Beeronaut Craft Beer Events, April 1-4

Beeronaut Craft Beer Events, April 1-4
Label design by Brewery Ommegang and HBO
I mentioned Kentucky Breakfast Stout a few times last week. Now it's starting to pour at more places in our town. First, a few of those group craft beer events:

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Beer events

There are still debut events for Brewery Ommegang's limited release of Iron Throne Belgian style, tied in to the HBO series Game of Thrones. "This blonde ale is brewed for the evil House Lannister with a hoppy bite on the finish!"

Monday, April 1:
6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
A Brewery Ommegang Tap Takeover.

Tuesday, Apr. 2:
5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison Ave., Chicago (312) 433-0013
Also we will be pouring Gnomegang, Ommegang's collaboration with Brewery d'Achouffe, and Duvel Rustica, their golden ale inspired by and collaborated with Duvel.

6:00 pm ♦ Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Tapping the limited released Ommegang Iron Throne along with Ommegang Art of Darkness & Gnomegang.

6:00 pm ♦ Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Dinner
Wild Monk, 51 S. 1st St., Saint Charles, IL (630) 549-6657
Tickets are $50 per person + tax & gratuity. Space is limited. Call for reservations. Beer pairings include Game of Thrones Iron Throne, Gnomegang, Duvel Rustica, Ommegang Abbey Ale & Three Philosophers.

Thursday, Apr. 4:
6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago, IL
Enjoy Iron Throne alongside Ommegang's Duvel Rustica, and Three Philosophers.

Monday, April 1

April Fool's Bob for Beers
The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago (773) 828-5055
Guests are invited to submit their best April Fool's prank ideas to The winners will receive help staging their prank at The Pony (or at Lottie's Pub, 1925 W Cortland, Chicago.
The Pony will also have a $3 "Bob for Beers" Prank Tank: pick a beer from the tank and receive anything from Smirnoff Ice and Big Flats to Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin, Half Acre Daisy Cutter or Revolution Wit.
$3 Malort shots, Complimentary prank props.

Tuesday, April 2

6:00 pm ♦ Samuel Smith Salute at Bangers and Lace
Bangers and Lace, 1670 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 252-6499
Bangers and Lace will be celebrating the Samuel Smith Salute with a pint night. Featured beers will be India Ale, Organic Chocolate Stout and Organic Apricot Ale.

6:30 pm ♦ Duvel Beer Dinner at Old School Tavern and Grill
Old School Tavern and Grill, 201 Des Plaines, Forest Park, IL (708) 771-3663
Join Old School for a Four Course Beer Dinner. The Duvel Beer Group provides some of the finest beers in the world. We feel honored to offer Five of their finest, paired with four courses of hand crafted delights. Beers to be paired include Duvel, Ommegang Three Philosophers, Houblon Chouffe, Ommegang Abbey Ale and Three Philosophers’ Cherry. Our seating is limited so reserve your spot now. Entrance Fee: $40.00

6:30 - 9:30 pm ♦ Founders Beer Dinner at Wild Monk - La Grange
Wild Monk, 88 S. La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL (708) 255-2337
Founders Beer Dinner & Kentucky Breakfast Stout Tapping.
Beer Pairings include: Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Breakfast Stout, All Day IPA, Founders Porter, KBS, and Curmudgeon Old Ale.
Reception @ 6:30, First Course to be served @ 6:45. $50.00 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Menu and Tickets on Sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

7:00 pm ♦ Beer Passport Series: The Founders One
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-3905
The Founders family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”
Entrance Fee: $15.00.

Wednesday, April 3

4:00 pm ♦ Central Waters Night at Monk's Pub
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Featuring five Central Waters beers on tap! Happy Heron Pale: American Pale Ale (5.2% ABV), Glacial Trail IPA: American IPA (5.5%), Slainte Scottish Ale: Scottish-Style Ale (7.5%), Mud Puppy Porter: American Porter (5.5%), Satin Solstice Imperial Stout (7.5%)

5:00 pm ♦ Samuel Smith Salute 2013 at Northdown Cafe & Taproom
Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
Join us for the 2013 Samuel Smith Salute! Nut Brown and Winter Welcome Bottles! 2013 Commemorative Glassware and t-shirt giveaway with the purchase of a bottle!

6:00 pm ♦ Brewnited We Stand
Jerry's Sandwiches, 1938 W. Division, Chicago (773) 235-1006
Join us April 3, 2013 as we showcase the power of collaborative brewing. DJ Grimsbørg underscores our theme with the greatest crossovers, team-ups, and twosomes in film and music.
Tentative Draft List:
Dayman Coffee IPA - Aleman and Stone and Two Brothers
Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sell-Outs (Black IPA) - Begyle and Dryhop
Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium and Dieu Du Ciel
Saladbarity (Baltic Porter) - Against The Grain and Country Boy
Sweet 73 (Cider and Mead Blend aged in whiskey barrels) - Vandermill and City Provisions
Rhizing Bines (DIPA) - Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada
Ommegang Gnomegang (Belgian Strong Ale) - Ommegang and Brewery d'Achouffe
Allagash Boubon Barrel Black (Barrel Aged Belgian Stout) - Allagash and Jim Beam

6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Samuel Smith/Breckenridge Beer Night
Grape & Grain Co., 18031 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL (708) 991-7341
Jim Blockinger with Merchant du Vin and Bob Egan with Breckenridge Brewery will host an “Old World, New World” event showcasing authentic English styles of beer from Samuel Smith and comparing those to American interpretations from Breckenridge.

6:30 pm ♦ Lake Bluff Brewing Beer Tasting
Market House on the Square, 655 Forest Ave., Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-8800
Join the folks from Lake Bluff Brewing for a beer tasting! Thy Tis the Saison, Silvius Brabo Belgian Blonde, Skull & Bones Double Pale Ale, and Black Squirrel Bourbon Stout. $45/person (gets you beer, appetizers, and a $20 Market House Gift Card!) reservations required. Call (847) 234-8800 to save your place!.

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Dark Traveler Release Party
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851
This latest in Goose Island's Fulton & Wood series is a style rarely seen on tap in Chicago, the Munich Dunkel. Malt-forward, made with three types of wheat, Caramunich malt and Belgian oats. Brewers Dave, Keith, Brian and Ken also replicated the hard water profile traditionally found in Munich to accentuate the sweet malt flavors inherent in the beer. Finally, they used a mix of both Czech and American Saaz hops for subtle earthy hop flavor.
We'll celebrate with Dark Traveler and food in Hopleaf's upstairs party room. Proceeds will be donated to the National Resources Defense Fund's "Brewers for Clean Water" program. Tickets for this event are $15 through Brown Paper Tickets.

Thursday, April 4

5:30 - 10:00 pm ♦ Virtue Cider at Fete Night Market, Room 1520
Room 1520, 1520 W. Fulton St., Chicago
Ring in the weekend with a lively nighttime market featuring two floors of food and design. Come hungry: Grab dinner at pop-up restaurants from Ruxbin, Parson’s Chicken & Fish and Trenchermen; snacks from La Sirena Clandestina, Pecking Order, Pleasant House, Panozzo’s and more; sweets from Dana Cree (Blackbird), InterUrban and dozens of others.
Sip complimentary Virtue Cider and 5 Rabbit beer, drink cocktails from Longman & Eagle and Local Wine & Spirits, and shop goods from 40 of the finest food and design artisans from Chicago and beyond (see the vendor list). A portion of the night market’s proceeds benefits Fresh Moves. Admission: $5 (includes a complimentary glass of Virtue Cider). BUY TICKETS HERE

6:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Samuel Smith Salute in Vernon Hills
The Beer Market, 1270 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL (847) 955-1900
The Beer Market will host a pint night with 2013 vintage Sam Smith Salute glasses. Jim Blockinger with Merchant du Vin will be in attendance offering free samples and raffling off a Samuel Smith home bar kit. Several Sam Smith bottles will be at a special price that evening only.

6:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ Tap this! Featuring Founders Brewing & KBS
Fischman's Liquors & Tavern, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
Fischman Liquors and Tavern is proud to be tapping this great lineup of Founders brews. On top of this awesome line up, we will be tapping KBS! Be sure to be here to get your hands on this brew first!
Imperial Stout, All Day IPA, Nitro Oatmeal Stout, Red's Rye P.A., Dirty Bastard and.....KBS (Tapping at 7:30pm)
Along with this great line up of beers will be some delicious and savory food trucks as well as some live entertainment!

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Local Beer Showcase
Atlas Brewing Company, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-295-1270
Join us for this small beer festival featuring the beers of Lake Effect, 18th Street, Spiteful, DryHop, Begyle, and Flesk Brewing. Sample fresh local beers and talk to the people who made them! Tickets are now on sale here.

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