Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Monday, May 20

Monday, May. 20

Tyanena Spotlight at World of Beer
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
Join us for a Tyranena Spotlight. We will have 3 delicious brews on draught and a rep. from the brewery to answer any questions you may have. Beers on draught: Scurvey IPA, Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown, Shagging in the Woods.

Bedlam in Belgium (through May 30)
Rock Bottom Orland Park
, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
Bedlam in Belgian is coming to Orland Park in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week. A different Belgian beer/ event every day for 10 days starting Monday, May 20th- you have to come see it to believe it!
May 20 "Bedlam" barrel aged Belgian sour
May 21 Devil's Thumb Belgian Golden Ale
May 22 Raspberry White Ale
May 23 Belgian Brun
May 24 Fallen Angel Belgian Dubbel
May 25 Ray's Belgian Blonde
May 26 Blitzen Belgian Tripel
May 27 "Without a Paddle" barrel aged Belgian Kriek
May 28 Belgian Red Ale
May 29 Cezanne Saison
May 30 White Eye PA

5:00 pm ♦ Ale Syndicate Trio at The Beer Bistro
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison Ave., Chicago (312) 433-0013
We will be featuring Ale Syndicate Brews! Richie Imperial Porter, Municipal IPA & Sunday Session. Meet the Brewers and Owners of this new Chicago brewery.

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Brown Line Brews
Long Room, 1612 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 665-4500
A showcase of the breweries along the Brown Line, where both the Cicerone Certification Program and The Long Room also reside.
Confirmed breweries include Half Acre, Begyle, Atlas, Metropolitan, DryHop, and Spiteful. Also on hand will be two great Brown Line businesses, Brew Camp and Bottles & Cans.
In addition to highlighting the neighborhood's local beers, the night also serves as a meet-up for Chicago-area people who have reached a level of certification in the Cicerone Certification Program ... and the first round is on us! If you are a Certified Beer Server or a Certified Cicerone, we'll give you a custom glass and your first beer! (Good for the first 100 people who claim it!)
We're asking for RSVPs from Certified Cicerones and Certified Beer Servers through Brown Paper Tickets. However, ALL ARE WELCOME even if you're not a Certified Cicerone or Certified Beer Server (while you won't be eligible for a complimentary beer and glass, we'll have other goodies on hand for you, including raffles from the Cicerone Certification Program, Brew Camp and Bottles & Cans). No RSVP necessary!

6:45 - 10:30 pm ♦ Beyond The Brew: Barrel Aging
Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 525-2508
Tickets at Eventbrite, or save the $3.19 ticket fee and request a paper ticket:
Beyond The Brew is a panel/discussion featuring the best in American Craft Beer. Similar to SXSW or TED, these are informative talks that leave you with a new understanding of what craft beer is and the personalities behind it. What sets this event apart, is that it is coupled with interactive, craft beer tasting. But not just any tasting, each sample is hand selected by the featured speaker of the night, so that every 10-20 minutes, we will pause for that particular brewer (or distiller) to share that beer with the audience and speak on why it is special. Beyond The Brew is not just an informative panel or a tap takeover, Beyond The Brew is an interactive, entertaining, informative beer gathering that you will never forget.
This ticket price includes the discussion, four 4oz. beer samples (chosen by the 4 speakers), and a limited number of tastings before and after the panel.
Cory King - Perennial Brewing (St. Louis, MO)
Tim Faith - New Holland Brewing (St. Holland, MI)
John Laffler - Off Color Brewing (Chicago, IL)
Kyle Henderson - Angel's Envy Bourbon (Louisville, KY)

7:00 pm ♦ Goose Island's 25th Anniversary Ale Release
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-3905
Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter, Brewmaster Emeritus Greg Hall, and the Pub Brewmaster Nick Barron crafted a beer to celebrate the faithful drinkers who supported them for the past 25 years. Inspired by the special unreleased beer call “Honker’s Deluxe,” this Extra Special Bitter is brewed with Maris Otter malt and dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings. It exhibits the rich malt and rustic hop flavors found in the English ales that originally inspired Goose Island’s founder, John Hall to open the brewery in 1988.

7:00 pm ♦ Beer Dinner with Revolution
Whole Foods Market, 1550 N. Kingsbury Street Chicago (312) 587-0648
Join the ever-revolutionary Chef Won and Flesh for Food as they perfectly pair five courses of food with five different beers from Revolution Brewery. Located in Logan Square, Revolution is one of Chicago's best breweries. Please specify whether you prefer a meat or vegetarian option. Register by visiting the customer service desk, calling 312.587.0648 or online by clicking here.

7:00 pm ♦ Bangers and Lace and Perennial Artisan Ales Beer Dinner
Bangers and Lace, 1670 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 252-6499
Tickets: $75 at Brown Paper Tickets. Food pairing with Perennial Ales like Aria Belgian ale, Savant Beersel Sour/wild ale, Saison De Lis, Hommel Bier Belgian ale, Black Walnut Dunkel, Barrel aged Abraxis Imperial stout, and Nightcap Mint Chocolate Stout.

8:00 - 11:30 pm ♦ Face-off with Metropolitan and Off Color Brewing
Paddy Long's Irish Pub, 1028 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago (773) 290-6988
We're not saying that we're NOT going to have a boot-drinking competition. Metropolitan Arc Welder Dunkel Rye will be on tap vs. a TBA from Off Color, as well as many other delicious beers.

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