Chicago's Week in Beer, August 9-12

Chicago's Week in Beer, August 9-12
"Miss Rheingold" promotional cans, 1957.

We have just gotten to a full reopening for bars and restaurants, and now we are back to a mask mandate. Already, last week, Delilah’s had to close down briefly when one of their vaccinated staff tested positive for COVID-19 exposure. Wherever you go, have your mask and even a vaccination card (or photo of one) handy.

Monday, August 9

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Beer on the Wall Bottle Share
Beer on the Wall, 106 Main St., Park Ridge, IL 312-720-3732  Map
The BotW Bottle Share has returned! Bring a commercially packaged (sorry, no homebrews) limited/seasonal/out-of-market beer with you, and be ready to share it with others in exchange for samples of their limited/seasonal/out-of-market beer. For example:
Good ideas: Heady Topper, Dark Lord, Side Project anything, Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus (Izzy).
Bad idea: That beer you bought off our shelves 5 minutes before the event started.
Even worse idea: That beer you bought off the shelves at that big box liquor store a couple weeks ago (at least buy it local, jeez)!
Some other logistic notes:
1. Bottle shares will be held every second Monday from 6-9pm. They will be outdoors when possible and will be held at Off the Wall in the event of inclement weather.
2. If you’re planning to attend, please post what you’re bringing on the event page so we can limit duplicates and potentially build verticals/themes.
3. In the interest of time, we will only enter 1-2 beers per person in the official share. Folks are welcome to bring more but excess beers will only be opened after the formal part of the share is complete.
4. Attendees do not need a ticket to attend, though we may introduce limits later in the interest of space.
5. In the interest of organization and alcoholic liability, BotW staff will collect bottles at the start of the event and open/pour bottles in an orderly fashion. If you are overserved, BotW staff reserves the right to cut you off at any time–NO EXCEPTIONS.
6. When at all possible, please bring two beers of smaller format bottles so folks aren’t getting 0.65 oz of beer.
7. No scoffing or disrespect to other beer drinkers. Scoffers will be sent home with a 6pk of expired Hamms.

7:00 – 8:00 pm • Backyard Yoga with Stefanie
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Join us and Yoga Instructor Stefanie Tanacea for an hour of Side Lot Backyard Yoga followed by a refreshing Side Lot Draft Beer.
Class is $25 through Tock, and includes Two Drinks
The Brewery will remain open to participants 1 hour after class.
These classes are outside. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled.
[Classes Are Non-Refundable]

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, August 10

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. 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. Tonight: Spaceballs!

Wednesday, August 11

No events for today.
But please check back, we update continuously.

Thursday, August 12

12:00 pm • Jam Stand Apricot Mango Pineapple
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL (331) 431-4882 Map
This Jam Stand will make you feel like you are on a vacation! Close your eyes while you sip on this overly fruited sour and enjoy the tropical flavors of Apricot, Mango and Pineapple.
This brew will be on tap and to go at both locations.

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 kick off on June 3rd and will continue every Thursday night.
Make your reservations!

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Vinyl Night at Black Lung
Black Lung Brewing Co., 3232 Monroe, Waukegan, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
We have vinyl night every Thursday evening! Bring a record and we will even give you $1 off while your vinyl spins! Rain or shine! Shutdown if we have a band!

4:00 – 7:00 pm • Riverwalk Yappy Hour At The Northman
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago  Map
Bring your pups down to the Northman Beer and Cider Garden every 2nd and 4th Thursday, to our outdoor dog-friendly space on the Riverwalk from 4-7PM.
Rotating drink specials, giveaways, sponsors and promotions. It’s our fifth Yappy Hour with Real Dog Moms of Chicago! Co-hosted by Stem Ciders.
PS The Northman is Dog-friendly all of the time.

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 pm • Trivia at Great Central
Great Central Brewing Co., 221 N. Wood St., Chicago (855) 464-4222 Map
Love to test your knowledge while sharing some laughs with friends, and 24 beers on tap?!
Maybe you just want to try something different than your typical Thursday night?
Our Trivia night is for you!
Thursdays @6pm

6:30 – 10:00 pm • “Train with Brain” Running Club
Blue Island Beer Co., 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085 Map
Our good friend Brian Fee is training for the Chicago Marathon, and you can join him every Thursday til October! He’s raising money for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and you can donate at this link.
Each week you can plan on running at the most 4 miles and your first beer is on Blue Island Beer Co.!

6:30 – 8:30 pm • Chicago Brew Cruise
Chicago Fireboat 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. 

7:30 pm • Ted Lasso Trivia
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
Our Next Themed Trivia night is going to be TED LASSO! With season 2 dropping soon we know you’ll be all caught up and ready for some trivia! Call (630) 834-BREW (2739) to make a reservation.

7:30 pm • Side Lot Trivia
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Are you the smartest one in the Taproom? The only way to find out is to join Side Lot Brewery on Thursday nights at 7:30pm for Taproom Trivia.
7 Rounds with varying categories. Free to Play, Prizes to Win!

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Tags: Brew Cruise, Yappy Hour

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