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What’s on Tap? Around the Bend Mr. Marmalade. Thursday, July 21, 2016.

aroundthe bendJoin us for a special release party as we tap Around the Bend Mr. Marmalade, a double IPA brewed with Seville Oranges and honey. Also from Around the Bend we will feature Rosarito Daydream, a Lime Agave Saison and Ghost of ‘Lectricty a tradition Kolsch-style beer. Purchase any beer from Around the Bend and receive a raffle ticket. Raffles will take place at 7PM, 8PM and 9PM for a special swag bag from Around the Bend.  Hope to see you here!!!

What’s on Tap? Revolution Rosa & Rosa Cocktails. Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Rosa What's On Tap - Village TapJoin us for a thirst quenching night featuring Pints of Revolution Rosa for $5 and Rosa Cocktails including the Rosarita and Kentucky Rosa.  Also, Reps from Revolution will be here with give-a-ways and they will be raffling off a Rosa cooler!!! Hope to see you here!!!!

What’s on Tap? Half Acre / Short’s Freedom of ’78. Thursday, July 7th.

freedom of 78Half Acre and Short’s Brewing of Michigan collaborated to produce this thirst quenching IPA (abv 7%) brewed with gallons of guava puree. Hope to see you here!!!

What’s on Tap? Ballast Point Grunion Firkin with fresh Kiwi’s. June 30, 2016

BP 12oz Beer Label-GrunionJoin us for the tapping of a special firkin from Ballast Point of their Grunion Pale Ale with fresh kiwis added.  Grunion is a beautifully crafted session pale ale that showcases the Mosaic hop.  We are pleased to present this Grunion firkin specially made with fresh kiwis.  Hope to see you here!!!

What’s on Tap? North Coast Tart Cherry Berlinerweisse. Thursday, June 23, 2016.

NC-Brewing-Brand-Image-pressJoin us for the tapping of  North Coast Brewing Tart Cherry Berlinerweisse.  A very limited summer offering made with the juice of Michigan Montmorency Cherries. The addition of the cherry juice softens the lactic finish of the beer and gives it a summertime blush.  Hope to see you here!!!!

Camp a Comedy Show – Monday’s 8PM

campshowThe Village Tap is proud to present Camp, an ongoing comedy show hosted by two of our favorite comedians Tessa Orzech and Samantha Berkman.  Stop in on Mondays at 8PM for games, prizes, drink specials and lots of laughs!!  In the beer garden!!!

The Art of Craft Beer – Tonight, Thursday, 5/26

Art of Craft Beer 2016 HighJoin us for the third annual Art of Craft Beer, a Chicago Craft Beer Week event celebrating craft beer and the art that comes with it. Meet some of the often overlooked artists who create your favorite craft beer labels and see their work in a festive beer garden gallery. While you’re taking in the art you can also enjoy special craft beers from the featured breweries.
This year’s artists include:
Dan Grzeca – 3 Floyds, Surly & South Loop
Nikki Jarecki – Off Color
Jeff Kuhnie – Pipeworks
Rob Syers – 3 Floyds
Phineas X Jones – Half Acre
Mighty Few Studio – Goose Island, Penrose & Revolution
Aquanaut Brewery Art
Gertrude Inc. – Around the Bend
Pipeworks #2

Featured Beer Includes:

Aquanaut Stella by Starlight, Chicago, IL, 12oz, 7.2% – A Belgian IPA generously hopped with Mosaic Hops. Glass 7.50 / 8oz 5.25

 Aquanaut Queen’s Best Bitter, Chicago, IL, 16oz, 4.6% – A session malt forward English-style bitter. Glass 6 / 8oz 3.25 / Pitcher 22

 Around the Bend Sunde Bock, Chicago, IL, 12oz, 7% – A Maibock brewed with Mexican cinnamon and plums resulting in a malt-forward beer with restrained notes of plum on the nose and delicate hints of cinnamon on the finish. Glass 5.50 / 8oz 3.75

 Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, Chicago, IL, 12oz, 8% – A variant of the Double Daisy Cutter Imperial IPA featuring the Galaxy Hop known for making palettes numb. Glass 6.50 / 8oz 4.50

 Penrose Imperial IPA, Geneva, IL, 12oz, 9.3% – An imperial IPA brewed with a blend of 4 American hops. Glass 6.50 / 8oz 4.50

 Goose Island Old Man Grumpy (OMG), Chicago, IL, 16oz, 5.5% – A newly released draft only, Chicago only session pale ale. Pint 6 / 8oz 3.25 / Pitcher 22

 Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble, Chicago, IL, 12oz, 4.5% – A recently released Leipzig-style gose brewed with hibiscus flowers. Slightly tart with subtle fruity floral notes. Glass 5 / 8oz 3.50

 Pipeworks Attack of the Devil’s Lettuce, Chicago, IL, 12oz, 9% – A coffee Imperial IPA featuring the lemony Sorachi Ace Hop brewed in collaboration with 18th Street brewing and Dark Matter Coffee. Glass 8.50 / 8oz 6

 Pipeworks Lizard King, Chicago, IL, 12oz, 6% – An American pale ale brewed with Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Glass 5.50 / 8oz 3.75

 Three Floyds Gumballhead, Munster, IN, 16oz, 4.8% – American Wheat Ale with a hoppy/orange finish. Pint 6 / Pitcher 22 / 8oz 3.25

 South Loop World’s Columbian Coffee Exposition, Chicago, IL, 6oz, 10% – South Loop has be renamed Hop Butcher to the World. An Imperial coffee stout brewed in collaboration with Hero Coffee Bar. Glass 5

Sponsored by: Village Tap & BeerConfessions.com

Chicago Craft Beer Week Kick-off, Thursday, May 19, 2016

VeryMadCow_thumbIn honor of the 2016 Chicago Craft Beer Week kick-off on Thursday, May 19th we will present a special line up of draft beer featuring several of the barrels we’ve been squirreling away for special occasions including the following:

Bell’s Honey Hearted, Kalamazoo, MI, 6oz, 16.7% – A very rare and special beer. Prior to dry-hopping, Bell’s takes their revered IPA, Two Hearted, adds honey and performs a secondary fermentation using champagne yeast. The result is then aged in Traverse City Whiskey barrels with orange and lemon zest. Glass 5

2014 Founders Old Curmudgeon, Grand Rapids, MI, 6oz, 9.8% – A smooth, rich and malty old ale brewed with molasses and aged with oak. Glass 5

Founders Backwoods Bastard, Grand Rapids, MI, 6oz, 11.6% – Scotch ale aged in oak bourbon barrels. Glass 5

Revolution Very Mad Cow, Chicago, IL, 6oz, 9.7% – A dark and creamy milk stout aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. Glass 6.50

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, Amherst, WI, 6oz, 10% – A scotch ale aged in oak bourbon barrels. Glass 5

…and many more.  Hope to see you here!!!

Goose Island Wine Barrel Aged Beers. Friday, May 20, 2016.

Lolita Juliet Halia Gillian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goose Island is most famous for it’s Bourbon County lineup of barrel aged beers, but their sour barrel program known informally as the sister’s is every bit as formidable. Each of the beers in this series, all of which are brewed in the Belgian tradition, bear a female name and are aged in wine barrels with specially selected fruit. Join us for an incredible event on Friday, May 20, 2016, in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week, as four of these amazing beers will be available on draft.

*Halia is a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, ABV 7.5%, aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches.

*Juliet is a Belgian Style Wild Ale, ABV 8%, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with blackberries, resulting in a tart, fruity, complex ale. Notes of wood, tannin, dark fruit and spice make Juliet an ideal beer for enthusiasts of Pinot Noir and Belgian sour ales.

*Lolita is a Belgian Style Wild Ale, ABV 8.7%, fermented with wild yeast and aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and a crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise.

*Gillian is a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, ABV 9.5%, that brings white pepper, strawberry, and honey to a harmonious blend. Partially aged in wine barrels, Gillian is slightly tart and pleasantly sweet in a refreshingly effervescent body.

What’s on Tap? Bell’s Honey Hearted. Thursday, May 12, 2016.

bellslogoJoin us Thursday, 5/12 for the tapping of a very rare and special beer, Bell’s Honey Hearted. Prior to dry-hopping, Bell’s takes their revered IPA, Two Hearted, adds honey and performs a secondary fermentation using champagne yeast. The result is then aged in Traverse City Whiskey barrels with orange and lemoin zest. ABV 16.7% 🙂 If that’s not enough, we will also be featuring a new session pale ale from Bell’s called Oatsmobile, brewed with oats, along with the beloved Two Hearted and the summer seasonal, Oberon. Hope to see you here!!!!!