The Craft Beer Boat, Pt. 1

The Craft Beer Boat is a series of collaborative events between Artisanal Imports (importer of european beers and cider, Underberg, and more), Allagash Brewing (Maine brewery making delicious belgian-style and american beers),  and Surly Brewing (awesome American craft beer from Minnesota), along with this year’s guest local brewery, Off Color Brewing (a bunch of local weirdos making delicious forgotten styles of beer right here in Chicago).

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10 events hosted by craft beer bars around the Chicagoland area lead up to the final event, The Craft Beer Boat: a 4 hour beer-driven tour of Lake Michigan to see the fireworks, along with Johnny Van BBQ and unique beers from Artisanal Import’s portfolio, Allagash Brewing, Surly Brewing, and Off Color Brewing.

There are two ways to get on the Craft Beer Boat. 1) Attend 1 or more of the 10 hosted events, where tickets will be raffled off for the boat. There are no ticket sales, so attend as many events as needed! Each beer purchased gets you a raffle ticket.

OR, 2) Instagram Contest.  It works by posting a photo of yourself, your friends, etc. drinking the featured beers at a ticket raffle event and then tagging @CraftBeerBoat.  The winner will be chosen from a random drawing on August 23rd and will win two tickets to the cruise.

Additional Info:
The Craft Beer Boat on Facebook/on Twitter
Artisanal Imports on Facebook/Artisanal Imports in Chicago on Twitter
Allagash Brewing in Chicago on Facebook/Allagash Brewing in Chicago on Twitter
Surly Brewing on Facebook/Surly Brewing in Illinois on Twitter
Off Color Brewing on Facebook/on Twitter

Check back here as well, as I’ll be making a weekly post about some of the beers you’ll get to try at events that week.

The following events are for the first half of August.

Parlor Pizza Bar – Washington/Green, August 4th, 6-8pm, 9 featured beers (rooftop tap- takeover)

De Proef / Left Hand Wekken
Elgoods #3
La Trappe PUUR
Allagash White
Allagash Session Brett
Allagash Curieux
Surly Hell
Surly Pentagram
Surly Cacao Bender
Off-Color Fierce

Links Taproom – North/Milwaukee, August 6th, 7-10pm, 36 featured draft beers (tap-takeover)

De Proef / Windy City Raspberry Rye Saison
De Proef / Left Hand Wekken
La Trappe Tripel
La Trappe PUUR
Kwak
Verzet Oud Bruin
Elgoods #3
Sunner Kellerbier
Aspall Dry
Aspall Blush
Colorado Guanabara
St Feuillien Biere des L’Amite
Allagash White
Allagash Saison
Allagash Curieux
Allagash Odyssey
Allagash Session Brett
Allagash Currant Affair
Allagash Confluence
Allagash Victor
Allagash Victoria
Allagash Fluxus 2015
Allagash Black
Surly #Merica
Surly Brett Mikkles
Surly Todd The Axe Man
Surly Pentagram
Surly Hop Shifter
Surly Darkness ’13
Surly Darkness ’14
Surly Misanthrope
Surly Three
Surly Syx
Surly Eight
Off Color Scurry Nitro
Off Color Fierce
Black Rock Pub – Addison/Damen, August 8th, 7-10pm, 16 featured draft beers (tap-takeover)

De Proef / Left Hand Wekken
La Trappe PUUR
VanderGhinste Oud Bruin
Cervejaria Colorado Guanabara
Aspall Dry
Aspall Blush
Surly Cacao Bender
Surly Pentagram
Surly Brett Mikkles
Surly Todd the Axe Man
Surly Hop Shifter
Allagash Witte
Allagash Victor
Allagash Confluence
Allagash OneT
Allagash James Bean
Off-Color Yuzo Fierce

Hopleaf – Clark/Foster, August 11th, 7-10pm, 20 featured draft beers (South bar tap takeover)

De Proef / Left Hand Wekken
La Trappe PUUR
Prearis Quad aged in Makers Mark barrels
Elgoods #2
St Feuillien Blonde
BOM Hell
Surly Hop Shifter
Surly Pentagram
Surly Cacao Bender
Surly Todd The Axe Man
Surly Brett Mikkles
Surly #Merica
Allagash White
Allagash Currant Affair
Allagash Monmouth Red
Allagash Confluence
Allagash Saison
Allagash Odyssey
Allagash Curieux
Allagash Session Brett
Allagash Speciale Blonde
Off Color Apex Predator

Fountainhead – Damen/Montrose, August 12th, 7-10pm, 12 featured draft beers (roof top tap-takeover)

La Trappe Tripel
De Proef / Left Hand Wekken
Aspall Blush
St Feuillien Blonde
Allagash White
Allagash Victor
Allagash Victoria
Allagash Session Brett
Surly Hell
Surly Brett Mikkels
Surly Hop Shifter
Surly Hell
Off Color Fierce

Pub Royale – Division/Hoyne, August 13th 7-10pm, 24 featured draft beers (tap-takeover)

La Trappe PUUR
De Proef / Left Hand The Wekken
Aspall Dry
Prearis Quad Grand Cru aged in Jack Daniels barrels
Elgoods #3
Sunner Kellerbier
St Feuillien La Blanche
Surly Todd the Axeman
Surly #Merica
Surly Pentagram
Surly Cacoa Bender
Surly Hell
Surly Dampfbier
Surly Brett Mikkels
Allagash White
Allagash Odyssey
Allagash Fluxus 2015
Allagash Confluence
Allagash Four
Allagash James Bean
Allagash One T
Off Color Scurry Nitro
Off Color Shandy

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