Mayfestiversary 2018
May
26
to May 27

Mayfestiversary 2018

Begyle Brewing and Dovetail Brewery are at it again! Join us in celebrating spring, the neighborhood, good food, music, and beer during the 2nd annual Mayfestiversary. 

This two-day festival will boast more than a dozen locally brewed beers, a variety of cuisine from some of the finest food trucks in the city, live music from a handful of Chicago's talented musicians and activities for adults, children, and dogs of all ages! The fest is free, with a suggested $5 donation to benefit Foundations of Music, CHIRP Radio and One Tail at a Time. More Information

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Ravenswood On Tap
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Ravenswood On Tap

Ravenswood's "Malt Row" is home to one of the country’s most prolific craft brewing communities and we’re celebrating that scene this summer at the third annual Ravenswood On Tap craft beer festival! This two-day outdoor event will feature beer and spirits from local breweries, grub from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants and food trucks, a lineup of local live musicians, and handmade goods from local retailers and artists. It all goes down on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th at Ravenswood and Berteau.

2018 Participants
Band of Bohemia
Begyle Brewing
Dovetail Brewery
Empirical Brewery
Half Acre Beer Company
Greenstar Brewery
KOVAL Distillery
Spiteful Brewing
Urban Renewal Brewery

More Information / RSVP on Facebook #MaltRow

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Brown Line Brews 6: An Illinois Craft Beer Week Event
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Brown Line Brews 6: An Illinois Craft Beer Week Event

A showcase of the breweries along the Brown Line, where the Cicerone Certification ProgramThe Long Room, and Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce also reside. In addition to celebrating Brown Line breweries, the Biscuit Man will be on hand to feed your hunger! 

As a bonus to highlighting the neighborhood's local beers, the night also serves as a networking night for Chicago-area beer lovers and professionals. Plus, if you’ve achieved any level of Cicerone certification, wear your certification pin and you’ll get a custom glass and your first beer on us! More Information

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Gamma Ray Release Party!
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Gamma Ray Release Party!

Gamma Ray Ginger Wheat Ale is one of our cult classics. Brewed once a year for the end of Spring/beginning of Summer with fresh peeled ginger and lime zest and "dry hopped" with pink and black peppercorns. This beer is incredibly refreshing and flavorful. We will also be tapping the last keg of our 2017 Gin barrel aged Gamma Ray, or better called Bamma Gamma. Come get it because it won't last long! More Information

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Homebrew Thunderdome
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Homebrew Thunderdome

"30 beers enter, 3 beers leave" Chicago Craft Beer Week is a whole lot of fun for breweries and bars. We are changing it up a bit this year and promoting the homebrew community. Sunday May 20th we are hosting a homebrew festival back in the brewery space. This is a special event where the community gets to hang out in the brewery and a chance to try over 25 different homebrews from various home brewers that belong to one of Chicago's many homebrew clubs. You also get to vote for your top three favorite beers. We will be awarding the winners with special trophies. More Information

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Energy Efficiency makes Us Hoppy
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Energy Efficiency makes Us Hoppy

Join us for an enlightening discussion with Beth Holaday of Verde Energy Efficiency Experts, as well as a representative from Peoples Gas as we uncover ways for breweries to become more energy efficient. Together we will discuss the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, as well as the North Shore Gas Energy Efficiency Program and the best ways to utilize rebates and incentives to save energy and reduce operating cost. This event is open to all Breweries/Brew Pubs in the Illinois Chicagoland area. More Information

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Scooby Snacks Beer Pairing
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Scooby Snacks Beer Pairing

On 4/21, for 4-20 weekend, we will be hosting another Beer Pairing in the brewery itself. This time around we will be pairing unique beers with junk food... you should know exactly what that means. Head Chef Morgan Hickey will take his creativity to do fun and delicious twists on what most would consider snack food. Expect 4-5 smaller courses each paired with their own special beer. More Information

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Farmer Talent Show!
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Farmer Talent Show!

Come see your local farmers show off what their Mamas gave em! This is all just about getting together, having fun, and learning about Community Supported Agriculture! Tickets are $20 and include food and an open bar of select beers from Begyle Brewing. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to Band of Farmers and Chillinois Young Farmer Coalition. Performers sign up here! More Information

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Mac 'n Cheese Pop Up at Empirical Brewery Taproom
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Mac 'n Cheese Pop Up at Empirical Brewery Taproom

Mac Dynamite is back with our friends at Empirical Brewery Tap Room (1801 West Foster Ave) for Firkin Friday! We will be bringing the love and lighting up the Taproom with our Handcrafted DYN-A-MITE Mac for your palate pleasures from 6:00 pm till 9:30 pm. Both Meat and Vegetarian options will be available to pair nicely with Empirical's delicious brew! Don't be Late! More Information

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One Tail at a Time Adoption Event
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

One Tail at a Time Adoption Event

Come hang out in the Dovetail indoor biergarten and meet adoptable pups. Swag for sale and great beer, too! One Tail at a Time ("OTAT") is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. With over 1,500 adoptions and a new (in 2015) Adoption Center, OTAT is ready and willing to help make Chicago the next no-kill City. More Information

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For the Love of Pets
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

For the Love of Pets

Join us for the 4th annual For the Love of Pets, at Begyle Brewing! Tickets include selected Begyle beers, wine and delicious small bites throughout the night. Go home with great prizes from local restaurants, boutiques and pet stores, and bid on one-of-a-kind art, gift packages and excursions -- including a private sail on Lake Michigan with up to 5 of your friends. And if that's not enough, there will be skee ball! More Information

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Off-Flavor Training Course
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Off-Flavor Training Course

Familiarization with common beer off flavors is an important key to success on the Certified Cicerone Tasting Exam. At each class, six different common off flavors will be tasted. You must be 21 years old to attend. The seminar lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours.The tasting is geared towards the off flavors tested on the Certified Cicerone exam, but is open to anyone 21+ who is interested. Off flavors presented will be LightStruck, DMS, Diacetyl, Trans-2-Nonenal, Infection, and Acetaldehyde. More Information

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Sunday Funday: Yoga, Brunch & Beer
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday: Yoga, Brunch & Beer

Spend Sunday Funday at Begyle Brewing! Start with Yoga at Begyle – relax and stretch during the one-hour, all-levels class, taught by Jess (Ticket-price includes a pint or flight in the taproom after class.) Directly after yoga, a plant-based brunch will be available in the taproom, courtesy of The Radical Larder. More Information

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Sips & Sweets
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Sips & Sweets

It's time to get sweet! Join us for the second annual Sips & Sweets – a pairing of delicious treats with Begyle beer. We’ve teamed up with Kathrine Ann Confections and Amy’s Candy Bar to offer this delicious, pre-Valentine’s pairing experience. Tickets include a sampling of gourmet truffles, marshmallows, caramels, and other candy surprises that have been carefully paired with several Begyle beers. Space is limited and you must be 21 to attend. More Information

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Free Superbowl Sunday Workout Class
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Free Superbowl Sunday Workout Class

Come get your metabolism on a super level before the big game later and take a FREE class put on by two local businesses!  That's right, Orange Shoe Personal Fitness will be hosting a class at Empirical Brewery!  Class will take place at Empirical Brewery (1801 W Foster Ave in Chicago) from 11am - 12pm on Super Bowl Sunday (February 4th). All fitness levels are welcome. After class everyone will receive a FREE sample of Empirical Beer and be able to schedule a free fitness assessment/consultation with Orange Shoe Personal Fitness! Questions? Email Paul: progus@orangeshoe.com More Information

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