Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 6-9

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 6-9
I have all the supplies I need to wait out the frigid weather!

At last a few more craft beer events are trickling in. If you think this bone-chilling week's weather might keep you home, remember that allegedly Russian proverb:

“The church is near but the road is icy, the bar is far away but I will walk carefully”

And here's a not about a beer and soup pairing:

National Soup Month Beer Pairing at American Junkie
American Junkie Chicago, 15 Illinois St., Chicago 312-239-0995
Through January 31, American Junkie observes National Soup Month with a soup and beer pairing. Executive Chef Kendal Duque has specifically crafted these soups using seasonal ingredients and to pair perfectly with some of American Junkie's draft beers. Pairings include Smoked Chicken & Wild Rice Soup with Stone Cali-Belgique, and New England Clam Chowder with Deschutes Black Butte Porter. Soup alone is $7, or combine Soup and Beer, $12.

Monday, January 6

3:00 pm ♦ Dogfish Head is Back!
Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795
Beer Geeks celebrates Dogfish's Head's return to the Indiana market with a tap takeover. Although the logistics can and sometimes change at the last minute; scheduled keg tappings include: World Wide Stout, Indian Brown Ale, Hellhound on my Ale, 90 minute IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Midas Touch & Namaste! This is an all-day event.

Tuesday, January 7

4:00 pm ♦ Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Perennial Abraxis Imperial Stout: A highly sought after 10% ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Bell's Large Spotlight Night
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
Eight Bell's beers will be on tap. Come out and celebrate the cold and get yourself some Smitten! Amber Ale is also the January Beer of the Month at WoB Naperville!

Wednesday, January 8

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale, Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top. Over the top tasty! This is an incredible imperial stout with coffee, and sour cherries. Really a special treat!

4:00 pm ♦ Moa Brewing Company Night
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
From Moa Brewing in New Zealand, there beers to be tapped:
Breakfast, Euro-Style Breakfast Lager — 5.5% ABV
Methode, German Pilsener — 5.5% ABV
Hoppit, Imperial IPA — 8% ABV
St. Joseph's Tripel, Belgian-Style Tripel — 9.5% ABV
Stout-Barrel Reserve, Imperial Stout — 10.2% ABV

Thursday, January 9

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Bell's Expedition Stout & Brooklyn Chocolate Stout: Two great tastes that taste great together!

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