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Friday, August 14
Scary Jesus Rockstar collaboration release
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Friday is the official chicago release of Cleetus’ long awaited collaboration with Dark Horse Brewing Co. Scary Jesus Rockstar, an apricot chamomile pale ale, exclusively at Fountainhead Chicago and the Fountainhead Market in 6 packs.
3:00 – 4:00 pm ♦ Imperial Rye IPA Release Party
New Oberpfalz Brewing, 121 E. Main St., Griffith, IN
Join us for the 22oz bottle and draft release of our collaborative beer with 18th Street Brewery. It has the hops you’d expect! Food, music, fun, and FREE cookies from Grindhouse Cafe. The party begins at 3pm and we plan to continue the good times on Saturday 8/14 until the beer runs out. No tickets required. No limit on purchases. Please use our parking lot on the west side of the Tap Room or the municipal lot at 171 N Lafayette St.
4:00 pm ♦ Finch’s Beer Tasting
Beer Bazaar, 17 W. Belvidere Rd., Hainesville, IL (847) 986-6473
Join us for a free tasting. Tom from Finch’s Beer Co. will be pouring some delicious beer. Additional details to follow.
5:00 pm ♦ Rob Syers at Northdown Taproom
Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
This two day exhibition will feature new acrylic, spray paint, and mixed media works by Rob Syers.
For 20 years, Rob Syers has been an artist in both the underground and professional comic industries. His work has been produced extensively in album art for records, CDs, and cassettes.
His most iconic character, Gumballhead the Cat was licensed by 3 Floyds Brewing in 2003, which their Gumballhead American pale wheat beer is named for.
We will have beer from 3 Floyds on tap!
5:00 – 8:00 pm ♦ Midwest Tasting Open House
Binny’s, 1409 N. Veterans Pkwy., Bloomington, IL 309-661-0845
Join us as we taste through a variety of wines, beers, and spirits made in our own backyard! This will be a unique tasting since everything we will sample is made locally.
5:30 pm ♦ Good Beer Hunting with Garrett Oliver and Michael Kiser
Good Beer Hunting Studio, 2557 W. North Ave. (@ Rockwell), Chicago 269-459-1404
Tasting & Recording at 5:30 PM, Barbecue at 7:30 PM
Join Good Beer Hunting’s Michael Kiser and Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver at 5:30 PM for a tasting of some rare Brooklyn Brewery Ghost Bottles and a live recording of a new episode of Good Beer Hunting, as part of the Brooklyn Brewery Mash tour’s Chicago stop. We’ve been fans of Michael’s work for some time, and this year marks his third Mash with us. It’s the first time Garrett has been to visit the studio, so be ready for a long-anticipated conversation between the two. Once the mics are off, the barbecue is on and the beers will keep on coming.
Tickets for this evening will be very limited. Follow the Brooklyn Brewery on Twitter, and tweet at us using #GBHxBK for your chance to join Michael and Garrett at this extraordinary discussion & backyard party.
We’ll be pouring 1/2 Ale, Lancelot, K is for Kriek, Hand & Seal Cognac Edition, Summer Ale, and Blast!
6:30 – 9:00 pm ♦ Lagunitas Beer Dinner at Wildfire
Wildfire Schaumburg, 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 995-0100
Join us for a summer beer dinner featuring a four course custom menu paired with craft brews from Lagunitas Brewing Company. A representative from the brewery will be on hand as guest speaker for the evening. The event begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $50.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Andrea or Erika at 847-995-0100. View the menu here.
8:00 – 9:30 pm ♦ Revolution Brewing Tasting
Flip Flop’s Tiki Bar,1022 Fountain View Dr, Carol Stream, IL, 60188, United States
Come by for a sampling of Revolution Rosa and a Keep the Can Glass night.
9:00 pm ♦ Found Footage Festival’s Salute to Weirdoes
Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Chicago
Brooklyn Brewery Mash week in Chicago wouldn’t be complete without The Found Footage Festival.
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Night With David Letterman), curators of Found Footage Festival, have spent the last 20 years compiling an impressive collection of the most odd and unintentionally hilarious videotapes–obscure promotional tapes, industrial videos, bodybuilding clowns, coughing snake handlers, public access TV weirdos, and friends you can rent–found at thrift stores and rescued from dumpsters across the country. Since 2004, Found Footage Festival has been resurrecting these never-intended-for-a-mass-audience video treasures for sold-out live audiences across America and throughout the UK. This year, Found Footage Festival joins the Mash tour with an all-new show for 2015 hosted live by Pickett and Prueher. Check out last year’s trailer on this page, and find more on their Vimeo page.
Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of, though this link.
Saturday, August 15
Surly Brewing Co. Sheffield’s Garden Party
Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL
As part of our summer Garden Party Series the folks from Surly Brewing Company will be taking over our garden bar. We’re featuring: Hell, CynicAle, Furious Mild, Todd The Axe Man & Cacao Bender
12:00 – 4:00 pm ♦ Hoosier Favorite Beer Tour
Hop’d Up Beer Tours, 8006 189th St. – Mokena, IL
Join us as we visit all three craft breweries in Griffith, Indiana! The line-up includes Pokro Brewing Company, WildRose Brewing Company and New Oberpfalz Brewing Company.
Beer samples and brewery tours will be enjoyed at each location. $57 plus fee at Eventbrite.
Have questions about Hoosier Favorite Beer Tour? Contact Hop’d Up Beer Tours
12:00 – 5:00 pm ♦ Bags & Beers Rooftop Tournament
The Sports Corner, 956 W Addison Street, Chicago, IL, 60613, United States
Saturday afternoon in Chicago? You’ll likely be playing bags and drinking beers. Why not do it while benefiting the kids at Chicagoland’s local Children’s Hospitals?!
Wish List Chicago is hosting its 3rd annual bags tournament on the roof of Sports Corner. Your $35 ticket includes entry into the tournament, beer, wine, vodka lemonade, and food. Winners of the tournament will receive medals and a prize, and there will also be a raffle for additional door prizes.
Registration begins at 12:00pm. Tournament starts at 1:00pm as does the food and beverage package.
IMPORTANT: There is a 32-team limit. To save your spot: 1) Both team members must register and purchase tickets AND 2) Email your individual names & team name to email@example.com. THIS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE TOURNAMENT!!
If you’re not playing bags, that’s ok! Drink and eat until your heart’s content while rooting for your favorite team! Either way, there is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon…..and the best part…..All proceeds will directly benefit Chicagoland’s local Children’s Hospitals, including Lurie Children’s Hospital, Comer Children’s Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital. Thank you for your support!
3:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ 8th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review
Downtown Oak Park @ Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL
Join us in downtown Oak Park for the largest zero-waste, craft beer event in the Midwest! Enjoy all Oak Park has to offer while sampling unique brews and delicious food on a beautiful mid-summer afternoon.
Featuring over 150 inventive brews from the Midwest’s finest craft breweries, live music and small plates from popular local restaurants, this is one of Chicagoland’s top craft beer festivals of the summer. And, with nothing from the event going to land-fill, by coming to our event you’re doing a good thing for the planet too!
Co-produced by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.
The Micro Brew Review is a fundraising event. Tickets (starting at $40, through Brown Paper Tickets) are non-refundable.
Brewers Represented: 350 Brewing Co., 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Alarmist, All Rise, Andersonville Brewing, Aquanaut Brewing Co., Arcade Brewery, Argus, Around the Bend Beer Co., Arrowhead Ales, Atlas, Baderbräu, Banging Gavel Brews, Begyle Brewing Co., Bent River, Blue Island Beer Co., Blue Nose Brewery, Breakroom Brewery, BrickStone, BuckleDown, Cademon Brewing, Cahoots, Chain O’Lakes, Crystal Lake, DESTIHL, DryHop, Emmett’s, Empirical, Exit Strategy, Flesk, Flossmoor Station, Forbidden Root, Goose Island, Goose Island Clybourn, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Hailstorm Brewing Co., Half Acre Beer Co., Hopvine Brewing Co., Horse Thief Hollow, Illuminated Brew Works, Imperial Oak, JT Walker’s Restaurant & Brewery, Laguanitas, Lake Effect, Lucky Monk, Lunar Brewing Company, Mad Mouse, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Marz Community Brewing, Middle Brow Beer Co., Mikerphone, Miskatonic, Moody Tongue, Motor Row Brewing, Nevin’s Brewing Co., New Belgium, Noon Whistle, Oak Park Brewing Company, Old Town Abbey, One Trick Pony, Penrose, Pig Minds, Pipeworks, Pollyanna, RAM Restaurant and Brewery, Revolution, Rock Bottom Chicago, Rock Bottom Warrenville, Rude Hippo, Saugatuck, Scorched Earth, Sketchbook, SlapShot, Smylie Bros., Solemn Oath Brewery, South Loop Brewing, Stockholm’s Brew Pub, Tallgrass, Temperance Beer Co., Ten Ninety, The Blind Pig, Church Street, Tighthead Brewing, Tribes Beer Co., Triptych, Two Brothers Brewing Co., Uncle John’s Cider, Urban Legend Brewing Co., Vice District Brewing Co., Village Vintner, Werk Force Brewing Co., Wild Onion.
7:00 pm ♦ Brooklyn Brewery Mash: Superblood presented by Timberland
Thalia Hall, 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago (312) 526-3851
The closing weekend of the Brooklyn Brewery Chicago Mash is a good reason to throw a great party. Join us and Timberland at Thalia Hall for a full night of live music, partying, and plenty of Brooklyn Brewery beer. We’ll be getting down to the jangling guitars and dancing beats of of Surfer Blood, fresh off the release of their latest album, 1000 Palms. We’ll also be throwing in an opening act all the way from Brooklyn. All you have to do is let us know you’re coming, and we’ll bring the beer.
We’ll be pouring Brooklyn Lager, Summer Ale, 1/2 Ale, East IPA, Red Sumac Wit and Monster Ale.
Sunday, August 16
1:00 pm ♦ 2nd Anniversary of Ironwood Brewing
Ironwood Brewing Co., 6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN (219) 405-4644
Live music, door prizes, special barrel aged beer release. A true nanobrewery, built in the owner’s garage and served on the patio.