Week in Chicago Craft Beer, September 28-31

Week in Chicago Craft Beer, September 28-31
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My little app that nicely formats my calendar entries has broken again, so I am pasting text directly from my Google Calendar, with minor formatting.

I guess I didn’t have a “Like” on the page for Stunt Brewing. This new brewer was first noticed seeking permits to open at 1825 Waukegan Rd. This place was previously Boba Club, a spot for Asien focused teas and freezes. They had their soft opening over the past weekend, offer some hazy New England style IPAs. A firm date for business has not yet been announced.

Mon Sep 27

6pm – 9pm • Beer Fest on the Beach
Shore Club, 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
Taste a variety of different beers while hanging out at Shore Club on North, Avenue Beach! Tickets include 3 hours of beer tastings, giveaways & MORE! We will have a variety of different beer available for sampling! Tickets $50 through Eventbrite. Come enjoy this beachfront getaway while sipping on some cold brews! Want to have your beer featured at Oktoberfest on the Beach? E-mail us at Info@ChiLifeEvents.com now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events!

Tue, Sep 28

No events for now, but please check again later.

Wed Sep 29

2pm – 4pm • Bring Your Dog to Work Wednesday
Wolfden Brewing Co., 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Is your bestie constantly distracting you from working at home? Needing scritches, and snacks all day?! We feel you, and we have a solution- bring your pup to Wolfden for our off leash play time from 2-4pm. Get your work done in the beer garden with our WiFi and outlets and reward yourself with a nice cold beer.

3pm – 9pm • Wing Wednesday!
Wildrose Brewing Co., 1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN (219) 595-5054
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!!!

3:30pm • Hey, Careful Man, There’s A Beverage Here! Release & Movie, Night!
Orange & Brew, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880
The Dooz will abide as he hosts an after hours “Orange & Brew & View” event in, the shop. We’ll be releasing Pipeworks’ delicious Hey, Careful Man, There’s a Beverage Here! and Will County Brewing Co.’s Don’t F with the Jezus both on draft and in cans Pipeworks’ imperial white milk stout is brewed with vanilla beans, and abideable amount of cacao Nibs and cold-pressed coffee. For those who’ve followed the Pipeworks journey since launching, this is, one of the beers that put them on the map! Will County’s cream ale is White Russian-inspired with Ethiopian coffee beans and packs a fresh roasted coffee nose and smooth creamy finish. Dress up as your favorite dude, bring some snacks, enjoy a pour, and catch a movie with friends in our Orange & Brew “theater”!

6pm • Iron Man Trivia
Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster Ave., Chicago 773-654-3104
Iron Man Trivia! Hosted By Dj Boogieknight Covering All Three Iron Man Movies!, Come In Costume and Receive A Prize! Doors open at 6 pm.
-RSVP for FREE at events@empiricalbrewery.com
-teams of up to 6 allowed but you can register multiple teams! Seating is limited!

7pm – 9pm • Pints and Paints
Sew Hop’d Brewery & Tap Room, One Union Special Plaza Suite 113, Huntley, IL
Come Paint One of these Favorites for your Fall Home Decor Reserve Your canvas, or wood with Paint Party by Abby @ paintpartybyabby@gmail.com Your ticket price includes a beverage.

8:15pm • Stockholm’s Autumn ​Beer Pairing Dinner
Stockholm’s Restaurant & Brewery, ​306 W. State St., Geneva, IL 630-208-7070
Autumn ​Beer Pairing Dinner benefiting Living Well Cancer Resource Center
Dine-in $75/person​
Carry Out Option (beer not included) $52.50/person (tax + tip included)
Call Today to Reserve Your Spot or Carryout Meal 630-208-7070 – Deposit Required
First Course: Sweet Potato Chipotle Bisque
Topped with a pumpkin seed crumble
Paired with Marzen Oktoberfest
Second Course: Pan-Seared Albacore Tuna
Sashimi grade Albacore coated with sesame seeds, fresh ginger, and garlic; pan seared and accompanied by an avocado chutney and citrus ponzu dipping sauce
Paired with G.P.A. (Geneva Pale Ale)
Third Course: Twin Filet Medallions Oscar
Twin Filet Mignon medallions encrusted with crab cakes and topped with homemade tarragon Bearnaise, laid over fresh grilled asparagus and accompanied by baby red potatoes
Paired with Viking Red Ale
Fourth Course: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cake
Layers of rich brownie and Reese’s peanut butter cups topped with a chocolate mousse ganache
Paired with Doc’s Porter
10% of the night’s proceeds will be donated to Living Well Cancer Resource Center​

Thu Sep 30

Oktoberfest at Pints Elmhurst
Pints Elmhurst, 112 S. York St., Elmhurst, IL 630-833-4303
September 30 – October 9. Get ready for the ultimate beer festival: Oktoberfest at Pints! Chicago craft beer, German inspired food, and Oktoberfest special events.

4pm – 9:30pm • Thursday Night Tacos!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584
You’ve been asking when Tacos are coming back to Side Lot Brewery Taco Thursdays kick off on June 3rd and will continue every Thursday night. Make your reservations!

5pm – 7pm • Revolution Brewing Oktoberfest — Keep the Stein 2021
First Draft, 649 S. Clark St., Chicago 312-461-1062
Join the Revolution Brewing crew at First Draft for Keep the Stein nights featuring, our traditional Märzen. Each event will have its own spin on the Oktoberfest celebration. Check out where the Rev Brew crew will be over the next month and join us for one or more Keep the Stein events!

5pm – 8pm • Sip ‘n Shop, Kennay Farms Distilling, 416 Lincoln Hwy., Rochelle, IL (815) 901-1512
Join Kennay Farms and local vendors for our annual Fall Sip ‘n Shop!
Rickhouse, 417 6th Street
Interested in a vendor spot? Send your name and description of your business/wares to Jen at info@kennayfarmsdistilling.com.
Confirmed vendors posted below- You’ll see familiar favorites and some brand new ones!-The Rose Barn – Moonbeam Remedies – Hazel’s Cafe – Grammy’s Studio – Bluef lame decor – Kinzee Doo Creations – 3rd & Elle – Diggity DawgBakery – Usborne Books – GT Farms Microgreens – Pennington Hill Naturals – Flower Flour – Tacos Al pastor #1 – Muddy Boots & Whiskers -Simply Sweet Creations – Meri Elli Bows – And More!

5:30pm – 7:30pm • Music Bingo at Noon Whistle Brewing
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895
Join us the last Thursday of each month for two full hours of Music Bingo at Noon, Whistle in Lombard! 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.

6pm – 8pm • Beers With Queers
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787
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. Please note this is a 21+ event every other Thursday however if you are and LGBTQ+ youth or young adult looking for support in your life please know we offer a weekly support and discussion group called OUTspoken Online and we also offer a sober space specifically for the LGBTQ+ on Saturday mornings called Coffee Chat! 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!

6pm – 8pm • OktoBEERfest!
BeerShop, 1026 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL (847) 946-4164
Music by Paul Abella Trio
Bratwursts n’ Fixins by Carnivore
Beer n’ Swag by Dovetail Brewery
Need we say anything other than Prost!?

6pm • Trivia at Great Central
Great Central Brewing Co., 221 N. Wood St., Chicago (855) 464-4222
TRIVIA’S BACK! 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!

6pm – 9pm • Xtreme Music Bingo
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200
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!

6:30pm – 10pm • “Train with Brain” Running Club
Blue Island Beer Co., 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085
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.!

6:30pm – 8:30pm • Chicago Brew Cruise
Chicago Fireboat Tours
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 Co. 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 www.fireboattours.com, and include your 1st Phase Three brew once onboard.

6:30pm – 9:30pm • Milk Money Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Milk Money Brewing, 75 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 708-582-6030
Come celebrate Oktoberfest with a 5 course beer and food dinner.
Sausages and accoutrements— Beer sausage, Knockwurst, mustard, assorted pickles. Tethered Sun Kölsch
Flammkuchen— Rye, creme fraiche, onion jam, country ham. Plaid Shorts Hefeweizen
Chicken schnitzel— Fried egg, preserved lemon, apple cabbage. Festbier
Goulash— Braised pork, spaetzle, herbs. End is the beginning American IPA
Dessert—- Grapes and milk chocolate. Milk Money Milk stout
$85 per ticket.

7pm – 9pm • Brewery Bingo Season 7
The Open Bottle, 7101 183rd St. #105, Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757
Season 7 is here! Over the next 5 months, we’re partnering with a new brewery, every Tuesday at 7pm for our monthly Brewery Bingo! No more sneaking into bingo halls for you!
Every week, we’ll have a draft beer on special and prizes from a variety of breweries from across the U.S. Here’s who’s up for the rest of Season 7:
September – Goose Island
October – Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
November – Bell’s Brewery
December – Phase Three Brewing Co.
It’s Bingo in Tinley Park with breweries you love & fantastic prizes for you to win!
HOW TO PLAY: Imagine a Bingo card. Now replace the B-I-N-G-O with five breweries and the numbers replaced with their most popular beers. We’ll spin our bingo balls ’round and ’round until a random ball decides to set itself free. We call out a beer, you look at your bingo card, and then place a bottle cap on your card if you’re lucky. Get 5 in a row and win a prize! In between rounds, there will be penny pours, good music and even better times. Must be 21+ to play.

7pm • TV Theme Song Bingo
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827
Can’t remember someone’s name you just heard, but can sing all the lyrics to the, Full House theme song? This is the game for you!!! DJ Rick plays the theme song, you check off the TV show on your bingo card, get a line, win a prize! Special Bonus Round of all your favorite Saturday morning cartoons!

7pm – 9pm • Taproom Trivia
Scorched Earth Brewing Co., 203 Berg St., Algonquin, IL (224) 209-8472
Join us in the taproom for trivia and beer! See who is the smartest in the taproom.

7:30pm • Side Lot Trivia
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584
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!

7:30pm – 9pm • Team Trivia
Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden, 12 N. River St., Batavia, IL (630) 406-9200
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

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