Chicago Week in Craft Beer, November 29 - December 2

Chicago Week in Craft Beer, November 29 - December 2
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I get to take a little breather after the crush of events for Black Wednesday and Black Friday. Now expect things to stay light until the buildup to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. How many NYE parties will we see in our favorite beer spots? We will find out soon.

Monday, November 29

Champagne Shores Presale
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Last month, our friends Hop Butcher for the World came to brew with us again. We put our creative minds together to develop a recipe that combines Hop Butcher’s expertise in hopping, and our expertise in lagering while exploring uncharted territory for both of our breweries. The result: Champagne Shores.
This beer is an ultra dry, aromatic, and highly effervescent Sparkling Lager. Ultra pale, light bodied, yet packed with a combination of bread-like malt character and fruity hop flavor and aroma. Dry hopped with Polish Puławski and New Zealand Riwaka, this beer is light, refreshing, complex, and quaffable.
We will be packaging this beer in limited quantities of 1.5L magnum bottles accompanied by the appropriate champagne inspired glassware to assist you in your holiday and New Year’s celebrations with friends and family. Presale of these bottles will begin on Monday, November 29th with the beer being released the week of December 20th.
Get ready to raise a toast with Champagne Shores sparkling lager.

3:00 – 7:00 pm • Country Grill Chicken Truck
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL (708) 304-2907 Map
Country Grill Chicagoland is a food truck company offering rotisserie chicken and ribs fresh from the spit, homemade salads and pretzels.

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Weekly Trivia @ Pilot Project
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Join us in the Pilot Project Heated Tent for free pub trivia every Monday!
Beer Special: Every player will receive one free 4oz taster of beer, booch or cider.
Reservations Available on Tock

Tuesday, November 30

3:00 pm • Twelve Beers of Christmas
Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL (847) 358-9150 Map
The 12 Beers of Christmas will return on Tuesday, November 30 this year and run through Friday, December 31! All participants who complete the card will receive a commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt and pint glass. Participants are welcome to order the beers to go (we have crowlers for all our draft beers) and drink them at their leisure from home. Some of the beers available include Bell’s Christmas Ale, Three Floyds Alpha Claus, The Bruery Twelve Drummers Drumming, Revolution Fistmas and more!

6:30 – 8:30 pm • Tuesday Night Trivia at Chuck’s!
Chuck’s Café Darien, 8025 S. Cass Ave., Darien, IL 331-431-4000 Map
Trivia is coming back to Chuck’s in Darien! We’re so excited to welcome back trivia to Tuesday Nights!
FREE to play each & every Tuesday 6:30-830p.
General Knowledge along with a special themed night once a month!
Great drink specials each & every Tuesday including:
$2 Domestics | $2 PBR Drafts | $8 Flights |
$3 Imports | $4 Well Spirit One & One’s

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Weekly Movie Night
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Where // Pilot Project Heated Tent
Movie Selection:
11/30: Elf
12/7: Full Court Miracle
12/14: Home Alone
12/21: Christmas Vacation
12/28: Happiest Season
Food Special, House popcorn mix
Reservations available on Tock

7:00 pm • Breaking Bad Trivia
Two Pints Lounge, 641 E. Boughton Rd. #110, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-3000 Map
5 rounds of trivia. Prizes for each round. All ages welcome. Call and register your team 630 739-3000

Wednesday, December 1

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!!!

3:00 – 11:45 pm • Drinksgiving at Black & Gray
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Join us at the taproom for Drinksgiving! BackStep Brown Ale will be $2 off pints, Teresa will be behind the bar, Anthony will be behind the bar, and–since most of you don’t have to work the next day–we’re staying open til midnight! So come out, mingle with friends old and new, and raise a pint in thanks for all you have to be thanksful for.

4:00 pm • Stiegl Night at The Bavarian Lodge!
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 630-241-4701 Map
Starting Wednesday, December 1st we will be featuring five beers from Salzburg Austria’s celebrated Brauerei Stiegl! Enjoy our beer list staple Stiegl Goldbrau alongside four other Stiegl offerings, including two never before available on tap in the United States! Stiegl representatives will be here to answer any questions about the brewery and will have some Stiegl goodies to give away as well.
Stieglbrauerei is Austria’s largest family-owned brewery, owned and operated by The Kiener family for more than 120 years, with a history that spans back over 525 years. In the 1990’s Stiegl grew from a small regional brewery to become Austria’s largest and most successful private brewery.
AVAILABLE ON TAP:
Steigl Goldbrau (Golden Lager)
Stiegl Herbstgold (Seasonal Lager)
Stiegl Paracelsus (Unfiltered Lager)
Stiegl Hell (Munich-Style Helles Lager)
Stiegl Pils (Classic Pilsener)
AVAILABLE IN CANS:
Stiegl Radler Grapefruit, Stiegl Radler Himbeere, Stiegl Radler Zitrone
All Stiegl Drafts Available at 4pm. While Supplies Last.
As always, Additional Parking is Available for Bavarian Lodge guests at Gator Chef Restaurant Supply, right next door at 1808 Ogden Ave.

7:00 pm • Elf
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave., Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
“Treat Everyday Like it’s Christmas “- Buddy
Join us for Elf Trivia and get in the Christmas Spirit! Hosted by Finer Points Trivia. It’s free to play, prizes are awarded to the top teams. Call now to make your reservations.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Weekly trivia at Black and Gray Brewing!
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Join us each Wednesday for our fun and free trivia game! Questions cover all subjects, and you play as a team. We don’t limit team sizes, so bring all the friends you want!
The top three teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future trivia night. Join us for the fun!

Thursday, December 2

5:30 – 7:30 pm • Music Bingo at Noon Whistle Lombard
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
Join us every other week 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.

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 – 8:30 pm • Christmas Gnomes & Ornaments Workshop
River Hawk Brewing, 24735 W. Eames St., Channahon, IL (815) 255-2202 Map
Sandy & Erica from Marketplace Creations will guide you step-by-step to create super cute, one-of-a-kind Christmas Gnomes & Ornaments! Make them for you or for a gift! This event includes two gnomes or four gnome ornaments AND one drink ticket from River Hawk.
The cost includes all of the supplies and instructions to create TWO gnomes or FOUR gnome ornaments. This class requires no previous experience but does require knowledge of a hot glue gun.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to choose your fabric and beard colors when you arrive for your workshop. Colors may be limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Supplies are pre-purchased based on the number of sign-ups we receive to ensure there’s enough for all participants. Therefore, refunds will not be given. In the event that the participant needs to cancel, you will receive a credit to use at a future event.

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:
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.

7:30 pm • Holiday Movie Trivia
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
Our next Trivia night is going to be December 2nd at 7:30pm and you’ll be quizzed on everyone’s favorite Holiday Movies! Assemble your team and give us a call to make sure you get a table (630)834-BREW (2739).

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 – 9:30 pm • Theme Trivia with Elephino 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 MC Hill on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Each month is a NEW Theme. Free to Play, Prizes to Win!

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