Lions, Tigers and Beers – Let’s Drink!

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Lions, Tigers and Beers is the perfect event for drinking beer and making the world a better place.

It’s safe to say that unless your brother was killed and eaten by a tiger, you love cats. I’m not talking house cats. Real cats. Big, murderous yet lovable wildcats. I just spent a full week watching Nat Geo Wild, and I’d still be happy with another 72 hours of new big cat based programming. Have you ever seen a leopard drag an elk 50 feet up a tree and a lion try to follow him? Yeah, that’s how awesome they are.

Every year, Northdown Cafe hosts Lions, Tigers and Beers to support The Wildcat Sanctuary. It’s your chance to do something good for the animal kingdom while drinking the best beer man has to offer. This isn’t your average beer fest at which breweries just pour their flagships because they’re sick of giving away the good stuff. New kegs are tapped throughout the day, and they’re all something special. These are the rarest, most unique, top-rated, and one-off kegs the brewers have to offer. Just check out the list of sponsors and tell me you didn’t pee a little bit.

3 Floyds Brewing • Perennial • Surly Brewing • Side Project • Mikkeller • Firestone Walker • Off Color

Vital Event Stats
Who: Beer Lovers
What: Lions, Tigers and Beers
Where: Northdown Cafe – 3244 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
When: Friday, June 12th. 11am – 2am
How: Thirstily
Also: No tickets necessary. Just a liver
Also: Better raffle prizes than we deserve
Also: EVENT IS CASH ONLY. There will be ATMs.
Also: 21+ only (seriously?)

Here’s the full beer list. Good luck trying to focus on anything else until 11am tomorrow.

ALL DAY (OR UNTIL THEY’RE GONE…)
FIRKINS:
3 Floyds Zombie Dust
Off Color Gin BA Yuzu Fierce
Surly Overrated w/ Eldorado

DRAFTS:
3 Floyds German Ewok Space Needle
Surly Hell
Firestone Walker Easy Jack
Mikkeller Spontanbeetroot
Perennial/Side Project/Off Color ProCATStination

11AM:
CANTILLON ROSE DE GAMBRINUS 2013
FIRESTONE WALKER 2013 MYSTERY BEER
HALF ACRE AKARI MIST
MYSTERY BEER
CENTRAL STATE HOUSE BEER
BOULEVARD SAISON BRETT 2015
PIECE THE WEIGHT
MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST
CHAMPION BREWING SOLIPSIST SAISON

1PM:
STRUISE SMONK 2011
THE BRUERY CUIVRE
SIDE PROJECT/OFF COLOR FANCY BEER
3 FLOYDS SKULL OLE
FIRESTONE WALKER/3 FLOYDS OL’ LEGHORN 2014
PENROSE DEMINIMUS BLANC
OFF COLOR WILLET BA DINOSMORES 2015
MIKKELLER CREAM ALE
OSKAR BLUES/BREWDOG SHIP WRECKED CIRCUS

3PM:
FIRESTONE WALKER AGRESTIC 2014
NORTH COAST BBA OLD STOCK
3 FLOYDS ALPHA KONG
CHAMPION BREWING MEGALADON
SURLY/LERVIG 1349
NEW BELGIUM LOVE APPLE OSCAR
HAYMARKET MATHIAS
LERVIG/SURLY 1349
OFF COLOR TROUBLESOME

5PM:
MIKKELLER/3 FLOYDS SPOGLESE
MYSTERY BEER
MYSTERY BEER
B NEKTAR HIBISCUS CIDER
REVOLUTION VERY MAD COW
SURLY DARKNESS FEST 2014
FIRESTONE WALKER SUCABA
MAGIC ROCK BEARDED LADY IMP BROWN STOUT PX BARREL
NEW BELGIUM LIPS OF FAITH COCOA MOLE

7PM:
MIKKELLER SPONTANAPRICOT
18TH STREET ORANGE HUNTER
3 FLOYDS ALIEN PORTER
TBA
SURLY PENTAGRAM 2015
PERENNIAL SUMP
TBA
MIKKELLER BIG WORSTER
HAMMERHEART DUBLIN RAID

9PM:
MIKKELLER SPONTANSEABUCKTHORN
3 FLOYDS MYSTERY BEER
3 FLOYDS MYSTERY BEER
AQUANAUT MADHOUSE
MAINE LUNCH
FIRESTONE WALKER 18TH ANNIVERSARY
THE SOUR NOTE SOUR FARMHOUSE
PERENNIAL FUNKY WIT
HAANDBRYGGERIET DARK FORCE
PENROSE WILD X

11PM:
MIKKELLER KIIN KIIN SPICED PILSNER
FIRESTONE WALKER PARABOLA 2015
BEACHWOOD/DE LA SENNE SENNE OF A BEACHWOOD
MYSTERY BEER
SURLY MOLE SMOKE
GRIMM DOUBLE NEGATIVE
AVERY RASPBERRY SOUR
SARASOLA SIDRA NATURAL
3 FLOYDS BATTLE PRIEST

Lions, Tigers and Beers


Lions Tigers and Beers

Colin Joliat
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Colin Joliat is the brains behind this rinky-dink operation. He covers the alcohol industry with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's written for Brobible, Guyism, Thrillist, CoolMaterial, Craft, and more.

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