Chicago Craft Beer Week
2017, PART DEUX
Events by Activity
☆Drink self-distributed brews and play bocce ball or ping pong
☆Compete in a dice tournament or play board games
☆Watch your favorite brewers compete in beer pong
☆Pool, cornhole and a full size basketball hoop accessorize this rooftop party
☆Compete in beer trivia, a blind taste test for prizes
☆Drink exclusive beers then go bowling
☆Play arcade games and pinball
☆Play lawn games in a huge park
Fitness and Outdoors
The Art of Craft Beer at Village Tap (Th)
☆Look at a gallery of art made by craft beer label artists
Reggie's CCBW Party/Concert (Th)
☆Listen to bands on a rooftop
Temperance Tie Dye Night (Fri)
☆Make your own tie dye t-shirt
Nightly music and craft beer specials at aliveOne
Welles Park Craft Beer Fest (WPCBF) (Sat)
☆Listen to live music at a beer festival
Stand-Up Comedy and Dancing at Temperance (Sat)
Baderbrau Tap & Brewing Company Grand Opening Block Party (Sun)
☆Live music and DJs meets a beer street festival
Bring the Family
- Kids eat free from 4-6:30pm.
- Bring Fido to Clark Street Ale House's dog-friendly bar and beer garden
- Kids are allowed and eat free Thursday nights 4:30-6pm
Events by Day
All Chicago drafts will be $5 for CCBW on Wednesday, which includes: Berghoff Hefeweizen (5.2%), Moody Tongue Sliced Nectarine (6.0%), ALL Revolution drafts (Anti Hero, Galaxy Hero, & Fist City), Around the Bend Fool’s Folly (6.3%) & Silk Road (5.9%), ALL Goose Island drafts (Matilda, Blue Line, Green Line, & 312), Half Acre Daisy Cutter (5.2%), Lake Effect Seasonal, Arcade Steep Impact (6.0%), Local Option Sky Burial (7.0%), Metropolitan Magnetron (5.5%), Off Color Seasonal, Ale Syndicate Sunday Session (4.8%), and Solemn Oath Telegraph (9.5%).
Wednesday is trivia night at the Butcher's Tap at 8pm, and kids eat free from 4-6:30pm.
Visit this dog friendly bar craft beer bar and enjoy rare craft beers on draft and in bottles. Relax in the outdoor beer garden if the weather is nice!
2012 Brett and John’s Baudoinia Bourbon County Brand Stout
2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout
2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout
2016 Goose Island Sour Sisters Lolita American Wild Ale
Limited reserve list of the following bottles:
2012 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
2012 Madame Rose Flanders Oud Bruin
2011 Bourbon County Stout
Drink self-distributed brews at Kaiser Tiger starting at 11am. Breweries include Pipeworks, Illuminated, Lake Effect, Dovetail, Arcade, Sketchbook, Marz, Scorched Earth, Like Minds, Hubbards Cave, Old Town Abbey and Transient. This German-themed beer bar has a ping pong table and bocce ball court.
Try special tappings of Lagunitas IPA ($8), Equinox ($8) and USA (Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale) $10 (13oz goblet), Little Sumpin Sumpin $8 and Aunt Sally $8 (12oz bottles), and Sampling Aunt Sally (while supplies lasts). Play Giant Jenga on the patio (weather permitting), and participate in a 50/50 Raffle benefitting the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.
From 5pm - 8pm, Public House and Chicago Craft Beer Week Present a beer pong battle between Sweetwater, Bell’s, Founders, Ommegang, Small Town Brewery & Goose Island breweries. Try samples of craft brews and cheer on your favorite brewers. Book a table by contacting RSVP@PUBLICHOUSECHICAGO.COM
Celebrate the art that enrobes your beer by viewing the artwork of often overlooked craft brew label artists. Craft brews will be available to enjoy while you take in the art in the beer garden from 5pm - 10pm. Artists include: Dan Grzeca – 3 Floyds, Surly & South Loop Nikki Jarecki – Off Color Jeff Kuhnie – Pipeworks Rob Syers – 3 Floyds Phineas X Jones – Half Acre Mighty Few Studio – Goose Island, Penrose & Revolution Aquanaut Brewery Art Gertrude Inc. – Around the Bend Pipeworks #2 Sponsored by: Village Tap & BeerConfessions.com
3 choices of moves, many more choices of beer. Tournament sign up starts at 6pm, play starts around 7. There will be a nice prize pack for the winner!
350 Brewing Company is throwing a party with all proceeds to benefit the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. $30 VIP tickets include live music shows and one hour of IL beer on the rooftop from 6:30-7:30pm with brewers and bands. $20 General Admission. The Reggie's rooftop has a pool table, full size basketball hoop, bags boards, and an outdoor shower to cool down.
Spiteful brewing’s third annual dice tournament and cheeseburger grill out will start at 6:30pm at Guthrie's Tavern. Bad Apple will be serving up delicious burgers and non-tournament players can watch or grab a game from the shelf, including Yahtzee, Balderdash, and Sorry.
From 7pm - 11pm, sip on special beer tappings, including the Pink Boots International Brew Day collaboration beer “Pink is the New Black,” a Black American Lager brewed at Brickstone Brewery. Proceeds from featured pints and raffle tickets will benefit local, female-focused charities. Riverview tavern also has two dart boards, and kids eat free from 4:30pm - 6pm Thursdays.
Play free WhirlyBall from 7pm-10pm and try limited release brews between games. Beer is from 3 Sheeps and Goose Island, with food pairings, raffles and prizes also involved. Beers scheduled for the night: First Kiss – 3 Sheeps Roll Out The Barrel – 3 Sheeps Top Secret Pinner (TBA) – 3 Sheeps Lolita – Goose Island Juliet – Goose Island Madame Rose – Goose Island RSVP at whirlyball.com/chicago for a chance to win a $100 WhirlyBall Card
Temperance Bags Tournament
Compete for prestige and fabulous prizes from 7pm-9pm
Spare some time for your favorite brewers and roll some lanes. Seven Ten Lounge is adjacent to Burnt City Brewing where you can also acquire beer. 10pm.
All aboard the beer cruise! Revolution Brewery and Shoreline Sightseeing will be serving Fist City, Rev Pils and A Little Crazy and creative appetizer pairings on this evening at sea. Listen to live DJ music during the 90-minute Chicago River cruise departing from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 8 p.m., returning at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 per person. (Must be 21)
Check your taste buds with beer trivia! Join New Belgium and Public House for blind beer basting and a chance to win prizes. There will also be a complimentary, exclusive tapping of Hop Kitchen Juicy Mandarina IPA. RSVP at CCBW@PUBLICHOUSECHICAGO.COM
Burnt City Brewing Barrel Aged Night
Join this Chicago craft brewery for Barrel-Aged Night, which includes tappings of Barrel-Aged Obfuscation Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel Mister Sneaky the Third Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and a surprise beer from the brewpub’s deep cellar. Burnt City is adjacent to Seven Ten Lounge, an art deco bowling alley where you can pair pints and pins!
Temperance Tie Dye Night
Join Temperance Beer Company's head brewer and make a groovy t-shirt design. Temperance white shirts will be 10% off and tie dye supplies will be at your disposal.
Play arcade and video games and choose from 30 different beers on tap (24 at a time) at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park from 12pm until the beer runs out. Some of these brews are barrel-aged, never-before-released, and exclusive to this event. Custom tap handles for each keg will be given to the lucky soul who kicks that keg.
Games include: arkanoid, asteroids, Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, burgertime, centipede, commando, defender, dig dug, donkey kong, double dragon, frogger, galaga, hat trick hockey, Ivan ‘Ironman Stewarts Super Off Road, Michael Jacksons Moonwalker, Missile Command, Mortal Kombat 2, Ms. Pac-Man, N.A.R.C., NBA Jam TE, Neo Geo (Multicart), NFL Blitz 99, Paper Boy, Punch-Out!!
Pinball machines include: big guns, Addams family, diner, game of thrones, Killer Instinct, KISS (Pro), Kung Fu Master, Lethal Enforcers, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Metallica (Pro).
Enjoy craft brews in a 15-acre park and celebrate the end of another great CCBW. This is Chicago's largest "Craft Beer Party in the Park" and will be packed with entertainment, scenery, and of course, beer! General Admission opens at 1pm (VIPs enter at noon) and the festival ends at 5pm.
Head to this no-cover charge Welles Beer Festival after party that starts at 5pm and runs until midnight. Play lawn games and drink Begyle Brewing Company brews. There will also be hand made sausages from Chef Alvin Yu of Fyusion Dining.
Stand-Up Comedy and Dancing at Temperance
Temperance Brewery will host Brian Kirshenbaum’s special blend of stand-up comedy magic and close-up sleight of hand at 7pm. Stay for dancing after the comedy show, at The Drop DIPA DJ Party.
Players of all levels will pair up in doubles to play disc golf at Wheeler Park in Geneva and Penrose Brewing thanks to the Chicago Brew Bus. RSVP to grab a spot on the bus or meet at the course at 11am. City folks will meet at Revolution Brewpub at 9am for this all day Sunday Funday returning to Rev Brewpub by 4pm. There will be craft brews on the bus, and brewery stops include Penrose Brewing, the event sponsor. RSVP to Wil@revbrew.com
From 2pm - 9pm, listen to live music and have ice cold Baderbrau on Wabash Ave. between 25th and 26th. Go early to get free brewery souvenirs, and stay to eat from some of Chicago's best food trucks.
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Multi Day Events/Deals
Remember to get a CCBW passport at any participating venue and collect 10 stamps to win prizes!
Craft Beer + Bicycles
Sketchbook Brewing is giving $1 off pints (regularly $6, high five bikers!) to anyone who shows their bike helmet during CCBW.
Craft Beer for a Cause
Links Taproom is hosting the Battle for Lake Michigan with the winning state receiving $500 toward their local at Alzheimer’s Association. The details:
3 States – 33 Beers
10 taps and one firkin from each state will be available for consumption during CCBW. The state that runs out of all its designated 11 lines of beer first will be declared the winner.
Craft Beer + Darts
Fox Bar’s Middle Brow Tap Takeover lasts the duration of CCBW and includes Fox Bar and Middle Brow’s collaboration brew, Clava. Get Clava on draft for $5 every day from 6-10pm, and shoot a game of darts if it isn’t too crowded. Fox Bar is open Monday – Saturday at 6pm. Closed on Sundays.
Craft Beer + Music
This weekend (May 20 -22) Moreno’s Liquors in Little Village will be celebrating their 39th anniversary and CCBW with live music, games and food trucks. To celebrate Moreno Liquors will give 10% off all local beers and whiskey Thursday-Sunday.
Food: Ofrenda Food Truck (4-8pm)
Music: Lester Rey (5-6pm)
Limited Release Bottle Schedule: 5pm: KBS 16 7pm: Goose Island Regal Rye (BCBS)
Smooth Ambler Spirits 4-6pm Hubbard’s Cave Brewery 5-7pm
Burnt City Brewing 4-6pm Arcade Brewery 5-7pm
Lagunitas Brewing Co 4-6PM Une Année Brewery 5-7PM
Journeyman Distillery 4-6pm Bulleit 5-9pm
Bell Mead/Hirsch Whiskey 4-6pm BuckleDown Brewing 6-8pm
Revolution Brewing 4-6pm Tocayo Brewing Co 6-8pm
KOVAL Distillery 4-8 Old Forester Bourbon 6-8pm
Music: Mariachi Sol Del Oro (12-2pm) and Banda Tambaraso (2-4pm)
Bevver’s Guide to CCBW - Friday, May 20
Galactic Double Daisy Cutter @ Half Acre Beer Company
Head to Half Acre for the annual release of Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, available for $5/pint. Why not bike there or join the Half Acre squad? Half Acre Cycling, a USAC-licensed club of female and male cyclists in categories 3-5 in cyclo-cross, mountain, track and road disciplines, including USAC-licensed officials, coaches, and mechanics.
Sausage Fest and Music @ Mad Mouse Brewery and Moxee Restaurant
Sausage fest lasts all of CCBW, but live music is only on Friday. Nosh on sosh and listen to 13 Tikis (Chicago’s premier surf band) and DJ Stevo from CHIRP radio who will be spinning records in between 13 Tikis’ sets.
Try Short’s Mr. Fusion and Hopstache (two beers unique to the Chicago area) and meet the Short’s team. While you’re there, perhaps you’ll get a new rec league sponsor - High Noon Saloon is a Notre Dame-loving sports bar that sponsors Chicago rec teams.
Bell's Brewing will is releasing two new brews: Hopsoulution Ale, a double IPA that boasts a caramel malt character and the delicious aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. There will also be a Sweet Potato Stout brewed with honey, molasses, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and sweet potatoes. Finally, try the new (to Chicago) Oatsmobile, a full-bodied hop-forward pale ale made with Northwest hops to give flavors of peach, mango and tropical aromas. Monica from Bells will be there to talk about their beers and do a raffle drawing.
Photo Booth Contest @ The Boundary
From 8 – 11pm Small Town Brewery will be offering tastings of Not Your Father’s Root Beer and Ginger Ale while guests compete in a #FirstTasteFace photobooth contest. Drink specials include $8 Not Your Father’s Root Beer Floats and Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale Whiskey Ginger & Mules.
Bingo Night @ Temperance Beer Co.
Win prizes at Temperance Brewery's Bingo night. Temperance is known to support local charities through events such as its monthly beer and yoga class.
Toy Boat Races @ Weather Mark Tavern
Great Lakes Brewing Co. will feature limited release beers on tap while patrons compete in toy boat races. Brewery reps will hand out giveaways as well as prizes for the speediest boats, and an $11.95 fish fry is available.
Great Lakes Beers on tap: