Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 8-10
This major beer festival returns to the Aragon Ballroom for 2014

Friday-Saturday, November 8-9

Beer Hoptacular
Lacuna Artist Loft Studios, 2150 S. Canalport Ave‎., Chicago
Sessions: Fri: 6:00 pm, Sat: 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
Lacuna Artist Loft Studios welcomes Beer Hoptacular and our fans to put on another show of craft brewing, home brewing and DIY fun. Tickets are still on sale, $45, or VIP passes for $85.
Participating brewers include:
Abita, Bell's, Baderbräu, Blue Moon, Boston Beer Co., Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn, Buffalo Bill's, Central Waters, Chicago Beer Company, Crispin Cider, Dark Horse, Destihl, Emmett’s, Founders, Finch’s, 5 Rabbit, Flossmoor Station, Goose Island, Great Lakes, Half Acre, Haymarket, Julian Hard Cider, Lake Bluff, Lake Effect, Lakefront, Lagunitas, Left Hand, Leinenkugel, Lexington, Lucky Monk, MacTarnahan’s, Magic Hat, Magners Irish Cider, Milwaukee Brewing Co., Negra Modelo, New Belgium, New Holland, Oskar Blues, Perennial, Piece, Pyramid, Revolution, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint, Stone,
Summit, Tighthead, Two Brothers, Uinta, Uncommon, Victoria, Victory and Widmer Brothers.

Friday, November 8

11:00 am - 12:00 mid ♦ Celebrate Stout Day at Franklin Tap
Franklin Tap, 325 South Franklin Street, Chicago
We celebrate one of our favorite styles of beer, the Stout. It's the perfect time of year for this roasty, malty brew! Featured on tap: Guinness, New Holland The Poet oatmeal stout, Revolution Deth's Tar, Great Divide Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti, Finch's Secret Stache, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, and Southern Tier 2X Stout.

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Beer and Cheese Happy Hour
Atlas Brewing Company, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-295-1270
Come try cheeses from Pastoral Artisan Cheese that we've chosen to compliment a flight of our beers.

5:00 pm ♦ Maple Tree Inn November Cellar Reserve Series
Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461
Every Friday in November, we are opening the vault and tapping some very rare, exclusive beers from our cellar. All tappings are at 5:00 pm. Today, Nov. 8: De Struise Cuvée Delphine (Baller-Aged Black Albert)

7:00 pm ♦ St. Barnabas Parish presents Uncorked
St. Barnabus Catholic Church, 1021 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago (773) 779-1166
An unforgettable evening of over 100 fine wine and craft beer tastings, live music, small bites, and more. Tickets are $30 in advance at Town Armanetti Liquor, 10000 S. Western Ave., or $35 at the door.

Saturday, November 9

DryHop Growler Saturday
DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago (773) 857-3155
Ready for another Growler Saturday? Cool. Because we’re having one. 50% Chance of Death, our 6.5% Saison collab with I.B.W., and Shark Meets Hipster, our 6% Wheat IPA, will both be available for $11 in 64-oz growlers (includes fill and glass, $7 if you already have the glass).

12:00 - 4:00 pm ♦ DiCarlo Fall Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival
Doubletree Hotel, 510 E. IL Route 83, Mundelein, IL
Join DiCarlo's to experience Lake County’s Premier Wine, Food and Craft Beer Festival. We will once again showcase hundreds of fine wines, dozens of Craft Beers and local restaurants will once again feature their tasty fare!!! Included is a $10 Crystal Wine Tasting Glass - yours to keep! We also have a block of rooms reserved at the Doubletree Hotel for only $89/night, which includes a complimentary, exquisite breakfast the next morning at Karma Restaurant (located in the hotel)! Please mention the event when making your reservation in order to get our special room rate.
Preferred Member Price: $30.00, reserve your spot at this link.

1:00 pm ♦ Pilsner Urquell: Unfiltered & Unpasteurized Keg Tapping!
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Join us as we celebrate 170 years of the world's first and finest pilsner beer, Pilsner Urquell! As a special treat, the folks at the brewery have express shipped us a very special keg of unfiltered, unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell, filled directly from the wooden fermentation vessels at the brewery in Plzen, Czech Republic. We were chosen as one of the premiere beer bars in the country, and the only place in Illinois you'll be able to try this fantastic fresh version of the worlds finest pilsner.
Join us as we tap this special keg. Meet the folks from Pilsner Urquell and learn about the great history behind this world famous brand. There will be Pilsner Urquell give-aways including commemorative t-shirts and more! Keg Will Be Tapped at 1pm. First Come, First Served.

1:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ Local Products Expo
Standard Market, 333 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont, IL (630) 366-7030
We will be hosting the boys of Bourbonnais' own Brickstone Brewery from 1-4 (that's some serious alliteration!). Join us for side-by-side-by-side tastings of their GABF (and WBC) award-winning American Pale Ale, Belgo-APA, and Hop Skip 'N I'm Drunk Double APA. There will be other breweries on-hand to sample their wares, and a host of other store-wide local product-centric tastings, specials, and more! Come join us!

3:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ Founders Beer Tasting
Berkot's Super Foods, 20005 S Wolf Road, Mokena, IL (708) 479-7411
A sampling of Founders Brewing.

8:30 pm ♦ The Brewprints Part 1: 40 Scenes on Hops
Drinking & Writing Theater @ Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Price: $15. Tickets through the Drinking & Writing website.
The Brewprints is a tetralogy (that's 4!) of separate and distinct shows by former Neo-Futurists Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda, dissecting and deconstructing each of the 4 ingredients of beer: water, hops, yeast and grain. The Brewprints runs through November 20 on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10

9:00 - 3:00 pm ♦ Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village VFW Hall, 400 E. Devon Ave. - Elk Grove Village, IL
The show will feature all types of breweriana such as: beer cans, signs, trays and microbrewery items. Annual membership is $10.00. Member Sellers: Table fee is $5.00 each. Non-Member Sellers: Table fee is $10.00. General admission $1.00. Bring your brewery items in for a FREE appraisal! For information, call John Warnick, 708-764-BEER.
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12:00 pm ♦ Revelry Release Party at Two Brothers Roundhouse
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL (630) 264-2739
As the days get shorter and the cool air settles in, we all reminisce on the summer days gone by. But just because the sun sets earlier, doesn't mean the party has to end. Crisp winds and campfires, fall colors and football all lend themselves to this year’s release of our Revelry Imperial Red Ale. Join the Two Brothers Brewing Company at the Roundhouse for a day of drinking, eating and celebrating the autumn season. Cheer on the Bears at noon & stay for the boisterous merry making that is the definition of Revelry.
Tasting Menu for the Party:
North Country Smokehouse pork belly, delecata squash, sherry vinegar reduction
Seared scallops, hazelnut brown butter, sautéed kale
Hooks Bleu Cheese crusted beef tenderloin, sweet potato chips
Roasted pumpkin and feta cannelloni, sage buerre blanc, celery micro greens
Pear and ginger tart, Grahams vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzle
Smore bars

Roundhouse favorites offered as well:
Fish Tacos
Roundhouse burger
Classic burger
Vegan Enchiladas
Beer Brezen
Cane and Ebel beer mussels

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