Chicago Week in Beer, April 19-22
today at 12:27 am
What’s the next major beer-type holiday after St. Pat’s and Opening Day? Likely 4/20. And this year, you can get toasty legally. So I have more events on a Tuesday than normal.
Monday, April 19
3:00 – 7:00 pm • Country Grill Chicken Truck
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
Country Grill is a food truck offering rotisserie chicken and ribs fresh from the spit, homemade salads and pretzels.
Tuesday, April 20
11:00 am – 10:00 pm • Staff Appreciation Day
Sovereign, 24205 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 815‑556‑8577 Map
We’re giving all proceeds from food sales back to the staff on 4/20/21.
Special one day only 4/20 food menu, rare beer raffle with all proceeds going to staff, limited beer tappings.
It’s going to be a doozie!
12:00 pm • Edible Gummy Release
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL (630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
Special Treat Alert!
An earthy and herbal Northeastern IPA. Infused with CBD and loaded with Mosaic, CTZ, Chinook and Rakau hops, this beer is sure to put you in a haze, finishing with notes of tropical citrus, and bitter melon
2:00 pm • Side Lot Bingo!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
We’re playing Bingo again!
Get ready to shake your balls every Tuesday night at Side Lot Brewery. Limited seating is available both inside and outside. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE PROPERTY & ANYTIME YOU’RE NOT SEATED. If this is a problem, stay home.
4:20 – 9:00 pm • 4/20 at Half Acre Balmoral
Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room & Garden, 2050 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Map
Celebrate 420 with us and our pals from Budrista with a special event in the beer garden this Tuesday. Bring your appetite and enjoy some tacos by Flash Taco food truck. There will also be a live DJ, raffles, giveaways and cannabis merchandise to check out. This is a 21+ only event, no kiddos allowed.
4:20 pm • Ooh La La Pink Lemonade Release
Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map
The first new City Water flavor, just in time for summer.
We figured, if we’re gonna drop a new flavor of hard seltzer that it better knock harder than an 808 bass. To ensure that, we are proud to be able to have created ‘Ooh La La Pink Lemonade Hard Seltzer with legendary hip hop hitters Killer Mike and El-P, known collectively as Run The Jewels. Ooh La La Pink Lemonade City Water drops on RTJ’s favorite date, 4/20 at the brewery and in stores across the Chicagoland area.
Click here to read more about the collaboration and click the link below to get on the list for info and updates regarding this one-of-a-kind collaboration.
Run the Bubbles
6:00 – 9:00 pm • Burn’n Bull Pop-up at Black Horizon!
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Super excited to have Burn’n Bull at BHBC with their mouth watering, southern-inspired comfort BBQ!
6:30 – 9:00 pm • Tuesday Trivia: Harry Porter!
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 Map
If you know it’s “LeviOsa” and not “LeviosAR,” then this trivia night is for you! Join One Allegiance Brewing and Binge Entertainment for a night of trivia dedicated to the Hogwarts World! While we don’t have Butterbeer and Felix Felicis, we have plenty of other drinks! We’ll keep the beer flowing as long as you promise to enjoy them in good company!
- All events are socially distanced. Masks required to order beverages.
- Seating is limited so early attendance encouraged.
- Registration will start at 6:30pm and Trivia will start at 7pm.
- Prizes include a gift card and beer to go!
Wednesday, April 21
11:00 am – 8:00 pm • BCS Wednesdays at Goose Island Clybourn
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 Map
Join us for another round of special BCS tapings Wednesdays this spring. In honor of the transitions of seasons, we’ll be throwing on some older or rarer BCS and also some new fresh BCS from the 2020 lineup. Plus you get to take home a mini snifter glass while supplies last.
Tap lineup TBA
Join us for indoor or outdoor dining, make your reservation now.
*Limited availability. First come, first served. On-site consumption only.
4:00 pm • Chela Chido Mexican Lager sneak peek
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Come be one of the first ones to try our brand new beer we brewed in collaboration with Bar Chido. This is your chance to try the beer even before the restaurant opens!
Tom, Alison, and Sam (Bar Chido) brainstormed a beer that would make an excellent pairing for the delicious Mexican food that will be served at Bar Chido. The obvious choice was an easy drinking Mexican-style lager.
This beer is straw colored, light bodied, yet packs some complex flavors of floral, earthy, and corn. At only 4.6%abv, a second one is usually in order.
We will also be serving this beer in our special glassware designed by Phineas Jones!
6:30 – 9:30 pm • Cookie Decorating Class with Three75
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Come decorate with the owner of Three75 Cookies at Oswego Brewing Company in Downtown Oswego. Grab a friend, grab a beer, and get ready to have some fun while creating your own delicious cookies while she guides you along the way!
Class will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30pm. Tickets are $40 per person and space is limited so that we can maintain social distancing, so register early! You can register on their website.
Thursday, April 22
5:00 – 8:00 pm • Marz Tap Takeover
Lodi Tap House, 309 Main St., Maple Park, IL (815) 827-0827 Map
Marz Community Brewing Co. is taking over the taps at Lodi! The draft list is bonkers: Chug Life Lime, Marzgarita, Blossom, Marz IPL, Moog Juice, Hoppy in a Haze.
Stop out. Crush some beers, burgers and curds and leave with some Marz SWAG!
7:00 – 9:00 pm • Parks and Rec Trivia Night at Miskatonic Brewing Company
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 Map
Pawnee, when you’re here, then you’re home….
Join us at Miskatonic Brewing Company for a night of Parks and Rec Trivia!
Heather with Baig of Tricks Entertainment will be quizzing you through four increasingly harder rounds of questions about every season of the show, while Miskatonic keeps you fueled up with their fantastic selection of craft brews!
Trivia is always free to play, but we’re not just playing for fun – the top teams each night take home some awesome prizes!
**Please follow ALL Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions put in place by the venue, and here are a few extra tips:
1) Please bring your own pen/pencil. Our host will have pencils just in case, but it would be best to use your own for everyone’s safety & comfort.
2) The questions will be read by your host over our PA system, but may not be displayed on a screen if one is not easily available.
3) Any and all rules/restrictions are subject to change.
7:30 pm • General Trivia
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
No need for a theme, we want to know how much you know about everything! General Trivia is here April 22nd at 7:30 PM! Reservations are encouraged and we have prizes for the top 3 teams. Study up and see you soon!