Oktoberfest weekends are fully underway. But in the meantime, one further consequence of the COVID situation is that the 2021 Hyde Park Summer Fest, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled. All tickets and vendor reservations will be refunded. See hydeparksummerfest.com for details.
Chicago German-American Oktoberfest Lincoln Square (Lincoln and Leland Aves.), Chicago Map September 10-11-12, 2021. Free Admission! Friday: 5:00pm to 11:00 pm Official Ceremony at 8 pm Saturday: Noon to 11:00 pm. 55th Annual Steuben Parade at 2:00pm, Lincoln & Irving Park Road Sunday: Noon to 10:00pm, German Mass & Service at 11:00am German hospitality in two large tents Good Food, Beer and Wine Served Every Day. Three Bands Playing for Your Entertainment Good food, dancing, wine, entertainment and German Gemütlichkeit in two large tents at Lincoln & Leland Avenues Sponsored by: The United German•American Societies of Greater Chicago through the cooperation of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Ald. Matt Martin and Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce.
12:00 pm – 1:00 am • Oktober-festival One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 Map German Beers: Ridge Kolsch • Oktoberfestbier Märzen • High Times Hefeweizen • Raspberry Suckerpunch & More!! Festive Steins Available only on Friday 9/10 and Saturday 9/11! GIANT Beer Tent Live Polka Music Friday: The PriSSillas 7:00pm – 10pm Saturday: Deustch Meisters (Polka Band) 5:00pm – 10:00pm Food Trucks Friday: Mario’s Tacos 5:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday: Four Star Artisan 1:00pm – 4:00pm • Happy Times Snack Shack 5:00pm – 9:00pm • Mario’s Tacos 7:00pm – 10:00pm Lederhosens & Dirndls Fun Activities
Oktoberfest Keep the Stein Night Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map We kick off Oktoberfest weekend with our good friends at Revolution Brewing! With each Oktoberfest purchase, you get to keep the stein! It’s happening Friday September 10!
11:00 am • Dirt Digger Beer Release Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map This Dunkleweizen has developed quite the following! And Dirt Digger is back on tap this Friday starting at 11 am, just in time for fall and (hopefully) some sweater weather!
11:00 am • Kidnapped by Vikings & Hidden Hand Releases Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map & Solemn Oath Brewery Still Life, 2919 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Map The beer that conquered our world. A brewing tradition nine years strong. Lay down your war hammer and wave the Solemn banner far and wide for the season of a Viking wave of hop-born and citrus-crowned destruction this way sails. Kidnapped By Vikings is now available for takeaway pre-order and will be available on draft and in 16oz 4pk for takeaway Friday at 11am at the brewery and Saturday at noon at our Chicago taproom. Join the revolution that was always in front of you, take up the banner of the Vikings for their season has come. At Hidden Hand this week we double your pleasure and double your fun with a Double up run. Double fresh, double smooth, double delicious to brew. A double pleasure is waiting for you. Jeweled Travelers and Startled Eyes are the double dry-hopped Double IPAs you’ve only seen in the scenes of smoke filled dreams and they both are arriving across the Chicagoland and are now available for pre-order as a double pleasure split case deal and 4pks for pickup starting Friday at the open. Jeweled Travelers and Startled Eyes will additionally be available on draft in Naperville Friday at 11am and in Chicago Saturday at 12pm. Double up with Hidden Hand this weekend.
2:00 pm • Grandma Hugs Release Liquid Love Brewing, 1310 Busch Pkwy., Buffalo Grove, IL (630) 699-2628 Map Grandma Hugs, lemon meringue pie inspired sour ale, releases this Friday at 2pm in the taproom! NO LIMIT on to go orders.
3:00 – 11:00 pm • Oktoberfest Release Party! Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630-541-9414 Map It’s that time of year again! We are super excited to once again bring you Miskatonic’s version of Oktoberfest. This year, we are switching it up on you and brewed a Festbier, described as “less intense and less richly toasted than a Märzen.” On top of a switching up the style, we are also releasing limited addition .5L and 1L steins. We will be doing packaged deals for both glasses where you by a pour and keep the glass. The combos will cost $15 and $21. Pours will then be $7 and $13. Glasses will be sold individually while supplies last. We will have music both nights and food on Friday. Friday: Tips & Toes will be serving from 5 until sellout. Cosmic Pranksters are performing an acoustic set starting around 6. Saturday: We have Bobby K will be out here from 6-8.
4:00 – 8:00 pm • Friday with Argonaut and Matt Keen D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 Map This Friday Argonaut is here with fresh, delicious seafood. Grab a seafood roll and oysters for here. Or grab a boil for home. A limited amount will be available onsite, so preorder is highly recommended. Preorder information is here. Plus, Matt Keen is here at 6. Oh, and we have a beer release or two this week. Awesome.
4:00 – 9:00 pm • Raspberry Wheat Release Bosacki’s Brewery, 610 E. Hawley St., Mundelein, IL (224) 778-5400 Map Don’t miss the tapping of the popular Raspberry Wheat! This annual popular American Pale Wheat Ale provides a subtle but expected tart raspberry flavor. This unfiltered wheat beer will be cloudy with a fuller body and some may notice a slight effervescence. The ABV is 5.3% and no noticeable bitterness with an IBU of 15.
4:00 – 10:00 pm • El Zorro Tacos Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map El Zorro Tacos back by popular demand.
4:00 – 9:00 pm • Empirical Re-Opening Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster Ave., Chicago 773-654-3104 Map This is not a drill! We are (partially) REOPENING! This Friday, Sept. 10th, our Taproom and Patio will be open 4-9pm! No worries if you can’t make it, our normal business hours will resume as of Saturday! Please note: our Brewer’s Area/BeerGarden won’t be open quite yet but we will update you on that soon! Thank you all for your support and concern during repairs! We will have more updates VERY soon and we can’t wait to see you Friday!
5:00 – 8:00 pm • Happy Lobster Truck Solemn Oath, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map Happy or Angry, you need to know what’s in the box! Not ordering food from Happy Lobster whenever they visit us is like committing all se7en of the deadly sins at once. Missing out on Happy Lobster is just a crime against your taste buds. Do the right thing and join us in the Oasis with Happy Lobster and fresh Lü in hand.
5:00 – 10:00 pm • Screw City Beer Fest Pre-Party Urban Forest Craft Brewing, 6551 E. Riverside Blvd. #112, Rockford, IL (779) 256-2978 Map This Friday is our Screw City Beer Fest Pre-Party! Mario’s Taco Express will be slinging Tacos (visit their page for a chance to have them buy you beer & tacos!) Gary the Band will be playing Live Music starting at 7pm And we’ll be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to Screw City Beer Festival Every Pint, Flight & to-go beer you purchase will earn you 1 raffle ticket. During Gary’s break between sets we’ll pick the winning tickets. (*you must be present to win*)
9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map Oktoberfest starts with Beerfest! Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a “Fight Club” with beer games.
9:00 pm – 12:00 am • Faye Webster “Better Distractions” Collaboration Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago 773-654-3971 Map Introducing Better Distractions, a beer collab between Faye Webster & Goose Island! This peach lager will only be available at Pitchfork Festival & Faye’s After Show at Sleeping Village this Saturday. If you missed out on tickets, we just released a few more. The beer will also be available at Goose Island’s Fulton Taproom. Taps at Pitchfork are at “the L car bar in GA and in GUEST”. Better Distractions was inspired by Faye’s newest album and her Georgia roots. The beer is a peach lager with big peach aromas and apricot in the background. The beer has a light body with a touch of tartness evoking a bite into a juicy peach. Balanced finished full of refreshing drinkability. Better Distractions is the perfect choice for a whimsical walk through Savannah on a hot summer day and the perfect sip during Pitchfork with a 5.3% ABV.
Oktoberfest Weekend in St. Charles Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map Saturday , September 11, 2021 12:00 PM Sunday , September 12, 2021 9:00 PM Oktoberfest Weekend is BACK at Riverlands! We’re kicking the season off a little early this year to avoid some scheduling conflicts, but we’re not holding back! We’ve got two full days of great food, stein holding contests, games, an amazing stein raffle for charity, and more lined up! Sat, Sept 11: brats, burgers, and more by Biker Dude Smashburgers from 1-3pm and 4-6pm (or sellout)! Sun, Sept 12: Food by ACE: a culinary experience at noon and live music by Jason Benefield at 1pm! Both days: – Stein holding contests every two hours from 1-5pm – Salted pretzels by Gnarley Knots – Bags and other games for everyone to enjoy – Family and pup friendly on the patio! (We ask that children are seated and supervised due to our location in an industrial/commercial complex) – Raffle tickets available for an authentic hand-made German stein with proceeds going to a local first responder charity – And of course, BEER, including Scarecrows in Lederhosen, our Oktoberfest-bier! Tables and seating will be available first come, first served, so we suggest coming early for food and fun! PLUS, you’re going to want one of our 2021 steins. These 1L ceramic Bavarian steins are HUGE and GORGEOUS and LIMITED EDITION! Pre-order yours now to secure one and get it filled with our Oktoberfest-bier for just $20, plus up to two $10 refills each day! May or may not be available for walkups, so don’t sleep on it! PRE-ORDER YOUR STEINS
11:00 am • Ravenswood Artwalk Ravenswood Ave. from Lawrence to Waveland, Chicago Map Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. The 2021 Ravenswood ArtWalk is returning for a weekend-long family-friendly celebration of the local creative community. The festival will have an Outdoor Arts Market featuring over 60 local artists, food from 5411 Empanadas and Hilary’s Cookies, beer from Urban Brew Labs & Empirical Brewery, and more. Attendees will have the chance to connect with artisans of all kinds including painters, jewelers, brewers, teachers, architects, dancers, photographers, musicians, and more. Live performances and interactive activities will be held throughout the weekend for guests to enjoy as well. For a map of the festival and more details, visit this link.
RIPH Oktoberfest Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map Join us for Oktoberfest! – Oktoberfest weekend continues! Eddie Korosa and the Boys will be performing their infamous polka music at 8pm! Special menu from Butter Upon Bacon!
Imperial Oak-tober Fest(s)! Imperial Oak Brookfield, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map We love celebrating Oak-toberfest so much we’re celebrating it twice this year! Come out to the 1st annual Brookfield Imperial Oak-toberfest on Saturday September 11th as we release our newest Fest Bier Das Prost. This complex yet quaffable golden lager will be available in cans and on tap, along with several other German favorites. We’ll have Oompah under the outdoor tent by the Polka Pals, Food trucks and the inaugural appearance of the Oak-toberfest 2021 logo’d stein! We’ll take a week off after that, and then kick things back up for the 8th annual Willow Springs Imperial Oak-toberfest on September 24th & 25th. This 2 day event will feature the release of Das Boot our traditional Marzen style Oktoberfest bier. We’ll bring out the logo’d drinking Boots, food trucks, and of course the oompah under the big top returns! We’ll have The Polka Pals on Friday and the much anticipated return of Super Oberkreiner on Saturday! Brookfield (9/11) Details Half Liter Logo Stiens: $15 includes first fill, can be refilled with any 16 oz beer for regular price, quantity limited On Tap Inside Das Prost – Festbier- 6% • Hefe’nother – Hefeweizen- 5.5% • Dunkelschizer – Dunkelweizen- 6% • Cranken Sie Hop – German Hop IPA- 6% • Nobody’s Alt But Mine – Altbier- 5.5% • Brixie’s Lager – Premium Lager- 5.3% • Imperial L’Oak-O – Mexican Lager- 5.5% • Crank It Hype – New England IPA-7% • Tropical Hype – Mango/Peach NEIPA- 8.5% • Crank It Dank – West Coast IPA- 7% • Lil’ Pain – Session IPA- 4.7% • Predictions?…Pain! – Imperial IPA- 8.5% • Famer’s Daughter – Saison- 6% • Sundown Wit – Belgian Wit- 5.5% • Beermuda Triangle – Belgian Tripel- 9.5% • Udderly Black – Milk Stout- 5.3% • Straw – Foeder Aged Saison- 6% • Mango Blanc – Foeder Aged Berliner Weisse- 4.5% • Cherry Lime Blanc – Foeder Aged Berliner Weisse- 4.5% Outside Beer Station (2pm-10pm, CASH ONLY) Das Prost • Hefe’nother • Cranken Sie Hop • Crank It Hype • Fest Nuts – Macadamia/Almond Festbier- 6% • Spiced Pear Brixie’s – Cinnamon/Pear Lager- 5.3% Live Music: Polka Pals- 3pm-10pm (4 sets) Food Trucks: Chuck’s BBQ- 12pm • Twisted Classics- 4pm
Flossmoor Station Hidden Gem Release Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW Map We’re so excited for Village of Flossmoor, Illinois’ Flossmoor Fest and Hidden Gem Half Marathon on Saturday, September 11! In honor of it, we will be tapping a fresh batch our The Hidden Gem Kolsch, which was brewed in honor of our home, Flossmoor!
9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Energy City Releases Energy City Brewing, 917 First St., Batavia, IL (630) 597-5581 Map Bâtisserie S’mores Stout – Imperial Stout (10% ABV) Bistro Cream Pie – Pineapple, Banana & Vanilla, fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV) Hop Skiff – Idaho 7 & Citra hops, New England-Style DIPA (8.2% ABV) Bistro Pumpkin Cobbler, fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV) Piña Sunset Sorbet – Pineapple & Coconut fruited IPA (6.4% ABV) Hop Schooner – Nelson Sauvin and Rakau hops, New England-Style DIPA (8.2% ABV) Bistro Banana & Peanut Butter Sandwich, fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV) Cabana MOSA – Peach, Orange & Cranberry, Hard Seltzer Smoothie (6.5% ABV) Ambrosia MOSA – Pineapple, Tangerine & Cherry, Hard Seltzer Smoothie (6.5% ABV) Zephyr Turbine – Pineapple, Orange & Citra Hops, fruited American Sour Ale (6.5% ABV). Mango’rine Sorbet IPA – Mango, Tangerine & Citra Hops, NEIPA (6.8% ABV) Mango Strawberry MOSA, Hard Seltzer Smoothie (6.5% ABV) Apple Cranberry Crumble MOSA, Hard Seltzer Smoothie (6.5% ABV) Beer is available for online pre-order via shop.energycitybrewing.com Drive-thru beer pickup time: Saturday, September 11th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. *All beer is pre-sold online and delivered to your vehicle with proof of purchase and valid ID.
9:30 am – 2:00 pm • Field to Fermenter Afterthought Brewing Co., 218 E. St. Charles Rd. Lombard, IL Map What do honey and beer have in common? Both are made right here in the Downers Grove area! Lyman Woods, Skeleton Key Brewery, and Afterthought Brewing Co. have partnered to put on this special one-day excursion. Participants will learn all about honey, brewing, and how the two come together to produce some delicious beer! At Lyman Woods, participants will learn about the production and properties of honey, suit up and visit the apiary, partake in a honey tasting, and participate in a hands-on honey harvest demonstration. After a catered lunch back at Afterthought Brewing Co., the head brewers of Skeleton Key and Afterthought will give a tour of the facility and explain the basics of beer-making, followed by a tasting that will include the limited hometown-blend crafted by Afterthought Brewing Co. with Lyman Woods honey. Participants will meet at Afterthought Brewing Co. Registration fee of $65 (available here) includes transportation between Afterthought and Lyman Woods (901 31st St., Downers Grove), lunch and a sampler of Afterthought/Lyman beer to take home. Ages: 21+
10:00 am • Illini vs. Virginia Orange & Brew, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880, Map We’re going to open early to watch the Illini play at Virginia! Come enjoy buck off each regular sized draft, can of beer to drink here, and glass of wine. Plus, we’ll be rocking $5 PRB Hard Coffee in the slushee machine to help you in the morning!
11:00 am • Beer Cellar Oktoberfest The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 Map Join us on Saturday for an all-day Oktoberfest celebration. The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ will be taking place all day on Crescent Blvd, directly south of The Beer Cellar, cutting off entry to our parking lot via car. So, we’ll be shutting down the whole parking lot, giving you more room to drink great Oktoberfest beers, eat some delicious BBQ, listen to live music all day, We’ll be tapping beers all day long: 11 AM: Ayinger Fest-Märzen • Dovetail Festbier 3 PM: Half Acre Lagertown • Weihenstephaner Fest 6 PM: Metropolitan Afterburner • Roaring Table Festbier Come out and enjoy the day with us – Prost!
11:00 am • Oktoberfest at Mikerphone Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904 Map Join us for an Oktoberfest Celebration at Mikerphone. Doors open at 11am. My Personal Chef is on site to serve a stellar Oktoberfest Menu from 2p-sellout Masskrugstemmen (stein holding) competition kicks off at 4:30p. Free stein for the first 10 participants & $50 gift card to the winner Fresh Kick, Push, Prost on draft & in cans $10 stein pours *while supplies last $4 refills Free pretzel necklaces & Bavarian hats while supplies last Event is family-friendly with no cover charge or ticket required Let’s Kick, Push, Prost & have some Oktoberfest fun this weekend!
11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Yoga & Beer at CLB Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL 779-220-9288 Map Relax and restore with a 1 hour yoga class in the brewery with Beth and Laura from Akasha Yoga. Cost of $20 includes a beginner level class, and a CLB beer or hard cider to enjoy during class. (Served in a can, so no chance of broken glass!) Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. In Person $20, Zoom BYOB $15. Register at akashayogacenter.sites.zenplanner.com
12:00 – 5:00 pm • Wolfden’s Summer Craft Fair Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Map Wolfden’s Summer Craft Fair returns this Saturday in the Beer Garden! Sip, stroll, and shop local vendors and their unique and bespoke products, only at the Den!Vendors: Bandits Boutique • Cassandra Scanlon Art • Diamond’s Natural Store • Dust Bunny Mafia • Firelight Candles • Gigawatt Coffee Roasters • Jason Michael West Art • Lets Talk Chalk 19 • LuLaRoe With The Palmers • Mystic Mango • Northstarr Murals • Rantana Creations • Ready Aim Design • She Paints Things! • Sugar Fairy Treats/Charming Delitez • Vivian’s Treasures
12:00 – 4:00 pm • Screw City Beer Festival 2021 River Front Lot at Riverview Ice House, 200 North Water St., downtown Rockford, IL Map The 10th annual Screw City Beer Festival will be Saturday, September 11th. General Admission $45 (limited to 4 per transaction). Tickets at Eventbrite. All sales are final. SCBF is a rain or shine event. In the event of a cancellation due to any reason, all ticket sales will be deferred to the following year’s event. Temporary Changes for 2021: Reduced attendance to 1500 Reduced Brewery participants to ~30 Single Ticket Tier & Session. VIP will be back in 2022! Adjusted session time from 12pm to 4pm Samples will be handed out at each brewery table using recyclable disposable cups. No reusable festival cup will be provided at the gate. In lieu of a physical program, event maps and beer lists will be accessible on your smartphone via our website. Save it or pin it to your smart phone home screen ahead of time or scan QR codes placed throughout the event for instant access. These changes help simplify and streamline our logistics to provide a comfortable and risk-averse environment for not only our patrons, but all of our volunteers and festival representatives.
1:00 pm • 2nd Anniversary Party With 13 TIKIS Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map Join us celebrating our second anniversary with Up In Smoke Barbeque, and, at 8pm, 13 TIKIS, Chicago’s premier instrumental surf band. Lunch menu from 1 to 5:30pm, then it’s full metal BBQ with Ribs, Smoked Salmon and more.
2:00 – 8:00 pm • The Argonaut Co. Solemn Oath Taproom, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map By now you should know that when The Argonaut Co. joins us in the beer garden for their iconic seafood boils, lobster rolls, and fresh shucked oysters you should make a plan to make it over. Pre-order your feasts right here or just roll up for fresh lobster rolls on a September Saturday afternoon at Solemn Oath.
2:00 – 8:00 pm • “Have A Good Time” – A Celebration of Life The Church Street Brewing Co., 1480 Industrial Dr. Ste. C, Itasca, IL (630) 438-5725 Map It’s time to raise a glass and share some memories of our friend, The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast co-host, and beer expert, Mark Naski. Come and try one of the many brews that Mark assisted Church Street in perfecting, and share your stories with the podcast team and his friends.
2:00 pm • Evviva! 16th Anniversary Block Party! Evviva! Bar & Eatery, 1017 Front St., Lisle, IL (630) 241-9955 Map Evviva! 16th Anniversary Block Party! is Saturday September 11th! Band details: 4:00 pm // Infinity • 6:00 pm // 7th Heaven • 8:00pm // Hunter Chastain Band • 10:00pm // Too Hype Crew Food – Drinks – Fun. All Ages – Free Admission – Live Music
3:00 – 11:00 pm • Roselle Okotberfest Warmup Pollyanna – Roselare, 245 E. Main St., Roselle, IL (847) 285-1909 Map Break out the drndls and grab a pint, Oktoberfest is almost here! Join Pollyanna this Saturday at our Roselle location for our Oktoberfest Warmup event to really get into the spirit for the main event. We’re proud to be the only brewery in the area pouring a Great American Beer Festival award winning Oktoberfest, Fruhauf, and there will be lots of it, plus a few surprises! The music will be bangin’, the beer will be flowin’, and the drndls will be sportin’. Entrance will be free and food will be provided by the Chicago Culinary Kitchen.
4:00 – 8:00 pm • Aijo Kitchen @ BCB Brother Chimp Brewing, 1059 W. Orchard Rd, North Aurora, IL (630) 800-1724 Map Tasty, flavorful and completely unique, AIJO KITCHEN serves up eclectic Japanese Fusion foods to Chicagoland-area diners who are sick and tired of the same old options. We offer Japanese street-style food and comfort food with a our own twist on it. Come say hi this Saturday at 4pm, your taste buds will be glad you did.
4:00 pm • September 11 Fundraiser Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map Please join us for a special fundraising event to benefit the East Dundee Firefighter’s Association featuring 9/11 Attack Survivor, Ryan Yantis, who served in the Pentagon and who was decorated for his actions that day. There is no cost for this event but donations will be accepted for the East Dundee Fire Department, and Black & Gray Brewing Co. will be donating 10% of sales during the event to the FD.
4:00 – 10:00 pm • Brickstone 15th Anniversary BrickStone Brewery, 572 Brewery Lane, Bourbonnais, IL (815) 936-9277 Map Come cheers to 15 years of brewing beer with us! Our 15 year anniversary party will be September 11th at the Production Brewery from 4pm-10pm. A family friendly night of food, all the brews, entertainment, and of course special variants of our Dark Secrets! If you purchased our previous Dark Secret release it will be available for pick up here. Follow our social media for more details to come. We are excited to announce Tapville Social – Fox Valley , Tacos El Guadalajara, Cliff’s Natural Pork, Rebel Ice Cream, Brother George’s BBQ , & Bamboo Island will be at the party!
6:00 – 10:00 pm • Six Packs & Sports Orange & Brew Bottle Shop & Tap Room, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880 Map Come out and support the University of Illinois Recreation, Sport, and Tourism (RST) Department as we raise scholarship funds! Come visit Illini legends Kurt Kittner and Deon Thomas as we donate a dollar per pint, and 5% of to-go sales ALL DAY to the Nik Lapin Aspiring Sports Professional Scholarship Fund.
9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks! Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map Oktoberfest continues with the German film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
Lo Rez X Pilsen Outpost, ft. The Good 100 Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Chicago (888) 404-2262 Map Java Logic, our Pilsner infused with Hexe Coffee “Boneshaker” barrel aged coffee beans, is coming back…this time in kegs AND cans! Release party Sunday, Sept 12.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm • Oktoberfest Brunch Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map Brunch Invasion-Oktoberfest with Butter Upon Bacon! … It’s going to be a great time!
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 Lombard Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL (630) 376-6895 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 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:
4:00 – 6:00 pm • Bingo in the Begyle Beer Garden Begyle Brewing, 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago 773-661-6963 Map Sunday Funday is back! Join us for our first Begyle bingo in 18 months! We will be hosting bingo in the beer garden on September 12th, starting at 4pm. Reservations are not required but space will be limited. Bring your friends and compete to win fantastic prizes (gift cards!). First time playing bingo at Begyle? No worries. The rules are easy and we supply the bingo sheets and dabbers. There is no cost to play.
4:00 – 8:00 pm • Oktoberfest bei ERIS 2021 Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 943-6200 Map We are dusting off our Drindls and Lederhosen for a 4-hour Oktoberfest party! That’s right, things will be a little different this year. LIVE MUSIC from Chicago’s own Polkaholics, with Milwaukee’s Mike Schneider Band kicking things off. THE BEVERAGES our seasonal favorites The Great Pumpkin cider and Foikenstein Fest Märzen beer will return, and we’ll also have warm cider on hand. THE FOOD This party is more of a festival format, not a sit-down meal like last year. Don’t get us wrong, Chef Bryant is still planning to dazzle us with Bavarian food offerings (see below for a sneak peek), but you’ll choose what to eat, when to eat it, and there will also be food trucks on site with warm pretzels and some fun desserts. SPECIAL SWAG in addition to the festival mug that all attendees will receive, we’ve also commissioned (4) custom, fancy German glass-and-pewter steins that will be awarded — (1) each — as follows: a random drawing that all ticket holders are automatically entered in, Best Costume Winner: Dirndl, Best Costume Winner: Lederhosen, and no Oktoberfest party would be complete without a stein holding contest. FUN & GAMES go ahead and bring the kids for crafts, and silly games of (debatable) skill! Ticket $45-$55 through Eventbrite.
4:00 – 8:00 pm • La Humita on Wheels Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map Family-owned and operated, handmade Ecuadorian cuisine comes to Solemn Oath to fuel your Sunday sipping session. Fuel up for the big game or just grab some beer and snacks to take home for it from the La Humita homies.
7:20 – 10:00 pm • Bears Game Specials Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe, 6501 W. 79th St., Burbank, IL 708-229-8700 Map Join us in Chuck’s Voodoo Lounge for Bears games this season! Kick off is September 12th and we will feature drink and food specials throughout the game! Reservations recommended.
9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map Oktoberfest wraps up with M. When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
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