Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 2-6

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 2-6
Cleetus has another collaboration beer pairing this week. –Photo, Mark McDermott

Monday, June 2

6:00 pm ♦ Revolution Fist City Release Party at Big Star
Big Star, 1531 North Damen Avenue, Chicago 773-680-7740
A few weeks back, with the aim of making a session-worthy patio crusher that would celebrate a new friendship between a killer local brewery and a pretty great place to hang, Big Star and Revolution Brewing brewed "Fist City."
Be among the first to get a taste at Big Star on Monday, June 2!
Fist City: This mega pale ale with California hop aroma is named for the Loretta Lynn tune -- blending the music that defines Big Star and the iconic fist that identifies Revolution's beers. The beer will be available at Big Star, Revolution Brewing, and other One Off Hospitality locations.

Tuesday, June 3

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Stone Brewing Pop-up Taproom
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago 773-772-2727
A new month. A new featured brewery. And a new Pop-up Taproom event!
Bringing a little taste of Escondido, CA and transforming SmallBar Division into a Stone Brewing Co. Pop-Up Taproom.
Host Mitch Steele, Stone Brewmaster, will be slinging some rare bits from the Stone Cellar. Enjoy a new "Brewer's Bill of Fare" tasting menu from Chef Justin White, paired with a flight of four Stone brews.
The Tiger Cub Saison aged in White Wine Barrels, Cali-Belgique aged in Red Wine Barrels, Stone Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier, Smoked Porter with Chipotle, Enjoy By 7.04.14, I.P.A.

7:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tasting Event at Mrs. Murphy & Sons
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-3905
Revolution Anti-Hero & Bottom Up Wit are beers of the month at Mrs. Murphy & Sons for June. Join us there on June 3 for a tasting event starting at 7pm. $15 gets you a flight of 4 beers and a snack!

Wednesday, June 4

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

5:00 pm ♦ Kwak & Tripel Karmeliet Glassware Night
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Let the Kwak & Tripel Karmeliet flow! We will be giving away both Kwak and Tripel Karmeliet glasses starting at 5pm. Plus every time we empty either barrel Adam from Artisanal Imports will open a bottle of DeuS for the lucky person that ordered the last beer from the barrel!

6:00 pm ♦ Beer Dinner at The Signature Lounge
Signature Lounge, 875 N Michigan Ave. (John Hancock Tower) 95th floor, Chicago 312-787-9596
Executive Chef Cardel Reid and Two Brothers Brewing Co are teaming up to present a Beer Dinner at The Signature Room at the 95th. Craft beer lovers will be treated to a gourmet 5 course meal paired with a selection of Two Brothers' finest brews. Book your ticket for this exciting event today.
$75 per person, all inclusive. Call 312-280-0472 for reservations

6:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ HEFE-OFF!!! Hefeweizen Beer Brawl
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago 773-525-8665
It's a centuries old battle with many warring sides. A question that has tantalized German Wheat Beer lovers for ages. A query nearly as old as the meaning of life. We've often asked ourselves the question: WHICH IS THE BEST HEFE-WEIZEN?
The BOB and their friends at Louis Glunz Beer, Windy City Distribution and Wirtz Beverage Illinois invite you to help settle at least a portion of this endless debate. Which Hefeweizen reigns supreme?
Of course we can't taste ALL Hefe's in the world, that would be Hefe-ing impossible, but we'll at least settle the score between 4 frontrunners. It's a motherhefe-in' battle royale:
Ayinger Brau-Weisse VS. Schneider Weisse VS. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier VS. Two Brothers Ebel Weiss
For this event, BOB will be offering 4 Hefeweizen Sample Flights of the above beers for $8. Individual beers will start at $6. Try them all, vote for your fave, and help us forever determine which is the Best Hefe-Weizen in the World. The winner will be announced at 10pm and will enjoy bragging rights and sought after handle placement on our draft line-up for the month of June.

7:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ Stone Tap Takeover with Mitch Steele
World of Beer Evanston, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 328-3688
Join us for a very special Stone tap takeover with brewmaster Mitch Steele! This will be his last time attending an event like this!
The tentative draft line-up will include Ruination IPA, IPA, Pale Ale, Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, 2012 Double Bastard, Verical Epic 07.07.07, IRS Russian Imperial Stout, IRS Templeton Rye, IRS Espresso, Matt's Burning Rosids Saison, Smoked Old Guardian Barleywine, Suede imperial porter.

Thursday, June 5

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
New Holland Dragons Milk Reserve with Toasted Chili Peppers

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Influences in Craft Beer
Rock Bottom Yorktown Center, 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL (630) 424-1550
Learn what influences a beer style by comparing our House Beer and other craft beers of the same style.

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Two Brothers Tap Takeover
Fox & Hound, 910 W. Dundee Rd., Arlington Heights (847) 590-9019

5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Forbidden Root Meet the Brewer
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Franklin Tap will feature Chicago's new botanical brewery, Forbidden Root, at a "Meet the Brewer" event. Brewer/Head of Operations BJ Pichman and Brand Ambassador Jacquie Armanetti will be on hand sampling their new line of craft botanical beers from 5-7 p.m. They will meet and greet with guests, while discussing Forbidden Root's unique botanical brewing methods using all natural ingredients including herbs, spices, barks, roots, honeys, stems, seeds, nuts, vanilla bean and cacao beans. 12 ounce pours of the botanical brews (Forbidden Root (root beer, 4.2%); Sublime Ginger (3.8%); and Shady Character Porter (6.7%) will be available for purchase.

6:00 pm ♦ Widmer Brothers Barrel-Aged Beer Tapping
Tap House Grill, 6010 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL (630) 541-8840
Featuring Widmer Brothers' barrel-aged Brrbon '13 and Vanilla Brrbon '13

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ♦ A Tale of 2 Ales and the Lore of the Lagers
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe, 6501 W. 79th St., Burbank, IL 708-229-8700
Two ales, two lagers, food pairings, and trivia. Enjoy specially created pairings while playing your luck at Bell's trivia. Study up on your Bell's knowledge and you could win some fantastic prizes. Featured beers include Two Hearted Ale, Oberon, Lager Beer, and Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer.

6:30 - 10:00 pm ♦ Stone Brewing Co. Dinner and Cleetus Collaboration Release
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
The OG of brewing at Stone Brewing Co., founder Steve Wagner, returned to the brewery to collaborate on a lemon basil & blueberry kölsch with Fountainhead Executive Chef, Cleetus Friedman. The resulting beer, Slapping Violets, will be released with a celebration of collaborations and the rich brewing community everywhere--from Escondido to the Midwest and beyond. Join Cleetus for a limited seating, 5 course dinner, featuring three Stone beers and two special guest beers from Midwest breweries, Dark Horse Brewing Co. & Begyle. All of the brewers will be there to talk through their beers. Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster Mitch Steele and a team of his brewers will be on-hand, as well as friends and brewers from some of Stone's favorite Chicago-area breweries.
Seating is extremely limited so get tickets today! $65 plus fees at Brown Paper Tickets.

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 Sonia Denis (host of Cole's Bar open mic)
From the Well Spoken Comedy Tour Mateen Stewart, Myke Wright, & Gavin Yates (Jimmy Kimmel, Tosh.0)
Mike O'Keefe (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival)
LA's Barbara Gray (Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Max Fun Podcast, UCB)
and our headliner Danny Kallas (Comedians You Should Know)
There will be games, antics, giveaways, beer, music, and, of course, FREE COMEDY! (Donations encouraged! Goes to performers!)

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