The Week in Chicago Craft Beer, April 5-8

The Week in Chicago Craft Beer, April 5-8
An Easter craft idea: dyeing beer bottles like Easter eggs. Flickr photo by Shawn Allen.

The big news this week is that Revolution is finally opening its Milwaukee Ave. brewpub on April 7. Still at reduced capacity. And over the weekend, a few places have had to shut down temporarily when one of their staff tested positive for COVID exposure. I try to keep up with those on my Facebook page.

While cases are trending upwards again, so are vaccinations. I finally found out that I got the shot and not the placebo in a clinical reial of the Johnson & Johnson shot.

And if you need another sign that things are hoping to return to normal, check out all of the trivia nights starting this week.

Monday, April 5

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 – 8:30 pm • Yahtzee Game Night
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
We’re playing YAHTZEE (in a socially distanced way, of course!). Come with a group of your besties, or just by yourself. We will play 4 rounds of Yahtzee, and the group with the best average score wins! You can play with 2 or more in your group. If you don’t have a group, we’ll set you up! Feel free to bring your own Yahtzee set if you’d prefer, but we’ll have plenty of sets to play with as well.

8:00 pm • Loteria Monday
Simone’s Bar, 960 W. 18th St., Chicago 312-666-8601 Map
Join us the first Monday of every month for an evening of drinks, (socially distanced) Lotería and charitable causes! How to play: Each Lotería card is received through a $5 donation (100% of the donations raised go directly to various non-for-profit organizations around the city of Chicago). Every Lotería winner receives a prize that is provided by a local brewery/distillery. This month: The beneficary is My Block, My Hood, My City. Learn more about what their organization does by visiting their website. April’s prizes are provided by New Belgium Brewing Co.!

Tuesday, April 6

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Margarita & Taco Flight Tuesdays
Tapville Social – Naperville, 216 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL (630) 536-8739 Map
Join us each Tuesday for Margarita & Taco Flight Tuesdays. The weather is warming up and what could be better than a flight of tacos and Margaritas on our patio? Reservations: tapvillesocial.com/naperville

6:30 – 9:00 pm • Tuesday Trivia: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL  Map
Flip, flip & FLIPADELPHIA! Join One Allegiance Brewing and Binge Entertainment for a night of trivia dedicated to the TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! We’ll keep the drinks 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 7

12:00 – 10:00 pm • Revolution Brewpub Reopens
Revolution Brewing Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 227-BREW Map
The Revolution Brewpub is ready to welcome you back to Logan Square for fresh beer and scratch-made food starting Wednesday, April 7. Hours of Operation Monday-Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday-Thursday: 12-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 12-11 p.m. Sunday: 12-10 p.m. Our capacity at opening will be 50 people, and the maximum party size will be six people. We won’t be taking reservations, but you can check the waitlist and put yourself on it through our Yelp page. We’ve got a new online ordering system for takeout that will go live closer to the reopening date, and Rev Rewards members can earn points, apply earned credits, or use gift cards.

5:00 – 9:00 pm • Tone Capone’s Taco Truck!
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
This is some amazing food! Burritos, empanadas, tacos and nachos along with vegetarian & vegan options!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Weekly Trivia Night
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Join Chicago Trivia Guys for the first night of weekly trivia!! Subjects include current events, geography, history, movies, music, pop culture, science, sports, & more. Play solo or bring a team and enjoy a brew or two. Top teams win prizes. Please observe social distancing policies so everyone can enjoy a fun night of trivia. Thanks in advance.

7:00 pm • Ozark Trivia
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708‑226‑1827 Map
The Byrde family moves to Ozark, MO from which midwestern city? What is the name of the first business that Marty acquires to launder money? Who does Ruth Langmore accidentally kill with the high voltage rig at the boat dock? How many symbols are shown in the “O” of Ozark at the beginning of each episode? If you can answer these questions, or can binge-watch 3 seasons before April 7th, grab you team of up to 4 people and come play some trivia hosted by Finer Points Trivia! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. We can accommodate teams up to 4 people. Call today to reserve your spot 708-226-1827. Wednesday Specials: 50% off ALL Bottles of Wine • $6 Glasses of House Wine Large Pours $7 Flatbreads • $2 off ALL 2oz Whiskey Pours

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Night!
Sketchbook Brewing Co., 821 Chicago Ave. # E2, Evanston, IL (847) 859-9051 Map
NEW! Trivia courtesy of Pub Trivia USA. Prizes for the winning teams: $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd. BYOFood, or order from our snack and food menu (including pizza).

Thursday, April 8

5:00 pm • Mamma Mia Wood Fired Pizza
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
Mamma Mia Pizza comes to downtown Waukegan at last. Hand Tossed Wood Fired Tuscan style thin crust pizza made to order with great fresh ingredients.

6:30 – 9:30 pm • Noon Whistle Beer Dinner
SixtyFour – Reserve Room, 23 Water St., Suite 105, Naperville, IL (331) 472-4767 Map
We are teaming up with Noon Whistle for an amazing beer dinner! Enjoy 5 Noon Whistle brews paired with 5 amazing family style courses (seated only with guests in your reservation). Menu available in the discussions tab! $64 per person. Email info@sixtyfourreserveroom.com to book your table today!

7:30 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Night at Miskatonic Brewing Company
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 Map
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Join Heather with Baig of Tricks Entertainment at Miskatonic Brewing Company for two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and everyone’s favorite – the music round! While we’re testing your wit, Miskatonic will keep 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.

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