There are fewer big beer fests coming up because of the Labor Day weekend. Consider this a break before all the Chicago Bears gametime specials coming the weekend after.
Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale Launch
Binny's Beverage Depot
8/31 Des Plaines
9/3 Evergreen Park
Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale is launching in the Chicagoland area and we’re celebrating with beer and tamales! Score Blue Moon swag, munch on a tamale from The Tamale Spaceship and sample Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale. This is one of the few Blue Moon beers for which I will offer coverage. Because horchata.
Monday, August 31
7:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tap Takeover
Kuma's Corner Schaumburg, 1570 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL (847) 240-1200
Revolution Brewing will be taking over seven taps at the new Kuma's Corner in Schaumburg!
Beers on draft: Citra Hero, Bottom Up Wit, Coup D'Etat, Cross of Gold, Double Fist, Rosa, Straight Jacket
7:00 pm ♦ Chef Angel's Fundraiser
Paddy Long's Irish Pub, 1028 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago (773) 290-6988
Our amazing chef Angel Marcatoma is recovering from an attack and needs our help. We're throwing him a party where 100% of the proceeds will go to Angel to pay his mounting medical bills. If you cannot attend in person but would like to help, then click this GoFundMe link to donate to Angel's cause.
7:00 pm ♦ Arcade Brewery Anniversary Party & Boss Battle Release - feat. Local H
The Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave, Chicago 773-537-4440
It’s been a full year of operation for Arcade Brewery and it’s time to celebrate with a week of fun! Boy did we put an event together for you to get things started. Local H, Glass Lux, and Flesh Panthers. In between bands there will be crowd based games from local indie game festival organizers Bit Bash! Grab your tickets now ($15 at Ticketfly) before they are gone!
Beer release portion starts at 7pm and is free to attend at Chop Shop. Arcade Brewery will be launching their first ever Boss Battle beer: an annual beer celebrating another year of awesomeness. For Level 1, they’ve crafted a Belgian Pale Ale called Pale Minotaur. Get the freshest taste in town while meeting a REAL Minotaur…that’s right, there will be a Minotaur in the house!
Tweet a picture with the Minotaur with the hashtag #bossbattle2015 - we'll pick our favorite of the evening and send you a Boss Battle t-shirt!
There will be Playstation reps present with games to play as well as a button pack giveaway for the first 25 people to order a Boss Battle beer!
As a thank you to our awesome community, we’ll have lots of giveaways and great token redemptions throughout the evening.
Bring in 5 Arcade Token Bottle Caps to exchange for a shirt while supplies last and enter our raffle to win a $100 Gift Card for Threadless.com!
A huge thanks to Delicious Design League, Threadless and PlayStation for sponsoring the event by bringing some added fun of their own.
Wednesday, September 2
4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Revolution 1Z ENuff Imperial IPA: Another huge IPA knocking you out with a four-hop blend of Apollo, Centennial, Crystal, and Chinook hops. This imperial IPA clocks in at 100 IBUs and 11% ABV, making it just a bit bigger than last fall’s Unsessionable, and certainly the kind of beer that you’ll need just one of. Toasted malt flavors lurking behind massive levels of hop bitterness and flavor with a punch of of hop aroma reminiscent of fresh citrus rind.
5:00 pm ♦ Werk Force Wednesday
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr., Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
Join us for Werk Force Wednesday with the guys from Werk Force Brewing out of Plainfield, IL. Come meet the brewer and try his delectable brews.
We will have on: The Beer Formerly Known As... (IPA); Farmhouse Vultures (Saison); Frolf (American Pale Ale); Axis: Bold As Beer (American Brown Ale); Big Fighting Birds (Lemon Rye Saison); The N.A.I.L. (North American Illinois Lager)
6:00 pm ♦ Kill the Keg!
Rock Bottom Warrenville, 28256 Diehl Rd., Warrenville, IL 630-836-1380
Head Brewer Ray will be tapping the Uber IPA. There's only ONE keg of this delicious IPA brewed with Citra hops so make sure you get in tonight to get yours! Special prize goes to the one that Kills the Keg if it's killed tonight!
6:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ "Whalez Bro" A benefit for Adam
Sovereign Restaurant, 24205 W Lockport St, Plainfield, IL (815) 556-8577
Let's raise some cash for our homie Adam Sohr! He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his kidney, right where the beer sits and will be out for surgery and recovery for a min.
We will be raffling off some huge whalez coming deep from the cellars of everyone involved in order to raise $dollas and help Adam offset his medical costs.
The bottle list continues to grow and will be quite epic once assembly is complete. So far we have some vintage Founders KBS, a nice vertical of Deschutes Abyss, vintage Surly Darkness, vintage New Holland Blue Sunday, The Bruery Black Tuesday, etc. The list continues to grow and this is just a teaser. Get at it!
We will be posting regular updates to the "Whalez Bro" bottle list. It going to be epic. Raffle tickets will cost $10 a piece with 100% of the proceeds going to Adam's medical bills.
Sovereign will be pouring a keg of Bean Gene from Revolution Brewing and a keg of American Beauty from Dogfish Head the day of the event. All proceeds generated from the sale of these 2 kegs will also go to Adam's Medical bill fund.
September 3 - 5
Vice District's 1st Anniversary Celebration
Vice District Brewing Company, 1454 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Vice District Brewing, Chicago’s official South Loop neighborhood brewery, celebrates its one year anniversary with a weekend long celebration. Vice invites Chicago to celebrate its genesis with a weekend packed full of events.
Exclusive Members of Vice District’s Membership Club kick the weekend off with a private event on Thursday, September 3th complete with catering, silent auction and gift baskets sure to please.
Vice District invites the public to join in Friday, September 4, 8 - 11 pm, when Radio Personality Consuella hosts a night of games, prizes, handcrafted cocktails, and an exclusive live music experience. Let’s not to forget speed dating! Full details at this Facebook page.
Get your tickets early because Vice District continues the celebration on Saturday, Sept. 5 with a First Look event for patrons to try three brand new brew creations from 8:00pm – 11:00pm with a reveal happening every hour. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door (check their website for an Evetbrite link).
Thursday, September 3
4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA
Founders' most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs
6:00 pm ♦ ALPHA THIS! Three Floyds
Fischman Liquors & Tavern, 4776 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 545-0123
Those crazy Three Floyds cats from Munster are coming to Fischman pouring some of their finest!
On tap: Precious, Battle Priest, Wig Splitter, Alpha Naught, Alpha Kong, Blot Out the Sun… & more!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ♦ BYOB Comedy Show "Congrats on Your Success"
Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
If you enjoy hilarious entertainment from diverse, literate performers, check out Congrats on Your Success - a free, byob comedy show at Uncharted Books in Logan Square the 1st Thursday of every month.
Free admission, BYOB, plus Free Beer courtesy of Powell Brew House.
(this is not a 21+ event because it's a bookstore, but don't bring children or be a child because everyone will hate you)
CoYS producer Rebecca O'Neal
and our headliner David Drake!!!
Hosted by Congrats on Your Success producer Sonia Denis!
There will be games, antics, giveaways, beer, music, and, of course, FREE COMEDY!
(Donations encouraged! Goes to performers!)