Beeronaut's Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 15-18

Beeronaut's Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 15-18
Revolution Brewing conquers some taps this week!

Monday, Apr. 15

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Heritage Radio Network-Traveling Salon Series at Monk's Pub
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Beer, Cheese, Raffles, and More! Join HRN at Monk’s Pub to swap kitchen stories, farmer updates, and mingle with the most progressive Tastemakers in Chicago. Come share your love of food with local chefs, farmers, artists, actors, creative local producers, musicians and more. Purchase tickets for at Eventbrite.

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Big Horn Maibock at RAM Rosemont
RAM Restaurant & Brewery, 9520 Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL (847) 692-4426
Brewed to celebrate the coming of Spring, Maibock is a traditional strong, malty, Bavarian lager with a nice copper color from a generous dose of Weyermann Vienna malt balanced by a hint of German Hallertauer hop spiciness. Estimated alcohol by volume: 6.5%. $15 for Mug Club Members and $20 for Guests. You will receive one food item from the Rosemont Menu, accompanied by 2 mugs of the Maibock

7:00 pm ♦ Ticket sales open for the Map Room Beer School
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Chicago, IL 773.252.7636
Greg Browne, brewmaster at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville, IL, is our regular guide. Students study several beers and learn exactly what they're tasting and the roles that the ingredients and the brewing process have in forming those aromas and flavors. Don't miss a great opportunity to enjoy fine beer, good company and expert tutelage. Tickets go on sale today at 7 p.m.for the next class, to be held April 20, 4 p.m. Topic: Seasonal beers. Limit, 45 people. Price, $25 per person. Hosted by Greg Browne. Call 773.252.7636 for more information. Cash only, maximum 2 tickets per purchase, and first come-first serve until all tickets have been sold. You must have a ticket to attend Beer School.

Tuesday, Apr. 16

4:00 pm - 1:30 pm ♦ We Got Stoned!
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Come join us for a Festival of Stone!
We are proud to be launching Stone Brewing's Enjoy By IPA. No two ways about it we are gonna get Stoned and we are gonna like it! Especially in our bellies! A night of fantastic flavor. Did we mention it will also be the second night of Chef Cleetus Friedman's new menu and if the weather agrees some Roof Deck fun!?
Chef Cleetus is sure to throw something delicious into the mix!
Check out the Draft List: Stone Enjoy By IPA, 16th IPA w/Green Tea, Stone IPA, Ruination IPA, Sublimely Self Righteous Ale, Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA, Imperial Russian Stout, Imperial Russian Stout w/Espresso Bean, Stone Pale Ale, Smoked Porter, Ruination IPA Double Dry Hopped w/Southern Cross, Pacific Gem, Helga and Mosaic Hops, and 2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine w/American & French Oak.

6:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Beer Drinker's Local 737 Union meeting
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Union leader Pete Crowley will be pouring a new release for card carrying members of the Beer Drinker's Union!

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Lagunitas Party
Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168
We will have on tap for $4: Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale, Lagunitas I.P.A., Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Fusion 16, A Lil Sumpin' Sumpin.' We got Mason Jars yo!

6:00 pm ♦ Initial Barley's Angels NW Indiana Meeting
Crown Brewing, 211 S. East St., Crown Point, IN (219) 663-4545
NWI finally has its own Barley's Angels chapter and their home is at Crown Brewing! The first meeting is on 4/16 at 6pm. The cost is $15 and includes pizza, a guided beer tasting and a brewery tour. Please send an e-mail to to sign up and get some more info.
Barley's Angels is a growing collection of individual chapters around the world that work with craft beer focused breweries, brewpubs, restaurants, alehouses and other public beer establishments to advance the female consumer craft beer enthusiast, resulting in increased patronage and revenue from women, while encouraging education and interest in beer among this often under-recognized demographic group. Barley's Angels on Facebook

6:30 pm ♦ Oskar Blues Beer Dinner at Wild Monk - La Grange
Wild Monk, 88 S. La Grange Ave., La Grange, IL 708-255-2337
Join Wild Monk for our April Beer Dinner Featuring Oskar Blues. The Dinner will begin @ 6:30 with a reception featuring Oskar Blues flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Other pairings include Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, G'Night Imperial Red, Old Chub Scotch Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils, Oskar the Grauch (a Smoked IPA Collaboration with Ska Brewing), Gubna Imperial IPA.
Reservations Call 708-255-2337. Purchase Tickets here. $50 per person (Tax & Gratuity Not Included)

AC/DB Collaboration7:00 pm ♦ Atlas/DryHop Collaboration Release
Atlas Brewing Company, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60614
We'll be tapping our latest rockin' collaboration with DryHop Brewers, "For Those About to Bock." This hoppy pale bock is loaded with Australian Galaxy and New Zealand Motueka hops. It features wonderful citrus, tropical fruit, and gooseberry notes, along with a clean lager finish. Come get some before it's gone!

Wednesday, Apr. 17

4:00 pm ♦ SKA Night at Monk's Pub
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
We will be featuring three beers from SKA Brewing Company on tap! Beers to be announced soon…

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Piccadilly Pub Ale Tapping/Dinner at RAM Wheeling
RAM Restaurant & Brewery, 700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL (847) 520-1222
Our take on the classic British pale ale is slightly more malt focused than an American style pale ale. We brought in traditional floor-malted Maris Otter barley from the UK for this seasonal release. Hazelnut and biscuit malt character is countered by herbal, spicy British hops. This truly is an English style ale. 5.5% ABV. $15 for Mug Club Members and $20 for Guests. For this tapping, you will receive one food item from the Wheeling Menu accompanied by 2 mugs of Piccadilly Pub Ale.

7:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ Ticket Sales for Half Acre's 5th Anniversary Party
OK, kids, we're throwing a Half Acre party during Chicago Craft Beer Week.
Why, you ask? Because we celebrated our 5th Anniversary last August and never truly celebrated, and frankly, that's bush league.
So, we're righting wrongs and teeing up the good times for some old fashioned no good. We're still ironing out the details for what will be a multi-floor kicker at the Ravenswood Billboard Factory. Rest assured, we will amass a commendable selection of your favorite carbonated snacks with hearty foodstuffs. All these digestables will partner with sights and sounds fitting of a celebration.
Join us on May 17th, where we'll party from 7-11 PM. Ticket includes food, beverage and entertainment for the evening. 21 and over with a valid ID. There is a limit of two tickets per purchaser. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 17th at 10 AM, and will cost $65 (+ fees). Visit Brown Paper Tickets to purchase tickets.

Thursday, Apr. 18

5:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tap Takeover
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison Ave., Chicago (312) 433-0013
Join us as we welcome our friends from Revolution Brewing as they overthrow our taps for a night!

6:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ Tap This! East Coast
Fischman's Liquors & Tavern, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
We tapped the west coast, stopped and had some stouts, then made our way up to Grand Rapids, MI for some delicious brews courtesy of Founders, and now we are hitting the East Coast. And we are hittin' it hard. Come on out as we Tap This! in style!
Smuttynose BA Zinneke, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary, Allagash Fluxus, Flying Dog Galaxy, Shmaltz BA Blockhead, Ommegang Biere D'Hougoumont, Dogfish Head Red & White, Dogfish Head 120 Minute, Southern Tier Creme Brulee 2011, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 2012, Sixpoint Apollo. Food trucks and live music!

6:30 - 7:30 pm ♦ Emmett's Brewmaster Dinner
Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main Street Downers Grove, IL 630.434.8500
Join us for one of our widely popular Brewmaster Dinners. The event starts at 6:30 pm with a beer reception where attendees can sample their choice of any of our handcrafted beers. During the reception hour Brewmaster Rob Hunter and the brewing staff, will conduct tours of our brewery and explain the beer making process. During dinner our chef and Rob will passionately explain their handiwork and how it applies to each of the five delicious courses. The price for this unique culinary experience is $59.95 per person, plus tax. Brewmaster Dinners are held semi-annually.

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tap Take Over! at Twisted Moose Sports Bar
Twisted Moose Sports Bar, 2616 Schaid Ct., McHenry, IL (815) 385-1488
We will be selling 5 favorite beers from the Revolution brand. Meet a Revolution Rep and ask all the questions you like.

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