Tuesday, April 6
Stone Beer Week Events:
Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, (773) 276-7110
Stone Beer Week Chicago Dinner
The folks at Longman & Eagle are cooking up an amazing 5-course prix-fixe dinner paired with Stone’s tasty beers. They’re holding a casual meet and greet from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. so you can meet CEO Greg Koch, too! The special dinner and beer menu is $55, and will be available all evening.
Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago (312) 266-0400
Surly and Stone beers at Jake’s
Sip on beers from two of the hottest breweries in the U.S. Surly and Stone will be available to guests while mixing and mingling with the founders and head brewers of these big shot breweries! Meet Stone CEO Greg Koch between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Stone Drafts: Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans, 13th Anniversary Ale
Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave., Chicago (773) 525-8665
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Stone Pint Night!
“This gorgeous bar and cafe will be pouring some awesome Stone brews including the rare and sought-after Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans. Share your pint with your local Stone rep Aaron and thank him in person for bringing Stone to Chicago!”
Draft: Stone Levitation Ale, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans
Sheffield’s, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, (773) 281-4989
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Stone Brewery Full Release
Come get “Stoned” at Sheffield’s when they tap over 10 Stone beers for this brewery’s debut in the Windy City. You’ll even have a chance to meet Stone Founder and CEO Greg Koch as well as Sales Vice-President Arlan Arnsten!
Draft: Stone Pale Ale, Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Cali-Belgique IPA, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Ruination IPA, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Double Dry-Hopped Stone IPA with Centennial and Amarillo Hops, 2007 Old Guardian Barley Wine
Craft Brewers Conference Events:
Heaven on Seven, 111 N. Wabash – 7th Floor, Chicago (312) 263-6443
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Come experience Louisiana True!
Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park, 1550 N Kingsbury St., Chicago
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Two Brothers Night at Whole Foods Kingsbury
The Two Brothers brewers will be hanging at the biggest Whole Foods in the world (close, anyway). We’ll be tapping a rare beer and have three or four other options on tap as well. Stop by, meet the brewers, have a pint and shop for some organic produce all at the same time.
Binny’s South Loop, 1132 South Jefferson St., Chicago, IL (312) 768-4400
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meet Van Steenberg Owner Jeff Versele
Meet Jeff Versele, owner of Van Steenberge, brewers of some of Belgium’s most famous and loved beers. Jeff will be pouring 8 of his favorite brews including Piraat and Gulden Draak and a few specialties on draft. $10 with Binny’s Card / $15 non-members. Call, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 276-9730
Shelton Brothers’ Event
Here is what will be on Tap from Shelton Brothers. These are some serious brews!
- Ridgeway Coniston Bluebird Bitter (UK)
- Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout (Denmark)
- Nøgne Ø India Pale Ale (Norway)
- Dieu du Ciel Rosée d’Hibiscus (Montreal)
- Bink Bruin (Belgium)
- De Ranke XX Bitter (Belgium)
- Haandbryggeriet Blondie (Norway)
- Blaugies La Moneuse (Belgium)
- Jolly PumpkinBam Biere (MI)
- Géants Goliath Triple (Belgium)
Erwin American Cafe, 2925 N. Halsted, Chicago (773) 528-7200
Allagash Brewing beer dinner
Five courses paired with 5 Allagash beers with Brewmaster Rob Tod and Acclaimed Chef Erwin Drechsler. Cost is only $55 and includes all of your dinner and drinks! Space is limited, call (773) 528-7200 for reservations.
Smoke Daddy, 1804 West Division St., Chicago (773) 772-6656
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Two Brothers Pin Tapping
Two Brothers is holding their monthly pin tapping at Smoke Daddy, this month featuring a cask-conditioned version of their oak-aged Resistance IPA. But there’s only a few gallons in a pin, so get it while the gettin’ is good.
Paddy Long’s, 1028 W. Diversey, Chicago (773) 290-6988
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Two Brothers Night
The Brothers will be showing up at 8:00 p.m. with a rare beer (your Examiner’s spies say it’s a Coffee Domaine DuPage) and a few other goodies to tap while Paddy Long’s holds their weekly Tuesday Trivia Night! There will be some Two Brothers family members on hand playing trivia and enjoying the fruits of their brewers’ labor.
Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St Chicago (312) 666-6775
9:00 – 2:00 a.m.
Eenjoy the specialty beers of Dogfish Head Brewery from Milton, Del., and Three Floyds Brewing Co. from Munster, Ind., in the company of brewers Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Nick Floyd of Three Floyds. The event will feature 10 special beers on draft, to be revealed at the event; five each from the two award-winning breweries. Music by Andre Williams with The Goldstars at 9:30, and Jon Langford and The Cashed Johnnies at 11:00. Tickets $20
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago (773) 252-7636
9:30 – 11:30 p.m.
New Belgium Brewing Night
Putting the NEW in BELGIUM since 1991, New Belgium is one of the world’s most innovative and eco-conscious breweries. Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert follows the Belgian brewing tradition of ignoring tradition by brewing delicious beers with loads of character and aspiring ingredients. Come on Tuesday night and taste for yourself!
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
Craft Brewers Conference Tap
For the week of April 5-10, Flossmoor Station features a select tap line dedicated to beers saved for just such an occasion. You absolutely cannot miss some of these beers, as this may be the last time you will ever see them again! Today’s beer: Barrel-aged 12 (Belgian Golden Strong, lightly soured).
Finnegan’s Irish Pub, 24102 W. Lockport St., Plainfield IL (815) 773-5177
Dinner with Hoppin’ Frog
$50 per person (tax & gratuity not included). Fred Karm of Ohio’s Hoppin’ Frog will be in town for CBC so we decided to host a beer dinner with him whilst he’s here. We will have some Hop Dam Triple IPA and Doris the Destroyer Double Russian Imperial Stout for everyone attending.
Other Craft Beer events:
Gordon Biersch, 639 E. Boughton Rd., Ste 100, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-6036
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Maibock Lager tapping
GB’s Maibock Lager comes on line, along with a new seasonal Pacific Rim menu. Not a CBC event, just how their schedule turned out.