Week in Chicago Craft Beer, October 4-7

Week in Chicago Craft Beer, October 4-7
Oktoberfest postcard

What to talk about during another easy-going week between Oktoberfest weekends? How about Dark Lord Day?

Yes, the original “Whalez” event returns to Three Floyds Brewing Co. Pickup dates are November 11-14 at the brewery. That’s right. Rather than the long lines, beer sharing and metal bands of previous DLDs, this year’s event will simply have buyers order ahead for pick up. Tickets go on sale at 3floyds.com on Monday, October 18 at 7pm CST. Two different packages will be available for $160:
1) A 2021 package with two bottles of 2021 Dark Lord Russian-style Imperial Stout and two bottles of 2021 barrel-aged Dark Lord variants in a tote bag.
2) A 2020 Vintage package with two bottles of the 2020 Dark Lord, two bottles of 2020 variants, and a tote bag.
Full details are at DarkLordDay.com

Monday, October 4

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

Tuesday, October 5

12:00 pm • Laschet’s Anniversary Tapping
Laschet’s Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago 773-478-7915 Map
Our 2nd anniversary is coming up! What a 2 years it has been. We are hoping to tap a wooden barrel of Weihenstephaner Festbier on Tuesday to celebrate the last 2 years.

6:30 pm • Couples SIP & Paint Party
Penrose Brewing Co., 509 Stevens St., Geneva, IL (630) 232-2115 Map
Join SIP Parties at Penrose Brewing in Geneva, Illinois.
PRE-OUTLINED Jack or Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas).YOU CHOOSE! Great for couples or pick one to paint solo!
(Each canvas sold separately)SIP Parties is a unique twist on your typical SIP & Paint party experience! Enjoy a lively performance that brings humor and audience interaction to detailed art instruction. Whether you’re looking to do a girls night out or enjoy a date night with the hubby, we are the perfect local activity. Find us at a bar or restaurant in your neighborhood or join us at the SIP Parties studio.
Tickets at sipparties.com.

Wednesday, October 6

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!!!

4:00 pm • Crews and Brews
Hailstorm Brewing Co., 8058 W. 186th St., Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757 Map
Firefighter fundraiser for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital.Come join Crews and Brews along with Joe Orozco Acoustic Rock Show and Hailstorm Brewing Co. for a great event! Chicago Bears tickets with parking now being raffled at the event!

Thursday, October 7

Revolution Brewing Oktoberfest — Keep the Stein 2021
Various Chicago locations
Join the Revolution Brewing crew 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 and join us for one or more Keep the Stein events!
Park and Field, 3509 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago (773) 360-7373 • 4 pm – Close
Barrelman Tavern, 6001 N. Paulina St., Chicago (773) 654-3110 • 6 – 8 pm
Paddy Macs Chicago, 4157 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago 773-279-9300 • 5 – 8 pm

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Windmill Brewing Oktoberfest
Windmill Brewing Co., 121 Gettler St., Dyer, IN (219) 440-2189 Map
Join us for an Oktoberfest celebration featuring our märzen-style lager, 95 Problems But a Pope Ain’t One, and some German-inspired food from Sizzlebox!
We’ll also be releasing a new collaboration beer with Humane Indiana, Golden Paw-Purrtunity, a hoppy golden sparking ale. $1 from every four pack and $1 from every pint sold in our tap room from October 7th through 14th will be donated to Humane Indiana.
No tickets necessary, just show up with an appetite for great food and beer, and a desire to help out our furry pals at Humane Indiana.

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 – 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. 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!

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

6:00 – 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!

6:30 – 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.!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Brewery Bingo Season 7
The Open Bottle, 7101 183rd St. #105, Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757 Map
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 series:
October – Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
November – Bell’s Brewery
December – Phase Three Brewing Co.
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.

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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