MAIDEN the LOT: The TROOPER w/JUDAS BEAST (Iron Maiden Tribute)

Artisanal Imports and Fischman Liquors & Tavern present: The TROOPER w/ ultimate Iron Maiden Tribute Band...JUDAS BEAST!

TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by
Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. It takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which is inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character!

JUDAS BEAST is a bad-ass Iron Maiden tribute band with an amazing vocalist that nails the sound of Bruce Dickinson's voice! This band doesn't mess around. They're ready to bring you a full on Maiden show with sound, lighting, thunderous lead bass, epic guitar solos, war-torn British flags and of course...EDDIE!!!

It's time to celebrate and to raise your TROOPER glass (yes, there'll be branded TROOPER glassware for the first 100 people to order the TROOPER on draft!) in the air to one of the biggest and best metal bands of all time! We'll also have T-Shirts, posters, flags & plenty of TROOPER on draft and in bottles!!!

More details to come, but in the meantime...we wanna know what IRON MAIDEN song you want Judas Beast Chicago to play the most! Go!

Tap This! Got Any Good IPAs Bro?

Thursday, July 10th 6:00pm
Fischman Liquors and Tavern

Yeah, bro! We got some friggin' awesome, killer IPAs!
Here's the line-up!.....

Founders Brewing "Devil Dancer"

Revolution Brewing "Citra Hero"

Revolution / Firestone Walker Brewing Co. "Dos Osos"

3 Floyds "War Mullet"

Two Brothers Brewing Company "Hop Centric"

SlapShot Brewing "Another IPA"

Sierra Nevada "Hoptimum"

Stone Brewing Co. "RuinTen"

Of course we'll have music for your listening pleasure and food trucks for your oral pleasure!

Tap This! Un4(Beer)den Froot


Fruit beers come in all different styles and can offer a plethora of flavors, remarkable complexity or simple, refreshing thirst quenching! 

Simply put....we got some good shit and it's brewed with fruit by brewers who know what the hell they're doing!

The List......

Evil Twin Justin Blabaer
- Berliner Weiss w/Blueberries

Allagash Victoria 
- Belgian Strong Ale w/Chardonnay Grapes

5 Rabbit Guava Paletas
- Wheat Ale w/Guava

Goose Island Madame Rose 
- Flanders Brown aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels w/Michigan Cherries

Just Added....
Temperance Greenwood Beach Blonde
- Blonde w/Pineapples!

Just Added...
Lake Effect Brett Framboise
- Brett Pale Ale brewed w/Raspberries

Kegs for Kidneys: Raising a Glass and Raising Funds



Why do we do Kegs for Kidneys?

The National Kidney Foundation has supported my niece (our little girl) Izzy & our family since she was born in 2007 with a solitary kidney. Her journey has been a long one and we continue to find out everyday more about the side effects of what being on dialysis has done to her little body. 

Today as she appears to be a normal but very tiny almost 7 year old, she is faced with challenges that are not life threatening but effect her emotionally and physically. She has osteoporosis and has recently been accepted into Shriners Children Hospital as doctors have diagnosed her with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. This limits the activities that Izzy is capable of doing. While most birthday parties are at Pump it Up these days this is something Izzy is not allowed to be a part of. Ballet, baseball, cheerleading, bowling are just a few of the endless sports we take advantage of our kids playing that Izzy will never be able to participate in. Her bones are so weak that just pulling the refrigerator door open she fractured her collar bone. She has had a total of 5 bone fractures to date. Physical therapy & aqua therapy seem to be keeping her busy these days. She is beginning to find interest in acting and singing which of course since there's nothing physical in either of those we are all very much encouraging her. Our friends from The Gift Theatre have so kindly offered to donate the proceeds from their upcoming improv shows at THE DEN to go into a fund to help put Izzy in theatre classes and/or vocal classes. 

I sit here now and think about all this with tears in my eyes knowing that one day Izzy is gonna look back and see all the wonderful, amazing people that have supported The National Kidney Foundation on behalf of her. People joke that Izzy is mine and Gus' daughter but there's no way I can take the credit for this amazing little girl. She's got one hell of a strong mommy and I'm proud of my sister for the endless time, devotion and ongoing encouragement she has had for Izzy. She never ever lets Izzy feel bad for herself or consider herself different from other little kids… she's just like everyone else just a bit smaller and little more fragile. 

If you have something you would like to donate to our silent auction or raffle please notify me at Gift certificates, tours, tickets, gift baskets… anything would greatly be appreciated. We hope you can enjoy us at one of the many events we have to raise money for The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. 

On June 6th from 6pm til 10pm we open our back lot to many local and national craft brewers as we work together towards raising kidney awareness with proceeds going to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois! 

We will be featuring some favorites and rares showcasing the best of craft beer. Each ticket will allow you entry, and a tasting glass for you to keep. As well, each person will be given a pamphlet detailing all the beers we are featuring. In addition to the many amazing beers you'll get to enjoy you will also have the opportunity to take part in a generously donated rare bottle raffle and silent auction. 

To give you an idea...last year's rare bottle raffle included a case of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2009, Brooklyn Black Ops, Central Waters 15, Dark Lord, BA Dark Lord, Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout, Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th, Heady Topper and much more! Of course we will have live music and plenty of food for everyone! 

Step out into the back lot (there will be a tent)and mingle with the brewers, distributors, staff and friends! Have a great time for a great cause!