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Chicago Quick Sips | April 15 Chicago Beer News & Events

Chicago Quick Sips | April 15 Chicago Beer News & Events
Eric Oliver
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Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected].

April 19-20: Decades: A Celebration of Daisy Cutter and Sensory Time Travel

Half Acre Brewery (c/o Half Acre’s Website)

Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter is turning 10 years old. To celebrate the brewery is hosting a slew of events through Chicago and the suburbs, tapping five Daisycutter variants and offering exclusive merchandise and glassware. Variants include:

  • Daisy Cutter
  • Double Daisy Cutter
  • Fully Saturated Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
  • Quad Cutter
  • Smoking Daisy

To see which venues are partying, click here.

April 20: Waldo’s Special Ale 4/20 Party

Lagunitas Brewing Company (C/O Lagunitas’ Facebook)

Lagunitas is hosting a party on April 20 to celebrate its Waldo’s Special Ale. Featuring giveaways, a 4:20 Waldo’s toast and an exclusive Waldo’s beer pairing with Pt. Reyes Cheese platter, Laguintas is promising “stoney good times.” Learn more.

April 25: The Rare Barrel Chicagoland Launch Party

(C/O Crafted 1979’s Facebook)

Based in Berkely, CA, The Rare Barrel is coming to Chicago and Crafted 1979 will be the first to have it. Offering an array of yet-to-be-announced sours, sour fans can meet The Rare Barrel’s owners as well as the distributors behind the breweries expansion into Chicago. Details to be announced here.

April 27: The 21st Annual Chicagoland Brewpub & Microbrewery Shootout

Sixteen Chicago and Chicagoland-based breweries are bringing the best they have to offer on tap and to eat at the Chicago Beer Society’s annual shootout. Tickets are $75 and available here. Participating breweries include:

  • 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
  • BBGB Brewery & Hop Farm
  • BiXi Beer
  • BrickStone Brewery
  • Cruz Blanca
  • Forbidden Root
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery
  • Half Acre Brewing
  • Imperial Oak Brewing
  • Off Color Brewing
  • Pollyanna Brewing
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
  • Smylie Brothers Brewing
  • Three Floyds Brewpub
  • Two Brothers Brewing

Ology Brewing Co. tap takeover at Forbidden Root

The Tahallassee brewery that won best brewery at Hunaphu Day will be taking over the taps at Forbidden Root April 25 starting at 6 p.m.

Known for their wide variety of styles, they’ll be bringing everything from hazy IPA to Stouts to Sours. More information will be available as the day gets closer on Forbidden Root’s Facebook page.


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