Oskar Blues debut week events

Oskar Blues debut week events
Oskar Blues' canning line, with their Mama's Little Yella Pils

This is the week that another Colorado brewer brings its popular beers to the Chicago market! Oskar Blues is opening here, as described in this article. To celebrate, they have nearly 60 tappings and events throughout the area. Here are some of the highlights provided by OB's promotional people:

(Note: There's a slight correction from the local Oskar Blues people. The Jake Melnick's event was listed for Thursday; but it's now been changed to Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, August 21

7:00 p.m. • Fountainhead: 1970 W. Montrose Ave.
"It Might Get Rocky" Colorado Tap Takeover Charity Event. Proceeds to benefit victims of the Aurora theatre shooting and western wildfires)
Oskar Blues special firkin, draft and cans featured. Also tapping Colorado brewers Left Hand, Breckenridge, Avery, New Belgium, Boulder Brewing, Great Divide and SKA. More information at their Facebook Page.

7:00 p.m. • Fischman Liquors: 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave.
with all available draft and cans featured

7:00 p.m. • Hopleaf: 5148 N. Clark St.
All available draft and can Oskar Blues products featured

7:00 p.m. • Old Town Pour House: 1419 N. Wells St.
Featuring drafts of Dale Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Gubna

7:00 p.m. •  The Publican: 837 W. Fulton Market
Prix Fixe Beer and Food Pairing
with multiple drafts and cans

Wednesday, August 22

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. • Binny’s Naperville: 790 Royal Saint George Dr.
featuring all available cans

4:00 p.m. • Tribes Ale House: 11220 W. Lincoln Highway, Mokena, IL
Oskar Blues available on draft and in cans

6:00 p.m. • World of Beer Naperville: 1727 Freedom Dr. #121
Oskar Blues available on draft and in cans

6:00 p.m.Jake Melnick’s: 41 E. Superior St.
Tap Takeover with
Solemn Oath Brewing: Collaborative Promotion with multiple drafts from Oskar Blues and Solemn Oath

7:00 p.m. • Sheffield’s: 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago
All available draft and can Oskar Blues products featured

7:00 p.m. • SmallBar Division: 2049 W. Division St., Chicago
Beer Dinner.
A five course beer dinner by Chef Justin White, using spent-grain-fed beef from Oskar Blues' farm, topped off by dessert paired with a special firkin of Gubna with Oak and Vanilla Bean. $60 plus tax and gratuity Reservations are required. Reserve your seats today by phone on 773-772-2727 or by email smallbar.chicago@gmail.com. Latest info at the event's Facebook page.

Thursday, August 23

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.Binny’s South Loop: 1132 S. Jefferson St.
Draft Promo
at the bar with all available cans. Tasting in the store with all available cans

6:00 p.m. • Bigby’s Pour House: 1700 W. Lake St., Addison, IL
Draft Takeover
with all available beers

7:00 p.m. • The Beer Bistro-North: 1415 W. Fullerton Ave.
Oskar Blues available on draft and in cans featuring a firkin of Old Chub with Vanilla Bean

7:00 p.m. • Whole Foods Kingsbury: 1550 N. Kingsbury St.
Draft Promo
at their bar with all available beers.



Tasting in the store with all available beers

Friday, August 24

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Binny’s Downers Grove: 2010 Butterfield Rd.
featuring all available cans

4:00 p.m. • Bavarian Lodge: 1800 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL
Draft and cans, plus four special firkins: Double Dry Hopped Deviant Dale's IPA, Ginger Mama's Little Yella Pils, Vanilla Bean Old Chub Scotch Ale, and Mango Habanero Dale's Pale Ale.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Binny’s Clark St.: 3000 N. Clark St.
Tasting featuring all available cans

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Binny’s Marcey Ave.: 1720 N. Marcey St.
featuring all available cans

6:00 p.m. • Prairie Moon: 1502 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
Oskar Blues available on draft and in cans.

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