Chicago Craft Beer Events for Christmas Week

Chicago Craft Beer Events for Christmas Week
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If you're looking for your New Year's Eve party place, my NYE Event list is up now at this link. Check back again, as I am updating it as I go along.

Monday, December 21

New Belgium Keep the Pint Night
Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave., Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL (708) 226-1827
Drink New Belgium's Accumulation White IPA and take home the Globe Glass to your collection or as a gift for your favorite beer drinker!

5:30 pm ♦ Selling Limited Release Bourbon County
Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168
Need a last minute holiday present?
Firkin will be selling Goose Island's 2015 Bourbon County Beers!
Starting at 3pm please join us to get your to get your Goose Island's 2015 Bourbon County Beer. Please inform the host you are here to purchase Goose Island's 2015 Bourbon County Beer. You will receive a ticket and your name will be put on a list, which will correspond with your place in line.
1 bottle per person.
At 5:30pm Firkin will begin selling Goose Island's 2015 Bourbon County beers.
The following Goose Island's 2015 Bourbon County Beer will be available for purchase:
On Tap
Available starting at 5:30pm. You do not need a ticket to purchase a beer on tap. All glasses are 9oz pours.
2015 Bourbon County Stout $12
2015 Bourbon County Barleywine $12
2014 Bourbon County Stout $12
2014 Bourbon County Barleywine $12

Bottles (all bottles are 16.9oz, 1 bottle per person)
Bourbon County Stout $25 (12 bottles available)
Bourbon County Barleywine $25 (12 bottles available)
Bourbon County Coffee Stout $25 (12 bottles available)
Bourbon County Rye $45 (12 bottles available)
While Supplies Last!

6:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tap Takeover
Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company, 3425 Pearl St., McHenry, IL (815) 331-8345
Join the Brew Crew at Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company as we welcome Revolution Brewing for a Tap Takeover on. Revolution will be bringing Fistmas Ale, Blue Jean, Mosiac Hero, and Chicago Smoke. Your ticket will get you a flight, a Revolution Glass and a pint of your favorite. The Revolution Crew will be talking about their beers, their brewery and their brewbub. Mark the date and come in the taproom for your reserved spot.

6:00 pm ♦ 2015 Heavy Metal Christmas party
Bangers and Lace, 1670 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 252-6499
Its time for Loud Music and Loud Beers!
2014 Off Color Dino S'mores
2014 Founders KBS
2012 Goose Island BCS
2015 Perennial Abraxas
Three Floyds Big Tiddy Assassin
2014 Port Brewing Older Viscosity
The Bruery / Solemn Oath Conquest
2014 Half Acre Big Hugs
Metropolitan Magnetron
Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego
Surly Pentagram
Penrose Barrel Aged Spectral
Victory Sour Monkey
Aquanaut Maiden Voyage on Nitro
Left Hand Wake Up Dead on Nitro
Vander Mill Chapmans Blend
Green Flash / Alpine Hand Shake IPA
AleSmith Haiwaiian Speedway Stout
4 Hands Absence Of Light
Revolutions Deth's Tar
Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout
Stone Enjoy By 1/1/16 Black IPA
Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine
Triporteur Full Moon 12
2014 Dark Horse Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
New Belgium Lips of Faith Blackberry Barleywine
2015 Old Style
More beers and cocktails to be added!

Tuesday, December 22

12:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ #eleventhtaptuesday at Solemn Oath
Solemn Oath Taproom, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL
Tuesday will mark the return of La Grippe. This onyx-colored, full-bodied Imperial Black Saison is loaded with farmhouse superfunk and rich chocolatey malt character. It’ll warm you right up.
That same day we’ll also be filling up growlers of Punk Rock For Rich Kids, our Single-Hopped Belgo-American Pale Ale, for just 10 bucks.

4:00 - 8:00 pm ♦ Festivus Eve
Staytion Market & Bar at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago
Staytion Market & Bar will host an eclectic night of live music and specialty holiday cocktails with the Festivus Eve event. Sip on cocktail specials while dancing away the holiday craziness with beats by DJ Wav in the Artist Studio. Specialty cocktails include the Festivous Pole, a play on a Rusty Nail, featuring Glenlivet Scotch, Drambuie, Luxardo, lemon, cherry, and old fashioned bitters ($8), The ‘Airing of Grievances’, a Rum Flip Cocktail made with Zaya 12 year old rum, Pimento Dram, Sugar and Nutmeg, the anti-eggnog ($12), and The ‘Feats of Strength’, a shot of Fernet-Branca and a Bourbon Barrel New Holland Dragon’s Milk Draft 11% ABV ($12).
The event is free and open to the public, with food and drinks available for purchase.

Wednesday, December 23

12:00 - 10:00 pm ♦ Tighthead's 4th AnninversaryParty
Tighthead Brewing Co., 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL 847-970-9174
December 23rd, 2011 we opened the Tap Room to the public for the first time. On Wednesday, Decemmber 23rd we want to show our gratitude to our loyal fans and celebrate 4 great years!
We will release Hat Trick Tripel, our seasonal Trappist-Style Tipel which will hit the market this year for the first time.
All Day Open house all day
Beer Specials
Tour at 3:00
5:00 - 10:00 Food Truck
Music, Raffles

4:00 pm ♦ Holidays in the Baltics Tapping
Motor Row Brewing, 2337 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Santa is coming early to Motor Row! Wednesday, we will be tapping Holidays in the Baltics, a 7.5% abv Baltic Porter sure to warm you up!
Christmas Taproom Hours:
Tuesday-Wednesday: 4-10pm
Christmas Eve: 12-5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12-8pm

4:00 pm ♦ Wednesday Night Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena
The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248
Founders' Xmas: 2015 Blushing Monk and 2015 Backwoods Bastard

5:00 pm ♦ Kosmonaut Bottle/Draft Release
Lake Bluff Brewing Co., 16 E. Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL (224) 544-5179
Kosmonaut, our award winning Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, is coming back to the taproom along with limited bottle sales. The bottle sales are first come first serve at 5:00PM Wednesday the 23rd and will be available on draft (sorry no growlers) at the same time!

Christmas Day, December 25

5:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ Christmas Day at High Noon Saloon
High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-9339
Enjoy seasonal craft beers on Christmas Day, such as $6 Goose Island A Real Nice Surprise barrel-aged eggnog porter (aged in rum, bourbon-and-brandy barrels); $6 Revolution Fistmas red ale, which is steeped with ginger root and orange peel; and $6 Great Lakes Christmas Ale, which is brewed with honey, fresh ginger and cinnamon. Additional specials include $3 Fireball cinnamon whiskey shots. High Noon Saloon is open from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. on December 25 (the kitchen will be closed).

7:00 pm - 2:00 am ♦ Christmas Day Alpha Klaus Tapping
Division Ale House, 1942 W Division St., Chicago 773-384-6886
Division Ale House in Wicker Park celebrates the season by tapping Three Floyds Alpha Klaus on Christmas Day, and offers $8 snifters while supplies last. The bar also features specials such as $4 domestic bottles and $3 Fireball cinnamon whiskey shots, plus the full lineup of handcrafted cocktails and craft beers. The kitchen will be closed for the evening and the bar is open from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. on December 25.

7:00 pm ♦ Tribes Alehouse Tinley Open Christmas Night
The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051
We will be closing on Chirstmas Eve at 6 pm sharp (kitchen), and 7 pm (bar). But we will open the bar at 7pm on Christmas Day. The kitchen will not be open. We will resume normal business hours on Saturday, Dec 26th. Merry Christmas

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