Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, June 30–July 3

Monday, June 30

7:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Beer Dinner - New England Seafood Co.
New England Seafood Co., 3341 N Lincoln Ave Chicago (773) 871-3474
$45 per guest
312 Urban Wheat Ale - Paired with summer blue fish lettuce wrap and homemade orange dipping sauce
Sofie - Paired with fresh oysters topped with a cucumber slice and dot of sriracha
Endless IPA - Paired with a halibut tostada topped with a sweet thai mayo
312 Urban Pale Ale - Paired with grilled salmon on top of a bacon wrapped piece of asparagus served with a creamy lemon parsley sauce
Matilda - Paired with goose belly beer mussels sautéed in Matilda with garlic, green onions and parsley
$45 per guest; tickets at this link.

7:00 pm ♦ Undergound Beer & Bento
Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (773) 697-7922
Emporium Arcade Bar, in cooperation with Pipeworks Brewing Company and Buttermilk Bento & Buttermilk Social, proudly presents a private dining & drinking experience unlike any other. Tickets are $85 through Brown Paper Tickets.
Limited to 50 seats, this private beer dinner will feature five 'courses' prepared by Chef Sam McDermott (Buttermilk Bento & Buttermilk Social), referencing Japanese and New American cuisine. Each 'course' will be paired with five different beers from Pipeworks Brewing Company.
(Additional PW beer will be available in the main bar for purchase after the completion of the coursed dinner.)

Tuesday, July 1

You'd think more of my regular soccer-loving spots would be all over Tuesday's World Cup matchup between the US and Belgium. I do have some of the fast thinkers here, and I'll post what ever I find between now and then to the Beeronaut Facebook Page.

1:00 - 3:00 pm ♦ Revolution Brewing Tap Takeover
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Spend the afternoon taking in the first round of World Cup knockout games. Revolution Brewing will take over four taps: Cross of Gold 5% 16oz $5; Rosa 5.8% 16oz $5; Coup D'Etat 7.6% 12oz $7; Dos Osos 6.6% 12oz $7. Revolution Brewing representatives will sample local beers and delve out Revolution swag. The games will be shown on 11 HDTVs with sound.

3:00 pm ♦ USA v Belgium, Round of 16
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago 773-772-2727
Out of the Group of Death and into the Round of 16! Time to Believe again and take another half day!
AO Chicago is partnering up with Small Bar, Fifty/50 (2047 W. Division) and Innjoy (2051 W. Division) for ALL USMNT’s World Cup Games! If you're not familiar with the neighborhood, all 3 bars are located next door to each other at the corner of Division & Hoyne…our own mini block party!
All 3 bars will offer outdoor seating/viewing, USA themed drink specials (cheap domestics!), and most importantly; a central location for the entire AO family. We are expecting HUGE crowds for each game, but with access to all 3 bars we will have plenty of room for everybody! No waiting in line, quick and easy access to beer, and a crazy passionate crowd cheering on the Mighty Mighty US!

Wednesday, July 2

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Stone Distortion IPA: Stone Collaboration with Keri Kelli & Kyle Hollingsworth: Collective Distortion IPA

6:00 pm ♦ Perennial Artisan Ales Pop-up Taproom!
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago 773-772-2727
We launch into July with a new featured brewery and a great new event to kick it off!
Join special guest, Perennial Brewmaster and Co-Founder, Phil Wymore.
FEATURED DRAFTS: Perennial Saison de Lis, Aria, Woodside Abbey Tripel, HopfenTea, Homefront IPA, Hommel Bier, plus Perennial & Solemn Oath P.A.T.
We will also be launching a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare Menu featuring four plates paired with a flight of Perennial beers all for just $40! Available all month, every day, from 5-11pm.

Thursday, July 3

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Boulder Beer Co. 35th Anniversary Black IPA. Dark black in color with a big all-around hop presence, Boulder 35 remains a well-balanced big IPA with a smooth roasted malt flavor. And at 9.5% alc./vol., it’s a perfect beer to share among friends while raising your glass to Colorado’s vibrant craft beer scene, all started 35 years ago.

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ BYOB Comedy Show "Congrats on Your Success"
Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
If you enjoy hilarious entertainment from diverse, literate performers, check out Congrats on Your Success - a free, byob comedy show at Uncharted Books in Logan Square the 1st Thursday of every month.
Free admission, BYOB, plus Free Beer courtesy of Powell Brew House.
(This is not a 21+ event because it's a bookstore, but don't bring children or be a child because everyone will hate you)
CoYS producer Odinaka Ezeokoli (has opened for Maria Bamford)
Josh Johnson (Stand Up Throw Down, Up Comedy Club)
Trey Brown (The Lincoln Lodge)
David Drake (The Sidebar Show)
and our headliner Candy Lawrence! (TBS Just For Laughs Festival, The Laugh Factory)
Hosted by CoYS producer Justin Covington!
There will be games, antics, giveaways, beer, music, and, of course, FREE COMEDY!
(Donations encouraged! Goes to performers!)

As you can see, it's going to be pretty light going into the July 4th weekend, If you're going somewhere, spread the love of craft where you go; just now while driving!

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