Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 23-25
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Friday, July 23
Mom’s on Marz
Marz Community Brewing, 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago (773) 837-0145, Map
After a week of selling the hell out of Mom’s Japanese inspired hot dogs at Life on Marz Community Club, we are bringing some to the mother ship.
Starting Thursday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 24th from 4-9 pm, we will be slanging these two hot dogs along with our Mom’s Menu at our Bubbly Creek facility. Pair these with our Maxwell St Lager:
Hot Teriyaki $7
Mom’s teriyaki sauce, S&B hot mustard, spicy mayo, crispy garlic, togarashi
Bulldog sauce, kewpie, shredded cabbage, nori, pickled ginger, tempura crumbs
Imperial Oak Weekend
Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Map
& 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
These true summer days call for a fresh summer sipper. This peach brandy barrel aged Belgian Tripel with real peach juice added during aging is sure to do the trick. Come by Friday when we offer 2-packs of 12 oz cans an tap this lush version of our Beermuda Triangle. We’ll also have the base Tripel on tap and in 4 packs of 16 oz cans. Here are the food trucks for the weekend, check the website for the full tap list, beer to-go, and upcoming events at both locations.
Brookfield Food Trucks
-Friday- Mamalicious Jerk N Curry Cuisine– 5pm
-Saturday- El Zorro Tacos- 4pm
-Sunday- Big Joe’s Blazin’ BBQ– 2pm
Willow Springs Food Trucks
-Thursday- Tacos Marios Food Truck– 5pm
-Friday- Smokin’ BBQ Kitchen– 5pm
-Saturday- Tacos Marios Food Truck- 3pm
-Sunday- Burn’n Bull– 1pm
10:00 am • Ticket Sales for 2021 Beer Under Glass
Online at IllinoisBeer.org
ADMISSION + TICKETING
Session I | Friday August 27 | 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Session II | Friday August 27 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Price | $75
This summer’s special edition Beer Under Glass invites attendees to sample craft beer while enjoying exclusive, after-hours access to the Conservatory’s indoor collections and outdoor gardens. Pours from 70+ local breweries will be available outdoors during two limited tasting sessions, each with 1,000 attendees to allow for social distancing and a more intimate festival experience. The Conservatory’s indoor collections will be available for self-guided tours.
General admission tickets are $75 and will be available on Friday, July 23. ImBIBE members get early access to tickets beginning Tuesday, July 20. There is no VIP ticket or early entry this year, and the festival will continue rain or shine. Food and beverages from some of Chicago’s best local restaurants and food trucks will be available for purchase throughout the gardens.
Now in its 11th year, Beer Under Glass is hosted by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA). All proceeds support GPCA’s mission to change lives through the power of nature and connect people to plants, and ICBG’s mission to support and protect the state’s craft beer industry through education, advocacy, and promotion.
4:00 – 8:00 pm • BBQ Pop Up: Solemn Oath Brewing
Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map
Chuck’s Cafe Darien is hitting the road all summer long and setting up shop at some of our favorite local breweries!
We’re super pumped to be going to Solemn Oath in Naperville for the first time this July!
We’re gonna be there serving our $6 menu 4-8p! Great beer & great brews! Come hungry & thirsty!
5:00 – 8:00 pm • 318 Coffee House Donut & Beer Tasting
Graham’s 318 Coffee House, 318 S. 3rd St., Geneva, IL (630) 845-3180 Map
Join us for an exciting night as we pair 5 of our homemade donuts with 5 beer samples from local Geneva brewery, Penrose Brewing Co.
Must be over 21 to attend. Please bring a Valid ID. No children allowed. Please drink responsibly. Must have a reservation to attend. Please note that these events tend to sell out quickly, so get your ticket while you can!Tickets $35 at the 318 website.
5:30 – 10:00 pm • Food Truck and Live Music – Crust Culture and The Jib Brothers
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Crust Culture is bringing their wood fired pizza back to the Beer Garden for a Friday night party with The Jib Brothers Band!
Crust Culture will be serving from 5:30PM until 8 or sold out.
The Jib Brothers Band know how to get the party going! They play music from over 30 different artists of the songs you love to sing along to. Guest participation is highly encouraged, maybe you’ll get the play the tambourine! The Jib Brothers will be playing from 7-10PM in our Beer Garden.
As always, it is encouraged to bring a chair, even though you might not need it because you’ll be busy dancing.
9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
We kick off our tribute to the summer blockbuster with 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Saturday, July 24
11:00 am – 10:00 pm • The Open Bottle 6.5 Year Anniversary
The Open Bottle, 7101 W 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL 708-247-3757 Map
Celebrating our 6 year anniversary in January wasn’t an option. Now we’re back at 100% capacity and will party as such! Join us in celebrating our SIX & A HALF year anniversary on July 24th!
We are humbled by the amount of support we’ve seen over the years, and we thank you for helping us live our dream! We have a lot planned, so make sure you mark yourself as ‘Interested’ on our Facebook event for updates! You won’t wanna miss it!
12:00 pm * Beermiscuous – Lakeview’s 7th Anniversary Party
Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-698-6824 Map
Yes! The 24th is our anniversary bash! Get excited! CELLAR TASTINGS, THEY’RE BACK!First up! Cellar tastings are coming back! Austin’s combing through his catacombs to find the choicest selections for this year’s celebration and, if you’re good, he’ll be opening those up for folks during the course of the day.BREWER HANGSJerome of Bold Dog Beer and Javier from Casa Humilde will be by during the afternoon of the 24th to say hey and discuss the making of Grand Crew, our anniversary beer. What’s that, you say? More on that below!GOLDEN TICKET, AKA THE AUREATE VOUCHERSecondly! You will notice in the Beermiscuous rewards app (available for iPhone and Google Play users) that we have launched a points raffle for another Golden Ticket. The Golden Ticket winner gets 2 complimentary draft beers each week for a full year starting on the raffle day. RAFFLE ENTRY CLOSES FRIDAY, JULY 23rd at 11:59 PM. We’ll draw the winner at 5pm on Saturday, July 24. NOTE: YOU MUST BE PRESENT ON JULY 24 TO WIN. There is no cost to enter this raffle. All you need are rewards points. To enter, load up the Beermiscuous App, go to the Point Shop on the bottom right, select the Raffle Ticket, then select “Get It”. Each entry costs a mere 25 reward points. You may enter as many times as you’d like, so repeat this process for multiple raffle entries. Any missed weeks don’t accumulate. Raffle rewards are non-transferable. *Official Terms as required by the ILCC: Winner will receive a voucher that serves as a weekly gift card equal to the price of two draft beers for 52 weeks.*THE LOVE ABOVE!On the evening of the 24th, to round out the celebrations, we have the lovely and kind folks of The Love Below coming by to grace us with their comedic stylings. It’s been a long, long time since we’ve let them out of the cellar, and they promise that it will be fun a hilarious time.ANNIVERSARY BEERThe anniversary beer this year is Grand Crew, a celebration of us: the people who made sure that we survived the strangest year of Beermiscuous’ existence yet. The brew, made with Bold Dog and Casa Humilde, will get tapped July 24th, the day of our anniversary celebrations! It’ll be an all-day affair with giveaways, brewer hangouts, and other special delights. It’s our first shindig in over a year, and we’re thrilled to be able to host it with you. RSVP! As for the beer, it’s a unique twist on a Belgian Quad, made with piloncillo and blue agave. We’re so excited.
2:00 – 8:00 pm • Summer Art Bazaar
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630-541-9414 Map
Join us Saturday, July 24th for our Summer Art Bazaar!
We are excited to throw another Bazaar and thought it would be lovely to have it in the Spring! This event will host a myriad of talented, local artists ready to delight you with their creations and help you shop for loved ones and yourself to further brighten your lives with the coming summer sun.
Beer will be flowing in the taproom with our usual Saturday hours of 12-11 pm and we will have beer flowing and cans in the Barrel Room from 2 pm – 8 pm.
Burn’n Bull will be here from 2-8 pm.
Continuing our Bazaar tradition of giving back, a portion of Miskatonic’s proceeds will benefit Worldbuilders, a charity founded by author Pat Rothfuss in order to use the collective power of readers, fellow authors, and book lovers to make the world a better place. All artists will be donating a portion of their proceeds to various other organizations around the globe as well!
Miskatonic Brewing Co. is family-friendly, including your furry companions! We just ask that you keep your dogs, cats, reptiles, and modern dinosaurs on a leash and pick up after them outside. Hope you can make it to this fun-filled event!
6:00 pm • Bags, Brew and BBQ
Wilder Park, 175 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL (630) 993-8900 Map
After a successful debut in 2019, Elmhurst Park District is bringing back Bags, Brew and BBQ this year on Saturday, July 24, 6-9 p.m. in Wilder Park.
A game night just for those 21 and older, the event will feature bags, a sport moon jump, giant beer pong, jumbo sized editions of popular games like Jenga and Connect Four and more.
Bring your favorite takeout, pack a picnic or grab food from a food truck.
Food trucks include Dope Sandwich, Sugar Mama’s Mini Donuts and Courageous Bakery.
Drinks courtesy of Doti Liquors.
Attendees must be 21 and older.
Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.
Thanks to our sponsors, Suburban Bank & Trust and The Schiller Team.
7:00 pm • Digeometric Album Release Show
Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085 Map
Join us for an album release a pandemic in the making with Digeometric! Special guest Kara Cavanaugh to start off the night. There will be a taco truck, live painting, vendors, and games.
Planet Unicorn Collection (Crystals and Gems)
Sacred Energy (Apparel and Spirituality)
Golden Heart Soap Co. (Beauty and Health)
Jason Streetz (Tarot Readings)
B Mack Artnstuff
Digeometric is a 4 piece jazz funk fusion band and you’ll probably recognize a few faces from nights at BIBCo.
$10 suggested donation
Check out their music here!
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.
9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
We continue summer blockbuster weekend with 1989’s Batman!
Sunday, July 25
10:00 am • Brunch with Hopvine Brewing
McCarty Mills Taproom, 140 S. River St., Aurora, IL (630) 229-0451 Map
Chilaquiles, Micheladas and Beermosas from Hopvine Brewing Co.
10:00 – 11:00 am • Yoga & Brews with Amy Nielsen
Crafted 1979, 19200 LaGrange Rd., Ste. E, Mokena, IL 708-860-2826 Map
Yoga with Amy Nielsen is back at Crafted! Come join us and Amy from Spenga for some flow! This Sunday, June 27th, it’s time find your calm and earn your beer!
Tickets are available on our website – space is limited so buy them now!
11:00 am – 4:00 pm • Byway Brewing Celebrates 80 Years of Saving Pets! Fundraiser and Supply Drive
Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Dr., Hammond, IN 219‑844‑5468 Map
Fundraiser and supply drive for Humane Indiana!
Your gift of:
• Puppy and kitten formula
• Canned puppy and kitten food
• Bagged dog and cat food
• Canned dog and cat food
• Cat and dog treats
• Monetary donations
helps support shelter animals!
Byway Brewing is hosting a supply drive!
Bring “wish list” items or monetary donation of a minimum $10 value and enjoy 20% off sandwiches and $1 off of beer!
11:00 am – 1:00 pm • Free Donuts & Drafts at the WCBC!
Will County Brewing Co., 1142 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, IL (815) 582-4157 Map
Join us at 11 AM the last Sunday of every month for a pairing of delicious Orland Park Bakery Donuts and refreshing Will County Brewing Craft Beer. Donuts are FREE at the brewery with any craft beer purchase and also available for sale at the bakery while supplies last!
12:00 – 4:00 pm • Steam Buns by Sour Peach, LLC!
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St., Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Sour Peach LLC is coming back with their super scrumptious STEAM BUNS! Serving from noon to sell out.
Final menu TBA, so make sure you mark this Event as Interested or Going for updates.
Plus, live music by Grant Milliren for our Sunday Sessions starting at 1pm!
12:00 – 5:00 pm • Sunday Fun Day
The Beer and Now, 2801 Ogden Ave., Ste 7, Lisle, IL (630) 946-6660 Map
Every Sunday stop by for $1 off all draft beers!
3:00 – 5:00 pm • Trivia Night at Noon Whistle Naperville
Noon Whistle Brewing, 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it?
Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night with Baig of Tricks Entertainment and join your host as they quiz your teams through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and music rounds!
While we’re testing your wit, Cellar Door will be keeping you fueled up an incredible food menu and delicious drinks all night, PLUS the top teams will win bragging rights and prizes, so bring your friends, family, and even your enemies (if they’re good at trivia) to increase your chances of winning.
Be sure to get there early and snag your team a spot and fuel up with some drinks, see you soon!
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.
9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Summer blockbuster weekend end with the best dinosaur movie ever made, Jurassic Park!
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