Friday, July 23, 2010

CU Beer Weekend; July 23 Champaign County Fair

The Champaign County Fair starts today.

Tonight is the Demolition Derby
Sunday is the Prairieland Monster Truck Nationals
Tuesday is Harness Racing
Wednesday is AMA Motorcycle Races
Thursday is the Rodeo
Next Friday is another Demolition Derby
Next Saturday is the Tractor Pull

*edit* I've been told there is a beer tent. I wouldn't get your hopes up to find anything great.

I'm pretty sure that the fair is alcohol free *i'm wrong*. But that doesn't mean you can't have a couple before you go, and can't have some after you leave.

For the Demolition Derby, have a Goose Island Demolition. For the Monster Truck Nationals go with a Rock Art Brewery Vermonster (although you won't find Rock Art around here). For Harness racing, nothings better than a Kentucky Horse Piss. AMA Motorcycle Races call for an Schlafly APA. For the rodeo, get a Schlitz Red Bull Malt Liquor. For the tractor pull, get a Southern Tier Big Red.

What beer goes well with fair food? If you are at a Renaissance fair, then drink mead. But, since this is a deep fried fair, IPA's will probably do the best to cut the grease. If you are going to have foot long hotdogs, then a light German beer would be good. Also, it's going to be hot out there, so a shandy might be something to cut the heat.

If you go, be safe, have fun, watch your wallet.

Seven Saints

Founders Cerise
Bells Oberon

Wednesday: Whiskey Wednesday, half off Bourbon

Radio Maria

Draft Beers as of 07/11/10 (there are some changes, but nothing too spectacular has been changed)

1. Founders Cerise $4
2. Southern Tier Heavy Weizen $6
3. Goose Island Pere Jacques $6
4. Bells HopSlam IPA $5
5. Avery Dugana IIPA $5
6. Arcadia Scotch Ale $4
7. Founders Breakfast Stout $5
8. Flying Dog In Heat Wheat $4
9. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout $8
10.Jolly Pumpkin, Langanara, the Firefly $8
11.Two Brothers Dog Days Lager $4.5
12.Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA $4
13.Delirium Dark Brown $6
14.Ballast Point Sculpin IPA $6
15.Brasserie Blanche de Bruxelles $5
16.Guinness $4
17.Left Hand Milk Stout $4
18.Two Brothers Hoppy Public Domaine $4.5
19.Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout $5
20.Lost Abbey Angel's Share $7
21.Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale $4
22.Southern Tier Gemini $6
23.Victory Prima Pils $4.5
24.Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock $5
25.Port Older Viscosity $7
26.Ayinger Brau Weisse $5.5
27.PBR $2.25

Friday: Happy Hour with free appetizers 4:30 - 5:30; beer special, Arcadia Scotch Ale $3 a pint; DJ at 10pm
Saturday: $6 John Daly's, Salsa Night at 10.
Sunday: $2 wells, $1.25 PBR
Monday: 25% off bottles of wine; Board Game Monday; Softball Beer Specials
Tuesday: 1/2 price wine by the glass
Wednesday: $1 off all beers on draft; Frankly Wednesdays: All Frank Sinatra and Rat Pack every Wednesday late night
Thursday:$5 Mojitos, Caipirinhas, and Brazilian Cosmos; Open Decks: local dj's perform.

Blind Pig

Moylan’s Hell’s Lager; Novato, California, Heller Bock, 5.3% abv
New Holland Oaked Hatter; Holland, Michigan, India Pale Ale
Fort Collins Ice 9 Eisbock; Fort Collins, Colorado, Eisbock, 9.2% abv
Avery Anniversary 17; Boulder, Colorado, Schwarzbier, 7.69% abv
Southern Tier Mokah; Lakewood, New York, Imperial Stout, 10.9% abv
Unibroue La Terrible; Canada, Belgian Strong Ale, 10.5% abv
New Holland Imperial Hatter; Holland, Michigan, Imperial IPA, 9.4% abv
Southern Tier Farmer’s Tan; Lakewood, New York, Strong Pale Lager, 9% abv
Fuller’s London Pride; England, Premium Bitter, 4.7% abv
Delirium Tremens; Belgium, Belgian Strong Ale, 8.5% abv
Blue Moon; Golden, Colorado, Belgian White, 5.4% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Porter; Frederick, Maryland, Imperial Porter, 7.8% abv
Stella Artois; Belgium, Pale Lager, 5.2% abv
Pabst Blue Ribbon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pale Lager, 5% abv
Rogue Imperial Younger’s Special Bitter; Newport, OR, Amer. Strong Ale, 7.5%
Cathedral Square Belgian White; St. Louis, Missouri, Belgian White, 4.8% abv
Avery Samael’s Oak-Aged Ale; Boulder, Colorado, Barley Wine, 15.53%
Lagunitas IPA; Petaluma, California, India Pale Ale, 5.7% abv
Victory Prima Pils; Downington, Pennsylvania, Pilsener, 5.3%
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen; Germany, German Hefeweizen, 5.3% abv
Port Summer Pale Ale; San Marcos, California, American Pale Ale% abv
Lindeman’s Peche; Belgium, Lambic, 2.5% abv
Old Speckled Hen; England, Premium Bitter, 5.2%
Guinness; Dublin, Ireland, Dry Stout, 4.1% abv

Thursday: Blind Pig Virgin Beer Night, four beers that haven't been on tap at the Pig. Founder's Devil Dancer Triple IPA, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (the Firefly).

Blind Pig Brewery (the Piglet)

Blind Pig American Pale Ale
Blind Pig Hard Cider
Blind Pig Barley Wine
Schlafly Pilsner; Maplewood, Missouri, Pilsener, 4.9% abv
Founder’s Cerise; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fruit Beer, 6.5% abv
Rogue Chipotle; Newport, Oregon, Spice Ale, 5.5% abv
Rogue Double Dead Guy; Newport, Oregon, American Strong Ale, 9.5% abv
Two Brothers Dog Days Lager; Warrenville, Illinois, Dortmunder, 4.9% abv
Breckenridge Agave Wheat; Denver, Colorado, Wheat Ale, 4.2% abv
Capital Weizen Doppelbock; Middleton, Wisconsin, Weizen Bock, 8.5% abv
Two Brothers Hop Juice; Warrenville, Illinois, Imperial IPA, 9.9%
Cuvee de Trolls; Belgium, Belgian Strong Ale, 7% abv
Guinness; Ireland, Dry Stout, 4.1% abv

Sunday: Trivia Night; 7-9pm, win gift cards

Crane Alley

PBR 4.7%
Guinness 4.2%
New Holland Imperial Mad Hatter 9.4%
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA 6.9%
Van Diest Fruli Strawberry Bier 4.1$
Mikkeller Black Hole Imperial Stout 13.1%
Two Brothers Hoppy Public Domaine
Left Hand Polestar Pilsner 5.0%
Founders Porter 6.5%
Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale 5.3%
Bells Amber Ale 6.0%
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA 7.1%
Flying Dog In Heat Wheat Hefe Weizen 4.7%
Port Brewing S.P.A. 5.4%
Cuvee Des Trolls 7.0%
Bells Oberon 6.0%

Weekend Specials for July 23rd

Shrimp Tortillitas - Shrimp pancakes made with chickpea flower, green onions and chopped tiger shrimp, served over Blue Moon Farms mixed field greens with a pineapple-chipotle vinaigrette. $9.95
Chorizo Enchilada - Ancho and orange spiced chorizo sausage folded into flour tortillas with black beans, then covered in jalapeno cream sauce and queso rico. Served with tortilla chips and fresh salsa. $13.95
Chickpea Pilaf - Sauteed chickpeas, pepper, squash and onion over a roasted pepper rice pilaf with red-wine vinaigrette and fresh cilantro. Vegan. $11.95

Black Dog Smoke and Ale House

Cask: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Scrimshaw Pilsner
Rogue John John Juniper
Schlafly APA
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
North Coat Old #38 Stout

Canopy Club

Friday-Saturday: Central Illinois Metal Fest

No comments: