Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 22-24

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 22-24
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Things are a little light right now, which is good. Got a feeling I’ll need an early start for Halloween weekend beer and boo events.

Saturday & Sunday

Duneyrr Fermenta Grand Opening
Duneyrr Fermenta Project, 2337 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago  Map
October 22nd and 23rd our Tasting Room will finally be open!
We are beyond excited to have you all finally come to our Tasting Room and enjoy beers and party with us one on one. It’s been a long road to get here and we’re going to make it a bomb weekend with special tappings and new releases from us and Moderne Dune. Definitely don’t wanna miss it!!!
Hours for the weekend
Friday 4pm-10pm
Saturday 1pm-10pm
We’ll update throughout the upcoming week our policies for your safest enjoyment.

Friday, October 22

5:00 – 7:00 pm • Prop at The Shop
The Open Bottle, 7101 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757 Map
We took another deep dive into the depths of our cellar to find another vertical of barrel-aged beer! The Open Bottle and Goose Island present… Prop at The Shop, a special 5-year vertical tapping of one of Goose Island’s most coveted annual releases, Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout.
Since 2013, Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout has been released every year alongside its Bourbon County counterparts, and only within the Chicagoland area. Each year is a special variant that’s unique to the year it was released and differs from all previous years.
On Thursday, October 21st at 5pm, please join us for a special preview tapping of Proprietor’s 2016. There will be a very limited number of 5oz pours available, and everyone who purchases a 5oz pour will receive a punch card.
On Friday, October 22nd at 5pm, please join us for a special preview tapping of Proprietor’s 2017. There will be a very limited number of 5oz pours available, and everyone who purchases a 5oz pour will receive an additional punch on their punch card.
Finalize your punch card during our main event on Saturday, October 23rd starting at 3pm. Order at least one 5oz pour of Proprietor’s and enter your punch card into a raffle for the right to purchase a full bottle allotment of the 2021 Bourbon County lineup on Black Friday (11/26)!
FOOD (OCT. 23RD): Enjoy a delicious plate of barbeque from Bangers Barbeque. Menu includes wagyu brisket sandwiches, hot burnt ends, and plenty more!
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2016)
Stout aged in maple bourbon barrels with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs. 13.6% ABV
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017)
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with bananas, roasted almonds, and cassia bark added. 14.0% ABV
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2018)
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with two types of cocoa nibs and chocolate added. 14.4% ABV
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coconut, vanilla, cacao nibs, and pecans added. 14.5% ABV
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2020)
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with pistachios, cherries, cacao nibs, and natural flavors. 14.2% ABV

12:00 pm • Christmas Ale Release at Begyle
Begyle Brewing, 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963 Map
We’re kicking off the holiday season early with a special release of our Christmas Ale – a festive spiced ale brewed with cinnamon and bay leaves (7% ABV)!
Stop in to enjoy a pint of holiday cheer on draft – or – pick up some 22 oz. bombers ($6) and 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($12) to-go!

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Windmill Brewing Friday Food Truck
Windmill Brewing Co., 121 Gettler St., Dyer, IN (219) 440-2189 Map
Friday we will have our friends at SIZZLEBOX serving up some goodness from 4-9.

4:00 – 9:00 pm • El Zorro Tacos
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
El Zorro Tacos. please note that the MAY stay later if business supports. If the weather is bad and they get no business they may leave earlier. You can message us and ask if they are still here and I will try to get back to you quickly if business allows.

4:00 – 7:00 pm • Maplewood Stacks the Deck at The Beer Cellar
The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 Map
We are excited to welcome Maplewood Brewery & Distillery to The Beer Cellar, for an evening of fun! Don from Maplewood will be out here with swag and some great beers on draft!
The lineup:
Bended Sea – Baltic Poirter / Juice Pants – Hazy IPA / Charlatan – American Pale Ale / Pulaski – Pilsner / Morbidly Obese Pug Cookies N Cream / The Sound – West Coast IPA / Brownie Points – Brown Ale

4:00 pm • Alter x SKB: Spontaneous Human Collaboration Release!
Skeleton Key Brewery, 8102 Lemont Rd., Unit 300, Woodridge, IL (630) 395-9033 Map
Join us for the first Lift and Let Lift Collab release AT Little Key! This High-Density Hop Charge IPA is bursting at the seams with pineapple-y tropical flavors and lush floral aromas — like dancing the hula with a rose between your teeth
It’ll be available on draft AND in cans to-go!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Maplewood Pug Day: Round Up Edition at The Northman Riverwalk
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago  Map
Giddy up lil’ doggies, we’re celebrating our 4th Annual National Pug Day all month long and at The Northman Riverwalk on Friday, October 22nd!
Come dressed in your best western gear with your doggos in tow. We’ll have specialty tappings, Pug Day glassware, dog bandanas, stickers AND MORE!
A portion of each Maplewood pint sold will go to Wild Hearts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides continuous, comprehensive care to animals with mobility issues and the people that love them.

Saturday, October 23

Buckledown Beer Release
BuckleDown Brewing,
8700 W. 47th St., Lyons, IL 708-777-1842 Map
New beer this weekend: Crackle and Pop! A winter-warmer, BuckleDown style. This brew starts with a strong, 6% brown ale base with notes of toffee and roasted nuts. We build on this profile with generous additions of cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and coffee. This brew is rich and complex; perfect for a cool winter night.
Public release Saturday with Big Nate’s BBQ.

Whiskey Hill Stout Release
Whiskey Hill Brewing Company, 1115 Zygmunt Circle, Westmont, IL 630-442-7864 Map
Nocturne: Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Toasted Marshmallow and Madagascar Vanilla Beans ⁣
ABV – 13.5% ⁣Draft only
⁣Beginning at 6pm this Saturday, we will also have singer, songwriter & guitarist, Michael Rawls returning to Whiskey Hill to perform live in our taproom until 9pm! Michael covers a wide variety of songs, along with performing his own original songs from his own debut album, “Silence & Noise.”⁣⁣

Pumpkin Contest
Will County Brewing Co., 1142 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, IL (815) 582-4157 Map
Stop in and guess the weight of our GIANT Pumpkin from Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm now through October 23rd, when we release Heaps GIANT Pumpkin Ale! Winners will receive $100 worth of gift cards!
For GIANT Pumpkins and more visit Heaps GIANT Pumpkin Farm in Minooka!

9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Energy City Featured Beer Releases
Energy City Brewing, 917 First St., Batavia, IL 630-597-5581 Map
Bistro Alfresco – Strawberry & Lime • This beer is LOADED with fresh strawberries, zesty limes, and a pinch of salt. Happy hour just got a whole lot better! 6.5% ABV.
Hop Surfside • This creamy double IPA is brewed with a boatload of Mosaic and Citra hops for notes of orange, peach, blueberry and pine with mild bitterness and medium body (7.5% ABV)
New beer is now available for online pre-order via
Drive-thru beer pickup time: Saturday, May 8th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All beer is pre-sold online and delivered to your vehicle with proof of purchase and valid ID. PROXIES ALLOWED with copy of email receipt & 21+

11:00 am • Mac & More at Roaring Table
Roaring Table Brewery, 739 W. IL Rte. 22, Lake Zurich, IL 224-662-4562 Map
Happy Lobster is back!
Listen up though! They will be doing limited walk up and ask that you pre-order to guarantee you won’t miss out

12:00 pm • CharCONErie
Solemn Oath Brewery Still Life, 2919 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago  Map
CharCONErie anyone?
This Saturday we host the first in an ongoing series of food pop-ups in the Still Life with our friends from Board Indulgence. Pair charcuterie and fromage cones with one of our weekend-only Spritzmosas or MicheLÜdas.
Still Life is open 12pm-12am and the Board Indulgence service will rock from 1pm-4pm.

12:00 – 4:30 pm • Northwest Brewfest
Twisted Hippo, 2925 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (708) 844-7768 Map
The inaugural in-person Northwest Brewfest is here!
We are excited to bring fourteen brewers together for your tasting enjoyment on Saturday, October 23rd indoors at Twisted Hippo Brewing Northwest Brewfest celebrates our amazing brewers on the Northwest Side of Chicago.
Join us in celebrating #GlobalRootsLocalHeart with the event of the fall!!!
Northwest Brewfest offers fourteen brewers and fermenters to sample during an 80-minute session. Capacity is limited for each of the 3 sessions. The lineup of brewers is below. Brewers have 10 minutes in between each session to sanitize their stations.
Session 1: 12:00pm – 1:20pm, check-in starts at 11:40am
Session 2: 1:30pm – 2:50pm, check-in starts at 1:10pm
Session 3: 3:00pm – 4:20pm, check-in starts 2:40pm
And because it’s Halloween, if you come in a costume, you will receive a free beer at Templestowe Pub at 3135 W Montrose Ave.
Bonus: Twisted Hippo’s back event space has an array of classic arcade and pinball games for you to enjoy for free while you are sampling. After your session ends, you are welcome to hang out at Twisted Hippo for a bite or head over to Templestowe for a free beer (costume required). Twisted Hippo opens at 12:00pm, so you are welcome to stop in before your session if you start time is 1:30pm or 3:00pm.
Northwest Brewfest Tickets: Tickets for one session at Northwest Brewfest are $35 (Eventbrite). Each attendee receives an official Northwest Brewfest 5 oz sample glass upon entry.
COVID-19 Safety: To ensure the safety of all brewers, volunteers, and attendees, proof of full vaccination is REQUIRED to attend Northwest Brewfest. Please be prepared to show an image of your vaccination card at check-in.
Check-in will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of your session at the garage door along Richmond Ave, south of Montrose. You will receive a wristband and sampling glass upon entry.
The Brewers & more to come:
Alarmist Brewing, Bru Coffeeworks, Burning Bush Brewery, Casa Humilde Cerveceria, Eris Brewery and Cider House, Illuminated Brew Works, Lake Effect Brewing Co., Old Irving Brewing Co., Metropolitan Brewing, Ravinia Brewing Co., Revolution Brewing, Second City Meadery, Spiteful Brewing, Twisted Hippo.

12:00 pm • Oktoberfest Wooden Barrel Tapping: Brauerei Plank Festbier
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701 Map
Continue celebrating this year’s Oktoberfest season with the special tapping of a wooden barrel of Brauerei Michael Plank Festbier! This classic, Bavarian-brewed, amber-hued fest lager will be available poured directly from a special wooden barrel that will be tapped at the bar 5:00 PM and available to everyone seated at the bar or at a table (21 and over, of course!) while it lasts!
Located in Laaber, Bavaria, Germany; established in 1617, this is a small, family-owned and operated brewery that is now under the direction of the 16th Generation Michael Plank! The current Michael Plank is the brewmaster credited with honing the traditional recipes to their current levels which have led to Brauerei Michael Plank being named as the “Best Small Brewery in the World” at the 2006 & 2012 World Beer Cup. That makes Plank the only brewery to have been awarded this World Beer Cup twice.
Information Subject to Change Without Notice. No RSVP Required. No Entrance Fee

12:00 pm • 3rd Annual Cider Day
Gnome Brew, 2026 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 961-7750 Map
Join Us All Day To Celebrate Apple Cider
Everyone is welcome to join us for a family-friendly day of celebration of apple cider. Starting at Noon we’ll be celebrating with:
Fresh Mulled Apple Cider • Orchard Fresh Apple Cider Donuts and Apples • Hard Cider Samples From Past Years • Cider Share (bottle share for ciders) • Games
The 2021 Cider Buy Is Open For Pre-Orders
Once again, Gnome Brew is getting a whole load of fresh pressed organic apple cider from a farm in Michigan. Join us for our favorite Fall tradition and brew some hard cider from the best source you’ll find and get some extra to drink fresh!
This cider is Fresh pressed at the orchard • Organic • Unpasteurized with no preservatives • An award winning blend of cider apples • Perfect for making hard cider or drinking fresh
Brewing cider is easy, even for those with no experience. How To Brew Hard Apple Cider
2021 Cider Buy Special Release 1 Hour Recipe Kit
We’ve made it even easier to participate in our Cider Buy with our Cider Buy Special Release Kit. Using our Simply Brewing™ 1 Hour Equipment kit, this recipe kit provides detailed directions for making hard cider with our fresh cider.
Prepare your fermenter and drop it off at Gnome Brew by October 22nd and we’ll fill it on Cider Day, October 23rd with fresh pressed organic cider straight from the orchard. The kit’s instructions will help you the rest of the way.
Learn more and order the 2021 Cider Buy Special Release 1 Hour Recipe Kit here.

1:00 pm • Liquid Dreams Festival 2021
Marz Community Brewing, 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago (773) 837-0145 Map
Liquid Dreams Fest, our 7th Marziversary, is this Saturday! We’ll be unveiling some new top secret projects, enjoying live perfomances by Bobby Conn, Lord of the Yum Yum and A special menu by Mom’s and Kimski is planned. Chicago Cannabis Company will be in the house as well. We’ll also be serving up some very special guest draft beers. Admission is free.

1:00 – 4:30 pm • Cider and Ale Festival – SOLD OUT
Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, IL  Map
If you missed out, check out IllumiBrew! The Arboretum’s upcoming beer tasting event on Nov. 18 or 19 includes a preview of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum and 15, 3-ounce beer samples. For tickets to IllumiBrew:

3:00 – 6:00 pm • Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll
Lincoln Ave. near Belmont, Chicago  Map
WHAT: Taste Chicago’s craft beer scene as businesses along Lincoln Avenue transforms into tasting destinations! This Halloween-themed ticketed event includes beer samples from  local breweries at popular shops along Lincoln Ave. This event features two routes, with 20 local businesses participating and over 30 different types of craft beer to try on each route. Breweries are curated by Bitter Pops and Beermiscuous. This event is sponsored by Wintrust Bank. Guests will need to show proof of vaccination to participate and wear masks while inside the businesses. Participating businesses Include: Arthur Murray Lakeview, The Green Lady Tavern, Sugar Fix Dental, Plump Room, Lindsay Station, Malosa Boutique, Brown Bag Seafood, Pioneer Realty Group, Heritage Bicycles, Waxman Candles, Chicago’s Pizza, HuxHemp, Niczka Studio, Tatas Tacos and Rica Arepa. More to be announced.
Route A:
Belmont to Addison – Check in at Bitter Pop, 3345 N. Lincoln Avenue
Route B: Diversey to Belmont – Check in at Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Avenue
Tickets: $25 early bird (by Sept. 28) / $30 general, through Eventbrite.
Proceeds from the Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll will benefit Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce in our mission to support a resilient local economy and high quality of life for businesses and residents.

4:00 – 9:00 pm • Windmill Brewing Saturday Food Truck
Windmill Brewing Co., 121 Gettler St., Dyer, IN (219) 440-2189 Map
Saturday Binto Dee Dee Thai Food will be back with her authentic Thai food from 4-9.

4:00 – 9:00 pm • Flesk Dog Costume Contest and Fundraiser
Flesk Brewing Co., 200 Applebee St., Ste. E, Barrington, IL 244-655-7291 Map
Come out for a great night and a great cause at Flesk Brewing!
Dress up your dog for a chance to win a prize in our costume contest. Entrance fee is $5 and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Young At Heart Senior Pet Adoption Center in Woodstock.
Mac and More will be serving loaded mac n cheese and other bites starting at 4!
3rd: A flight of Flesk Brewing beer
2nd: 2 Crowlers of your choice
1st: $50 gift card to Flesk Brewing

5:00 – 9:00 pm • Histrionic Brewlab Anniversary
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Histrionic Brewlab is turning one and we would love for you to help us celebrate ! Join us at Pilot Project Brewing on October 23rd. Our beer lineup includes 4-Hop Theorem, Easy Afternoon, Forest Trek & After FX on tap!

6:00 – 10:00 pm • Pickle Pop-Up
Marz Community Brewing Life on Marz Community Brewing Club, 1950 N. Western Ave., Chicago  Map
We’re hosting a special Snackwave pop up at Life on Marz Community Club with Despicable Pickles, purveyors of all things Dilled. 
Saturday’s offerings include:
Dill Pickle Soup in a bread bowl with torched Havarti – Vegetarian, but not vegan. Sourdough boules baked by The Gilty Pig.
Dill Pickle Hummus with flatbread and baby carrots. Vegan, unless you add bacon of course.
Pickle Jars to go: Garlic Dill • Pineapple Jalapeno • Habanero Orange • Hatch Green Chile • More Cowbell • Various Top Tier Heat

6:00 pm • Horror Art Market
Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Dr., Homewood, IL (708) 960-3193 Map
In plain sight of the rolling hills of resting bones, steps away from the infernal blaze from which the smoke of the ashes of man rise, makers of macabre mastery shall fill these halls of tipple with the appurtenances of their callings. By the light of the waning gibbous, gather ye lovers of fright!Presented by Jonathan Grimm Art.

9:00 pm • Drive In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Universal Monster weekend continues with The Creature From the Black Lagoon!

Sunday, October 24

Pumpkin Carving
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
Pumpkin Carving is Sunday here at the Brew Pub! In order to secure a pumpkin you must call and make a reservation and let them know how many you would like to carve (630) 834-BREW (2739).
Kids Welcome. Price $15, includes a pumpkin and carving utensils. You get to bring the pumpkin home.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm • ERIS Eruption Brisket Bonanza 2021
Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 943-6200 Map
Year 2 of our brisket competition! Blind vote decides best brisket from: Eris, Lake Effect, Old Irving, and Une Année/Hubbard’s Cave.
Who will emerge triumphant? You’ll know first(!), but the losers are required to post photos on their social media wearing t-shirts and swag of the winning brewery.
Entry includes:
(4) brisket dishes — one from each brewery — served with fries
(4) Eris cider/beer samples
(1) mixed 4-pack — one can from each brewery — to take home
Each session is limited to 75 guests, with no more than 10 people per table.
Eris adheres to state and municipal mandates requiring staff and guests to wear masks while indoors. Guests are expected to abide by house rules.
Tickets $75 through Eventbrite.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm • Marz Motel Art Fair
Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N Morgan St., Chicago (312) 764-1919 Map
Marz Motel is the name of a beer made in homage to classic roadside motels and hotels found near Midway airport. It’s a pretty damn good hazy India Pale Ale.
The Marz Motel Art Fair is inspired by the art and craft fairs that were held in the convention rooms of those motels and hotels.
Our imaginary interpretation of these fairs transforms the Mahoney Room in the Ace Hotel into a one day art exhibition showcasing the work of the artists and designers that make all things Marz Community Brewing Co. The works exhibited adorn the labels on our beverages and can be seen in art that appears on the walls in Marz’s two taprooms.
We will exhibit works by: Michael Freimuth, Nana Nozaki, Jeff Zimmerman, Paul Nudd, Louie Capozzoli, Alex Hupp, Edie Fake, Stephen Eichorn, James Liu, Jeremiah Chiu, Drew Ryan, Mathew Salazar (Two Tone Comics), Hydeon, Won Kim, Luke Pelletier, Tess Havas and others
The art fair is free to the public. A series of works will be on display along with a special Marz Artist Editions shop. Artists and designers that work with Marz will be in attendance and the first 70 guests will be given a special Marz gift bag tote with some swag including key chains, coozies and posters!
Guests to the fair will be able to sample Marz beverages and enjoy the brunch and lunch menu of the Ace Hotel kitchen.

12:00 – 5:00 pm • Sunday Fun Day
The Beer and Now, 2801 Ogden Ave., Ste 7, Lisle, IL (630) 946-6660 Map
Every Sunday stop by for $1 off all draft beers!

12:00 – 5:00 pm • L&E Pumpkin Carving
Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago 773-276-7110 Map
You know it wouldn’t be October without the Longman PUMPKIN CARVING! Join us Sunday  for a ghoulish spooky fun time. We’ll have limited complimentary pumpkins and carving kits, or you can BYO-pumpkin, plus apple donuts, hot cider, and lots and lots of @jimbeamofficial, obviously. Proceeds from the treats and drinks will benefit Texas Equal Access Fund— a nonprofit that provides financial and emotional support to people seeking abortion care in Texas. Come carve a gourd and have some whiskey.

2:00 – 5:00 pm • Pints & Pies with the Guild Row Beer Task Force
Guild Row, 3130 N. Rockwell St., Chicago (773) 654-3823 Map
join Rachel Morrison and Ben Baylon at Guild Row for Pints & Pies! Enjoy local Chicago beers paired with pies baked by local baker, Ben Baylon. At the event, you’ll learn the basics of beer and food pairing from Level 1 Cicerone and Beer School Grad, Rachel Morrison. We’ll sample delicious, seasonal pies (menu below) alongside local Chicago beer offerings. Come both hungry (and thirsty) – cheers!
$40 per ticket (Tock)
About the Baker:
Set out on a mission to bring the best dessert to family functions, Ben Baylon has honed in on his pie-making abilities and found a nice middle ground between nostalgic comforts and interesting flavor combos, something he likes to call “Crustic Charm”. Originally from Massachusetts, he has grown to love the City of Chicago over the last 5 years and is excited to share his love of pies with the surrounding community. Whether it is experimenting with a new dessert on a lazy Sunday or showing off a new pie at a Friendsgiving, you can find him in his kitchen whipping up something tasty.
About the Beer Curator:
What began as experimenting with homebrewing and documenting experiences on her blog, Rachel Morrison has evolved her role within the beer industry through beer writing, social media, and beer menu curation. She’s currently a Level 1 Cicerone and Beer School Graduate. She also writes for, documents her journey on @beergogglesblog, and supports Guild Row’s Beer Task Force, both curating the beer list and supporting beer programming. She’s drawn to the community that exists in the Chicago beer scene and plans to continue sharing her passion for the industry through education and events.
Pie Menu:
Key Lime Basil • Butternut Tart • Walnut Maple
21+ Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

3:00 – 5:00 pm • Trivia Night at Noon Whistle Naperville
Noon Whistle Brewing, 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it?
Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night with Baig of Tricks Entertainment and join your host as they quiz your teams through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and music rounds!
While we’re testing your wit, Cellar Door will be keeping you fueled up an incredible food menu and delicious drinks all night, PLUS the top teams will win bragging rights and prizes, so bring your friends, family, and even your enemies (if they’re good at trivia) to increase your chances of winning.
Be sure to get there early and snag your team a spot and fuel up with some drinks, see you soon!
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.

6:00 pm • Pairing Dinner with Pollyanna Brewing
McCarty Mills Taproom, 140 S. River St., Aurora, IL (630) 229-0451 Map
Join us for this special event featuring beer from Pollyanna Brewing Co., Hosted by McCarty Mills Taproom. Enjoy three courses with curated beer pairings. Purchase tickets for $55 each at
Roasted butternut squash, grilled pears, kale, fennel, hazelnuts, whipped goat cheese, pickled grapes, sourdough croutons, brown butter balsamic vinaigrette.
PAIRED WITH: Dawgma – Kölsch-Style Ale
Umami rubbed pork tenderloin, creamy gouda polenta, pancetta crisps, collard greens, smoked pork jus.
PAIRED WITH: The Full Lemonty – Golden Ale
Buttermilk vanilla bean panna cotta, macadamia shortbread crumble, bruleed orange supremes, citrus curd.
PAIRED WITH: Dreamsicle Flurries – Wheat Ale with Orange and Vanilla

7:00 – 8:30 pm • Brewery Comedy Tour
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Join us for our monthly comedy night!
Top notch #comedians traveling the country in crews of two to four performing seven nights a week in 48 states.
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 1500 #breweries and #wineries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in #comedy entertainment.
This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at breweries throughout the country. Find out what local beer pairs best with hysterical laughter when this tour comes to St. Charles.

9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
We’re wrapping up Universal Monster weekend with The Invisible Man! Movies always free and weather permitting, you can enjoy them from our patio!

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