Most of your favorite places will be closed on Christmas (but call if you really feel like a “Christmas Story” dining experience). Here are some events, followed by the New Year’s Eve Weekend article coming soon!
Monday, Dec. 24
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm ♦ 12 Beers of Christmas
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
We’ve released 12 spiced, blended, steeped and hopped beers; through the 24th. For the last tapping of this 12 day event, on December 24, we’ll be pouring Mango and Dry Hopped Golden Opportunity Ale.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
11:00 am – 2:00 pm ♦ St. Stephen’s Day at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House
O’Shaughnessy’s Public House, 4557 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago 773 944-9896
Come relax after all the shopping, wrapping, cooking and cleaning of Christmas. We will have brunch until 2 pm and $4 Mimosas and Bloody Marys plus $1 off Irish Draughts (Guinness, Smithwicks and Magners) all day and $4.50 Founders Dirty Bastard.
Thursday, Dec. 27
5:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ Beer & Food Pairing
Rock Bottom Lombard, 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL (630) 424-1550
The Brewhouse will be hosting our next Beer & Food Pairing. Various kinds of Bacon Products (yes Bacon!) will be paired with our Beers to create a Culinary Unification. Don’t miss out on this one! Just a reminder – the Brewery is Open House every Thursday!
6:00 – 9:00 pm ♦ Stone Vertical Epic Ale Finale
SmallBar Division, 2049 West Division, Chicago, IL
We’ll be tapping the last of Stone’s Vertical Epic Ale series 12.12.12. To celebrate this great run of unique brews, we’ll also be tapping a Stone 9.9.09 aged in Red Wine Barrels.
6:30 pm ♦ Lagunitas Beer and Taco Pairings at Front Street Cantina Geneva
Front Street Cantina, 577 3rd St. Ste.102, Geneva, IL
Matt from Lagunitas will lead a pairing dinner of:
– Maximus DIPA with Pork Carnitas- Fresh pico de gallo, queso fresco, lime
–Censored Ale with Pulled duck tacos- red cabbage, carmelized onions, and pineapple salsa
– IPA with smoked flank steak tacos- cilantro, onion, habenero salsa, chihuahua cheese
–Lil’ Sumpin Sumpin with Ahi Tuna tacos- Wasabi ginger slaw, cilantro, chihuahua cheese
Cost- $30 per person
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