It's an organic beer throwdown at this month's Beer Summit from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Wine Knows in Grayslake. Learn about all kinds of beer at this structured yet casual monthly gathering. In honor of Earth Day, this month's event includes a blind side-by-side tasting of beers that use organically produced ingredients versus similar styles with nonorganic. $25 per person includes beer samples and food.
Wine Knows is at 1130 Washington St., Grayslake. RSVP to meetup.com/beer-summit.
Emmett's brewmaster dinner
Get a taste of Emmett's Brewing Company at a brewmaster dinner Thursday, April 24. Sample beers at a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes cracked black pepper beef carpaccio, spring mushroom and caramelized leek quinoa tower, sesame poached sea bass, and peanut butter and jelly French toast. Pairings include Kolsch, ESB, Maibock and Belgian Dubbel. $59.95 per person, includes dinner, beer pairings, pre-dinner reception and brewery tour.
Emmett's Brewing Company is located at 5200 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 434-8500 or emmettsbrewingco.com.
Wool Street specials
There's something special about every day at Wool Street Bar and Grill starting with Monday's $8 domestic pitchers and $4 well u-call-it drinks. On Tuesday, enjoy buckets and wings -- 65-cent wings and $12 Leinenkugel buckets; Wednesday brings $12 domestic buckets and $5 Patron shots. And Thursday through Sunday offer other deals.
Wool Street Bar and Grill is located at 128 Wool St., Barrington. (847) 304-0313 or woolstreetgrill.com.
-- Sara Hooker