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12 Beers Of Christmas 11:00 am
12 Beers Of Christmas @ The Beer Bistro
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
12 Beers Of Christmas  @ The Beer Bistro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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BrewLights 2014 5:30 pm
BrewLights 2014 @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
BrewLights 2014 @ Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The list of featured local, craft, and specialty import beers include: Anchor Christmas Baderbräu Naked Selfie Berghoff Germanic Crabbies Ginger Delirium Noël Great Lakes Christmas Ale Hirter Morchl Pabst Blue Ribbon Stiegl Goldbrau Temperance Smittytown Tart Unibroue Blanche de Chambly Wyder’s Dry Pear Cider
Christmakwanzakah Tap Takeover 6:00 pm
Christmakwanzakah Tap Takeover @ Dryhop Brewers
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Christmakwanzakah Tap Takeover @ Dryhop Brewers | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Merry Christmakwanzakah you filthy animal. Come by on Wednesday, December 3 and warm up at our Christmakwanzakah Tap Takeover starting at 6pm. We’ll have the below winter beers on tap, which will also be available in a flight of 5oz pours. ‘Tis the season. DryHop Moustache & A Supernova (Biere …

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Wicked Elf Tapping Party 6:00 pm
Wicked Elf Tapping Party @ Rock Bottom Chicago
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wicked Elf Tapping Party @ Rock Bottom Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  Join our board members RV and Sarah Ives as they tap Wicked Elf, a beer they helped brew with Hayley Shine of Rock Bottom Brewery Chicago brew, This special tapping will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Greater Illinois Chapter. A $5 suggested donation gets you a glass of …

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Chicago Brewery Map Launch Event 7:00 pm
Chicago Brewery Map Launch Event @ Beermiscuous
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Chicago Brewery Map Launch Event @ Beermiscuous  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
CRAFT BEER CAFÉ BEERMISCUOUS TO RELEASE POSTER AND T-SHIRT OF POPULAR CHICAGO BREWERY MAP MURAL   Launch Event on December 4 with Atlas Brewing Company and Horse Thief Hollow Since Beermiscuous opened in June, patrons have been captivated by the beer café’s large mural that highlights 57 area breweries and pays …

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16th Annual Christmas and Winter Beer Tasting 12:00 pm
16th Annual Christmas and Winter Beer Tasting @ Delilahs Chicago
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
16th Annual Christmas and Winter Beer Tasting @ Delilahs Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
It’s Our 16th Anniversary  !!! We are happy to announce that on Saturday, December 6th – Noon until 5pm, we will be hosting our 16th Annual Christmas and Winter beer tasting.  This is the most comprehensive tasting of Christmas and Winter beers held anywhere in North America. There will be …

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Buckledown 1yr Anniversary 12:00 pm
Buckledown 1yr Anniversary @ Buckledown Brewing
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buckledown 1yr Anniversary @ Buckledown Brewing
We’re 1. Help us celebrate the end of our rookie year December 5th and 6th. December 5th: • Live Music from Pale Horse on Dec 5th at 8pm. • Food Truck from Jack’s Fork in the Road • Release of our new barrel-aged beers December 6th: • Live Music from …

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Squeal and Deal Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Release Party 7:00 pm
Squeal and Deal Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Release Party @ Kiser Tiger
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Squeal and Deal Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Release Party @ Kiser Tiger | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Several months ago, we brewed an Imperial Stout with Pig Minds Brewing located in Machesney Park (near Rockford). That beer was later aged in barrels from Chicago’s CH Distillery. To celebrate the release of this beer, known as SQUEAL & DEAL, we are hosting a release party this Saturday December …

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Faux Beermas Beer Share 7:00 pm
Faux Beermas Beer Share @ The Green Lady
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Faux Beermas Beer Share @ The Green Lady | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dearest friends, This year has nearly escaped us all. Life tends to Forrest Gump itself through the wind, feather-like, twirling upwards toward freedom. Yet, let us always remember not to forget our warmest and booziest of traditions…yes, I’m talking about BEER-MAS! Friends, please join us in making merriment at a …

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DryHop and South Loop Comeback Collab Release 6:00 pm
DryHop and South Loop Comeback Collab Release @ Dryhop Brewers
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
DryHop and South Loop Comeback Collab Release @ Dryhop Brewers | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Our collaboration with South Loop Brewing Company – Milkstachio, our 6% Pistachio Milk Stout – is making a comeback on Wednesday, December 10 at 6pm. Brewed with unrefined cacao nibs, lactose, and pistachio, the velvet mouthfeel gives way to a smooth creamy chocolate finish. Milkstachio Beer Floats will make an …

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Holiday Party 6:30 pm
Holiday Party @ Rev Kedzie
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Holiday Party @ Rev Kedzie
Mix and mingle with the ladies of #PinkBootsChi at our holiday get-together! Enjoy a tour of Revolution Brewing led by Katie and Kristin. Snacks and treats will be available courtesy of Rev. Come dressed in your favorite holiday attire (The cornier, the better) for your chance to win prizes! If …

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December Goose Island Blackout 5:00 pm
December Goose Island Blackout @ Pazzos Bar and Grill
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
December Goose Island Blackout  @ Pazzos Bar and Grill | Chicago | Illinois | United States
photo credit: beerpulse.com For all those who have to miss or end up missing the Black Friday BCS release, FEAR NOT! We have you covered. On Dec 11th, 2014 we’ll be serving up your BCS selections, including Proprietor’s. Details below. Please Read! Because of some great critical and constructive feedback …

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Pipe Down and Tap This 6:00 pm
Pipe Down and Tap This @ Fischmans Liquors and Tavern
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Pipe Down and Tap This @ Fischmans Liquors and Tavern
Oh, yes! It’s the last TAP THIS! event for 2014. One of the hottest microbreweries in the country, Pipeworks Brewing Company will be coming to the Fisch to lay some pipe and tap some beer! **UPDATES!!** Sure Bet – Imperial IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic Hops with Mango Puree …

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Moody Tongue X Porkchop Winter Picnic 7:00 pm
Moody Tongue X Porkchop Winter Picnic @ Porkchop
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Moody Tongue X Porkchop Winter Picnic @ Porkchop | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  We’ve heard the griping – winter is hard! So Moody Tongue and Porkchop Chicago are teaming up to give you a night of summer BBQ throwback! On Dec 11th you can join us for a 5 course meal – think cornbread, fried chicken, pulled pork – with Moody Tongue …

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18th Street 1 Year Anniversary 12:00 pm
18th Street 1 Year Anniversary @ 18th Street Brewery
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
18th Street 1 Year Anniversary @ 18th Street Brewery | Gary | Indiana | United States
  December 14th, 2014 marks our one year anniversary in our GARY, INDIANA based brewpub. We have grown a lot in our first year and want to celebrate it with our loyal fans and supporters who have helped make it possible. We will have live music, food, festivities, and of …

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18th Street 1 Year Anniversary 12:00 pm
18th Street 1 Year Anniversary @ 18th Street Brewery
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
18th Street 1 Year Anniversary @ 18th Street Brewery | Gary | Indiana | United States
  December 14th, 2014 marks our one year anniversary in our GARY, INDIANA based brewpub. We have grown a lot in our first year and want to celebrate it with our loyal fans and supporters who have helped make it possible. We will have live music, food, festivities, and of …

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Beer Fest Beat Down 2:00 pm
Beer Fest Beat Down @ Sears Centre Arena
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beer Fest Beat Down @ Sears Centre Arena
El Santa Diabla Presents Beer Fest Beatdown A Craft Beer Experience Hoppy Holidays, Chicago! El Santa Diabla brings you the gift of “Beers, Bites, and Beatdowns” this holiday season as Beer Fest Beatdown rattles the walls of the 100,000 sq. ft. Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, December 13. With each ticket you will receive a commemorative …

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Fischmas 2014 2:00 pm
Fischmas 2014 @ Fischmans Liquors and Tavern
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fischmas 2014 @ Fischmans Liquors and Tavern | Chicago | Illinois | United States
FISCHmas 2014 Join us for our annual Christmas beer tasting & fugly sweater contest! Like any other beer tasting we host, we will have the best of the best! Stay tuned for our list.   Join us for our annual Christmas beer tasting & fugly sweater contest! Like any other …

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Barrel Aged Documentary Premiere and Beer Festival 3:30 pm
Barrel Aged Documentary Premiere and Beer Festival @ Logan Square Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Barrel Aged Documentary Premiere and Beer Festival @ Logan Square Auditorium | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  The Film: ‘Barrel Aged’ tells the story of a barrel aged imperial brown ale from conception to fruition. We follow 8 brewers through 2 states, 11 kegs, 100+ hours of film and 1 Angel’s Envy Port Finished Bourbon Barrel.  The Event:This once in a lifetime event will include a …

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Seven Spitefuls Flowing 6:00 pm
Seven Spitefuls Flowing @ The Green Lady
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Seven Spitefuls Flowing @ The Green Lady | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Join us and our friends Spiteful Brewing as we tap 7 (seven) of their delicious brews! No where, in the history of the world, have there been 7 of their beers on tap at one time…including the first tapping of this year’s Jingle Balls and the last Absinthe Barrel Aged …

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18th Street 1 Year Anniversary 12:00 pm
18th Street 1 Year Anniversary @ 18th Street Brewery
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
18th Street 1 Year Anniversary @ 18th Street Brewery | Gary | Indiana | United States
  December 14th, 2014 marks our one year anniversary in our GARY, INDIANA based brewpub. We have grown a lot in our first year and want to celebrate it with our loyal fans and supporters who have helped make it possible. We will have live music, food, festivities, and of …

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New Holland Harvest Celebration 5:00 pm
New Holland Harvest Celebration @ The Publican
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Holland Harvest Celebration @ The Publican | Chicago | Illinois | United States
To celebrate the release of The Pecan Maple Man, our new collaborative beer with New Holland Brewing, The Publican is throwing a Harvest Open House on Sunday, December 14th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. New Holland brews will flow freely, as will Publican fare, in this reception-style open house. The Pecan …

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Craft Beer Symposium 5:00 pm
Craft Beer Symposium @ Whole Foods Lincoln Park
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Craft Beer Symposium @ Whole Foods Lincoln Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
symposion, from sympinein: to drink together’ Join us on December 18 for a celebration of craft beers & cider: -Enjoy samples from 20+ breweries and cideries -15-min. Speaking Series from the experts -Live music from Gypsy Swing Band, Chanson Du Chat -Looking for the perfect gift? Visit the silent auction …

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Square Kegs Holiday Party 7:00 pm
Square Kegs Holiday Party @ Alarmist Brewing
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Square Kegs Holiday Party @ Alarmist Brewing | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We will be having our December Meeting/Holiday Party at…. ALARMIST BREWING on December 18th!!! – Brewery Tour – Homebrew Bottle Share – Raffle Prizes – Clothing donation collection for The Woolgathering Project (new/gently used – socks, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, all sizes). – White Elephant Bottle Share – bring a …

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3 Floyds Tapping Brixies 80th Anniversary 8:00 pm
3 Floyds Tapping Brixies 80th Anniversary @ Brixies Beer Bar and Grill
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
3 Floyds Tapping Brixies 80th Anniversary @ Brixies Beer Bar and Grill | Brookfield | Illinois | United States
So we thought we would extend our 80th anniversary over 3 different nights since we have been here since 1934!! We have been a long time 3 Floyds account and thought it was right to start off the party with a tapping of some of their beers!! Blot out the …

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Winter War 3:00 pm
Winter War @ Local Option
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Winter War @ Local Option | Royal Oak | Michigan | United States
Winter War (12/19) On Friday December 19th beginning at 3pm Local Option will host it’s final beer event of 2014: “Winter War”. The courage of Finnish troops who successfully repelled invasions by air, land and sea from the Soviet Union in December 1939 will be honored by the tapping of …

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Cider Night 7:00 pm
Cider Night @ The Green Lady
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Cider Night @ The Green Lady | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  Featuring a CASK of Virtue Cider Lapinette The Virtue cask is a blend of Lapinette and Percheron DRAUGHT Virtue Cider Prince Hal Sidra de Nava Mitten Vander Mill Totally Roasted Sidra Trabanco Cosecha Propia Uncle John’s Cider Mill Melded and Perry BOTTLES Vander Mill Chapman’s Blend E.Z. Orchards Farm …

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Bah Humbug A Sour Xmas 6:00 pm
Bah Humbug A Sour Xmas @ Jerrys Wicker Park
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Bah Humbug A Sour Xmas @ Jerrys Wicker Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
You can’t escape the Christmas season. But that doesn’t mean you have to celebrate it with Barbra Streisand and stale fruitcake. If you’re still in town on December 23rd, and you’re in the mood for delicious beers and some less than reverent depictions of holiday cheer, come pull up a …

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Brew Years Eve 8:00 pm
Brew Years Eve @ Salvage One
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Brew Years Eve @ Salvage One
Brew Year’s Eve – $125 (8:00 – 1:00 am) Entrance to Brew Year’s Eve Open bar featuring 30 Chicago craft beers Butler passed hor d’ourves Dessert buffet Craft cider toast at midnight Live music Commemorative Glass   Tired of the same old New Year’s Eve parties? Looking for something different …

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