I am still sweeping up from all the last-minute Valentine's events I plugged into the previous calendar. Just enough time to punch this one out while I work on some "overview" pages from some local breweries. It's a new thing I'm trying.
I also hope to get ahead of schedule on St. Patrick's weekend events. I may have to decide to be more selective in what gets listed: I already left out those that offer nothing but green-dyed megabrews. Is it enough just to say you have Guinness on tap, or do we need something more? We'll see...
I had a nice collections of classic Guinness ads with a soccer theme, but there's drawback in that ireland isn't in the World Cup. No luck scouring for other vintage international football beer ads, but we'll see what the future brings. Meatime, I'm still watching for beer places with a full futbol schedule to write up here
Yes, the Oktoberfests just keep on coming! Monday, September 21 6:30 – 9:30 pm ♦ Great Divide Raffle Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168 A very special vinyl night! We will be pouring the brand-new Great Divide 21st Anniversary Sour Ale, along with last year’s 20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Strong Ale brewed with... Read more »
Looks like the main theme of this week is a new round of Bell’s sampling, including Wheat Love, a Barley Wine with eight different kinds of wheat making up 55% of its malt bill; in its first appearance since 2005. You have my recommendation to check it out. And tickets are still available for the... Read more »
Monday, February 6 6:00 p.m. ♦ Founders All Day IPA Release Party Binny’s South Loop, 1132 S. Jefferson St., Chicago (312) 768-4400 $5 for your first pint of Founders All Day IPA. The new Founders All Day IPA is complex and hoppy with an ABV that won’t knock you out and mild bitterness. We’re stoked... Read more »
Through December 10
Blokes & Birds Anniversary Week
Blokes & Birds
, 3343 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 472-5252
Come celebrate our one year anniversary! We will be featuring Metropolitan
, Two Brothers
, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
and Three Floyds
, along with a different barrel tapping each evening. All patrons will also receive a complimentary amuse bouche with a nip of Bombay London Dry Gin.
Thur. Dec. 8
, 5:00 p.m. Stone
Cituelle Celeste de Citricado & Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers
Fri. Dec. 9, 5:00 p.m.
, Firkin/Cask of J.W. Lee's
Sat. Dec. 10, 5:00 p.m.,
Barrel of Three Floyds
Behemoth Blonde Barley Wine
Monday, August 22 7:00 p.m. Kirsch and Blücher DunkelWeiss tapping Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW This week’s tapping is a collaboration we did with City Provisions. It is a Dunkel Weiss to which we added 100 lbs of fresh Michigan Cherries to the mash. Cleetus, the head chef/proprietor... Read more »
Monday, August 15 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Acre and Stone Brewing Co. “Big Takeover” Acre Restaurant, 5308 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-7600 Andersonville’s Acre Restaurant plays host to Stone Brewing Co., taking over as many of the 25 available taps as they can. Tap list to date: Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad /... Read more »
Monday, July 11 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bell’s Bash at Franklin Tap! Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025 Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo Michigan – Eric Thomas of Central Beverage and a Bell’s representative will drop in around 5:00 p.m. to speak about the brewery, the beers, and to sample Oberon, a Wheat Ale... Read more »
Week of March 21 Roundhouse 15th Anniversary Celebrations America’s Historic Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL (630) 260-BREWThrowback Menu specials from the original 1996 menu & pricing all week long.Tuesday March 22nd: In America’s Brewpub, join us for dinner and receive cake compliments of The Cakery.Wednesday the 23rd: The Fundamentals live in America’s Club. Doors:... Read more »