Where Bark Meets Business
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Where Bark Meets Business

  • 1801 W Foster Ave Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)
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Back by popular demand, Where Bark Meets Business offers attendees the chance to make valuable new connections with local professionals while letting their pets mingle in Empirical Brewery’s dog-friendly Ravenswood taproom! This event has sold out 3 years straight, and with only 30 tickets available this year will likely be the same. Fetch 'em while you can!

Admission includes entry for you and your pooch, plus a 10oz pour from Empirical Brewery. Does your dog have a talent? The crew from Urban Pooch will be hosting a dog trick contest where Best Trick earns prizes from our sponsors! Tickets + Details

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Ravenswood On Tap
Jun
22
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 4th 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 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd at Ravenswood and Berteau. More info at www.ravenswoodchicago.org/ontap

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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 4th 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 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd at Ravenswood and Berteau. More info at www.ravenswoodchicago.org/ontap

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Sips & Sweets - Valentine's Day Sweet Treats & Beer Pairing
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sips & Sweets - Valentine's Day Sweet Treats & Beer Pairing

It's time to get sweet! Join us for the third-annual Sips & Sweets – a pairing of delicious treats with Begyle beer. We’ve teamed up with Amy’s Candy Bar to offer this private Valentine’s Day pairing experience.

Tickets include 4, 5oz. Begyle beers, carefully paired with a sampling of truffles and other candy surprises, a tasting presentation from our head brewer, and a treat bag to-go! Tickets + Details

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Chocolate & Cocktails Class
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Chocolate & Cocktails Class

A special collaboration with Vosges Haut-Chocolat - a luxury woman-owned chocolatier based in Chicago. 
Spend Valentine's Day pairing decadent chocolates and tasty cocktails. Enjoy unique Vosges truffles made with ingredients sourced from all over the world - each expertly paired with a KOVAL mini cocktail. Cocktail Class passes are unfortunately not accepted for this class. Details + Tickets

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Star Trek VR at Empirical
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Star Trek VR at Empirical

We're having Redline VR at our taproom again, February 13th from 7PM-9PM! This month: Star Trek Bridge Crew. We'll have Stark Trek playing on our TVs in addition to the VR set up.

Star Trek Bridge Crew is a 4 player game and has a 20 minute run time. If you're interested in booking a specific time to play it and have a group of 4 all ready to go, let us know and we'll put you down for a slot! Details

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For the Love of Pets
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

For the Love of Pets

Come celebrate the unconditional love of pets!
* Begyle Brewing beers, wine & delicious small plates
* Skee-Ball tournament
* Silent auction & amazing raffle prizes donated by local shops and restaurants, including Cubs and Lyric Opera tickets!

Friendship Pet Food Pantry, a volunteer-run program of The Friendship Center, makes it possible for Chicago pet owners to care for their pets during times of financial hardship, thus reducing the number of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters. Tickets + Details

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Skeeing for a Cause VII
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Skeeing for a Cause VII

The Alden Network along with The SKEE League: Chicago is once again hosting the it's 7th annual "Skeeing for a Cause" fundraiser The SKEE League @ Begyle Brewing to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Your $40 entrance fee covers your first Begyle beer, food catered by Zia's Trattoria and *entrance into the 2 vs. 2 Skeeball Tournament. Please RSVP and come out to support this great cause on January 27th!

RSVP now to MaryEllen Rusinak at maryellen.rusinak@thealdennetwork.com. to pre-register. Walk -ins are welcome, but placement is on a first come, first roll basis! More Information

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Far & Away
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Far & Away

  • Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace - Millenium Park (map)
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On October 13th we'll be hosting an invitational gathering at the Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace in Millennium Park. We have the good fortune of traveling to attend fests and brew beers with friends that share a similar idea on what brewing is about. With Far & Away, we wanted to bring brewers and a few wineries from outside the state to Chicago to share what they make. There are two sessions, 12-3:30pm or 5-8:30pm. For additional details visit www.halfacrefarandaway.com. We're stoked to share our home and host some great makers -- we hope you'll join us. RSVP on Facebook

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Malt Row on Damen
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Malt Row on Damen

Join the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce for our first craft beer stroll, Malt Row on Damen! Participants from Chicago’s Malt Row have paired up with a business along Damen for this new event designed to bring the best of Ravenswood to you. Guests will enjoy a fantastic selection of craft beer tastings as they stop at different retail establishments and restaurants such as Bang Bang Pie, Amy’s Candy Bar, Sfizi Shoes, Payne Personal Training, Dante’s Pizza, and many more! This event will run in-synch with the Ravenswood Farmers Market, where attendees can finish a great evening with live music, fresh food, and unique vendor experiences. Tickets + Details

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Ravenswood On Tap
Jun
24
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
KOVAL Distillery
Spiteful Brewing
Urban Renewal Brewery
Saturday Special Guest: Greenstar Brewery
Sunday Special Guest: The Northman, Chicago's first cider bar

More Information / RSVP on Facebook #MaltRow

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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
KOVAL Distillery
Spiteful Brewing
Urban Renewal Brewery
Saturday Special Guest: Greenstar Brewery
Sunday Special Guest: The Northman, Chicago's first cider bar

More Information / RSVP on Facebook #MaltRow

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Jam for Bread – Fighting Hunger with Music
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jam for Bread – Fighting Hunger with Music

Presented by Malt Row Breweries and The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce: 
JAM FOR BREAD 2018
Featuring: Jonas Friddle and Mutts
Join us on Thursday, June 7 at our new event venue for a night filled with music, food, and fun. All proceeds support the ongoing operations of The Friendship Center. This year's proceeds will also benefit the campaign for our new home in Lincoln Square and the expansion in programming coming soon. Learn more about the campaign for the new space. 
*This is a 21 and over event. Please have ID. Tickets + Details

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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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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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