Category Archives: CBS Events

Chicago Beer Society Events

2014 Day of the Living Ales

March 1, 2014
1:00 pmto5:00 pm
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

Note: Tickets are still available for both Afternoon and Evening sessions of Day of the Living Ales! Non-member General Admission tickets will go on sale  January 26 at 10 AM CST at afternoondotla.brownpapertickets.com (Afternoon session is SOLD OUT) and eveningdotlabrownpapertickets.com

A walk-around real ale tasting featuring the best cask conditioned ales from Chicagoland breweries as well as from specially selected guest brewers, plus fine meats, cheeses and assorted appetizers. Casks are handled by CBS’s experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. A properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm: rather  it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature.

Attendees will select the 2014 Champion Real Ales of Chicagoland!

Saturday March 1, 2014

Two Spirited Sessions!

1:00-5:00 & 6:00-10:00PM

Goose Island – Wrigleyville - 3535 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL

Only 250 Tickets Per Session Will Be Sold! Chicago Beer Society members will receive ticket ordering information in the mail soon.  DO NOT THROW THIS MAILER AWAY.  It will contain a unique code by which you can order your tickets.

Any questions regarding this event, membership status, or other queries should be directed to http://chibeer.org/contact/

 

2014 Brewpub Shootout (SOLD OUT)

January 25, 2014
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

NOTE:  This event is SOLD OUT.  

Chicago Beer Society presents the 16th Annual Chicagoland Brewpub & Microbrewery Shootout, Saturday January 25, 2014, 1-5pm at Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W 35th St Chicago IL 60609.

Come on out and enjoy the best beers and the best food from Chicago-area brewpubs and microbreweries. Sample a bunch of beers as well as each brewpub’s food item and then vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Come and support your favorite brewery or brewpub  or discover a new favorite. Either way, you get to taste the very best beer and food that Chicago has to offer.

SEE YOU THERE!

TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY – $55 ea.

Use the eight character, Case Sensitive code above your name on the envelope to purchase tickets.

Single members can order 1 ticket. Couple members can order 1 or 2 tickets. The code can only be used one time.

Ticket sales begin Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 9am 

ONLINE ONLY at www.bpt.me/521583.

Admission includes all beer samples and one food sample from each brewery/brewpub.

You must be 21 years or older to attend. No children. No refunds.

We recommend public transportation for all our events.

37th Annual Fall Tasting

November 2, 2013
6:30 pmto11:00 pm

37th Annual Fall Tasting

The Chicago Beer Society is pleased to announce that its 37th annual Fall Tasting & Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 11:00 pm at Reza’s Restaurant, 432 W Ontario, Chicago, on Saturday, November 2, 2012. The Fall Tasting is probably the country’s oldest beer event that allows the public to participate in a blind tasting of craft beers and then vote for their favorites. This will be a blind tasting to allow you to judge the specially procured beers strictly on their own merit. When the formal tasting ends, all the beers will be available for your enjoyment.

Ticket Information

$45 Members / $55 Non-Members
Ticket sales thru BrownPaperTickets.com only.
Sales begin soon. [Date Pending: 9/30/13, 10am]
http://37falltasting.brownpapertickets.com/

Everyone must be 21 years old to attend. No children, please. NO REFUNDS.

Transportation

The Chicago Beer Society emphasizes responsible consumption and recommends using a designated driver or taking public transportation. The closest CTA train stations are at Chicago (Brown Line), Grand and Halsted (Blue Line), and Grand and State (Red Line). Taxis and buses are also easily available in the area.

Menu

~~Appetizers~~

Grilled Mushrooms
Baba Ghannouj
Herbed Roasted Feta Cheese

~~Entries~~

Filet Mignon Shish Kabob
Broiled Salmon
Lamb Shank (Seasoned Baby Spring Lamb Shank Simmered in Homemade Tomato Sauce)
Chicken Fessenjan (Boneless Chicken Breast Simmered in S&S Pomegranate Sauce with Crushed Walnuts)
Fresh Baked Bread
White Rice & Dill Rice

~~Dessert~~

Baklava and Bamieh (Deep Fried Dough Covered with Honey)

2013 CBS Bus Trip To South West Michigan

July 27, 2013
8:00 amto9:00 pm

Michigan Bus Trip – SAT, JULY 27th

There have been some epic Chicago Beer Society trips, just ask around at Thirst Fursday or Third Wednesday, but it’s been awhile, so we believe it’s time for a bus tour to The Left Side of the Mitten. We’ll charter a coach and motor around that Great Lake the natives called Michi Gami for a day of Beer, Food and Fun — All Inclusive!

On Saturday, July 27, 2013, we’ll depart from Goose Island – Clybourn at 8 AM, arriving in Grand Rapids, MI around noon (ET) for approximately three hours. Afterwards, we’ll work our way back down the shore of the Lake of the Stinking Water, with leisurely stops in Holland, Saugatuck and Sawyer. We’ll arrive back at Goose Island – Clybourn around 9pm.

Itinerary (Saturday, July 27, 2013)

8 AM CST
Bus will pickup members from Goose Island Clybourn and depart at 8 AM (Chicago Time). Each member will receive 2 “Revolution Road Beers” for the drive to Grand Rapids.

12 Noon EST
We will arrive at Founders Brewing Co. at approximately noon (Michigan Time). Each member will be provided Lunch and Beer. (Sandwich pre-order forms will be sent to ticket holders after sellout).

1:15 PM EST
Bus will leave Founders at 1:15 PM (MI Time) to Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids.  Each member will be provided a beer at Vivant.  Members can choose to stay at Founders or visit a neighboring brewery or pub (Hopcat, Grand Rapids Brewing, etc)

2:30 PM EST
Bus will return to Founders at 2:30 PM to pickup anyone that stayed at Founders or visited a nearby pub/bar.

3:00 PM EST
Bus will depart from Founders to New Holland Brewing Co, New Holland.

3:30 PM EST
Bus will arrive at New Holland Brewing Co.  Each member will be provided a beer.

4:45 PM EST
Bus will depart from New Holland Brewing Co to Saugatuck Brewing Co.

5:15 PM EST
Bus will arrive at Saugatuck Brewing Co. Each member will be provided a beer.

6:15 PM EST
Bus will depart from Saugatuck to Greenbush Brewing, Sawyer MI.

7:15 PM EST
Bus will arrive at Greenbush Brewing.  Each member will be provided a beer.

8:30 PM EST
Bus will depart Greenbush and head back to Goose Island – Clybourn, Chicago, IL.

9:00 PM CST
Arrive back in Chicago at Goose Island Clybourn.  Each member will be provided a beer.

Beers Included With Ticket

  • 2 Road Beers from Revolution Brewing
  • 1 Beer and Lunch from Founders Brewing
  • 1 Beer from Brewery Vivant
  • 1 Beer from New Holland Brewing
  • 1 Beer from Saugatuck
  • 1 Beer from Green Bush
  • 1 Beer from Goose Island

Most breweries are offering discounts on merchandise for members while on site. Note: Dinner is not included but folks would be able to pick up a quick dinner at one of the scheduled evening stops.

Ticket Details

Effective at 12 noon, June 24, Non-Members can purchase tickets for $75 each. Limit 2 tickets / order, please. Members can still use the mailed password to purchase their tickets at the member price.

»»» Please go to http://cbsbustoswmi.brownpapertickets.com/ to purchase tickets. «««

Tickets for members are $70 each and includes some beer and food.  Single members can purchase only ONE ticket.  Couples members can purchase one or two tickets.  Tickets will be available for sale ONLINE ONLY and instructions will be sent to current members.

You must be 21 years or older to attend. No smoking and no kegs or glass container of any kind on the bus.

2013 Annual CBS Picnic

September 7, 2013
12:00 pm

Our “Umpteenth” annual picnic is always one of our most anticipated events, and with good reason:  Every year we supply an extraordinary beer selection backed up by a seemingly endless feast of ribs, chili, salsa, and desserts that are whipped up by our amazing members who enter into hotly contested competitions.

The 2013 picnic will be September 7, 2013 in the same old place. TICKETS ARE FREE AND REQUIRED. Ticket request forms will be mailed in June July to members of record as of May 31. Single Members can request up to 2 tickets, Couples Members can request up to 4 tickets. (Minor children are welcome and do not require tickets.) There will be a limited number of free tickets so do not delay mailing in your request.

2013 Day Of The Living Ales (sold out)

March 2, 2013
1:00 pmto5:00 pm
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

A walk-around real ale tasting featuring the best cask conditioned ales from Chicagoland breweries and specially selected guest, plus fine meats, cheeses and assorted appetizers. Casks are handled by CBS’s experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. A properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm: rather it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature.

 

Attendees will select the 2013 Champion Real Ale of Chicagoland!

Saturday March 2, 2013

Two Spirited Sessions!

1:00-5:00 & 6:00-10:00PM

Goose Island – Wrigleyville - 3535 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL

 

Only 250 Tickets Per Session Will Be Sold!

The event is now completely sold out. Subscribe to the CBS-HB listserv (read FAQ for subscription and posting instructions) to post your interest and see if tickets become available.

2013 Brewpub Shootout – Sold Out!!!

January 19, 2013
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Come out and enjoy the best beers and food from the Chicago-area brewpubs and microbreweries.

Sample a bunch of beers as well as each brewpub’s food item and then vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced at the event.

Come and support your favorite brewery or brewpub – or discover a new favorite.

Either way, you get to taste the very best beer and food that Chicago has to offer.
See you there!

Sat Jan 19th, 2013
1-5pm
ZHOU B Art Center1029 W 35th St Chicago, IL

 

THIS IS A CBS MEMBER TICKETED EVENT ONLY!!!

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT DOOR!!!

36th Annual Fall Tasting at Goose Island Clybourn (sold out)

December 1, 2012
6:30 pmto10:30 pm

The Chicago Beer Society is pleased to announce that its 36th annual Fall Tasting & Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 North Clybourn, Chicago, on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The Fall Tasting is probably the country’s oldest beer event that allows the public to participate in a blind tasting of craft beers and then vote for their favorites. As always, highly-coveted plaques will be awarded to the breweries that win top honors.

The Chef at GI-C will be preparing a variety of small plates of beer-centric food to complement the beers provided in the blind tasting. Attendees will be able to judge the specially procured beers strictly on their own merit, as well as with the menu items. When the formal tasting ends, the breweries and beer names will be announced and all beers will continue to be available for your enjoyment.

Note that as of the reservation deadline (November 26), the event is now sold out. If you have not yet mailed in your reservation or already contacted us directly, please don’t mail one in as it will be returned. Thanks to all of you for responding so promptly.

Tickets have finally been mailed, but if you do not receive them before Saturday you can check in at the event. To confirm that you are on the list, just send a query via the Contact Page.

The Chicago Beer Society emphasizes responsible consumption and recommends using a designated driver or taking public transportation. The closest CTA train stations are at North & Clybourn (Red Line) and Armitage (Brown Line). Taxis are also easily available in the area.

Bus Trip to Great Taste of the Midwest (Sold Out)

August 11, 2012
9:30 amto9:00 pm

The Great Taste of the Midwest at Olin-Turville Park in Madison, WI is always one of the country’s best beer festivals. It’s become so popular that the limited (now 6000) tickets sell out WAY in advance. This year is no exception – the event has already been declared a sellout!!  But – as has been the case for many years – CBS offers its members first dibs from our already-purchased block ‘o tickets. In fact, we’ll even bus you there and back, whether you live in Chicago or the suburbs.

CBS has booked two luxury coaches that will comfortably transport folks to and from Madison. The bus for City folk will depart from Goose Island Clybourn while the Country bus leaves from Rock Bottom WarrenvilleBoth buses will depart at 9:30 am and return around 9 pm the same evening.

Members were snail-mailed an official order form in early June. As of June 22 our entire ticket block was completely sold out. Tickets were sold on a first-come, first-served basis based on postmark. The 88 ticket holders will receive their bus tickets in the mail soon. All unfulfilled orders will be returned. As always, we’re sorry we can’t provide tickets to everyone, but space is extremely limited.

For those lucky enough to score tickets, here’s some important information:

  • No smoking; no kegs or glass containers on the bus
  • You must be at least 21 years old to attend
  • Festival tickets will be distributed on the bus, no exceptions. No refunds.

Blues & Brews Cruise

July 7, 2012
7:30 pmto11:00 pm

In celebration of the 35th anniversary year of the Chicago Beer Society, we bring you – for one night only – the triumphant return of the Blues & Brews Cruise.

Join us aboard the fabulous Kanan (Navy Pier) for an evening cruising Lake Michigan, with specially selected craft beers, a whole roasted pig dinner, plus live music and dancing against a backdrop of the beautiful Chicago skyline and summer fireworks. Performing for the evening will be Bloodshot Records recording artist Charlie Pickett (“…a trashed-out mix of dark, scuzzy blues and earthy country stomp…” UNCUT Magazine).

The all-inclusive price is $98 for CBS Members, $115 for nonmembers, paid in advance. Nonmembers who join the Beer Society at the same time can pay the member price. Tickets can be purchased by filling out and mailing in the reservation form (already snail mailed to current members) or online (nonmember price only) via Brown Paper Tickets. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Boarding will be from the Kanan Cruises dock at Navy Pier at 7:30 pm, with departure at 8 pm sharp (no stragglers!). Return is at 11 pm.

Directions, parking options, and public transit information are all available at the Kanan Cruises website.