Chicgao Craft Beer Week Highlights, Thursday, May 21

Chicgao Craft Beer Week Highlights, Thursday, May 21
Blatz beer endorsed by a Marx. Sounds German to me!

I just keep piling on events that I find to involve rare or local beers. Then whatever else interests me. There seem to be about 30 Revolution tap takeovers today, so I'll let you look them up at the CCBW page! But it's getting late, so this page may not have much formatting nor as many links as usual. But as always, I thank you for coming to this page!

Thursday, May 21

Lagunitas and Left Hand Double Feature
Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 698-8940
Both Lagunitas and Left Hand Brewing will be in the house to have some fun with each other and their wonderful beers. Lagunitas IPA, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Old Gnarleywine and Scarecity #4. Left Hand Good JuJu, Milk Stout Nitro and Twin Sisters DIPA.

CCBW at Vice District
Vice District Brewing Co., 1454 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Today: Flight + Pint special for $16. And Vice District will also be at Maria's in Bridgeport for their Tap Takeover from 7-9p

10:00 am - 7:00 pm ♦ Werk Force and Nevin's Brewing Collaboration Tapping
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL (815) 531-5557
Werk Force/Nevin's Collaboration Tapping of Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Shandy? - Orange/Grapefruit Shandy, 5.5% ABV

11:00 am ♦ Oskar Blues Firkin & Tap Feature
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Oskar Blues Mango Habanero Dale’s Pale Ale
Mama’s Little Yella Pils ● Czech Pilsener ● 5.3% ABV
Pinner ● Session IPA ● 4.9% ABV
Dale’s Pale Ale ● American Pale Ale ● 6.5% ABV
Ten Fidy ● Russian Imperial Stout ● 10.5% ABV

11:00 am ♦ Revolution Brewing Tap Takeover
Stocks and Blondes, 40 North Wells, Chicago 312-372-3725
We'll be featuring some rare favorites from Revolution! Threesome, District North Line, Small 'n Oats, and Civil Unrest.

12:00 pm ♦ Evanston Tap Takeover
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., 1615 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 224-999-7320
With craft breweries popping up all over Evanston, it was time to bring them all under one roof. Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. will be hosting the takeover for fellow Evanston brewers from Temperance Beer Co., Peckish Pig, and Sketchbook Brewing Co to bring together some of their best brews. The beer from all four breweries will be on draft all day at their individual prices.

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Revolution Café Deth-Dark Matter Coffee Infused Imp Stout
After being aged for many moons in bourbon barrels, Cellarman Marty cold steeped this Imperial Stout with El Salvadorian coffee beans from our pals at Dark Matter Coffee. The result is silky smooth, roasty, chocolatey, with huge coffee aromas.

4:00 pm ♦ Deschutes Woody in the Beer Garden
Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph Chicago, IL (312) 243-3100
Deschutes Brewery's Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar, will be pouring damn tasty beer for thirsty individuals right in our own backyard! We're pouring Black Butte and 2 'yet-to-be-named' beers from our friends in Bend. Bluegrass band Devil In A Woodpile (Bloodshot Records) will be playing from 8:30-11pm in the Beer Garden, and the Bocce Ball courts are up and ready to roll!

5:00 pm ♦ The 5 B's - Beer, Burger & Bourbon at BreakRoom Brewery – for $15
BreakRoom Brewery, 2925 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-564-9534
Join us for Beer, Burger & Bourbon at BreakRoom Brewery. All for $15. Cheers to that.

5:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Meet the Brewer of Banging Gavel with Special Firkin and Randall Tappings
The Open Bottle, 7101 183rd St. #105, Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757
Walter, the brewer from Banging Gavel, will be here hanging out and answering all of your beer and Banging Gavel questions. He will also be Randalling Legit IPA with pineapple and peaches and talking about how to infuse flavors into beer.
If you weren't already intrigued enough--- we will be tapping a special firkin of Chicanery Russian Imperial Stout that has been infused with American oak chips and toasted coconut at 5pm! See you all there!

5:00 pm ♦ Great Lakes Brewing Co. Tap Takeover
Cactus Bar & Grill, 404 S. Wells St., Chicago
Great Lakes Brewing Co., located in the heart of Ohio, will be in the spotlight for a sampling event, beer discussion and tap takeover at Cactus Bar and Grill. Brewery representative Emmett Conway will be on hand at the restaurant to discuss Midwestern craft beer and sample a few seasonal selections. Guests who purchase a $6 pint of any Great Lakes beer (Rye of the Tiger IPA; Eliot Ness Amber Lager; Edmund Fitzgerald Porter; Lawn Seat Kölsch) will receive a souvenir pint glass.

5:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ The Art of Craft Beer
The Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe St., Chicago 312-330-0712
Celebrate Craft Beer Week with the artists who create your favorite craft beer labels and see their art.

Current Artists/Breweries involved: Dan Grzeca; Rob Syers; Nikki Jarecki; Jeff Kuhnie; 18th Street Brewery; 5 Rabbit - Randy Mosher; Jourdon Gullett - Solemn Oath Brewery; Arcade Brewery

5:00 pm ♦ Empirical Brewery Tap Takeover
J.P. Burke's Patio & Tap, 2913 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (872) 829-2985
Joins us for $3 10oz Drafts! Empirical's Phase Transition Porter, Barrel Aged Porter, Infinity IPA, & Gamma Ray Ginger Wheat!

5:00 pm ♦ Specialty Local and Not So Local Tapping
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
RevolutionCafé Deth - Deth's Tar with El Salvadorian coffee beans from Dark Matter Coffee
Firestone Walker - Sucaba - Barrel Aged English Barley Wine

5:00 pm ♦ Surly/Three Floyds/Solemn Oath Takeover. Surly Pentagram 2014 Opening.
Paramount Room, 415 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (312) 829-6300
We're tapping beers from all 3 Breweries.
Surly/Three Floyds Blakkr will be on hand. Bottles of Pentagram by Surly from 2014 will be opened and sold while they last.

5:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ Rare Founders Tapping
Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave., Chicago
We will be tapping rare sought after Founders starting at 5pm. Being tapped will be Backwoods Bastard, Big Lushious, & Blushing Monk
Suggested house cured charcuterie & cheese pairings will be available.

6:00 pm ♦ Local Brewery Spotlight with Off Color Brewing
The Temple Bar, 3001 N Ashland Ave., Chicago (773) 248-0990
Off Color Brewing brings its brilliant beers to Temple Bar Chicago for an evening that will make your taste buds sing! We'll be pouring Troublesome, Scurry, and Eille and serving small bites (for a small charge) expertly paired by Chef Cecil Rodriguez with these delicious brews.No need for tickets, just come by and hang out inside or on our beautiful patio and soak up the sun!

6:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ Northside vs. Southside Tap Takeover
DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago (773-857-3155
We’re hosting our very first Northside vs. Southside Breweries Tap Takeover for Chicago Craft Beer Week. Below are the featured breweries and their beers.
Northside: Aquanaut Nitro Pale Ale; Alarmist Phobophobia (Patersbier) - 4.8%; Metropolitan Iron Works (Alt) - 5.8%
Southside: Marz Community Brewing Double Jungle Boogie (Double IPA) - 8.5%; Moody Tongue Sliced (Nectarine IPA) - 6.0%; Motor Row Coifable (American Red) - 6.0%

All of the above beers will be available individually and/or as a flight of 5oz pours.

South Loop Brewing Company's Fruit Sloop (4.8% APA) will also be available as they’re currently brewing on the Northside and their future home is on the Southside.

6:00 pm ♦ Lagunitas CCBW BBQ Beer Dinner
Howells & Hood, 435 N Michigan Ave., Chicago (312) 262-5310
We are proud to present one killer beer dinner for Chicago Craft Beer Week. The Lagunitas CCBW Memorial Grill Out / BBQ Beer Dinner will take place on the outdoor patio of Howells & Hood in downtown Chicago. There will be seven (yes, seven!) food courses, served alongside six different craft beers from Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Food Menu includes Truffled Potato Salad, Herb-marinated Chicken Thighs, Cheddar Brats, Bacon Dog, High-West Burger, Pasta Salad, Grilled Peaches
Beer Menu includes Lagunitas IPA, Pils, Little Sumpin' Sumpin', Censored, Imperial Wheat Wine, High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout

Food and drink is served cocktail reception style - we encourage mingling with your fellow food and beer fans! Lagunitas Rep Brian Longhorn will welcome the crowd with a reception beer and a little speech, and be commenting on each beer when it comes out.
Tickets are $55 and on sale here!

6:00 pm ♦ 3rd Annual 21 Beer Salute
Nevins Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte 59, Plainfield, IL (630) 428-4242
Nevin’s Brewing Company invites you to our 3rd Annual 21 Beer Salute. In 2013 we ventured into the unknown territory of creating 21 completely unique beers. These beers had flavors of curry, Oreo cookie, toasted coconut, strawberry & balsamic and Apple Jacks. This year we continue our unique beer tribute by bringing it local. This year, at least one ingredient for each of our 21 beers will be provided by a local business within a 21 mile radius of the brewery. We have marshmallows from DeEtta's Bakery, doughnuts from Home Cut and many more.

See who all we have participating this year:
Peter Rubi - Plainfield; Home Cut Donuts - Joliet; Franks Night Out - Plainfield; The Olive Gallery - Yorkville; Miss Joan's Cupcakes - Naperville; Green Mountain Flavors Inc - Oswego; DeEtta's Bakery - Naperville; I Have a Bean - Wheaton; Werk Force Brewing - Plainfield

Outside the 21 mile radius but still local: Omega Yeast Lab; Mid country Malt Group; Lake Michigan Water

6:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ 3rd Annual NW Side Craft Beer Ride
The third annual NW Side Craft Beer Ride pairs up NW Side Bars with Chicago Breweries and connects them via a "craft beer transit system" of 4 buses shuttling enthusiasts from place to place. It's a great way to get to know new places and try new local beers. The starting and end point for the ride is at any of the participating bars. Buy your ticket for the bus, hop on anywhere, hop off anywhere. Beer is sold separately at each bar.
Participating Bars + Participating Breweries Pairings - Activity
Fischman's + Pipeworks - Raffle
Hops and Barleys + Brickstone - TBD
Rabbits Bar and Grill + Alarmist & Motor Row Brewing
Lake Effect Brewing Co. (offering tours and tastings via Phoenix Bar) + yes Lake Effect - Brewery Tour
Side Kicks + Pollyanna Brewing Co. - Kareoke
Temple Stowe Pub + Rude Hippo & Middle Brow - Food Truck
Christines Place + Baderbrau - TBD
Finch Brewing- Tour
Breakroom Brewery + well, Breakroom - Tour
Montrose Saloon + Bucket List & Blue Nose - Grilling Sausages
Community Tavern + Ale Syndicate - Special Menu with Beer Pairings
Bus Provided By: Brewscruise Chicago, Chicago Brew Bus, Reggies.
Tickets are $20 each, plus fees, through Eventbrite.

6:00 pm ♦ Arcade & Ale Syndicate Tap Takeover at Roots Pizza
Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W Chicago Ave., Chicago (773) 645-4949
Featuring Ale Syndicate Roe's Hill India pale lager and Trinken Löwen altbier. From Arcade: Festus Rotgut black wheat ale and barrel-aged Final Level ESB with blueberries.

6:00 pm ♦ New Holland Tapping Party
Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168
Come meet one of our favorite brothers in the industry, Rich Atnip as we welcome New Holland Brewing Co. and their tasty tasty beers including the brand spanking new Mad Hatter Midwest IPA, Dragon's Milk Reserve, White Hatter and more!

6:00 pm - 1:30 am ♦ Homebrewer Night
Prairie Moon All American Dining, 1502 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 864-8328
Homebrewers gather at Prairie Moon to show off their beers and enjoy the current line-up of Evanston's Sketchbook brewery. Chef Matt O'Neill offers food pairing for each of Sketchbook 4 beers on tap. At 9PM DJ's Teebot and Mr D spin.

6:00 pm - 4:00 am ♦ The Beasts of the Barrel 3
Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 561-7433
We've amassed an amazing assortment of wood-aged and barrel-aged beers! Join us as our taps overflow with some of the best beers released recently!
Goose Island 2014 Bourbon County Stout; Founders Backwoods Bastard; The Bruery 2013 Oude Tart & Sucre; Tighhead Barrel-aged Old Kaya Dog Barleywine; Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti; Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout; Allagash Interlude; Bridgeport Oak Aged Old Knucklehead; Clown Shoes The Peace That Money Can't Buy; Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine; Temperance Manhattan Barrel Aged Might Meets Right; Dogfish Head Burton Baton; Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga & Madrugada.
Plus we've saved a few bottles of 2014 Founders KBS! First come, first served!

6:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ All Rise Brewing Flight Night!
All Rise Brewing Co., 235 N Ashland Ave., Chicago (312) 226-6300
Flight Night at ALL RISE! Come and taste all of brewer Tommy Nicely’s creations! Stick around after for the final party with resident DJ Dusty Grooves and the Oldschoolers, going out with a bang!

6:30 - 10:00 pm ♦ Sours, Saisons & Zymatic
Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 855-450-2337
Chicago craft brewers have a deep history in making many world-class stouts and IPAs that get bottle chasers in a frenzy. But the growing quality and diversity of the local sour and saison scene may just surprise you. Beermiscuous and ABV Chicago bring to you a no ticket needed evening spotlighting many local sours and saisons on draft or in cask from brewers including: Transient Artisan Ales, Moody Tongue, Une Année, Noon Whistle, Ten Ninety, Marz Community Brewing, Off Color and Lake Effect. A few out-of-market bottles will be available for raffle as well.
But the evening's activities don't stop there. We also welcome a rapidly growing, Kickstarter-backed brewing technology company from Seattle, PicoBrew. They will be demonstrating how their microwave size fully automated brewing technology (the Zymatic) is set to Revolutionize not only the home brewing world, but experimental professional brewing as well. Watch the technology at work and sample a few beers brewed on this system (including a special saison).

6:30 pm ♦ 2nd Annual Cheeseburger and a Pair of Dice
Guthrie's Tavern, 1300 W. Addison St., Chicago (773) 477-2900
Come join Spiteful in our 2nd annual dice tournament! A ticket gets you entry into the tournament, a T-Shirt, and a delightful Cheeseburger grilled to perfection. Tickets are not needed to come to the bar if you want to skip throwing some dice and go straight to throwing a few back. Beers on tap will include: Gold Coast Problems, Lazy Lenny IIPA with Mosaic hops and a God Damn Pigeon Porter variant. We will also have cans of Alley Time Pale Ale and Spiteful IPA. We look forward to seeing you!

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm ♦ Wildfire 5 Rabbit Cerveceriainner
Wildfire Schaumburg, 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 995-0100
Join us for a custom four course Cinco de Mayo inspired menu of food and beer pairings, featuring 5 Rabbit Brewery, a Latin American brewery located in Bedford Park, IL. A representative from the brewery will be on hand as guest speaker for the evening. The event begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $50.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Andrea or Brooke at 847-995-0100.

6:30 - 9:00 pm ♦ Arts & Crafts Vol 1: Screenprinting with Nate Azark and Brooklyn Brewery
Galerie F, 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Arts & Crafts is an event series in partnership with Lakeshore Beverage and Chicago beer bloggers The Hop Review that celebrates art, craft beer, and the culture that ties both together. At each event, guests will meet local Chicago artists at the top of their craft and learn about their process while enjoying beer from some of the country's best breweries.
In this installment, we'll gather at Logan Square's Galerie F to learn about screenprinting with Chicago artist Nate Azark, a Chicago designer with 12 Line studio, a full service creative studio in Chicago working with clients both large and small. In addition to a live demonstration, each guest will receive a one-of-a-kind print designed by Nate specially for the event. We'll also enjoy craft beer cans from Brooklyn Brewery as we spend time amongst Galerie F's collection of silkscreen gig posters, art prints and street art.
Tickets are $15 at this link and five beer samples from Brooklyn Brewery and a one-of-a-kind Nate Azark print designed exclusively for the event.
*Please note that food will not be served at the event but there are plenty of fantastic places to eat before or after within walking distance of Galerie F.

6:30 pm - 2:00 am ♦ Rapture Fest
Merkle's Bar & Grill, 3516 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 244-1025
Rapture Fest is Merkle's Bar & Grill way of celebrating Chicago Craft Beer Week with big beers, heavy metal and smoked carnage. We will be showcasing a live heavy metal podcast with a successful group known as Two Assholes Talking Music (Ryan Barrett and Jim Somers). They have complete control of our audio and video equipment, so god only knows how brutal this night could get. We are introducing 10 new tap lines at the bar with only big and gnarly beers, all of which are sure bring the metal out. Marshall McCarty and Garrett Schroeder, executive chefs from our sister bars Mash and Nobel House, will be showing off their smoking skills with some seriously risky entrees along with some of the staples that have contributed to their acclaimed popularity. We will have 7oz servings of beer for $6 (all beers), as well as smaller sizing with the food in hopes of allowing everyone to try everything. No tickets necessary as everyone is welcome.

Temperance Evenfall Imperial Red Ale 8.0% ABV
Three Floyds Blot Out the Sun Imperial Stout 10.4% ABV
One Trick Pony Warlander Triple IPA 10.0% ABV
Ten Ninety  Rancorous Imperial Sour 9.0% ABV
Local Option Exorcist Export Stout 8.5% ABV
Goose Island Muddy Double Stout 9.0% ABV
Revolution Straight Jacket English Barleywine 13.0%
Illuminated Brew Works Black Maw Oaked Black Abbey Stout 9.1% ABV
Slapshot One Imperial Oatmeal Stout 9.3% ABV

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Limited Beer Night! Sam Adam's Wild Ale, Dopplebock, Gose & more
Dark Horse Tap & Grille-Wrigleyville, 3443 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago
Join Pintley for a night of delicious Sam Adams beer, great food & good company.
Enjoy Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, an American Wild Ale, with notes of dark fruits, cherry, cocoa & vanilla, this beer is not one to miss (this beer is only in 8 cities nation-wide)
Savor the 9.5% Double Bock, a Dopplebock that has a strong malt & caramel character.
There are 4 more beers including Verloren, a Gose, & Grumpy Monk, a Belgian IPA. So check out the full list and RSVP! This event is free to attend, pay as you eat and drink!

7:00 pm ♦ Atlas Beer Dinner
Southport Lanes & Billiards, 3325 North Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 472-6600
Join us for some beer inspired food pairings, when the Atlas brewers will be dining with us! The menu will include:
Farmhouse Wheat paired with a spicy ceviche
Freight Handler Milk Stout paired with Atlas Freight Handler braised brisket sliders
Dark Magic Dunkel paired with a pecan and bacon pie

We will have other tasty Atlas brews available throughout craft beer week including the recently released Turn Around Bright Eyes Saison! This is not a ticketed event, the menu will be available to anyone who attends Thursday and through the weekend, while supplies last.

7:00 pm ♦ Wobble Event with Two Brothers
The Harding Tavern, 2732 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (872) 802-0182
Join The Harding Tavern and Two Brothers for a tap takeover and wobble glass giveaway!
Chef will be pairing a food special with Two Brothers beers.

7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Berghoff Craft Beer Event
The Berghoff's Century Room, 17 W. Adams St, Chicago (312) 427-3170
Join us for a special Berghoff Craft Beer Event in celebration of Chicago's 6th Annual Craft Beer Week.
Celebrate with a night of beer and food pairings, education, networking, and a meet-and-greet with John Hannafan, a beer consultant and director of education at Chicago's Siebel Institute brewing academy and Randy Mosher, a nationally-recognized author and expert in the field of beer and brewing. Stay afterwards for a private book-signing of Randy's latest book, "Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer".
Guests will enjoy the Berghoff beer and food pairings, a chance to win various raffle prizes, and a branded beer glass. Tickets are $25 plus fees at Eventbrite. Call 312.408.0200 ext 215 for more information or visit our website.

7:00 pm ♦ Maria's 3 Days of Craft Beer 3: Local Tap Takeover
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588
Local homebrewer club CHAOS Brew Club will be hosting this event featuring regional beers from Vice District, Breakroom Brewing, Horse Thief Hollow, ArcLight and Marz Community Brewing.

7:00 pm ♦ Meet the Brewer: Cademon Brewing
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL (815) 962-8758
Join us as we tap into a few kegs of super fresh Cademon Brewing Co. brews.

7:00 pm ♦ Stone Pale Ale 2.0 Release Party
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago 773-525-8665
The Bar on Buena is proud to host the Chicago premiere of Stone Brewing Company’s Pale Ale 2.0. Be the first to try this newly formulated version of their classic Pale Ale, a modern American Pale brewed with Mandarina Bavarian Hops for zesty hop notes of orange and stone fruit.
Also on tap will be Stone’s new Imperial Nut Brown Ale and the extremely rare Xocoveza Mocha Stout 2014. Representatives from Stone and Windy City Distribution will be on hand to share more about what else to expect from this brewery in the future.
Beers will start at $6. For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

7:00 pm ♦ Illuminated Brew Works: Shoot the Moon
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Fountainhead and Illuminated Brew Works Shoot the Moon event has an amazing line-up and is sure to be a great time! The draft list includes Orange Sunshine (Citrus Saison), 2 Headed Dog (ESBelgian), Templeton Rye Barrel Aged Black Maw (Black Licorice Stout), Cult of Kallisti (Brett Golden Ale), Emperor Norton (Dark Wit) and Brown Reason to Live (Belgian Brown). There will be live music on the roof from 7-9 p.m. and beers range from $6-10.

7:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ 2nd Annual CCBW Public Hop Seminar
BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 W 47th St, Lyons, IL (708) 777-1842
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG), Hop Head Farms, and BuckleDown Brewing present: The 2nd Annual #CCBW Public Hop Seminar.
The highly anticipated CCBW Public Hop Seminar will once again entice the senses of craft beer enthusiasts by introducing rare and exquisite types of hops that are considered unavailable to the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to touch (rub), smell, and taste different variants of hops and learn unique styles of brewing from the perspective of a hop farmer and a professional brewer. Festivities will begin at 7pm and end at 10pm.
All participants will receive a commemorative tasting glass for this event. BuckleDown Brewing and Hop Head Farms will also offer specialty pours that have been brewed utilizing the hops presented in this educational format.
Nunzino Pizza, proprietor of Hop Head Farms (MI), will once again lead the educational process, and Ike Orcutt, Buckledown's co-owner and head brewer, will provide professional brewing insight on the hop selection process. Hop styles will include Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, as well as other rare variants!
Tickets are available on a Will Call basis, $50 through Brown Paper Tickets. If still available, General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $60.

7:00 pm ♦ 3rd Annual Celebrating Women of Craft Beer
Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe, Chicago (773) 248-9523
Meet Chicago’s top female brewers and beer industry experts from Temperance, Rock Bottom, Lagunitas, Begyle, Goose Island, DryHop, Metropolitan, Motor Row and more! We’ll be taking over all 26 taps with special collaboration beers and firkins. Proceeds to benefit the Chicago Chapter of Dress For Success charity.

7:30 pm - 11:45 pm ♦ Bourbon County Stout Tapping
The Grafton Pub, 4530 N Lincoln Ave Chicago (773) 271-9000
We're tapping a keg of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. We'll pay homage to the days of yore, when Goose was king of craft in Chicago. Let's face it, BCS is still a pretty damn good beer, after all.
Tapping time: 7:30ish. First come first serve. Mission: kill the keg.

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