Chicago Big Game Weekend Events, February 1 - 3

Chicago Big Game Weekend Events, February 1 - 3
Some of us will prefer to live in the past, thank you. Photo by CJ Sorg on Flickr

Of course your favorite place is open for the S____ B___ (since I'm not an "official sponsor," I might get sued for using the name. But I found three events that add some more interest to a game that runs until all hours of the night.

Friday, Feb. 1

Stout-uary at Hackney’s Printers’ Row
Hackney's Printers' Row, 733 S. Dearborn St., Chicago (312) 461-1116
It is that time of year when novice to seasoned enthusiast knee up to the bar for a hearty Stout. Swing by Hackney’s during the month of February to indulge in some of the country's finest dark brews. On top of serving superb stouts (listed here) there will be several events featuring breweries like Bell’s. Visit our events page to save the date to your calendar. Stouts not your thing... no worries; there are plenty of other tasty offerings available at Hackney’s Printers’ Row.
Stout-uary Savings Card: Holiday leave your wallet a little thin? Pick up a Stout-uary Savings Card. Buy 6 stouts get the 7th free. Have you seen the events or the stouts we are gonna have on tap? 6 stouts is nothing.

5:30 pm ♦ Firkin Friday Cask: Schneider Aventinus
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL
Join Us for Another Firkin Friday! A cask-conditioned ale dispensed by gravity directly from the firkin, tapped right on the bar counter. Tonight's cask: Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (Wheat Eisbock, 12% ABV). Many decades ago, Aventinus Doppelbock was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. During one famous delivery, this precious cargo partially froze, creating a stronger, more concentrated version of the beer. Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster of the Schneider brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a Schneider's modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock was reborn over sixty years later... Prost! A very special treat in this rare wooden cask format. Don’t miss it!

7:00 pm ♦ Hopslam Firkin Tapping
Smallbar Logan Square, 2956 N. Albany, Chicago (773) 509-9888
Join us for a firkin of Bell's Hopslam, as well as draft pours of Hopslam, Smitten and Two Hearted.

Saturday, Feb. 2

12:00 - 4:00 pm ♦ Craft Beer Tasting
Binny's Downers Grove, 2010 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL (630) 705-9463
We are going to have a fair number of breweries coming into our store for a tasting right before the big game. Confirmed breweries as of right now are: Pipeworks, Lagunitas, Saugatuck, Brooklyn, Revolution, Firestone Walker, Artisanal Imports (Kwak, Bocker, Meantime), Bell's. We are wating on a couple more breweries to confirm as well. There will be appetizers from DMK Burger in Lombard. We please ask that you enjoy responsibly. This is a 21+ event. For more updates, follow Binny's beer guy, @dgcraftbeers.

1:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Revolution's 3rd Year Crazy Party
Revolution Brewing Co. - Kedzie Brewery, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 588-CANS
Can you believe how fast the last three years have blown by? To celebrate, we are throwing a party at our Kedzie Ave. brewery. The $50 tickets are on sale now and include the following:

  • 9 food & beer pairings
  • Complimentary Revolution Brewing tasting glass
  • Full beer lineup available at bar
  • 22 oz bottle of 3rd Year Beer on your way out the door

There will be 2 sessions: Early tickets (1-4pm) can be purchased HERE & Late tickets (5-8pm) can be purchased HERE. There is a limited amount of space for each session, so hurry; you don't want to miss it!
Please note: 3rd Year Beer will not be made available for sale to the general public through our Kedzie tap room until the following Wednesday (2/6). All food and beer is included in the price of the ticket. BEER & FOOD PAIRINGS at the Revolution web site.

3:00 - 6:00 pm ♦ Great Lakes Tasting
Cardinal Wine & Spirits, 4905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 561-0270
A Great Lakes Beer Tasting

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ South Side Generator Tapping Party!
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S Western Ave, Blue Island
Tapping Metropolitan's Generator Dobbelbock!

Sunday, Feb. 3

Big Game at World of Beer
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
ALL DRAFTS $ 4 OPEN TO CLOSE! $10 All-You-Can-Eat wings from John & Eddie's. This also includes 4 raffle tickets for a chance to win awesome WOB and Brewery Gear! Raffle during Half Time! Ask your bartender for more details! Buy your ticket today!

12:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Tighthead Super Sunday
Tighthead Brewing Co., 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL 847-970-9174
Join us on Super Sunday for the big game and help us raise money and gather food for the COOL Food Pantry in Lake County! Bring in a non-perishable canned food item and receive a half price pint of your favorite Tighthead beer! Stay for the game and complimentary food and half of all money spent and all the food collected in the Tap Room that day will be donated directly to the COOL Lake County Food Pantry. The Tap Room will have special hours on Super Sunday so everyone can enjoy the entire game!

3:30 - 10:00 pm ♦ Chicago Beer Geeks Super Bowl Bash
The Bistro By The Pier, 580 E. Illinois St., Chicago
Chicago Beer Geeks & In The City TV Present The Superbowl Bash in Lake Point Tower (just steps away from Navy Pier). The only way to experience the Super Bowl is with us!! Your ticket price includes bistro cuisine and craft beer all game long. We are huge football fans. In case you missed our epic Bears Bash trilogy, we will be hosting 4th and final event of the season at those most awesome of venues- Bistro By The Pier!! (Space is limited) PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!! The idea behind The Superbowl Bash is simple. Celebrate drinking craft beer while watching the biggest football event of the year. Our friends from In The City TV will be recording their TV Show live before the game. The Bistro offers cajun cuisine and the perfect backdrop for the big game. We will be curating the beer experience by featuring two of our favorite breweries -Chicago Own Baderbrau & Lagunitas for the event ! This venue is Classic Chicago. This is our 1st of a series of events we will be hosting in our new dining space, so come out and celebrate with us.
PARTY WILL INCLUDE -Gourmet Taco Bar ( Chipotle Mexican Grill style) -Wings, Sliders, Chilli and Maxwell Street Polish Sausages - Chicago Beer Geeks Rare Beer Raffle (optional upgrade) Three Floyds Baller Stout, 2009 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Westvleteren XII, 2007 Lagunitas Barleywine... and more. Gifts, Giveaways, Surprises, HD Projector Screen in the Dining Pavilion & 50 Inch HD TVs surrounding the bar. -Cold Steel Vodka Lemon Drop Shots every time your team scores. **ALL for 30$** As usual craft beer will flow all day long courtesy of Chicago Beer Geeks. (VIP Ticket 45$ Includes 1hr early entry, a Commemorative Chicago Beer Geeks Wristband, automatic entry into the Rare Beer Raffle and a VIP Only tapping).


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