11:00 am - 9:30 pm ๐Ÿบ Fourth Anniversary Weekend Excrabaganza
New Oberpfalz Brewing, 121 E. Main St., Griffith, IN (219) 513-9341 ๐ŸŒŽ
Friday and Saturday
Kitchen Food Specials all weekend long. Featuring gargantuan Alaskan king crab from the Bering Sea. Market price.

 

12:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Noon Whistle 4th Anniversary Celebration
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 708-906-3625 ๐ŸŒŽ
Friday, Saturday AND Sunday!
Join us as we celebrate 4 awesome years and kick off year 5 ALL WEEKEND LONG with live music, local food trucks, specialty beer tappings and new releases! Free admission all weekend
Friday:
Food trucks: Twisted Classics Friday 4pm โ€ข Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery Friday 6pm
And live local music from River Valley Rangers - Friday at 7pm
BEER TAPLIST!
Announced so far......
---Friday---
Hop Prism Gold IPA (Nelson Sauvin hops)
Bourbon Smack (BA Berliner)
Rye BA Duderino (Imperial Brown w coffee, chocolate & vanilla)

 

3:00 pm - 12:00 am ๐Ÿบ Maplewood 4 Year Anniversary
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, 2717 N. Maplewood Ave, Chicago (773) 270-1061 ๐ŸŒŽ
Maplewood is turning 4 and we need all of you hooligans to join us in celebration!!!
The party will be poppin' off with specialty tappings, limited edition glassware, a super special cocktail, and 20% off all Maplewood merchandise. *while supplies last
Specialty Tappings: 4DH Big Pulpy, Peanut Butter Cuppa, S'mores Cuppa, Grahammie Cakes, and more to come....
Be there or be a gigantic lame who hates everyone and everything.

 

4:00 pm ๐Ÿบ An Evening with Half Acre
The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 ๐ŸŒŽ
Marri from Half Acre Beer Co. will be here to hang out and talk about all the great beer Half Acre makes.
On Draft: Daisy Cutter, Pony Pils, Benthic, Passing Lands, Vanilla Big Hugs, Big Hugs, Chocolate Camaro (on Nitro), Animal Print Pecan Pie, Animal Print Mexican Hot Chocolate
We will also have Benthic bottles available to purchase if you win the raffle. Everyone will receive a ticket when they come in (no purchase necessary). You will receive an extra raffle ticket for every Half Acre draft pour you purchase! We will pull winners at 5pm and 6pm.

 

4:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Warren's 6th Birthday
Warren's Ale House, 51 Town Square, Wheaton, IL 630-462-5126 ๐ŸŒŽ
Through Sunday
Warren's Ale House is turning 6! Join us January 17th-20th for our 6th birthday celebration including Throwback Food Menu and Special Birthday Tapping List* featuring:
Founders KBS 2018, CBS 2018 ๐Ÿป Bell's Hopslam ๐Ÿป Goose Island BCBS 2018 ๐Ÿป Pipeworks Encore, Final Act ๐Ÿป Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin ๐Ÿป Boulevard Barrel-Aged Quad ๐Ÿป Maplewood Son of Juice ๐Ÿป Around the Bend Fil & Co (hazelnut, chocolate, Evan Williams, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses Barrels) ๐Ÿป Saugatuck Heaven Hill Barrel-Aged Imperial Blueberry Stout
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
All beers are limited supply, so make your reservations now at warrensalehouse.com/reservations or by calling us at: 630.462.5126. CHEERS TO 6 YEARS!
Tap list subject to change without notice.

 

4:00 - 11:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Dr. Dogs + Neon Green Relish
Iron&Glass, 632 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL 815-782-5559 ๐ŸŒŽ
What a perfect Friday night combo!
Come get a tasty treat from Doctor Dogs with a side of Neon Green Relish from Hop Butcher. Canโ€™t beat the Chicago out of that combo!
Neon Green Relish taps at 4pm
Doctor Dogs rolls through at 5pm

 

4:00 - 11:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Deep Wood Series Release
Revolution Brewery & Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 588-CANS ๐ŸŒŽ
Join us for a series of releases at the Revolution Brewing Taproom for the opportunity to purchase the 2018-2019 Deep Woods lineup in four-packs of 12 oz. cans and experience our latest draft-only variants. 
Boss Ryeway is what happens when we get our hands on the most upscale, luxurious French oak barrels we could acquire without resorting to an elaborate heist. Our beloved Ryeway takes a vacation in WhistlePig Boss Hog Armagnac barrels and emerges โ€ฆ changed. Toasty, tannic, dry yet boldโ€“each one is 12 ounces of liquid luxury. We love Ryeway with all our hearts, and his well-to-do cousin is generating quite the buzz around here.
Straight Jacket: Our original award-winning Barleywine Aleโ€“made with American and Belgian malts and forged over 12 months in bourbon barrels. Open one and dig into layers of stone fruit, molasses, and vanilla. All the rich decadence of crรจme brรปlรฉe without the exhausting need to actually make pudding and take a blowtorch to it. This is the Barleywine for the people.
Can sales will take place separate from the Taproom, next door in our Shipping & Receiving department (3350 N. Kedzie Ave).
TO-GO CANS:
Straight Jacket four-pack: $25 + tax (No limit)
Boss Ryeway four-pack: $35 + tax (Limit 2)
5 oz. barrel-aged beers, including variants: $6.00
16 oz. Pints of non-barrel-aged beers: $6.00

 

4:00 pm ๐Ÿบ MoRe Brewing Tapping! DDH K.I.S.S.
Crafted 1979, 19200 LaGrange Rd., Ste. E, Mokena, IL 708-860-2826 ๐ŸŒŽ
We will be tapping More Brewing Co.'s IPA Double Dry-Hopped K.I.S.S. at 4pm for a fun Friday!

 

5:00 - 9:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Endothermic Barrel Aged Release Party
Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster Ave., Chicago 773‑654‑3104 ๐ŸŒŽ
DRAFT, NITRO, CASK, CANS & BOTTLES!
Endothermic Baltic Porter is a special winter release that will be aged in a different bourbon barrel each year. For our first release the 2017 batch was aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels for one year for our 2018 release.
The release party will be hosted in the brewery space with games to play and the beer will be available on CO2 draft, Nitro draft and in a cask with a special addition of coffee beans! Tickets are required ($5 at the Facebook Event page) to enter the brewery to taste all the beers. The beers will not be available to taste in the taproom.

 

5:00 - 11:30 pm ๐Ÿบ KBS Tapping
Region Ale, 1080 US-41, Schererville, IN 219-322-2337 ๐ŸŒŽ
We'll be tapping a specially reserved keg of Founders 2018 Kentucky Breakfast Stout at 5 p.m. and keep serving while supplies last! KBS is a very special and unique Imperial Stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year! You can only find this brew at this time at extremely select places, and that includes Region Ale!

 

5:00 - 8:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Blaum Bros Barrel Aged Beer Party
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., 1615 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 224-999-7320 ๐ŸŒŽ
A collaboration event with our friends at Blaum Bros. Distilling!
We will be featuring 4 different beers:

Blaum Bros will be in the house to talk about and taste out select spirits.
Shoot an email to info@smyliebros.com to RSVP
Snacks and apps will be served.  
This event takes place in our upstairs mezzanine which is unfortunately not handicapped accessible.  

 

7:00 pm - 12:00 am ๐Ÿบ Dovetail Special Barrel Selection Release
Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub, 1028 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago 773-290-6988 ๐ŸŒŽ
Pat Berger of Paddy Long's along with Michael Roper of The Hopleaf were invited to Dovetail Brewery to help select some choice barrels of spontaneously fermented, wood barrel aged beer. After sampling over a dozen different barrels, 2 stood out as outstanding examples of this ancient brewing tradition. Funky, complex but not overpowering with a subtle tartness, this exclusive blend formulated by two local publicans whose passion for beer is legendary, is extremely limited and will only be sold at the brewery and Pat's and Michael's establishments for a very short time. Come get a first taste on Friday, Jan. 18th at 7pm at Paddy Long's.

 

7:00 - 10:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Two-Year Anniversary Celebration with Live Acoustic
Red Arrow Tap Room, 111 E. First St., Elmhurst, IL (630) 501-1322 ๐ŸŒŽ
Celebrate our two-year anniversary with our brand new bar, freshly painted restaurant and a live acoustic performer. As the first pour-your-own establishment in Chicagoland, we have much to celebrate at our two-year mark. Reservations recommended.

 

7:00 pm - 1:00 am ๐Ÿบ Noche de Fiesta & Protesta
5 Rabbit Cerveceria, 6398 W. 74th St., Bedford Park, IL (312) 895-9591 ๐ŸŒŽ
La Protesta #4 is ready, and we are so excited about it! We hold this beer very close to our hearts because we are able to dedicate it to the children separated from their parents at the border, their parents and our friends at the Young Center  who work hard every day to give them the support they need and deserve.
We are going to be dancing and singing karaoke with The People's Stage Karaoke, drinking CHELAS and eating tacos all while raising money for The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.
The Young Center is an organization that does amazing work advocating for kids in an immigration system that is not designed to treat them as children.
We have been working with our talented friend CHema Skandal on the artwork for months and now we can finally share this project with you.
Don't you think this is the perfect excuse to dance some bachata, salsa, merengue and sing to your favorite rolas.
Doors open at 4pm.

 

7:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Goose Island Bourbon County Tap Invasion
The Town Bar and Grill, 2681 E. New York St., Aurora IL 630-499-9975 ๐ŸŒŽ
4 year vertical of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Also tapping 2017 Barleywine & 2018 Vanilla, Bramble Rye and Midnight Orange
All beers will be tapped by 7pm

 

7:00 - 9:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Tapping of Goose Island "Fathomless"
Pints Elmhurst, 112 S. York St., Elmhurst, IL 630-833-4303 ๐ŸŒŽ
Fathomless is Goose Island's first Baltic porter, brewed at Fulton Street. Named after the dark, undiscovered depths of the ocean. Expect notes of bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, and mild fruitiness to compliment the roasty, medium body.

 

8:00 pm - 2:00 am ๐Ÿบ Revolution Tap Takeover (Deth's Tar) & Semple Band Live!
BaseCamp Pub & Eatery, 5750 Lakeside Dr., Lisle, IL (331) 777-4712 ๐ŸŒŽ
Tickets $7 through TicketWeb. Reservations: Basecampmarketing1@gmail.com
THE BEERS: 7pm Tapping
Deth's Tar: Witness the firepower of this fully operational Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Brewed with English specialty malts and the addition of flaked and malted oats to create a rich, chocolaty profile and silky mouthfeel that cloaks its considerable strength. The American oak barrels continue to build layers of complexity, reminiscent of vanilla, toasted coconut and caramel candy after aging this dark menace a full 12 months.
Gravedigger Billy: An old favorite from the early days of Revolution makes a return. This bourbon barrel-aged Scotch Ale, decked out in a fine tartan kilt, has a delicate smokiness alongside American oak and bourbon character. Pour a wee dram and let the brogue fly. Donโ€™t be daft, enjoy now or store cold.
Time & Inclination: An aggressively hopped West Coast-Style IPA utilizing Citra, Apollo, Chinook, Centennial, Crystal, & Amarillo during brewing to achieve an intense yet clean bitterness. Then dry-hopped with 6 lbs per barrel using Amarillo, Citra, Crystal, Cascade and Cashmere, this combination unleashes a deep resinous character showcasing flavors and aromas of melon, citrus zest, and fresh herbs.
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THE MUSIC:
SEMPLE band is the best choice for rocking a bar, club, party, college, business event or private party. If you want fun, variety and a party vibe, you get SEMPLE band.
Four talented musicians and performers strive to make sure their audience has the best possible time, while keeping everyone happy with greatest hits from all major genres: Rock, Pop, Country, Dance and more.