11:00 am - 4:30 pm 🍺 Three Tier Tour
Depart from Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd., Elgin, IL 224-238-3527 🗺️
Mommy, where do beers come from?
We are changing things up. In this rare experience, we will be taking a peek behind the curtain of the beer distribution chain. Going in reverse you will see how beer goes from production — to your distributor — to your watering hole — to your mouth hole.
Starting at Plank Road Tap Room in Elgin, a beloved and frequent partner of ours—we will then venture off to Elgin Beverage to take a tour of their entire operation. Then, we move onto our final stop at Pollyanna Brewing Co. in St. Charles to enjoy anything from a traditional golden ale— to a witbier with chili and lime.
All three of these stops on our tour work together to bring you the beers you love at the places you love.
As always, we encourage riders to do a little research on flagship and seasonal selections that may be offered during our visits to each location.
Tickets $74.95 at Vorlauf Brew Tours.
This Tour Includes:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm 🍺 Sunday Game Day Specials
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 🗺️
Come out for the AFC & NFC Championship Games this Sunday!
ALL DAY SPECIALS (dine in only):
$2 Brass Tap Something Light Drafts
$4.50 Pretzel Pizzas
$10 Domestic Buckets
$5 Specialty Mimosas
$20 Bubbly Buckets to create your own mimosas
Brunch served 11am - 3pm
Build Your Own Bloody Mar Bar open 11am - 3pm
12:00 - 3:00 pm 🍺 LBBC Chili Cook Off
Lake Bluff Brewing Co., 16 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff, IL 224-544-5179 🗺️
Contestants will bring their best homemade chili for the public and brewery to sample !
Prizes and bragging rights for the Brewery and Crowd favorites!
Sign up in the taproom starting until January 18th.
Hurry and sign up - 12 slots available!
1:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 LaGAMEnitas - A Lil' Board Gamin' Gamin' Event
Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago (773) 522-2097 🗺️
It’s that time again! Come out and play board games and drink beer! Teaching tables, raffles and never before seen games.
2:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Canopy Chili Cook Off!
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 🗺️
Hosted by Canopy Adult Services Program Serving the Autism Community. Whether you're entering your famous chili recipe or coming as a taste tester, this fun family friendly event is sure to be a people pleaser! Grab your friends and join us! Tickets at this link.
3:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Chili Showdown
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 🗺️
Join us for our annual chili showdown with The Chicago Stock Yard Kilty Band! Feel free to enter a chili, or just come hungry and vote for your favorite! Each bottomless bowl is $5 with proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter. Kid friendly and winner takes home the coveted trophy!
4:00 - 5:30 pm 🍺 Cheers to 100 Years!
Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Chicago (888) 404-2262 🗺️
CHEERS TO 100 YEARS: A beer drinker's guide to the impact on Chicago since Prohibition (Jan 1920 - 1933).
Come join us at Lo Rez Brewery & Taproom to reflect on 100 years since the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified & the country went dry on January 17th, 1920.
Prohibition experts from Chicago Prohibition Tours will join us for a 45 minute discussion on the history of Prohibition, specifically within Chicago, and how it has since impacted our city and the alcohol industry.
Join us with a Lo Rez beer in hand & cheers to 100 years!
Free reservations through Eventbrite.
5:00 - 8:00 pm 🍺 D&D Dinner Party
Light the Lamp Brewery, 2 S. Lake St., Ste. 107, Grayslake, IL 847-752-8489 🗺️
$50 per person. Ages 21+
This event includes a 3 hour D&D adventure. Beginners and Experienced players both welcome! It also includes a three course meal with table snacks! The meal is themed to the adventure!! Players will be seated privately in the brew house!!!
Limited tickets available and the can will go fast. Please call The Gift of Games @ 847-752-8812 if you have any questions.
5:00 - 9:30 pm 🍺 Sunday Night Keg Kickers Club
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 🗺️
Sunday nights can be a bit of a bummer. The weekend is ending and it's almost time to start a new week. But there's no reason it has to be a total buzzkill.
Introducing the Sunday Night Keg Kickers Club. Each week, we'll run a happy hour special from 5pm to last call on SELECT drafts, usually beers we need to move to make room for new beers coming out in the coming week. Come help us kick some kegs each week.
$2 off 16 oz. pours, or $1 off 10 oz. pours:
Amber's Soul Black Rye IPA
Hoppy Grinchmas Imperial Red Ale.
5:05 - 8:30 pm 🍺 Bottle Share!
Beer on Central, 1930 Central St., Evanston, IL 847-905-0951 🗺️
Let's have another bottle share! We will start opening bottles around 5:15, though we encourage people to begin showing up after we close at 5. The door will be locked, so knock and someone will let you in.
A few basic bottle share rules will apply:
1. Each person participating NEEDS to bring 22 ounces or more of a hard to find, rare, or out of area beer. The 22 ounces is to make sure everyone who brings a bottle can get (at least) a one ounce pour.
This is the most important rule! Please don't show up if you don't have anything to share, unless you talked to someone at the shop first.
Good types of beers to bring are: limited release beer; beers from well known out or state breweries (trillium, alchemist, treehouse, etc…), brewery release only beers, a beer you had to wait in line for.
Not-so-good beers to bring: old IPAs; something you found on the shelf of the grocery/liquor store.
If you’re not sure what to bring, call or stop by the shop and ask. No judgement.
You can bring homebrew to share, but it does not count as a share bottle.
2. We won’t be selling any beer on tap during the share. Just drinking what people bring.
3. Be cool and have fun! Please leave ego and snobby attitudes at the door.
4. Pease respond to this event if you are coming and comment on what you plan on bringing. It will help everything go smoother if we can get an idea of how many people are coming and what they may be bringing.
This event is free, but the price of admission is bringing a something to share.
6:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Crafting for Australia at Urban Renewal Brewery
Urban Renewal Brewery, 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 293-7612 🗺️
Crafting, beer, and fundraising! Join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and camaraderie, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
This fundraising event will be hosted by Urban Renewal Brewery with the help from our friends at Knit 1 Chicago, who will be providing yarn and instruction for those who need it to knit or crochet a small pouch or nest (or whatever is needed most) for animals rescued from the Australian bushfires. All levels of skill are welcome. Materials will be provided, and you may bring your own as well. Each ticket includes a draft beer of your choice, crafting materials, and instruction. You may purchase more drafts for $6 each, as well as leave with cans or growlers. All proceeds from tickets will go to Animal Collective Craft Guild and Animal Rescue Collective, and all finished crafts will be shipped by Urban Renewal Brewery to the nearest hub. Cash donations will also be accepted.
The first half hour will be for checking in and settling in. Instruction will begin at 6:30pm. You are welcome to stay until 9pm, but it is not required. Please purchase tickets in advance ($20 at Eventbrite) so we are prepared to accommodate everyone.