St. Patrick's Week in Beer, March 15-18

Up-Update: Well, boo. I thought I had these issues solved, but it turns out my linked listing are not viewable in mobile browsers. Makes my upset. I’m restoring the listing while there’s still time to see what’s going on for the 17th.

Update: As thought, more last-minute St. Patrick’s events are coming in. So now that my security issues with my calendar app seem to be resolved, I’m testing dropping in my old iframe calendar listings for Wednesday and Thursday.

I continue to paste select highlighted events while I work out how to get my Calendar to feed into the article. Please check my full schedule, which gets added to constantly, at my web app.

Monday, March 15

6:00 pm St. Patrick’s Day Beer Glass Painting
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day beer glass painting class at the Lombard Taproom.
For $30 you will receive a Noon Whistle pint to enjoy while you paint (BA and IMP beers not included), your beer glass, materials and instruction from Tricia at Frost Art Studio.
It will be a fun night out and a chance to get creative and make your own personalized beer glass. Spots are limited, so sign up now under events in our web store.

Tuesday, March 16

5:00 pm Irish Fest
Village Vintner Winery & Brewery, 2380 Esplanade Dr., Algonquin, IL (847) 658-4900 Map
Join us at 5:00pm or 7:00pm for our Irish Fest at the Village Vintner Winery & Brewery. Chef Jeremiah & his talented staff will make your taste buds DANCE with this delicious 5-course meal. You will begin with our Irish Beer Cheese Soup featuring our Red Head Ale, followed by the cheesy Reuben Dip served with toasted rye bread points, enjoy the tender & juicy Lollipop Lamb Chops, dig into the hardy Irish Stew with homemade soda bread and for dessert Chef is making his version of our Stout Chocolate Cake featuring our Putins Revenge Russian Imperial Stout! Seating is VERY limited and will likely sell out before the day of the dinner. Email our event coordinator at janet@thevillagevintner.com or call the restaurant at (847) 658-4900 to save your spot.

5:00 pm Lounge Lager Release at Bitter Pops!
Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-857-7677 Map
The official sponsor of the Maplewood Lounge, Lounge Lager has never seen distro… until NOW! We’re introducing it to the market with a tapping and package sales at Bitter Pops new location on March 16th!
Lounge Lager – American Adjunct Lager brewed with 6‑Row Barley, Corn and Rice resulting in a full flavored and refreshingly crisp lager.

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

St. Paddy’s Day at Whiskey Hill
Whiskey Hill Brewing Company, 1115 Zygmunt Circle, Westmont, IL 630-442-7864 Map
Feeling lucky? Well, you’ll be Dublin your fun real soon! ⁣
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at Whiskey Hill this Wednesday! Firewater BBQ will be on site from 4-7pm serving up some smoked pastrami sandwiches to enjoy alongside your Irish Stout!
Don’t forget to get festive and [sham]rock your favorite St. Paddy’s Day apparel for 1/2 off your first pour!

St. Patrick’s Day Release with WILL ROCK
Black Lung Brewing Co., 3232 Monroe, Waukegan, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
Black Lung Brewing Company will be open on Wednesday, March 17 for a St. Patrick‘s day extravaganza! We will be releasing our collaboration beer with Harbor Brewing, Thin Mint Scout Stout, plan to have 95 WIIL ROCK here from 2 PM until 7 PM and the rockin’ band, Rough Cut, from 7 to 9pm! Then on top of that, food by Brothers BBQ!
We will be adhering to all Illinois phased revitalization rules. Social distancing, masks, limited movement about the building.
Due to limited seating and Covid restrictions, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be for a 90 minute reservation and are on sale at blacklungbrewing.com! 2 tix per person.
We will also have growlers to go!

2 Fools’ St. Patrick’s Day
2 Fools Cider, 1665 Quincy, #155, Naperville, IL 630-995-9973 Map
We have an exciting St. Paddy’s day coming up!
Burger Buzz is popping up 4-7 PM serving their delicious burgers including their St. Patty Melt to pair with all of our Holiday themed ciders!
Irish Red Guest beer
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Stout, our dark cider with hops and espresso
Mint Chocolate Chip Cider Cone
Shamrock Hard Apple Cider
Pina Colada Slushy
Peach Slushy
Food, Cider, and Beer Oh my!
Come to the cidery and celebrate with a pint or 3!

7:00 am WIIL Rock Shamrock N’ Roll Radio Broadcast
Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 847-362-6688 Map
WIIL Rock live remote with Tom & Emily. This year it’s a ticketed event. Not open to the public. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite. $50/person – Open bar, breakfast buffet, commemorative tee shirt and of course the Tom & Emily Morning Show live from Mickey Finn’s Amber Room. Only 95 tickets available.

7:15 am – 4:00 pm St Patrick’s Bash 2021
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 815-962-8758 Map
Join us for our annual St Pat’s party, awesome Irish food and a pint (or two) of Guinness!

  • Scotch Eggs – 
twin sage & herb sausage wrapped harboiled eggs, panko fried with IPA spiked mustard. $9.
  • Poutine – 
Crispy french fries topped with mozzarella curds, scallions & mushroom beer gravy. $8.
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage – corned beef, butter parsley potatoes, honey glazed carrots, braised cabbage wedge, horseradish cream and Turano rye roll. $15
  • Bangers and Mash – pork & herb sausages grilled over creamy mashed potatoes with stout mushroom gravy and sweet caramelized onions. $15
  • Drunken NY Strip – 
10oz NY strip steak marinated in Guinness, grilled to your liking with crispy onions and Irish whiskey peppercorn sauce. $23.

Featured Beers:

And just in case you missed it — no green beer.
Please note – we do NOT accept reservations on St Pat’s (everything moves a lot faster when we’re not keeping 30-50% of the restaurant empty for RSVPs). Just show up on March 17th, say hi to our hosts, and we’ll find you a seat!
St Pats food & drink features will run throughout the rest of the week (or until we run out). Sorry, no CB&C before Wednesday!
To avoid complications, our online ordering system will cut off the day before at 9pm for St Pat’s specials so we have all day Wednesday to prepare your meal. Please note the TIME and DATE of your online order at Tock Or you can always call us at 815.962.8758. Drive thru/curbside pickup will be run through our kitchen entrance on the east side of the building.
We are still mandating mask wearing, social distancing, and stepped up sanitation and hand washing. If weather permits, we will utilize our patio for standing room / bar seating. If you’d like to order food, please see our staff at the host station and they’ll find you a table.
Please DO call us for carryout orders!

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.

2:00 – 8:00 pm 1st Come, 1st Serve Irish Tacos !
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
El Zorro Tacos is serving up some Corned Beef Hash Tacos ! Come by to try them or any of our other favorites, Tacos, burritos, Quesadillas and Quesabirrias. We’ll be there from 2pm on. First Come First Serve !

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 is re-opening its doors on Tuesday, March 2nd to a new look, new menu and tons of new beer!
And, to celebrate our return, we will be releasing a brand new beer every Wednesday in the month of March!
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!

4:00 – 9:00 pm St. Paddy’s Day Release
Only Child Brewing Co., 1350 Tri State Pkwy Ste. 124, Gurnee, IL 224-656-5241  Map
While plenty of places will have green beer & Guinness flowing aplenty, we decided to put something a little different into cans for the first time… 
Tantrum, our Bavarian style Hefeweizen is what we tend to refer to here as the O.G. hazy beer. True to its German roots, this wheat beer is overflowing with Isoamyl acetate! To go a little less beer geeky, that is the ester that gives Hefeweizens their signature banana like aromas. This fruity, crushable, effervescent ale has us giddy for those longer days & sunshine ahead.
So whether you’re Irish, German, or wherever you hail from, stop by for a real celebration tomorrow! We are open from 4-9pm. Cans for this release will be available right at opening, indoor seating & carryout are both available. No limit.

5:00 pm Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner!
Harbor Brewing Co., 811 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor, IL  Map
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Join us for some great Beer & Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner w/ Guinness Stew from The Sweet Stop!!

5:00 – 9:00 pm St. Paddy’s Day BHBC & Capone’s style
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Tone Capone’s Tacos in the house with fresh, made to order tacos! Corned beef tacos, cilantro slaw, homemade churros and more!!
* In addition, Blood Moon Prophecy ~ our delicious Red Ale ~ ABV: 5% IBU: 15
Draft, Howler / Growler
Kick off your St. Paddy’s Day with us!

8:00 pm St. Patrick’s Day 2021!!
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 630-969-0600  Map
St. Patrick’s Day is back!!! Entertainment, Irish Fare, delicious cocktails, and of course beer! Check out the schedule below!
8:00am – Kegs and Eggs
9:00am – Oswego Fire Dept. Pipe and Drum Corps
11:00am – McNulty Irish Dancers
12:00pm – Aidan O’Toole Duo
3:00pm – Mike Courney Bagpiper
4:00pm – McNulty Irish Dancers
5:00pm – Reilly
8:00pm -McNulty Irish Dancers
9:00pm – Knights of Ballydoyle Procession
9:30pm – Semple

Thursday, March 18

Thirsty Thursday – Ugly Mug Night
River Hawk Brewing, 24735 W. Eames St., Channahon, IL (815) 255-2202 Map
Come in with your ugly mug or favorite mug for up to 32oz fills for $6 on any beer on tap under 7% ABV.

2:00 – 8:00 pm Boat Shoes Can & Draft Release
Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963 Map
It’s time for the release of our summertime Kölsch-Style Ale – Boat Shoes! At 5% ABV with a crisp dry finish, this light, malt-forward Kölsch is made for leisure, so grab your captain’s hat and set sail!
Help break in our freshly-opened front patio with Boat Shoes on draft – Available for $6 a pint!
If you prefer to enjoy Boat Shoes from the comfort of your home we’ve compiled an easy listening “Yacht Rock” playlist for you AND have plenty of to-go options.
Follow the Spotify Link for the smooth tunes we’ve paired with this release!
To-go options include:
16oz. 4-packs / $10
32 oz. Crowler / $9
64 oz. Growler / $12
Follow the Upserve link to place your order anytime after at 8pm on 3/17/21

7:00 pm Things We Don’t Say – A Live Discussion
Online with Facebook Live
Join us this Thursday at 7pm CST on Facebook Live to discuss the Things We Don’t Say – Craft Beer For Mental Health project. Creators of the project from Hope For the Day, Eagle Park Brewing, and Malteurop will explain how this project was developed, while participating breweries like Mikerphone Brewing, Liquid Love Brewing Co., Hidden Springs Ale Works, & Old Irving Brewing Co. will discuss why they joined over 100+ breweries to talk about mental health.
This is the perfect opportunity for brewery owners and staff to discover more about the project and how they can get involved.
Are you a craft beer enthusiast or mental health advocate? We’d love for you to join us too! Feel free to ask questions and get involved. Share this event with your favorite local brewery and help us spread the word! 
Watch for the link on the Facebook event page.

7:00 pm TV Show Theme Song BINGO
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
Are you the type of person that can’t remember what you had for lunch but can sing all the lyrics to the Full House theme song? This is the game for you!!!

  • DJ Rick plays the theme song, you check off the tv show on your bingo card, get a line and win a prize!
  • Special Bonus Round off all your favorite Saturday morning cartoons!
  • Tons of food & drink specials including ADULT CAPRI SUN POUCHES!

Call today to reserve your table 708-226-1827

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