Pre-New Year's Wekeend Craft Beer Events, December 28-30

Pre-New Year's Wekeend Craft Beer Events, December 28-30
"Kids, go tap the BIG keg for Poppa and his party guests!"

I thought I’d slip out just a few more days of beery goodness before I drop the list of New Year’s Eve parties. Cause it’ll be a long article.

Friday, Dec. 28

5:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ Friday Tastings at House of Glunz
The House of Glunz, 1206 N Wells St, Chicago
An in-store, open house tasting featuring new arrivals, seasonal specials and end-of-bin deals. Unless otherwise stated, tastings are free of charge with no reservations required.

6:00 pm ♦ Brixie’s Bourbon Beer Blowout
Brixie’s Beer Bar, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050
For the last of our Friday High Gravity Series for the year 2012 we thought we would go big. Brixie’s will tap 10 different Bourbon barrel beers. Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout, Boulevard Rye on Rye, Goose Island Boudonia and Bourbon County Stout, Founders Backwoods Bastard Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Revolution Very Mad Cow, Allagash Black Bourbon Ale. Also featuring two Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts dispensed through Randalls: one infused with Vanilla beans, and the other infused with Coffee.

Saturday, Dec. 29

6:00 pm ♦ No Bacon Release Party
Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago
Let New Holland’s brewers tell you the story of the “No Bacon” name – all you need to worry about is enjoying the tasty love child that was born from the collaborative liaison between Sheffield and New Holland brewers. Plus, amazing rare New Holland beers on tap including Brandy Barrel Charkoota Rye, Unfiltered Pilgrim’s Dole, Blue Sunday bbl #16, Night Tripper, 2010 Mole Ocho, Dragon’s Milk, and Cask Mad Hatter

Sunday, Dec. 30

12:30 – 5:00 pm ♦ Tighthead Sunday Music
Tighthead Brewing Co., 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL 847-970-9174
Ring out the old year with Tap Room friends and favorites “Unfiltered”. This trio got it’s start in the Tap Room and are always a huge hit with the Sunday crowd!

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