Friday, November 21
Cans For A Cause
Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago
Cans For A Cause! YES WE CAN!
Donate To Our Canned Food Drive In Aid Of Holy Family Food Pantry. Donate canned food anytime from Monday, November 17th to Friday, November 21st. Receive a raffle ticket for every donation. Winners announced on Friday. Prizes include Beer Swag from Lagunitas, Vander Mill, Oskar Blues and more. $1 from each can of beer purchased during the drive donated to Holy Family Food Pantry
Sketchbook Brewing Grand Opening
Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave (Alley Entrance) Evanston, IL
Come one, come all to our opening weekend! We can’t wait to share the space and the recipes we have been working so hard on. Raise a glass with us 4-8 pm in Friday, November 21; 12-6 pm Saturday, November 22; and 12-4 pm Sunday, November 23.
Get the full background at this TribLocal story.
Half Acre Quakerbridge Release
Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4255 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038
We brew a Thanksgiving Barley Wine each year. The holiday season is full of traditions, and knocking back a 10% leveler feels right to us. Quakerbridge pays homage to the shopping malls of America. This year we highlight the cultural spacecraft that is the Food Court. They’re all the same, but like the heralded Thanksgiving cornucopia, the Food Court teases out nuances of the human spirit in ways most places don’t. Like any good Thanksgiving feast, it’s going to be a toss up. Young and old, the stable and unstable…. all poured into one powerful dining moment. So, grab your tray and sidle up to some flesh and blood – Quakerbridge is our contribution to your holiday cheer.
10% ABV; 22 ounce bottle $9.99, 64 ounce growler refill: $20, 32 ounce howler refill: $11, 16 ounce pour: $7
12:00 pm ♦ Begyle Barrel Aged Imperial Pajama Release
Begyle Brewing Beer Store, 1800 W Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963
This week! We are releasing bourbon barrel aged Imperial Pajamas. Earlier this spring, in lieu of adding coffee to our Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout we placed 300 gallons into Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, to rest for 6 months! Last month we packaged 120 cases and we are very happy with the results, bottles are now ready for sale. All bottles will be sold through our brewery store, starting at 12pm. 9.8% ABV. $15 – 22oz bottle. No growler fills
5:00 pm ♦ November Cellar Reserve Series
Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461
Every Friday in November, we are opening the vault and tapping some very rare, exclusive beers from our cellar.
Nov. 21: North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Resputin XV, and The Bruery Sucre
Nov. 28: Deschutes the Abyss 2013 Reserve, Against the Grain 70K
5:30 – 6:30 pm ♦ Cooked-In Dinner with Sketchbook Brewery
The Company, 1307 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 907-1601
Company is offering a special beer pairing menu coinciding with the grand opening of Sketchbook Brewery in Evanston. Menu by Chef Jona Silva of Company’s Cooked gourmet dining delivery service. $53, seatings at 5:30 and 8:00 pm. Check this link for reservations and the menu.
8:00 pm ♦ Revolution Tap Takeover
Iron Horse Ale House, 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago (773) 555-1212
Join Revolution Brewing for a tap takeover at Iron Horse! We will have 10 unique Revolution Beer options available! Get here early, once we run out…it’s out!
Saturday, November 22
12:00 – 4:00 pm ♦ Goose Island Beer and Poster Sale
Schuba’s, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 525-2508
Join Goose Island for a tap takeover of monumental proportions. We’ll be featuring special limited-run Goose Island brews on deep discount, including some Dark Matter Coffee-infused creations!
Grab a beer and be sure to check out the Schuba’s music room, where we’ll be hosting the first annual Schuba’s Holiday Poster Sale. We’re going to be offloading hundreds of screen printed posters from Schuba’s & Lincoln Hall shows, all priced to move. Burn through that holiday shopping in the most painless way possible: while drinking beer! Admission is free, beer + prints are heavily discounted.
Featured Beers: 2013 Bourbon County Stout, Lolita, The Muddy, Green Line, Matilda, 312, Festivity Ale
12:00 pm ♦ Pilsner Urquell: Rare Unfiltered & Unpasteurized Keg Tapping
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Celebrate the anniversary of the world’s first and finest pilsner beer, Pilsner Urquell! As a special treat, the folks at the brewery have express-shipped us a very special keg of unfiltered, unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell, filled directly from the wooden fermentation vessels at the brewery in Plzen, Czech Republic. This special keg made the entire journey via refrigerated container to preserve its incredible freshness and flavor.
We’re one of only a handful of places in the United States you’ll be able to try this fantastic fresh version of the world’s finest pilsner. Keg Will Be Tapped at 12pm. First Come, First Served.
12:30 – 5:00 pm ♦ Chicago Beer Society’s 38th Annual Fall Tasting and Dinner
Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph Chicago, IL (312) 243-3100
A great new venue with a fabulous view of the Downtown skyline – and convenient Saturday afternoon time – for North America’s oldest continuous craft beer event. Walk-around blind tasting of over 14 select craft beers; vote for your favorite, followed by a great dinner. Everyone must be 21 years old to attend. No children, please. NO REFUNDS.
$50 CBS Member / $60 Non-Member. Price includes beer glass, beer samples and food. Check ticket availability and menu at chibeer.org.
1:00 – 4:00 pm ♦ Local Craft Beer Tasting at Binny’s Downers Grove
Binny’s Downers Grove, 2010 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL (630) 705-9463
Join us for an afternoon of sampling some of the finest beers made in the Chicagoland area. Local breweries like Urban Legend (Westmont), Spiteful (Chicago), Only Child (Northbrook) and more will be present pouring their latest brews.
2:00 pm ♦ Temperance Brewing Beer Dinner
Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 561-7433
The Fireside will be hosting a six course beer dinner with Evanston’s Temperance Beer Co.. We put together a fantastic menu and are offering it at a great price!
The price is $49 per person. Advanced purchase is required to secure seating. We can accommodate vegetarians and/or those with food allergies with advanced notice. Tickets can be bought at: firesidechicago.brownpapertickets.com.