Chicago Week in Beer, July 19-22
today at 11:45 pm
I will be on a little vacay later in the week, so my weekend listing may be a bit sparse. I will try, at least, to keep updates on my Google Calendar app if I can’t get to the article here.
The Goose Island folks are holding a contest intended to help one blissful couple searching for a wedding venue. Their Barrels of Love Contest offers one wedding reception, to be hosted at their Barrel Warehouse, 603 N Sacramento Blvd. in Chicago. The contest is now open for those 21+ and will run through Tuesday, July 27th. Anyone of legal drinking age can write in to Goose Island and tell about their love story, their connection to Chicago as a couple, and their love of beer. A panel of “Goose Island romantics” will read the stories and choose a winner. Letters should be sent by 7/27/21 to Barrels of Love, 1800 W Fulton St. Chicago, IL 60612. More details are at gooseisland.com/barrelsoflove.
Monday, July 19
No events for today.
But please check back, we update continuously.
Tuesday, July 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm • Pigtails & Pints
Iron&Glass, 632 S Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL (815) 782-5559 Map
Pigtails & Pints is back!
We have two upcoming dates for our famously fun hair class- Tuesday 7/20 and Thursday 8/26. Pigtails & Pints is a chance to bond with your child and learn how to care for their hair at the same time.
You will learn two hairstyles (each class being different ones) from hair pro Ashley. All hairstyles are broken down and simple enough even for beginners.
Each $20 ticket (order here) includes all of the tools and accessories required for the hairstyles, a beer for you (up to a $8 value), and a soda for your child. The classes will run from 6-8pm on each date.Please note we are continuing to follow the current CDC guidelines which state all unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask when not seated
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, July 21
5:00 – 9:00 pm • Burgers & Beers Night: The Biker Dude Pop-Up
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd., Elgin, IL 224-238-3527 Map
We are excited to bring Burgers & Beer Night to the tap room! One night each month of 2021, The Biker Dude will be out in the beer garden smashing burgers to enjoy with your cold beer. So save the date in those phones, grab a friend, and relax, you’re here now. Serving burgers until sold out.
PRTR & Beer Garden is 21+ only. Children are not allowed on premise. If you are not staying for a beer, we respectfully as you to take your meal to-go. Our parking lot and beer garden is for tap room customers only.
5:00 – 7:00 pm • Monk’s Pub Tap Takeover
Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago 312-357-6665 Map
Join Maplewood at Monk’s Pub on July 21st for a Tap Takeover with 5 limited brews and more!
• Willo Witbier – Belgian-Style Wheat
• Fizzle Drizzle Blu Razzberry – Imperial Fruited Sour
• Fizzle Drizzle Pink Lemonade – Imperial Fruited Sour
• Gold Noise – Dortmunder-Style Lager
• Painting Rainbows – DDH DIPA
7:00 – 9:00 pm • Movie Trivia Night
Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead, 113 W. North St., Elburn, IL (630) 320-2255 Map
Head out to Obscurity Wednesday July 21st and test you and your team’s big ol’ ‘s!
Teams of up to 6 players. Free to play and prizes awarded!
Thursday, July 22
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 – 10:00 pm • Vinyl Night at Black Lung
Black Lung Brewing Co., 3232 Monroe, Waukegan, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
We have vinyl night every Thursday evening! Bring a record and we will even give you $1 off while your vinyl spins! Rain or shine! Shutdown if we have a band!
4:00 – 7:00 pm • Riverwalk Yappy Hour At The Northman
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago Map
Bring your pups down to the Northman Beer and Cider Garden every 2nd and 4th Thursday, to our outdoor dog-friendly space on the Riverwalk from 4-7PM.
Rotating drink specials, giveaways, sponsors and promotions. Our fourth Yappy Hour with Real Dog Moms of Chicago is on Thursday, July 22nd at 4pm!
Sponsors & promotions TBA!
PS The Northman is Dog-friendly all of the time.
5:00 – 7:00 pm • Grayslake Beerfest Ticket Release Party
(I have not found whether the ticket sales will open online, or at Light the Lamp Brewery. Have sent a message, will update when I find out.)
You have been inside too long! Come on out and save money on your Beerfest Tickets at Light the Lamp Brewery Enjoy great brews and swag with the purchase of your Grayslake Beerfest Tickets! CHEERS! The festival will be held Sept. 18 at Light the Lamp Brewery in Downtown Grayslake. If you purchased a ticket in 2020, it is good for Beerfest 2021. For any other questions please call the Grayslake Area Chamber at (847) 223-6888.
6:00 – 9:00 pm • Ride For Kids x Pollyanna
Pollyanna Brewing Co. – St. Charles, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, IL 630-549-7372 Map
Ride For Kids, a part of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, will host an evening of Live Music, Craft Beer and Friends. Learn what Ride For Kids is all about and how dedicated they are to helping children afflicted with pediatric brain cancer. A portion of all beer and merchandise sales will be donated to Ride For Kids.
6:00 pm • Trivia at Great Central
Great Central Brewing Co., 221 N. Wood St., Chicago (855) 464-4222 Map
Love to test your knowledge while sharing some laughs with friends, and 24 beers on tap?!
Maybe you just want to try something different than your typical Thursday night?
Our Trivia night is for you!
6:00 pm • Suncrusher Day
Kuma’s Corner, 2900 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago (773) 604-8769 Map
Suncrusher and Revolution Brewing will be hanging out Jamming Suncrusher & giving away sweet merch & SWAG!
We’ll be hosting a ridiculous Revolution Tap Takeover all day long including:
– Sun Crusher Hoppy Wheat Ale
– SVNCRVSHER | Summer Ale w/ special added dry hops
– Riot Keller Pils
– Mineshaft Gap
And we’ll have a Fist City Chicago Pale Ale Firkin pouring right off our bar! Forte Community Music Project will be raffling off free vocal lessons to teach you how to sing!
6:30 – 8:30 pm • Chicago Brew Cruise
Chicago Fireboat 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.
8:00 – 10:00 pm • Thursday Night Trivia!
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
Liquid Kourage Entertainment bringing on their live Thursday Night Trivia. Max team size 4 people per table. Space is first come first serve. Always free to play!