Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 23-26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 23-26
Here's one 2013 highlight: I may have missed putting the announcement here before, but Drew Fox, pictured above here is now pouring beers he makes at his 18th Streert brewhouse in Gary, Indiana. Congratulations.

I know there's very little going on in this stretch, but it's a chance for me to wish all you readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am so pleased to see how many turn to this site for information on beer events in Chicago. Compared to other ChicagoNow bloggers, my readership is not huge, but I have people "favoriting," liking and retweeting my blog and related tweets, enough to make me feel this is all worth it. I'm hoping once my job situation improves, I can spend more time coming up with features and interviewing more local brewers in 2014. At the very least, I want to actually drink and review some of the BCS in my Facebook front page picture shortly. Aha, made you look!

Meanwhile, here are the few events for this Christmas week. I could just jumble the following weekend in this article too, but I suspect there may be a few more tapping announced. So check the Facebook and Calendar links above. And I am pleased to say my amateur efforts in coding have indeed given me a New Year's Eve article that updates in real time. So this list is constantly growing, and includes many places putting on the dog with no cover, no package, just great beer!

And suprisingly, there is NO Bourbon County Stout, Big Hugs or Surly in the lineup today.

Flossmoor Station's 12 Beers of Christmas
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
On December 13th Flossmoor Station Brewery began releasing a one-of-a-kind, completely unique beer especially for that day. The remaining schedule:

  • Dec 22: Born in a Manager (BA Sour w/Cranberry and Orange Peel)
  • Dec 23: Feliz Navidad (BA Fireside Chat w/Chile Peppers)

Monday, December 23

Bavarian Lodge begins Holiday Break
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Each December, we give our staff some well-deserved time off during the holiday season. This year our break will begin on Monday, December 23rd, and regular business hours will resume on Friday, January 3rd, 2014.
We'd also like to give sincere thanks to everyone that made this past year a smashing success. We had a wonderful 2013, and we have great folks like you to thank for it.

6:00 pm ♦ Two Brothers Hop Juice Black!
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
The Holidays are almost here filling our hearts with joy and cheer! Join us at World of Beer - Naperville as we spread a little joy and cheer with a special Two Brothers Hop Juice and Hop Juice Black tapping!

Wednesday, December 25

6:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Yup! Tribes Mokena will be opening at 6PM on Christmas Day for your beering pleasure and as a special treat we will be tapping Revolution Deth's Tar Imperial Stout! Thanks Santa!

6:00 pm ♦ Christmas Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Bar opens at 6PM — Revolution Gravedigger Billy. Face it, not everyone will be wanting to watch "the Game" at your house. What game is that again?

Thursday, December 26

Revolution Beer Release Wednesday
Revolution Brewing Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-BREW
(After closing for Christmas) Mother of Exiles: a crisp German-style pilsner

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Hoppin' Frog BORIS the Crusher: What better way to spend the day after Christmas! Holy Cow, BORIS on tap? Be here!

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