Chicago Craft Beer Week:Revolution Brewing Party At SIP 5.23

Southport & Irving (SIP)
4000 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-857-2890
southportandirving.com

REVOLUTION BREWING TAP TAKEOVER AND PRIVATE BREWERY TOUR RAFFLE AT SOUTHPORT & IRVING (SIP)
CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK EVENT MAY 23 FROM 7-9 P.M.

This no cover event features four beers from Chicago’s Revolution Brewing in lieu of the usual draft lineup, beer-friendly small plates from executive chef Chris Barron, beer education from SIP’s beer specialist Anna Krajnik and branded giveaways and raffles.

One lucky attendee wins a private tour of Revolution’s Kedzie Avenue brewery, which is located in the Kennedy Planned Manufacturing District at 3340 North Kedzie Avenue. The winner and up to nine guests will be treated to a private tour of the facility and one made-on-site Revolution beer each during the tour. SIP distributes raffle tickets with every Revolution beer purchased during the event and will hold the drawing at 9 p.m.

Expect food selections such as a beer-braised brat with caramelized onions and roasted apple mustard on an onion roll ($6); Prince Edward Island mussels with dry-cured Spanish chorizo, fennel, shallots, garlic and white wine ($12); and the SIP double burger, two four-ounce beef patties with Cheddar cheese, Knutson Farms green pepper jam, red onions, Kosher dill pickle, lettuce, classic mustard, an onion roll and seasoned hand-cut fries ($12)

Featured tap beers for the Friday, May 23 event, which range from $4-$8 each, include Cross of Gold Golden Ale, Crystal-Hero India Pale Ale, Coup D’Etat French-Style Saison and Bottom Up Wit. The Wit beer will be featured at SIP throughout Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 15-25) for $4.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week 312 & Lagunitas 5.20

The Italian loop mainstay, 312 Chicago, has teamed up with Lagunitas Brewing Company to host a special “patio a-beer-itivo hour”on Tuesday, May 20. A play on Aperitivo Hour, a traditional Italian dining ritual, 312 Chicago’s event feature salty finger foods prepared by Executive Chef Luca Corazzina as well as a Lagunitas rep doling out four samples of the craft beer, including: Pils, Censored, DayTime and Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. The event will run from 5-7pm and is $15 per person. In addition, 312 Chicago will feature Lagunitas on draft for $4, the week of CCBW, 5/15-5/25. www.312chicago.com

 

 

Chicago Craft Beer Week With South Water Kitchen & Ale Syndicate 5.15-5.16

South Water Kitchen has teamed up with local craft brewery, Ale Syndicate, to celebrate CCBW this year. Head Bartender & Certified Cicerone, Dan Rook, will use an Ale Syndicate Randall to infuse Municipal IPA with different fruit on Thursday (5/15) and Friday (5/16), which will be offered as a special each day. For the duration of CCBW, this Loop restaurant and tavern will also feature Ale Syndicate’s Van Van de Velde Belgo-American Ale and Du Sable Saison. www.southwaterkitchen.com

 

 

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events: Forbidden Root

Forbidden Root -Chicago Craft Beer Week

Forbidden Root -Chicago Craft Beer Week

Forbidden Root, a new Chicago-based beverage company is pleased to announce that the East Village Association has voted in support of Forbidden Root opening a botanical craft brewery and taproom in the long vacant former Hub Theater at 1746 West Chicago Avenue!

Forbidden Root will be launching city-wide the first week of June with specific details to come. In the meantime, interested craft beer drinkers will have the chance to get a sneak peak of the botanical brews in select venues throughout Chicago Craft Beer Week. Starting with Beer Under Glass, Forbidden Root will be celebrating Chicago Craft Beer Week in style, giving excited beer enthusiasts an taste of the brews before the official Chicago launch in June.  Its sneak peak availability will posted on its website andFacebook as well.

Catch Forbidden Root at these CCBW events…

Beer Under Glass: Thursday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

Held at the Garfield Park Conservatory, guests can enjoy the space at night while sipping inventive brews from some of Chicagoland’s hottest craft breweries, including Forbidden Root! Popular local restaurants will serve up tasty small plates. Beer Under Glass is the opening event for Chicago Craft Beer Week – don’t miss it!

Creative Minds on Tap: Monday, May 19, 7 p.m.

Held at Jerry’s in Wicker Park, this panel discussion will take an in-depth look at the role of branding, design and marketing in craft beer. Panelists include Tony Magee from Lagunitas, Randy Mosher from 5 Rabbit/Forbidden Root, Michael Kiser from Good Beer Hunting, Phineas X. Jones from Half Acre, Paul Schneider from Solemn Oath and Dan & Katie Perkins from Kaper Design with moderator Kim Leshinski from Hail to the Ale.

BOOMtown 2: Friday, May 23

Jerry’s in Wicker Park will be tapping delicious offerings from Chicago area breweries that opened within the last year: Penrose, Forbidden Root, Une Annee, Transient, Buckledown, Temperance and Lagunitas.

West Loop Craft Beer Fest: Saturday, May 24, 1 p.m.

The city’s largest craft beer outdoor block party will commence on May 24th featuring craft beer, hours of entertainment and food for purchase. The Chicago Craft Beer Week celebration of neighborhoods ends in the heart of the West Loop & this event gives the chance for all neighborhoods to come down and celebrate the craft beer experience and taste some Forbidden Root brews!

About Forbidden Root:

Forbidden Root is the country’s first botanical brewery, producing a delicious and highly differentiated line of craft beer featuring all natural flavors.  Sourcing local ingredients when possible, Forbidden Root’s mission is to provide a unique fermented beverage experience by designing brews around ingredients that are not usually found in beer. For more information, visit Forbidden Root’s website or follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter at @ForbiddenRoot and Untappd.

In addition to the support of the West Town Chamber and others, the East Village Association membership has now formally agreed to support the lifting of the tavern license moratorium for Forbidden Root. Since the Chicago City Council has already approved rezoning, all that remains is for the council to approve the two block moratorium lift at its upcoming meeting.

“The West Town Chamber, Alderman Moreno and now EVA have been very supportive and terrific to work with,” says Robert Finkel, Forbidden Root owner and rootmaster.  “We are really excited to pave the way for a revitalization of this stretch of Chicago Avenue. We hope to be an anchor for the community and bring renewed commerce and really good craft beer to this area.”

If all goes to plan, Forbidden Root will start construction at the beginning of July with the goal of opening its brewpub at the beginning of 2015. At this 7,000 square location will be a brewing facility, an education space, a 150-seat taproom, and a planned small packaged goods area for growler fills and other merchandise. TheForbidden Root Brew Pub will offer tasty bites, using local and sustainable food wherever possible. The brew pub will be a showcase for its line of botanical beers, including innovative and fun experiments, allowing guests to enjoy the difference a true brewed botanical beer can make. The company is a Benefit Corporation, donating 100% of the profits from all non-consumable goods and merchandise to a local charity, currently Green City Market.

 

Chicago Craft Beer Week At Franklin Tap 5.16

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin St.​
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262
FranklinTap.com

Chi-PA Day at Franklin Tap

Friday, May 16
11 a.m.-midnight

Hop to it! Franklin Tap will hold a”Chi-PA” beer feature on Friday, May 16. Guests can kickoff Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 15-25) by enjoying locally made IPA and Pale Ale brews from 11 a.m.-midnight. The Loop-located tavern will feature five draughts, four bottled and four canned IPAs from Finch’s, Half Acre, Revolution, Pipeworks, Two Brothers, Goose Island, Une Année and Ale Syndicate breweries (beers outlined below).

Franklin Tap’s full dining menu (bar snacks, soup, salad, wraps, burgers, and sandwiches) will be available in addition to over 75 other brews. Franklin Tap’s Friday special includes $5 Pale Frank draughts (custom brewed by Two Brothers).
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Chicago Craft Beer Week At Bread & Wine 5.15-25

Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine
3732 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
773.866.5266

Bread & Wine, the neighborhood American restaurant, wine bar and market on Chicago’s Northwest Side, is excited to celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week in style with a Sixpoint Brewery Tap Takeover & Beer Flight and a tasting menu with delicious Sixpoint suggested pairings!

May 15-25th: Sixpoint Tap Takeover & Beer Flight
Chef Michael Dean Reynolds has created a 6-piece Cheese & Charcuterie plate to pair perfect with an amazing Sixpoint beer flight. The flight of four includes Mad Scientist Lichtenhainer (smoked Berlinerwiess), Mad Scientist Brunswick Mumme (high gravity export ale from Germany), Apollo (Bavarian Kristalweizen) and Seison (urban farmhouse ale). The flight with the pairings is $35.

May 20th: Tuesday Tasting Menu
Every Tuesday, Chef Michael Dean Reynolds pulls together a delicious 3-course tasting menu using the freshest ingredients—and this Tuesday during CCBW is no different. For $30, guests can enjoy a 3-course meal with suggested Sixpoint brew pairings. A rep from Sixpoint will be on hand to chat and answer questions.

**All week long, guests can enjoy Apollo by Sixpoint for only $4!**

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, 5.15-5.25

224SmallBar Division
2049 W Division St
773.772.2727
Smallbardivision.com

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, May 15-25

Chicago Doet Belgie
Thursday, May 15
Tapping at 6pm
Kick off Chicago Craft Beer Week in style! Chicago’s best breweries take on classic Belgian styles, often adding their own twist. Enjoy some of SmallBar’s recent favorites along with Belgian food specials like steamed mussels, pomme frittes and more!

Monday, May 19 Side-by-side Event
From 6pm featuring
Perennial Sump Stout side-by-side with Perennial Barrel Aged Sump Stout
Perennial Hommel Bier and Lagunitas Petaluma I.P.A. side-by-side with Lagunitas Chicago I.P.A.

Division Street I.P.A. Crawl
Wednesday, May 21 from 6pm
West Coast!
featuring draft and cask I.P.A.’s from the left coast’s best breweries:
Stone Cask – EXACT BEER TBD
Stone Collective Distortion – I.P.A. with elderberry and coriander
Firestone Walker Easy Jack Session I.P.A.
Lagunitas I.P.A.
You can also visit Jerry’s Sandwiches for Midwestern I.P.A.’s and Bangers & Lace for East Coast I.P.A.’s as part of SmallBar’s collaborative West Division Chicago Craft Beer Week I.P.A. Crawl!
Get $2 off with full tour of all three spots.

Cross the Lake Classic
Dark Horse vs Half Acre
Thursday, May 22
Tapping at 6pm
SmallBar is dedicating 12 taps to a showdown with hometown heroes Half Acre representing the West Side and classics from Dark Horse reppin’ the East Side of the Lake. Which side is the best side? You decide.

Half Acre Beer Brunch
Sunday, May 25
10am – 3pm
Close out Chicago Craft Beer Week with our third annual Half Acre Beer Brunch.
Enjoy a “food flight” of 4 Half Acre beers paired with 4 small plates for one low price, $30.
BEERS TBD