Beer for Tacos & Holiday Fatigue Releases
The Mousetrap at Off Color Brewing, 1460 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago (312) 929-2916 🗺️
Surprise! We're adding Beer for Tacos to our year-round lineup and cannot wait to crush 16oz cans of our margarita Gose around town and eventually on patios, boats, beer gardens, stoops, rooftops, etc.
Mousetrap will be tapping a keg this Friday the 17th with draft rolling into the Chicago market next week. Canned 4-packs ($10) will follow in the coming weeks. I mean, how could we sit on this ray of sunshine during the long slog that is Chicago winter? 
Oh January, what a breath of fresh air you are after the insanity of the holiday season. To commemorate the occasion of no obligatory occasions, say hello to our newest Other Beer, Holiday Fatigue. The brainchild of Damian and Kirk, and inspired by the European Tradition of Christingle, we're feelin' old school imperial/Scandinavian Stout vibes steered by adjuncts and flavors uncommon in today’s pastry stout obsessed world (Orange Zest, Raisins, Cloves, and Pink Peppercorns). It pours dark and thick, emitting hints of Christmas spice and extinguished yule logs. Dark roast with port-like counter notes, while orange and spice subtly emerge on the finish. Draft launches Friday the 17th, with cans to follow in a few weeks! (16 oz 4-packs $19, Off Color Exclusive)

 

11:00 am - 11:00 pm 🍺 Two Brothers Cane & Ebel Release Party
Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Ave., Warrenville, IL 630-393-2337 🗺️
You've called. You've emailed. You've DM'd. So consider this a reply all: It's back!
We will be tapping this Two Brothers' favorite Friday at the Tap House, before its released to the public!
Be the first to try and stock up on this year's version of our hybrid Red Rye IPA.
A true original, Cane & Ebel balances the creamy sweetness of Thai palm sugar with the crisp, bitterness from the hops and is rounded out by a smooth, dry finish.

 

11:00 am - 11:59 pm 🍺 Half Day Anniversary Week
Half Day Brewing Co., 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL 847-821-6933 🗺️
Cheers to 4 Years!
Enjoy some amazing deals the entire week!
Friday - 1/2 Price Wine & Martinis
Saturday - Free Dessert
Sunday - $3 Bloody Marys & Mimosas, Kids Eat Free 4-8pm

 

11:00 am - 10:30 pm 🍺 Warren's 7th Birthday
Warren's Ale House, 51 Town Square, Wheaton, IL 630-462-5126 🗺️
Friday and Saturday
Warren's Ale House is turning 7! Join us January 17th-18th for our 7th birthday celebration including Throwback Food Menu and Special Birthday Tapping List* featuring:

All beers are limited supply, so make your reservations now at warrensalehouse.com/reservations or by calling us at: 630.462.5126. CHEERS TO 7 YEARS!
Tap list subject to change without notice.

 

11:00 - 12:00 am 🍺 Cosmic Juicebox CAN Release!
Corridor Brewery & Provisions, 3446 N. Southport, Chicago 773-270-4272 🗺️
Cosmic Juicebox CANS are back this Friday, January 17. (100) 4-Packs will be available for $19/ea starting at 11:00AM. Limit 1 per headbanger.
Cosmic Juicebox will also be available on draft and to-go in 32oz crowlers and 64oz growlers. No limits on drafts/crowlers/growlers.

 

11:15 am 🍺 Half Acre 'Big Hugs' Tapping
Kuma's Corner Vernon Hills, 925 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL (847) 549-6666 🗺️
Kuma’s has been in Vernon Hills for over a year now and one thing we have learned is that you folks love beer as much as we do! Well, we’ve decided to reward that love with an event dedicated to one of Chicago’s best breweries and one of that breweries’ best beers! Join us on January 17th and enjoy several versions of Half Acre Brewing’s imperial coffee stout Big Hugs! We will also have Half Acre glassware to give away, killer tunes and amazing food! Come out and hang!
Featured Drafts:
Barrel Aged Big Hugs, Big Hugs, Double Dungeons, Vanilla Big Hugs
Glassware will be given away from 6pm, beers will be on tap from open!

 

12:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Hoppy Winter IPA Releases!
Begyle Brewing, 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago 773-661-6963 🗺️
Let’s make it a 'Hoppy Winter' with the release of two of our most popular taproom IPA's in 2019, plus a brand new Double IPA featuring all Mosaic hops.
Megapixel – India Pale Ale – 6%
Taproom favorite in 2019, all Mosaic IPA is getting canned for the first time! Available in 16oz. 4-packs ($12)
No Tomorrow – Hazy India Pale Ale – 7%
Hazy IPA featuring Simcoe and Citra hops back in cans! Available in 16oz. 4-packs ($14)
Gigapixel – Double India Pale Ale – 10%
Brand new all Mosaic Double IPA, the hoppier older sibling of Megapixel. Draft only, taproom exclusive ($8/pint)
AND for one day only, we'll be offering a specially-priced flight of this hoppy trio for $8 (that’s a $2 discount!)

 

3:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 Hopslam Happy Hour
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 🗺️
Hopslam is back and we're celebrating this massively hopped Double IPA with a Friday Happy Hour!
Happy Hour is 3-6pm
$5 drafts of Bell's Hopslam
$4 cans of Bell's Two Hearted
$4 cans of Bell's Bright White
$4 - $7 Food & Drink Specials

 

4:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 The Temperance Speakeasy
Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 🗺️
On January 17, 1920, America’s failed experiment with Prohibition went into effect. With it came the dawn of the Speakeasy era.
One hundred years later, in the home of Temperance, we are marking a sad moment in our country’s history by celebrating the ingenuity that came as a result.
Please join us and our friends at Peckish Pig as we bring you a unique evening of frivolity, Prohibition-era bites, a tangerine-infused keg of All the World is Here, and a draft cocktail.
Please dress appropriately; there will be a costume contest in the evening. Expect speakeasy vibes.

 

4:20 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Zesty Bob Orange Porter Tapping
Burn 'Em Brewing, 718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City, IN 219-210-3784 🗺️
Every Friday at 4:20 PM CST we tap a new beer. This Friday, we're introducing our newest creation, Zesty Bob! Details:
Zesty Bob: 6% American Porter w/ Orange Zest, & Juice.
Zesty Bob willl be available in-house & to-go in howlers/growlers. It's the perfect combo of malt, & fruit that'll leave your taste buds as happy as this jubilant, overjoyed orange. Come through and get-you-some Zesty Bob!

 

5:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Pizza And A Beer Release
D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 🗺️
It's two great things at one time. On Friday, Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza is out to serve up the best damn pizza around. Also at 5pm, we are tapping FUNE IPA. This is our New England IPA. All fruity hoppiness, no bitter. Only 2 kegs.

 

5:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Nine-Tailed Lager Debut Party
Cadence Kitchen & Co., 5101 Mochel Dr., Downers Grove, IL (630) 442-7631 🗺️
A few months ago the Foxtail/Cadence Kitchen crew spent some time over at Skeleton Key Brewing making a collaboration beer. We are super exited to officially announce that Foxtail will have a house beer called Nine-Tailed Lager.
Nine-Tailed Lager is an American Light Lager. It is made at Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge, IL. It is a light and crisp lager brewed exclusively for Foxtail by Skeleton Key Brewery. Simple, incredibly drinkable and refreshing with a clean finish.
This beer will make its debut this Friday at both Skeleton Key's taproom (8102 Lemont Rd, Unit 300, Woodridge) as well as at our sister restaurant Cadence Kitchen & Co. Come out and say hello, some of the Foxtail peeps will be at the brewery and some Skeleton Key people will be at Cadence on Friday to talk about the beer and the new restaurant.

 

5:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Bell's Hopslam Release Party
The Open Bottle, 7101 183rd St. #105, Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757 🗺️
Bring in the new year with a classic favorite! Join us for our annual release of Bell's Brewery Hopslam, a Double IPA packed with Simcoe hops! We'll have 6-pack cans and draft available. Bob from Bell's will also be here giving away Hopslam swag and slammin' Hopslam!
Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire.
Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

 

5:30 - 9:00 pm 🍺 The Return of Storm Giant, Music and More!
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630-541-9414 🗺️
It has returned! Our Double Hazy IPA, Storm Giant, has returned to our rotation. Packed with El Dorado, Strata and Mosaic hops, this beer is one of the hoppiest and dankiest to date! Packing delicious tropical fruit and grapefruit notes. You definitely don't want to miss this!
N'awlins Edibles Catering & Personal Chef Services is back in our taproom around 5:30 serving up there tasty Creole inspired dishes.
We also have Eric Peter Schwartz Music at 7pm will his sweet tunes.
Storm Giant will be on draft and in 4 packs to-go when we open at 2pm. 

 

6:00 - 8:00 pm 🍺 Bell's Hopslam Release Party!
Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-857-7677 🗺️
Official Bell's Hopslam Tapping & Package Release also featuring Light Hearted.
Come and get the first pour of 2020 Hopslam at our official release party! It's a delicious double IPA made with honey, and it will continue to hit 10%-ABV. Quantities are limited, and finding the popular beer before it sells out can be tricky. So don't delay on enjoying it's bright, hop flavors such as mango, grapefruit, and pine. It also has a little boozy heat and a lingering, honey-floral finish with plenty of malty backbone. This beer is a great way to thaw out from the cold. And for those of us that are waiting until February to crush a big 10% ABV beer, we will also have Light Hearted on draft. Enjoy all the benefits of a light beer, with the flavor and quality you would expect from Bell's. Light Hearted is aromatic, balanced, and incredibly easy-drinking coming in at only 3.7% ABV and 110 calories; it's sure to keep you on track with your New Years' resolution. 

 

7:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Half Acre Havy Hitters
The Green Lady, 3328 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago 773-525-5571 🗺️
Join us for an evening of Half Acre's Heavy Hittin' beers! And the OG one-hitter!
Draft: 2018 Big Hugs 🍻 2018 Vanilla Big Hugs 🍻 2019 Big Hugs 🍻 2019 Vanilla Big Hugs🍻 2019 BBA Big Hugs 🍻 2019 Benthic 🍻 2019 Orin 🍻 2019 Dark Trail 🍻 2 week old Daisy Cutter
Glass giveaways, while supplies last.