Tag: St. Patrick's Day

Chicago Post-St. Pat Craft Beer Weekend, March 19-21

George Washington Beer Tax Stamp
The Father of Our Country on a beer revenue stamp of 1878.

Well, I thought I had the issues fixed with linking to my calendar app, but as it turns out, the new settings only work in certain browsers, and not on mobile devices. So I'm back to a "hard" version of the listing. Feel free to check for updates at my calendar app. I suppose I'll have to live with this for a while until I can find a solution.

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St. Patrick's Week in Beer, March 15-18

Up-Update: Well, boo. I thought I had these issues solved, but it turns out my linked listing are not viewable in mobile browsers. Makes my upset. I'm restoring the listing while there's still time to see what's going on for the 17th.

Update: As thought, more last-minute St. Patrick's events are coming in. So now that my security issues with my calendar app seem to be resolved, I'm testing dropping in my old iframe calendar listings for Wednesday and Thursday.

I continue to paste select highlighted events while I work out how to get my Calendar to feed into the article. Please check my full schedule, which gets added to constantly, at my web app.

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Select Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Events, March 12-14

Green Chicago River 2009
A St. Patrick's Day tradition in this town. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Still working out the new issues with the WordPress update here. So I am posting some select events for the St. Patrick's weekend. A fill schedule for the next few days is at my sort of an app at this link. All updates will appear there, so keep checking!

A lot of events just started running together: 312 Day, St. Patrick's Day, Pi Day (Hmm, don't see anything specifically Pi related).

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Chicago St. Patrick's Week in Craft Beer, March 16-19

Chicago St. Patrick's Week in Craft Beer, March 16-19
Update, Sunday March 15: As referenced here, and on TV News, Gov. Pritzker has closed all bars and restaurants to dine-in service, from the close of business Monday March 16 through March 30. I've suspected some owners might have hoped that would happen, so they don't lose business to other places that stay open (and risk their own employees' health). It should be noted that those who can, will be allowed to offer carry-out (curbside if necessary), drive-through or delivery service. In addition, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild has advised:
To-go sales at breweries will be permitted and, given the unprecedented situation, we feel comfortable at this time advising brewery members that would like to utilize delivery or a third party service to do so. We do not believe the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) will cite any brewery and will work with the Governor's office and Commission if necessary to ensure members can continue to do as much limited business as possible.
I am, at this time, leaving my schedule up. As I find more postponements for specific events, I will make note of them on the individual listing, with any rescheduled dates. Several taprooms and bars that are normally closed on Mondays have indicated they will be open on this pre-shutdown March 16, for one last fling. Please check ahead with any place you might be visiting. At this writing, businesses in Wisconsin and Indiana are allowed to stay open, but that may change. Some things to note during this week: This is the actual week of St. Patrick's Day. While most of the events were scheduled for the previous weekend, some may have been put off with the many cancellations in civic observances. I am trying to keep track of any cancellation or postponement, so some events scheduled for the previous weekend may re-appear here. So far, I'm seeing, in the wake of the COVID-19 virus emergency, most venues have been posting that they are increasing their diligence in cleaning and sanitizing their premises, and offering more chances for patrons to clean up as well...

Chicago's Pre-St. Patrick's Beer Weekend, March 13-15

Chicago's Pre-St. Patrick's Beer Weekend, March 13-15
Thursday, March 12 Update: I have word of one COVID-19 postponement so far. The Chicago Beer Festival set for March 14 at the Field Museum is postponed until September 26. Tickets for the event are being refunded today and Friday. The 11th Annual Tinley Park Brew & Vine Festival, scheduled for April 4, has also been postponed. No makeup date has been announced. I now have confirmation that Goose Island's Stoutfest, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed. A makeup date will be announced later. Most bars and taprooms have posted to their social media that they will try to remain open, and are increasing their sanitation efforts. Short Fuse is offering patrons the option of having their beer served in a disposable plastic cup instead of a glass. But so far, I have only seen one closing notice: the Lagunitas' Chicago TapRoom. Wednesday Update: As you've no doubt heard, many St. Patrick's events have been cancelled this weekend, including the Downtown, North Side and South Side parades, and the dying of the Chicago River.  I have not yet heard of any cancellations for these events, but when I do, I will update this page as fast as I can. Venue managers; if you are cancelling or altering your weekend festivities, please let me know, too! Sunday update: I've finally caught up to all the weekend events I had saved, and now they're posted here. I'll have more coming in as I learn about then, no doubt, but I now need to build a list for St. Patrick's Day proper. Mrs. 'Naut broke her wrist last Friday, and had surgery this past Friday to put all the bones back together. So I've been sitting with her. I'm continuing to add events for the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, so I once again ask you to check back often...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 6-8

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 6-8
It's time for the Day (or Night) of the Living Ales, a chance to sample LOTS of beer served from firkins, steelies and kegs. Get in some early parade watching and drinking ahead of the St. Patrick's Day weekend. And releases for International Women's Day from women brewers. A week or so ago, the North Side cider mecca The Northman announced it had been sold. The new owners, who ran the previous Bohemian House restaurant, have quickly rebranded the space as "Cobblestone." The intent is to keep most of the favorite entrees from the Northman, but the new chef will be bringing in more bistro fare. The focus will remain on cider, however. The new Cobblestone is at 4337 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Details in this Chicago Tribune article by Louisa Chu...
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Chicago's Craft Beer Week, September 16-19

Chicago's Craft Beer Week, September 16-19
I've found another new brewer opening its doors, kind of under the radar. Nightshade And Dark's Pandemonium Brewing has popped up with a soft opening last Friday in Waukegan. They opening Thursday through Saturday at 5pm, with hours to expand depending on traffic. Nightshade and Dark is at 216 W Clayton St., near the Genesee Theatre...

Chicago St. Patrick’s Weekend Beer Events, March 15-17

Chicago St. Patrick’s Weekend Beer Events, March 15-17
Update 2: Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 15, for the 10th annual Beer Under Glass. The event is May 10th at the Garfield Park Conservatory, and is the kickoff for Illinois Craft Beer Week. Tickets usually sell out in the first day or so. You can get them at 10:00 AM Central time at the ticketing site. $60 General Admission, $80 VIP. Update: Okay, as of Thursday afternoon, I've got all my saved listings posted onto this article. But it's for certain a few more last-minute events will pop up. so do feel free to check back here! Once again I'm running late getting all these St. Patrick's weekend events posted. This is only partly due to the Facebook outage of Wednesday, where I find and save most of my events. Then our #1 Son failed to return last night from an evening at the game shop, at least 2 hours overdue. Of course he appears just as the police we called showed up at our door. Turns out he was walking one of his friends home. About 3 miles. That's the kind of thing he does. Please note that many of these locations are doing St. Patrick's stuff all weekend long. Rather than repeat them and make this article even longer, I have tried to underline the part of the listing that mentions extra days. I still have a few more events to add, so please do check back. And generally, if all you have is "green beer," you better have a good view of the local parade ("St. Patty" and "Irish Car Bombs" will also be frowned upon). And here's a note to check out the page of new Chicago area beer makers coming in the near future. Click the link in the sentence just before this, or the appropriate button above this article's title...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 8-10
As of Wednesday evening, Saturday's Chicago Beer Fest, at the Field Museum is all sold out. And so is Goose Island's Stout Fest on Sunday. And the presentation on Women in Beer. I'm leaving the listings up for these in case you might want to see if more tickets were "released into the system." But we are rolling into St. Patrick's weekend celebrations, so there's that. And here's a note to check out the page of new Chicago area beer makers coming in the near future. Click the link in the sentence just before this, or the appropriate button above this article's title...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 12-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 12-15
Well, Daylight Savings just hit me harder than I thought it would. I thought I had gotten enough sleep Sunday morning, but all day long it was, like, "Who the hell moved the Sun!?" Ravinia Brewing Company's plans to build a brewpub in Highland Park have been delayed after the Ravinia Festival sent a request for them to pay a fee to license the "Ravinia" name. The story in the Chicago Tribune notes that the name "Ravinia" was first applied to a village annexed to Highland Park in 1988, and that other restaurants in the area have been using the "Ravinia" name with no issues. Meantime, it's a busy week: first "312 Day" for Goose island fans, "Pi Day" for math fans, and coming up to St. Patrick's Day. I'll get a weekend event listing posted shortly, for as many events that I can find that offer something beside Green Lite beer and "Car Bombs". And by the way: St. Patrick's" is okay, "St. Pat's" and "St. Paddy," too. But "Patty" is a girl's name...
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