Chicago Week in Beer, September 6-9
September 4, 2021 at 11:31 pm
I collected what few noticed of establishments I could find that have special Labor Day hours. I have also noticed that a few of events I “saved” have been cancelled. And because they’re removed from my Facebook saves, I can’t find out which ones they were. As always, call ahead for any events you plan to visit!
Labor Day, September 6
12:00 – 8:00 pm • Khaos Labor Day Hours
Khaos Brewcade & Kitchen, 12337 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 782-6640 Map
Khaos Brewcade & Kitchen will be open from 12 – 8 PM on Labor Day! Bring the whole family for some good food, drinks and games right here in Plainfield.
2:00 – 10:00 pm • Labor Day Block Party
Ørkenoy, 1757 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago (312) 929-4024 Map
We’re jazzed to be hosting this amazing event with our friends Welcome 2 The Jungle & Chicago Hospitality Accountable Actions Database to celebrate the resilience and creativity of the hospitality industry. Free entry, and there will be 20+ vendors, 3 DJs, 5 food vendors and a plant demonstration on repotting w/ a short Q&A.
BONUS: If you bring menstrual hygiene products for Chicago Period Project, you’ll get a free plant cutting from Your.Plant Daddy .
15% of proceeds will be going to CHAAD, which documents accountability standards for the hospitality industry and offers resources that educate, reduce harm, and promote a collective effort to dismantle oppressive power structures that exist in food and beverage environments.
Tuesday, September 7
No events for today.
But please check back, we update continuously.
Wednesday, September 8
3:00 – 9:00 pm • Wing Wednesday!
Wildrose Brewing Co., 1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN (219) 595-5054 Map
Wing Wednesday! Smoked then flash fried jumbo chicken wings tossed in our house spicy garlic, Jamaican Jerk or savory / sweet dry rub. Get ’em before they are gone!!!
5:00 – 8:00 pm • The Bruery Chicago Relaunch
The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 Map
We are Sticky with Boysenberry and Frucht excitement to hold a Twist of a brewery relaunch into the market with our friends from The Bruery Bruery Terreux and Offshoot Beer and Heartland Beverage We will have 8 beers on draft, and 2 can pours available, as well as some rare bottle and can samples being opened during the evening, and bonus, you’ll get to meet Matt from the brewery! So come in, Relax, Repeat, and Escape with just a hint of Mischief! We’re just sorry that we couldn’t do it on a Tuesday!
6:00 – 8:00 pm • Paint Partry at Hopvine
Hopvine Brewing Co., 4030 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL (630) 229-6030 Map
Join us for another fun night w our friends from Studio ONE Painting Parties. Bring your family and friends for a night of great food, beer, wine, etc as you show off your inner Picasso. (You’ll be surprised what you can do w a few insider tips from Mary!) Call 630-677-0375 or register here to reserve your spot now. $35.
Thursday, September 9
4:00 pm • Kick the Keg, Call to Action
Arrowhead Ales Brewing Co., 2101 Calistoga Dr., New Lenox, IL (815) 717-6068 Map
We are hosting a draft sales event that will benefit NAWS Animal Shelter in Mokena, Illinois.
All proceeds from the draft sales of Survivor Tails Bavarian style Wheat Ale after 4pm on will go directly to NAWS. from
$2 from every burger of the week and 4-pack sold on-site will be donated to NAWS.
Aarrowhead Ales will also be accepting donations for NAWS animal shelter during the week of 9/7-9/12 (monetary donations, litter, dog & cat food, dish soap, kitten food, paper towels, etc.).
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 – 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. It’s our sixth Yappy Hour with Real Dog Moms of Chicago! Co-hosted by Stem Ciders. 25% of all Stem Cider sales will be donated to One Tail At A Time Pet Mutual Aid.
This month our friends at Temperance Beer Co. are partnering with us. 25% of all Temperance sales will be donated to Hinsdale Humane Society. Our buddies from Urban Paws will be here with treats and giveaways for your pups!
PS The Northman is Dog-friendly all of the time.
5:00 pm • More Brewing Tap Takeover Tour
Kuma’s Corner Schaumburg, 1570 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 240-1200 Map
More Brewing Co. will be here on September 9th! We’re pouring 5 of their incredibly delicious beers including 1 extra special beer!
Come hang out and drink some great beer with us!
Beers on tap:
Oktoberfest – German style lager
Dusty – pale ale
Pillow Talkin’ – DIPA
Lemon Meringue Double Marbles – DIPA
Henna: Coconut Double Rainbow – imperial stout
5:30 – 7:30 pm • Music Bingo at Noon Whistle Brewing Naperville
Noon Whistle Brewing, 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
Join Baig of Tricks Entertainment on Thursday for a fun night of Music Bingo at the brand new Noon Whistle Brewing in Naperville!
Enjoy some delicious brews and great music with a chance to win prizes at the same time.
Please respect and follow all COVID-19 restrictions set in place by the venue so everyone has a great, and safe, time.
Feel free to call the venue ahead of time for details and any questions.
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!
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!
6:00 – 8:00 pm • Beer and Grazing Workshop at Sew Hop’d Brewery
Sew Hop’d Brewery & Taproom, One Union Special Plaza, Ste. 113, Huntley, IL (815) 701-8819 Map
Fork it Grazing‘s workshops are back, and we’re taking the next one off site and bringing it to Sew Hop’d Brewery! We’ll teach you everything to know about Grazing, pair our meats and cheeses with Sew Hop’d beer, and have a blast doing it! You can snack on it while you’re there or we can wrap it up for you to enjoy later. Grab your crew and head on over!
Ticket price of $85 includes supplies needed to build your board, Sew Hop’d 4 pack (variety) and a full two hour instruction.
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 – 9:00 pm • Xtreme Music Bingo
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
An exciting combination of music trivia and the classic game of BINGO!
No boring numbers here, just one hit song after another as players listen, sing along and “Play BINGO to the Music”
It’s free to play and prizes will be given out to the winners!
6:00 – 9:00 pm • Heirloom Farm Dinner
Heritage Prairie Farm, 2N308 Brundige Rd., Elburn, IL 630-443-5989 Map
The Heirloom Farm Dinner at Heritage Prairie Farm is a classic meal full of delicious heirloom vegetables. From the pepper to the tomato, guests are sure to enjoy a variety of unique dishes as we prepare for the fall harvest. Join us for a timeless dinner and beautiful evening on the farm. View the Menu.
Open parking is available on site and an attendant is on duty to direct you. After checking-in, guests are greeted with a complimentary welcome beer from our brewery partner, Solemn Oath Brewery.
Butler-passed appetizers are served during cocktail hour during which there will be live entertainment.
At 6:30, meet in front of the white barn for a guided farm tour!
The Ticket Price of $90 per person includes Beer. However, a Cash bar is available on-site for additional beer, wine, and cocktails.
Then, after Cocktail Hour, guests sit for the Heirloom Farm Dinner at 7PM. Dinner is assigned seating at long family-style tables and courses are served in a family-style service.
The menu this year includes dishes such as Lamb Kefta Flatbread, Fennel & Olive Chicken, String Beans & Beef Tenderloin, and a Maple Whiskey Pudding Cake.
NEW for 2021: POSTERS Add an 11×17 poster to your order and pick it up at sign-in!
Please note that the Heirloom Farm Dinner is for adults 21 and over. This is NOT open to interpretation.
If you would like a vegetarian alternative for this farm dinner, please specify the amount during the registration section of your order. Our kitchen is not an allergy-free facility. Menus are subject to change.
6:00 – 8:00 pm • Lakefront Trivia & Tacos!
Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Craft Biergarten, 701 North Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor, IL Map
Lakefront Trivia Night at The Biergarten!! Tacos served from 5pm til Sellout!
6:30 – 10:00 pm • “Train with Brain” Running Club
Blue Island Beer Co., 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085 Map
Our good friend Brian Fee is training for the Chicago Marathon, and you can join him every Thursday til October! He’s raising money for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and you can donate at this link.
Each week you can plan on running at the most 4 miles and your first beer is on Blue Island Beer Co.!
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.
7:30 – 9:00 pm • Team Trivia
Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden, 12 N. River St., Batavia, IL (630) 406-9200 Map
Join us for Team Trivia every Thursday! Go 4 It Entertainment features 12 rounds of general trivia with musical hints and toss up questions to win your team free ‘tasty prizes’.
1st place – $30 gift certificate, 2nd place – $20 gift certificate, 3rd place – $10 gift certificate
Hosted by Chevy Mallhi
7:30 pm • Side Lot Trivia
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Are you the smartest one in the Taproom? The only way to find out is to join Side Lot Brewery on Thursday nights at 7:30pm for Taproom Trivia.
7 Rounds with varying categories. Free to Play, Prizes to Win!