Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 19-21

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 19-21
Appropriate image for the rollout of barrel-aged beers!

We are seeing more Barrel-Aged beer releases this week, with more coming up for Black Wednesday and Black Friday. I will try to get those posted in advance on my Google Calendar app now that I’ve got this weekend’s calendar “put to bed.”

Friday, November 19

Miskatonic Release
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 Map
Paul’s favorite beer is here! Hallo, Mein Name Ist Dunkel. We’ve done this once before pre pandemic and we’re so excited to be bringing it back.

Scorched Earth Can Release
Scorched Earth Brewing Co., 203 Berg St., Algonquin, IL 224-209-8472 Map
Friday has the release of The Butcher’s Cut, our take on a Smoked Helles Lager. Aromas of sweet malt with touches of smoke. Flavors of malt, bread, with a very light hint of smoke. Finishes clean. And pairs perfectly with Fire & Smoke BBQ Company popping up here at 5pm

Pollyanna IPA Release
Pollyanna Brewing Co., 431 Talcott Ave., Lemont, IL (630) 914-5834 Map
& Pollyanna – Roselare, 245 E. Main St., Roselle, IL (847) 285-1909 Map
& 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, IL 630-549-7372  Map
We’ve got a brand new West Coast IPA for you fresh off the canning line! We teamed up with Orange & Brew to create West Coast Optimism, a 6.2% ABV West Coast IPA with Strata, Vic Secret, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.
Fun Fact: This is the first West Coast IPA we have brewed that isn’t “Lexical Gap”! Set to be released this Friday (11/19), West Coast Optimism will be available in all three taproom locations, as well as Orange and Brew.

11:00 am • Dos Day Eve Pre-Party
Destihl Brewery, 1200 Greenbriar Dr., Normal, IL  Map
Join us at the Beer Hall to kick off our annual Dosvidanya Release Weekend! We’ve got special collaboration brews that will be available on draft & 16oz cans to-go.
Collaboration Beers to be Released:
• Bourbon Barrel-Aged Keg Boyz – White Oak Brewing – Rye Stout with Coffee from The Coffee Hound – ABV 9%
Chickowsvidanya – Listermann Brewing Co. – Bourbon & Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Dark Ale (contains lactose) – ABV 12.5%
• Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rocky Road – Wren House Brewing – Imperial Stout with Roasted Almonds, Cacao Nibs & Vanilla – ABV 12%
LIVE screen printing featuring Dosvidanya t-shirt designs 5-8pm with Tripp Designs. Enjoy our full food menu & Russian-inspired Chef’s Features along with free live music from 6-8pm in The Barrel Room presented by Gabriel Events featuring The Jason Gotts Band.
Musicians with heart and soul

12:00 – 11:00 pm • BCS Fridays at Goose Island Clybourn
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 Map
We’ll be tapping something special from our cellar every Friday leading up to Black Friday,
11/19 – 2013 Bourbon County Barleywine 
Limited availability. First come, first served.⁠ On-site consumption only.

12:00 – 10:00 pm • Splash Of Red Release
Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 Map
One of our favorite limited beers returns! Splash of Red ESB with tart cherry and Metric Coffee cold brew melds three unique flavors into one unforgettable experience. Tart cherry purée pairs perfectly with the bright and lively ESB while the chocolate earthiness of the coffee keeps everything in balance. With each sip the beer becomes more complex, more compelling, and more delicious.
Splash of Red will be available on tap and in 6 packs this Friday at noon. temperancebeer.square.site

12:00 pm • Straight Jacket, Vanilla Deth, and Blackberry Finn Release
Revolution Brewery Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 588-CANS Map
Our favorite Barleywine returns alongside a tremendous treatment of Deth and a former variant’s graduation into the main Deep Wood lineup.
Straight Jacket is Straight Jacket. And that’s all we’ve really needed to say lately about our beloved English-style Barleywine. Oaky, compelling, and endlessly intriguing. This year’s is shaping up to be an all-timer.
Vanilla Deth takes a perfectly blended Imperial Oatmeal Stout and employs hand-split vanilla beans to deepen the wood-derived complexities.
Blackberry Finn is a new graduate to the Deep Wood Series after life as one of our most popular variants. It’s a fully double barreled beer that stands mighty against a staggering volume of unfermented blackberries. The result is regal enough to pour a spectacular purple.
As with recent releases, these beers will be sold via preorder on our webstore the Tuesday of the release week for pickups starting that Friday.
Curbside and walk-up pickups will be available, and the Taproom will be open with variants pouring.
PRICES AND LIMITS
Straight Jacket – $25/four-pack, no limit
Vanilla Deth – $40/four-pack, limit 3
Blackberry Finn – $40/four-pack, limit 2

2:00 – 6:00 pm • Pop Up: Lodi Tap House
Penrose Brewing Co., 509 Stevens St., Geneva, IL (630) 232-2115 Map
Our friends from Lodi will be cooking on site serving up some of their best locally sourced dishes. Come and grab a pint and some grub and get your weekend started!

3:00 – 7:00 pm • Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL 708-590-8210 Map
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Labatt Brewing & Seagram’s Escapes 
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Ace Cidery 
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Bell’s Brewery

3:00 pm • West Coast Optimism Release Event!
Orange & Brew Bottle Shop & Tap, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880 Map
Join us as we release our third annual collaboration beer with our friends at Pollyanna Brewing Co.! We’ll be tapping West Coast Optimism, and will have cans available to take home. This West Coast IPA is made with Vic Secret, Strata, Mosaic, and Simcoe, and we’re stoked for this traditional IPA!

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Chuck’s BBQ Pop up
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Chuck’s is back with their delicious and generous $6 menu. They’ll be setup in our taproom, ready to serve you while you enjoy our lagers.

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Food Truck Friday w/ Strawberries BBQ
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL 815-531-5557 Map
Strawberries BBQ will be with us this Friday! Come on down and enjoy some delicious BBQ! We’ll keep the beers flowing and fire pits lit!

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Argonaut at Noon Whistle Naperville
Noon Whistle Brewing, 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
The Argonaut Co. will be shucking fresh Oysters and serving amazing Lobster Rolls & Shrimp Rolls for you to enjoy with some ice cold brews from our friends at Noon Whistle Brewing Co. in Naperville.
Our oysters are flown to us from many independent oyster farms so that quality is never compromised. Harvest dates are everything to us!
Can’t stay? No problem, Pre-order and pickup one of our popular “Take & Bake” Boils (Serves 2 or 4) plus BREWS for home!

4:00 – 7:00 pm • Funkytown Brewery/Black & Brew Chi
BeerShop, 1026 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL (847) 946-4164 Map
This hybrid event brings two celebrations together at once! Inside our shop, we are hosting a launch party for local, Black owned brewery, Funkytown Brewery. On tap, we’ll be featuring the one that started it all, Hip Hops n R&Brews and Woo-Wap-Da-Bam along with Cuffin’ Season will be available for purchase!
In our chalet, Black and Brew Chicago will be hosting a community bottle share – and it’s our first one yet! Bring a bottle, rare or traditional to share with friends and strangers alike.
Couple notes:
– No home brews allowed.
– We will provide you sampling cups.
– These are so much fun!!

4:00 pm • Firkin Friday – Revolution Working Woman Cask Tapping
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 815-962-8758 Map
It’s been a LONG time since we’ve had a cask offered to us, so let’s throw a Friday cask tapping with a freshly filled firkin of Revolution Brewing’s Working Woman Brown Ale! We’ll tap into this on Friday November 19th at 4pm and it’ll last until…. it’s gone!
PS: *This is not a keg. This is a cask (or firkin) of naturally conditioned real ale. The final fermentation occurs inside this container, meaning the beer inside is ALIVE. Expect a lower level of carbonation and softer malt flavors and aromas. Casks take a extra care and handling compared to kegged beer. We think it’s delicious and worth it.
From the Rev Website:
Working Woman is an American Brown Ale with a dry, toasty malt flavor and piney, floral aromas from Glacier and Centennial hops. It’s a bigger, stronger, hoppier, more bitter version of the Workingman Mild – the beer that started the Revolution!

4:30 – 7:00 pm • Sew Hop’d GABF Winner
Armanetti Liqours, 9714 N. IL Route 47, Huntley, IL (847) 515-8413 Map
We at Sew Hop’d have been thrilled ever since winning the Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for our Alt 140. If you haven’t had the chance to try it, swing on over to your “Hometown Liquor Store” Armanetti Liquors in Huntley on Friday. You will meet the mastermind behind the Alt 140, brewmaster himself DOUG VANDEWALKER! There will be samples for you to try and you can let him know how great our beers are!! You will receive a free Sew Hop’d Anniversary Glass with any Sew Hop’d purchase.

5:00 pm • Calogero’s Old World Italian Pizza
River Hawk Brewing, 24735 W. Eames St. (Rt. 6), Channahon, IL (815) 255-2202 Map
Calogero’s handcrafted brick oven pizzas made with the finest imported Italian and local ingredients. Including Italian plum tomato sauce, mozzarella and other organic ingredients.

5:00 pm • Friday Night with Biker Dude and Matt Keen
D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 Map
Friday night and it’s time for beer and burgers.
First, new batches of Kölsch and Lab Experiment are here. The Lab Experiment is extra delicious. New hop combo.
Second, Biker Dude Burgers is here at 5. We told him to bring extra burgers. So be sure to get here and order one. Or two or so.
Third, our favorite singer/songwriter, Matt Keen is back for his weekly stint. He’s on at 6 and we can’t wait.

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Dark Horse Pop-Up at Alter Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
We are THRILLED to welcome back Chef Terrell and his culinary wizardry to the taproom on 11/19! Everything is always delicious and pairs amazingly well with a cold beer.

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Kishwaukee Tasting
Beer Bazaar, 17 W. Belvidere Rd., Hainesville, IL 847-986-6473 Map
Join us  for a free tasting from a brand new brewery we have decided to bring in. Woodstock’s Kishaukee Brewing Co. will be here sampling out their flagship brews.

5:30 – 10:00 pm • IllumiBrew
Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, IL Map
IllumiBrew returns for two nights in 2021, Nov. 18 and 19! For tickets, visit mortonarb.org.
Be among the first to see Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum while sampling seasonal beers, ciders and meads from popular Chicago area breweries stationed along the Illumination trail. (NOTE: This event is for ages 21 and older ONLY.)
TICKETS
General Admission: $65 members -$75 non-members
Designated Driver tickets: $35 members – $40 non-members
Each tasting ticket includes:
– 15, 3-ounce beer samples
– Entrance to the Arboretum and Illumination exhibition on either Thursday, Nov. 18 or Friday, November 19, 2021.
– Souvenir light up tasting glass
*Designated driver tickets include admission into IllumiBrew and a complimentary hot chocolate or cider from the concessions stand or the Ginkgo Restaurant.
PARTICIPATING BREWERS
Aleman Brewing & TaproomBlack Horizon Brewing Co.. – Elmhurst Brewing Co.. – Ike & Oak Brewing Co.Illuminated Brew WorksMidwest Coast Brewing Co.. – Midwest MeadwerksMisbeehavin’ MeadsNoon Whistle BrewingObscurity BrewingPipeworks Brewing Co.. – Short Fuse Brewing Co.. – Standard Meadery
Food options will be available for an additional cost in the Ginkgo Restaurant and the outside concession stands along the Illumination route.

5:30 – 9:00 pm • Craft Beer Tasting at the Museum
Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 815-723-5201 Map
Craft Beer Tasting at the Joliet Museum. Unlimited sampling and food included. We’ll be exploring the history of the Porter Brewing Co. plant still standing on the northwest corner of Bridge and Summit. Space limited, register at jolietmuseum.org

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Goats’ Pizza and Imperial Belgian Stout Release
Whiner Beer Co., 1400 W. 46th St., Chicago 312-810-2271 Map
We are so excited to have a night with the Goats of Chicago! A pizza created by Stephanie Izard’s team of chefs at the Goat restaurants. Special Guest Steve Dolinsky will be here discussing the pizza scene in Chicago and signing his new book “The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide”. Plus Josh Noel from the Chicago Tribune, writer of “Barrel Aged Stouts and Selling Out” will be hang’n and discussing his book. It just so happens we’re launching our first imperial Belgian Stout, no pressure. Please join us at 6pm! Goat created Pizza will go all weekend. Masks Required

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 kick off the weekend before Thanksgiving with Dutch! All movies at 9pm and FREE!

Saturday, November 20

Day Old Donuts Release
Scorched Earth Brewing Co., 203 Berg St., Algonquin, IL (224) 209-8472 Map
Saturday has one of the greatest bottle releases (we sold out the first batch in under a week) Barrel-Aged Day Old Donuts is back. We took our Imperial Milk Stout that we created in collaboration with Country Donuts and barrel-aged it in Koval Distillery Rye Whiskey barrels. Chocolate and Boston Cream blend into the rye whiskey. Lodi Tap House will be here at 5pm serving up their award winning burgers.

Energy City Releases
Energy City Brewing, 917 First St., Batavia, IL (630) 597-5581 Map
& The Church Street Brewing Co., 1480 Industrial Dr. Ste. C, Itasca, IL (630) 438-5725 Map
& Energy City Brewing, 917 First St. Batavia, IL (630) 597-5581 Map
It’s the last drive-thru beer release before Thanksgiving!
Energy City is featuring two beers sure to impress anyone at the adult table: Bâtisserie French Toast Stout (9.5% ABV) & Bistro Pineapple Coconut Cream Pie (6.5% ABV)! We want to give you ample time to order, so sales are live NOW via their website!
Drive-thru pickup time at Energy City Brewing  from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Walk-in pickup at Church Street: 12 noon, while supplies last!

Luchador 2021 Pick Ups
Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería, 904 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-733-1975 Map
Anyone who was able to pre-order Luchadores via Oznr will have a pickup time for today.
Fully recovered and ready to rumble, Rey Gordo returns to defend his title along with Señor Bandito + Coco Fantasma. Four rookie luchadores enter the ring – ready for a beat down.
Cuvee Rey (13%): 2018 + 2019 + 2020 Rey Gordo blended and finished in Woodford Reserve barrels
Rey Gordo (13.5%): Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels
Senor Bandito (13%): Imperial stout aged in rye whiskey barrels with sweet cherry and cinnamon
Carmelita Suave (12.5%): Imperial stout aged in Barbados rum barrels with coffee and dulce de leche
Maravilla (12.5%): Imperial blonde ale aged in bourbon and rum barrels with vanilla
Coco Fantasma (12.5%): Imperial blonde ale aged in rum and rye barrels with coconut, chocolate, and almond
Escorpión (11.5%): Imperial prickly pear and dragon fruit ale aged in rum and red wine barrels
Barbarosa (11%): Imperial black & red raspberry ale aged in bourbon and red wine barrels

BCS Presale at Open Bottle
The Open Bottle, 7101 183rd St. #105, Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757 Map
We are excited to bring you another release of Goose Island’s coveted bourbon barrel aged stouts! We think you’re going to really enjoy what Goose Island is bringing to the table this year. It’s a great lineup filled with unique barrel-aged stouts featuring expressions of barrels, nostalgic flavors, and, of course, the original base stout.
We’ll be holding our annual release of Goose Island’s Bourbon County lineup online this year. We love the idea of folks lining up, but we think everyone deserves a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner with family & friends.
If you are interested in purchasing a full set, please read the entirety of this page.
Online sale on Saturday, November 20th
Pickups start on Black Friday, November 26th
We are offering a limited number of full 2021 Bourbon County sets ($269.99) via our online store on Saturday, November 20th. Full sets contain one bottle of each and are limited to one full set per person.
We are not announcing the time in order to minimize traffic on our online store. We will post on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter when they are available. Give us a follow!
Our online store will allow you to purchase more than one set, but (we can’t stress this enough) it is limit one set per person. If more than one set is purchased, you will be refunded immediately for any additional sets with a 7% restocking fee applied.

9:00 am – 8:00 pm • Prop Days Vertical Flight
Goose Island Tap Room, 1800 W Fulton St., Chicago (312) 262-4717 Map
Didn’t win Prop Days but want to celebrate with us still? Great news: We’ll be pouring a Proprietor’s vertical flight this weekend during Prop Days pickups while supplies last.
Your Proprietor’s vertical will include four 3-oz pours of:
2017 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout
2018 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout
2019 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout
2020 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout 
All pours will be available while supplies last.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm • Dosvidanya Day 2018
DESTIHL Brewery, 1200 Greenbriar Dr., Normal, IL (309) 218-1616 Map
It’s time for our highly anticipated 6th annual Dosvidanya® Day Release! Tickets for variant packages are available through Eventbrite at the Facebook Event page.
Dosvidanya is widely recognized as one of the best Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stouts on the market, having won back-to-back Gold Medals in the most competitive Strong Stout category and Best-in-Show accolades at the National Wood-Aged Beer Competition held in Chicago at the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer (‘FoBAB’) in 2015 (for Dosvidanya) and Runner-Up Best in Show in 2016 (for Dosvidanya Rye). In addition, Dosvidanya is the 2015 GABF® Bronze Medal winner in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category. Dosvidanya has also been named the “Best Beer in Illinois” by ‘Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine’.
2021 DOSVIDANYA VARIANT PACKAGES – Curbside pickup for online package orders will be during three designated time slots. Additional beer, variants & vintages will be available to add-on at pick-up on a first-come basis.
2021 DOSVIDANYA RELEASES 6-PACK – $75 includes one 16oz can each of:
• Bourbon Barrel • Rye Barrel • Mexican Chocolate • Vanilla Coffee Rye* • Peanut Butter Chocolate* • Banana Bread*
2021 VARIANT ADD-ON4-PACK – $55 includes one 16oz can each of:
• Vanilla Coffee Rye* • Peanut Butter Chocolate* • Banana Bread* • Mystery 2021 Variant (Bourbon, Rye or Mexican Chocolate)
*Brewery-exclusive release. Will not be distributed.
Proxies are allowed to pick up orders with a printed or digital copy of the ticket and valid ID showing they are 21+
After your curbside pick-up, bring the crew inside for exclusive Dosvidanya variants & collaboration beers on tap! Enjoy 2021 Dosvidanya Variant Flights for $15 featuring 4oz pours of Mexican Chocolate, Vanilla Coffee Rye, Banana Bread & Peanut Butter Chocolate.
Beer Hall opens at 10am with free live music in The Barrel Room from 11-12:30 featuring Ty & Lo & 1:00-3pm featuring New Souls, presented by Gabriel Events. Tripp Designs will be in the house with live screen-printing of Dosvidanya designs from 12-4pm. Enjoy our full menu & Russian-inspired Chef’s Features!

12:00 – 9:00 pm • Fleskgiving
Flesk Brewing Co., 200 Applebee St., Ste. E, Barrington, IL 244-655-7291 Map
Join us for a day of giving, Thanksgiving movies, a special stout release, and delicious food from Brothers BBQ food truck!
– Brothers BBQ will be serving up their award winning barbecue from 4-8PM.
– We’ll be playing Planes, Trains and Automobiles, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Miracle on 34th Street all day!
– Bring in a non-perishable food item to donate to our food drive for $1 off a pint!
*Non-Perishable food ideas:
Canned Tuna and Salmon, Peanut Butter, Canned or Dry Soups, Tea Bags, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Pasta, Hot and Cold Cereals, Rice, Cake Mixes, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Packaged Pasta, Juice Boxes, Canned Juices, Canned Beans, Canned Gravy, Granulated Sugar, Baby Food & Cereal, Baby Formula, Granola Bars, Cereal Bars

2:00 – 5:00 pm • Hot Chicken Challenge
Solemn Oath Brewery Still Life, 2919 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago  Map
Hunka-hunka burnin’ nuggz!
We’re teaming up with our neighbors and the undisputed nugget masters of Logan Square, Parson’s Chicken and Fish, for the first ever Snaggletooth Banana Hot Chicken Challenge!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to beat the heat, join us in the Chicago Taproom to feel the burn. $10 gets you an order of the HOT HOT HOT nuggiez and a cold pour of Snaggletooth Bandana to chase the pain away.
Can’t take the heat? We get it. That’s why we’ve asked our pals at Parson’s to bring some pain-free nuggets for the spectators to enjoy while the rest of us sweat, cry, and laugh our way through pain.
Tickets available at solemnoathbrewery.com

3:00 – 7:00 pm • Food Pop Up – Aijo Kitchen
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Please help us welcome Aijo Kitchen to OBC.
Aijo Kitchen offers Japanese fusion dishes. Serving starts at 3PM

3:00 – 8:00 pm • Food Truck Saturday w/ Ayala’s Empanadas
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL (815) 531-5557 Map
Ayala’s Empanadas will be with us this Saturday from 3-8pm!
Empanadas, beer, and fun! Come get full and be merry with us!

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Pair-it-Up @ Goldfinger Brewing Company
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Come enjoy Pair-it-Up‘s craft food like Minced meat and peas pita pockets and more with your favorite Goldfinger craft brew!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Dope Sandwich Food Truck
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
They’re coming baaaaaaaack! Join us for some delicious hand crafted eats from our favorite sandwich samurais.

6:00 pm • Tend the Fire, and Drive-In Movie
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Who’s coming down for Tend Your Fire!? Our friends from Half Acre Beer will be in the lot lighting fires and tapping their new winter IPA, TEND! Other tasty beers on draft and Trading Places at the Drive-In at 9pm!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm • Karaoke Night!
Harbor Brewing Co., 811 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor, IL  Map
Ernie is hosting KARAOKE every 3rd Saturday at the Taproom!
Come on out and show us what ya got!

6:30 pm • Rare Beer Dinner with Empirical Brewery
Lush Roscoe Village, 2238 W. Roscoe St., Chicago 773-281-8888 Map
$75 plus service = $90.75 +tax. Reservations through Shopify.
Rare Beer Dinner in the Reserve Room, with Empirical Brewery featuring Barrel Aged Multiple Yeast Sours.
6:30pm Brewer Reception / 7pm Dinner / $75pp++ 
Reception
Empirical Kettle Sour Beertails
Symbiotic Kettle Sour, Cappelletti Aperitivo, passion-ginger or blood orange
Duck Fat Heirloom Popcorn Spicy Cheese Powder
Dinner
Acrux 6% – 4 year Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Sour Finished with Yuzu and Pears
Tokyo Dog House made Shiso-Pork Sausage, Japanese Mustard, Yuzu Pearls
Betelgeuse 6.5% – Tequila Barrel Gueuze Wild Ale, Kiwi, Hawaiian Sea Salt
Fire Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin Pipián Green Mole
Aldebaran 6% – Wild Sour Ale with Smoked Pineapple
Nicoise-Inspired Poke Cured Yuppie Hill Farm Egg Yolk, House Cured Olives
Canopus 8% – Duchesse de Bourgogne Style Brown Aged 1yr in Wine Barrels
Duck Cassoulet Heirloom Beans, Pêche de Vigne Jam
Kentaurus 8% – Wine Barrel Aged Brown Sour Finished with Massive Quantities of Hand Crushed Organic Raspberries
DIY S’Mores: Homemade Graham Crackers, Homemade Bourbon-Vanilla Bean Marshmallows, Homemade Single Origin LUSH Chocolate Bars

Sunday, November 21

10:30 – 11:30 am • Pints & Poses
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
Start your Sunday Funday off right with Yoga at Steam Hollow! Only $15 which includes a beer ticket for beer, cider, or beermosa!

12:00 – 6:00 pm • Noon Whistle Artisan Market
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
Plan to attend this first ever Artisan Market at Noon Whistle Brewing Lombard. 18 local artists, makers and crafters and possibly some oddities and horror elements too.
Grab a craft beer and shop this market. With the holidays approaching, this will be a great opportunity to get a head start on your shopping and support a plethora of small businesses and artists.
This is a Streetz Artz Alliance production.

1:00 – 5:00 pm • The Holiday Market at Steam Hollow
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
‘Tis the season! Get ready for the holidays with up to 18 vendors of crafted and handmade goods, holiday gifts, decor, and more!
FOOD by The Neighborhood Kitchen!
BEERMOSAS!
Live music from 2-5pm by Carla Ramsey!
Family and dog friendly!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Holiday market dates: 12/5, & 12/19!
Be sure to like our page to get the latest on all our Markets!

2:00 – 6:00 pm • Onigiri Popup
Solemn Oath Brewery Still Life, 2919 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago  Map
Onigiri have been a snacking tradition for over 14 centuries and we could not be more honored to welcome Yuta and Cristina from Onigiri Shuttle Kororin for a most unique popup service in our Logan Square Taproom this Sunday afternoon from 2pm-6pm.

2:30 pm • SIP & Paint Party: Canvas Painting
Village Vintner Winery & Brewery, 2380 Esplanade Dr., Algonquin, IL (847) 658-4900 Map
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!
Event info:
Price of admission incorporates all necessary art supplies. This includes your very own 16 x 20 inch or 12x 24 inch canvas to take home at the end of the night! Feel free to arrive early to purchase an appetizer and an ice cold beer or glass of wine (food & beverages sold separately by The Village Vintner). A full refund will be offered for all cancellations up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled event. All cancellations within this 24 hour time frame will be credited for future event.$30 at this link.

4:00 – 8:00 pm • 44th Annual Fall Tasting & Dinner (SOLD OUT)
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-916-6421 Map
SOLD OUT!!! Tickets were available on Eventbrite.
This year’s Chicago Beer Society tasting will be our 44th — one of the oldest and longest running beer events in the country! After the pandemic forced us to skip the 2020 edition, we are back better than ever with a very special tasting that you will not want to miss!

5:00 – 7:00 pm • Disney Trivia at Black & Gray Brewing
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
We love DISNEY Trivia!!
Questions will cover animated movies, live-action films, Pixar, Disney Channel, and theme parks.
Enjoy some time out and an adult brew or two. Top teams win prizes.
Join us for weekly General / All Subjects trivia on Wednesday nights.

9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
What better way to wrap up the weekend before Thanksgiving than with Plains, Trains, and Automobiles!

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    Writer, trivia maven, fan of many things. I thought to learn all there is to know about beer as a way to stay interested in learning. It is my pleasure to bring Chicago's craft beer scene to you.

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