Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 13–16

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 13–16
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Monday, October 13

Franklin Tap Pumpkin Beer Festival
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Franklin Tap will bring awareness to the cause by partnering with The Lynn Sage Foundation's "In Good Taste" campaign. From October 1 though 31, Franklin Tap will feature an array of pumpkin craft brews on draft (outlined below) with a portion of the proceeds being donated to The Lynn Sage Foundation, a Chicago-based organization committed to finding a cure for breast cancer.
Pair your pumpkin beer with Chef Glenn Pistorio's tavern menu, featuring appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches and more.
Pumpkin Beer Festival special for October 13-17: New Belgium Pumpkick, $6
October 20-24: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, $6
October 27-31: Southern Tier Pumpking, $7

Tuesday, October 14

5:00 pm ♦ It's Tuesday! Whats on the Randall??
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Every Tuesday we will be pouring one of our already awesome brews through Randall the Enamel Animal. Ask your server what's on!

5:30 - 8:00 pm ♦ Tasting Tuesday at Beermiscuous with Goose Island
Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 855-450-2337
Every Tuesday, Beermiscuous pours free 2 oz. samples of several different beers during its Tasting Tuesday. Each week features a unique format: themed tastings, tastings of related beer styles, a focus on a specific brewer (with representatives from the brewery), or simply random. Samples are limited so arrive early. We'll have representatives from Goose Island in the cafe on October 14.

6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Arts & Crafts Night with Bottle & Bottega
Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 855-450-2337
Spark your creativity with beer, and paint your own beer label! Beermiscuous is hosting a monthly Arts & Crafts Night in partnership with its Lincoln Avenue neighbor, Bottle & Bottega.
For the inaugural event, Bottle & Bottega instructors will help you create your own beer label masterpiece. The $45 ticket price includes a flight of four, 4 oz. beers plus all paint supplies, aprons and a 16” x 20” take-home canvas.
There are only 20 spots available so purchase advance tickets on the Bottle & Bottega website.

Wednesday, October 15

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Stone 18th Anniversary DIPA & Avery 19th Anniversary Tripel
Two great brews on one great day! You wont forget this anniversary!

6:00 pm ♦ Founders Harvest Ale Release
Whole Foods Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago (312) 587-0648
Celebrate Harvest season with Founders Brewing’s limited release: Harvest Ale, a wet-hopped ale brewed fresh from the hop harvest. We will have this special release available on draft and for purchase in 4 packs, limit one per customer. Other seasonal releases on tap will be Mosaic Promise - a single hop & single malt IPA, Breakfast Stout – an oatmeal stout with coffee & chocolate, and Dark Penance – an Imperial black IPA that is a new release in the Founders amazing portfolio of IPA’s.

6:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ Nano IPA Night
DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago (773-857-3155
Come check out brews from our friends at five Chicago nanobreweries. We'll have the following beers on tap. They will also be available in a flight of 5oz pours.
Spiteful Brewing - Hover Hand (Belgo IPA) - 7.7% ABV
Pipeworks - Square Grouper (Double IPA) - 9.5% ABV
Marz Community Brewing - Buddy (XPA) - 4.5% ABV
Bucket List- Breaking 80 (APA) - 5.7% ABV
Rude Hippo - TBA

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Harvest Dinner on the Roof Deck: A Night with Angel's Envy and Metropolitan
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Join us and our friends from Angel's Envy and Metropolitan Brewing as we celebrate the Fall Harvest and the waning days of Fall upon the Fountainhead Roof Deck. We will be offering a coursed family style meal with each course artfully paired with a whisk(e)y, wine or beer. Winter will almost be upon us and we are determined to not go quietly into those cold nights! What better way to hold off its approach than a dinner party on the roof?
Featuring a Metropolitan Specialty Cask and a sneak preview of our Fountainhead Angel's Envy Blend.
Chef Cleetus will be offering the following family style courses:
The Food Menu may change due to seasonal availability of ingredients.
Hearty green salad, butter roasted turnips, toasted sunflower seeds, onion frizzles
Sunchoke & kale hash with quinoa
Roasted beets, arugula, goat cheese mousse
Butternut squash & raisin pasta, autumn cream sauce
Sliced herbed roast beef, horseradish cream, mini brioche
Pork liver pate, pickled vegetables, fruit mostarda, toast points
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

7:00 pm ♦ Southern Tier Keep the Pint Night
World of Beer Evanston, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 328-3688
It’s time for a FESTIVE, themed “Keep the Pint” Night, feat. Southern Tier out of New York!
With your purchase of either a Pumking (imperial pumpkin ale) OR Warlock (imperial pumpkin stout) on Draft, you get to keep your very own Southern Tier snifter glass!!
Come for the Pint, Stick around for our weekly PUB QUIZ with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at 7:30pm! It’s free to play! Compete for a chance to WIN up to $30 gift cards to WOB and FREE beer!

Thursday, October 16

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Against The Grain Cutty Cant Hang Belgian Session ale

5:00 pm ♦ Wedtoberfest 2014 At Loft on Lake
Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 738-2437
Chicago Green Wedding Alliance is excited to announce Wedtoberfest (formerly known as Bridetoberfest)! An evening for beer, brats and the betrothed, Wedtoberfest is a beer tasting for engaged couples and their friends, combined with a casual wedding event featuring eco-friendly wedding vendors and tips for creating a more mindful event.
This event has been created to encourage couples to support local breweries at their wedding and events. Attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass at the beginning of the event & five tasting tickets – choose 5 beers to taste from the featured breweries: Goose Island, Tighthead, Finch’s, Begyle, New HollandSolemn Oath.
Beyond the beer (as if you needed more!), there will be a casual planning lounge set up where couples can meet, greet, and cheers with Chicago Green Wedding Alliance members and consider other aspects of their wedding. Throughout the space, there will be tables filled with information and inspiration on how to build a green wedding.
There will also be a raffle drawing every hour on the hour with great prizes. The event is cash only. Entrance Fee: $25.00 through Brown Paper Tickets

5:00 pm ♦ Tap Room Thursday
Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, 1214 E 53rd St, Chicago
A free beer tasting that features tap room brewers, regional and local craft breweries.

5:00 pm ♦ Two Brothers Firkin Competition
Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Ave, Warrenville, IL 630-393-2337
$5 at the door includes a tasting glass, 1 ticket to sample a brewer modified firkin and a golden voting ticket! There's a Two Brothers IPA for everyone!

6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Ask The Oracle
Tap House Grill, 123 Washington St, Oswego, IL (630) 383-2020
Team sign-up is from 6-7 p.m. and the games go from 7-8 p.m. Teams will be presented with a series of brain teasers, quizzes and trivia questions. Each team will have one opportunity per round to "Ask The Oracle" for advice on a question of their choice. There will be 3 rounds each consisting of 3 questions. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the highest score at the end of the third and final round. Featured beers: Bell's Amber Ale, Best Brown Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, The Oracle DIPA and Two Hearted Ale.

6:00 pm ♦ TAP THIS! Tap Tap Revolution!
Fischman Liquors & Tavern, 4776 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
Revolution is taking over 10 of our tap lines! We're pretty sure that's a Fischman record for the most number of tap lines by one brewery at once!
Here's what we got so far....
Very Mad Cow - Barrel Aged Milk Stout
Mean Gene - Barrel Aged Porter
Bean Gene - Barrel Aged Porter w/Coffee Beans
Gravedigger Billy - Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Still more to come........

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.

7:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Rare Beer Night
Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division St., Chicago 773-384-6886
Meet certified cicerone Rick Wildt from Goose Island Beer Company, win prizes and enjoy beer-inspired specials and limited release brews at this special beer night. Featured Goose Island beers, which range from $5-$12, include Rambler IPA, Oktoberfest Ale, 2013 Bourbon County Stout, Sticky Feathers IPA, The Muddy Imperial Stout and Lilith Berliner weiss.
The event is free to attend with food and drink on consumption. A raffle begins at 10 p.m. (must be present to win) and features grand prizes such as 2014 Goose Island 312 Bike by Sole and a private tour of the Fulton and Wood Brewery for the winner plus nine guests. The private tour is led by Rick Wildt and includes samples of Goose Island products.

7:00 pm ♦ Lagunitas Live Mural Painting, Tap Takeover & Giveaway
Lucky's, 1635 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 292-2765
Lucky's Wicker Park and Lagunitas Brewing Company will be hosting a free tap take over and live mural painting, with a chance to win a VIP tour of the Chicago Lagunitas Brewery for 4 people.
Renowned Chicago artist Nora Kate will astound Chicago craft beer lovers with her talented artistry as she transforms an ordinary wall into a Lagunitas masterpiece. Chicago based duo Sklut & Weston will set the soundtrack for the night by playing a mix of their hits and well known covers, live! Meet some of the folks from Lagunitas while sipping on featured Lagunitas craft drafts for just $4 a pint.
Folks will also be introduced to Lucky's newly revamped interior and enhanced food and cocktail menu. Interior improvements were designed with the easygoing Chicago food, sports and beer connoisseur in mind. Comfortable seating and mindful placement of 8 large screen TV's, allow guests to enjoy each others company, albeit a game day or not. Although Lucky's famous loaded sandwiches will still be featured on the menu, new items such as The Big Kahuna, Muchacho and The Lucky's Burger, as well as The Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese are soon to be neighborhood favorites.
Live Music, Live Painting, Lucky's Sandwiches & Lots of Lagunitas. If you love Lagunitas Brewing Co like we do, than you are going to love this party!
Check out our invite on Facebook.

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