Chicago's Week in Craft Beer, March 8-11

Still wrestling with the various hamstrings this site’s WordPress update has put on me. For now, this list is current as of Saturday, March 6. Additional events will be added here, or just posted to my web app.

I have been getting conflicting information about the release of the Goose Island/Phase Three Imperial Stout collaboration: If You’re a Bird… and …Then I’m a Bird. Long after this article was posted, I have the current schedule: a 2-pack of the beers will be available on the Oznr app for pre-sales on Wednesday, March 10, witrh pickup the next day. No price has been set yet.

Monday, March 8

10:00 am More Arketype Presale
More Brewing Co., 126 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL 630-501-1519 <map>
& 13980 Automall Dr., Huntley, IL  <Map>
Starting Monday at 10am, the latest variant in our Arketype series will go on pre-sale via Oznr for pickup starting Friday at both locations! 
Arketype: Almond Fudge Macaroon is a hefty, glass-coating Imperial Stout with Coconut, Almond, and Cocoa Nibs. (14% ABV). $22 per 2pk. Limit (2) two.
This will go up on both Huntley & Villa Park’s Oznr page Monday, March 8th at 10am while supplies last, and will be a good old fashioned fastest finger. To purchase, please download the Oznr app, subscribe to Villa Park and/or Huntley and then click in at 10am to purchase at your location of choice! MAKE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING FROM THE CORRECT LOCATION.
Pickups: FRIDAY, March 12th – THURSDAY, March 25th 
Any 2pks not picked up by end of day, 03/25 will be forfeit.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
DO NOT CLICK TO CLAIM BEFORE ARRIVING FOR PICKUP. When you arrive, you will check in with our team member and at that time press “Claim” to get your beer. ID at pickup must match the name on the order confirmation.
MORE Bairal Society members, will be able to purchase their allotment starting tomorrow at 10am.

Tuesday, March 9

Tex-Mex Night
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 <map>
March 9th TEX-MEX NIGHT RETURNS!!! Our standard menu goes bye-bye and we roll with all this deliciousness (Menu here)! Indoor dining is allowed and we also have a few tables outside. Curbside pickup, online ordering, and delivery are also options

11:00 am – 6:00 pm Country Grill Chicken Tuesdays at Mad Hatchet
Mad Hatchet Brewing, 913 Brookforest Ave., Shorewood, IL  (Map)
Mad Hatchet Brewing welcomes Country Grill. Taking rotisserie to a new level, the widely popular Country Grill will be available at Mad Hatchet Brewing every Tuesday! Stay for a pint, or take it to go for a delicious, easy family dinner.

Wednesday, March 10

12:00 – 4:00 pm Work From Here Weekdays
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 (Map)
Happy Hour Alert!
Introducing Work From Here Weekdays at Riverlands Brewing in St. Charles!
All drafts and can pours are 50% off from 12pm – 4pm every Wednesday and Thursday through the end of March.
This is a perfect chance to come try some of our beers, get some work done, and save $$$ at the same time. With free Wi-Fi and plenty of electrical outlets, you can plug in and get things done from the comfort of our taproom.

3:00 pm Tap House Re-opening!
Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Ave, Warrenville, IL 630-393-2337 (Map)
We’re back!
The Two Brothers Tap House has re-opened its doors, and, to celebrate our return, we will be releasing a brand new beer every Wednesday in the month of March!
3/10 – Imperial Cane & Ebel: our Two Brothers classic cranked up with even more hops!
3/17 – 24th Anniversary: we’re celebrating our 24th Anniversary next month with a big, flavor-forward Whiskey Barrel Aged Barleywine!
3/24 – Amplifier IPA – our newest year-round release will be a juicy, citrusy IPA turned up to 11! Available first at the Tap House!
3/31 – Quad Radical – a collaboration with our friends at 10 Barrel Brewing, this Oak Aged Belgian Style Quad was brewed with rum-soaked fruit and recently won a bronze medal at FoBAB!

6:00 pm Goldfinger Beer Dinner
Cadence Kitchen & Co., 5101 Mochel Dr., Downers Grove, IL (630) 442-7631 <Map>
Celebrate with Cadence Kitchen and our friends from Goldfinger as we serve up a four course dinner paired with Goldfinger beers.
$65 per ticket + tax and fees, book through Resy.

  • Seared Scallops served with Vienna Lager
  • Tuna Tonnato served with Pils
  • Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork served with Black Lager
  • Poached Pear & Almond Caramel Cake served with Złotonator Doppelbock

Thursday, March 11

11:00 – 2:00 am Special Double Tapping: Church Street Connor McRedder
The Irish Legend Restaurant & Taproom, 8933 Archer Ave., Willow Springs, IL (708) 330-5264 <Map>
Join us on March 11th for a special tapping of Church Street’s Connor McRedder red ale with vanilla beans, and Barrel-aged Connor McRedder.

12:00 – 10:00 pm Gummy Boots Release
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 <Map>
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 <Map>
Gummy Boots was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Penrose Brewing Co. The Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops give an explosion of lychee, mango and gooseberry aromas and flavors. While the Centennial hops lend to intense citrus and lemon floral notes.
Penrose made a variants of Gummy Boots by using different method throughout the brewing process. So make sure you snag this Hazy IPA at each brewery so you can try them both!
Gummy Boots will be available on tap and to go at both the Naperville and Lombard location.
*Our Naperville location will also have the Food Pop Up Biker Dudes serving up Smashburgers from 5-8 and Music Bingo from 5:30-7:30.

5:30 – 7:30 pm Music Bingo at Noon Whistle Brewing Naperville
Noon Whistle Brewing, 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 <Map>
Join Baig of Tricks Entertainment on Thursday for our first night of Music Bingo at the brand new Noon Whistle Brewing in Naperville!
Enjoy some delicious brews and great music with a chance to win prizes at the same time.
Please respect and follow all COVID-19 restrictions set in place by the venue so everyone has a great, and safe, time.
Feel free to call the venue ahead of time for details and any questions.

8:00 – 10:30 pm Live Trivia at BHBC
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 <Map>
Live trivia at Black Horizon Brewing Co. returns! Seating EXTREMELY limited, so please read the full details.
Only 6 teams permitted per COVID policies so please only RSVP if 1) You have a team of up to 4 players, 2) You’re certain you’ll be able to attend, 3) You agree to take appropriate public health measures (wearing a face mask, hand-washing, social distancing, etc.) while in the venue, 4) You have no reason to believe you may carry the COVID-19 virus, and 5) You intend on patronizing the venue (i.e. making purchases of drink, merchandise, etc.) during the event.

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