Big beer events are piling up again, just in time for this weekend's Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer. Don't be disappointed if you can't score a ticket, there's plenty of action to go around.
Monday, November 16
POSTPONED: Chimay Grand Réserve on Draft—1st Tapping & Jeroboam Giveaway
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851
Due to a canceled plane tonight's Chimay event is being postponed until tomorrow, when illustrious Chimay ambassador Bobo Van Mechelen should be able to join us. So TOMORROW the Chimay Grand Reserve (the famous Chimay Blue!) will debut *on tap*. And starting at 6pm with each Chimay purchased (including the others on tap and in bottles), recieve a glass and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 3Liter bottle of Grande Réserve.
6:30 - 8:30 pm ♦ Founders Brewing Co. Dinner
Flo and Santo's Pizza, 1310 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago 312-566-9817
Founders Brewing Co. and Flo and Santos are partnering for a family style beer dinner.
We’re starting the reception at 6:30 with a can of All Day IPA paired with a bacon dusted treat. After the reception you will be seated for a family style with a delicious food pairings by award winning chef Mark Rimkus
Dinner will feature 6 oz pours of Red’s Rye IPA, Breakfast Stout, Mosaic Promise, Rubaeus Nitro, Backwoods Bastard, Harvest Ale.
Tickets are $45 plus fee at Brown Paper Tickets.
6:30 - 9:30 pm ♦ Wildfire Winter Brews Beer Dinner
Wildfire Oak Brook, 232 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL (630) 586-9000
Join us for our winter beer dinner series, as we feature our Winter Brews Beer Dinner. The evening will include a four course custom menu of food and beer pairings, highlighting seasonal brews from North Coast Brewing Co., Two Brothers, 21st Amendment Brewery and Stone Brewing Co. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers, followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. The event is priced at $50.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Nicole at 630-586-9000.
Tuesday, November 17
POSTPONED from Monday to Tuesday: Chimay Grand Réserve on Draft—1st Tapping & Jeroboam Giveaway
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851
The first draft tapping of Chimay Grand Réserve ("Blue Label") in Illinois. With every Chimay purchased, receive a glass to keep and a raffle ticket—a chance to win a 3-Liter bottle of Grand Réserve. And special guest, Chimay ambassador Bobo Van Mechelen will be in attendance!
4:00 - 11:00 pm ♦ Pucker Up – Sour Beers Night at Tribes Alehouse Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Tapping several sour/wild ales.
5:30 - 8:00 pm ♦ Tasting Tuesday at Beermiscuous
Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 855-450-2337
Tasting Tuesday is all about having an opportunity for an intimate interaction with a wide range of brewers and their beer. Each Tuesday is a different brewer offering free samples of several of their brews. This is yet another way Beermiscuous makes beer exploration simple! Just show up and enjoy!
Nov. 17: Pabst (featuring Old Tankard Ale)
Nov. 24: Dark Horse
6:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Straight from the Brewery Pilsner Urquell Keg
Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL (708) 482-7127
We will tap an unfiltered, unpasteurized fresh Keg of Pilsner Urquell. Please join us at 6:00 PM for the chance to drink the original Pilsner like you are the brewery.
6:00 pm ♦ Destihl Saint Dekkera Tapping at Jake Melnick's
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago (312) 266-0400
It's a special time for us when we get to tap one of our barrel reserve sour ales, Saint Dekkera.
Join us for Destihl Saint Dekkera Zure Dubbele Stout: Sour Belgian Stout. Jake's will also be tapping some great brews: Abbey's Single, Samhain Pumpkin Porter, and a very rare keg of 1920.
6:30 pm ♦ Lagunitas Beer Dinner at Park Street
Park Street, 14 E. Park St., Mundelein, IL 847-949-1900
Lagunitas is coming to Mundelein, more specifically Park Street Restaurant. Dinner includes 5 beers paired with 5 courses. Make reservations quickly since these fill up fast.
7:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ 3rd Annual Barktoberfest
FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL
Join us for a German Celebration of Fall-Animal Care League Style! This year's Barktoberfest will feature live music by Axis of Evil featuring members of Tributosaurus, catering by Berghoff, warm German pretzels, raffles, a live auction and ACL's adoptable hunds!
Tickets are $65.00 in advance and $75.00 at the door. Ticket price includes food, and an open bar from 7PM-11PM. Open bar includes beer, wine and the signature Barktoberfest Barktini (a tasty martini made with rum and a pumpkin spice liquor).
Proceeds benefit the animals! This is an event you do not want to miss!
Tickets at the ACL's Event Site.
Wednesday, November 18
Wells & Young Ice Cream Social
Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave., Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL (708) 226-1827
We've got Wells Banana Bread Beer, Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale & Double Chocolate Stout. Pair one with some ice cream in a stadium cup and you've got delicious adult float!
4:00 ♦ Wednesday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Stone Brewing Co. Farking Wheaton wOOtstout: From the most unlikely yet intensely imaginative trio that is actor and uber-geek champion Wil Wheaton, alternative news website Fark.com creator Drew Curtis and Stone CEO/Co-founder Greg Koch, comes an imperial stout unlike any ever made. Brewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans and partially aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels, this viscous yet silken brew erupts with an oaky, nutty bouquet and rich flavors of vanilla, toast and bitter chocolate. Enjoy now or cellar this celebration of nth degree passion and geekery applied most gracefully to the craft of brewing and collaboration-Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout!
4:00 pm ♦ Crazy Mountain Brewing Tap Feature
Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665
Crazy Mountain Brewery (Colorado) beers on tap include:
Lava Lake Witbier ● 5.2% ABV
Tequila Barrel-Aged Lava Lake Wit ● 5.2% ABV
Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale ● 6% ABV
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades ESB ● 6% ABV
Lawyers, Guns & Money American Barleywine ● 10% ABV
6:00 pm ♦ Surly Beer Dinner
Compass Bar, 433 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago (773) 248-3230
For $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity), enjoy a four-course menu expertly paired with a selection of Surly beers. Featured beers will include Surly Hell, Cynic Ale, Abrasive Ale and Cacao Bender.
A representative from the brewery will be on hand to talk about the beer selections. Guests will also receive a complimentary Surly Brewing Company gift.
Space is limited. Reservations required by calling (773) 248.3230 or emailing email@example.com.
6:00 pm ♦ 4 Hands Tapping
World of Beer Evanston, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 328-3688
Join us for a very special 4 Hands Brewing Co. Tapping! Come in to enjoy a pour of any of the following featured drafts:
Passion Fruit Prussia: 3.5%, Berliner Weisse, brewed with passionfruit.
Absence Of Light: 7.1%, Sweet Stout, the new and improved peanut butter chocolate stout!
Superflare: 7.5%, IPA, collaboration with Wicked Weed Brewing, brewed with Brettanomyces, mango, guava, and Mosaic and Galaxy hops
Madagascar: 9.3%, Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.
Constellation Citra: 6.1%, IPA, brewed with Brettanomyces and Citra hops.
Resurrected IPA: 6.5%, IPA, brewed with Mosaic hops.
6:30 - 9:00 pm ♦ Winter Brews Beer Dinner
WildFire Glenview, 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL (847) 657-6363
See Monday's listing for WildFire Oakbrook Terrace. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Jillian or Juliana at 847-657-6363.
7:00 pm ♦ Harvest Tapping - Keep the Glass
Porter's Pub, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin, IL 847-214-5877
Tapping into the sweet, wet-hopped nectar that is the super fresh Founders Harvest Ale. Come in and order a pint and you keep the Founders Snifter glass. Not a bad deal. Beer and glassware are limited. First come, first served.
7:00 pm ♦ SmallBar Besieged tapping
SmallBar, 2954 N. Albany, Chicago (773) 509-9888
Join Vander Mill & Revolution Brewing as we tap Besieged, a barrel aged Cyser. Besieged is a medley of delicious Michigan apples & local wildflower honey which is barrel aged in Revolution Straight Jacket barrels.
on draft from Revolution: Deth's Tar, 2014 Straight Jacket & Cross of Gold
on draft from Vander Mill: Nunica Pine & Besieged
there will be shenanigans & hijinx
7:00 pm ♦ Exclusive Solemn Oath Release
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
Fountainhead is excited to honor its November Brewery of the Month, Solemn Oath Brewery. Celebrate the exclusive release of Solemn Oath's Nourri Au Forrage, a full-bodied American milk stout brewed with loads of roasted barley, American hops and milk sugar, providing drinks with a rich roasted coffee, dark chocolate malt sweetness with a firm piney, citrus hop balance. In addition, multiple Solemn Oath tappings will take place throughout the evening including Punk Rock for Rich Kids (single hop Belgo-American pale ale), Snaggletooth Bandana (American IPA) and Nourri Au Café (American Coffee Milk Stout).
Brewers will be on-hand to discuss the brews & raise a glass with guests. The event will take place in the entire restaurant and beers will range from $6-10.
7:00 pm ♦ LLS Benefit Beer Dinner at Fork
Fork, 4600 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-751-1500
Join us for our beer dinner benefiting LLS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Chef Contini will be pairing seven courses with beer from Half Acre, Revolution, Ten Ninety, Atlas, New Holland, Tyranena and Arcade!
Call 773-751-1500 for tickets. $60.00 per person.
Thursday, November 19
Brass Tap Retap
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL (708) 226-1827
These beers came and went so fast you might not have gotten a chance to enjoy them. We're giving you a second opportunity to try Lagunitas Born Yesterday & Revolution Unsessionable - but this is your last chance!
Band of Bohemia (Scheduled) Opening Date
Band of Bohemia Culinary Brewhouse, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago
The wait is over! We will officially be opening our doors to the public for to-go coffee service in the morning from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and will reopen at 5:00 p.m. for dinner service. In the meantime, peruse this great sneak peek into our space from Eater Chicago.
5:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Pollyanna Tap Takeover at Cactus Bar & Grill
Cactus Bar & Grill, 404 S. Wells St., Chicago 312-922-3830
Cactus Bar and Grill will hold a craft beer sampling event with Lemont, Illinois' Pollyanna Brewing Co.. Representatives from Pollyanna will pass out complimentary samples and chat about their craft beer, including Lexical Gap, Acclamation, Mazzie and Eleanor. Full pints of the four featured brews will be available for $5 each. Pair your beer with Cactus' tavern menu, featuring bar snacks, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps and flatbreads.
5:00 pm ♦ Couldn't Get a Ticket to FoBAB Barrel Aged Beer Event
The Village Tap, 2055 West Roscoe St., Chicago 312-330-0712
It’s that time of year again, for those who couldn’t get a ticket to FoBaB and those who could, when we roll out the barrels of barrel aged beers. As always, festivities will kick-off on the Thursday night preceding the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers that takes place in Chicago on Friday and Saturday November 20th & 21st. We’ll start with 10-13 draft lines devoted to the barrel aged brews along with some special bottles and we’ll have another 10 +/- barrels waiting in the wings to be tapped as soon as the others run dry. Festivities kick-off Thursday Nov 19th but will continue over the weekend and ensuing weeks as supplies last. Beers on hand will include the following with more to come:
5 Rabbit Red Wine Barrel Aged Ponche, 10.6% – A Barlywine aged 8 months in red wine barrels.
2013 Straffe Hendrik Heritage, 11% – Belgian Quadruple aged in three types of oak casks for over a year then blended together.
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer, 12% – An English-style barley wine aged 22 months in oak bourbon barrels.
Arcadia Shipwreck, 12% – A Baltic-style porter with pronounced notes of vanilla, oak, cocoa and coffee, that is aged, in abandoned mines in Michigan at a constant temperature of 45F, for 12 months in 10-year-old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels.
Begyle Barrel Aged Barleywine, 9.8% – American barley wine aged six months in a combination of Heaven & Hill, Elijah Craig 12 year and Evan Williams bourbon barrels.
Breckenridge 471 IPA, 9.2% – An imperial IPA aged in Wild Turkey or Buffalo Trace barrels and dry hopped with Hull Melon hops. Traces of honeydew melon and apricot accompany rich whiskey and slightly smoky aromas.
Cahoots AmEn! 10.1% – A blend of American and English style barleywine aged in Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.
Cahoots Barrel Aged No S’mores, Oak Park, IL, 6oz, 10% – A sweet imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans and a single malt scotch infusion that is aged in Buffalo Trace barrels for 4 months +/-.
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Headless Herndon, 8.5% – A pumpkin scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Scotch Ale, 9.5% – Cherrywood smoked Scotch ale aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.
Founders Backwoods Bastard, 11.6% – A Scotch ale aged in oak bourbon barrels with an aroma of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts.
Grand Teton Barrel Aged Lazy Marmot, 8% – A Maibock aged in freshly-dumped Jackson Hole Winery Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
Hinterland 2014 & 2015 Bourbon Barrel Dopplebock, 8% – Aged 10-12 months in bourbon barrels, a full bodied dopplebock with a dark amber color and pronounced notes of caramel, oak and bourbon.
Revolution Gravedigger Billy, 9.7% – A smooth and creamy wee heavy Scotch ale aged 8 months in bourbon barrels featuring rich malt character reminiscent of cocoa, toffee, and brown sugar melded with the flavors and aromas of vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut and fine bourbon.
Revolution Straight Jacket, 13% – A barley wine aged 6 months in Woodford Reserve barrels with deep aromas and flavors of dark Stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla.
Revolution Ryeway to Heaven, 13.7% – A Strong Ale brewed with a heavy dose of rye and aged in Heaven Hill rye whiskey barrels.
Tighthead Barrel Aged Old Kaya Dog, 10.3% – American-style Barleywine aged 5 months in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels.
Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier, 6.8% – A Flemish red ale fermented with sour cherries and aged in oak casks.
Goose Island Bourbon County Bottles: 2013 Proprietors Reserve, 2013 Coffee Stout, 2013 Stout.
5:30 - 9:00 pm ♦ Craft Beer Tasting at the Joliet Area Historical Museum
Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 815-723-5201
Join us in the Museum’s spacious Indoor Auditorium and sample a vast array of handcrafted premium and import beers and ciders from over 14 Brewers that will be on hand to sample their products.
Special admission price of $20.00 for general public or $16.00 for Museum members. Admission includes free hot appetizers, unlimited beer sampling from over 14 breweries, prizes and raffles, and free tours of the Museum exhibits and galleries. Local Breweriana collector and historian John Bittermann will have his collection on display and hold a special presentation at 7:30 pm.
Special guest, Musician John Ivan (Off Broadway, Big Guitars From Memphis) performs from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged as this event usually sells out, and can be done by going on-line, calling 815-723-5201 ext. 222, or by visiting the Museum Gift Shop. No tickets will be mailed. No tickets will be mailed. Your name and the names of all registered guests will be entered on a check-in list. Guests will provide their name upon arrival at the check-in table.
6:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Beer Drinker's Local 737 Union meeting
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Brewers Eric Morrisey & Trevor Hagen will be pouring something new and fun for card carrying members of the Beer Drinkers' Union!
We'll be pouring samples of our feature beer from 6-7pm and have $10 growler fills of our feature beer ALL DAY for card carrying members. Not a member yet? Sign up and take advantage of all the benefits right away!
For a special treat, Chef McCoy will be offering a smoked turkey pastrami roulade with cherry compote & sweet potato hash, and topped with a Parmesan crisp & pan gravy for $5 - which will pair perfectly with this month's feature beer, our new Winter Spiced Wit! It's been brewed with white, pink, green and black peppercorns, lavender, sage and sweet orange peel.
6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ BEER and ? at Duke's Alehouse
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL (815) 356-9980
Duke's is proud to introduce "Beer and ?" a new beer event bringing together food, friends, community, and of course beer. The event will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in our large banquet room. Guests will enjoy a flight of 4 different seasonal beers paired with 4 different preparations of a food item (small bites). Each month we will offer new beers and a new food item. October's Theme: "Beer and Dogs." Please call us at 815-356-9980 with any further questions or to make reservations in the dining room before or after the event.
6:00 - 7:00 pm ♦ Flights & Bites at Berghoff
The Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W. Adams St, Chicago (312) 427-3170
Guests will enjoy educational beer and food pairings at Berghoff Restaurant. Sample 5 Berghoff Beers & small bite pairings, learn how each are made, and experience why they work so well together.
$5 cancellation fee, however tickets are transferable.
6:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Craft Beer Bottle Share at Soho House
Fox Bar at Soho House, 113-125 N. Green Street, Chicago (312) 521-8000
This is a Bottle Share event: Everybody brings one or two Chicago-brewed craft beers to share (single bottles). You will have an opportunity to sample a lot of really good craft beers, and we often have rare and hard to find bottles. Prepare to be blown away.
How much does it cost? One bottle of beer + your ticket, free through this site.
They discourage bringing outside food, but there are two restaurants on the first floor. Public transportation is walking distance. You must be 21 or over. We check IDs.
6:00 pm ♦ 3rd Annual Pre-FoBAB Party!
Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578
Join us for our 3rd annual FoBAB eve party. We'll be adding more, so stay tuned!
Here's what's lined up so far (subject to change):
Revolution Brewing Cafe Deth Limited 2015: A barrel-aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with a host of wonderful specialty malts, flaked oats and oat malt to impart a rich, silky mouthfeel and deep, complex malt flavors and aromas reminiscent of dark baker’s chocolate, fresh brewed coffee and caramel candy. This keg is made just for the event with cocoa nibs and Dark Matter Coffee.
18th Street Brewery Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale - Angels Envy Port Rye version
Side Project Brewing: TBA
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Velvet Merkin: A decadent Oatmeal Stout lovingly aged in Bourbon barrels. Beautiful chocolate, espresso and vanilla-bourbon aromas hold your nose hostage. Rich dark chocolate truffle, bourbon and espresso create a dangerously smooth and incredibly drinkable barrel aged Oatmeal Stout.
Off Color Brewing Jerkbird: Belgian style golden ale with Polaris hops that uses co-morbid primary fermentation with brettanomyces claussenii.
Willett Barrel-Aged DinoS'mores: an imperial stout with graham flour, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and cocoa nibs aged in Willett bourbon barrel.
Central State Brewing Gin barrel-aged Ottermelon Gose
Totes McOaks: Oaked pale ale
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Saison X: Saison brewed with candied ginger, lemon peel, orange peel, and a blend of pink, black, and green peppercorns. All naturally occurring wild yeast, aged in French, Austrian, and American oak.
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co: TBA
Perennial Artisan Ales: TBA
New Belgium Brewing Co.: Blackberry Love: American Wild Ale Blackberry Whiskey barrel filled with dark beer from acidified barrel. Aged 2+ years in barrel. (This beer is retired; no longer brewed.)
Le Terrior 2015: New Belgium produces a base beer that’s golden-colored with a soft overripe peach aroma and just the right amount of tart. And after 3 years in the foeders, you can bet it has some nice earthy tones. Round out that fruity base with even more unique fruity hops like Amarillo and Galaxy, and this beer may just have more terroir than your classiest wine. And with the hop burp, compliments of the dry-hopping.
Penrose Brewing/ 18th Street Brewery XVIII: Another wild release is in the works, but this time we’re extra stoked to be able to share such an incredible collaboration release event with our good friends from 18th Street Brewery. Drew and Tom have brought together two distinctly different brewing philosophies to create a wonderfully floral and layered wild IPA with subtle tartness and oak tannin — a welcome addition to the Codex Series of wild ales.
Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner: We make use of Corsair’s unique gin barrels. Typically barrels aren't used to make gin, but they create a specific gin that is aged in their used spiced rum barrels. We have selected these barrels to finish Pony Pilsner. The result is a beer that maintains its clean pilsner base, but stacks on refreshing flavors of botanicals, spice, and oak.
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm ♦ Winter Brews Beer Dinner
Wildfire Schaumburg, 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 995-0100
See Monday's listing for WildFire Oakbrook Terrace. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Andrea or Erika at 847-995-0100
6:30 pm ♦ HBC Bottle Share
Porter's Pub, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin, IL 847-214-5877
We invite you to grab a couple bottles and come out to share and enjoy.
We understand that bottle shares can be intimidating for some, but ANYONE is welcome and should feel comfortable attending. it is a chance to learn about, and enjoy, some great beer. Bring a bottle of something YOU want to try, or that YOU think is interesting or special.
Anyone can attend and there is no cost, however we do ask as a courtesy to our host for using the space that you order a beer from the bar or a food item if possible.
A few things to keep in mind:
• Bring a bottle (or COUPLE), not a cooler.
• Do not worry about what bottles to bring and do not be intimidated by other "big" bottles that people might show up with. Bring what you enjoy or what YOU feel is special.
• Share and Enjoy.
• Any bottle on the table is fair game.
• Don't over pour yourself a beer. Just take a few ounces, leave some for others. Don't Sweem the beer.
• Relax, have a good time, and be responsible.
7:00 pm ♦ Oskar Blues Beer Dinner
The Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Frontier will host an Oskar Blues Brewery Beer Dinner. For $65 per person (Tickets available here, purchase by 11/16), enjoy a four-course family-style tasting menu, created by Executive Chef Brian Jupiter, expertly paired with a selection of Oskar Blues beers. Lauren Gress from the brewery will be on hand to talk about the beer selections. The complete menu is available at the link.
7:00 pm ♦ An Evening of Reserves from Deschutes Brewery
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989
Join Deschutes Brewery in our Beer School for a rare tapping.
We will be tapping the following drafts at 7pm and offering both 5oz & 10oz pours:
Mirror Mirror 2014, Abyss 2014, Black Butte XXVI, Black Butte XXVII, Super Jubelale 2015
We'll also have limited availability of the following vintage bottles: Abyss, Class of 88, Mirror Mirror
7:00 pm ♦ Allagash Tap Takeover
High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-9339
High Noon Saloon welcomes Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Co. for a special beer night. The saloon will be one of the few to pour Victor, an ale brewed with Cabernet Franc grapes, and Victoria, an ale brewed with Chardonnay grapes (the bar has secured the last barrels of Victor and Victoria allocated for Chicago). The lineup also lists limited releases such as Interlude, a Belgian-style ale aged in red wine barrels and Fluxus 2015, a strong golden ale that is brewed with local maple syrup. Two year-rounds, Allagash White, a Belgian-style wheat, and Allagash Black, a Belgian-style stout, will also be featured.
Ben Iverson from Allagash will be on-hand to answer beer questions, and the brewery gives away wearables and other logoed gear. There is no cover charge to attend.
8:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Headquarters Beercade “Drinksgiving” (Time changed; was 5pm - 8 pm)
Headquarters Beercade Lakeview, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago
Come hungry to Headquarters Beercade and indulge in a feast fit for all kings and queens.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. and Headquarters Beercade have teamed up to bring you the only Thanksgiving meal you will want to be at this holiday. HQ’s “Drinksgiving” is the ultimate excuse to grab your friends and celebrate the holidays before enduring all those family parties. Headquarters Chef, Jordan Kezon, has prepared a five-course feast with beverage pairings from Pipeworks. The menu is complete with succulent fall dishes that perfectly complement Headquarters' craft cocktails.
Course one: Green Bean “Casserole:" Maetaki mushrooms, blanched green beans, creamy cranberry/almond dressing, fried crispy shallots, arugula salad, shaved fennel
Paired with Brown & stirred : “Manhattan”
Lizard King Butternut Squash soup with roasted acorn squash, roasted corn, paprika
Course two: Butternut Squash: peppercorn oil, cotija cheese
Paired with Lizard King
Course three: Sweet Potato “pie:” Roasted Sweet potato and Acorn Squash wedges, topped with toasted pepittas, chopped dried cranberries, blue cheese and truffle honey “fluff”. Brown butter sauce and fried sage leaves
Paired with Reaper vs. Unicorn
Course four: Turkey Dinner: Whole turkey roulade, stuffed with corn bread dressing torchon, charred mirepoix, celery root mash, cranberry mostarda, Fresno chili agorrodolce, sweet potato chips
Paired with: Twin Pines Honey IPA
Course five: Pecan Pie: Filo Dough Pieces, Candied Pecan Crumble, Cinnamon Honey Custard/ pudding, beer caramel sauce. Vanilla ice cream. Shaved bittersweet chocolate
Paired with Hyper Dog Milkstout w/ vanilla and cocoa nibs
Tickets are available at Headquarters Beercade for $25 per person.
Looking to give back? Don’t be a jerky, donate a turkey to Headquarters when coming in to dine and they will donate it to a local charity!