Monday, August 29
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Brewniversity Beer Dinner featuring Great Lakes
Public House, 400 N. State St., Chicago (312) 265-1240
Spend a summer evening enjoying cold brews and delicious food. Don’t sweat which beer goes with which dish, let the experts handle that! Join us for Brewniversity Beer Dinners on the last Monday of each month. Featuring Great Lakes Brewery for our August 29th course. Check our website for the featured beer pairings and don’t miss out! Limited seating available. Enroll Today! $50/person before tax and gratuity.Reserve your space now by calling: 312-265-1240 or go to this link.
7:00 p.m. Flossmoor IPL Tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
Our last tapping this month is the Intercontinental Pale Lager, which we’re doing again, and for those who don’t remember or didn’t get a chance to try it, it is a IPA style, but with a lager yeast and a blend of hops, predominately from continental Europe, with American hops. That’ll be toasted at 7:00 p.m. for mug clubbers and 8:00 p.m. behind the bar.
Tuesday, August 30
Maple Tree Beer Tapping
Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461
Firestone Walker Parabola Tapping, live music from the Soul City Juke Band.
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Pairings at Bangers & Lace
Bangers and Lace, 1670 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 252-6499
Every Tuesday evening, Bangers & Lace’s cicerone Ria Neri picks a new beer to showcase and is paired with a house made sausage. $12 for the pairing.
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Taste of Michigan Part 2
The Publican, 837 W Fulton, Chicago (312) 733-9555
Please join us for the second all Michigan produce beer dinner with New Holland brewing company. The focus of this dinner, like last year, will be a celebration of the season. We will utilize the freshest late summer produce Michigan has to offer. On August 23rd, the Publican team traveled to Michigan to join the New Holland crew, visited with farmers, tasted produce and created a beer dinner menu. The event will be a four course pre-fix menu all paired with New Holland.
Welcome Beer: Farmhouse Hatter
1) Ham & Melon Country Salad. Beer: Beerhive Tripel
2) Roasted chicken with Ground Cherry Salsa. Beer: El Mole Ocho
3) Grilled Flat Iron Steak & Peppers. Beer: Dragon’s Milk
4) Poets Tomme Cheese & Tomatoes. Beer: Sundog Amber
5) Chocolate Budino with Coffee Streusel & Michigan Wildflower Honey. Beer: Pilgrim’s Dole
All for an amazing $55 per guest for food and $15 per guest for beer pairings (not inclusive of tax or gratuity). Please call 312.733.9555 to set up your reservation as soon as possible!
7:00 p.m. Arcadia Ales Night
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 252-7636
Arcadia Ales Night, featuring BBQ from Smoke Daddy.
7:00 p.m. Boka/Goose Island Dinner Series
Boka, 1729 N Halsted St., Chicago (312) 337-6070
Cost: $55 Every Tuesday in August, BOKA chef de cuisine Carl Shelton will prepare a three-course dinner paired with Goose Island’s Juliet, Lolita, and Madame Rose. $55 per person. For a space at one of the dinners, call 312-337-6070.
7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Ska-B-Q Beer & BBQ Dinner
Heaven on Seven, 224 S. Main St., Naperville, IL (630) 717-0777
Ska-B-Q is a BBQ-Beer dinner featuring seven courses of regionally inspired BBQ with eight craft beers from Ska Brewing in Durango, Colorado. We love BBQ and we love beer, and we’ve put together a really great menu for this event.
Welcome Beer: True Blonde Ale Chilorio Taco with Guajillo Chile and Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa: Mexican Logger
Brunswick Stew: Buster Nut Brown Ale Pecan Smoked Pulled Duck Slider with Georgia Peach BBQ: True Blonde Dubbel
Cherry-Wood Smoked Lamb Ribs with Bourbon-Mint Glaze: Special ESB
Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa: Modus Hoperandi
Hickory Smoked Turkey Leg with Honey-Chipotle BBQ: Decadent IPA
Nefarious Shoofly Pie: Nefarious Ten Pin
As always, reservations are required. We’re limiting this event to 100 attendees, and if you’ve been in the past you know they usually sell out. You can reserve your seats by clicking the link below or by calling us at (630) 717-0777.
8:00 p.m. Sylvester Stallone Movie Night
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Judge Dredd and Demolition Man on our big screen! $4 Bigfoot Barleywines all night!
Wednesday, August 31
4:00 p.m. Wednesday Tapping at The Tribes
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
This week: Three Floyds Shark Pants
6:30 p.m. Beer Academy
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
$20 per person. Join Head Pub Brewer Jared Rouben on the last Wednesday of each month to learn about a different beer theme this month: Illinois Craft Brewers. Enjoy a sample of different beers from various craft breweries. To RSVP, call (312) 915-0071.
7:00 – 9:30 p.m. 5 Rabbit beer dinner at Marion Street Cheese Market
Marion Street Cheese Market, 100 S. Marion St., Oak Park IL (708) 725-7200
The Marion Street Cheese Market presents a 5 course dinner, which will include a cheese sampler and 5 Rabbit beers and cocktails. 5 Rabbit will be present at the event to talk about the food and beer pairing. $50 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Make your reservations by calling MSCM at 708 725-7200. Menu for the night: –
“hopcorn” 5 Rabbit sour orange shandy
First: Lobster corn dog+ curry aioli + pickled sweet onions paired with 5 Rabbit
Second: Laughing Bird shrimp ceviche + tostones + sprouted coriander paired with 5 Lizard
Entrée: “Pozole con cabra” Mint Creek pulled goat +ancho chile broth + Three Sisters hominy paired with 5 Vulture
Dessert: Passionfruit curd + key lime angel food cake + tequila cream paired with 5 Lizard Tequila Cocktail. A cheese sampler will also be offered.
Thursday, September 1
5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Local Tap Takeover
The Village Tap, 2055 West Roscoe St., Chicago (877) 410-7148
Join us for an exciting and first-of-its-kind beer event where all 26 of our taps will be devoted to local breweries from Chicago or the surrounding suburbs. Stop in to enjoy special local brews, give-aways, sampling and to meet your local brewers. Breweries include 5 Rabbit, Argus, Emmet’s, Finch’s, Flossmoor Station, Goose Island, Half Acre, Metropolitan, Three Floyds, Two Brothers and Wild Onion. There will be special and hard to find items.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Goose Island Clybourn tapping
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Every Thursday, a new beer brewed at the Clybourn brewpub is tapped.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Trucking Thursday with Ethyl
Ethyl’s Beer and Wine Dive, 324 S. Racine Ave., Chicago (312) 433-0007
A unique collaboration of Chicago Food Trucks and Chicago’s latest smash dive bar. Scott Harris (Francesca’s, Purple Pig, Davanti Enoteca) is opening a new restaurant and bar in the South Loop area called Ethyl’s Beer and Wine Dive. Every Thursday night throughout the summer there will be a collection of roughly 7 different Food Trucks outside the restaurant. Come have a good time with Goose Island Beer, Food Trucks, and Music.
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