Craft Beer Week: Thursday Kickoff

May 19 2011 - 12:09 PM

5059912756_bc080d47ed The event I've been waiting for is finally on the horizon. Craft beer week begins Thursday, May 19 with a kickoff party hosted by the Garfield Park Conservatory. There are also other events to check out tomorrow evening.

Beer Under Glass:

Local restaurants will serve small plates to compliment the 25 breweries offering up their finest beers. The event is $50 at the door. All guests will receive a passport upon entry. The passport is your ticket into exclusive events and tastings.

Go to Garfield Park tomorrow from 5 – 9 p.m. to experience great beers and food.

Located at 300 North Central Park Avenue.


Small Bar in Logan Square:

Small Bar will host a Half Acre and Two Brothers event. The will feature Half Acre's Gossamer and Two Brother's Cane and Eble beers on tap. They will also have a special tap selection including Half Acre Meat Wave English IPA and Two Brothers Askew Sour Ale.

The event is free with a passport.

Located at 2956 North Albany.

Prairie Moon Restaurant in Evanston:

The Home-brewers Association is hosting their monthly event and are inviting craft beer lovers to attend. From 7 – 10 p.m. guests can sample home-crafted beers, talk about brewing techniques, and enjoy the company of fellow beer lovers.

The event is free with a passport.

Located in Evanston at 1502 N Sherman Avenue.


Attend the Rooftop Party at ZED451 and enjoy a keg full of Goose Island Fleur. The event lasts from 4 – 11 p.m. If the weather holds up (gets better) this could be a great way to kick off the weekend.

Located at Clark and Superior.

–Ashley Streichert