Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 3-7

Tuesday, Mar. 5

4:00 pm ♦ Taps Run Black at Standard Market
Standard Market, 333 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont, IL (630) 366-7030
We will be pouring Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee, Night Stalker, Baudoinia, and Big John.
Flights or single glasses available! We also will be giving away free a limited amount of Goose Island pint glasses, limit one per guest who buys a beer or flight. Our culinary team will also be creating a few Bourbon County cupcakes and other sweet treats.

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ New Holland Mini Tap Takeover
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin St., Chicago
Meet and mingle with New Holland representative Melissa Modlinski, sample the brews, and learn what’s “new” at New Holland through some informal libation education. This beer-focused event will highlight fan favorites and select seasonals.

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Tyranena Takes Over!
Geneva Ale House, 319 W State St., Geneva, IL (630) 262-3877
Tyranena reps will be here answering any questions you have: Who’s the Woman behind Bitter Woman? Who likes to get Down and Dirty? What Exactly did the Devil Make You Do? Why is this IPA black? AND giving away glasses to everyone drinking a Tyranena beer! We’ll have four AMAZING beers from them on tap.

7:00 pm ♦ Mercat Pig & Beer Party
Mercat, 638 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago (312) 765-0524
Join José Garces and celebrate Mercat's 5 years in business. Five pig stations paired with beer from Chicago's own 5 Rabbit Brewery! Plus a commemorative beer glass, birthday cake, and a bonus suckling station where José will demonstrate Merkat's infamous cochinillo asado (which is Spanish for, well, suckling pig).
$55 per person, includes tax & gratuity. Phone to RSVP.

Wednesday, Mar. 6

4:00 pm ♦ North Coast Night at Monk's Pub
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Beers to be featured on draft: North Coast Le Merle Farmhouse Ale/Saison (7.9% ABV), PranQster Belgian-Style Golden Ale (7.6%), Grand Cru Belgian Strong Pale Ale (12.9%), Brother Thelonious Belgian-Style Abbey Ale (9.4%).

6:00 pm ♦ Revolution Brewmaster Dinner Series: Embeya
Embeya, 564 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-612-5640
This month's Revolution brewmaster Dinner Series will be at the brand new progressive Asian cuisine hotspot, Embeya. Tickets for the 4 course food and beer pairing are $55 per person and can be purchased by calling Embeya at 312-612-5640. This is not a beer dinner to be missed! Menu can be viewed at Embeya's web site.

7:00 pm ♦ Drinking & Writing Theatre - To Cure A Hangover
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Drinking & Writing takes the hit show "To Cure A Hangover" on the road. Each week in March, the show will be performed at a different Chicago brewery going from Goose Island, to Revolution Brewing, then Half Acre, and ending at the home of the Drinking & Writing Theater--Haymarket Pub & Brewery.
After much experimentation on themselves, Neo-Futurists Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda have cured the hangover. The cure will be unveiled during "To Cure A Hangover" which presents the experiments they performed on themselves (from sex to Pediatlye to cabbage...) along with the stories that go with the experiments and the hangover writing of drinkers and writers like Charles Bukowski, John Cheever, and Kingsley Amis. The cure cannot be revealed here but the authors assure you, "Drinking less is not the cure. That's the cure for not getting drunk." Running time is 65 minutes. Tickets for all events are $15 each and can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Thursday, Mar. 7

4:00 pm - 12:00 am ♦ Revolution Tap Take Over at Bigby's Pour House
Bigby's Pour House, 1700 W. Lake St., Addison, IL (630) 773-1050
14 amazing Revolution brews will be tapped.

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Tasting at Public House
Public House, 400 N State St Chicago, IL (312) 265-1240
Come and by and taste Goose Island India Pale Ale and Sofie.

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Cabrini Green Legal Aid Wine Tasting Event
Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., Chicago 312-575-0306
The Cabrini Green Legal Aid Young Professionals Board will host a special wine tasting at the Chicago French Market. The city's first and only year-round market place teamed up with the Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) to bring you a fun-filled evening of food, wine, craft beers and entertainment. The CGLA provides high-impact, no-cost legal services to low-income Chicagoans in four areas of law including: family, housing, criminal records and criminal defense. They integrate legal and social services in order to improve legal outcomes and extend its impact beyond crisis support. Tickets are available online for $50 each until 5 p.m. on March 6 at or at the door.

6:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ Tap This! First Anniversary
Fischman's Liquors & Tavern, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
Join us as we celebrate the first year anniversary of Tap This!
Boulevard Rye on Rye - Specialty Grain Beer (12% ABV), Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout (14.3%), Evil Twin Freudian Slip Barley Wine (10.3%), Dogfish Head Olde School Barley Wine (15%), Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine (11.5%), To Øl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine (12.5%).
Southern Mac and Cheese, Wagyu Wagon, Gigi's Bake Shop, Duck N Roll, Schnitzel King.

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