Update: Congratulations to Linda Sasenick, whose name I picked at random as the winner of the two tickets! Linda, please hit the "E-mail" link above so I can send your contact info to the folks at Fadó. Meanwhile, tickets are still available at the Eventbrite link below.
Also, I had some people try to enter the giveaway by email to me, and by commenting on the Facebook promotional post I put on my Craft Beer Fan Page. Unforetunately, I could not include them because I had stated you needed to comment right on this page. But I have another giveaway coming up, and I'll try to make the system a little simpler.
There must be some kind of karmic fallout for those who couldn't get to Dark Lord Day last week. How else to explain the beer festivals popping up in the week following: Delilah's on Sunday, Chouffe Fest, and now you have a beer fest at a traditional Irish bar.
The Fadó Craft Beer Fest is this Saturday, May 3, 4:00 to 7:00pm. It's at Fadó Irish Pub, 100 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 836-0066. The event's Facebook page explains that they had a similar festival in October, and based on the positive reaction, decided to host another one close to Chicago Craft Beer Week.
Tickets are $30 in advance, through Eventbrite, and $40 at the door if any are left. That will get you unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries. You'll also get a food token for your choice of Dublin Beer Battered Sausage Bites and chips, Soft Pretzels and chips, Fadó Mini Fish and Chips Cup, Chicken Tenders and chips, or Smithwick’s Mini Burgers and chips.
There will be a raffle benefiting the Imerman Angels, live music from the Acoustic Brothers and great food. Stick around after the sampling for more live music from Michael Heaton. They will also be showing the Kentucky Derby live and with sound on all screens during the event.
The preliminary beer list: Revolution A Little Crazy, Rosa & Galaxy Hero, Blue Moon Pine in the Neck & Farmhouse Red, Angry Orchard Ginger, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Lager, Porch Rocker (Radler), and New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection).
Once again, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Let's be frank: I'm offered tickets in return for a little publicity like this, but since I really can't go to all these events, I'd rather offer some to readers. So here we go:
Post a quick comment on the Facebook comments section below to enter. If you don't have a Facebook account, I understand; so just click the email link above to deliver a similar message. At 7 pm Thursday I'll pick a name at random and send a message or a Friend Request to get your contact information so I can get it to Fadó. Your names and contacts will not be used to marketing!