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Sam Adams Beer Tasting at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Five Seasonal Brews and Paired Bites

Thursday, October 20
7 p.m.
$20 per person

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub will hold a Sam Adams beer tasting on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Participating guests will not only be educated on Sam Adams seasonal brews, but will also enjoy perfectly paired bites with each sudsy sample.

The event, led by a Sam Adams representative, will feature:

Octoberfest paired with seasonal sausage platter

Cherry Wheat paired with mini BBQ brisket sandwich with cherry BBQ glaze

Harvest Pumpkin paired with potato gnocchi with pumpkin mascarpone cream and toasted pepitas

Boston Lager paired with pork tenderloin with blue cheese crusted potato and spiced apples

Cream Stout paired with flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis

Please contact Timothy O’Toole’s Pub at (312) 642-0700 to make a tasting event reservation (recommended).

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700


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Lagunitas Beer Dinner at Dunlays on the Square

Thursday, October 21, 2010

$42 (plus tax and gratuity)

A variety of Lagunitas brews will be paired with five courses during a seasonal beer dinner at Dunlays on the Square. On Thursday, October 21, self-proclaimed “beer geeks” and those looking to learn more about craft beers are welcome to attend this drinking and dinner event in Logan Square. Chef Jeremy Kiens has created the menu (listed below) and Ian Jacobs, beer ambassador for Lagunitas, will lead the event.

Please call Dunlays for dinner reservations (recommended). The $42 per attendee fee does not include tax or gratuity.

Lagunitas Beer Dinner

Course One
Chicken Roulade poached in Pils, boudin blanc, parsnip puree, brussel sprouts
paired with Pils, a Czeck-style lager

Course Two
Grilled Prawns, orange supremes, pickled horseradish, chives, tomato Pale Ale sabayon
paired with New Dogtown Pale Ale

Course Three
Juniper-Seared Sturgeon, butternut squash ravioli, sage brown butter
paired with IPA, India Pale Ale

Course Four
Duck Confit, flageolet beans, Tuscan kale, mango beurre monte
paired with A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

Course Five
Chocolate Mousse Tart, vanilla wafer crust, banana bisque, malted whip cream
paired with IPA Maximus

Dunlays on the Square
3137 West Logan
Chicago, IL 60647

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. Beer Tasting at Fizz Bar and Grill

Wednesday, September 22

No fee to attend

Fizz Bar and Grill, located in Lakeview, will continue their beer tasting series on Wednesday, September 22 at 8:00pm. The beer exploring event will feature four brews from Ohio’s Great Lakes Brewing Company. Each pour will be paired with bites from Chef Weslie Belini’s new “Beer Nosh” menu (now available every day after 7:00pm). Reservations are not required to attend.

Beers and Pairings:

Commodore Perry IPA
A medium-bodied and well hopped India pale ale with a dry, fruity finish.

paired with

Savory Chips
Housemade Yukon Gold potato chips served with onion dip.

Eliot Ness Amber Lager
An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp, noble hops.

paired with

Chargrilled eggplant & zucchini with vidalia onions, garlic and capers on crusty Falone bread topped with shaved Fontinella cheese.

Burning River Pale Ale
An assertively hopped American pale ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops.

paired with

Sausage and Eggs
Air-cured smoked Mikowyck sausage served with horseradish deviled egg.

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence.

paired with

Fizz’s Chocolate Mousse

Great Lakes Brewing Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer. We aspire to maintain our status as the premier craft brewery in the Great Lakes region and are dedicated to uncompromising service, continuous improvement and innovative consumer education.

Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

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Guinness “Black List 101”

Beer Class and Tasting Event at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago

Thursday, September 16

$20 per person

When Guinness compiled the Black List, few realized how much people had been experimenting with Guinness over the years. In fact, there have been mixtures of many different variations for centuries.  The name of many of these drinks varies from one part of the world to another, but the look and flavors have been entertaining beer lovers everywhere since 1759. Some say Guinness makes any beer better when mixed, so this local Irish pub will provide a chance for beer fans to decide for themselves.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Streeterville will hold a beer class that exclusively looks at the Guinness Black List. Participants will sample seven beers (listed below) and nosh on appetizers. In addition, beer students will receive Guinness merchandise and a take-home recipe card that features over 20 different beer combinations to sip at home.

Guinness “Black List” Menu
Snakebite  (Guinness & Cider)
Black & Black (Guinness & dash of Blackberry)
Black Goose (Guinness & Honkers)
Black & Blue (Guninness & Blue Moon)
Midnight (Guinness & a dash of Port)
Black Magic (Guinness & Magic Hat)
Black & Sam (Guinness & Sam Adams Boston Lager)

Please call O’Toole’s to reserve a place in the Black List 101 event. Reservations are recommended, not required.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700

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Goose Island 101: Class and Tasting Event at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Timothy O’Toole’s Takes You to Suds School This July

Third Thursday Events Continue With a Goose Island Primer

Thursday, July 15
8 p.m.

$20 per person (includes beer tasting, appetizers and Goose Island souvenirs)

Timothy O’Toole’s, the welcoming pub in the heart of Streeterville, will continue its educational “101” series with a lesson in Chicago culture this July. O’Toole’s will team up with hometown brewery Goose Island for a spirited sampling session on Thursday, July 15 at 8 p.m.

Beer-loving pupils will have the chance to try a bevy of Goose Island brews, including Honkers Ale, 312, Summertime and Matilda, as well as Fleur, the recently released Belgian-style Pale Ale that is artfully blended with hibiscus and kombucha tea. The beers will be served with an array of appetizers made with ingredients fresh from the Green City Market while guests learn about pairing food and beer and hosting a beer dinner at home.

Timothy O’Toole’s Goose Island 101 class, which is priced at $20 per person, will include the beer tasting, appetizers and tips, along with Goose Island goodies. Please call 312.642.0700 to reserve your spot. The “101” series will continue at O’Toole’s on Thursday, August 19 with a spotlight on margaritas and tailgating tips scheduled for Thursday, September 16.

Timothy O’Toole’s is open Monday through Friday 11-3 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10-3 a.m.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Streeterville
622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611


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Harpoon Beer Tasting at Smoke Daddy

28_glacier09Brewer John Baker Leads “100 Barrel Series” Event

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brewer John Baker from Harpoon Brewery (creator of the previously released, limited edition “100 Barrel Series – Catamount Maple Wheat”) will discuss and sample Harpoon’s 28th session of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series.

This series celebrates the year’s hop harvest with Glacier Harvest Wet Hop beer, a pale ale made with fresh Glacier hops. Smoke Daddy’s public tasting event will feature a special beer menu with Harpoon Brewery beers, including Harpoon IPA and Harpoon Leviathan Series, available in addition to the Glacier Harvest sampling.

The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series is a return to our brewing roots. We call it the 100 Barrel Series because that’s exactly what it is— one-of-a-kind limited batch creations fashioned by a Harpoon brewer. The 28th edition (Glacier Harvest Wet Hop
) by Harpoon brewer Ray Dobens, has a heroic dose of fresh hops from the day of the harvest.The hop flavor and aroma from this copper-colored ale comes from a generous late addition of freshly harvested “wet” hops.

The origins of India Pale Ale (IPA) dictate its flavor profile. As a result of needing a beer that could withstand the trip from England to India via unrefrigerated sailing vessels, the English brewers took advantage of two natural preservatives: alcohol and hops. Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.

The Harpoon Leviathan Series surfaced at Harpoon in the summer of 2008. The series is an exploration in brewing big beers for adventurous palates. Leviathan beers will be brewed in 120-barrel batches.

Smoke Daddy Rhythm and BarBQue
1804 West Division, Chicago, IL 60622

Tuesdays, 11:30am-11:00pm. Free, live music at 9:00pm.

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Trumer Pilsner Beer Tasting


Friday, October 9, 2009

8:00pm – 10:00pm Tasting

Trumer Pilsner representatives will be at Clybar and Grille sampling their European/American beer. Full pints will be available for $4 (4pm-2am) and with each beer purchase, guests will receive one chance to win four, 100-level tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks game on Wednesday, October 14.

Trumer Pils is an Austria pilsner previously sold almost exclusively in the Austrian federal state of Salzburg. It is characterized by hoppy bitterness, high carbonation, and a light body. In 2004, Trumer Brauerei opened a brewery in Berkeley, California, to reproduce for the American market the Trumer Pils it has brewed for 400 years in Austria. Trumer Pils results from a partnership of two family-owned companies: Privatbruerei Josef Sigl and The Gambrinus Company owned by Carlos Alvarez. Trumer Pils ships all ingredients from Austria to its Berkeley brewery, using all “traditional” ingredients but North American water from the high Sierras. In April, 2008 Trumer Pils won the Gold medal at the World Beer Cup for Best German-style pilsner.

Also on Fridays…

Feeling Frisky? Clybar features “Frisky Fridays” from 6:00pm-10:00pm. $20 fee includes Bud Light drafts, well drinks, house wine, soda and buffet station with DJ Matt spinning ’til close.

Clybar and Grille
2417 North Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614


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