Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Craft Beer Events, March 11-13

Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Craft Beer Events, March 11-13
St. Pat's Weekend includes 312 Day!

Even weeding out the places offering nothing but green beer or "car bombs" for "Chi-Rish" parties, I have a ton of events into next week. So let's get to it!

Irish Week at the Hollow
Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW
March 10th will kick off Irish Week at the Hollow!
Live Music!
3.10.16 Dyed in the Wool 7PM-9PM
3.11.16 Cloonan, Dennehy & Friends 8PM-11PM
3.12.16 Cavanaugh, Burns & Otto 8PM-11PM
Special Cocktails!
The Mullingar/Irish sort of Manhattan
The Dandy Collins/ Gin dandelion liquor and sage syrup
The Crafty Irish Coffee, Irish Whiskey, burnt orange syrup, Hollow Grounds Coffee and house made irish cream whip.
Traditional Irish Cuisine!
Bangers & Mash, Reuben Egg Rolls, Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Parade Day! Sunday March 13th HTH Opens at 10:30AM. HTH Brews & Corned Beef Sammies

St. Patrick's Week at Timothy O'Toole's
Timothy O'Toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago (312) 642-0700
Friday, March 11 Hours: 11 a.m.-4 a.m.
Enjoy an Irish-inspired food and beverage menu all day
3 p.m. $5 cover/$10 includes a t-shirt
3 p.m. Beer Tub and Guinness Bar Open
4 p.m. Joe the Leprechaun entertains
7 p.m. Heat @ Bulls
7:30 p.m. Blackhawks @ Stars
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Guinness glass engraving
Saturday, March 12 Hours: 8 a.m.-4 a.m.
8 a.m.-Noon. St. Paddy’s Brunch Menu will be served
9 a.m. Joe the Leprechaun entertains; beer tubs/Guinness Bar opens
12 p.m. Men’s green pop chugging contest
1 p.m. Women’s green pop chugging contest
2 p.m. Shannon Rovers Bag Pipers perform
7 p.m. Shannon Rovers Bag Pipers perform
Irish-inspired lunch/dinner menu will be available all day
Sunday, March 13 Hours: 10 a.m.-3 a.m.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Paddy’s Brunch Menu; Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar $7/Mimosa Bar $4
Irish-inspired lunch/dinner menu will be available all day

Friday, March 11

2:00 pm ♦ Lost Weekend Rye Barleywine Bottle Release
Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085
We're excited to release our most anticipated beer, Lost Weekend Rye Barleywine. Brewed with nearly 30% rye malt, this full-bodied, toffee colored ale is cold aged for the smoothest beer possible. American hops and caramel rye flavors meld together creating a complex toasty brew. With just enough hops to balance this behemoth, this beer also ages up to a year in the bottle. Available 2/27 in draft, 3/11 in bottles, and out of a bourbon barrel (2017).
We will also have limited edition signed prints of the original artwork by artist Donovan Foote.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ♦ Kinslahger Brewing Opens in Oak Park
Kinslahger Brewing Co., 6806 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park, IL (844) 552-4437
Kinslahger is the first brewery to open in Oak Park, though others are on their way. This brewery will focus of traditional lager beers, with a few surprises.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm ♦ Beer Sampling at Kenwood Liquors
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210
McGargles Irish Craft Beer & Deschutes Brewery

4:00 pm ♦ Evenfall Release Party
Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000
Spring is coming. Day transitions to night at Evenfall when hazy reddish hues color the sky. With caramel malt balanced by hop bitterness and a touch of wheat, Evenfall Imperial Red is neither light nor dark but the transition in between. The perfect beer to transport you from winter to spring.

6:00 pm ♦ Around the Bend meets Green Flash meets Ommegang
1550 Bar at Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
Hey Folks! Come on out and support your favorite coast. From the West Coast we have Green Flash Brewing. From the East Coast we've got Ommegang and from the Third Coast we've got Around the Bend Beer Co.! Each brewery will have 2 beers on tap! We aren't here to battle! We're here to drink and you should be too!

6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Celebrate 3/11 with SweetWater!
Beer House Chicago, 322 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL (630) 268-1111
Come rock out with some 3-11 tunes while sipping beer from SweetWater Brewing Co.!

Saturday, March 12

Goose Island 312 Day Sepcials
Goose Island Beer Co. celebrates its 312 Urban Wheat Ale with specials all around town:
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771
o 312 for 3 hours and 12 minutes for $3.12, starting at 3:12pm

Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W Chicago Ave., Chicago (773) 645-4949
o 312 can Special - $3.12 cans all day

Virgin Hotel--Cerise (Rooftop Bar), 203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago
o Receive Bucket of 312 beers with bottle service, starting at 7:00 pm

The Ogden, 1659 W Ogden Ave, Chicago (312) 226-1888
o 312 tall boys for $5

Hackney's Printers' Row, 733 S. Dearborn St., Chicago (312) 461-1116
o Giving away tickets to 312 Day event at Bottom Lounge, featuring Alkaline Trio and Jeff the Brotherhood, starting at 5

Bar Louie, 47 W Polk St., (312) 347-0000
o 312 bottle special starting at 5

Buffalo Wings and Rings, 3434 S. Halsted St., Chicago (773) 579-9464
o From 6-8 312 bottles for $3.12
o Merch giveaways, a BCS bottle raffle, and a ticket raffle for 312 Day event at Bottom Lounge, featuring Alkaline Trio and Jeff the Brotherhood (winner announced at 7)

Whole Foods West Loop, 1 N Halsted St, Chicago (312) 207-8400
o $2.00 312 tallboy cans all-day

Brewers Bocce Benefit Against Prostate Cancer
Pinstripes Bocce and Bowling, 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago 312-527-3010
This March, Pinstripes Bocce and Bowling is partnering with several Chicagoland breweries to help support the Chicago chapter of ZERO in its fight against prostate cancer. For their inaugural event, Pinstripes is playing host to local breweries Half Acre, Off Color Brewing, Goose Island, Solemn Oath, Two Brothers and more for this unique fundraising event.
On Saturday, these select breweries will face off in a charity bocce tournament, and will be featuring some of their rare and seasonal brews for patrons and spectators to sample. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Chicago chapter of ZERO, whose mission is to end prostate cancer by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families.

Beer Sampling at Kenwood Liquors
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210
2-5 pm McGargles Irish Craft Beer
2-5 pm Sonoma Cider
2-4 pm Arcade Brewery.
6-8 pm Guinness Glass Engraving.

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Emmett's
Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 434-8500
Make your reservation for some Kegs and eggs on Saturday March 12th. Starts at 9:00AM. Firkin tapping at 10 am. On tap: Defiance Irish Red and Anvil Irish Dry Stout.

8:00 am - 11:00 am ♦ All You Can Eat St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago (312) 266-0400
Kick off this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade at Jake's for an All You Can Eat St. Patrick’s Day Brunch ($6) from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. Guests looking to go green before hitting the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade can indulge in an array of options including Belgian Waffles with Bailey’s syrup, Emerald Fruit Salad, and Corned Beef Hash! Green beer specials are available at a separate cost.
Reservations are available. No reservations after 10:45am please.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ♦ St. Patrick's Day Brunch Package at Commonwealth
Commonwealth, 2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago 773-697-7965
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day before you head to the parade with a $25 package at Commonwealth Tavern. The package includes an Irish breakfast, Guinness, Miller Lite and Coors Light bottles, Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Tickets are available for purchase online and will also be available at the door.

9:00 am ♦ Kegs & Eggs
Blue Nose Brewery, 6119 East Ave, Hodgkins, IL
Come celebrate St. Patties day with green Pipa and eggs!! We'll have live music and an Irish breakfast!
9am to 2pm: LIVE MUSIC!
$15 wrist band= All you can drink Pipa, and an Irish breakfast!
$30 wrist band= Any beer on draft and an Irish breakfast!

9:00 am ♦ Flagship St. Patrick's Day Food and Drink Package
Depart from Flagship Tavern & Grill, 1622 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
In celebration of the St. Patrick's Day parade, Flagship will open early at 9 a.m. Enjoy a $30 package which will feature breakfast and drinks including mimosas, bloody Marys, green draft beer and Guinness.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ♦ St. Pat's at OTS
Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave., Chicago
Join us for our favorite day of the year! Doors open at 9am! Our Meal Package includes a Breakfast Buffet and Domestic Drafts. Tickets are $27.37 at Eventbrite.

11:00 am ♦ St. Patrick's Parade Day Party
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989
Join us on St Patrick's parade day this year, we'll be tapping:
Coronado Brewing Co. Dublin Down Nitro & Mermaids Red
Chef VJ will be serving up his delicious Corned Beef Sandwiches, prepared on marble rye with coleslaw, bourbon mustard and horseradish cheddar cheese. Served with a side of choice for just $12.

12:00 pm ♦ Bottle Release
350 Brewing, 7144 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 518-2239
A bottle release for A Wolf's Lament Irish Red Ale. Including an album release by W.T. Newton.

12:00 pm ♦ 312 Party
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
Saturday March 12th is our Goose Island 312 Party...during which we will be raffling off an awesome Goose Island bike! For your chance to win...anytime you come into WOB during March 1st-12th and purchase a 312 Tallboy Can you will get a raffle ticket to win the bike on the 12th.
Also on the 12th, buy any Goose Island Beer Co. on the day of the event (bottle, can or draft)...and receive a raffle ticket to win a 2013 Goose Island Bourbon County Proprietors and also a chance to win a 2013 Goose Island Bourbon County Backyard Rye.
We will have live music with Gina Glocksen as well! It's going to be a good night!

12:00 pm  ♦ Allagash (& Friends) Saison Day
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851
Celebrate all things Saison. Allagash's take on the style joins a list of amazing saison offerings from around the country and the world. Expect this to showcase both the traditional and the modern. Yeast profiles vs. new dry-hopped versions with American hops. Probably a bit of funk too. Also pouring: Off Color Brewing, North Coast Brewing Co., Perennial Artisan Ales, Penrose Brewing Co., Solemn Oath Brewery, Urthel (Artisanal Imports), St. Feuillien (Artisanal Imports), The Lost Abbey Brewing Co., The Bruery
Noon kickoff, and a 2pm informational seminar on the style and its history (which means I won’t add too much here, except to say it is a nebulous style).

3:00 - 6:00 pm ♦ Family Day at Begyle Brewing
Begyle Brewing, 1800 W Cuyler Ave Chicago (773) 661-6963
Join us for a Family Day at Begyle Brewing!
Swing by Begyle Brewing and enjoy a beer, music, and quality time with your family and neighbors at one of Northcenter's most exciting local breweries.
Homemade chili and other light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Beer available for purchase. All are welcome!
This event is free for NNA members, $10 for individuals (non members) and $20 for family entrance (non members).
Games and activities will be held for kids. All attendees under 21 must be supervised.
Please REGISTER at our website to let us know you will be attending.

7:00 pm - 1:00 am ♦ St. Paddy's Day Saturday
Mickey Finn's Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 847-362-6688
The city of Chicago likes to celebrate St. Paddy's the Saturday before March 17th - so we figure what the heck. Enjoy fresh brewed Mickey Finn's beers - Hackett Irish Stout, St. Pat's Irish Red Ale, and of course WIIL Rock Doppelbock. Corned beef, Irish Stew, Shepherd's Pie, Irish Egg Rolls, Fish and Chips and more...Live Irish music starting at 7:00pm from Fitz & Celts followed by our good buddy Davey Arewine and Donneybrook. No cover charge - but get here early it get's a little busy.

8:00 pm - 12:00 am ♦ Goose Island & Chicago Reader Present 312 Day
Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 666-6775
Please join us for the 3rd annual Goose Island 312 DAY. This year we are excited to be celebrating with musical artists Alkaline Trio and Jeff the Brotherhood. In addition, there will be guest DJs upstairs, specialty beer and 312 giveaways throughout Bottom Lounge. Come celebrate with a few cans of 312 and some rock n roll!
RSVP through Eventbrite for a chance to get in. Details below…
**RSVP OPTION 1: (SOLD OUT) Access to see Alkaline Trio and Jeff The Brotherhood, as well as the party throughout the venue.
**RSVP OPTION 2: Access to the party throughout the venue only. NO access to the music hall.
Limited capacity available. RSVPs are non transferable.
MUST HAVE PRINTED VOUCHER TO GAIN ENTRY. Entry is subject to venue capacity.

Sunday, March 13

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12:00 pm ♦ π Observance Day at Local Option
Local Option, 1102 W. Webster Ave., Chicago (773) 348-2008
On Sunday 3/13 beginning at noon we celebrate the coming of Pi Day by tapping 31.4 world class brews. At 3.14159pm we will have a recital of Pi digits; the person who recites the most consecutive digits of Pi will win a unique prize. Featured drafts include highly anticipated releases from De Proef/Hair of the Dog, Blaugies/Hill Farmstead, Scratch Beer Company, Almanac Beer Co., AleSmith, and the return of our Barrel Aged Kentucky Common.
AleSmith Hawaiian Speedway
Almanac Ginger Gose, Truthful Statement
Avery Vanilla Bean BBA Stout
Blaugies/Hill Farmstead La Vermentoise
Central Waters BBA Barley Wine, BBA Stout *Nitro*
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
De Proef/Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred
Founders Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog BORIS Reserva
Local Option Bierwerker BA Kentucky Common, Exorcist!, Outlawger, Sky Burial
Local Option/Pipeworks Rohrwerker (Batch #666), Schlusser Berserker
Logsdon The Conversion
Mikkeller Geek Breakfast
Pipeworks Crimson Snapper
Prairie Bomb!
Scratch Cascara Sour, Oud Bruin, Paw Paw Tripel, Wild Carrot Golden Ale
Surly Blakkr

Kitchen and Bar Open: 12pm
Recital of Pi digits: 3:14pm

12:00 - 4:00 pm ♦ Stout Fest 2016 (Sold Out)
Goose Island Clybourn 1800 N Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Chicago area breweries and their brewers reunite at Goose Island for this annual celebration of stouts.
This year will be even bigger and better than ever as Stout Fest takes over the entire pub!
Our kitchen will remain open, ready to fire up all your favorites!
Participating breweries:
Aquanaut, Blue Nose, Bucket List, Cruz Blanca, Destihl, Emmets, Empirical, Finch's, Goose Island, Goose Island Clybourn, Hailstorm, Half Acre, Haymarket, Horse Thief Hollow, Perennial Artisan Ales, Pig Minds, Revolution, Sketchbook, Smylie Brothers, South Loop Brewing, Spiteful, Temperance, Ten Ninety.
STOUTLY CUP: For the third year in a row, we will be adding a competition aspect to Stout Fest--this year attendees will be able to vote for their favorite beer! The winning brewery will then take home the Stoutly Cup, to proudly showcase their achievement at their brewery until the next Stout Fest.
Proceeds will continue to benefit IL Craft Brewers Guild.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ♦ Charity Skeeball Tournament
Begyle Brewing Beer Store, 1800 W Cuyler Ave Chicago (773) 661-6963
Friends, let us come together and celebrate all that is great in the world: skeeball, Begyle Beer, pizza, giving a hand to people suffering from nasty diseases, winning cash and prizes, and of course, Lindsay Stevens.
On March 13, we’ll have the Sunday to top all Sunday Fundays. Join us for a high roller skeeball tournament sponsored by Begyle Brewing and The SKEE League: Chicago to celebrate Lindsay’s birthday and raise money for AIDS research.
With your $30 registration, you’ll get a free Begyle beer, free pizza, entry into the tournament, and a chance at tons of prizes including concert tickets, Threadless art, a waxing service, a one hour bar party at Old Town Social and the $300 tournament grand prize.
To register, send $30 via Venmo or Paypal to (Over half goes to charity!) Hurry, once the 64 spots are gone, they’re gone! (If you use PayPal, PLEASE select “friends and family” and not “goods or services”.) The raffle will be drawn at the end of the tournament.

12:00 - 4:00 pm ♦ 'Green Eggs and Hamburger' Brunch at Parts and Labor
Parts and Labor, 2700 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 360-7840
Parts and Labor announces the Green Eggs and Hamburgers St. Patrick’s Day brunch. Recover from St. Patrick’s parade dining on Parts and Labors scrumptious brunch menu featuring holiday favorites such as the $7 Irish Cream Float - an in-house creation featuring Guinness flavored Ice Cream surrounded by Fest Bourbon Cream soda, and a $10 Corned Beef on Rye with fries and a pickle. Guests are encouraged to RSVP to receive a free Jameson shot with purchase of select draft beers.
As always - patrons who use the in-house ATM machine receive a free shot when they show their receipt.

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