Pollyanna Roselare 1st Anniversary and Triple Beer Release
Pollyanna - Roselare, 245 E. Main St., Roselle, IL (847) 285-1909 🌎
Our second location, Pollyanna Brewing Company Roselare, is celebrating its first anniversary all weekend long on Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th! Saturday December 8th (Roselare only)
Our inaugural anniversary Kölsch party! We're going old school Cologne-style and throwing a traditional Kölsch party featuring .2L Stange glasses and lots of traditional German Kölsch!
The debut of Chicago Culinary Kitchen's new food truck! We are beyond excited to have them at the brewery all day long serving up some of the best food in Chicago! They'll be in Roselle from 12-8pm! Food menu will be posted soon! IT'S DELICIOUS!!!
Live jams from Amazing Mike (1:30-4:30) and more live jams from Jack Byron (7-10pm)

 

Guinness Pint Engraving and Tasting
Binny's Wheeling, 1550 E. Lake Cook Rd., Wheeling, IL 847-459-2200, 🌎
Binny's North Riverside, 7250 Cermak Rd., North Riverside, IL 708-443-7901, 🌎
Binny's Lincolnwood, 7175 N. Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood, IL 847-745-6299, 🌎
Binny's Highland Park, 153 Skokie Valley Highway, Highland Park, IL 847-831-5400, 🌎
Binny's South Loop, 1132 S. Jefferson, Chicago 312-768-4400, 🌎
Binny's Evanston, 1111 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 448-4800 🌎
& Binny's Hyde Park, 1240 E 47th St., Chicago 773-324-5000 🌎
South Loop: 11am - 1pm
Wheeling: 2 - 4 pm
Evanston, Hyde Park: 4 - 6 pm
Highland Park, North Riverside: 5 - 7 pm
Lincolnwood: 5 - 8 pm
Purchase (2) 6 packs or (1) Multipack 8 or 12 pack and get a free Guinness Gravity Glass with your name engraved on it. While you wait sample Guinness, Draught, Guinness Blonde and Guinness 200th Anniversary Stout.

 

12:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 BuckleDown 5 Year Anniversary
BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 W 47th St., Lyons, IL 708-777-1842 🌎
BuckleDown has been open for 5 whole years! We know. We've been growing and having a blast doing it since 2013. So come celebrate with us.
Live Music: JD Kostyk will be playing starting at 7pm. DJ Decept to follow.
Specialty Beer: Our beloved Shadowbox Barrel Aged American Stout returns in Draft Variants ONLY. Let's have some fun, why don't we: Raspberry, Hazelnut Praline, Almond Joy (Chocolate, Coconut, Almond)

 

12:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Flossmoor Winterfest
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW 🌎
The Community Relations Commission is sponsoring its first-ever Flossmoor Business Holiday Hunt. Visit participating downtown and Flossmoor Commons businesses starting December 8th to find the hidden Flossmoor logo. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win a Flossmoor Business gift basket! Check the schedule at the Facebook Event page.

 

12:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Smallbar and Revolution Brewing Winter Jam
Smallbar Logan Square, 2956 N. Albany, Chicago 773-509-9888 🌎
Well, winter is settling in and it's time to accept it. Allow us to ease you into the season with one helluva party! Ornament making! Hot mulled wine! Revolution Brewing Fistmas, other beers AND their legendary prize wheel! Pop-up by our friends at Kimski ! And of course, appearances by SANTA CLAUS!! Mark your party calendars for December 8th! Donations will be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Bring a can of food - get $1 off your first draft beer.
Bring your dogs and kids to the patio from 12-5 for tree decorating! Won Kim is gonna start serving Kimski deliciousness starting at 3, and then giving you Korean Ssam plates starting at 7. Weather be damned! The only time now is party time - are we clear?

 

12:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Christmas & Winter Beer Festival
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771 🌎
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our 20th Annual Christmas and Winter Beer Tasting. This is the most comprehensive tasting of Christmas and Winter beers held anywhere in North America. There will be 100+ beers available to sample from all over the globe – many brands in multiple vintages. Some of the beers included in this fabulous tasting are Anchor Christmas Ale (10 vintages), King & Barnes Christmas Ale (3 vintages), Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome (20 year vertical !!!), Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (10 vintages) + Goose Island Christmas Ale, Three Floyds Alpha Claus Christmas Porter, Lakefront Holiday Spice, Prairie Christmas Bomb, Harvey’s Christmas Ale, St. Feuillien Noel 2004 +
The cost of the tasting is $20.00 for 20 Sample tickets and information about the beers will be provided. The event itself is free to attend.

 

12:30 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Dovetail Holiday Market
Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave., Chicago 773-683-1414 🌎
Join Dovetail Brewery for a holiday market featuring local vendors.
- Free entry
- Delicious craft beer and food for purchase
- Family friendly
Can't make it? Check out our other holiday pop-up events or shop our full selection of gifts online at hailtotheale.etsy.com

 

1:00 - 3:00 pm 🍺 Local Craft Beer and Pizza Tasting
Binny's Evanston, 1111 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 448-4800 🌎
Join us and see what's fresh in Chicago from a few of our favorite local breweries. Find a new favorite for the campfire or tailgate! We’ll also be serving up some local pizza. 100% of the tasting fee will benefit Curt's Cafe, an Evanston nonprofit committed to providing unique restaurant training and assistance to at-risk or formerly incarcerated young adults.
Reservations Required ($50): RSVP by calling (847) 448-4800.

 

1:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Weekend at Binny's Spotlight: Staff Favorites
Binny's Joliet, 3150 Tonti Dr., Joliet, IL (815) 230-8100 🌎
Taste from a selection of staff picked wine, spirits and beers. We'll have small bites from local caterer Dice Dogs plus giveaways!

 

1:00 - 3:00 pm 🍺 Deck The Gingerbread House
Forge Brewhouse, 216 N. 6th St, DeKalb, IL (815) 517-0237 🌎
Bring your decorating buddy and deck out your very own Gingerbread House at Forge Brewhouse while you enjoy some craft beer! Everything you need to embellish your house is included!

You are welcome to bring your own candies or decorating items to add to your house! Ages under 21 are welcome to sign up. Instead of a beer, a pint of Root Beer will be included in your registration.
Limited Seating! Tickets $25 through Eventbrite. Present your ticket the day of on phone or printed.

 

2:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Boathouse Reserve Release
Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL (779) 220-9288 🌎
Sometimes, the moment demands more. Crystal Lake Brewing answers that call by brewing the exceptional barrel-aged beers that make up our Boathouse Reserve series. Each is a bold brew featuring rich aromas of freshly roasted coffee deepened with the flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and molasses, and aged for over a year in just-emptied, oak barrels.
Released each year in time for the holidays, these exceptional beers are available in limited quantity at fine liquor stores and restaurants in Northern Illinois. This year's release includes 3 unique beers: Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels, Imperial Stout Aged In Rye Whiskey Barrels, and Barleywine Aged In Bourbon Barrels.
We'd like to invite you to the brewery on release day to sample them. Admission is $20 and includes a 5 oz sample of each of the 3 beers and an assortment of light appetizers to complement them. Or choose "The Reserve Package", which includes your admission plus 3 4-packs (one of each) and a limited edition Boathouse Reserve snifter to take home with you after the event.
The event will be held in the brewery (not the tap room) so space is limited to 120 guests. Please register here to attend.
The Fine Print: This is a 21 and over event. Please bring valid ID for admission and to purchase packaged beers. Limit 3 carry-out packages per guest.

 

2:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Beer & Wine Lovers Holiday Bazaar - Michigan City
Arcadia Cafe + Bar, 100 Washington St., Michigan City, IN (219) 809-9616 🌎
We have just what you need to get through the holidays. It's a Holiday Bazaar just for you!
Head to Arcadia and sample drinks while you shop! We will have beer, wine and spirit tastings and over ten vendors with gifts just for the beer and wine lover in your life! Ceramic beer mugs, custom wine glasses, wine glass charms, beef jerky and more!
Here is a sampling of our vendors:
Dig the Dunes • The In Coast • Regionwear • Beef Jerky Outlet • Burn 'Em Brewing • Treasures by the Tide • Hobgoblin • Joel Pisowicz Pottery • Matthew Werner books & calendars• 3rd Coast Cookies • A Girl + Her Photographs • wine dlites from ArtSees Diner
Food will be available!
Cost is $10 in advance (includes samples) and $15 at the door.
No sipping, just shopping? FREE. (but the samples will be worth the $10...we promise!)

 

3:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 B3 Bourbon Bacon Beer Fest 2018
Northfield Square Mall, 1600 N State Rt. 50, Bourbonnais, IL  🌎
3rd Annual, B3: The trinity of Fun: Bourbon, Bacon, & Beer has just got Bigger!
Admission to the event will be $5.00. The first 300 ticketed people though the door will receive a limited edition Beer or Bourbon glass. You can also purchase advance tickets online and guarantee yourself one of those 300 limited edition glasses.
With your $5.00 entry fee you will have a chance to sample a handful of free products, however all other samples will be priced with tickets. ALL drink tickets will be sold at .75 cents each. Spirits will be sampled in 1/4 oz. tastings and beers will be sampled out in 3oz. tastings. Most samples will be priced between 1 and 3 tickets… HOWEVER, the rare finds, small batches and limited production items will take more tickets to sample. The event will feature over 250 bourbons, whiskeys, ryes, scotches and other spirits many of which have been collecting for over a year and are in very limited supply. There will also be over 20 different local, regional and national craft breweries represented for you beer lovers that attend.
This Year with over 64000 square feet we will be featuring Bands, Cocktail Bar, Bourbon, Beer & Bacon inspired Vendors, Your Favorite Liquors, Local Brewery and Restaurant Gift cards for all your Christmas Shopping for the Bourbon, Bacon, or Beer Lover.
Specialty featured cocktails will be available to purchase, at our Pop up Cocktail Bar.
Enter to win the Chance to purchase Rare Bottles of Weller, EJ Taylor, & More.
BRING ON THE BACON!!!
The event will also include two bacon eating contests, bacon inspired foods, snacks and other items (please note that all food and vendor items must be purchased with cash your tickets are for drinks only).
This Fest is 21 or over. Tickets can be purchased online and at Hoppy Pig in Bradley or Blarney Stone Oak Forest.
Updates and beer lists at www.bourbonbaconbeerfest.com.

 

3:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 Pollyanna Fun Size Sugar Cookie Release
The Open Bottle, 7101 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL 708-263-0449  🌎
Join us for a SWEET event with our friends at Pollyanna Brewing Co. as we release bottles and draft for their latest Fun Size... Sugar Cookie Fun Size! Get a pour on draft and receive a FREE sugar cookie!
ABOUT THE BEER: "Milk stout with sugar cookie, peanut, and chocolate flavor, cocoa nib, vanilla bean, and sea salt"

 

5:00 pm - 2:00 am 🍺 Bourbon County Tap Takeover
Crazypour Sports Bar OTB, 105 E. North Ave., Villa Park, IL 630-758-0099 🌎
We will be tapping 5 of the 8 Bourbon County Stouts released for 2018. VERY limited supply. First Come First Serve!
Bourbon County Stout Original 🍻Bramble Rye Ale🍻 Midnight Orange Stout🍻 Vanilla Stout 🍻 Wheat Wine Ale

 

6:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 St. Nick's 'N Flicks
The Open Bottle, 7101 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL 708-263-0449  🌎
Come out to our 2nd St. Nicks 'N Flicks event where we screen Christmas movies and enjoy Christmas beers!
DRAFT: Goose Island NoëlBell's Brewery Christmas Ale
SCREENING: Jingle All The Way (starts at 6:00pm) ☆ Elf (starts around 8:00pm)