11:00 - 12:00 am 🍺 National Beer Day
Tallboy Taco, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago 312-488-4917 🌎
Crack open a cold one on National Beer Day at Tallboy Taco. All craft brews will be $4 each, all day.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm 🍺 Energy City Bottle Release
Energy City Brewing, 2 1/2 W. Wilson St., Ste. A-1, Batavia, IL (630) 597-5581 🌎
Energy City announces its April 22 oz. bottle sale:
Hop Nawi NEIPA, 7.6%, $12
Hop Nawi NEIPA (Pils Malt Variant), 7.5%, $12
Beauty Factory Barleywine, 11.2%, $16
White Smoke Angel Smoked Weisse, 7.2%, $8
2 bottle limit on NEIPA and Smoked Weisse, 1 bottle limit on Barleywine,
11:00 am - 10:00 pm 🍺 Baconfest Chicago - Saturday Lunch or Dinner
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago 🌎
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM VIP Hour $160
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission $85
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour $160
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission $85
Includes unlimited creative bacon dishes from approximately 50 chefs and samples from all of our exhibitors at the shift selected. All ticket types (except Bacon-Only) include seven (7) drink tickets redeemable for paired beer, wine and cocktails from our partners. Also included: a Baconfest Tote Bag and souvenir program. VIP ticket-holders also get exclusive access to the Old Forester Speakeasy, our brand new VIP lounge just steps away from the main hall. Enjoy comfortable seating, VIP cocktails, and rare bourbon samples from Old Forester’s Whiskey Row Series.
Tickets and more info on the Baconfest web site.
11:00 am - 11:00 pm 🍺 2nd Anniversary!
Misbeehavin' Meads, 65 Franklin St., Valparaiso, IN (219) 242-8616 🌎
We're celebrating 2 years of Misbeehavin! Three new releases available by the glass or to go!
12:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Chicago Beer Fest - A River North Beer Tasting!
Old Crow Smokehouse River North, 149 W. Kinzie St., Chicago 🌎
Join fellow beer lovers as we taste, drink, and cheers to great beers at Chicago Beer Fest!
Enjoy samples from multiple breweries - there will be over 25 different beers to sample! $30 through Eventbrite
12:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 Pig Minds Tap Takeover - National Beer Day!
Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park, IL (779) 423-2147 🌎
Celebrate National Beer day with a Pig Minds tap takeover. 10 Pig Minds brews on tap all day! Brewery reps and actual brewers will be here! The Lone Canary live 7pm! No cover, drink local!
12:00 pm 🍺 Chapter 8 Release
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630‑541‑9414 🌎
Join us for the release of the latest in our series of one-off IPA's, Chapter 8.
An Oatmeal IPA, Chapter 8 is moderately hazy with a punch of pink grapefruit and peach. This assertive but refreshing IPA will be tapped right at noon when we open.
1:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Stew's Brew
Kings & Convicts Brewing Co., 523 Bank Ln., Highwood, IL 224‑707‑0117 🌎
Pediatric cancer sucks. Beer is awesome. We thought, “let’s beat sucks with AWESOME”. So, we collaborated with NUBS and Zach Gelfand to come up with Stew’s Brew. Dr. Stewart Goldman has dedicated his life to caring for kids with brain tumors – that deserves a beer. All proceeds from Stew’s Brew go to Benny’s World, a non-profit foundation supporting pediatric cancer research. Benny passed away in 2010 from a brain tumor and loved Dr. Stew.
Pre-orders of Stew’s Brew ($75 per case) can be made by following this link. We will be releasing the beer on April 7th at the Taproom in Highwood.
2:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 Battle at the Bridge: The Breweries
Bridge 410, 410 N. Paulina St., Chicago (407) 701-0883 🌎
Celebrate National Beer Day in style and sample beers from eight of Chicago's hottest breweries and cheer them on as they battle on the bocce courts to see who will become the baddest ballers in town!
A portion of the proceeds go to Special Olympics Illinois.
Tickets $35 through Eventbrite. Indulges sample pours from participating breweries. Guests have the chance to participate in a charity raffle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois with several great prizes including a 4 pack of tickets to the Chicago Beer Classic!
Participating breweries: Lagunitas Brewing Co., Off Color Brewing, Hopewell Brewing Co., Pipeworks Brewing Co., Begyle Brewing Co., Dovetail Brewery, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Lo Rez Brewing.
4:00 pm 🍺 Drinking VS Writing
Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's Chicago, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago 773‑784‑6969 🌎
Two teams of local writer/performers will represent a different side of the VS and compete head to head, through 6 rounds, to determine which side reigns. This is not a debate. Teams will perform original art, dance, song, monologue, sketch, scene or short video, inspired by one side of the versus and performed on stage for audience interpretation. it's "Drinking VS Writing" what else could you want?
Saturday at 4 pm, Wednesday at 7:30 pm, through April 25. Tickets $10 through Brown Paper Tickets.
4:00 pm 🍺 Map Room Beer School
The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Chicago, IL 773‑252‑7636 🌎
Our next Beer School will be celebrating Spring beers and new releases, hosted by 2 breweries: On Tour and Lo Rez.
Tickets are available at the bar or E-mail Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) to purchase over the phone before Beer School. $25/person, limit 2/person. We are now accepting both cash and credit cards.
Beer Schools start promptly at 4 p.m. Late arrivals will not be allowed to catch up on beers they’ve missed. Please, listen to the teacher when he or she is speaking. There will be plenty of time for socializing between beers.
5:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 National Beer Day Celebration
Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Ave., Warrenville, IL 630-393-2337 🌎
Celebrate National Beer Day at the Two Brothers Tap House. We will be tapping a special firkin at 7 p.m. and will have free brewery tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. While you’re there, check in a Two Brothers beer via Untappd with a photo and the hashtag #NationalBeerDay and you could win a Two Brothers gift card, just for having a beer!