Craft Beer Events with Surly, November 18-21

Craft Beer Events with Surly, November 18-21
The Minnesota extreme brewer returns to Chicago this week!

Let's start off with the return of Minneapolis extreme brewers Surly to Chicago:

Monday, November 18

Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
Welcome back to Chicago Surly Brewing Company. To help celebrate their return to our amazing city, we’ll be tapping their flagship beer, Furious. We see a “sick” day in your future.

Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851
Starting at 6 pm. Cacao Bender (an Oatmeal Brown Ale with coffee, vanilla bean and cacao nibs) and Dampfbier (an All Malt German Steam-style beer) and also the ever-popular Furious. Founder Omar Ansari will be onsite shortly after 6pm.

Tuesday, November 19

Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL
Draft of Furious, Dumpster Fire and El Hefe Negro

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago (312) 266-0400
They're baaaaaaaaaack! And we need your help to welcome our old friends back to town for one of the premiere tappings since their return to the biggest, baddest city there is.
We will furiously be pouring Furious, as well as two more specialty beers that you'll just have to show up to find out what they are! You might even spot Surly's owner and founder.
The first tapping starts at 6:30pm.

World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr., Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
Yes! Surly Brewing Company is back in Illinois and will be flowing here @wobnaperville starting this Tuesday!


Monday, November 18

Two Brothers & Burger Night at Troquet
Troquet, 1834 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago (773) 334-5664
Troquet and Two Brothers Brewery announce a special Burger and Brew night, with a special burger and beer flight special for $20 per person, not inclusive of tax or gratuity. You'll also have the chance to talk with and learn from representatives from Two Brothers, who will be at the restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. COST: $20 per person

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Tasting & Pairing at Rockit Bar & Grill
Rockit Bar and Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, Chicago (312) 645-6000
Cost: $30. Meet Goose Island representatives at individual tasting stations that include a food pairing with four of Goose Island's top beers: Matilda, Pere Jacques, Sofie, and Pepe Nero.
To purchase tickets for this event got to: rockitbarandgrill.com/gooseisland

6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Chicago Go(u)ld Tapping Party with Robbie Gould
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery is hosting a Chicago Go(u)ld Tapping Party, benefiting The Goulden Touch. Join Chicago Bears Kicker, Robbie Gould, for the return of everyone's favorite brew, Chicago Gould, and Monday Night Football! The event includes a silent auction, prizes, live music from MER & DJ Jonathan Marks from Hey Champ as well as a specially fired burger called "The Kicker."
A portion of the evening's sales benefit The Goulden Touch, a 501c3 charitable organization started by Robbie Gould in 2011 with a mission to simply help those in need - and focuses on education, health, social service and medical research. A $10 Suggested Donation at the door gets you a sample of the Chicago Go(u)ld', a raffle ticket and meet & greet with Robbie.

6:30 - 9:30 pm ♦ Winter Brews Beer Dinner
Wildfire Oak Brook, 232 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL (630) 586-9000
Warm up this winter with Wildfire's picks for the season's best brews, including Anderson Valley, Krombacher, Stone Brewing, Finch's and Almar Orchards. The evening features a five course custom menu beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers, followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. The event 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.

8:00 pm - 12:00 am ♦ Arcade Brewery/Flesk Brewing archnemesis Release Party
Township, 2200-2202 N. California, Chicago (773) 384-1865
Flesk Brewing Company and Arcade Brewery have crossed paths, mixed up some ideas, and have developed a collaboration beer called archnemesis, a Smoked American Brown Ale brewed with ancho chile peppers. Join us at Township to celebrate with some delicious pints, awesome bands, and cool giveaways.
Performing...
Il Tandre Neu (9PM -10PM)
Air Guitar World Champion Nordic Thunder will perform his 6:66 tribute to Slayer (10PM)
Dog & Wolf (11:30 - ?)
PLUS...Arcade Brewery and Flesk Brewing Company swag giveaways!

Tuesday, November 19

5:00 pm ♦ Ten Ninety Brewing Meet n' Drink
Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
Come check out one of Chicagoland’s newest breweries and meet owner/brewer Brian Schafer. We’ll be pouring two Ten Ninety beers on tap, Jaggery Tripel and their Imperial Porter made with cayenne pepper and tart pomegranate juice. We’ll also have a limited amount of their branded glassware to give out with the purchase of these beers.

6:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Spotlight
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr., Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
We will have Goose Island Two More Weeks, Night Stalker, Illinois IPA, Cucumbersome, Marisol and En Passant on tap, giveaways and a representative from brewery on site to pass out samples of their delicious beer and answer any questions you may have about them. All beers will be tapped at 6:00pm!

6:30 pm ♦ Winter Brews Beer Dinner
WildFire Glenview, 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview (847) 657-6363
See Monday's listing for WildFire Oak Brook.

6:30 - 9:00 pm ♦ RB Orland Chef & Brewer's Dinner
Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021
We are taking reservations for our final Chef and Brewer's Dinner of the year. The menu will have an Italian / Mediteranean theme. $50 all inclusive.

8:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ A Night of Temperance
The Green Lady, 3328 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago (773) 525-5571
Come out and meet the owner and the brewmaster of Evanston's first and only brewery, Temperance! We will have flowing: a special cask; Restless Years; Gatecrasher; Root Down; and Smittytown Tart (First. Tapping. Ever!) We will be passing around samples of the beer - giving away glassware - have a specially priced Temperance Beer Company Flight - and have a raffle (one ticket per Temperance purchase)

Wednesday, November 20

Revolution Beer Release Wednesday
Revolution Brewing Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-BREW
Our Nov. 20 release is Congressional Approval, a strong and sweet all-malt wheat wine approaching 10% ABV.

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Imperial Red tappings: Greenbush Remnant of the Dragon & Revolution Red Skull!

5:00 pm ♦ St. Feuillien / Green Flash Collaboration Tapping
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Franklin Tap will hold a tapping party featuring two collaborative brews by Belgium's Brasserie St. Feuillien and San Diego's Green Flash Brewing Company.
The tavern will tap Belgian strong pale ale Biere De L'Amitie (9.5% ABV, 9-ounce pour $9) and Belgian Coast IPA (7.5% ABV, 9-ounce pour $8) Also on tap will be St. Feuillien La Blanche Witbier (6.3% ABV, 9-ounce pour, $7) and Green Flash West Coast IPA (7.3%ABV, 16-ounce pour $6). Certified Cicerone Adam Schultz of Artisanal Imports and Mario Lopez of Green Flash will be on hand to discuss the beer collaboration as well as the two breweries. Lopez will provide samples of the West Coast IPA.

5:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Hopsoulution Tapping
Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 201 W. State St., Geneva, IL 630-232-7965
Come out and grab a limited edition Bell's beer and enjoy a Winter White as well.

6:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ DryHop/iNG Restaurant Collab Release Party
DryHop Growler Sunday - DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago (773) 857-3155
Our first iNG Restaurant collaboration debuts with the release of Rat Pack, an Old Fashioned Ale brewed with orange peel, cherry puree, oak chips, candi sugar, and spicy Nugget and Saaz hops.
We will also release two additional collaborations – a take on an Old Fashioned cocktail and a shared tapas-style plate inspired by iNG’s Salvador Dali-inspired tasting menu, launching Wednesday, November 20.

6:00 pm ♦ 5 Rabbit Huitzi Release Party
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago (773) 807-2361
Join the gang from 5 Rabbit to celebrate the release of their winter seasonal beer, Huitzi (9% ABV, 22 IBU). This Belgian-style strong golden ale is brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts, hibiscus flowers, ginger, Thai palm sugar and local Chicago honey, yielding aromas and flavors that are so fresh and spicy, you'll think of this beer as a winter cooler. Huitzi, named for the Aztec hummingbird sun god, Huitzilopochtli, has an elegant mouthfeel inspired by the famous "aguas frescas" of Mexico. Fruity, layered and smooth, with hints of ginger, honey and more, it's perfect for any of life's celebratory moments, large or small!
Of course, no 5 Rabbit celebration is complete without some great food, so the brewery's inimitable cognoscenti of comestibles Randy Mosher and Nancy Cline will be bringing an assortment of fine cheeses and desserts to pair with the beer.
We'll also be pouring 5 Vulture Oaxacan-Style Dark Ale (6.4% ABV, 35 IBU) and 5 Rabbit Golden Ale (5.3% ABV, 32 IBU) for your drinking pleasure.

6:30 - 9:00 pm ♦ Local Hero Beer Dinner
Lemon Tree Grocer, 935 W. Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 969-9869
$55/person + tax & gratuity - 6:30pm Reception - 7pm Dinner.
We're debuting Revolution's Local Hero IPA & you're able to preorder Mean Gene Porter & Bean Gene Porter. Featured beers brewed in Chicago include Revolution's Eugene, Red Skull, Coup D'Etat, Fistmas & Local Hero. RSVP Derek@LemonTreeGrocer.com

6:30 pm ♦ Winter Brews Beer Dinner
Wildfire Schaumburg, 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 995-0100
See Monday's listing at WildFire Oak Brook.

6:30 pm ♦ Beer Academy - Sour Beers
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Cost: $20 per person. Join Goose Island brewers on the last Wednesday of each month to learn about a different beer theme. Enjoy a sample of different beers from various craft breweries. To RSVP call 312.915.0071.
The last 2013 Beer Academy on December 18 will feature Holiday Brews.

6:30 - 8:00 pm ♦ Binny's Beer School with WGN Radio's Wendy Snyder
Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago (312) 664-4394
Featuring Beers from Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Unibroue and Petrus. To reserve your spot call: 312-768-4400. A suggested minimum donation of $20 will benefit WGN's Neediest Kids Fund.

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Clark Street Dog & Bar Beer Tasting
Clark Street Dog and Bar, 3040 N. Clark St., Chicago 773-281-6690
Clark Street Dog and Bar, hosts their quarterly beer tasting, highlighting the restaurant's Goose Island beer selection, including Harvest Ale, 312, and Clark Street Dog Ale, an American Ale made by the brewery specifically for the bar. All of these are available as drafts for $3.50. Bottles include Matilda and Sophie, $6. Pepe Nero and Ten Hills, a seasonal pale ale, will also be available for sampling.
In addition, a Goose Island Beer Co. Brand Ambassador will be on hand to pass out samples and educate attendees about the Brewery and their wide array of beer selections.

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tapping Event Revolution / Firestone Walker Dos Osos IPA , Deth's Tar, and Red Skull
Stocks and Blondes, 40 N Wells St, Chicago (312) 372-3725
Join us as we tap some of Revolution's most sought after beers. Don't be late or you may miss the chance to ever taste these exclusive beers.

7:00 pm ♦ Metropolitan’s Magnetron Schwarzbier Launch!
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851
Come be the first to try Metropolitan’s exciting new Schwarzbier! If you come early, there will be a bit of meat to accompany!

7:00 pm ♦ Deschutes Night at Bar on Buena
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago 773-525-8665
Deschutes Brewery may be relatively new for Chicagoans, but it has been supplying the Pacific Northwest with quality brews for over 25 years! The Bar on Buena is excited to host a night toasting to Deschutes Brewery with delicious brews, magic beer technology, swag and more! In appreciation for all of the brewery's hard work and dedication to the art of the brew, guests can enjoy a magically enhanced holiday brew, a special fresh hop draught and one Deschutes classic! Beers will start at $4 with a special flight of all three for $8.
The Draft List: Chainbreaker White IPA, Bond Street Hop Trip (Fresh Hop Pale Ale), Holiday Spiced Jubelale (Winter Jubelale infused via a Randall with holiday spices. A lovely winter warmer made even better with holiday flavor!)

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Left Hand 20 Year Anniversary w/Eric Wallace
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago (312) 266-0400
Come celebrate Left Hand Brewing Company's 20 year anniversary with 20 beers at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap!! We have 5 very special "retired" beers as well as the only Chicago appearance of Fade to Black vols. 1-4. (Gold Medal winning vol.1 I might add) Did I mention Eric Wallace, co-founder, will be present? We will have a Photo Booth and special giveaways for every 20th Left Hand beer purchased. All this and Jake's award winning wings!
Draft List: Fade to Black vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4, vol. 5, Jackman's Pale Ale (retired), Munich Dark Lager (retired), Dunkelweiss (retired), Deep Cover Brown Ale (retired), Motherlode Golden Ale (retired), St. Vrain Tripel, Week Sauce Coffee Porter, 400# Monkey IPA, Safety Round #1, & Milk Stout Nitro.

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 October 19 through November 20 on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21

4:00 pm ♦ Potosi Brewing Company Night at Monk's Pub
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Featured Potosi beers on tap include Tangerine IPA - 6.5% ABV; Snake Hollow American IPA - 7%; Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale - 6.5%; Oatmeal Stout - 8%.

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Firestone Walker Double DBA. It is amazingly similar in many respects to their barrel fermented DBA and possesses everything we love about that beer times two. English caramel malts lend rich toffee character that pairs well with assertive medium toast American oak barrels.

5:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Bell's Tap Event
The Tap House Grill, 3341 West Main St., St. Charles, IL (630) 443-1664
Try some limited Bell's beers alongside the current seasonal and some year-round favorites. Tapping includes Hopsoulution, Wheat Love, Le Contrebassiste, Le Batteur, Smoked Lager, Special Double Cream Stout, Two Hearted, Lager Beer, Oarsman and Winter White.

5:00 pm ♦ Summit Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Third Rail
Chicago Party Animals, 1133 W Fulton Market - First Floor, Chicago (773) 383-3647
Join us for many delicious Summit brews including Oatmeal Stout, Saga IPA, Winter Ale, Pils & a special tapping of a Summit Cask Ale!

5:00 pm ♦ Church Street Tap Takeover!
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison Ave., Chicago (312) 433-0013
We are bringing Church Street's Itasca tap room downtown to save you all a trip! 9 different Church Street Brewing Co offerings. All $4. We will be donating $1 from each Beer bought Thursday to help fellow Illinoisans in Washington IL and Coal City IL. Just got word that Church street will be Matching this donation! Please come and drink Craft Beer for a cause.

6:30 pm ♦ Emmett's Downers Grove Brewmaster Dinner
Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main St., 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. 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 at each of Emmett's 3 locations. More info here.

6:30 pm ♦ Revolution Fistmas Sampling
Gatsby's Pizza & Pub, 427 E. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights
Get a sample of Revolution Fistmas - or up it to a $5 pint!

7:00 pm ♦ Vanderbush Special Release
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989
Join for the special tapping of Greenbush’s Barrel Aged Vanderbush - an American Trippel with 30% raw Vandermill Apple Cider.
We'll be showcasing several special Vandermill Ciders and Greenbush Beers including Vandermill Cyser Van Doom, Loving Cup and Sergeant Bartlett.
Greenbush Star Chicken Shot Gun IPA, Vindication Blueberry Ale, Emptiness Apricot Wheat
As well as a Firkin or two from Greenbush & Vandermill
We'll also be featuring Sheffield's collaboration with Greenbush: Kaiser The Aristocrat Rye Pale Ale fermented with Bosc “Kaiser” Pear juice and dry-hopped with Ahtanum hops- 7.5% ABV - 63 IBU’s
In addition, Certified Cicerone® & former Sheffield’s Beer Director, Phil Kuhl of Wirtz Beverage will be guest bartending in The Beer School Bar for the evening and donating all his tips to the Wirtz Warriors Fund. Wirtz Warriors is supporting “Operation Homefront” and bringing awareness to the program. Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale assistance to our troops, for the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home.

10:30 pm - 12:00 am ♦ Lake Effect Unholy Molé Pizza Party
Dimo's Pizza, 1615 N. Damen Ave., Chicago (773) 525-4580
Lake Effect's Unholy Mole Stout's release will be at a party with Dimo's Pizza Wicker Park, and Man B Que. Delicious pizza pairings with the beer and special entertainment planned. 3 beers, 3 slices, $30.

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