Chicago Week in Beer, June 28-July 1
Saturday at 11:53 pm
It’s usually a quiet week as we head into a July 4 weekend. Some places will have Independence Day events, others might close for the holiday. But we will also be adding events as they come in, including more fundraisers for Skeleton Key.
Monday, June 28
No events for today.
But please check back, we update continuously.
Tuesday, June 29
7:00 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.
Wednesday, June 30
5:00 – 8:00 pm • Bell’s Cheers To Independence
The Open Bottle, 7101 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL 708-263-0449 Map
If you know anything about Bell’s, you know they’re fiercely independent. Formed in 1985, Bell’s Brewery has been family-owned and operated ever since. To celebrate Bell’s and summer, we’re holding a Cheers to Independence night & tapping two of our favorites: Oberon & Two Hearted.
You’ll get to keep the pint glass with any purchase of Oberon, and we’ll kick be raffling off an EPIC Oberon Summer Prize Pack that includes a hammock, pool float, beach towel and a (drumroll please) USA Custom Bell’s BARBEQUE!
Any purchase of Oberon or Two Hearted on draft gets a raffle ticket & the raffle will run until both beers tap out. We can’t wait to celebrate independence & one of the stalwarts of American craft brewing with you!
Oberon is how we kick off summer. This light drinking American Pale Wheat has a spicy hop character with a mild fruit finish. It’s the beer that lets us know summer is finally here.
Two Hearted is an American IPA brewed with 100% Centennial hops. It’s a little sip of heaven & perfect with everything. Notes of pine and grapefruit sing out as if your taste buds were an angelic choir letting you know you chose the right beer. This beer is perfectly balanced & an all-time legend.
6:00 pm • Sidelot Hops
Imperial Oak Brookfield, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
Join us for a weekly workout and a beer in Brookfield. “Sidelot Hops” is a 50-minute, full-body workout that incorporates strength, cardio, core, mobility, and stretching components. Sweat it out every Wednesday at 6pm, then reward yourself with a nice cold pint in the pub! Bring a yoga mat, light to medium dumbbells if you like, a sweat towel, and a bottle of water. Just $20 covers your 50-minute session and your cool down pint of choice!
7:00 pm • Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia Trivia
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
According to Dennis, what does the “D” in The D.E.N.N.I.S. System stand for?
Which Sunny character does Dennis hit with his car?
Who does Charlie first tell that he has cancer?
Which one of the gang quotes the Bible?
What movie did Dennis rent that upsets Mac because he wasn’t consulted in the decision?
If you can answer any of these questions then join us for It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Trivia and win some prizes. It’s free to play. Call the bar during business hours to reserve your table .
Hosted by Finer Points Trivia.
7:00 pm • Trivia Wednesdays at Black Lung
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 IL-83, Round Lake Beach, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
Fantastic fun through trivia and yummy craft beer drinking!!! With Dancing In The Rain DJ!!
Food always available from Ron’s Italian Ovens! Just go to their website, enter as a “pick up”, then under food instructions type “black lung”, and they deliver for free.
8:00 – 9:00 pm • Band and Beera
Caboose Park, 37908 N Fairfield Rd, Lake Villa, IL Map
The Lindenhurst Park District’s Wednesday show goes to WEEK #5: we head over to Lake Villa Township Caboose Park as we feature an old fav- Modern Day Romeos from 7-8:30pm. Black Lung Brewing Company will be pouring some foamy, hazy favorites for you to quench your thirst!
Thursday, July 1
3:00 pm • New Zealand Lager Tapping
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
We’re excited to announce that we will be tapping our New Zealand lager on Thursday just in time for 4th of July weekend!
This beer is an exploration of the relationship between the mother German noble hop variety Hallertau Mittelfrüh (the hop we use in our Original lager) and its offspring Wai-iti; bred and grown in New Zealand.
This was the first experimental lager we brewed last year, and it exposed tons of potential as the two hops enhanced each other in interesting ways. This established a foundation from which we built an updated recipe that strikes a perfect balance of aroma, flavor, bitterness, and dryness. This year’s version features a beautiful bouquet of peach, tangerine, and slight dankness in the aroma as a result of dry hopping. It is followed by an initial malty sweetness that delivers candied fruit flavors with honey and biscuit undertones. The beer finishes dry, crisp, and refreshing staying true to its lager qualities.
As an added bonus this year, we will be canning a portion of this batch that will only be available for purchase in our taproom (no distro).
New Zealand Lager | Hoppy Lager | Step Mash | 7.2% abv | 40 IBU
4:00 – 9:30 pm • Thursday Night Tacos!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
You’ve been asking when Tacos are coming back to Side Lot.
Taco Thursdays kick off on June 3rd and will continue every Thursday night.
Make your reservations!
4:00 – 6:00 pm • Fruited Belt & Suspenders Tapping
Orange & Brew, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880 Map
Start your holiday weekend off right as we do a BuckleDown Brewing tap takeover!
The highlight will be all four fruited Belt & Suspenders IPA’s… Blood Orange and Grapefruit, plus this year’s newest versions, Pineapple and Mango!
Plus, meet some of our friends from BuckleDown and have a chance at some swag!
6:00 pm • Arrowhead Beer & Food Pairing
Arrowhead Ales Brewing Co., 2101 Calistoga Dr., New Lenox, IL 815-717-6068 Map
We will be hosting our first ever beer and food pairing event on July 1st at on our covered outdoor patio and we would love for you to join us!
This event is limited to 30 tickets. To make a reservation, call us during normal business hours at 815-717-6068
$70 – per person includes tax and gratuity.
6:00 – 8:30 pm • Chicago Brew Cruise
Chicago Firebot Tours Map
Chicago Fireboat Tours and Phase Three Brewing Co. are partnering up to offer one of the most unique experiences in Chicago, every Thursday evening all summer-long!!
Phase Three Brewing Company will be bringing just days-old fresh, new releases directly from their Chicagoland brewery every week to serve aboard Chicago Fireboat Tours’ 1933 retired Chicago Fireboat, the Fred A. Busse.
Boarding begins at 6:00p.m and the boat departs at 6:30pm for a 2-hour sunset cruise. The Brew Cruise will start on the lake, float through the locks and right into the heart of downtown Chicago via the Chicago River, enjoying world-class views, an amazing sunset, and great music; all paired with fresh, innovative craft beers and hard seltzers.
Tickets are $45 per person at www.fireboattours.com, and include your 1st Phase Three brew once onboard.
6:00 pm • Solemn Oath/Rhinegeist Collab
Sovereign Restaurant, 24205 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 815-556-8577 Map
Join us as we welcome our pals from Solemn Oath and Rhinegeist for a specialty tapping event.
Nick Scoffield of SOB and Matt Turczak from Rhinegeist will be in attendance to talk beer, hang out, and be generally great dudes.
Beers being tapped:
Solemn Oath/Rhinegeist R4 Hazy Pale Ale w/ Citra, Azacca & Jarrylo
Solemn Oath Lu Kolsch
Rhinegeist Bubbles Rosé Beer
Rhinegeist Truth American IPA
8:00 – 10:30 pm • Bike-In Movie Night! feat. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!
Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Dr., Homewood, IL 708-960-3193 Map
A Bike-In Movie showing of a film about a boy and his bike (postponed from last weekend due to rain. Sponsored by GoodSpeed Cycles – Homewood to support South Suburban Family Shelter. Donations encouraged through Paypal.