Chicago’s Week in Beer, April 26-29
today at 12:38 am
In the previous weekend article, I mentioned that Marz Community Brewing was opening a new taproom, the Life on Marz Community Club, in the Logan Square neighborhood. Now we hear that the taproom Still Life by Solemn Oath, will be opening at 2919 W. Armitage Ave. on May 15. Detail from the Tribune’s Josh Noel.
While I’ve tried to keep up with last-minute announcements, you can find more up-to-date listings at my sort-of-an-app.
Monday, April 26
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 27
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.
6:30 pm • Whole Hog Dinner
Milk Money Brewing, 75 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 708-582-6030 Map
Our monthly beer dinner series for April we will be partnering with our friends from Craft Urban in Geneva. The dinner will be focused on whole hog cooking. It will feature 7 courses along with beer and specialty cocktail pairings.
$85 per ticket through Tock.
Passed apps: Cured and smoked aged pork tenderloin —w/olive oil and chèvre
Steam bun twice cooked pork—-w/ pickled cabbage, garlic chives
1st course: Coppa di testa terrine—w/ ginger mango, garlic toast, onion relish, sunny side egg
2nd course: Braised pork shanks—-w/mushrooms and stewed ramps
3rd course: Dry aged pork tonnato —-smoked sausage, roasted spring radish, raw radish, charred romesco, baby kale
4th course: Pork loin—w/fennel soubise, grilled asparagus
Dessert: Churro spiced pork rinds —-w/ hand ground dark chocolate and chilies
Wednesday, April 28
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.
Thursday, April 29
Chicken Thursday at Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles
Pollyanna – St. Charles, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, IL (630) 549-7372 Map
The Country Grill Chicagoland Chicken Truck brings finest rotisserie specialties to the Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles! Swing by for dinner and some fine beers!
Serving 3-7 pm and 10 pm to 2 am.
4:00 – 7:00 pm • Windmill Kölsch Night
Windmill Brewing Co., 121 Gettler St., Dyer, IN (219) 440-2189 Map
Join us for a night celebrating all things Kölsch including a traditional Kölsch service and food from Sizzlebox. $10 tickets get you in the door and apply to your bill at the end of the night. Tickets $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.
4:00 – 7:00 pm • Ribbon Cutting for Brothers BBQ and Chamber on Tap
Spirit Water Brewery, Distillery & Taproom, 3300 Three Oaks Rd., Cary, IL (847) 865-3264 Map
Join as we celebrate Brothers’ BBQ’s new Food Truck with a official Ribbon Cutting and also for the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly “Chamber on Tap!”
5:00 – 8:00 pm • Ayala’s Empanadas Food Truck at BHBC!
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Absolutely delicious, Grandma’s Recipe, outstanding Empanadas from Chef Alex with us Thursday, April 29th from 5-8pm!! Why cook dinner when you can stop by us and enjoy his varieties, our tasty beers and live music from Brent Brown 5-8pm as well!
6:00 – 8:00 pm • Beers With Queers
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Welcome to Beers With Queers. We heard you and we know there needs to be more safe places for LGBTQ+ folxs to feel welcome and accepted. We have partnered with Dry City Brew Works to bring you an open and welcome space every Other Thursday. Every other Thursday join Us here at OUTspoken Leaders, Dry City, and other LGBTQ+ folx as we hang out and connect with the community together. Please note this is a 21+ event every other Thursday however if you are and LGBTQ+ youth or young adult looking for support in your life please know we offer a weekly support and discussion group called OUTspoken Online and we also offer a sober space specifically for the LGBTQ+ on Saturday mornings called Coffee Chat! Please note this event, and coffee chat is being hosted in public so social distancing and face masks will be strictly enforced. We want to offer a safe and welcoming space for all, that means a safe space where people can feel free to be themselves as well as feel safe to not get COVID.
OUTspoken Leaders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving, empowering, and amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. We offer social and service programs that promote self-acceptance, intentional compassion, and unconditional leadership!
7:00 – 8:30 pm • Molly’s Cupcakes & Cocktails
Tapville Social – Naperville, 216 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL (630) 536-8739 Map
Tapville Social is pairing Molly’s Cupcakes with signature cocktails. Join us for a event to sample four delicious Molly’s Cupcakes and four selected hand-crafted cocktails. Tickets $35 here.