Tune in tomorrow for a list of places that combine Bears football watching and craft beer specials!
Friday, September 6
SCBF Pre-Party with Stone Brewing
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL (815) 962-8758
Join us on the night before Screw City Beer Festival as we tap some very special Stone kegs, hang out with Aaron T. from Stone Brewing Co, and prepare ourselves for the next day's beer extravaganza.
We're also raffling off a pair of VIP tickets to the SCBF — $5 per entry or Five / $20. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Pints for Prostates. Winner must be present at 9pm for the drawing.
Scheduled to Appear (tapping at 11am):
- Stone Enjoy By 9.13.13 Double IPA
- Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung German style Double IPA
- Stone Smoked Porter
- Stone R&R Coconut IPA (Randallized w/ fresh mango & coconut)
- Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
4:30 - 6:30 pm ♦ Revolution Oktoberfest Sampling at Cactus Bar & Grill
Cactus Bar & Grill, 404 S. Wells St., Chicago
Morgan Marshall, representative from Revolution Brewing, will be in house to sample out one of his favorite seasonal beers and to chat about what it is like to be at the forefront of Chicago’s craft beer scene.
Saturday, September 7
9:00 am - 5:00 pm ♦ Rt. 66 Car Show
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Beer and Bloody Marys in the lot. See cars from all over! Live music from The Butterfields, Jet Black Comedy, & Hillbilly Idle!
11:30 am ♦ Flossmoor Fest
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
We will be out front on Sterling Avenue during Flossmoor Fest, serving up burgers and beer!
We would LOVE to see you so stop by and say 'hi'.
1:00 - 5:30 pm ♦ Rockford’s 3rd Annual Screw City Beer Fest (SOLD OUT)
Intersection of State & Main Sts., Downtown Rockford, IL
Screw City Beer Festival is completely sold out (Thank you!!) Tickets will not be available at the gate on Saturday.
If you are looking for tickets, keep your eyes on our Facebook page as people may come forward with tickets they ultimately cannot use. Not guaranteed, but always a chance. View the list of participating breweries on our website.
5:00 pm ♦ The Beer Bistro’s 8th Anniversary Party & Slapshot Brewing Launch
The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison, Chicago (312) 433-0013
Come celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Beer Bistro with the launch of Chicago's newest brewery, Slapshot Brewing! And other great surprises.
6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Back to School Block Party
Lake Bluff Brewing Co., 16 E. Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL 224-544-5179
We have some unfortunate news: Summer is almost over. School is back in session, the weather is cooler, the world is in transition. However, every transition in life should be treated the same, by throwing a huge block party with live music and amazing craft beer! There is simply no other way.
We are hosting a block party featuring live tunes from The Luxmen and celebrating the re-release of our Gamma Ray, which tied Chicago Magazine's survey for Best Pale Ale in Chicago! Mark your calendars and keep an eye peeled on our social media sites for other possible specialty beer releases!
Sunday, September 8
12:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ Kegs for Kids Fundraiser at Hopleaf
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851
Our 4th annual Craft Beer Tasting Party—for adults, of course— will again be held here at Hopleaf the first Sunday afternoon in September. Tickets are available in advance for $40 at this link. Purchase of tickets immediately gets you registered for the silent auction. ALL proceeds go to benefit quality public school education at Helen C. Peirce Elementary School on Bryn Mawr in Edgewater!
Beer Lineup: 5 Rabbit 5 Vulture ◊ Abita Rye Honey Ale ◊ Affligem Noel ◊ Allagash Bourbon Black Ale ◊ Anchor Brekles Brown Ale ◊ Avery Immitis & IPA ◊ Bell's Hop Solution ◊ Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet ◊ Brooklyn Lager & Reserve Concoction ◊ Halve Mann Brugse Zot ◊ Central Waters Satin Solstice Imperial Stout ◊ Emmett's Saison ◊ Finch Cut Throat ◊ Founders Harvest Ale & Red's Rye ◊ Goose Island Gillian, Matilda, Scarlett & Vanilla Bourbon County Stout ◊ Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine ◊ Great Lakes Market Wheat & Nosferatu ◊ Green Flash Hop Head Red ◊ Half Acre TBA ◊ Haymarket Mathias Imperial IPA & Speakerwagon Pils ◊ Julian Hard Cider ◊ Lagunitas Maximus ◊ Malheur 10 ◊ Metropolitan Crankshaft & Ironworks ◊ Nectar Red Ale ◊ New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru & Super Cru ◊ North Coast Brother Thelonious & Le Merle ◊ Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale & Hennepin ◊ Port/Lost Abbey Older Viscosity Ale ◊ Revolution Porter ◊ Shmaltz Mermaid Pils ◊ Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine & Tumbler Brown Ale ◊ Southern Tier Mokah ◊ Stone Arrogant Bastard & Imperial Russian Stout ◊ Summit 25th Anniversary Ale ◊ Three Floyds TBA ◊ Timmermans Framboise ◊ Two Brothers French Country Ale, Heavy Handed IPA & Prairie Path ◊ Uinta Punk'in ◊ Unibroue Raftman ◊ Vanberg and DeWulf Hop Ruiter ◊ Victory Moonglow Weizenback
From bottles: Leelanau Good Harbor Golden, Hoppy Brewing Co. Stoney Face Red Ale, Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison
12:00 pm ♦ Belgian Fest 2013 (SOLD OUT!)
Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
Our annual Belgian Fest will have Chicagoland breweries and their brewers on hand, pouring their handcrafted Belgian style ales. I managed to get a post on the Beeronaut Facebook page when they went on sale August 7, hope someone was able to make use of it.
2:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ 9 Year Anniversary Midwestern Shrimp Boil
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago
Join us as we celebrate 9 (nine!) great years here on West Division street with a shrimp boil, picnic, live music, Virtue Ciders and some of the year’s great beers.
$25 will get you a flight of Virtue Ciders featuring Ledbury, Red Streak and Cidre Nava + all-you-can-eat at Chef’s shrimp boil picnic spread.
The picnic spread will be ready to eat around 3:00 pm and the “Sanctified Grumblers” will be providing some old time sounds 5:30-7pm and
Featured drafts on the day: Virtue Red Streak, Cidre de Nava & Ledbury; Half Acre Gossamer Nitro & Daisy Cutter with Mosaic Cask; Three Floyds Tiberian Inquisitor & Zombie Dust.