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Northdown in Chicago "Lions, Tigers & Beers, Oh My!" - 3 Floyds, Surly, Mikkeller

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by hopdragon, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. hopdragon

    hopdragon Initiate (129) Jan 6, 2007 Minnesota

      • Tuesday, June 19, 2012​
      • 11:00am​

    • Northdown is proud & excited to be hosting an incredible day to benefit The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota. The event is being generously sponsored/co-hosted by our friends at 3 Floyds, Surly, & Mikkeller -- three of the world's best breweries! The Wildcat Sanctuary is a non-profit, no-kill facility providing sanctuary to wild cats in need & actively involved in ending the private ownership of exotic animals. Our goal is to raise at least $5000, which would feed two tigers for a year!

      The event starts at 11am on June 19th. We'll be tapping rare beers from 3 Floyds, Surly & Mikkeller every two hours throughout the day, as well as beers generously donated by Piece Brewing & Firestone Walker Brewery. We'll also have amazing raffle drawings all day, with items donated from some of the best artists & shops in the city!

      A few of the beers we'll be pouring:
      Surly - Five
      Surly - Abrasive
      Mikkeller - 1000 IBU
      Mikkeller - Monks Elixir
      3 Floyds - Hells Black Intelligencer
      3 Floyds - Tiger Jelly

      Raffle/merch info:
      All raffle tickets, t-shirts & poster sales are cash only. Limited shirts & artwork will be available commemorating this incredible event.
      General Raffle Item tickets - for sale on the day of the event. Tickets are 3 for $10 or 7 for $20.
      Grand Prize Raffle Item tickets - Sales start Tuesday June 12th & are $10 each

      Some of the general raffle items include:
      --> Gift certificates from Revolution Tattoo, MetroVet Center, Paddy Longs, Pioneer Tattoo, Long Room, Insight Studios, Trenchermen, & Animal Emergency & Treatment Center.
      --> Artwork from Left Handed Wave, Photos of two of the cats at the Wildcat Sanctuary, a handmade quilt, hand-drawn artwork from the drink & draw being held by incredible graphic novel artists.
      --> Schwag &/or rare beers from Mikkeller, 3 Floyds, Surly, Piece, New Holland Brewery, & Duvel.

      Raffle Grand Prizes:
      --> 6 year flight of 3 Floyds Dark Lord
      --> Private Tour & Tasting with Todd at Surly
      --> Rare Surly Collection
      --> Flight of eight bourbons donated from West Lakeview Liquors: Blantons Barrel 252/Buffalo Trace Barrel 304/Buffalo Trace 309/Eagle Rare 015/Eagle Rare 021/Evan Williams Barrel 431/Willet 3yr Rye/Willet 20yr Bourbon
      --> Signed tap handle from all three breweries on a custom-made display rack.

      Raffle drawings will take place all day. Winning #'s will be posted on our facebook wall & emailed to our customers. Be sure to follow & see if you've won!
      Raffle items not claimed after 48 hours will have another winner drawn.

      More beer info, raffle items, etc will be updated frequently -- stay tuned! This is only the beginning!!!
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    Northdown Cafe and Taproom
    3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
    View Map · Get Directions
     
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  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Just discovered this place last weekend...awesome vibe, great food, good beer selection, and this is a worthy, good cause! Right on Northdown!
     
  3. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (320) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    hoping to head there after work. talked to a bartender from there recently. he said they would be staggering the good taps, so they all won't be on at the same time. here's to hoping Five doesn't get tapped until around 5pm...
     
  4. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (6,394) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    I'm really pumped for BA Raspberry Robert the Bruce - keep missing it at the brewpub.
     
  5. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Does anyone know if a schedule will be released prior to this event or will I just have to go and hope for the best?
     
  6. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    I didn't see that listed in the above post where did you see it? That would be really exciting to me.

    Also holy shit this tap list is insane. Not to mention the prizes wow
     
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Can I enter the raffle even though I'm not going to be present at the event? I'd like to support this cause, but won't be able to travel down to Chicago for the event. And the prizes are sick nasty.
    Northdown doesn't have any direct contact information other than Facebook and not ALL of us drink the Facebook kool-aid, so I'm trying to email them or something of the sorts.
     
  8. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Why do bars start this stuff so early? Gonna try swinging over if I can, would like to support a good cause
     
  9. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (6,394) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/54929
     
  10. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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  11. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Someone's studying for the bar exam remotely that day
     
  12. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Anyone planning to get there early and stay? I'd love to see a tap update to see what's on when people are getting off work, or for lunch
     
  13. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Ill be there at 11 on the nose
     
  14. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    I am really hoping to finally try BA Robert, can't even there till close 3 though
     
  15. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (6,394) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    I may swing by later today to see if there is some sort of schedule. I figure I'll buy a raffle ticket as I like the cause...
     
  16. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Just stopped by - general raffle tickets not yet available, Grand Prize tickets available.

    I asked about the tap list and they gave me the "tentative" tap list printed out on two sheets. Surly Five and BA Robert the Bruce, in addition to other top draws, all tapping at 11 AM. Kind of a bummer that the best stuff is tapping long before working folks can get there. Other taps - 5 PM: Zombie Dust and Surly Hell; 7 PM: Mikkeler 1000 IBU, etc.
     
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  17. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Dammit. Heres to hoping that most people are busy working.
     
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  18. thetomG

    thetomG Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Cool - thanks for the info. Sucks about the stuff going on at 11am as I won't be there until 6 at the earliest and they will likely be long gone by then but oh well - still such a great cause its hard to complain about any aspect of the event.

    For those that get there early to snag a glass of some of those early special tappings, enjoy!
     
  19. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Awesome. Can only go 11-12 anyway :slight_smile:
     
  20. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poo-Bah (6,694) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    If no one can get there, then there should be plenty to go around later on then...Something tells me some will be left over by the time you get to drop in (assuming you can, o' course)...
     
  21. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I will probably be there at around 11, ah the joys of being unemployed!
     
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  22. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    lunch hour? tempted to do the same. and uh i'm working ACROSS THE STREET UGH! maybe i'll do a short/half day.
     
  23. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    I would absolutely kill to go at 11!...or at all for that matter.


    And for people who havent had BA RObert......i just had it today. Prepare to have your socks rocked off.
     
  24. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Where did you have it?
     
  25. The22Lou

    The22Lou Aspirant (201) Jun 1, 2011 Oregon
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    im very excited, getting there at 11, looking forward to seeing you guys
     
  26. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    My bar exam course is 1-5:30 every day. I'm Glad I dont do the morning session :grinning:
     
  27. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Initiate (195) Nov 8, 2011 Indiana
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    Pub currently has the BA Robert on tap...
     
  28. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    ISO: jobs that let me leave at 10:30am to get to my happy hour at 11am.


    You'll be feeling good doing your courses then jegross. nice.

    it really is going to hurt working 50 feet and missing on the action for a while. maybe 3pm could be an early day....
     
  29. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Extended smoke break that has I be taken outside anyways...heh
     
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  30. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Here is the official starting line-up from Northdown's Facebook:

    11AM TAP LINEUP

    Nøgne Ø Tiger Tripel
    SURLY 5
    3 FLOYDS BARREL AGED ROBERT THE BRUCE
    FIRESTONE WALKER UNION JACK IPA
    3 FLOYDS HELL'S BLACK INTELLIGENCER
    STIEGL PILS
    PERENNIAL SAISON DE LIS
    ATG/MIKKELLER BLOODY SHOW
    BELLS OARSMAN
    WEIHENSTAPHANER HEFE WEISSBIER
    MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST STOUT
    3 FLOYDS DREADNAUGHT
     
  31. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Perfect. The two beers I wanted on tap right away!
     
  32. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Stiegl Pils and Oarsman?
     
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  33. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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  34. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Disciple (321) Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    Lunch at Northdown: see you guys there.
     
  35. dmsulli

    dmsulli Initiate (152) Jan 30, 2012 Colorado
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    You guys ought to split the Pulled Pork Frites while you're there. They are to die for.

    Literally, you ARE going to die of heart failure after you consume them.
     
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  36. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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  37. ClubberLang

    ClubberLang Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2007 Illinois

    If you did the morning session you'd be there all afternoon though.

    God, third year of law school and bar exam summer were so nice.
     
  38. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    ISO: ZOMIE DUST
     
  39. da_bulls

    da_bulls Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    haha nice catch ravot, I hate reading sideways almost as much as I hate oarsmans ale

    edit: mehh no FW reserves :slight_frown:
     
  40. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Does that mean that even if Robert is still available come 3pm, they are taking it off tap? Fuck I should be there just before 3 and really hope to get a glass. Someone there hold me a glass!
     
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