Ravinia BBA Stout Release
Ravinia Brewing Co., 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, IL 847-780-8127 🗺️
You've heard the buzz, now here it is: BBA Streetscape Stout!
Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with Metric Coffee and Madagascar Vanilla⠀
LIMITED BLACK WEDNESDAY DROP - We will have 30 bottles available at the Highland Park Taproom. First come, first serve. Or wait until the release on Black Friday. We won't tell you how to Thanksgiving stress shop, but we will give you options!⠀
Solemn Oath Release
Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 🗺️
This is where we’re going to do that thing about the duality of man. A double drop for Black Wednesday features aa throwback and the present future. Black IPA That Will Sell is a Cascadian Dark Ale that highlights firm and chocolatey roasted malts with Azacca, Galaxy, and Barb Rouge hops. Hype IPA The Will Sell propels citrus, peach, and passionfruit leaning more heavily on Galaxy and Barb Rouge. Big Star is also joining us at the brewery from 3-7PM!
Garage Band Black Wednesday Release
Garage Band Brewing, 15025 S. Des Plaines St., Plainfield, IL (815) 592-4055 🗺️
It's coming and just in time for Thanksgiving! Our bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout Fell On Black Days in 22 ounce bombers. We barrel aged this beer for an entire year in the finest bourbon soaked barrels we could find. Big, bold and silky, this beer has tasting notes of raisin, black licorice, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee and bourbon! Very, very limited so get yours before they are gone! Stay tuned to our social media pages and website to find out how to get yours for the holiday!
One Trick Pony Releases
One Trick Pony Brewery, 17845 Chappel Ave., Lansing, IL (708) 889-6683 🗺️
Releasing for your Thanksgiving Day table: Loral Canyon (a 6.7% hazy, Loral-hopped IPA) and/AND 2020's Christmas Beer (NOTE: Stallion will be around, but figured we'd go in a different direction given the upheaval of 2020) - Christmas Zeppelin, an 8.5% ABV Doppelbock brewed with fruits and spices, just enough to evoke memories of that seasonal confectionary spiced cake. Given the outcome, next year's rendition: Rum and Cognac barrel-aged Zeppelin.
Goose Island Bourbon County 2020
Global Brew Tap House, 2100 Prairie St., Saint Charles, IL 630-549-0397 🗺️
Join us on Black Wednesday for the Goose Island Bourbon County 2020 Tapping.
This event will be in an outdoor heated tent, so please dress accordingly and we encourage everyone to bring their hoodies and blankets just in case.
Outdoor seating will be limited. RSVP only (Eventbrite). MAX 30 People per session.
GB Package - $60
BCS 2020 Flight (five 5oz pours)+ 2020 Proprietor’s BCS (8oz)
2020 BCS 4-Variants (no substitution) & pick the fifth pour from the list below. Must pick it at the time of the ticket purchase. Beers listed below are fixed in the flight. There will be no duplication or modification.
And Pick 1 pour from the Vintage List below in advance as your fifth in the flight.
Additional beers will be available on draft and to go.
Vintage Flight will be available for purchase as well at the event (pick any 5 from above 8)
Please tip generously to your service staff during this uncertain time.
FOOD TRUCK : Biker Dude Smash Burgers will be on site cooking his famous Smash Burgers starting 1:30PM (Food will be available for purchase Cash/CC)
Please check out our GB Bottle shop inside Global Brew where you can shop for craft beers, liquor and wines to go.
This event is for ticketed guests and is 21+ only. All guests will be asked to show a valid ID in order to be served. Table service only.
This event will be in an outdoor patio with tent, so please dress accordingly. Floor plans have been mapped out to meet 6 feet social distancing requirements with limited capacity. Masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. This includes while interacting with staff, using the restrooms and entering/exiting the tent. Hand sanitizer will be available.
Global Brew Tap House will follow all directives from state, CDC and city officials regarding COVID-19 regulations. This event is subject to cancellation per local guidelines and 100% of the cost (minus the processing fees) will be refunded if such a scenario occurs.
11:00 am 🍺 Black Wednesday All Black Tap Takeover
18th Street Brewery, 5417 Oakley Ave., Hammond, IN 219-803-0820 🗺️
All Stout and Porter connoisseurs: Clear your schedule for Black Wednesday and head to 18th Street Brewery in Hammond, In for an All Black Tap Takeover!
11:00 am - 6:00 pm 🍺 Chicken Wednesday at Hickory Creek
Hickory Creek Brewing Co., 1005 W. Laraway Rd., New Lenox, IL (779) 803-3974 🗺️
Enjoy Country Grill's delicious rotisserie chickens and ribs fresh from the spit, the homemade salads and pretzels - EVERY WEDNESDAY at the Hickory Creek Brewing Company in New Lenox.
12:00 pm 🍺 Santa's Magic Release
Mickey Finn's Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 847-362-6688 🗺️
Santa's Magic Belgian Strong Ale is on sale to the general public this Wednesday at noon. Also available for pre-sale at www.toasttab.com/mickey-finns-brewery. Pick up hours are 3pm-7pm Monday and Tuesday.
12:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Urban Forest Half Anniversary
Urban Forest Craft Brewing, 6551 E. Riverside Blvd. #112, Rockford, IL (779) 256-2978 🗺️
Wow, it's really been a HALF a year already?!? Hard to believe it, but it's true!
To celebrate we will be open on the rare Wed (11/25 - Thanksgiving Eve) and tapping a brand new beer! We will be offering HALF off all glassware, and if you buy 1 to-go beer (Growler, Howler, Crowler or 4-pk) you get a 2nd one for HALF off! So come see us and stock up for your Thanksgiving beer needs!
Just in time for Thanksgiving Eve & our HALF-iversary celebration!
Introducing Chocolat Framboise Drupelet (shohˈkohˈlah/framˈbwäz/dro͞oplət) A Milk Chocolate Raspberry Porter brewed with Certified Organic Fair Trade Unsweetened Cacao, Milk Sugar and Raspberry Puree. She greets you with the aroma of fresh Raspberries on the nose, then once you take a sip you experience Decadent Rich Milk Chocolate and Sweet Fruit on the palate, all finishing surprisingly light and dry. A chocolate covered raspberry in a glass. Pairs well with dessert, or as your dessert! *Crafted to remove Gluten*
Available at 3pm
12:00 pm 🍺 NWB Black Wednesday
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL (630) 376-6895 🗺️
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 🗺️
NE IPA: Gummy Banter release
Cosmo Pale Ale variant release
$7 growler fills of Hop Prism Blue
12:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Magnificent Release
BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 W. 47th St., Lyons, IL 708-777-1842 🗺️
Designed exclusively for barrel aging, Magnificent is an imperial milk stout featuring massive body and a slightly sweet finish. Aromatics of vanilla, raisins and black cherry – this beer melds perfectly with the boozy oak notes from an extended barrel aging in freshly-dumped FEW bourbon barrels.
Available in a 4 pack variety of Original, Chocolate & Coconut, Almond & Salt and Berry & Vanilla. Each 4 pack will be $20 in the taproom. For food we will have Zippidy Do Dog from 5 - 8pm.
2:00 pm 🍺 Consume's BCS Release Pre-Sale
Consume: Lake Zurich, 569 W. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL 847‑550‑4801 🗺️
Consume’s Goose Island Bourbon County Release goes LIVE on the OZNR App November 25th @ 2PM CST!!
3 easy steps to getting your hands on Consume’s allotment.
Pick up orders November 27th @ 12pm -7pm
* To save you credit card info on the mobile app for a speedier checkout:
Add an available offer from any brewery to your cart > view cart > add your card info
Once your card info is entered, it will save it your profile even without purchasing an item.
2:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Thanksgiving Eve Beer Release
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 🗺️
Come celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with us and get all your Thanksgiving beer needs!
Beer Release Autumn Apple Brown Ale 6% ABV
A sinfully delicious Brown Ale with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon, REAL grilled apples & vanilla beans!
3:00 pm 🍺 OAB Barrel Aged Beer Release
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 🗺️
Back in April, we decided to make the most of the shutdown by barrel aging beer! Our first bottle release is now ready and we couldn't be more excited. We transferred our Rustic Path Saison into Chardonnay barrels, which picked up vibrant flavors and aromatics of white stone fruits, juicy lemon, and welcoming oak. After 6 months, we bottled conditioned the beer on wildflower honey adding additional complexity to this one-of-a-kind, special occasion beer. Chardonnay BA Rustic Path Saison comes in at 8.40% ABV and is the beginning of OAB's eclectic barrel aging program! Each bottle is 750mL (or 25.4oz), hand-filled and labelled.
PRE-SALES ARE NOW LIVE
Pick-ups for pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 25th at 3pm and make for a foolproof Thanksgiving dinner beer pairing.
4:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Only Child Black Wednesday
Only Child Brewing Co., 1350 Tri-State Pkwy., Gurnee, IL 224-656-5241 🗺️
FRESH DROP!!! Mango Don’t Tell Mom Citra DIPA comes rolling off the canning line & is available to you at 4pm. We’ll be open our normal 4-9 hours for Black Wednesday, & look forward to seeing all our friends who are off work for the Holidays.
4:30 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Black Wednesday: Stix & Noodles
Sew Hop'd Brewery & Taproom, One Union Special Plaza, Ste. 113, Huntley, IL (815) 701-8819 🗺️
The day before Thanksgiving, we don’t want to cook. We’re guessing you don’t either. Come get your social distanced, outdoor pregame on with us and our friends at Stix & Noodles from 4:30-7p.
Herakles Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Bottle Release, Thanksgiving Day Treats Snack Packs, and more await. Food and beer will be available to go, as always.
5:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Werk Force Sleepy Bear Releases
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL (815) 531-5557 🗺️
TIME TO WAKE THE BEARS....
Online Pre-Order for all beers listed below is now available at www.werkforcebrewing.com - PLEASE NOTE beers will not be available for pick up until their specific release date. If you order all three and want to make one "pick up" wait until Saturday - beer will not be available before the release date so BEAR with us
The OG Barrel Aged Sleepy Bear Imperial Stout - 11.0% ABV
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate Mousse – Aged Bourbon – Rich Caramel
The classic is back! No frills, just straight good old Sleepy Bear aged for 18 months in a blend of Buffalo Trace and Willett Barrels. We look forward to this beer every year. Great intense barrel character, smooth bourbon finish and layers upon layers of malt flavor boasting notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. This is definitely one to add to your cellar collection.
*Available on Draft and 2pks To-go 11/25
Gindo's Spice of Life Collaboration BA Sleepy Bear Hot Sauce Release
We're so pumped to have the 2020 release of Sleepy Bear Hot Sauce from our pals Gindo's. If you tried last year's you know this sauce is full of flavor, super fresh tasting and one of our absolute FAVS to use on literally EVERYTHING. This year Gindo's used 2019 vintage BA Sleepy Bear in the making of the 2020 sauce - it's got a little bigger kick in the heat department from last year's version but hey everything in 2020 has had a kick in the butt so why not our sauce!
THURSDAY 11/26 CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVINGCheck listing for Friday for weekend releases.
5:00 pm 🍺 Bourbon County Stout Release
Up North Ale House, 1595 N. Aurora Rd., Naperville, IL (630) 946-6494 🗺️
It's that time of year again!
Bourbon County Stout is HERE! Early Release at 5pm!
Supplies are LIMITED, so get here before it's gone!
6:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Postponed: Outdoors Brews & Views
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd, Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 🗺️
Unfortunately, due to the weather we are moving this screening from Wednesday to Friday.
Please join us for a special screening of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. This event will take place roughly at 6pm and we plan on staying open until 10pm. This will be an outside event so dress appropriately. We will be following all Tier 3 Mitigations. Seating is very limited, so we do ask that you get here a little early and grab a seat. Each row will be 10 feet apart from the next, and each column will be socially distanced as well.
Follow the event so you can stay up to date on special tapping and other releases.
7:45 pm 🍺 Obscurity Drive-In Movies & Car Hop: Die Hard
Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead, 113 W. North St., Elburn, IL (630) 320-2255 🗺️
Book your spot today in our online store for $40 per vehicle that includes a $30 credit towards your food & drink order!
Remember, you have to use the credit or you'll lose the credit. There will be no refunds or opportunities to use it after the movie ends.
When you arrive we'll check you in, direct you to your spot and give you the FM station you'll need to get audio for the movie. Then, you'll meet your car-hop server for the night and place your order. Your car-hop server will check in with you throughout the night. So, you can always order more!
Tip: Save yourself some time and pre-order your food and drink by calling us (630) 320-2255 the day of your movie. Your food will be delivered to your vehicle once you are in your spot.
*Make sure to use the same name for your food/drink pre-order that you use for your Drive-In Movie purchase!
Enjoy the Show!
*Please arrive 15-20 mins early for your showtime.
*Tickets are non-refundable and credits cannot be transferred or saved. In the unlikely event that we cancel the movie event tickets and credits can be transferred to another movie event.