Hey, all, I’m kind of laying back during this slack month so I can catch up on some other necessary writing. I promised an essay on the Spider-Man concept LPs of the 1970’s for an academic collection, so I need to take off the beer goggles and don my professor’s mortarboard. I will try to keep up this calendar feature, with a few less bells and whistles, but I’m forgoing the chance to create a click-happy “year in review” slideshow. I’ll post breaking news on my Twitter and Facebook pages. Actually, try out my Google Buzz profile, since I can still access that from work. For future events, check my “raw” calendar.
Quencher’s Stout Fest 2011
Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 276-9730
This year’s Stout Fest features 24 delicious stouts on tap. See this article for the full, yet tentative, lineup.
Friday, January 7
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. — Cask Night: Victory v Half Acre
SmallBar Division, 2049 West Division, Chicago, IL
Brotherly Love vs Big Shoulders! A Victory and Half Acre tap night FEATURING Victory’s Yakima Glory Cask, Helios Saison, Prima Pils, and Wild Devil; vs. Half Acre’s Big Hugs, Thunder & Son, Daisy Cutter and Double Daisy Cutter.
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. — Lucky Monk First Friday Social
The Lucky Monk Burger, Pizza & Beer, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, IL (847) 898-0500
The Lucky Monk’s first Friday Happy Hour event features live entertainment and cocktail specials including $5 Grey Goose, $4 House Micro Brews, $3 Miller Lite and a complimentary appetizer buffet that will change monthly and include spice wings, flatbreads, pretzels and much more.
Saturday, January 8
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Beers for the Depths of Winter
Dobby’s World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway, Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400
It’s January. The holidays are over. Take down the Christmas lights and come by to taste some hearty brews with fellow beer lovers.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. — To Cure a Hangover – Drinking and Writing Brewery
Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W Randolph St, corner of Randolph and Halsted, Chicago
The Drinking & Writing Theater @ Haymarket Pub and Brewery opens with first show. Drinking & Writing Volume III, To Cure A Hangover! If you’ve never seen the show shame on you. If you’ve seen the show before you know exactly why we must continue to perform it in order to save the world. For tickets and information go to drinkingandwriting.com. This show will run 6 weeks, Saturdays, 4pm January 1st through Feb. 5th.