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Today in Chicago Craft Beer Week Events

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 21, 2012 6:20PM


We've been trying to take advantage of Chicago Craft Beer Week where we can since it kicked off last Thursday. Paul Schneider highlighted a few of the early major events last week. With the NATO summit winding down, we could use a beer and here are a few places offering some amazing specials today.

- Revolution Brewing and Firestone Walker celebrate the release of their latest collaboration, Dos Osos, with a Firestone Walker tap takeover at 3 p.m. In addition to pouring Dos Osos (described as a clean, refreshing "Central Coast" IPA), revolution will also have 15th Anniversary, Parabola Imperial Stout 2011, Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA, Nectar Ales Black Xantus Imperial Java Stout and Double Jack on tap, and Sucuba in 22-ounce bottles. (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

- Dryhop Brewing is one of the many new entries to Chicago's growing craft brewery scene, and is on target for a fall opening. Get a first taste of their Solar Powered Summer Ale (a collaboration with Lunar Brewing) and Orion WIPA (brewed with the folks at Hamburger Mary's) from 5-9 p.m. tonight at Northdown Taproom (3244 N. Lincoln Ave.)

- Sheffield's and Two Brothers Brewing are teaming up for a rare beer tasting beginning at 7 p.m. The highlight of the event is a four-year vertical tasting of Two Brothers Bare Tree barleywine ale, one of our favorite barleywines around. (3258 N. Sheffield Ave.)