11:00 am 🍺 Home Cut Hero Release
Arrowhead Ales Brewing Co., 2101 Calistoga Dr., New Lenox, IL (815) 717-6068 🌎
Releasing our "Original" Home Cut Hero Imperial Donut Stout! Made with vanilla, lactose, and Joliet's favorite, Original Home Cut Donuts.
$15 per 22 oz bottle (limit 2), 9 oz. tap pours, $6 each.
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 🍺 Santa Claus is visiting Goose Island Brewhouse!
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 🌎
Santa is coming to Goose!!
Guests can enjoy complimentary Build Your Own hot chocolate, DIY photos with Santa, and a cookie decorating station for the kids!
Snapping a picture with Santa is free, just remember to bring your phone or camera.
11:00 am 🍺 Fox in the Snow/Reine Des Renards Double Release
Off Color Brewing's The Mousetrap Taproom, 1460 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago (312) 929-2916 🌎
We have a couple of big releases coming up to end the year. On Saturday, we’ll be releasing Fox in the Snow, our first kriek and first beer going into 375ml bottles, as well as Reine Des Renards, the first beer bottled out of the Calvados foedre. These bottles will not be distributed, so if you want to guarantee yourself a stash we suggest making release reservations here.
Fox in the Snow - A shock of red as if glimpsing a fox dart into the forest’s edge, bursting with it’s namesakes unbridled wild edge and vinous tannin from an 11 month rest in one of our Barolo foedres before being refermented for a further two months with cherries.
Reine Des Renards - A Flemish Blonde (similar in nature to the more widely known Flemish Reds) fermented for five months in a 14 year old French Calvados foedre with our wild yeasts. Then refermented for six more months with 900 liters of raw apple cider (Northern Pippen, Northern Spy, and Golden Delicious), unpasteurized to preserve their native flora. And pressed by our good friend, Ryan Burk, who you’ll probably recognized as that devastatingly handsome lumberjack, hipster looking guy from all those Angry Orchard commercials.
11:00 am 🍺 Major Beer Release at Solemn Oath
Solemn Oath Taproom, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 🌎
Saturday, we close out our 2018 rendition of The Old Order with an absolute Herculean release. Five beers of wide variety and each with their own story to tell.
11:00 AM: Closed Session for Members of The Old Order. Not a member? 2019 is now open through the end of December. Something to think about for yourself or as a gift.
Pierogi Joe’s will be set up for food in the back with their encapsulated slices of glory.
12:00 PM: Due to the fact that we are raising funds for The Naperville Parks Foundation
3:00 PM: Party in the brew space closes. Bottle pickup space closes for TOO. All pickups shift to Taproom. We will hold Corporate Holiday Party for thirty days from this date before they are forfeited and we resell them to the general masses. Please read that again.
Three-tab wristbands will be sold for $21 if you wish to enjoy the beers during the party. Each tab is good for either: one full pour of any beer (full pours range from 9oz to 16oz depending on the beer) OR two 4oz pours of the beers. Wristbands will be sold upon entry into the release party area. There is no three beer limit in the brewery so you are able to now purchase multiple wristbands. Please establish a designated driver or take a ride share. Plan ahead so you can enjoy yourself responsibly.
Corporate Holiday Party • Spiced Stout • 22oz Bottle • 7.4% ABV • $20
Great. it’s here again. The mandatory Corporate Holiday Party. Awkward small talk with the guys from IT. Someone ends up crying in the bathroom. Your boss tries to tell you about golf. At least there will be beer… like this spicy, chocolatey, and roasty distraction from the holiday madness. This beer is a well-defined complex stout for the holiday season and our first collaboration with our longtime friends at 18th Street in Hammond, Indiana featuring all spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
Unholy Water • Tartshake IPA w/ mango, tamarind, lime zest, and coconut. • 4pk/16oz • 6.5% ABV • $14.99
Inspired by giant floating skulls that surf and might not exist, Unholy Water uses mango, tamarind, lime zest, and coconut to create a sweet and sour refreshing encounter with many layers. Utilizing a combination of kettle souring and fruit additions, this beer shoots the barrels between tart, sweet, and sour.
Hobson • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout • 4pk/12oz • 10.8% ABV
$29.99 w/ Portion of proceeds going to the Naperville Parks Foundation.
This beer is over 250 years in the making. Hobson pays tribute to the wild and gnarled bur oak that stood in DuPage County from approximately the mid 1700’s until November 2016 when it had reached the end of its life and had to be felled. The Naperville Parks Foundation spearheaded efforts for the wood to be put to use and our use is of course to make beer. Along with our friends at Miskatonic and Hop Butcher, we brewed an imperial milk stout and aged it in bourbon barrels on top of wood chips from the famous tree. The end result is a massivley rich stout, full of chocolate, that has a smooth warming finish with just a hint of smoke. We think it’s a fitting tribute to a true local icon.
Funsponge • Belgo-American Blonde Ale • 6pk/12oz • 4.8% ABV • $9.99
The brewery-only return of one of our original cans. Bright citrus, melon American hop character with a light malt sweetness and notes of spiced stone fruit while being a prime crusher for the holidays.
Baise • Belgian Chocolate Porter • 4pk/16oz • 6.1% ABV • $12.99
A soul warming dose of velvety sweet goodness with layers of toasted almond, baker’s chocolate, and malted milk decadence. First made in the fall of 2017, this beer is entering cans for the first time.
From 11AM-3PM Pierogi Joe’s will be in the back of the brewery redefining your understanding of savory and sweet.
A couple fresh tees and other items will be available for your merchandise needs.
We are stoked to spend the day with all of you SOBs.
11:30 am - 10:30 pm 🍺 2018 Wooden Hell Private Reserve Bottle Release & Tapping
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW 🌎
We're releasing limited edition bottles of its 13-month barrel aged 2018 Wooden Hell Private Reserve! More than 80% of the batch was released during Flossmoor Station's annual Pre-Dark Lord Day in May. The remainder has been aging in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels ever since.
11:30 am - 6:00 pm 🍺 Barley's Angels Chicago's 5th Annual Beer Sleigh!
Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 943-6200 🌎
The Chicago Chapter of Barley's Angels is excited to host its fifth (!!!) annual Beer Sleigh!
11:30 a.m.: Meet at Eris Brewery and Cider House for tastings, snacks and a tour of this women-owned business!
* Marz Community Brewing, tastings, tour and chat. **food available for purchase
* Great Central Brewing Company, tasting, education and fun.
* Snacks for the road at Billy Goat
* Bus drop off at Independence Tap **drinks available for purchase
Tickets on sale: Brown Paper Tickets
This is event is women only!
12:00 pm 🍺 Whiskey Hill BA Release
Whiskey Hill Brewing Company, 1115 Zygmunt Circle, Westmont, IL 630-442-7864 🌎
Our very first Barrel Aged Release! Bury the Light, an imperial chocolate milk stout brewed with lactose, cacao nibs, vanilla bean and "the Count's favorite Halloween cereal." Aged in Journeyman bourbon barrels. Extremely limited supply. Draught only! We encourage you to wear pajamas / onesies!
12:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Holiday Record Shopping Extravaganza
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-472-2771 🌎
Delilah’s will be hosting an afternoon of Record Shopping featuring some of Chicago’s best Record Labels, DJs and Dealers. With Dogfish Head beers and prizes all day – win records, brews, concert tickets and a turntable!
Some of the participants are Bloodshot Records, JUMP UP RECORDS, Pravda Records, War Crimes Recording, Garageland DJ Vinyl Richie, Twist & Shout DJ Bailey Dee, Seventies On The Rocks DJ Scot, The Dyes DJ Lil Lisa, Delilah’s DJ Mike Miller & Carter’s Thang Vinyl Dealers!
A great opportunity to get some fantastic tunes and gifts!
12:00 pm - 12:00 am 🍺 Spiteful Anniversary Party
Spiteful Brewing Taproom, 2024 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago (773) 293-6600 🌎
Join us to celebrate 6 years of Spiteful Brewing and the first anniversary of our Balmoral Tap Room!
- Anniversary Toast at 2pm
- Free Pizza from 2pm to 8pm
- Free tours at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm
- Special tappings of barrel aged beers throughout the day!
Doors open at 12pm.
12:00 pm 🍺 F – – – Release
Transient Artisan Ales, 4229 Lake St., Bridgman, MI 🌎
This is THE stout. The big one. The queen mother of all stouts, F - - -....
Last year we brewed a big cream stout, Only I Didn’t Say Fudge, and after it spent 18 months inside some beautiful 23 year old Elijah Craig barrels, it is finally ready, and just in time for Christmas too!
Saturday at noon we will be releasing F - - - and the newest batch of Only I Didn’t Say Fudge at our taproom in Bridgman. We will also be releasing several other beer that weekend for your holiday enjoyment, so stay tuned!
12:00 - 3:00 pm 🍺 Snap Cocoa Pop Release!
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 🌎
We've got a pretty tasty beer we're releasing and we'd like you to come out and drink it. This is a limited can release of our Snap Cocoa Pop Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate rice cereal and lactose. Every guest is limited to 1 four pack while supplies last. Depending on canning we should also have some available on draft.
12:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Hopewell Holiday Bazaar + Food/Supply Drive
Hopewell Brewing Co., 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 698-6178 🌎
It's that time of year! We're back with our third annual Holiday Bazaar in the taproom. Our friends new and old will be joining us for a stress-free/beer-fueled holiday bazaar.
We are also releasing, In the Gardens, our latest wild ale made in collaboration with Spirit Tea on Saturday, 12/15. In the Gardens was made with Spirit Tea's Iron Goddess of Mercy, a black tea grown at extreme elevations in the Yunnan province of China.
We will be collecting canned food, pantry items and personal hygiene supplies for North Side Housing and Supportive Services.
Vendors include:Manual, Hello paper, Salad Days Pins, Positive Space Studios, Charlotte Croy Hudson, Fleur, Adornment and Theory, Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, Record Breakers, Spirit Tea, Susan Dwyer, Lost Girls Vintage.
12:00 pm - 2:00 am 🍺 Heavy Metal Xmas II
Bangers and Lace, 1670 W. Division St., Chicago 773-252-6499 🌎
Heavy Metal Xmas returns! Get ready for a whole day of rare brews, blood sausage, metal records, movies, and live concerts.
CURRENT DRAFT LIST:
2014 Firestone Walker §ucaba
2016 Half Acre Big Hugs
2017 Perennial Abraxas
2015 Avery Brewing Co. The Beast
2015 Founders Brewing Co. Kentucky Breakfast Stout
2016 New Holland Brewing Co. Dragon's Milk Reserve w/ Raspberry Lemon
2014 The Bruery 7 Swans-A-Swimming
1:00 - 3:00 pm 🍺 Decorate with Delirium
Beerhead Bar & Eatery, 1270 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 847‑955‑1900 🌎
Come Decorate ornaments with Delirium!
Delirium Tremens will be onsite with special glassware giveaways and we'll be tapping Delirium Tremens, Red, & the limited release Noel!
+ Melissa of The Moonlight Pickers during the event for some LIVE MUSIC starting @ 1:30
Don't miss out on the festivities!
2:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 12 Bars Of Charity - Chicago
Chicago's West Loop 🌎
12 Bars of Charity makes its way to CHICAGO for the first time! The event is a friendly competition among 8 of the area's most popular charities, split up into teams, with the ultimate goal of having the most people signed up under their cause.
12 Bars of Charity is a great opportunity for you to round up your crew, support a local charity, and have one heck of a time out on the town!
It's $30 to participate and you receive...
- 12BOC Sweatshirt (each charity is a different color)
- $10 donation to the charity of your choice.
- FREE Shuttle Rides to take you to the bars
- Drink Specials at all bars
- Experience the magical feeling that only the worlds most charitable bar crawl can give you!
PARTICIPATING CHARITIES TEAMS
PAWS Chicago • Autism Speaks Chicago • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless • Cradles to Crayons Chicago • Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation • Junior Council • Gilda's Club Chicago • Best Buddies Illinois
Green Street Local (Check-in NOON - 4pm on 12/15) • WestEnd Bar • The CrossRoads Bar & Grill • Federales • Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería • MAD Socialal • Emporium Fulton Market • New Line Tavern • Paddy O'Fegan's
FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO 12barsofcharity.com/chicago
2:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 New Belgium Tasting & Stocking Decoration
Beer on the Wall, 106 Main St., Park Ridge, IL 312-720-3732 🌎
From the brewery that brought you cheese, laser glass etching, and of course consistently delicious beer, New Belgium returns on Saturday, and this time they're bringing stockings, arts, and crafts, and getting you in the Christmas spirit with a chance to decorate your very own stocking. And of course, what's a little arts & crafts time without a delicious beer or two to go with it. Final taplist still TBA but stay tuned for more details!
2:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Merry Christmas Beer Tasting
Binny's Des Plaines, 767 W. Golf, Des Plaines, IL 847-956-1000 🌎
With Christmas here you're gonna want to get a jump on some new and old Classics. Try some spiced Ale and Lagers to keep you warm under the winter starlight! Open House.
2:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
River Hawk Brewing, 24735 W. Eames St., Channahon, IL (815) 255-2202 🌎
Yessss we're at it again for this year's ugly holiday sweater party! Come join us for food, fun, and of course the beer and wine at this amazing brewery! Band starts at 7 but the party goes all night !
$20 at the door will get you yummy food catered by Dice Dogs Catering & 5 raffle tickets.
$30 at the door will get you that same yummy food, 10 raffle tickets and 1 beer!
2:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
18th Street Brewery, 5417 Oakley Ave., Hammond, IN (219) 803-0820 🌎
Join us at our Hammond Brewpub as we celebrate 5 years of 18TH STREET BREWERY! General Admission tickets are $25 each. This will get you entrance to the party, a 13oz Commemorative Glass, 2, 6oz draft pours, a custom event poster and a 5 year anniversary sticker. You will also have the right to purchase:
A 22oz yet to be named Barrel Aged Double Milk Stout with Coffee, Maple, Cinnamon and Vanilla added ($30: limit TBD)
A 22oz yet to be named anniversary Russian Imperial Barrel Aged Stout with Peanut Butter added ($25: limit TBD)
A yet to be named 16oz 4pk collab with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.!! ($15: limit TBD)
Our guest draft list is still growing but we'll give you a sneak peek at what we've got so far - Windmill, New Oberpfalz, Off Square, Burn 'Em, Wildrose, Devil's Trumpet, Three Floyds and much more to come!
SHOWYOUSUCK, GREEN ROOM ROCKERS, and CRUSADIST will perform LIVE with The Overlord DJing throughout the day!!
Once inside all draft pours and all food will be CASH. We will be rotating taps and pouring our own beers and guest drafts. Draft list will be updated as we get closer to the anniversary.
Designated Driver tickets are $10 each. This will get you entrance to the party, a meal ticket, and non-alcoholic beverages. DD's must be 21+ years of age.
Tickets are now on sale grab your tickets today!
3:00 pm - 12:00 am 🍺 Bourbon County Stout Day
Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub, 1028 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago 773-290-6988 🌎
It's our Annual Goose Island BCS Day at Paddy's. Beers will be available from 3PM.
Bottles of BCS 2008 - 2015
Drafts: Coffee Barleywine, Vanilla, Midnight Orange, Wheatwine, Prop, Bramble Rye, Original BCS
3:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 Gold Eagle Winter Warmer
Gold Eagle Wine and Spirits, 255 Peterson Rd., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6000 🌎
Come on out to Gold Eagle and consume some tasty treats and get your holiday spirit on! We will be sampling over 40 different stouts, winter seasonals, and sweets. We will also have an ugly sweater contest with the prize to be determined! Admission for this event is $10 and all beer in the tasting will be available to purchase to go at a discounted price.
3:00 pm - 12:00 am 🍺 Victory at Sea Day
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Road, Elgin, IL 224-238-3527 🌎
The skies grow dark and the seas are cold and choppy. It must be that darkest of days, Victory at Sea Day!
Join us as we tap a few of the best and brightest from Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. But that's not all. VAS is bringing some friends along. Some of which will be served for the first time ever in Illinois!
Beer List: Victory at Sea Imperial Porter w/ Vanilla & Coffee, Sculpin IPA (Heritage Handle), Spruce Tip Sculpin IPA, Peanut Butter Victory At Sea, High West Barrel-Aged Victory at Sea, Rum & Rye Barrel-Aged Sea Monster, Brandy Barrel-Aged Navigator, Red Wine Barrel-Aged Sour Wench
NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue.
NOTE TWO: Parking may be limited. Catch a ride, grab an Uber, or get dropped off if, possible.
5:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 12 Days of Beer & Cheer
Ipsento 606, 1813 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 872‑206‑8697 🌎
Our 12 Days of Beer & Cheer event will feature a different beer from a local brewery each day. We’ll have stamp cards available and anyone who submits a full card can win a prize and will be entered in a raffle.
We’ll have a party halfway through on 12/15 and on the last night, 12/21 to celebrate all our wonderful brewers and participants!
7:30 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Beers with Santa Claus
Red Arrow Tap Room, 111 E. First St., Elmhurst, IL 630-501-1322 🌎
Santa's had a busy holiday season, and he's ready to just unwind with some cold brewskis. Raise a glass to the big man and tell him what you REALLY want for Christmas! Reservations recommended.