Small Brewer Chicago Craft Beer Week Events

Wednesday: Oops! I had a interview for an upcoming article, but hit the wrong button on my recorder. So I gotta write up my notes tonight while there's still a piece of it in my head. Added a few more brewers, though!

I have my usual crush of projects going on, as well as full-time work with a long commute. So I am trying something different, instead of the daily Chicago Craft Beer Week updates I've done in the past. Rather, I want to show the love to smaller and startup local brewers by focusing on events where they will be pouring. I'll still have some select events in my regular updates, and I will always alert you to Bourbon County Stout pourings, but my plan is to highlight Chicago's craft scene.

This is an ongoing list that will be updated as I go along. So if your beer is not here, please let me know! Each event name is linked to the listing on the CCBW web site.

Ale Syndicate

Aquanaut (formerly Strange Pelican)

Begyle

Berghoff

  • May 15 & 20, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Flights & Bites, Berghoff Restaurant, Chicago Loop. 5 beers and small bite pairings.

BrickStone

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. One Night Blonde Session IPA Release Party, at BrickStone in Bourbonnais.
  • May 15, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Clock Out Tap In at Public House, River North. Paired bites with BrickStone American Pale Ale.
  • May 16, 7:00 pm. Wisconsin vs Illinois Tap Takeover. Liquid Blues, Woodstock. (Come taste BrickStone’s APA alongside brews from other great breweries in Illinois and Wisconsin!)

Bucket List

  • May 23, 7:00 pm. Mini Tap Takeover with Slap Shot at Beer House Chicago, Lombard. Breaking 80 American pale ale with Citra and Simcoe hops, and Bad Leroy Brown El Dorado imperial brown with El Dorado hops. There may be a special Chicago Brew Bus outing to Lombard.

BuckleDown

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.
  • May 17, 7:00 pm. Tap Takeover at Beer House Chicago, Lombard.

Chain o' Lakes

DryHop

  • May 16, 6 pm. Goose Island Collaboration release at DryHop. With Goose's Five Sisters: Lolita, Juliet, Madame Rose, Halia, and Gillian.
  • May 17, 12 p.m. - Closing. Local Cask Day, Fountainhead, Montrose & Damen

18th Street

Emmett's

  • May 20, 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Tap Takeover at Standard Market, Westmont. Featuring Emmett's Red and Pale Ales, as well as a Maibock and an Imperial Pilsner.

Finch's

5 Rabbit

Flossmoor Station

4 Hands

Geneva Lake

Goose Island

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Tap-a-Palooza, Village Tap, Roscoe Village. Bourbon County Stout (I always make sure to mention BCS appearances).
  • May 15, 6:00 p.m. Vintage Goose Island Night, Fireside Restaurant, Ravenswood. Bottles of Bourbon County StoutBourbon County Barley Wine, and drafts of Kisetsu and Lolita.
  • May 16, 11 am - Midnight. Chi-PA at Franklin Tap. The Illinois Imperial IPA.
  • May 16, 11:30 am. GI Rare Brews Tap Takeover at Fish Bar, Roscoe Village. Lolita, Madame Rose, Flanders Oud Bruin,  Rasselbock, The Odgen, Bourbon County Stout 2013
  • May 16, 6 pm. DryHop Collaboration release at DryHop. With Goose's Five Sisters: Lolita, Juliet, Madame Rose, Halia, and Gillian.
  • May 20, 11 am-Midnight. Goose Island Tap Takeover at Franklin Tap, The Loop. Rasselbock dark rye, The Ogden tripel, The Illinois IIPA, Kisetsu Sake Saison, Night Stalker.

Hailstorm

Half Acre

  • May 16, 11 am - Midnight. Chi-PA at Franklin Tap. Vallejo on draft, Daisy Cutter, Heyoka in cans.
  • May 17, 12 p.m. - Closing. Local Cask Day, Fountainhead, Montrose & Damen

Haymarket

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.

Jolly Pumpkin

Local Option Bierwerker

Metropolitan

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.
  • May 17, 12 p.m. - Closing. Local Cask Day, Fountainhead, Montrose & Damen

Off Color

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.

Only Child

One Trick Pony

Penrose

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. Chicago Doet Belgique at SmallBar Division: Pouring Devoir Saison
  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.

Pipeworks

  • May 15th 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.
  • May 16, 11 am - Midnight. Chi-PA at Franklin Tap. Bottles of Attack of the Devil Lettuce, Citra Imperial IPA, Ninja vs Unicorn.

Revolution

  • May 16, 11 am - Midnight. Chi-PA at Franklin Tap. Crystal Hero, Double Fist, Galaxy Hero on draft, Anti-Hero in cans.
  • May 17, 12 p.m. - Closing. Local Cask Day, Fountainhead, Montrose & Damen

Slap Shot

  • May 23, 7:00 pm. Mini Tap Takeover with Bucket List at Beer House Chicago, Lombard. Blue Eyed Blonde, a blonde ale with blueberries, & McLaughlin's Red Eye coffee porter.

Small Town Brewery

Solemn Oath

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. Chicago Doet Belgique at SmallBar Division: Pouring Chin Finger (Petite Belgo Quad)
  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party, featuring debut of Solemn Oath/Emporium/Bangers & Lace collaboration, Goth Syrup.
  • May 16, 4 pm: Suburban Tap Flipover at Bigby's Pour House, Addison. Wreckage Master dry hopped with citra
  • May 16, 4:00 pm. Solemn Oath 2nd Anniversary Hang at Bavarian Lodge, Lisle. Tapping a special barrel-aged brew, plus Ultrahighfrequency,Snaggletooth Bandana, PAT (Perennial Collaboration), Wreckagemaster, Bier Der Toten, Ticklefight, Chinfinger (Quadruple - Gigantic Collaboration).
  • May 17, 12 p.m. - Closing. Local Cask Day, Fountainhead, Montrose & Damen

Spiteful

  • May 16, 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Indies & Gypsies at Standard Market Grill, Lincoln Park.
  • May 16, 5 pm. Tap Tower Takeover at Gold Moon Tavern, Roscoe Village. Lunch Beer Luke Double IPA, Gold Coast Problems Wit, Dibs are for Dummies Barley Wine, God Damn Pirate Pigeon Peanut Butter Porter, Messenger IPA, and Barrel Aged GFY Stout

Temperance

  • May 15th 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Beer in Your Glass at Emporium Arcade Bar. pre- and post-Beer Under Glass party.

350

Three Floyds

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. Chicago Doet Belgique at SmallBar Division: Pouring Hyena Belgian Pale
  • May 16, 5:00 pm: There's More Than Corn in Indiana, at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island.  Alpha Klaus, Three Floyds/ Surly/ Real Ale Blakkr, BackMasking, Behemoth, Dreadnaught, Gumballhead, Three Floyds/De Struise Live A Rich Life, Rabbid Rabbit, Topless Wytch, Zombie Dust
  • Throughout CCBW: $4 pints of Zombie Dust at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island.

Three Sheeps

Tighthead

  • May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Tap-a-Palooza, Village Tap, Roscoe Village. Barrel Aged Old Kaya Dog

Transient Artisan Ales

Two Brothers

Une Année

Upland

Urban Legend

  • May 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Meet the Brewer at Beer House Chicago, Lombard.

Watch for more events as this eleven-day "week" goes on!

 

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