Bubblehouse Grand Opening
Bubblehouse Brewing Co., 2121 Ogden Ave., Unit A, Lisle, IL  Map
It feels really really good to announce Bubblehouse GRAND OPENING!!! Join us November 4-7 as we throw open our doors and finally welcome folks inside.
Beers on Tap:
1. Smoky Poofs – Rye Smoked Porter. Rich flavors of Chocolate, Coffee and Rye Spice with a smoky finish from a touch of cherry wood smoked malt. Warm up by the fire with Smoky Poofs. 5.5% Alc. By Vol. 45 IBU
2. Diagonal in my Bed – SMASH Pale Ale. A single malt and single hop (SMASH) pale featuring Golden Promise Malt & Mosaic Hops. Biscuit and light caramel from the malt & berry, fruity, herbal from the hops. Enjoy when they’re there and when they’re gone. 5.8% abv. 39 IBU
3. Rasbonaut – Raspberry Lemonade Kettle Sour. Kettle Sour Dry Hopped with Lemondrop and Huell Mellon. Conditioned with Raspberry Puree. The first variation of our Kettle Sour, reminiscent of pink lemonade. Pairs perfectly with life and space travel. 3.9% abv. 8 IBU
4. 10 Second Hug – DDH IPA w. Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, Mandarina Bavaria. Double Dry Hopped IPA with aroma of citrus and tropical fruit, bursting with flavor while finishing clean with a balanced bitterness. Like the embrace of a perfectly timed hug, best enjoyed with friends and family. 6.0% abv. 40 IBU
5. Flitterwochen – Kölsch-Style Ale. Light fruit and bready malt, finishes crisp and clean with a moderate bitterness, begging for your next sip. For the ultimate experience, ask for it in our traditional 7 oz. stange glass. Prost! 5.1% abv. 23 IBU
6. Editorial Slant – Golden Ale. Clean and refreshing, like a spirited debate. A straight forward, easy drinking beer for all occasions. 5.5% abv. 12 IBU 

 

Dry City Stout-Man Release
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
This Friday is a BIG day at Dry City! We will be releasing 2021 Stout-Man and we hope you'll be there! Brianna and Ted absolutely killed it this year and we can't wait for you all to try this year's batch. We will also have a few kegs of our 2020 Stout-Man, with a few tasty variations, available.
Oh and we will have a delicious donut pairing available from Violet Crumb Donuts for you to enjoy with your snifter!
Not only will we be tapping 2021 Stout-Man this Friday, but we've also got a few kegs we saved from last year's batch! We decided to toss some American Oak charges into those kegs (which is what you do when you're really small and don't have space to actually store barrels) and then we added a few other delicious flavors! We only have a sixtels of each: Oak-Aged Stout-Man, Oak-Aged Stout-Man with Vanilla, and Oak-Aged Stout-Man with Coconut. Be sure to come see us on Friday and grab a snifter while you can!

 

Hidden Hand Release
Solemn Oath Taproom, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map
This week, the Hidden Hand story shines on with the debut of a beacon of modern hop expression in symbiotic harmony with the long storied brewing techniques of The Golden State. Not to be outshone by left coast influence we also ‘score one for the home team’ as it were, with a gleaming example of what the local hop scene has become in our own backyard.
Caught On The Crossfire IPA and On The Steel Breeze DIPA are landing all across the Chicagoland now and are available at both the Naperville and Chicago taprooms Friday at the open.

 

9:00 am • Benthic 2021 Presale
Half Acre Beer Co., 2050 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago 773-754-8488 Map
Under the weight of the ocean, at the bottom of the world, all things sway with the current. In time and Tide balance prevails.
Benthic is a compilation of beers that bend past the traditional on their way to an outer realm. They are fantastic sensory realities delivered through the extreme use of raw material, a commitment to time and the hard work of many. The Benthic Region is the deepest areas of the ocean, a place unknown to almost everyone. The Benthos is a conceptual place we can all experience when completely immersing our thoughts in something. This beer visits both.
PURCHASE INFORMATION
A ticket link will be made available on 11/4. It will go live at 9 AM on 11/5. Purchase of ticket includes 12 12oz cans; including 4 Benthic and 2 each of the 4 other variants. Limited to 1 per person.
A queue on the ticket link will form based on volume at random. After successful purchase, guest will be emailed a link to schedule pickup. Proxies permitted and can be added at second scheduling event. Tickets may sell out while you're in the queue.

2021 ORIGINAL BENTHIC - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut and Coffee - 13.5% abv. Hand-toasted coconut, Dark Matter Varios coffee. Blend of Heaven Hill, Willet, Weller, and EH Taylor barrels.
2021 VANILLA BENTHIC - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut - 13.5% abv. 2X Hand-toasted coconut, Madagascar vanilla beans. Blend of Heaven Hill, Willet, Weller, and EH Taylor barrels.
2021 XTRA DUBL BENTHIC - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut and Coffee - 13.5% abv. 3X Hand-toasted coconut, 2X Dark Matter Varios coffee. Blend of Heaven Hill, Willet, Weller, and EH Taylor barrels.
2021 RUM COCOUT BENTHIC - Rum and Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut - 13.7% abv. Hand-toasted coconut. Blend of Appleton and Cruzan barrels, Basil Hayden and Heaven Hill barrels.
2021 VAMPIRA BENTHIC - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut and Coffee Aged 10-22 months - 14.1% abv. Hand-toasted coconut, Dark Matter Varios coffee. Blend of EH Taylor, Buffalo Trace, 4 Roses, and Weller barrels.
Our 11/5 presale is to purchase the 12 can package which includes all beers listed above. All variants are only available in this format. Wednesday 11/10 is the start of scheduled presale pick ups. Original Benthic 2021 will also be available packaged to go and on draft, alongside a rotating Benthic variant on draft. Check our previous post for more presale purchase info.

 

12:00 - 11:00 pm • BCS Fridays at Goose Island Clybourn
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 Map
We'll be tapping something special from our cellar every Friday leading up to Black Friday,
11/5 - 2015 Bourbon County Regal Rye Stout
11/12 - 2015 Bourbon County Rare Stout
11/19 - TBA
*Limited availability. First come, first served.⁠ On-site consumption only.

 

4:00 - 11:00 pm • Paint It Plaid Releases
The Church Street Brewing Co., 1480 Industrial Dr. Ste. C, Itasca, IL (630) 438-5725 Map
Paint It Plaid is brewed to perfection and ready to serve. This rich, robust Scotch Ale has roasted caramel malts combined for a complex brew. Your pallet will be awakened with toffee and fruit flavors with a hint of peated notes from the barrels.
High gravity brew starting at 1,100 SG.
10.9% ABV 40 IBU
13% Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Release TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

5:00 - 9:00 pm • Fire & Smoke BBQ, Michael Rawls, and more!
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd, Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 Map
Please join us as we welcome the delicious pop-up Fire & Smoke BBQ back to our taproom. They will be serving up their tasty menu from 5p to sellout.
The awesome Michael Rawls is back and rocking out starting at 7p.
Our beer release this week is an exciting one. Give the event a follow and stay up to date!

 

6:00 pm • Axes and Ales Collaboration
Short Fuse Brewing Co., 5000 N. River Rd., Schiller Park, IL 847-260-5044 Map
Very excited to release our collab with the Schiller Park Fire Department, Axes & Ales, this Friday! 
Axes and Ales is an American wheat style beer that has a new type of malt and hops that was designed specifically for us! This smooth, lightly dry hopped beer will bring out the fun, tropical and citrus flavor with every sip!

For every pint purchased, $1 is given back to our local firefighters Looking forward to enjoying the beer with everyone, while helping support our neighborhood heroes!

 

6:00 pm • Toppling Goliath Term Oil(s) Special Tapping
Global Brew Tap House, 339 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL (224) 520-8686 Map
Toppling Goliath Term Oil(s) Special limited tapping. Term Oil Coconut Monster Cookie and Fluffernutter!! Do not miss out on this event.
Term Oil Coconut Monster Cookie is inspired by one of TG's favorite cold-weather treats. This bourbon-barrel aged stout will warm you with notes of fresh monster cookies baked with heaps of honey-glazed toasted coconut, a touch of peanut butter, and candy coated chocolates.
Term Oil Fluffernutter begins with a blend of Imperial Stout that aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. To that decadent base, then addition of dry roasted peanuts, peanut butter, marshmallow, and vanilla beans to create the liquid version of the classic Fluffernutter sandwich.
Advance tickets $40 through Eventbrite.