Goose Island BCS Tap Takeover
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 630-969-0600  πŸŒŽ
BCS Original, Vanilla, Midnight Orange, Coffee


12:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 Alter Brewing 3rd Anniversary Weekend Celebration
Alter Brewing Company, 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9558 πŸŒŽ
Friday and Saturday
Alter is turning 3 years old this month and we'd like to celebrate with you! Join us December 13th-15th for some new beer, good food, and barrel aged delights.Dec. 14th - Bottle release of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Smash Tun and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Oaked Cherry Rye Smash Tun
Plus Bull & Balance BBQ food pop-up 5:30-8:30pm.
Dec. 15th - Barrel-aged beer bonanza featuring Reverend Brown, Barrel Aged Smash Tun, Fearless barrel-aged imperial rye, and some special limited variants like cinnamon-maple Reverend Brown. Get a barrel-aged flight of your choice for $14!
Plus A Taste of the Philippines will be serving some of their signature dishes from 2:30-7:30


4:00 pm 🍺 BCS & 11Pipers Tapping
The Lucky Monk, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, IL (847) 898-0500 πŸŒŽ
Heads up! This Friday we are going to have some special beers on tap at The Lucky Monk starting at 4pm:
Goose Island's Bourbon County Brand Stout
The Bruery's 11 Pipers Piping
Make your reservation online at


4:00 pm - 12:00 am 🍺 Pollyanna Russian Collusion Night
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL 630-241-4701 πŸŒŽ
We've colluded with our comrades at Pollyanna Brewing Co. to bring you four variants of their delicious Russian Imperial Stout, Personal Chain Letter, all available on tap at The Bavarian Lodge on one special night.
Personal Chain Letter 🍻 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Personal Chain Letter 🍻 Personal Chain Letter with Vanilla Beans 🍻 Personal Chain Letter with Coffee
All Pollyanna drafts available at 4pm, while supplies last.


5:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 "Tapping and Wrapping" Event at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Timothy O'Toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago 312‑642‑0700 πŸŒŽ
Timothy O'Toole's Pub in Streeterville will hold a holiday "Tapping and Wrapping" charity event through December 22. Each day from 5-7 p.m., a representative from a different brewery will be on hand to showcase their beer on tap, while wrapping gifts for guests. With the purchase of a pint, participants will be awarded a voucher to redeem complimentary gift wrapping by the brewery (limit two per person). A portion of the featured beer sales will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The complete schedule is outlined below.
12/14: Sleepy Dog Brewing
12/15: BrewDog
12/16: Saugatuck Brewing Co., Neapolitan Milk Stout tapping
12/17: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. ($4 cans of 805)
12/18: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. Mornin' Delight tapping (5oz samples, $9.50)
12/19: Half Acre Beer Co.
12/20: Heineken ($5.50 pints)
12/21: WarPigs Brewing
12/22: Goose Island Beer Co.


5:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Craft Beer Tasting with LaGrow Brewing
Green Grocer Chicago, 1402 W. Grand Ave, Chicago (312) 624-9508 πŸŒŽ
Enjoy some of the freshest local craft beer when La Grow comes to Green Grocer to demo some of their recent stuff!


5:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Photos with Santa and CANarchy
Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division St., Chicago 773-698-8940 πŸŒŽ
Join us Friday for pictures with Santa and our ugly sweater competition! Put on your holiday best, skip the lines at the mall, and join us for an evening of fun starting at 5pm.
Whether you've been naughty or nice, we can get you some face time with the jolliest man in the world just before Christmas!
Our friends from Cigar City Brewing and Solemn Oath will be on hand to share their new collaboration, Celebrated Excellence, a Brut IPA, and to judge our ugly sweater competition with some fun prizes!


6:00 pm 🍺 Bourbon County Takeover
Wildwood Tavern, 6480 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL (847) 677-6663 πŸŒŽ
This Friday we are please to present Goose Island's specialty beers! We will be having their special Bourbon County Stout with 2 other variants that include their Vanilla and Midnight Orange. Flight specials and giveaways will be available in order to try all kinds of variants. Takeover starts at 6 pm! Come on in and try all the variants!


6:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Brixie's 57th Annual Bourbon Barrel Beer Blowout
Brixie’s Beer Bar, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL 708-387-0050 πŸŒŽ
It is December again, so it is time for our barrel aged event. Brixie’s will be tapping some rare bourbon barrel beer to celebrate the Holidays!!
The tappings this year will be staggered to better accommodate everyone.
(Beers to be tapped and times)
Goose Island BCS 2018 (6pm) 🍻 BCS 2018 Coffee Barleywine (6pm) 🍻 BCS 2018 Wheat Wine (6pm) 🍻 BCS 2018 Vanilla (7pm) 🍻 BCS 2018 Bramble Rye (7pm) 🍻 BCS 2018 Midnight Orange (7pm) 🍻 BCS 2018 Proprietors (8pm)
Other beers being tapped:
Allagash -Ganache- A Chocolate Raspberry Sour (7.5% a.b.v.)
Perrin Brewing Co. - No Rules Vietnamese Porter (15.0 %a.b.v.) (7pm)
Half Acre Big Hugs (10.0% a.b.v.)
More beers to be added during the week