Celebrate Valentine's Day a little bit early for the chance to get one of the most unique sweet treats in Chicago at your local Beer Shop! The Crave Bar marries salty & sweet by hand dipping premium ice cream flavors into decadent chocolate and fusing it to a caramel & chocolate dipped pretzel stick. Pair it with a porter on draft. :)
Beer and cheese - not many things have more chemistry together than these two.
On National Cheese Lover's Day, get your midwest fix with Toasty Cheese food truck & their super fire menu :)
A couple of our favorites we've been eye ballin' include.....
1. The Mighty Max
grass-fed ribeye, Mozzarella, red onion & garlic butter on a pretzel roll
2. Hannah Banana
deep fried nutella, banana creme & marshmallow fluff on a panini
3. Pork Belly Shelly
Gruyere cheese, pork belly & sweet n' sour cabbage with Thousand Island dressing on seeded rye bread
***The BeerShop tip for ordering off the Toasty Cheese menu:
add duck bacon for a foodgasmic experience
Ring in the new year with delicious tacos, beer and music videos!
Taco order needs to be purchased by Wednesday, December 27th via our "Shop/Kegs" section.
Taco Joint Lincoln Park menu options:
3 tacos for $10
braised beef, roasted red pepper salsa, cilantro, onion
creamy tomatillo salsa, roasted poblanos & onions, black bean salsa, queso fresco
*Live music from JUST NIKKI, our go-to band for all things 90's alternative will begin at 10PM and go until midnight!
The coffee truck will be pulling up at 11am on Sat, Dec 16th during Downtown Oak Park's Home For the Holidays and in that truck you'll find our friends and coffee providers - Dark Matter! They will be giving away beans and we will be providing doughnuts from West Town Bakery available for purchase at $3 each.
*special tapping of Goose Island Bourbon County at 4pm*
Cheers & Happy Holidays!
Buy beer here, bring pups cheer there!
10% of all beer proceeds by the end of Giving Tuesday will be donated to the Animal Care League of Oak Park. If you can't rescue for the holidays, think about donating a little pocket money. It goes far when it comes to keeping those babies warm, full & happy.
Please join us for a conversation on the writing craft over craft beers.
Deborah Shapiro was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. A graduate of Brown University, she spent several years in New York working at magazines, including New York and ELLE, and her work has been published in Open City, Washington Square Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. She lives with her husband and son in Oak Park.
Shapiro’s debut, The Sun in Your Eyes, blends the emotional nuance of Elena Ferrante with the potent nostalgia of High Fidelity, in a story of two women—one rich and alluring, the other just another planet in her dazzling orbit—and their fervid and troubled friendship.
Maryse Meijer‘s work has appeared in Meridian, The Saint Ann’s Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Portland Review, and actual paper. She lives in Chicago.
In her debut story collection Heartbreaker, Meijer peels back the crust of normalcy and convention, unmasking the fury and violence we are willing to inflict in the name of love and loneliness. Her characters are a strange ensemble—a feral child, a girl raised from the dead, a possible pedophile—who share in vulnerability and heartache, but maintain an unremitting will to survive.
Beer should be fun, not intimidating.
Explore barrel aged beer and other styles whilst meeting one or a few of our favorite beer reps! Bring yourself (and a dog for us to pet if you have one) and any questions you have.
Come one, come all for a lovely Sunday afternoon of beer tastings, beer mimosas, fun brews on tap & Q BBQ munchies!
Sunday's Tap List
Anthem Cider Company Gin Barrel Aged Cider
Marz Chug Life Sparkling Lager
18th Street Candi Crushable Session Pale Ale
Pipeworks Fish Food Kumquat IPA
Alpine Beer Co. Duet West Coast IPA
Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPA
Heretic Evil Twin Red Ale
Unibroue Ephemere Apple Wheat
One Trick Pony Prometia Belgian Triple
Bruery Tart of Darkness Sour Ale
Stone Mikhail Bourbon BA Russian Imperial w/ Espresso
Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Nitro
The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers is one of the most anticipated beer events in the country - and it's right around the corner!
We will be raffling off a PAIR of FREE FOBAB TICKETS!
*this pair is good for the Sat, Nov 11th 6pm-10pm slot*
This is a free event, however, if you'd like a chance at tickets, here are the bid amounts available:
$5 - 2 raffle tickets
$10 - 5 raffle tickets
$15 - 10 raffle tickets
*The winner will be called out at 10:59PM*
We will also be tasting out some fun bottles & featuring our favorite barrel aged beer this year on tap!
If Stranger Things Season 2 isn't enough to make this day great, please join us at the bar for booze, Sublime & all things
PIRATE/MERMAID (and mermen)!
This year, we are hosting a like totally laid back night as we celebrate the release of Alesmith Brewery & Sublimes Mexican Lager collaboration, 40oz To Freedom.
COSTUME CONTEST at 10PM
$4 ALESMITH/SUBLIME PINTS
October is a big month for Belgian beer lovers. Celebrate Belgian Independence Day and Belgian beer month with us!
Sunday, Oct 15th, join us for yet another beer and nosh session, this time Belgian style! We will be featuring the works of Brouwerij St. Feuillien, Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste & Brouwerij Bosteels. Take home three beautiful Belgian beverage glasses, indulge in cheese pairings, food prepared on premise & as always, a social shot of Underberg!
Tickets can be purchased here! --> www.beershophq.com/shop/
On September 22nd, do yourself a favor and join us for dinner and a pint presented by Aztec Dave's Taco Truck and Haymarket Brewery!
Aztec Dave's is a Pilsen based, family run taco truck serving up traditional Mexican with a twist and Haymarket is a brewpub out of Chicago, IL.
Pete Crowley of Haymarket fame is a Beer Cup gold medal winner.
They will all be together on Fri, Sept 22 from 5-7pm to enjoy sheer beer fun with a Haymarket beer using fresh Oak Park hops.
four beers. four bites. one necessary Underberg shot.
Presented by Beer Shop, Carnivore & Grant Imports we bring you the best of German beer, German inspired food and glassware as big as your head to take home. Tickets can be purchased at www.beershophq.com/shop/
*scroll to the bottom of the page*
It's the greatest beer class in all ze world!
It's about that time...
When street festival season ends
and 8am-3pm is again, a time of parental peace
Celebrate the "Back To School" season with a pizza party hosted by Northside pizzaiolos and their mobile wood burning oven,
check them out here ---> www.gratefulbites.com
Who's This Mary, our Buzzcocks/The Clash cover band will play at 7pm.
Music inspires creativity and with schools adapting to an age of technology, children need earbuds for school. All week long, we are accepting donations of earbud and headphone sets for the Hephzibah Children's Home. Simply bring them in and hand them to your bartender. The sets must be clean and in working condition.
Unfamiliar with Hephzibah? Check them out, here ---> www.hephzibahhome.org
Marion Street closes its streets to cars and opens it to pedestrians for a lovely French inspired evening filled with art, food, music and wine!
BEER SHOP HAPPY HOUR
As-Big-As-Your-Face West Town Bakery Croissants $3
West Town Bakery, located in Ukrainian Village, makes their croissants on the fluffy, oversized side. Needless to say...they're f***ing delicious.
Glass of Champagne $4.25
Art Dans La Beer Shop Combo $6
Make it a meal with both a croissant and glass of champagne.
Mimosa (grapefruit or orange) $5.50
*drinks may be taken outside during this event so you can still watch the Poodle Parade at 6:45!
Chicago food truck, Boo Coo Roux is back AGAIN!
Switch up your dinner routine with this bomb menu:
fried shrimp po boy $12
muffaletta sandwich $8/$15
seafood gumbo $5/$11
cajun fries $5
hush puppies $3
As a dog friendly bar with most of our furry friends being local rescues, we thought it was about time to partner with Animal Care League of Oak Park.
10% of all draft beer proceeds throughout the day will be donated to this wonderful organization. From 2pm-7pm, you'll have chances to win some sweet giveaways for you and your pup! Bring your furry friend, have a beer and support your local rescue shelter!