brew Camp at 10:00 a.m. with a lesson on beer: the ingredients, how it's made, and notes on tasting. We’ll then head off to a few beery checkpoints and end with a tasting of up-and-coming 4 Paws Brewing. Exploring Chicago beer and meeting new people--bike your way to a great Saturday with us!
Price: $20 Includes: The trip and the 4 Paws tasting Does not include: Lunch and drinks. Distance: 10 miles total, with stops along the way. Pace: Leisurely Bike. Experience: Must have a bike, and be comfortable riding in the city. Beer Experience: Must love it, or at least be willing to try it. Please begin the registration process by entering your contact info at BrewCamp's Events page.
2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Brew Springsteen
Creative Lounge Chicago, 1564 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL
Chef Won Kim and company are stoked to have you as a guest to welcoming in warm weather and great one of a kind beers! Not to mention the awesome libations from our friends at Angel's Envy Bourbon! We have a great lineup including a special guest brewer that will be revealed on the day of the event! Brewers include: C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club, Bent Grid, Ish Ales, New Oberpfalz, Second Story, Powell, Big Dicks, G.F.Y., Soma Ale Werks, Corazon, Brutally Honest, plus a Special Guest Brewer!
Chef Won and company will also have a spread of food to soak up suds and help you maintain your composure throughout the event. This will all be happening at the Variable Space in Wicker Park on 1564 N. Damen. Register and pre order tickets so you aren't left out of the event. Once we reach capacity with 100% RSVP's, we have to cut off how many people we can let in, so please follow the link and pre order your ticket! brewspringsteen.eventbrite.com We look forward to celebrating warmth and great local beer in Chicago! Facebook
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. GOD vs. Hall & Oates
Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago
"GOD vs. Hall & Oates" pits the Creator of everything against the most successful musical duo of all time. It is sin versus the existence of no sin. It is the Good Book against "She's Gone" and "Maneater." God has His book and now Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda have written the opposing view. Check out www.drinkingandwriting.com or the event's Facebook page for more details.