Chicago Week in Beer, April 12-15

Chicago Week in Beer, April 12-15
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The Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild just posted a stutus update about the great taste of the Midwest, the gargantuan beer tasting festival that had been held each August in Wisconsin’s capital city.

Current guidelines established by Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) have loosened the restrictions for large outdoor gathering. Large gatherings are now currently allowed in Madison and Dane County, so we are much more optimistic about hosting the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 14, 2021 at Olin-Turville Park.

Rather than have their usual in-person ticket sales at beer spots throughout Madison, all ticket sales will be by mail, on June 7. Watch the GToMW website for updates.

Monday, April 12

3:00 – 5:00 pm • Trivia Night at Noon Whistle Lombard
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it?
Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and music rounds!
While we’re testing your wit, Cellar Door will be keeping you fueled up an incredible food menu and delicious drinks all night, PLUS the top teams will win bragging rights and prizes, so bring your friends, family, and even your enemies (if they’re good at trivia) to increase your chances of winning.
Be sure to get there early and snag your team a spot and fuel up with some drinks, see you soon!
Please follow ALL Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions put in place by the venue, and here are a few extra tips:

  1. Please bring your own pen/pencil. Our host will have pencils just in case, but it would be best to use your own for everyone’s safety & comfort.
  2. The questions will be read by your host over our PA system, but may not be displayed on a screen if one is not easily available.
  3. Any and all rules/restrictions are subject to change.

3:00 – 7:00 pm • Country Grill Chicken Truck
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
We are a food truck company offering rotisserie chicken and ribs fresh from the spit, homemade salads and pretzels.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Euchre Game Night
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
Euchre Game Night is back! If you’ve played before, welcome back! If you’ve never played, come a little early and we’ll teach you how to play. We have a lot of fun playing – and you can win some great prizes!

Tuesday, April 13

2:00 pm • Side Lot Bingo!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
We’re playing Bingo again!
Get ready to shake your balls every Tuesday night at Side Lot Brewery. Limited seating is available both inside and outside. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended.

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Marz Taproom Reopens
Marz Community Brewing, 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago (773) 837-0145 Map
We are delighted to announce the re-opening of our taproom for indoor service starting Tuesday.
We will be following the usual safety standards you have experienced all year long with us and want to make sure everyone feels comfortable.
We can’t believe it’s been over a year since we’ve served you in the taproom. So welcome back!
We will be open Tuesday- Sunday:
Tues-Thurs – 4pm-10pm, bar service only, indoor and outdoor seating, all seating first come first serve.
Fri 4-11pm, Sat 2-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm – Mom’s food available, outdoor seating first come first serve, indoor seating mostly by reservation. Reservation is highly recommended as walk-in indoor seating will be very limited.

Wednesday, April 14

11:00 am – 8:00 pm • BCS Wednesdays at Goose Island Clybourn
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 Map
Join us for another round of special BCS tapings Wednesdays this spring. In honor of the transitions of seasons, we’ll be throwing on some older or rarer BCS and also some new fresh BCS from the 2020 lineup. Plus you get to take home a mini snifter glass while supplies last.
4/14 – 2013 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
4/21 – TBA
4/28 – TBA
5/5 – TBA
5/12 – TBA
5/19 – TBA
Join us for indoor or outdoor dining, make your reservation now.
*Limited availability. First come, first served.⁠ On-site consumption only.

3:00 pm • Black Horizon Can Release
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Limited Can Release: Blueberry Cake Crusher – Pastry golden ale with vanilla, graham cracker, blueberry, cheesecake flavor and lactose
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 10
Our latest cheesecake-style pastry beer is back featuring the same beautiful blueberries we use in Dune Shaper. Waves of New York style cheesecake, sticky Graham cracker and a swirl of blueberry fruit and vanilla make this a delicious dessert beer without being too hyper sweet. Tons of flavors in this one but a fantastic balance between them.
Drafts, howler/growler fills. 4pk 16oz cans.

12:00 pm • St. Brigid Barleywine Release
Sketchbook Brewing Co., 821 Chicago Ave. #E2, Evanston, IL (847) 859-9051 Map
Our long-awaited Barleywine is here! Like the patron saint of brewing, we turn great water into great beer with creativity, hard work, and a touch of kindness. This rich brew brings notes of toasted bread and dark fruits, and finishes with a substantial body cut by copious amounts of citrus hops to celebrate, well, everything! 9.6% ABV. On tap only for now, will be in cans next week!

4:00 pm • Maibock Release Day!
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Ring in the better weather with a mug or two of our Maibock! This beer has been lagering in sub zero temperatures for several months to ensure ultimate drinkability.
Our Maibock begins with a floral and bright nose, which is followed by a sweet malty and bready flavor that finishes smooth and dry. This beer was step mashed and comes in at 6.3%abv.
This beer will be available in crowlers, growlers, and limited 4-packs. We are also distributing this beer in 4-packs to our retail partners across Chicagoland.

4:00 pm • Smash Burgers, Bikes & Brews
Holzlager Brewing Co., 150 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL (815) 308-5901,  Map
Biker Dude Smash Burger will be making his Holzlager debut at 4:00!
Wednesday Night Bike Fest!
Bring your iron horse, Chopper, Bagger, and Classic Car for a fantastic night!
Beer Garden is open. Plenty of Parking
$25 Gift Card Raffle Every Hour 4pm – 8pm

Thursday, April 15

Phase Three Anniversary Tap Takeover
Iron&Glass Romeoville, 632 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL (815) 782-5559 Map
Phase Three Brewing Company is celebrating their year anniversary this week and we are so excited to be hosting an Anniversary Tap Takeover.
We have loved Phase Three from day one and couldn’t be happier for their well deserved success!
Check out the taplist and be sure to come out on Thursday (there will also be a special P3 guest stopping by )
Cheers to many more, P.
On Tap:
DDH Triple • Far From The Tree • Curvature Batch 8 (Tugboat Coffee, Vanilla, Coconut) • Nectar (Mango, Passion Fruit, Key Lime) • P3 Vienna Lager • Double Orange Chantilly

12:00 pm • Gummypocalypse Release
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL (331) 431-4882 Map
Northeast India Pale Ale with Citra, Simcoe and El Dorado hops. Hazy, juicy, dangerously delicious
Available on tap and to go at both locations.

1:30 pm • Run to Pub 5 Week Craft Beer Series… and a Sip of Wine!
Soundgrowler Brewing Co., 8201 183rd St., Ste P, Tinley Park, IL (708) 263-0083 Map
Run to Pub Craft Beer Series
Five Thursdays starting 4/15!
We will be running at each of our bars in our Marathon Relay!
Soundgrowler, 350 Brewing Co., Sip, The Whistle, and Hailstorm!
(The last week of the series will also be packet pick-up for the marathon relay).
Run distance: 2-4 miles
Everyone receives R2P swag, 1 free craft beer (And a glass of wine at Sip!) after each run and prizes!
Cost is $45 until April 1st! Sign up here.
Sponsored by Rush Physical Therapy

4:00 pm • Filthy Lukr Live with Goldfinger (Anarchy in the H.W.)
Beermiscuous Highwood, 552 Sheridan Rd., Ste 2, Highwood, IL (847) 780-3486 Map
Starting Thursday, we’ll be featuring our new friends from Downers Grove, Goldfinger Brewing Co., on draft!
Now, normally, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal. We feature new and local breweries all the time- but this time is extra special! We will be featuring Goldfinger’s Pilsner on draft, in the Goldfinger way. Beermiscuous Highwood will be the first venue outside of GoldfingerBrewing to offer slow pour Pilsner through a Lukr faucet!
If you’ve been around in the last two weeks or so, you’ve certainly heard us gushing over our new Lukr taps and how many different types of pours we can do on them. Heck, maybe you’ve even tried a slow pour already yourself. Now get prepared to try a beer crafted specifically with this serving style in mind!
We will be featuring .3L slow pours in Goldfinger glassware, also the first time we’ve poured in branded glassware. Slow pours will be starting Thursday and continuing all throughout the weekend! Keep your eyes peeled for some swag and Goldfinger extras while you’re at it!

2:00 pm • Fresh Release: Staycation, Tropical Wheat Ale
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Map
We are releasing a brand new beer:
Staycation, Tropical Wheat Ale, 6.3%

5:00 pm • Anniversary Virtual Happy Hour
Online with Phase Three Brewing Co.
After a busy, busy two years here at Phase Three Brewing Company, we want to make sure we take the time this week to thank everyone who has and continues to support us. None of this would be possible without YOU!
So, grab one of your favorite Phase Three brews and join us this Thursday night at 5pm for a Facebook Live Virtual Happy Hour with our team.
We’ll start off by giving a proper tour of our growing 14,000 sq ft brewing facility, share some of our favorite moments over the last two years, and then finish up with some Q&A.

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 a fun 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.

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Beers With Queers
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Welcome to Beers With Queers. We heard you and we know there needs to be more safe places for LGBTQ+ folxs to feel welcome and accepted. We have partnered with Dry City Brew Works to bring you an open and welcome space every Other Thursday. Every other Thursday join Us here at OUTspoken Leaders, Dry City, and other LGBTQ+ folx as we hang out and connect with the community together. Please note this is a 21+ event every other Thursday however if you are and LGBTQ+ youth or young adult looking for support in your life please know we offer a weekly support and discussion group called OUTspoken Online and we also offer a sober space specifically for the LGBTQ+ on Saturday mornings called Coffee Chat! Please note this event, and coffee chat is being hosted in public so social distancing and face masks will be strictly enforced. We want to offer a safe and welcoming space for all, that means a safe space where people can feel free to be themselves as well as feel safe to not get COVID.
OUTspoken Leaders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving, empowering, and amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. We offer social and service programs that promote self-acceptance, intentional compassion, and unconditional leadership!

6:00 – 7:00 pm • Molly’s Cupcakes Beer-Cider Pairing (Spring Edition)
Tapville Social – Rosemont, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL (847) 227-0063 Map
Tapville Social is pairing craft beer & cider with Molly’s Cupcakes. Join us for a event to sample five delicious Molly’s Cupcakes and five beer and cider selections. Bring some friends and shop at the mall and visit Tapville Social in the Food Court for this delicious event. Tickets are $30 here.

6:00 – 8:00 pm • SINGO – 70’s Theme
Rt 66 Old School Brewing, 110 Bridge St., Wilmington, IL (815) 476-2220 Map
It’s Music – It’s Bingo – It’s Singo!!!!
Singo is a fun and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for boring numbers, you listen for your favorite 70’s songs with Dennis Vice.

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