Chicago Weekend Craft Beer Events, December 21-23

Chicago Weekend Craft Beer Events, December 21-23
Santa can only take so much of milk and cookies.

Oh, good! We're all here. I could have made another snide remark about people who fell for that "Mayan Apocalypse" thing, but I knew all the readers of this column were way too astute to have believed it for an instant! And now, the days start getting longer! Still, some of my Friday events ended up on the previous article, so check there for some big tappings!

Dec. 21 - 24
11:30 am - 10:00 pm ♦ 12 Beers of Christmas

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
We're releasing 12 spiced, blended, steeped and hopped beers; through the 24th. We're tapping a new beer everyday, starting at 11:30am, and will be served all day or until it kicks.

  • Dec 21st: Cinnamon Orange Peel and Nutmeg Golden Opportunity Ale
  • Dec 22nd: Passion Fruit Golden Opportunity Ale
  • Dec 23rd: Apricot 12.21 Ale
  • Dec 24th: Mango and Dry Hopped Golden Opportunity Ale

Friday, Dec. 21

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ♦ Friday Tastings
House of Glunz
, 1206 N Wells St, Chicago
Every Friday and Saturday The House of Glunz hosts an in-store, open house tasting featuring new arrivals, seasonal specials and end-of-bin deals. Tastings are always free of charge with no reservations required.

6:00 pm ♦ Friday High Gravity Series Tappings at Brixie's
Brixie’s Beer Bar, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050
Big Beer for the Big Beer Lover. Tonight: Brooklyn Blast Double IPA. 9% abv.

Saturday, Dec. 22

2:00 - 6:00 pm ♦ Saturday Tastings at House of Glunz
House of Glunz, 1206 N Wells St, Chicago
An in-store, open house tasting featuring new arrivals, seasonal specials and end-of-bin deals. Saturday Tastings are between 2:00 – 6:00 pm and unless otherwise stated, they are always free of charge with no reservations required.

Sunday, Dec. 23

4:00 pm ♦ Maple Tree Inn Jazz Christmas Party
Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461
Live Jazz from New Orleans band, "The Mudcats." Tapping North Coast Brother Thelonious and Three Floyds Alpha Klaus. Entreé specials: Cajun Prime Rib or Smoke Roasted Leg of Lamb, $23.95.


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