A time-honored tradition, Naperville Ale Fest is Illinois’ only outdoor beer fest crazy enough to take place during the winter. It will be cold, yes, but also filled with beer! We’ll feature more than 150 American craft beers – with a strong focus on beers only available in the winter.
Take a break from the Chicago winter and warm up at Chicago Whiskey & Wine Festival! Treat yourself to samples of whiskeys, wines & spirits while enjoying the fun atmosphere of Old Crow in Wrigleyville. And of course, nothing goes better with whiskey than live country music!
Up your cut & paste game with simple but elegant techniques to incorporate found images into drawings. Channeling surrealist artists like Magritte, Dali, and De Chirico, you’ll be invited to build magical environments from the pages of National Geographic and other glossy periodicals.
Kick-off Cider Con in The Keg Room sampling some of our favorite ciders with our awesome reps!
Monday, February 4 | 6-9PM
Selections from Vander Mill, Original Sin (Official Fan Page), 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Uncle John's Cider Mill (Official Page), Virtue Cider, and JK'S Farmhouse Ciders.
The 2019 Chicago Ale Fest - Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, February 2nd at the Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen. The fest will feature over 100 craft beers, live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Beers change with the seasons so we invite you to come experience winter's best brews.
The Goose Island Taproom will be featuring four Virtue Cider treats. Stop by during regular Taproom hours from Feb. 1-9 for Michigan Brut, our dry cider, and the entire Mitten Series of bourbon barrel-aged ciders including The Mitten, Cherry Mitten, and Maple Mitten.
Our 5th year! It's time for our annual Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition & Mitten Drive! Held this year at Big Star on North Clark Street, the Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition provides a platform for Chicago’s top bartenders to put their signature on the Stone Fence cocktail that will be evaluated by a selection of influential judges and one people’s choice vote.
Join us for a Mitten Series release party for the 2018 variants. What better way to celebrate The Mitten than at the place where we debuted our bourbon barrel-aged cider in 2012: Hopleaf.
Dance into the Thanksgiving holiday at our 2nd Annual A Very Slopesgiving evening, held at the beautiful Slippery Slope dancing and general fun-having establishment in Logan Square. This year's event will support the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Join us for our 4th Annual Blocktoberfest on Sunday, September 30! From noon until 10pm, we are celebrating Dusek's anniversary and our community with a day filled with food, beer, punch, music, and more. Bring the whole family to this FREE, family-friendly block party.
Join us for a fun night of craft beer, cider, spirits and education. Taste from a selection of our favorite breweries and distilleries and learn more about Crafty Women Chicago, a women's networking and community group in the craft alcohol industry.