Chicago Memorial Day and Weekday Craft Beer Events – May 25-29

Chicago Memorial Day and Weekday Craft Beer Events – May 25-29
When do we want it…?

There are still a few remnants of Chicago Craft Beer Week events, and a few Memorial Day pourings leading a slow week of recovery from all the foo-fa-ra. So I'm putting them all together here while waiting for those frickin' meteors to show up.

Sunday, May 25

10:00 am - 3:00 pm ♦ Half Acre Beer Brunch IV
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago 773-772-2727
Close out Chicago Craft Beer Week with our fourth annual Half Acre Beer Brunch.
Enjoy a “food flight” of 4 Half Acre beers paired with 4 small plates for one low price, $30.
Bone Storm American Black Ale, Golden Tuna Kölsch, Akari Shogun American Wheat, Vallejo West Coast I.P.A.
Reservations are encouraged via our website. Groups of 5 or more must call 773-772-2727 to reserve a table.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm ♦ Brewers' Brunch at Haymarket!
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
We'll be offering a special 3 Course brunch menu for $25 plus tax and gratuity, paired with our house brewed beers! Reservations highly recommended - call us! Also offering $4 20 oz Mimosas, Bloodies, Greyhounds & Screwdrivers!
House dry aged pepperone, kale & arugula, Michigan strawberry, Slagel Family Farm pickled duck egg, paired with Oscar's Pardon Belgian Pale
Ssage-pork sausage, shoestring fries, smoked paprika Hollandaise, ramps & morels, with Nalgada Belgian IPA
Coffee porter waffles, porter-chocolate barley creme, cherries, with Passionhouse Coffee Porter

12:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ Delilah's Lambic & Sour Beer Festival
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771
Delilah’s will be hosting its annual tasting of Lambic and Sour Beers. We will be tasting every possible variety of this spontaneously fermented Belgian beer that we can get our hands on, including but not limited to: Drie Fonteinen, Lindemans, Liefmans, Hanssens, Cherish, Chapeau, Mort Subite, St. Louis, Timmermans, Girardin, Belle Vue, Oud Beersel, Cantillon & Boon.
We will have three vintages of Drie Fonteinen Gueuze from a cast of over a dozen different Gueuzes, some very rare straight Lambic, a few highly sought after Faros (young Lambic flavored with candy sugar and spices) and a complete selection of fruit based Lambics (Framboise, Kriek, Peche...) all flavors and all possible intensities – around sixty Lambics in multiple vintages will be on hand. Various representative American and international Sour Beers (New Belgium La Folie, Goose Island Lolita, Panil Barrique, BFM, etc.) will also be available. This is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new Sour Beer enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado. The cost is $20 for twenty sample tickets and informational materials.

1:00 - 4:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Lolita/The Ogden Tasting
Standard Market, 333 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont, IL (630) 366-7030
We'll be tapping (and tasting!) two of our favorite Goose Island releases, one old (Lolita) and one new (The Ogden). Reps from the brewery will be on-hand to distribute "swag", shake hands, kiss babies, etc.

5:00 pm ♦ Beer School: The Sour Edition
The Green Lady, 3328 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago (773) 525-5571
Join The Green Lady, Owner/Brewmaster of Transient Artisan Ales Chris Betts, and Siebel Institute of Technology recognized Master of Beer Styles and Evaluation; Certified Cicerone; and owner of The Beer Temple Christopher Quinn as we focus critically, once again, on the age-old question: What's in the Glass? The centers of attention for this year's event are sour/wild ales and farmhouse ales. Featuring the beer of Transient Artisan Ales. Space is VERY limited. RSVP to: to reserve your spot.

Monday, May 26

11:00 am - 2:00 pm ♦ Memorial Day Brunch at Haymarket
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
It's a long holiday weekend - so we're adding an extra day of brunch! Join us for some Bacon Stuffed French Toast, or some Chorizo Eggs Benedict!

3:00 pm ♦ The Day After beer event
Local Option, 1102 W. Webster Ave., Chicago (773) 348-2008
Preliminary Tap list: Boulevard Saison Brett, Central Waters Exodus, Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The Fifth, Evil Twin Justin Blåbaer & Even More Jesus, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack, Lost Abbey Deliverance & Red Poppy, Maine Beer Lunch, Scratch Dandilion/Ginger Gruit, Herbal Porter, Gotlandsdrika & Lotus Seed Biere de Garde, Surly Pentagram.

Wednesday, May 28

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

Thursday, May 29

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Firestone Walker Parabola & Sucaba

7:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ New Belgium Tapping
World of Beer Evanston, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 328-3688
Join us for our final tapping of the month, featuring New Belgium out of Colorado!
The full draft line-up will include: Fat Tire (Amber ale, 5.2%), Summer Helles (pale lager, 5%), Coconut Curry Hefe (Hefeweizen brewed with coconut and spices, 8%), Yuzu (Imperial Berliner Weisse style brewed with Yuzu juice 8%), Gruit (Gruit hopped with herb mixtures, 6.6%), La Folie (sour brown ale, 7%), Cigar City Collaboration (ale brewed with anaheim and marash chilies, 8.5%)
Wild2 (Belgian-style dubbel brewed with schisandra, 8%), Brett Beer (sour ale, 7.5%)

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Ale Syndicate Beer Tasting
Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill, 8050 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL (847) 675-3737
Come meet the Ale Syndicate brewers and try out some of their beer.

7:00 pm ♦ Breckenridge Tap Takeover
Beer House Chicago, 322 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL (630) 268-1111
Join us for our Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado tap takeover!! We'll be featuring Ophelia, Barrel Aged 471, Vanilla Porter and Agave Wheat!

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