Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights, Sunday, May 24

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights, Sunday, May 24
11 days of Chicao Craft Beer Week, and for many this will be the end of it. Photo: Wikipedia.

So the "closing parties" were held last night, but is still a whole nother day of Chicago Craft Beer Week. These are only the things that caught my interest; you can still find more at the CCBW website or on their app.

Sunday, May 24

Flossmoor Station Barrel Room Tour and Tasting
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
In celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week we are offering tours of our Barrel Room and tasting beer straight from the barrel. We are also featuring flights of 4 different barrel aged beers on tap in the bar.
Tours will be on Sunday, May 17th & 24th, at Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. No reservation necessary.

9:45 am - 4:00 pm ♦ Disc Golf Outing with Brewers
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
This year's disc golf outing is being sponsored by Horse Thief Hollow and Chicago Brew Bus with beer being donated by Half Acre, Revolution, Metropolitan, & more! We will meet up at Haymarket Brewery, and depart at 10am for the South Side. We are playing disc golf at the new course in Evergreen Park- we play 'best disc-/ doubles', so if you haven't played before, you'll get a partner w/ lots of experience. Extra discs will be available. It is not hugely competitive- it's meant to introduce disc golfers to craft beer, and Craft beer drinkers to disc golf. We will follow up our round w/ a visit to Horse Thief Hollow brewery in Beverly, then dropped off at Haymarket at 4pm. Thanks to our sponsors, this is FREE-- BUT, the first 15 who respond will get a spot on the bus! Reply to OR- meet us at the course @11am... 91st & California.

10:30 am ♦ Bavarian Beer Brunch
Atlas Brewing Company, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-295-1270
Join us Sunday morning (or afternoon) for a Bavarian Beer Brunch to wrap up Craft Beer Week! Get your day drinking started on our relaxing patio our lounge inside in a cozy booth and fill your stomach with German inspired comfort food. Our special menu includes: House-Made Sausages, Salted Caramel Pretzel Buns, Beer Pancakes with Bacon Syrup and more! Pair your delicious brunch food with beermosas and craft cocktails with CH Distillery liquor. Make your reservation or walk right in. This brunch is the perfect way to work off that CCBW hangover and relax in day-drinking bliss.

11:00 am - 11:45 pm ♦ 70th Anniversary Celebration Round 2: Rare & Reserved Keg Night
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL (815) 962-8758
As we wrap up both Chicago Craft Beer Week and our 70th anniversary party, it's only fitting that we pull some special kegs out from deep in our beer cellar and share them with our friends.
We'll be tapping the following kegs at 11am:

  • Goose Island Dominique (2011)
  • Sierra Nevada Wine Barrel Aged Ovila Dubbel (2012)
  • Bell's Expedition Stout (2011)
  • Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb v2 (2011)
  • Central Waters Call Me Old Fashioned (2015)
  • Founders Blushing Monk (2015)
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine (2013)

To all our fans — we truly thank you for your patronage. We appreciate that you've made us part of your neighborhood and your lives. Thank you so much. Cheers to the next 70!

11:00 am - 3:00 pm ♦ 1st Annual Garage Sale at Chicago Brew Werks Brewing Supply
Chicago Brew Werks, 14903 S. Center St., Unit 107, Plainfield, IL (815) 531-5557
Come one, Come all - we're doing some spring cleaning and selling off some used equipment! We'll also have sales on ingredients, carboys, caps, siphons, and many more products! Home brewing, nano, wine and mead makers, kombucha!
If you haven't stopped by to see us yet - now's the time! We're looking forward to a fun day - as always beers will be flowing from Werk Force Brewing Tap Room 11-3pm!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm ♦ Brewer's Brunch
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Join us for a little hair of the dog… Brunch is 3 courses for $25 plus tax and gratuity. Chef McCoy is putting together an awesome menu - each course will be paired with a house beer. Call 312-638-0700 to make reservations!!!

12:00 pm ♦ Killer Queen Tournament and Beer Release
Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago (872) 206-2859
Gather as many berries as you can and ride your snail on down to Logan Arcade for the release of Pipeworks Killer Queen, a DIPA brewed with wildflower honey and blue berries. Pipeworks will be sponsoring free play of Killer Queen all day and there will be a tournament of randomly selected teams at 4:00 PM.

12:30 - 3:00 pm ♦ IBW & Table, Donkey & Stick Brunch
Table, Donkey, and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago 773-486-8525
Come finish your week long CCBW2015 bender properly with a 4 course brunch prepared by Chef Scott Manley paired to 4 IBW beers including our Templeton Rye Barrel Aged Black Maw.
Tickets for 4 courses and 4 beers are $50 plus fees through Eventbrite, and $5 from every ticket sold goes to La Casa Norte, a Humboldt Park organization assisting youth and families affected by homelessness.

2:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ Beer Tasting featuring 3 Sheeps Brewing
Public House, 400 N. State St., Chicago (312) 265-1240
Public House's 11 Days of CCBW is back... and that much better! In 2015, we are bringing you 11 days of unique beer and events.
On Sunday, join us for a Beer Tasting featuring 3 Sheeps Brewing. Sample complimentary tastings of Really Cool Waterslides IPA, Roll Out The Barrel, Rebel Kent The First, * Hello, My Name is Joe - all of which are served alongside complimentary food pairing (provided by Public House culinary team). Brewery rep will be on site to answer all questions!
All beers are available for purchase on day of event, at a featured price. Reservations encouraged through Open Table.

Fatpour Mystery Can Night
Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 698-8940
Mystery Can Night – We’ll fill a large bucket with ice and craft beer cans. You’ll be blindfolded by your server and bartender and led up to choose a can blindly from the bucket. Whatever you pick is yours. All mystery cans are $4.

3:00 pm ♦ Sunday Tapping: Surprise!
Flight 122, 110 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst, IL (630) 758-0808
Who knows just what fabulous mystery beer we've got in store for you? All we can tell you is it's going to be a great one! Come on in and be surprised!

3:00 - 6:00 pm ♦ Memorial Sunday Funday BBQ
The Dawson, 730 W. Grand Ave., Chicago 312-243-8955
Dawson and Founders Brewing are teaming up for a Memorial Day BBQ! Join us for delicious brews and plates piled high with BBQ favorites such as a whole pig, brisket, hot links, corn, potato salad, watermelon and more! $45 online $55 at the door. Tickets sold at

4:00 pm ♦ Illinois Tap Takeover!
Bigby's Pour House, 1700 W. Lake St., Addison, IL (630) 773-1050
We will be ending CCBW with a full tap takeover of ALL ILLINOIS breweries. From the city, to the burbs, to the farmlands down south - all 20 of our draft lines will be supporting Illinois beer. DRINK LOCAL!!

5:00 pm ♦ Crap Beer Day
Thalia Hall, 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago (312) 526-3851
Thalia Hall will celebrate that special beverage we all love to love. The ever refreshing, ice cold, easy-drinking crap beer. You know the stuff — it’s filling the back of your fridge, it’s your go-to partner for life’s everyday activities, it just feels good.
The folks at Thalia Hall love craft beer and drink it every day. But, by the end of a week celebrating all things high gravity, hoppy and barrel aged, sometimes a little palate cleanser can't hurt. After savoring all that amazing beer, we'd like to just drink some beer.
So come knock back a few with us. There will be $1 beers in excess, including Mickey’s, Lone Star, Schlitz, High Life, Budweiser and Hamm’s that will also come in crap beer buckets. High Life 40s will be available for bottle service and High Life ponies will be on hand for fish feeding time at Punch House (that's at midnight, in case you didn't know). The Golden Horse Ranch Band will be teaching us to square dance, we will be doing blind taste tastings and just having a good ol’ time.
Stop into Dusek’s beforehand to build your base with some of our fine brunch offerings or enjoy some bites from the sausage cart in the Hall. Thalia Hall will open her doors early at 4pm for your sudsy pleasures with a classic rock DJ and festivities will start at 5pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Ticketweb.
You can’t drink all day if you don't start early.

5:00 pm ♦ Old School: New School Beer School
The Green Lady, 3328 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago (773) 525-5571
Join us, Christopher Quinn of The Beer Temple, and the guys from Spiteful Brewing as we examine, discuss, and taste beer styles in their classic form vs how Spiteful has brought that style into the 21st Century in their 900 square foot Chicago brewery!
Space is limited - reserve your spot at

7:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Proprietor's Tapping CCBW Finale!
Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 561-7433
Behold! On the 11th day of the sixth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week, the city shall be graced with the tapping of 2014's most formidable ales; Goose Island's Proprietor's Blend Bourbon County Brand Stout. This almighty ale shall be poured alongside four other delicious Goose Island creations; 3600, Fulton Coffee Ale, Blue Line Pilsner, and Illinois Imperial IPA. We shall commence the ritual at 7 PM!

7:00 pm ♦ New Wave Karaoke Freak Out from Marz
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513
Marz Community Brewing Co. is back for another round of karaoke and of course they're bringing some kick ass beers with them! Start practicing your new wave jam now so you can impress KJ's Edmar and Eric Olson of Marz / Maria's / Mash Tun with your crazy karaoke skills.

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