Again, some last-minute possibilities for your celebration. Call ahead and take a chance. You never know! Chicago 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Moonshine’s NYE Party Moonshine Brewing Co., 1824 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 862-8686 To mark the New Year, Moonshine is turning back the clock to the Roaring 20s, when the hooch flowed as... Read more »
Okay, this is very last minute and I haven’t had the time to confirm whether any of these events is sold out. But call in and see if some openings are still available. This is just the first half of my list, more later. But before your party, or if you have an early bedtime:... Read more »
It would seem to be a slow week leading up to New Year’s Eve, but there are a few events of note. We’ll also add Friday’s few events, since we have nothing on the dock for Monday. Tuesday, December 27 5:00 p.m. Firestone Walker XV Keg Tapping The Cellar Door, 5150 Main Street, Downers Grove,... Read more »
Newcastle, known for 80 years for its Northern English Brown ale, has been expanding its portfolio to include limited edition seasonal beers. So far, the brand’s owner, Heineken, has rolled out a Newcastle Summer Ale, and a Werewolf fall ale. Now appearing in store shelves is Newcastle Winter IPA. Like the other seasonals, it is brewed... Read more »
Friends, I believe we have a winner for best new holiday glug. California based food writer Randy Clemens has fooled around with a recipe for Beer Nog, using a strong dark beer, and proclaimed it tasty. Check the link in the title above and see what you think!
Christmas time is here, bringing joy and cheer, leading wise men to ask the question, where can I watch the Bulls season opener game tonight and drink a beer without “Light” in its name? Be of good cheer, for I have a list below of finer establishments that are open on Christmas Day, including some... Read more »
We’re putting together a special listing for this weekend of beer bars and brewpubs that will be open on Christmas Day. Be sure to comment or e-mail back to get in! Through December 26 11:30 a.m. Flossmoor Station 12 beers of Christmas continues Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW... Read more »
Friday & Saturday • Open House Beer Tastings The House of Glunz, 1206 N. Wells St., Chicago (312) 642-3000 Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturdays, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., we have a FREE Open House-styled tasting. Friday, December 16 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. • Beer Tasting at Kenwood Liquors Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St.,... Read more »
At the end of November, the redoubtable beernews.org picked up on a report from the VerySmallBeer.com blog (its author wants to remain anonymous, but he does carry a few stories about Chicago events). The story stated that Chicago’s new Latin-themed 5 Rabbit Cerveceria will be switching its contract brewing operations from Argus Brewery in Chicago’s... Read more »
Okay, I didn't really think think we'd be into our second month of "rare" Surly Darkness tappings. But there's one here that also includes the wanted Canadian Breakfast Stout.
Monday, December 12
Flossmoor Station 12 beers of Christmas
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
Every day we'll be tapping at 5:00 p.m. a "one-off" beer to celebrate the days prior to our favorite holiday. A the releases with an (*) beside them are actual new releases, and will be available after that day. The tappings will be held at the bar and Mug Clubbers will receive their first pint free.
- Dec. 12 Coffee Stout
- Dec. 13 Spoonless Winter Warmer*
- Dec. 14 Belgian Abbey Ale*
- Dec. 15 Ginger Red Ale
- Dec. 16 Wassail Wheat
- Dec. 17 Spruce Red Ale
- Dec. 18 Chocolate Vanilla Porter
- Dec. 19 Blueberry Kellehers
- Dec. 20 Cardamom Raspberry
- Dec. 21 Anise Stout
- Dec. 22 Juniper Pale Ale
- Dec. 23 Apricot IPA
And then to celebrate the Ebenezer in all of us, we're releasing a "13th" day of Christmas Ale which will be the Barrel Aged Beelzebeer! It'll be available on the 26th of December...