Chicago Week in Beer, June 14-17

Chicago Week in Beer, June 14-17
Moor's Brewing, a new Black owned brewer, debuts in Chicago.

This week is enhanced by the debut of Moor’s Brewing, a new Black-owned brewery, during the week of Juneteenth. Moor’s is currently brewing out of 18th Street in Hammond, and will sampling out their Session Ale through the week.

Monday, June 14

5:30 pm • Pigman Speakeasy BBQ: The Resurgence
Pollyanna – Roselare, 245 E. Main St., Roselle, IL (847) 285-1909 Map
Sold Out. Presented by Chicago Culinary Kitchen
Pig Man has selected Pollyanna Brewing Co. (Roselare) to host a meal of unequaled extravagance. You will not be provided with a menu. Pig Man does not believe in them. This meal is a leap of faith for those willing & able to seek his talent & vision. For those with the conviction to proceed, richly rewarded will you ever be.
In order to partake you must follow these rules:

  1. Do not speak to Pig Man.
  3. Pay in advance.
  4. Arrive early.
  5. Present your password (either written or printed).
  6. Pig Man Giveth & You Taketh: NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
  7. Trust in Pig Man.

Pig Man will provide one meal for every two people. Every meal will be the same. Food will be distributed promptly between 5:30pm-6:00pm. The brewery will remain open for service until 8:00pm. This meal will be available for take-away as well as dine-in. Your purchase will include a mixed 4-pack or 4 draft pours for dine-in. The brewery will be open exclusively to attendees and no one else as Pig Man is highly selective. Shortly after purchase, you will be contacted by his steadfast assistant with a unique password and reservation confirmation. GUARD YOUR PASSWORD WITH YOUR LIFE.
All sales are final. Click “Tickets” on Eventbrite to purchase OR send an email to to save yourself the Eventbrite fee. Please note the Eventbrite price includes tax. This event is non-refundable. You must be 21+ to attend this event.

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, June 15

Light the Lamp Trivia
Light the Lamp Brewery, 2 S. Lake St., Grayslake, IL (847) 752-8489 Map
Join us Tuesday for Marvel Team Trivia! Spots fill up fast so it’s best to arrive early. Or make a reservation.

6:00 – 9:30 pm • The Nonessentials Return!
Skeleton Key Brewery, 8102 Lemont Rd., Unit 300, Woodridge, IL (630) 395-9033 Map
The Nonessentials ARE BACK! Come out to the NEW SKB taproom on Tuesday for a SPECIAL screening of the (uninterrupted like never before) Nonessentials Music Video Show, followed by live music by members of the band, AND a very important announcement about a FUTURE Nonessentials Project event! This event is 21 & older and a LIMITED CAPACITY, first-come, first-seated event, so get there early if you want a seat! Doors are at 6pm , event begins at 7pm. Burn n’ Bull will be on site for your culinary needs, and as always the SKB crew will be slinging the suds for your enjoyment. Musical performances may include various combinations of The Nonessentials: Cheryl Rodey, BIlly Denton, JD Kostyk, Dave Bovyn, and Echo and Ransom

7:00 – 9:00 pm • TWDS Beer Dinner
Gadabout Chicago, 5212 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 944-0429 Map
Join Gadabout and Maplewood as we celebrate mental health awareness with the Things We Don’t Say IPA and Hope For the Day! Plan for a four course (3 savory and one dessert) meal paired with some of Maplewood’s finest! Tickets are $70 and are available to purchase now!
Beer/Spirits List:
Things We Don’t Say IPA: This is just beer and it’s not that serious. Mental health on the other hand is serious. This massive, multi-brewery collaboration with Hope For the Day is being brewed all over the country to break the silence about mental health in the craft beer industry.
Spruce Gin: A plentiful amount of Colorado spruce tips, rooibos tea, citrus, lavender, and traditional gin botanicals are utilized to evoke deep forest pine notes that blend with bright citrus and meadow-like floral depth.
Rye to Perdition: Malted Rye with a blend of Cherry and Apple wood smoked barley, and oak smoked wheat form the grain bill.
Son of Shakey IPA: Brewed with wheat, oats, and lactose for that thick and creamy body you’ve come to expect from the Shakey surname. Dry-hopped with Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo and El Dorado hops and hit hard with Vanilla post fermentation.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Moor’s Brewing Launch Party
Frances Cocktail Lounge, 307 E. 75th St., Chicago (773) 758-7528 Map
Frances welcomes a new Black Owned Brewery in Chicago. Moor’s Brewing Co., currently contract brewing at 18th Street, will be sampling their beer during the week of Juneteenth and several locations.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Spring Trivia League
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
Grab your smartest friends and join our Spring Trivia League hosted by Finer Points Trivia and sponsored by Noon Whistle Brewing!
The league runs 8 weeks with weekly prizes and a grand prize package with Noon Whistle swag and a gift card towards a brewery visit for your team!
*Teams are limited to 4 people
*Call to reserve a spot for your team 708-226-1827 during business hours.

7:00 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.

9:15 pm • Brookfield Sidelot Summer Cinema
Imperial Oak Brookfield, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
This summer in Brookfield we’re bringing you our monthly “Sidelot Summer Cinema” series. Starting Tuesday, bring your blankets or chairs to our grassy lawn just north of the Brookfield pub. We’ll have one of our favorite movies projected on the big screen along with free popcorn and an outdoor beer station. Showtimes will be at sundown each month, at approx 9:15p. Our series will play every second Tuesday of the month through September 14th. Admission is always free! This event will happen rain or shine. If weather threatens the event, we will show the movie indoors on the small screen.

Wednesday, June 16

12:00 pm – 12:00 am • Moor’s Brewing Launch Party
Norm’s Bistro, 1001 E. 43rd St., Chicago (773) 966-5821 Map
Frances welcomes a new Black Owned Brewery in Chicago. Moor’s Brewing Co. will be sampling their beer at Norm’s. RSVP here.

7:00 pm • Trivia Wednesdays at Black Lung
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 IL-83, Round Lake Beach, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
Fantastic fun through trivia and yummy craft beer drinking!!! With Dancing In The Rain DJ!!
Food always available from Ron’s Italian Ovens! Just go to their website, enter as a “pick up”, then under food instructions type “black lung”, and they deliver for free.

Thursday, June 17

Chicken Thursday at Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles
Pollyanna – St. Charles, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, IL (630) 549-7372 Map
The Country Grill Chicagoland Chicken Truck brings finest rotisserie specialties to the Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles! Swing by for dinner and some fine beers!
Serving 3-7 pm and 10 pm to 2 am.

Tropical Disturbance Weekend
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Thursday through Sunday!
Hawaiian drinks, Hawaiian shirts, Hawaiian party all weekend long!

Werk Force 7th Anniversary Throw Down
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL 815-531-5557 Map
Come throw down with us in celebration of SEVEN YEARS!! From a pipe dream to more than we could ever even imagine – we’re so proud of what Werk Force has become and the community space it has created. There’s a lot to be thankful for including THE BEST CREW, THE BEST GUESTS, REALLY F-ING AMAZING BEER, and well….ALL THE THINGS!!!
Let’s all cheers to many more years to come!!
June 17 – 20th
Schedule of events coming soon!!

12:00 – 3:00 pm • Thursday Eats
Sew Hop’d Brewery & Taproom, One Union Special Plaza, Ste. 113, Huntley, IL (815) 701-8819 Map
Taste of Jamaica & Southern Cooking

4:00 – 9:30 pm • Thursday Night Tacos!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
You’ve been asking when Tacos are coming back to Side Lot.
Taco Thursdays now run every week.
Make your reservations!

6:00 – 8:30 pm • Chicago Brew Cruise
Chicago Firebot Tours  Map
Chicago Fireboat Tours and Phase Three Brewing Co. are partnering up to offer one of the most unique experiences in Chicago, every Thursday evening all summer-long!!
Phase Three Brewing Company will be bringing just days-old fresh, new releases directly from their Chicagoland brewery every week to serve aboard Chicago Fireboat Tours’ 1933 retired Chicago Fireboat, the Fred A. Busse.
Boarding begins at 6:00p.m and the boat departs at 6:30pm for a 2-hour sunset cruise. The Brew Cruise will start on the lake, float through the locks and right into the heart of downtown Chicago via the Chicago River, enjoying world-class views, an amazing sunset, and great music; all paired with fresh, innovative craft beers and hard seltzers.
Tickets are $45 per person at, and include your 1st Phase Three brew once onboard. 

6:00 – 10:00 pm • Moor’s Brewing Launch Party
Bounce Sporting Club, 324 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago  Map
Bounce’s Rooftop Bar hosts the first event of a new Black Owned Brewery in Chicago. Moor’s Brewing Co. will be sampling their Session Ale from 6-8 pm.

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