Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Craft Beer Events

"Mild winter" or not,  if you're still feeling the blues and looking for a few things to do this month, here are some recommendations of Chicago craft beer events...

Bell’s Brewery 4-Course Dinner Riverview Tavern 1958 W. Roscoe, Chicago IL
Riverview Tavern is offering a 4-course Prix-Fixe dinner featuring beer pairings from Bell’s Brewery. Tickets are limited, $45.
Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm

Goose Island “Blackout” Invasion Kelly’s Pub 949 W. Webster Ave, Chicago IL
Kelly’s will be tapping Bourbon County Stout, Night Stalker, Big John, Baudonia, 2011 Fleur as well as a few “surprise bottles”.
Thursday, February 7th, 6pm

Winterbrew 2013
Dank House 4740 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL
The second Annual Winterbrew festival put on by Square Kegs Homebrew Club and the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce features beer from Chicago Breweries 5 Rabbit, Begyle, Finch, Half Acre, Metropolitan, Revolution and Koval Distillery. Hopefully you have your tickets because this event, for the second year in a row, is SOLD OUT!
Saturday, February 9th 2-5pm and 7-10pm

Cider Summit Chicago Navy Pier 848 E. Grand Ave, Chicago IL
The Region’s largest cider tasting makes its Chicago debut at Navy Pier featuring over 60 ciders from the US, England, Scotland, France, Spain and New Zealand. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (cash only).
Saturday, February 9th 11am-7pm

Chicago Metal Arts Guild Valentine’s Day Jewelry Sale 
Revolution Brewing 2323 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL
Grab a beer and shop for the perfect gift for your sweetheart at the Chicago Metal Arts Guild Jewelry Sale. Featuring one of a kind hand-made jewelry by local artists.  
Sunday, February 10, 1-6pm in the Brewers' Lounge.

3rd Annual Sour Night SmallBar Division 2049 W Division, Chicago IL
SmallBar Division hosts their 3rd annual Sour Night featuring wild fermented ales and traditional lambics
Friday, February 22nd, 6pm (5pm VIP session)

Bruery Tart of Darkness
Firestone Walker Reginald Brett
Cantillon Classic Gueuze
Against the Grain Gnag Reflex
Perennial Unblended American Wild Ale
New Belgium La Folie
New Belgium Tart Lychee
New Holland Blue Sunday
Ommegang Seduction
Allagash Interlude
Timmerman Blanche Lambicus
Böckor Cuvee Jacobin Rouge
Loverbeer Madamin
Gueuze Tilquin
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
Liefmans Goudenband

In addition there is a VIP session to kick the event off from 5-6pm. 30 guests will get $30 tickets including a flight of featured ales, a complimentary scratch food spread and a wild ale production discussion presented by Perennial Artisan Ales Head Brewer Cory King.