Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 28-31

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 28-31
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Monday, July 28

2:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ Sierra Nevada Beer Camps Across America Bus Tour
Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL (708) 482-7127
Join us to Meet the Brewers & Celebrate Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. 12 different beers brewed at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co with 12 Collaboration Brewers. The bus tour is stopping at Palmer Place and we will have all 12 Collaboration Beers on draft 1 day only. We are also honored to have the 12 Brewers and the team from Sierra Nevada here for you to meet. No cover just great beer, great brewers, great fun

6:00 pm ♦ Windy City Beer Betties’ Monthly Beer Social
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851
The Windy City Beer Betties are kicking off their monthly beer social series at the world-renown craft beer haven, Chicago’s very own Hopleaf. The Betties plan to gather on the last Monday of every month at a rotating selection of craft beer-centric bars around the Chicagoland area for great beer and better conversation with like-minded ladies. There is no cover for this event and is open to all ladies, 21 and older, who want to unwind after work with top-notch beer amongst like-minded women. Come chat about the newest beer releases or your old favorites. Share stories and just let loose and have a great time!

8:00 pm ♦ Hopped Up Broads–Beer Styles: Ales
Sheffield's, 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago (773) 281-1350
Sign up for the 6th of our “Hopped Up Broads” classes in our Beer School Bar.
This month's class focuses on Part 1 of 2 classes on Ales as a style of beer.
1 hour class includes Beer Education, Beer Tasting, 2 Draft Beers, and Cool Swag
Tickets are $25, email us at to RSVP.
Everyone's welcome! (limited availability)

Tuesday, July 29

6:00 - 9:30 pm ♦ Nature on Tap
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago (773) 755-5100
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum—including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven—goes adults-only for this monthly, fun evening event entitled Nature on Tap. It's a unique chance to stroll around the museum with no kids in sight and a cash bar serving local beer and wine. Featured breweries include Finch's, Revolution, 5 Rabbit, Metropolitan and Two Brothers. As you meander through the evening, check out the current and ongoing exhibits, marvel at the wonders inside the Istock Butterfly Haven, or test your science and nature knowledge in a trivia game. The winning trivia team even will be awarded the coveted Golden Cockroach trophy. Cost is free to Museum members, $10 for non-members, and includes access to all exhibits, crafty projects and participation in the trivia challenge. Tickets available at the Museum's Events page. (There are discounts if you are signed up to Goldstar as well).

6:00 - 10:30 pm ♦ "Dark Horse Nation" Premiere Party
Dark Horse Brewing Co., 511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, Michigan
(Actual time is 7:00 - 11:30 Eastern)
This is actually my way of announcing that another of our craft brewers has a series on Cable TV. I'll think there may be a watching party or two in a Chicago area bar. Here's the details:
Please join us here at Dark Horse Brewing Company, walk the red carpet and view the premiere of the new series Dark Horse Nation. The red carpet will open at 7pm EDT. We will have 2 large outdoor screens for the viewing of Counting Cars at 9pm and Dark Horse Nation at 10pm!!! This is a free event for all of you and for your continued support...the real Dark Horse Nation!!!!
Be sure to set your DVR's and record (must be watched within 48 hours) or leave the tube on the History Channel if you join us (for rating purposes)!

Wednesday, July 30

4:00 pm ♦ Founders Brewing Company Night
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Founders beers on tap!
Rubaeus Fruit Beer ● 5.7% ABV
All Day IPA ● 4.7% ABV
Double Trouble American Double/Imperial IPA ● 9.4% ABV
Devil Dancer American Triple IPA ● 12% ABV
Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale ● 8.5% ABV
Oatmeal Stout NITRO ● 4.5% ABV
PLUS a limited number of Kentucky Breakfast Stout bottles will be available starting at 4pm

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Ballast Point Barrel Aged Victory at Sea
Two of the world’s oldest beverages join forces to conquer your palate. Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee. The addition of cold brewed coffee to the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor to this robust imperial porter, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and caramel undertones. By uniting two San Diego brewing traditions, Caffe Calabria freshly brewed coffee and Ballast Point beer, we have successfully created an artisanal masterpiece.

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 pm ♦ Founders Brewing Dissenter Release
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago
Introducing Founders Brewing Co. Dissenter Imperial IPL. An Imperial India Pale Lager brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, and the tenth installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series.

6:30 pm ♦ Beer Academy - Summer Beers
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Join Goose Island brewers on the last Wednesday of each month to learn about a different beer theme. Enjoy a sample of different beers from various craft breweries. $25 per person. Call to RSVP.

7:00 pm ♦ This One's for the Reds
FatDuck Tavern & Grill, 7218 Madison St., Forest Park, IL (708) 488-1493
This one’s for the Reds! The first Lucky 7 natural red heads that show up get a free pint of Amber. Anyone with red hair (real or not) will be entered into a drawing for a Bell’s prize package! Here's what's on tap: Amber Ale, Debs' Red, Roundhouse India Red Ale, and because it's the season, Oberon. Flights of these four beers will also be available for this evening.

Thursday, July 31

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Revolution Quad
Our 4th Year Beer, or “Quadruple," is inspired by the traditional Trappist strong ales produced in the abbey breweries of Belgium. Brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Caramunich malts, the resulting beer has a deep chestnut hue. Rich flavors and aromas of fresh bread, dark fruits, honey and brown sugar are up front with the Belgian yeast strain contributing a punch of spice and fruity esters wafting up with every sip.

4:00 pm ♦ Three Floyds Tap Takeover
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison, Chicago (312) 433-0013
On Feb 20, 2010, we did our very first Tap Takeover with 3 Floyds, and now this will be our 5th with them. Didn’t come before? Come party at this one.
We will feature at least 10 different Three Floyds Brewing Beers that day; the list includes (but not limited to...) Gorch Fock (Helles lager), Evil Power (Imperial pilsner), Yum Yum (APA), Apocalypse Cow (Double IPA), Man O Awe (Pale ale), Gumballhead (Wheat ale), Zombie Dust (Pale ale), Robert the Bruce (Scottish Ale), Pride and Joy (Session), Arctic Panzer Wolf (Massive IPA).
Clear your calendar and don’t miss it.

5:00 pm ♦ Stone Brewing Spotlight
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
We're bringing out the hops and heat! Join us at WOB-Naperville for a Stone Brewing Spotlight. We will be tapping a multitude of in-your-face beers from Stone. There will also be wings with Stone hot sauce!!! Come and get some while it lasts!
Beer on Draught: Stone Go To IPA, Stone Pale, Stone Saison, Stone Ruination, Stone Smoked Porter with chilies, Stone Collective Distortion

6:30 pm ♦ Fusion 23 Session Cream Ale Tapping Party
Timothy O’Toole’s Pub 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago (312) 642-0700
Representatives from four Chicago-area pubs traveled to Lagunitas Brewing Company in California to collaborate on a new brew. Fusion 23 Session Cream Ale was developed by Timothy O'Toole's Pub (Chicago/Gurnee/Libertyville), George Street Pub (Chicago), Tommy Nevin's Pub (Evanston/Naperville/Frankfort) and Brixie's (Brookfield).
Timothy O'Toole's Pub in Streeterville will unveil the new beer with a tapping party at 6:30 p.m. Sample Fusion 23 Session Cream Ale (4.5% ABV) as well as Lagunitas' Little Sumpin' Sumpin' American Pale Wheat Ale (4.5% ABV). Full pints will be offered at $5.

7:00 pm ♦ New Holland Mad Hat-Trick
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago, IL
Join The Bar on Buena to raise a glass to its July Brewery of the Month, New Holland Brewing Co., with Mad Hat-Trick! This event will include three special Mad Hatter IPAs on tap for guests' hop-irific enjoyment.
On Draft:
Michigan Hatter—IPA with Michigan-grown Cascade hops
Black Hatter—Black IPA
White Hatter—Belgian Style IPA
…with a special appearance by Incorrigible—Bordeaux-Aged Sour Wheat Ale
Drafts range from $6-$8. A representative of the brewery will be on hand to spread the love and answer any New Holland-type questions.

7:00 pm ♦ Destihl Beer Tasting
Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill, 8050 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL (847) 675-3737
We will be featuring Destihl as brewery of the month and sampling their beer.

7:00 pm ♦ Bell's Beer School
The Tap House Grill, 3341 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL (630) 443-1664
$20 gets you food and Bell's beer pairings and some education. Space is limited, so sign up in advance to reserve your spot. Bring questions and study up because there will be a quiz to follow and the best score wins a prize! The beer list: Amber Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted Ale and Roundhouse IRA.

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ BuckleDown Tap Takeover
Beer House Chicago, 322 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL (630) 268-1111
Details of what BuckleDown Beers will be on tap are coming. Probably 3 or 4, though.

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Lagunitas Beer Night at High Noon Saloon
High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-9339
Meet Jonathan Klein from Lagunitas Brewing Company and enjoy limited, seasonal and year-round beers with food pairings from chef Ruben Beltran’s regular Tex-Mex menu at this special beer night. Added amenities include free Lagunitas merchandise such as engraved Mason jars and logoed gear. Free admission.
Featured Paired Beers: Fusion 23 Pale Wheat Ale, New Dogtown, American Pale Ale, Undercover Investigation Shut-Down American Strong Ale, A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Imperial IPA, NightTime Fear the Dark American Black Ale, Lagunitas IPA American India Pale Ale.

8:00 pm ♦ Celebrating 13 Years of Piece
Piece Pizzeria & Brewery, 1927 W. North Ave., Chicago 773-772-4422
Celebrate Piece Pizzeria & Brewery's 13th Anniversary this Saturday. Piece will also serve as a Wicker Park Fest After Party site both Saturday and Sunday, with Live Band Karaoke starting at 11 pm.

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