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Category: Beer Events

The tickets for the very, very special Alaskan Brewing and Schlafly Vertical Tasting, which will be taking place on April 14th, have gone on sale. You can purchase tickets online or at either brewery.

If you don’t remember, this event will allow you to taste a vertical of Schlafly 2006, 2008, and 2010 Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and some aged Alaskan Smoked Porter.

The tickets will run you $35 and are going to be very limited. This event will  absolutely sell out quickly. If you’re the kind of person who likes to see how beers change over time, this will be a can’t miss event. Buy your tickets now.

If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, but you’re looking for someone a little better to drink than beer with some food coloring in it, here are a few options to help you Erin Go Bragh:

The Stable:  Opening at 6:30AM on Thursday and they’ll be serving up a breakfast buffet that will include of scrambled eggs, sausage, Irish bacon, corned beef hash, baked beans, sliced tomatoes, toast and brown bread.  A great way to start the morning.  As all of you die-hards know, it’s important to lay down a base. The buffet will cost you $9.95 and there will be plenty of Irish beers to choose from.

International Tap House:  As St. Patty’s Day falls also on the start of March Madness, that also means that iTap will be opening at 11am; Irish and “Irish Style” ales for $3 from open to close.  All of the NCAA games will be available on the TVs.

Growlers Pub:  Growlers will be offering up an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 6am to 10am that includes your choice of coffee, juice or a pint of Harp, Smethwicks, or Guinness.  The from 11am to close they’ll be offering a Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner.  Live music as well.

The Royale: Offering up a selection of stouts, ales, whiskeys, stout beef stew, bangers and mash (meat or vegetarian) and more starting at 11:30AM.  They’ll also provide “Eileen Gannon on harp and Mary on flute playing Irish music from 1:30-3pm.”  John Gassel will provide Irish and Irish inspired music at some point during the evening. There will also be some literature readings throughout the day and other surprises as well.

Global Brew Tap House: For all of you Illinois folk, Global Brew is celebrating St. Patty’s Day all week serving up some Irish and Irish inspired beers: Rogue Kells Irish, Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout, Six Row Foreign Extra Stout, Wexford Irish Cream Ale (Nitro Tap), Murphy’s Stout (Nitro Tap), Murphy’s Irish Red, Smithwicks, and Harp. From March 14-18 they’ll be doing a Pot-O-Gold Giveaway where they’ll be giving away a $250 American Airlines gift card. One entry per person per day, winner will be drawn on March 19th.

Six Row Brewing Company: Tapping a cask of their very special Vanilla Porter at 5PM.  This cask went dry in less than two hours last time around, so make sure not to miss out.

The fine folks at Schlafly also sent over some events they’re putting on:

  • Tapping a cask of APA at Pat’s (corner of Oakland and Tamm) at 9am
  • Pat’s Dogtown Liquor (corner of Tamm and West Park) will have an entire pallet of Summer Lager Cans for sale during the parade.
  • In the old lumberyard behind Seamus McD’s there will be a trailer full of Schlafly APA, Pale, and Hef on tap

If there are other locations that want their events listed, just add them to the comments section and I’ll add them throughout the day.