Tuesday, July 8
6:00 pm ♦ Rock Bottom Summer Honey Ale Tapping
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339
Rock Bottom is releasing its popular Summer Honey Ale, a refreshing summer craft beer with a touch of honey - and a new pairing menu with items like Mango Chicken and Honey Chili Chicken Wings.
Be the first to try the beer and food at a tapping party on July 8, 6 pm Rock Bottom's Downtown Chicago location. Proceeds from the party will benefit charity partner The Henry Schueler 41 & 9 Foundation for pediatric leukemia research.
Release schedule at other area Rock Bottoms:
Warrenville - July 9, 6:30 pm
Lombard & Orland Park- July 10, 6 pm
Wednesday, July 9
3:00 pm ♦ Brewery Weihenstephaner World Cup Semi-Final Party
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
Franklin Tap will welcome Brewery Weihenstephaner for a World Cup event celebrating the semi-finals. Bask in the excitement of the world's biggest sporting event while drinking from the world's oldest brewery, Weihenstephaner. Beer aficionado, Jason Baldacci of Total Beverage Imports, will sample beers and award limited edition Weihenstephaner World Cup 2014 glassware (with purchase). The featured beers for the day will be: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier $5 5.4% 17 oz; Weihenstephaner Vitus $8 7.7% 17 oz; Weihenstephaner Pale Ale $6 5.5% 16 oz. The game will kick-off at 3 p.m. and will be shown on 11 HDTVs with sound.
4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee
A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad.
6:30 pm ♦ Vie Restaurant and Lagunitas Beer Dinner
Vie Restaurant, 4471 Lawn Ave., Western Springs, IL (708) 246-2082
6:30 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner
We’ve loved Lagunitas beer for a long time. And now that this California beer maker has expanded operations to Chicago, Chef Paul Virant and the Vie team are thrilled to welcome Lagunitas Brewing Company to town with a beer dinner. Join us on July 9 for six Lagunitas beers perfectly paired with a special beer-focused menu (reception with five courses).
Menu here. $85 per person (excluding tax and tip); 708.246.2082 for reservations.
7:00 pm ♦ Brooklyn Keep the Pint Night
World of Beer Evanston, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 328-3688
Join us for a “Keep the Pint Night” featuring Brooklyn Brewery out of New York!
Purchase one of our Brooklyn drafts and receive your very own PINT GLASS to take home! (Limit one glass per guest, offer while supplies last.)
The full draft line-up will include Brooklyn Summer Ale (Seasonal release pale ale, 5%), and Brooklyn Lager (Amber lager, 5.2%)
Come for the Pint, Stick around for our weekly Pub Quiz @ 7:30pm with Geeks Who Drink! It’s free to play! Compete for a chance to win even More Fun Freebies!!
Thursday, July 10
TAP THIS! Got any good IPA's, Bro?
Fischman Liquors & Tavern, 4776 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
Yeah, bro! We got some friggin' awesome, killer IPAs!
Here's the line-up!
Founders Brewing Co. Devil Dancer; Revolution Brewing Citra Hero; Revolution / Firestone Walker Dos Osos; 3 Floyds War Mullet; Two Brothers Hop Centric; SlapShot Another IPA; Sierra Nevada Hoptimum; Stone RuinTen,
Of course we'll have music for your listening pleasure and food trucks for your oral pleasure!
4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Hoppin Frog Gangster Frog IPA
Crisp & satisfying American IPA with an assertive, refreshing hop aroma & flavor. Bright, spicy citrus hop character is up front, with a distinct orange & tropical fruit hop bouquet to add a welcome complexity & strike the perfect balance. Its all about the hops with Gangster Frog IPA
6:30 pm ♦ Emmett's West Dundee Brewmaster Dinner
Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co., 128 W. Main St., West Dundee, IL (847) 428-4500
Join us for one of our widely popular Brewmaster Dinners. The event starts at 6:30 pm with a beer reception where attendees can sample their choice of any of our handcrafted beers. During the reception hour Brewmaster Rob Hunter and the brewing staff, will conduct tours of our brewery and explain the beer making process. During dinner our chef and Rob will passionately explain their handiwork and how it applies to each of the five delicious courses. The price for this unique culinary experience is $59.95 per person, plus tax. Brewmaster Dinners are held semi-annually. Brewmaster Dinners are held semi-annually at each of Emmett's 3 locations.
Preview: Weekend of July 11-13
3rd Square Roots Festival
Lincoln Ave. between Montrose & Wilson, Chicago
Square Roots, the one-of-a-kind craft beer and music experience, returns to Lincoln Square July 11-13, with more than 50 acts on four stages, and 30 regional craft brews paired with Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and artisans. Presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, the three-day festival will feature music, dance parties, participatory jams and plenty of family fun activities.
For event details, check their website at squareroots.org