Chicago Week in Beer, September 13-16

Chicago Week in Beer, September 13-16
Cone top quart can from Best Brewing of Chicago.

A quick kudo to the folks at Werk Force Brewing. On Friday, September 10, the village of Plainfield issued a Mandatory Boil Order after e coli was found in the water supply (WJOL). Werk Force responded by boiling a tank full of brewing water, letting it cool, and making it available Saturday at noon. The clean water was free to anyone bringing a container.

Monday, September 13

4:00 – 6:00 pm • Bingo in the Begyle Beer Garden
Begyle Brewing, 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago 773-661-6963 Map
Sunday Funday is back! Join us for our first Begyle bingo in 18 months!
We will be hosting bingo in the beer garden on September 12th, starting at 4pm. Reservations are not required but space will be limited.
Bring your friends and compete to win fantastic prizes (gift cards!). First time playing bingo at Begyle? No worries. The rules are easy and we supply the bingo sheets and dabbers. There is no cost to play.

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, September 14

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.

9:05 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: Beerfest!

Wednesday, September 15

3:00 – 9:00 pm • Wing Wednesday!
Wildrose Brewing Co.,1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN (219) 595-5054 Map
Wing Wednesday! Smoked then flash fried jumbo chicken wings tossed in our house spicy garlic, Jamaican Jerk or savory / sweet dry rub. Get ’em before they are gone!

6:00 – 9:30 pm • Rocktoberfest
Rock Bottom Bolingbrook, 639 E Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-6036 Map
Join us on Wednesday while we tap our newest freshly brewed beer, Rocktoberfest!
Come meet our in-house brewer and win some fun prizes!
Sip on our new seasonal beer, the Rocktoberfest.
A traditional smooth and malty German lager, made using Rock Bottom’s house brewer’s unique recipe.
Two-time award winning beer!
We’ll donate 25 cents to a local charity partner for each pint of Rocktoberfest sold through Oct. 5!
Receive complimentary Rock Bottom sticker or coaster while supplies last!

6:00 – 10:00 pm • Quarter Rez (Half Rez)
Alarmist Brewing & Taproom, 4055 W. Peterson Ave. (Rear Building), Chicago (773) 681-0877 Map
It has been a long year and a half, and while we will miss having a full Half Rez this year, we still wanted to be able to see each other in person, and do a little bit of what we love. So we are having… a Quarter Rez! There will be a few giveaways, a little pinball, and of course… some hidden cubes! But mostly, there will be people, live and in person, vaxxed, drinking beer and nerding out.
Vaccination required. Drinking beer not required, but encouraged. See you there!
Tickets $5 through Eventbrite.

6:30 – 8:30 pm • Barley’s Angels Chicago at Half Acre Balmoral
Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room & Garden, 2050 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Map
We’re so excited for an all-outdoor event at Half Acre Balmoral. For $38 (this site, sold out) we’ll have two full pints of Half Acre beer, enjoy appetizers and education. Barley’s Angels will have a semi-private space in the Beer Garden and the event is limited to 25 attendees – only a few spots remain!
Masks are required when interacting with staff and while standing/walking/entering/exiting inside the brewery. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking (note: we will be in a designated outdoor area).
Due to the current level of community transmission, we ask that only fully vaccinated persons attend our events.
Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.
All attendees must be age 21+

Thursday, September 16

12:00 pm • Right Near the Peach, Boyeeeeeee!
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL  Map
Loaded with juicy ripe peach on the nose and tons of luscious peachy flavor throughout, this beer is rounded out by a gentle bitterness from Azacca and Amarillo hops. It’s a bit like day drinkin’ at a farmers market.
Right Near the Peach, Boyeeeeee! will be out for distribution. This brew will also be on tap and to go at both locations. Preorders can be placed Wednesday evening and can be picked up on Thursday.

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!

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.
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 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!

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Xtreme Music Bingo
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
An exciting combination of music trivia and the classic game of BINGO!
No boring numbers here, just one hit song after another as players listen, sing along and “Play BINGO to the Music”
It’s free to play and prizes will be given out to the winners!

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Lakefront Trivia & Tacos!
Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Craft Biergarten, 701 North Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor, IL  Map
Lakefront Trivia Night at The Biergarten!! Tacos served from 5pm til Sellout!

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 pm • Fall Drop
DeJa Brew Bar & Grill, 5219 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 708-423-0484 Map
Join us for a release of all our fall cocktails and Southern Tier Pumking Tapping.
Live music by Chris James from 6:30-9:30!

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 – 9:00 pm • Team Trivia
Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden, 12 N. River St., Batavia, IL (630) 406-9200 Map
Join us for Team Trivia every Thursday! Go 4 It Entertainment features 12 rounds of general trivia with musical hints and toss up questions to win your team free ‘tasty prizes’.
1st place – $30 gift certificate, 2nd place – $20 gift certificate, 3rd place – $10 gift certificate
Hosted by Chevy Mallhi

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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