Chicago Week in Beer, April 19-22

Chicago Week in Beer, April 19-22
Yes, I've done the Waldos beer for a few years. Details here.

What’s the next major beer-type holiday after St. Pat’s and Opening Day? Likely 4/20. And this year, you can get toasty legally. So I have more events on a Tuesday than normal.

Monday, April 19

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

Tuesday, April 20

11:00 am – 10:00 pm • Staff Appreciation Day
Sovereign, 24205 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 815‑556‑8577 Map
We’re giving all proceeds from food sales back to the staff on 4/20/21.
Special one day only 4/20 food menu, rare beer raffle with all proceeds going to staff, limited beer tappings.
It’s going to be a doozie!

Celebrate 4/20 with the Beer Cellar
The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 Map
04/20 man, all day, supplies limited. And a couple of surprises too:
Eris Brewery & Cider House Peach & Bong Cider Draft
Lagunitas Waldos Bottles $4.20
Stone Enjoy by 04.20 Bottles $4.20
Double Nickel Super Mega Dank 420 Chronic Kush Grand Daddy Supreme Cans $7
SweetWater 420 Cans $4.20
Stillwater/Tired Hands Smoking Buddies Cans $7
Munchies for sale & Stoner Movies All Day Long
Bring your Own Mini Hamburgers!

12:00 pm • Edible Gummy Release
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
Special Treat Alert!
An earthy and herbal Northeastern IPA. Infused with CBD and loaded with Mosaic, CTZ, Chinook and Rakau hops, this beer is sure to put you in a haze, finishing with notes of tropical citrus, and bitter melon

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.

4:20 – 9:00 pm • 4/20 at Half Acre Balmoral
Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room & Garden, 2050 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Map
Celebrate 420 with us and our pals from Budrista with a special event in the beer garden this Tuesday. Bring your appetite and enjoy some tacos by Flash Taco food truck. There will also be a live DJ, raffles, giveaways and cannabis merchandise to check out. This is a 21+ only event, no kiddos allowed.

4:00 pm • Things We Don’t Say & Ooh La La Pink Lemonade Releases
Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map
Things We Don’t Say: Craft Beer For Mental Health is a project created to help shift how we approach mental health by encouraging people to talk about their experiences and feelings, both good and bad, and to demonstrate the importance of asking for help when we need it.
The Solemn Oath version of Things We Don’t Say Hazy IPA drops at the brewery this Tuesday, 4/20 at 4pm and will see limited distro the following week.
A portion of the proceeds from SOB’s Things We Don’t Say will be donated to Hope For The Day’s flagship mental health education curriculum.

The first new City Water flavor, just in time for summer.
We figured, if we’re gonna drop a new flavor of hard seltzer that it better knock harder than an 808 bass. To ensure that, we are proud to be able to have created ‘Ooh La La Pink Lemonade Hard Seltzer with legendary hip hop hitters Killer Mike and El-P, known collectively as Run The Jewels. Ooh La La Pink Lemonade City Water drops at 4:20 pm on RTJ’s favorite date, 4/20 at the brewery and in stores across the Chicagoland area.
Click here to read more about the collaboration and click the link below to get on the list for info and updates regarding this one-of-a-kind collaboration.
Run the Bubbles

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Burn’n Bull Pop-up at Black Horizon!
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Super excited to have Burn’n Bull at BHBC with their mouth watering, southern-inspired comfort BBQ!

6:30 – 9:00 pm • Tuesday Trivia: Harry Porter!
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 Map
If you know it’s “LeviOsa” and not “LeviosAR,” then this trivia night is for you! Join One Allegiance Brewing and Binge Entertainment for a night of trivia dedicated to the Hogwarts World! While we don’t have Butterbeer and Felix Felicis, we have plenty of other drinks! We’ll keep the beer flowing as long as you promise to enjoy them in good company!

  • All events are socially distanced. Masks required to order beverages.
  • Seating is limited so early attendance encouraged.
  • Registration will start at 6:30pm and Trivia will start at 7pm.
  • Prizes include a gift card and beer to go!

Wednesday, April 21

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.
Tap lineup TBA
Join us for indoor or outdoor dining, make your reservation now.
*Limited availability. First come, first served.⁠ On-site consumption only.

4:00 pm • Chela Chido Mexican Lager sneak peek
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Come be one of the first ones to try our brand new beer we brewed in collaboration with Bar Chido. This is your chance to try the beer even before the restaurant opens!
Tom, Alison, and Sam (Bar Chido) brainstormed a beer that would make an excellent pairing for the delicious Mexican food that will be served at Bar Chido. The obvious choice was an easy drinking Mexican-style lager.
This beer is straw colored, light bodied, yet packs some complex flavors of floral, earthy, and corn. At only 4.6% abv, a second one is usually in order.
We will also be serving this beer in our special glassware designed by Phineas Jones!

6:30 – 9:30 pm • Cookie Decorating Class with Three75
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Come decorate with the owner of Three75 Cookies at Oswego Brewing Company in Downtown Oswego. Grab a friend, grab a beer, and get ready to have some fun while creating your own delicious cookies while she guides you along the way!
Class will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30pm. Tickets are $40 per person and space is limited so that we can maintain social distancing, so register early! You can register on their website.

Thursday, April 22

Only Child Releases
Only Child Brewing Co., 1350 Tri State Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 224‑656‑5241  Map
Double Lager Drop coming your way!
Birra, our less is more take on an Italian Style Pilsner is an absolute slamma jamma sessionable crusher. With incredibly small ratios of dry hopping added with yeast pitch, and again after fermentation, this beer is fruity, light, and goes down smooth. It’s a “one is not enough” kinda Lager ya know what I’m sayin’?
Double Vision DoppelBock is on an entirely different spectrum, however shares in the overall drinkability aspect. That’s why it’s aptly named double vision….Weighing in at 7.7% abv and entirely masking the presence of any alcohol whatsoever, it can be very easy to drink these a little too quickly and have them catch up to ya…

12:00 pm • IPAwesome Beer Release & Earth Day Celebration
Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL (847) 588-0652 Map
We will be releasing IPAwesome, a West Coast IPA brewed with orange peel, and the second beer created in collaboration with LanzaTech – a CarbonSmart company and our Skokie neighbor. Come by and celebrate Earth Day and grab some IPAwesome IPA.
LanzaTech will be onsite at Sketchbook in Skokie from 4 to 7pm to show off their Carbon recycling technology to make our planet greener.

2:00 pm • Burn ‘Em Barrel-Aged Bottle Release
Burn ‘Em Brewing, 718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City, IN 219-210-3784 Map
Maybe, Just One (for real this time)
$15/bottle. Limit 4 bottles per person.
First come, first serve.
This 11.5% Russian Imperial Stout is brewed with fudge brownie mix and then aged in Hotel Tango Distillery 6 year bourbon barrels for 6 months with marshmallow.

3:00 – 5:30 pm • Live Trivia at Black Horizon Brewing Co.
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Live trivia at Black Horizon Brewing Co., from Liquid Kourage Entertainment,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.

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Marz Tap Takeover
Lodi Tap House, 309 Main St., Maple Park, IL (815) 827-0827 Map
Marz Community Brewing Co. is taking over the taps at Lodi! The draft list is bonkers: Chug Life Lime, Marzgarita, Blossom, Marz IPL, Moog Juice, Hoppy in a Haze.
Stop out. Crush some beers, burgers and curds and leave with some Marz SWAG!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Parks and Rec Trivia Night at Miskatonic Brewing Company
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 Map
Pawnee, when you’re here, then you’re home….
Join us at Miskatonic Brewing Company for a night of Parks and Rec Trivia!
Heather with Baig of Tricks Entertainment will be quizzing you through four increasingly harder rounds of questions about every season of the show, while Miskatonic keeps you fueled up with their fantastic selection of craft brews!
Trivia is always free to play, but we’re not just playing for fun – the top teams each night take home some awesome prizes!
**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.

7:30 pm • General Trivia
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
No need for a theme, we want to know how much you know about everything! General Trivia is here April 22nd at 7:30 PM! Reservations are encouraged and we have prizes for the top 3 teams. Study up and see you soon!

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