Thursday, Dec. 10
Reservations for January spots in the Hop Houses at Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) are available at 10 a.m. The cozy outdoor spots allow groups of six or eight enjoy food and beer at Lakefront. Make a reservation early.
Friday, Dec. 11
Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) releases a pair of beer at noon. On the menu are It Just Does Weird Things Juicy IPA and This is Not A Sandwich Italian-Style Pilsner. Preorder starts Wednesday at 5 p.m.
1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing Tell Her It’s For Creed, a fruited sour inspired by peach cobbler. The beer was originally slated for release last week. Presale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
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Saturday, Dec. 12
Density Day is a big one for Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.). The brewery is releasing six different takes on its Density Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, and a chance to purchase a five-year vertical of the beer. If that wasn’t enough, Good City is also releasing Elusive Memory Citra DDH IPA, the latest in its limited Indigo Series. Online presale begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) never fails to impress with its tap takeovers. The Central Waters 12 Stouts of Christmas takeover features a dozen gems, including the 2020 Black Gold Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. The Brass Tap is also helping out the Hunger Task Force, and if you bring four non-perishable food items you get a free draft of Honey Blonde.
If you didn’t preorder a package of beer to join MobCraft’s virtual Stout Fest, you can still participate in person. Reserve a table in one of five, two-hour timeslots and head to the MobCraft taproom (515 N. 5th St.).
Big Head Brewing (6204 W. State St.) hosts the Holiday Stop N Shop from noon to 5 p.m., where attendees can find gifts from local artists and craft vendors all while enjoying a beer or two. A raffle benefits the Urban Cat Coalition rescue.