Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 20 - 23

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 20 - 23
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Monday, June 20

11:00 am – 2:00 pm ♦ Forbidden Root Launches Lunch
Forbidden Root Taproom, 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and brewpub in West Town, is excited to launch lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu, created by executive chef Dan Weiland, is a lighter take on the brewpub’s dinner menu including Bar Snacks like Jerky, Beer Cheese with Ritz Crackers and Kimchi Dill Lime Potato Chips; Burrata with strawberries, balsamic, malt streusel, toast; Forbidden Root Burger with giardiniere mayo, weiss aged cheddar, B&B pickle on a brioche bun; Mushroom Grilled Cheese on Texas toast; and Desserts like a Forbidden Root Float.
The kitchen will close at 2 p.m. and reopen at 4 p.m. for dinner service Monday-Saturdays. Beverages will still be available during that time. Limited reservations will be available for lunch at this time.

Tuesday, June 21

5:00 pm – 12:00 am ♦ Surly Darkness & More
Jimmy’s Grill, 245 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL (630) 548-2500
Tapping Surly Darkness 2015, Furious, Hell Lager, Pentagram 2015

6:00 pm ♦ Founders Tap Takeover
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Featuring Founders Centennial, Porter, Misty Mountain Hop Brown, Sumatra Brown, Mango Magnifico, Rubaeus, Devil Dancer, a firkin of Devil Dancer with cherries and KBS!

7:00 pm ♦ Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Sunset Toast
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Raise a glass to all the impending Summer Fun and toast the sunset on the official onset of the Summer Season. Join us on our beautiful rooftop garden with our friends from Anderson Valley Brewing Co. and Windy City Distributing on the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice.
On tap for this special occasion: Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cream Ale, Briney Melon Gose, Rosy Barl wild ale, Barley’s Belgian Style Ale.
Hats off to Summer. Cheers to beers. A toast to Anderson Valley.

Wednesday, June 22

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Revolution Straight Jacket: In November of 2010, we filled 1 Jack Daniels and 1 Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey barrel with our Barleywine (Institutionalized). The combination of these two unique barrels yield a very rich and complex finished product. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves as you swirl this beer in the snifter. Future releases, especially the first bottle release saw this offering aged exclusively in Woodford Reserve barrels.

4:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ Beers For Brussels
Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 32 victims were killed and over 300 people were injured. The bombings were the deadliest act of terrorism in Belgium’s history.
Oscare, an organization for burns, scar after-care & research continues to treat victims injured in the attacks.
Starting June 8th until June 30th, every featured beer poured equals $1 dontated to Oscare. Beers included:
Saugatuck Brewing Co. Belgian BlondeBrouwerij Bosteels Tripel Karmeleit, Pauwel KwakBrasserie St-Feuillien S.A. Saison, Duvel SingleLa Chouffe Houblon Chouffe
We will also have brewery reps on hand with items up for silent auction, all proceeds also going to Oscare. Come in and drink great beer for a great cause!

5:00 pm ♦ Hopped Up Tap Takeover
Crossroads at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago (312) 923-2000
Join us for Hopped Up, a tap takeover with Destihl happening in Crossroads at House of Blues! We’ll be featuring $4 Destihl drafts all day long, including:
Amra Mango IPA-West Coast style IPA with Mango; Weissenheimer Hefeweissen– German Style Wheat Beer; Synchopathic Apricot– Dry Hopped Sour with Apricots; Hoperation Overload– Double IPA; Privyet– Russian Imperial Stout; Abbey’s Single– Belgian style single; Counter Clockweisse– Berliner Weisse.
We’ll have food specials made with Destihl beers, live giveaways like Destihl merchandise, brewery tours and more! Don’t miss live music from American Grizzly! $10 cover, or RSVP free through Do312, at this link.

6:00 – 8:00 pm ♦ Brewed in Chicago Bottle Share
Make, 350 N. Orleans St., Ste 9000, Chicago
Sponsored by Brewed in Chicago. You must bring a bottle of true craft beer. Preferably from a local Chicago brewery. Be prepared to share. We provide plastic cups, but you are encouraged to bring your own glass.
Must be 21 or over (obviously)

Thursday, June 23

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Three Floyds Icelandic Pants of the Dead Sour Ale: Icelandic Pants of the Dead aka “Nabrok” aka “Death Underpants” aka “Necropants” is an American sour and borne of an unholy blend of a foeder beer and an all Brettanoymces IPA. Tart sour notes collide with fresh and fruity hoppy flavor and aroma married together with a classic wild yeast backbone.

5:00 – 11:30 pm ♦ New Belgium 25th Anniversary: Fat Tire & Friends
World of Beer Evanston, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 328-3688
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, New Belgium Brewing Co. has teamed up with 5 titans of craft brewing – Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Allagash Brewing Co., Hopworks Urban Brewery, Rhinegeist, and Avery Brewing Co. – to create 5 variations on their flagship brew, Fat Tire, and we are bringing you all 5 collaborations on draught!
Here is the tapping schedule:
June 23rd: Firestone Walker – “a west coast interpretation of Fat Tire with an assertive hop profile and a light lager yeast”
June 30th: Allagash – “a version of Fat Tire using a Belgian yeast sourced form the Poperings region and a touch of the Allagash house Brettanomyces – expect notes of Stone fruit, sweet tart and peppercorn”
July 7th: Hopworks  – “a tart Fat Tire bringing in apple and lactobacillus to help highlight that beautiful green apple snap inherent to the original Fat Tire”
July 14th: Rhinegeist – “a Belgian XPA, combining a fruity Belgian yeast strain with bready-sweet European and Colorado malts for a beer to please hopheads and wine drinkers alike”
July 21st: Avery – “a fruitier hop bill also with a dose of brett evoking notes of apricot and pineapple”

5:00 pm ♦ TAP THIS – Lost Abbey
Fischman Liquors & Tavern, 4776 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
Food Trucks + Live Music + GREAT BEER = Tap This
FOOD TRUCK – Tamale Spaceship- variety of amazing tamales. Menu posted closer to the date.
Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme: Sour Red / 11% ABV
Red Poppy: Sour Red / 5% ABV
The Angels Share: Barelywine / 12.5% ABV

6:00 – 8:00 pm ♦ Solemn Oath Brewery Meet and Greet
Binny’s Beverage Depot, 790 Royal St. George, Cress Creek Square Shopping Ctr., Naperville, IL 630-717-0100
Celebrate the launch of Solemn Oath’s latest brews in cans and meet the brothers behind the Naperville-based brewery, Joe and John Barley. Come with questions for the Solemn Oath team, grab an autograph and taste a few of their beers. This is one meet and greet you will not want to miss. Free with Binny’s Card. Reservations Required by calling 630-717-0100.

7:00 pm – 2:00 am ♦ Pipeworks Beer Night
High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-9339
High Noon Saloon hosts Pipeworks Brewing Co. for a lineup of draft, bottled and canned beers from the acclaimed Chicago craft brewery. Featured beers include: Schlussel Berserker, a limited-release Barleywine-style ale made in collaboration with Local Option Bierwerker; Emerald Grouper, a new imperial IPA brewed with honey, Citra and Mosaic hops; Marilime Law, a double IPA brewed with lime zest and juice; The Roister, a beer brewed with roasted strawberries, grilled rhubarb and lemon balm; Dark Matter Machine, a coffee cream ale brewed with Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee; Sam vs. Unicorn, an imperial red ale brewed exclusively with American-grown hops; War Bird, a Belgian-inspired ale brewed with Hellertau Blanc and Amarillo hops; Lizard King, an American Pale Ale brewed with Mosaic and Amarillo hops; and Ninja vs. Unicorn, an unfiltered Double IPA brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel.
Chef Antonio Gonzalez features two specials made with Pipeworks beers for the event: a Ninja vs. Taco, grilled steak (marinated with adobo and Ninja vs. Unicorn) topped with mint cucumber pico de gallo and chile de arbol sauce; and a Taco vs. Unicorn, oven-roasted pork (marinated with Sam vs. Unicorn and achiote) finished with pickled red onions and serrano lime sauce.
There is no cover charge to attend and food and drink are on consumption (beers range from $8-$16 each and food specials are $4 each). The full Tex-Mex menu will also be on offer.

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