Monday, July 14
Two Brothers' First Roundhouse Beer Tapping
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 630-393-2337
Imperial Cane and Ebel will be available for a limited time, only at the Two Brothers Roundhouse! Our first ever beer brewed right here in Aurora!
6:30 pm ♦ Allagash Beer Dinner at Wildfire
Wildfire Oak Brook, 232 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL (630) 586-9000
Join us for an evening featuring Allagash Brewing Company, New England's original Belgian-style brewery located in Portland, Maine. Our Executive Chefs will pair a custom four course menu with Allagash's most popular brews. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers, followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. The event is priced at $50.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Marissa or Grace at 312-787-9000.
7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Beer School with Hopped Up Broads: All About Ales Pt.1
Fischman's Liquors & Tavern, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
The Broads are back! Beer School returns Monday, July 14th!
Tuition is only $10 which means for 10 bucks you get to...
- learn about beer
- talk about beer
- drink beer
- do a little trivia on beer
- take home some beer
- did I mention there'll be beer?
Class will be about an hour or so. Afterwards have a beer at the bar. Mondays mean $2 off all draft beer!
Tuesday, July 15
5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Rock Bottom Yorktown Firkin Night
Rock Bottom Yorktown Center, 94 Yorktown Ctr., Lombard, IL (630) 424-1550
Try some one-of-a-kind beers from our brewer.
6:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Beer Drinker's Local 737 Union meeting
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Union leader Pete Crowley will be pouring something new and fun for card carrying members of the Beer Drinkers' Union!
Celebrate with us, as we tap something special! - 6-7pm we'll be pouring samples for our Union Members!
6:30 - 9:00 pm ♦ Wildfire Allagash Beer Dinner
WildFire Chicago, 159 W. Erie, Chicago (312) 787-9000
See Monday's Listing for the Woldfire Oak Brook.
7:00 pm ♦ Revolution Brewing Tasting & Tap Special!
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Hey! Ya might even enjoy some swag!
7:00 pm ♦ Founders Big Beer Tapping
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago
Joins us for a Founders Brewing Big Beer tapping in our Beer School Bar. We'll be tapping some of Founders BEST BIG BEERS including;
Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Sweet Repute, Devil Dancer, Imperial Stout.
Don't forget to ask your server about our Founders infused small plates!
Wednesday, July 16
Red Lion Pub Grand Re-opening
The Red Lion Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 883-2422
Many of you remember with fondness the city's truly authentic British favorite, The Red Lion Pub. Finally, 6 years after closing and just in time for its 30th anniversary, Colin Cordwell will proudly open the doors of the newly constructed space.
Known as the "most haunted Pub in Chicago," time will tell if the ghosts have "left the building" over the past 6 years. Over the years there were numerous reports and sightings of strange activities, often thought to be past patrons and former residents of the building. Just a couple of weeks ago, a nervous electrician working alone packed up his tools and left after hearing footsteps on the stairs.
The menu will feature Red Lion Pub classics such as Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, and new soon to be favorite; the house Red Lion Burger topped with red Leicester cheese and stout-grilled onions. Everything possible will be made in house, including a rotating selection of charcuterie.
Featuring an open-air dining room for summer and three roaring fireplaces for winter, a locally sourced menu, 14 draft beers, an extensive whiskey selection, and enough history and ghost tales to fill an encyclopedia, we promise the newly renovated space will not disappoint!
For more information regarding The Red Lion Pub, please email Tracie Irvine or Jen Leone at email@example.com.
4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Lost Abbey Agave Maria Ale
Agave Maria has hints of black pepper, sweet sugar, oatmeal, and oak with an earthy, bitter smoked chocolate on the finish. The base beer, a new Agave strong ale, was created specifically to pair with the spiciness of the Tequila, adding a sweet honey-like quality to the beer.
5:00 pm ♦ 3 Sheeps Brewing Night
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Beers on tap include:
Really Cool Waterslides American IPA: 6.2% ABV
First Kiss American Double/Imperial IPA: 8.2% ABV
Hello, My Name Is Joe Imperial Black Wheat Ale w/Coffee: 7.7% ABV
Nimble Lips, Nimble Tongue Volume 1 Oaked American IPA: 6.2% ABV
Nimble Lips, Nimble Tongue Volume 2 American Wild Ale: 5% ABV
6:00 pm ♦ Girl's Guide to Craft Beer
Beer House Chicago, 322 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL (630) 268-1111
Craft beer isn't only for men! At Beer House we have LOTS of women who enjoy it just as much. Join us for a little "Beer 101," hosted by Samantha and Kelly from Two Brothers Brewing Company and Amber from Temperance Beer Company. This will be a fun, informative event where you will mingle with other woman who love craft beer as much as you! Theme: Summertime Brews
Tuition: $20 Includes:
2, 5oz tasters from each brewery (total of 4)
A short discussion of the styles of beers from each participating brewery and the experiences that brought these women to love craft beer/brewing.
Please email Tanya to make your reservation for this fun evening!
6:30 pm ♦ Allagash Beer Dinner
WildFire Glenview, 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL (847) 657-6363
See Monday's listing for the dinner at WildFire Oak Brook..
6:30 pm ♦ Belgian Beer Dinner
Fork Chicago, 4600 N.Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 751-1500
Four courses paired with 4 beers. Featured Beers will include Ommegang Fleur de Houblon, Boulevard Lemon Ginger Radler, Maredsous Brune, and Liefmans Goudenband. $58 not including tax and gratuity
Thursday, July 17
5:00 pm ♦ Hatter Days
The Tap House Grill Lemont, 1243 S State St., Ste 109, Lemont, IL 630-257-5992
A New Holland Hatter IPA Takeover. Enter our raffle for New Holland apparel, swag, and Cubs Tickets.
Featuring Black Hatter black IPA, Imperial Hatter, Michigan Awesome Hatter with Michigan-sourced ingredients, Oak-Aged Hatter, Rye Hatter, and Belgian-style White Hatter.
6:30 pm ♦ Emmett's Palatine Brewmaster Dinner
Emmett's Ale House, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine, IL (847) 359-1533
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 at each of Emmett's 3 locations.
7:00 pm ♦ Deschutes Beer Event
Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division St., Chicago 773-384-6886
The Division Ale House welcomes Bend, Oregon's Deschutes Brewery for this special no-cover beer night. The event features a meet-and-greet with reps from the brewery, Deschutes-inspired specials from executive chef Wally Rouse and five limited release, seasonal and year-round Deschutes beers. Featured beers, which range from $6-$8 each, include Pinedrops IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA, Doppel Dinkle Bock, Foray Belgium-Style IPA and Black Butte XXVI Imperial Porter. Menu specials include
Mini Corn Dog Brats, Philly Beef Brat, Sloppy Doppel Dinkle Bock Sliders, Beer Can Smoked Chicken Enchiladas, and a Chocolate Porter Beer Float.
7:00 pm ♦ Berghoff Brewery Tap Takeover
Southport & Irving (SIP), 4000 N. Southport Ave., Chicago 773-857-2890
SIP hosts Chicago-based Berghoff Brewery, an iconic 127-year-old company that rebranded its more mainstream German-style beers into modern, premium ingredient German-inspired craft beers in 2013, at this special tap takeover and beer night. The walk-around event features education and Q&A with owner Ben Minkoff and brand manager Tim Lucas, raffles and giveaways for prizes such as Chicago Cubs tickets, food and drink vouchers for the 29th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest to be held September 10-12 and logoed Berghoff gear including shirts, glasses and jerseys.
Be one of the first in Chicago to try the just-launched Shambler, a limited release Radler made with granola and multi-grain, and one of the last to enjoy the Solstice Wit; the brewery has nearly sold out of the limited release summer seasonal in Chicago. Two year-round beers will also be on offer, including the honey-and molasses-spiked Germaniac Pale Ale and the Altbier-inspired Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager. Beers range from $5-$7 each and will also be offered as a flight of four for $8 (four-ounce samples). Reservations are recommended via . There is no cover. A beer-friendly small plates menu will be on offer during the event (prices vary).
Saturday, July 19
12:00 - 4:00 pm ♦ Chicago Craft Beer Festival
2250 N Sheffield Ave Chicago
The Chicago Craft Beer Festival is a benefit for the Sheffield Neighborhood Association, and will feature two tasting session, both 12 to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday on Sheffield between Webster and Fullerton.
Tickets are $40 plus fees through Eventbrite. Tickets include a tasting glass and 15 samples
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm ♦ 2014 Naperville Ale Fest
Naper Settlement, downtown Naperville, IL
The second annual Naperville Ale Fest will showcase over 200 unique beers from 125 craft breweries around the country. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Naperville's favorite restaurants. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer. A portion of the proceeds from the Naperville Ale Fest will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.
Tickets are $45 for General Admission, which includes 15 drink tickets (with the option to buy more), and are available through the festival website. Designated Driver tickets are available too. VIP tickets are sold out. The Naperville Ale Fest is a Lou Dog Events Production.