Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration Release
MyGrain Brewing Co., 50 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 106, Joliet, IL (815) 345-3339 🌎
“Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration don't fail me now!”
Tipping our hat to the Blues Brothers with this hefty brew. This was aged in a blend of different craft whiskey barrels from Koval and Buffalo Trace for a year, then blended together with Plums and Cranberries to give it just a little extra kick.
Goose Island BCS Tap Takeover
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 630-969-0600 🌎
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 🌎
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 🍺 A Collective Arts Anniversary + Grumpy Gaucho
Iron&Glass, 632 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL 815-782-5559 🌎
I&G Anniversary Week!
Join I&G and Collective Arts on for an Origin of Darkness event.
We are tapping the whole Origin of Darkness Series plus the 2018 Barrel Aged Imperial Porter at 4pm.
There will be a rep from Collective Arts on site to add to the fun with giveaways. All 6 Origin of Darkness variants and the Barrel Aged Imperial Porter will be available in bottles as well.
Grumpy Gaucho will be joining the party 5-8pm to serve up the empanada love!
4:00 pm 🍺 BCS & 11Pipers Tapping
The Lucky Monk, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, IL (847) 898-0500 🌎
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 theluckymonk.com
4:00 pm - 12:00 am 🍺 Pollyanna Russian Collusion Night
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL 630-241-4701 🌎
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.
AVAILABLE ON DRAFT:
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 🌎
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
12/16: 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 🌎
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 🌎
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!
5:30 - 7:30 pm 🍺 An Evening with Around the Bend
Beer on the Wall, 106 Main St., Park Ridge, IL 312‑720‑3732 🌎
Around the Bend is a small production brewery located in Chicago focused on pushing the envelope - searching for what's next. Their canvas is your glass. You can expect interesting new flavor/style/technique mash-ups from them, but never just to be gimmicky. If there's not a clear reason to believe adding certain ingredients or changing a process will elevate the style that they're brewing, then they won't do it. But if they’ve got a hunch…well, they’ll follow it because who knows what could happen. The possibilities really are endless. It’s time to start exploring. Let's see what's Around the Bend!
6:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party #8
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 815‑962‑8758 🌎
Start digging in your closet or hitting the thrift stores, because our 8th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party is just weeks away.
Join us for a fun holiday tradition, albeit an ugly one.
EVERYONE wearing an ugly sweater on Friday will win a small prize, but the best of the best will be judged at 930 and take home: 1st Place - $50. OLY Gift Card
2nd Place - $25. OLY Gift Card
3rd Place - $10 OLY Gift card
6:00 pm 🍺 Bourbon County Takeover
Wildwood Tavern, 6480 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL (847) 677-6663 🌎
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 🌎
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