Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Sunday May 27

Finally, time to put this ten-day frolic away for another year. If I had stayed up late going to more of these events rather than writing about them, I'd be… well, a lot more tired.

Sunday, May 27

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Half Acre Beer Brunch
SmallBar Division, 2049 W Division St, Chicago
Close out Chicago Craft Beer Week in style with a Beer Bruch featuring one of Chicago's best breweries, Half Acre. Chef'll have four brunch specials paired with four great Half Acre beers. The brunch won't be coursed so you can mix and match and have fun with the menu. This event was one of our favorites during CCBW 2011. It did fill up so reservations are encouraged via our web site or via email on smallbar.chicago@gmail.com Featured beers: Meatwave, Chocolate Camaro, Ginger Twin, Baume. MENU available at the Facebook Event page.

2:00 - 9:30 p.m. Craft Crawl Roscoe to Lincoln
Start at the Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, Chicago
This week felt like 10 days, so finish it off with a nice stroll through Roscoe Village and Lakeview. Start at Village Tap at 2:00, Four Moon at 3:30, Fizz at 5:00, Northdown Tap at 6:30, and end up at The Green Lady at 8:00. $15 per person registration. All proceeds go to Lakeview Pantry Food Bank. Sign up at any participating venue.3:30 p.m. Founders and BBQ
Map Room, 1949 N Hoyne, Chicago, IL
Bar-B-Q with Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Double Trouble on tap.

5:00 - 11:30 p.m. Beer Pairings and R&B Music
Mayne Stage / Act One Pub, 1330 W Morse Ave, Chicago,IL
Come for dinner and enjoy specially paired beers with selected menu items! After dinner, swing by Mayne Stage for 50's Rhythm and Blues Legend - King of Honkin Sax' - Big Jay McNeely with Crown Vics, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers starting at 9:00 p.m.! Tickets here.

6:00 p.m. Belgian Beer Tasting and Glassware Giveaway
A. J. Hudson's Public House, 3801 N. Ashland, Chicago
Taste some of the many beer styles Belgium has to offer. Several different breweries will be represented,so get your taste buds ready. Anyone who participates in our Belgian Beer Tasting will also get to take home a complimentary Belgian beer glass from one of these breweries. Brewery Ommegang, Brasserie D’Achouffe, De Konick, Duvel, Liefmans, Maredsous. Finish Chicago Craft Beer Week by coming to A.J. Hudson’s to taste some of the brews that have inspired American Craft Brewers and the Craft Beer Movement allover the world! Email Jackie@ajhudsonspublichouse.com to rsvp and further details.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Stone Brewing Co. Craft Beer Dinner
Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 North State St., Chicago
Cap off Chicago Craft Beer Week in style at Sable Kitchen & Bar for the ultimate beer pairing dinner in partnership with Stone Brewing Co. Executive Chef Heather Terhune has selected her favorite blends of Stone’s signature brews to enhance the bold flavors of her specialty menu. Along the evening’s culinary journey, guests can expect welcome hors d’oeuvres followed by four courses paired with four unique brews. Tickets are $125 (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, visit our web site or call (312) 755-9704 with questions.

7:00 - 10:30 p.m. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter plus Trivia Contest
Michael Diversey's, 670 W. Diversey, Chicago
$4.00 pints of Breckenridge Vanilla Porter (4.7% abv) Plus Trivia Contest @ 8:00 p.m. *Ommegang Hennepin ($4 pints).

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