Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 10-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 10-13

Monday, June 10

6:30 - 9:30 pm ♦ Boulevard Beer Dinner
Wildfire Oak Brook, 232 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL (630) 586-9000
Join us for a five course custom menu of food and craft beer pairings, featuring Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, the Midwest’s home for fine ales and lagers since 1989. Guest speaker Jim DeBolt, Boulevard Regional Sales Manager, will be on hand to share Boulevard’s mission of producing fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers and the first pairing, followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m., and is priced at $50.00 per person, plus tax & gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brad Wermager at 773-398-6960.

7:00 pm ♦ Tallgrass Brewing Co. Launch Party
Strange Beauty Show Salon, 1118 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago (773) 252-9522
Celebrate the Chicago launch of Tallgrass Brewing Co. from Kansas. Free food and music and a bountiful amount of Tallgrass beer will be on hand.
It's a private party so click here to request an invite. If you're lucky, we'll send you an email with your invitation, so cross your fingers and pay attention to your inbox. On Twitter? Use the hashtag, #TallgrassCHI for a chance to win cool prizes including a Tallgrass swag and 8-bit video games!

Tuesday, June 11

6:00 pm ♦ Emmett's Brewing Co. 500th Batch Tapping
Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 434-8500
Emmett's will be tapping their Quintennial IPA, which just happens to be the 500th batch brewed in Downers Grove.
The tapping starts at 6:00pm and costs $10 per person, which includes samples of the Quintennial IPA, Grilled Bratwurst with chips and German Potato Salad on their patio. Emmett's Brewmaster, Rob Hunter, will be on hand to visit and answer questions about the beer.

6:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Local 737 Meeting
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Union leader Pete Crowley will be pouring a new release from 6-7pm for card carrying members of the Beer Drinker's Union!
We'll be tapping a new batch of Rubber Monkey Belgian Wheat IPA, a recipe that was part of our collaboration with Greenbush Brewing, in Sawyer, MI!

Wednesday, June 12

Deschutes/Great Lakes Class of ’88
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago 773-772-2727
Join us as we tap some brews in honor of some craft movement pioneers, The Class of ’88.
Deschutes (famous for Black Butte Porter) and Great Lakes (famous for Edmund Fitzgerald porter) teamed up to create a special Imperial Smoked Porter to honor the occasion.
Deschutes/Great Lakes Imperial Smoked Porter, Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger IPA, Deschutes Fresh Squeeze

Solemn Oath/Haymarket Brewing Sexy Party III
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Dress up, drink up and be sexy! Join us as we welcome our brewing friends to bring Sexy back one more time! The whole crew form Solemn Oath, out in Naperville, will be here hanging out and we'll be tapping some awesomeness.
There are always some fun surprises - so come prepared to have a great time!

Allagash Special Release
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL
We'll be tapping Victor and Victoria Ale and Allagash White. Then at 8:00 pm, Wood, Bone & Steel performs live under Sheffield's famous Cottonwood tree. What is better than live music, outside with a beer in your hand!

5:00 pm ♦ Great Lakes IPA Night & Commodore Perry Firkin Tapping
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Join us at Franklin Tap for a Great Lakes Brewing IPA night featuring a special tapping of a Commodore Perry firkin along with Lake Erie Monster and Rye of the Tiger drafts. As always Edmund Fitzgerald, Elliot Ness and Burning River bottles will be available. Great Lakes's Chicago representative Ryan Herendeen will be in house from 5-8pm with giveaways, to talk Great Lakes beer and general merrymaking! The firkin will be tapped at 5pm sharp. For reservations call our event line at 312-922-8025.

6:00 pm ♦ Revolution Beer Dinner at The Cottage on Dixie
The Cotttage on Dixie, 18849 Dixie Hwy., Homewood, IL (708) 798-8263
Join Revolution at The Cottage on Dixie for a four-course dinner paired with some of our best brews. $40 a seat. Call 708-798-8263 for reservations. See the web site for menu.

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ WOB Naperville 1 Year Anniversary
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr., Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
Join us for our 1 year anniversary! We will have several anniversary beers on draught for you to enjoy!!
Beers on draught: Two Brothers 16 Year Anniversary, Revolution 3rd Year, Goose Island 25th Anniversary and Great Divide 19th Anniversary.

6:30 pm ♦ Speakeasy Ales & Lagers at Simone's
Simone's Bar, 960 W 18th St., Chicago 312.666.8601
Welcome to Prohibition! For one night only, Simone's will be transformed into a 1920's Speakeasy with a live Jazz Band, Flapper Girls, Stylish Men and tons of BOOZE. and a photobooth.
Featuring Speakeasy Ales & Lagers' Big Daddy IPA, Double Daddy IPA, Prohibition Amber Ale, Tallulah XPA.
Free Speakeasy glassware while supplies last and a custom Speakeasy Chrome bag giveaway and Friday passes to Riot Fest!

7:00 pm ♦ From Passion to Platform: Good Beer Hunting
Apple Retail Store, 679 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago (312) 529-9500
Join Michael Kiser, writer and photographer behind the Good Beer Hunting brand, as he talks about how he turned a passion into a platform and a bug into a business. He'll share his process and talk about how Mac, iPhone, and iPad helped make Good Beer Hunting the aspirational leader of the craft been industry. He'll also give some insights on what it means to be a pioneer for a passionate and discerning audience in today's hyper-connected world.
"Some things that I'll cover include:

  • the hardware and software I use to produce Good Beer Hunting's content
  • tips for producing content and engaging in an always-on culture
  • how I continue to develop a unique story, perspective, and impact an industry
  • where and who I pull inspiration from on a daily basis
  • how I managed to make the leap into a platform, and then a business, based on my passion for craft beer"

Click the store link above to make your reservation.

Thursday, June 13

4:00 pm ♦ Allagash & Artisanal Imports Tap Takeover at Monk's Pub
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Join us as Allagash & Artisanal Imports take over eight of our taps!
Allagash White ● Witbier ● 5% ABV
Allagash Blonde ● Belgian Blonde Ale ● 7.1% ABV
Victoria ● Belgian Strong Ale Brewed w/White Grapes ● 9% ABV
Victor ● Belgian Strong Ale Brewed w/Red Grapes ● 9% ABV
Artisanal Imports:
Urthel Saisonnierre ● Saison/Farmhouse Ale ● 6% ABV
Bockor 1892 ● Belgian Strong Golden Ale● 8.6% ABV
Meantime Barleywine ● 8.5% ABV
St. Feuillien Biere De L’Amitie ● Belgian Strong Ale ● 9.5% ABV

6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Dogfish Head Ahopeclipse Now!
Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL (847) 358-9150
Hosted by Zach Houlahan from Dogfish Head Brewery
Come and enjoy Rhizing Bines and Dogfish Head Sixty One on tap, plus 120 Minute bottles.

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Free Beer Tasting: Old World vs. New
Pizza Rustica, 3908 N. Sheridan Rd.,Chicago 773-404-8955
Join us for our most exciting Beer Battle yet as we pit classically brewed European styles against their North American craft counterparts in this Free Beer Tasting hosted by Pizza Rustica & Louis Glunz Beers.
This Battle includes Old Brewery English Pale Ale from Samuel Smith’s vs. Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, Sweetgrass APA, from Grand Teton. The Wheat contenders are Austria’s Old-World style Stiegl Weisse vs. Idaho’s New World entry, Howling Wolf Hefeweisen. You choose the Brews you like best. We’ll pick a winner from the entries at the end of the evening. The drawing winner receives the four-pack of your choice (two of each), delivered to your table the next time you come in.

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