Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, February 4-6

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, February 4-6
Hop Butcher for the World co-founders Jeremiah Zimmer, left, and Jude LaRose at 5 Rabbit Cerveceria in Bedford Park. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Apparently, when Hop Butcher for the World was negotiating to buy Half Acre’s Lincoln Ave. tap room and brewery, they was also negotiating with 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. This week, the Tribune’s Josh Noel reports that Hop Butcher has closed on a deal for 5 Rabbit’s production brewery in Bedford park. Hop Butcher has already been brewing at the Bedford facility, and hope to have a taproom opened by fall. 5 Rabbit, meanwhile, is working on a space at 19th and Sangamon in the Pilsen neighborhood, with hopes to open in the summer.

There is a bit of good news to report from the west. Carlyle Brewing Co., which anchored downtown Rockford since it opened in 2003, has re-opened. The brewpub was closed in June by its owner and brewmaster Jim Carlyle. There has been a change of heart, and the place reopened on Groundhog Day. WIFR

Another update: Just learned of the opening for Crust Brewing, a brewpub and pizzeria, which took over the former Hofbauhaus space in Rosemont. They currently have a tap list of three lagers, and pale ale and a wheat beer. Now taking reservation at (630) 653-5500, or visitors at 5500 Park Place.

Friday, February 4

7:30 – 8:30 pm • Virtual Craft Beer Tasting Series-February
River Forest Park District, 401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest, IL 708-366-6660 Map
Back by popular demand, the River Forest Park District’s 2nd Virtual Craft Beer Tasting will be on Thursday, February 3rd, from 7:30-8:30pm. This tasting features Two Hound Red Brewing Co. and Miskatonic Brewing Company. Join us via Zoom to be part of the discussion with the Brewmasters on the beers they make, their brewery operations, and answer your questions while sampling their beer. Each registration includes a 4-pack of craft beer which will be available for pickup Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm, prior to the virtual beer tasting date. Pickup will be at the Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave.
The Zoom link will be sent to your email address the Wednesday before the event. Registration here is $20. Last day for internet registrations is January 31.

Toad’s Bad News Release
Nik & Ivy Brewing, 1026 S. State St., Lockport, IL 815-524-4857 Map
Toad’s Bad News kettle sour. 6.4% ABV
Our princess might be in another castle, but our beer is right here.
Kettle soured with white peach giving it peach ring vibes with a medium/low sour.

Our Magesterium Maibock has returned!
The Church Street Brewing Co., 1480 Industrial Dr. Ste. C, Itasca, IL (630) 438-5725 Map
In hopes of a quick winter, this light and malty beer makes you feel like spring is around the corner. Due to our double-decoction-mashing process, the sweetness of the malt is brought to life. With three different hops added, it balances this beer to a traditional golden brew. The official release is this Friday, the 4th. Come in for a pint or two! Trudging through the tundra is well worth it for this righteously good beer!

Riverlands/Mikerphone Collaborations
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904 Map
& Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St., Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Another fun collaboration is also dropping this week. We hooked up with the crew at Riverlands to brew two different stouts & will be releasing both later this week.
Street Light Shining was brewed at Mikerphone. This Imperial Stout features Strawberry, Vanilla, & Toasted Coconut. 12.47%.
Wild Light Blinding was brewed at Riverlands & is an Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs, Peanut Butter, & Toasted Coconut, 12.2%
On Friday February 4th both beers will be released at both locations. At Mikerphone you will be able to purchase a mixed 2pk featuring a can of each stout, or 2pks of just Street Light Shining. Both beers will be available on draft as well. Check with Riverlands for their release details.
$19.99 per 2pk

12:00 pm • Iron&Glass Hop Butcher Pickups
Iron&Glass, 632 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL (815) 782-5559 Map
& Iron&Glass Minooka, 104 Ridge Rd., Minooka, IL (815) 255-2114 Map
Hop Butcher for the World is bringing the heat this week
Get your orders in now with pickup on Friday
Riwakamania – 6.5% Riwaka & Nelson Sauvin-hopped India Pale Ale (hazy)
Polycrystal – 7.25% Simcoe, Amarillo & Centennial-hopped India Pale Ale (American)
Order now, pickup Friday 

12:00 pm • Anniversary Beer Release
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
This year our Anniversary Airship release is a Neapolitan Ice Cream Imperial Stout! This will be on tap Saturday at noon and will also be available in 4-packs!

3:00 pm • Barrel Aged Double Dee’s Release
Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Map
& 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
February’s barrel aged release is Double Dee’s Imperial Porter. It’s a stronger version of our Billy Dee’s Porter using the same blend of brown malt and roasted malts for a smooth, chocolatey roasted character with a bit of sweetness. This version was aged for a year in Willett Rye Whiskey Barrels and has a complimentary Blueberry variant available. Both versions are on draft and in 12oz cans starting Friday 4/4 at both locations. Come by Willow Springs Saturday to snag yourself a pour while you grab a bite from Smokin’ BBQ Kitchen too!

4:00 – 9:00 pm • Goodstuff Eats BBQ Pop-Up
Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 Map
Goodstuff Eats will be serving up some delicious BBQ in our lot this winter!
Try their baby back ribs, pastrami sandwiches (with Dilly Dally Provisions spicy beer mustard & skokie provisions pickle!), brisket sandwich, smashed pork shoulder, smoked turkey special, and smoked sweet potatoes and mangoes.
See their full menu at

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Pair-it-Up at Alter Brewing Downers Grove
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
Treat your palate to Pair-it-Up‘s  warm and scrumptious Tikka Masala Meatball Sub and loaded Fusion Nachos with your favorite craft brew at Alter Brewing Downer’s Grove.

4:00 – 9:00 pm • 15 Lakes Bistro
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
Burgers, curds, fresh made chips and so much more!

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Friday Night Food Truck – Fork N Fry
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 Map
This food truck started out with one objective in mind. Find the gluten free community and feed them. Once upon a dream… This particular dream included a food truck and it had to serve a completely gluten free menu. no ifs, ands, or buts. They ran with “the mobile poutinerie” idea and transformed it into a poutine machine & fry truck.
Fork N Fry Mobile Poutinerie is based out of Lake County, IL. They’ve been on the streets since June of 2019.

5:00 – 10:00 pm • Friday – Dia de Los Tacos
D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 Map
This Friday, we are happy to have another reason to all get together.
And to feed us all, Dia De Los Tacos Chicago is here. The food truck is here to serve you. Like the name says – try the tacos.
And at 6, Mr. Friday Night, Matt Keen is ready for ya.

5:00 – 8:00 pm • BBQ Pop-Up: Fire & Smoke BBQ
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Grab your favorite people and head over to our brewery in St. Charles for a night of excellent BBQ and live music.
Fire & Smoke will be coming in HOT with their award-winning smoked meats from 5pm to sellout. We’re talking burnt ends, pork belly, smoked mac n cheese and more.
At 6pm, Mark Harrison of the band Wait, What? will play a solo show until close.
It’s the end of the week, let’s let loose with good grub and tunes.

5:00 – 9:00 pm • Restaurant Pop Up & Live Music
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Strawberries BBQ is bringing the heat with their smoker! 5-8PM or sold out, come and grab their awesome BBQ and sides! Due to unforeseen circumstances, Strawberries BBQ will not be joining us today.
Willard Wilcox is coming to OBC for the first time, so help us welcome him to the brewery. He’ll be playing from 6-8PM

5:00 – 9:00 pm • Tamale Spaceship Lands!
Solemn Oath Taproom, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map
We’ve been jonesing for tamales ever since we locked in The Tamale Spaceship for this Friday (Senior) visit. You masa not miss this one.

5:00 – 11:30 pm • Phase Three Collab Release: Migration Imperial Stout
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-916-6421 Map
We brewed Migration, an 11.5% Imperial Stout, with our good friends at Phase Three Brewing Co. and are releasing it on tap and in 2pks to-go on Friday, February 4th at 5pm. Brewed with a big grain bill of several specialty grains and conditioned with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, and vanilla.
As a bonus, we will also have two Phase Three beers on tap (while supplies last):
* Eunoia Batch 8 (15%) – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Hazelnut & Ghana Cocoa Nibs
* P3 Italian Pils (5.3%) – Italian-style Pilsner dry-hopped with Saphir
Come hang with us, meet the Phase Three crew, and enjoy a great start to the weekend.

Saturday, February 5

9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Energy City Releases
Energy City Brewing, 917 First St., Batavia, IL (630) 597-5581 Map
It’s shaping up to be the week of fire and ice! Looks like Mother Nature will take care of the ice; we’ll provide the fire
Try samples of our spicy beers: Bâtisserie Habanero Chocolate, Bistro Mango & Blood Orange Habanero Heat Wave and Bistro Taquito this Saturday at the brewery.New beers are available now for online pre-order.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm • Half Day Frozen 5K & Post Race Party
Half Day Brewing Co., 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL 847-821-6933 Map
Join Adrenaline Special Events for our 3rd Annual 5k out and back along the beautiful Des Plaines River Trail!
$30/Person (Space is Limited):
10am start time from the Half Day Brewing Parking Lot (Packet pick-up 7:30am)
What you get: All participants will receive a t-shirt with their entry and a finisher medal as they complete their race
Awards: Top 3 Male & Female Finishes
2 “Middle of the Pack” Awards
Best Costume
Snow Angel Contest
Celebrate Your Finish at our Post-Race Party! 10am-1pm | $10/person wristband includes: Ice Cold Half Day Brewing Frozen Tundra Draft, Hot Toddy, Soft Drinks & Food Buffet
Non-Runners: Join the post-race fun on race day for only $20/person!
Register here.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm • Statewide Stout Release
Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Dr., Hammond, IN 219-844-5468 Map
To showcase solidarity throughout the independent craft beer industry, we are joining a statewide collaboration for the second annual Indiana Statewide Stout Day on Saturday, February, 5th, 2022.
Come try our Imperial Stout, BlakStar! 9% ABV – 35 IBUs

11:00 am • Illini vs. Indiana
Orange & Brew, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880 Map
First place Illini take on the Hoosiers! Pete will open the doors early for the 11 a.m. tip – $1 off all regular sized drafts, cans of beer or cider, or wine for here!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm • Ales & Snowshoe Trails with Penrose Brewery
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd., Elgin, IL 224-238-3527 Map
Grab a group of friends, coworkers or your significant other and let the great outdoors take you on a one-of-a-kind Winter adventure surrounded by over 7 acres of nature! Your adventure begins in the tap room where you will check in, and gear up for a 1/2 mile snowshoe trail hike. You will receive a beer at the end of each trail from the folks at Penrose Brewing Co. (Geneva, Illinois). TACO MADRE food truck will be on site from 12-4PM to make sure you don’t go hungry.
After your beer trek, relax in our Woodland Beer Garden where you can partake in Hammerschlagen and enjoy a beverage and tacos next to the bonfire. Consider adding a private fire pit or Lounge Pod rental to your experience!
This is a ticketed event, and space is limited for each trail time.
COST: $27.99 – Snowshoe Rental & 2 Beers
Price includes a self guided 1/2 mile trail hike through our 7 acre property, 2 Penrose Beers, Hammerschlagen, a barrel fire, and a rad time with friends! Food truck and tips are additional. We ask that you carpool or Uber to this event as our parking is limited due to the snow. A prompt departure at the end of your ticket time to allow space for the next group is greatly appreciated.
*This event is for ages 21 and over.
Dogs are not allowed on the trail during this event. There will be no refunds for this event. In the case of rapid snow melt or rain, the event will be moved to the same time on 2/26/22.
Before purchasing a ticket, please familiarize yourself with our Trail Rules, and complete your release form prior to your arrival to allow for a quicker check in.
Book trail time

12:00 – 4:00 pm • *Moor’s Beer Tasting
Jewel-Osco, 17705 S Halsted St, Homewood, IL (708) 957-1810 Map
Last week’s Jewel/Osco event was one for the books, but WAIT, there’s more!
We’ll be at the Homewood Jewel this weekend from 12p-4p.
Kings and Queens: Our campaign to sell out each tasting is running strong, and we need YOUR HELP to continue!
Go and find the Beer/Spirits Buyer at your local Jewel-Osco and ask for Moor’s Beer BY NAME!

12:00 – 11:00 pm • Beer Release: Kookies n’ Cream
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Starting at Noon you can get Kookies n’ Cream, the special Annual Chocolate Walk for Charity Beer! It was built on a base of a chocolatey and roasty bourbon barrel aged stout. The beer then joined forces with chocolate wafer cookies and their vanilla cream filling. 11% ABV

12:00 pm • 3rd Year Anniversary Party
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Join us for an all day celebration of making it to the 3 year mark! Highlights include:
* Free Duke’s Blues n BBQ at 6:30 pm
* Taproom release of our anniversary beer, III, a Sour Belgian Tripel. $5 full pours all day
* Four packs to-go priced at $6, $8, or $10 (35%-45% off retail)!

12:00 – 4:00 pm • Relish Brand Pop-Up and Release
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904 Map
We linked up with the talented folks at Relish Brand for a rad new design & they’ll be coming out this Saturday for a little release party. Owner & designer Derrick will be on site with his Chicago style merch & we’ll be releasing our collab design. Take a look at his work here. Pick up the t-shirt, glass, stickers, or all three. Collaboration shirt & glassware will be sold in person only on Saturday. Any remaining merch will be made available for online purchase next week.

12:00 pm • Nice and Toasted – Imperial Stout Release
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
A brand new Imperial stout hits the taps and can cooler!
Nice and Toasted – Imperial Stout w/ toasted coconut, marshmallow and vanilla. (Lactose Free). ABV: 9.5% IBU: 10
Aged on over 75lbs of toasted coconut and a big helping of marshmallow and vanilla this sticky imperial stout is liquid dessert in a glass. A smooth deep caramel and chocolate flavor are wonderfully coated with the sweet nuttiness of toasted coconut. Marshmallow and vanilla open up even more as this beer warms. Some of the best things about a cold winter are getting nice and toasted.
Available on draft in 8oz pours, 4pk 16oz cans to go. + Live Music and Food Truck!

12:00 pm • Moon Jam Release
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
This mixed fermentation beer has been sitting in barrels in Lombard for two years now! During this time the added culture has been able to capture multitudes of flavor. This effervescent Wild Sour Blonde Ale is very fruity with notes of pineapple and citrus. There is complex flavor within every sip!
Moon Jam will be on tap and to go at both locations. Come quick!

1:00 – 9:00 pm • Up In Smoke Creations
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 555-1212 Map
HE’S BAAAAAAAAACK! Up In Smoke Creations brings Brisket and Pulled Pork for lunch, Salmon, ribs and more smoked on site that day. There will be a limited number of racks of ribs available for walk in’s. Want to guarantee you get his award winning Baby Back ribs? Order ahead by contacting him through facebook messenger. Want to pre-order for pickup and takeout? Contact him through his facebook page directly. Want pounds of stuff for a party? He’s down with that. Contact him to pre-order. Please note that 10pm is only if he still has food by then. He has run out before then on occasion. 

2:00 pm • Mamma Mia Pizza
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904 Map
New & locally-owned wood-fired pizza truck Mamma Mia will be here on Saturday Feb 5th from 2p-sellout. No reservations required.

2:00 – 8:00 pm • Donuts For Dogs Fundraiser
Flesk Brewing Co., 200 Applebee St., Ste. E, Barrington, IL 244-655-7291 Map
Join us for a day of dogs, donuts and donations!
Donuts For Dogs will be selling their dog-friendly mini donuts starting at 2pm!
Joe + Dough food trailer will be selling fresh made to order mini donuts for humans from 2-5pm!
NEW beer release with $1 of each pint sold donated to Young At Heart Pets
Enjoy a pint in our dog friendly taproom

3:00 – 6:00 pm • Pop-Up Kitchen: Bumbu Roux!
Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL (847) 588-0652 Map
Serving up wonderful Indonesian Food
Saturday 3-8p • Sunday 2-6p
Lumpia (Veggie Spring Rolls)
Spicy Pork Baos
Sate Ayam (Grilled Chicken Skewers)
Nasi Goreng (fried rice, shrimp option)
Count on us for delicious food every weekend!

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Fire & Smoke BBQ at Wolfden!
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Map
Come out and enjoy Fire & Smoke at Wolfden! They will be serving up their amazing BBQ from 4-8pm!
Fire & Smoke BBQ Company provides authentic barbecue, specializing in serving meats and sides that have been cooked low and slow to give it a unique taste. Their handmade rubs and all natural wood smoke creates flavors that cannot be replicated by those other places who use gas grills and liquid smoke. Enjoy food the way it’s meant to be tasted!

4:30 – 8:30 pm • Saturday with Santiago’s Tacos
D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 Map
This Saturday, we have a great, authentic taco truck stopping by. Santiago’s Tacos will be here this afternoon.
Do yourself a favor and try these Tacos. The meat is killer and so are the salsas.
Bring cash. As they are cash only.

5:00 pm • 4th Anniversary Jammie Party!
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
Happy Birthday to us!
EBC Turns 4 on February 5th so join us in celebrating with a Jammie Party! We’ll have some variants of Smooth Jammies including The Devil Wears Jammies, and Sticky Jammies. As well as Double Barrel Jammies (a blend of Brandy barrel aged Jammies and Bourbon barrel aged Jammies) and Single barrel Jammies which was aged in a Bourbon barrel with a TON of Vanilla Beans!
We will also be releasing an Anniversary Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, simply titled “4”. We brewed this Big Imperial stout and aged in it in four different barrels and blended them together in a cuvee! This beer will be on Draft and available in 750ml bottles to go.
To make a reservation, call (630)834-BREW(2739).

5:00 – 9:00 pm • Dope Sandwich Food Truck
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Our local Dope Sandwich Food Truck is back to satiate you! They’ll be making fresh pressed sandwiches from 5-9pm. Come support local!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Saturday Night Food Truck – Billy Bricks Pizza
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 Map
Thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza, baked in an authentic wood-fired, brick oven is the centerpiece of a simple menu along with some treats!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Chuck’s Wood-Fired Pizza
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Cold winter nights combated with HOT pizza and LIVE tunes? Sounds like a good combo to keep warm and happy.
Chuck and his crew will be here cooking up the area’s best pizzas from 5pm to sellout. No need to trudge out in the cold, they’ll take your order inside and bring it hot and ready to your table.
Nicole Devine returns to the taproom for a live set from 6-9pm. Local music, food, and beer in one stop? That’s what Saturdays should be all about.

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Unusual Suspects & Friends! LV Taproom
Harbor Brewing Co., Lake Villa, 136 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa, IL  Map
An HBC favorite, The Unusual Suspects, is back at the Lake Villa Taproom!
Stop in for Smiley’s Barbecue starting at 5!

7:00 – 11:00 pm • HTH 9th Anniversary with Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues
Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW Map
Horse Thief Hollow is 9 years old! Join us for a festive celebration featuring three-time Grammy nominated blues artist Billy Branch. Plus, a beer on the house for every guest! No cover, but make your dinner reservations at

9:00 pm – 1:00 am • Celebrating the History of Chicago House Music
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago (312) 638-0700 Map
The History of Chicago House Music will be Celebrated on DJ INTERNATIONAL WAY with Moor’s Brewing Co.
In 1985, a record label was launched that forever changed the history of music. The label was DJ INTERNATIONAL. The music was HOUSE. The records were GROUNDBREAKING and the DJs became LEGENDARY.
Moor’s is paying homage to Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Farley, Steve Hurly, Marshall Jefferson and more as we kick off Black History Month on the corner of Randolph and Halsted … renamed DJ INTERNATIONAL WAY in honor of the people that created the music that will forever be internationally known as CHICAGO HOUSE!

Sunday, February 6

10:00 – 11:00 am • Beer & Yoga
Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Map
Join us for a 60 minute guided yoga  lesson every Sunday from 10am-11am in the Willow Springs Savage Oak Room.
After you’ve reached a higher physical, mental and spiritual plane, reach for your cool down pint in the pub! Just $20 covers your class and your first pour of any IOB beer.
Our space is limited to 30 people, so come a little early to grab your spot and stretch. Please remember to BYO yoga mat and $20 (cash only).

10:30 – 11:30 am • Yoga with Jen
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Yoga at OBC will incorporate a vinyasa, power, yoga class designed to challenge, awaken, and detoxify every muscle of the body. This energetic flow style class guides students towards greater awareness of self, personal transformation and empowerment. It will sculpt, tone, and condition both your body and mind and at the same time bring forth a whole lot of fun and playfulness. The class is appropriate for all levels. Modifications and variations are encouraged to accommodate individual needs and experience levels. A yoga mat is required, a towel and water are strongly recommended.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Brews & Yoga at Alter Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
The best kind of stretch goal is easy to achieve (and includes a beer).
Join us on February 6th with friends and fellow beer fans for a refreshing 1 hour yoga session, led by our wonderful instructor Kelly. Afterwards, relax alongside your classmates in the taproom with a brew of your choice.
Tickets are $20 (Eventbrite) and go fast, so be sure to sign up today! Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one!

11:00 am – 3:30 pm • Crafts & Drafts
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
Join us February 6th for a Craft Market, here at Elmhurst Brewing Company! We have local vendors coming in with hand crafted goods!
It’s free to wander the market and it will be open 11am-3:30pm.
See the vendor list at out Facebook event page.

11:00 am • Family Game night
Two Pints Lounge, 641 E. Boughton Rd. #110, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-3000 Map
No football games. come bring your family and have lunch and play some Family Games.
Jenga, Connect 4, Uno. Chess, Domino, some art card games as well.

12:00 – 5:00 pm • Chicken Truck Sunday in Oswego
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
The Country Grill chicken truck comes every Sunday, rain or shine, to Oswego and brings the finest rotisserie chickens, ribs, homemade sides and wraps!
Check out our menu.
If you want to pre-order, just send us a Direct message what food you want us to reserve and at what time you plan to pick it up!

12:00 – 8:00 pm • Lunar New Year Celebration
Marz Community Brewing, 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago (773) 837-0145 Map
Hey folks its almost time for the Lunar New Year! We are celebrating this Sunday at the Iron St taproom
With special menu by @truple and collab pizzas between @triplecrownchi and @e.f.pizzaonmarz !!
Save the date, grab yer tiger and celebrate with us!

1:00 pm • Sunday Eats: Mac Dynamite
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St., Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Miss out on some killer mac last time Mac Dynamite was here? Fear not: they’re heading back to our brewery in St. Charles from 1pm to sellout.
This isn’t that cheap, boxed, tastes-good-at-midnight mac n cheese. We’re talking gourmet-level grub with real cheese and high quality ingredients that will warm your very SOUL.
Add live tunes by Amber Berg for our afternoon Sunday Sessions from 2-5pm, and you’ve got a solid day drinking Sunday ahead.

1:00 – 8:00 pm • Smittytown Market
Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 Map
Come support some of your favorite local vendors directly at our indoor market. Grab a beer, browse, and buy!

2:00 – 5:00 pm • Brainy Day Box
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Calling all parents and kiddos!
Looking for a fun activity to do with your little ones while also enjoying a Dry City pint? We have the event for you! Come on out and build a Valentine’s Day themed sensory box with guided instruction from @brainydaybox. They will also have guided stem challenges and learning activities you can do with your kids! Cold pints will be on tap for the parents!
1 reservation per family includes 1 full size build your own sensory box with provided materials, guided stem challenges and learning activities, and 1 pint for the parents. Reservations are $35, and additional boxes are available for purchase, $15 for a mini box and $25 for a full box.
Tickets are limited to six families per 1.5 hour time slot, so we have 12 slots max available, and spots must be purchased in advance! To purchase, please visit the taproom during normal business hours, or call up to the taproom during those hours, and we will hook you up!!! NO EMAILS, MESSAGES OR VOICEMAILS PLEASE.

2:30 pm • SIP & Paint Party
Village Vintner Winery & Brewery, 2380 Esplanade Dr., Algonquin, IL (847) 658-4900 Map
Join us for our next Sip & Paint just in time for Valentine’s Day! Invite your girlfriends, family, co-workers or even the kids for this fun event on Sunday, February 6th at the Village Vintner Winery & Brewery. Cost is $30 and there are multiple options that you can customize wording on the hearts or candy. Enjoy lunch, appetizers or just drinks while you paint, laugh and enjoy an afternoon creating something perfect for Valentine’s Day. To sign up email Abby at Please note: there is a 2 drink/food item minimum for this event

3:00 – 6:00 pm • Chunky Blanket Workshop at Steam Hollow
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
Sandy & Erica from Marketplace Creations will guide you step-by-step through the hand knitting process to create a super cozy, one-of-a-kind chunky blanket! Make one for you or one as a gift! This event includes one drink ticket from Steam Hollow!
The cost includes all of the supplies and instructions to create your own blankets. You will receive enough chunky yarn to make (approximately) a 40″ x 50″ blanket. This class requires no needles or knitting experience! Reservations here ($85).
PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to choose your yarn colors when you arrive for your workshop. We offer a selection of neutral colors (gray, cream, and tan) along with a few other color choices.
Supplies are pre-purchased based on the number of sign-up’s 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.

4:00 pm • Dexter Trivia
Nik & Ivy Brewing, 1026 S. State St., Lockport, IL 815-524-4857 Map
Dexter trivia is this Sunday @ 4. Email us at, or message us on Facebook for reservations.

4:00 – 8:30 pm • Mädern Mäke Sushi and RAMEN!
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
Trucking in with a greatly expanded menu including real RAMEN (not that bagged stuff)! Former Sushi chefs from Ikigai serve up the good stuff made to order. This time with Tempura, fried rolls and other delights not normally found at their pop-ups!

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