This week we embark on the annual sleep-deprived binge we call Chicago Craft Beer Week. It's a time for special tappings, hang sessions with the friends, and a jovial celebration of all things craft beer.
The best way to attack the madness is to embrace the advice your dad has been trying to pound into you since you were little, "Have a goddamned plan." This is our schedule, so be sure to join us for a few things and bring some friends.
The SOB Plan
Thursday, May 15 - 630pm Beer Under Glass - Garfield Park Conservatory
The annual CCBW kickoff is completely outdoors this year, so technically it's Beer Next to Glass. If you don't have tickets there may be a few VIPs left. Always one of the best.
Thursday, May 15 - 5pm On Beer in Your Glass - Emporium
A celebration of all things Chicagoland and the official release for the Emporium Arcade Bar/Bangers & Lace exclusive Solemn Oath brew, 'Goth Syrup.'
Friday, May 16 - 5pm On 2nd Anniversary Hang - Bavarian Lodge
All this madness began back in 2012 at Bavarian Lodge so it seems fitting we'd return for the anniversary. Alan & Co. have been tremendous supporters of our little brewery since before we existed. Come hang as we celebrate two years at the reigns.
Saturday, May 17 - 4pm to 6pm Ticketed and Open After Good Ol' Fashion Kegger - Sportsmans Club
Buy tickets, only fifty or so exist. They might be sold out already. SOB, Off Color, Metropolitan, and Against the Grain. Oh the joy, fuck yeah.
Sunday, May 18 - 4pm to 11pm Brewtality - Reggies Rock Club
The metalist of all metal metals. The Coffins live. Sixteen breweries. And of course, metal. Buy tickets.
Sunday, May 18 - 1pm to 8pm Mini-FOBAB - Haymarket
Each Fall Chicago hosts planet Earth's largest barrel-aged festival, this now is a small summer version hosted by our homies at Haymarket. So much wood. Buy tickets.
Monday, May 19 - 7pm Creative Minds on Tap - Jerry's Division
A discussion on the role that story telling and artwork play in the relationship between the brewery and the beer drinker. Open to all.
Monday, May 19 - All Day Craft Beer THROWDOWN - Standard Market Lincoln Park
Half their taps will go to the city (Revolution, Half Acre, and Begyle) and half will go to the 'burbs (Solemn Oath, Buckledown, and Two Brothers). Use the hashtag the hashtag #SMGBeerVote to help crown a winner.
Tuesday, May 20 - 7pm SOB/Allagash Dinner - Dusek's
Call 312-526-3851 to reserve your spot as we team up with one of our favorite breweries in the world for this beer dinner with Chef Jared Wentworth. Maine Lobster Cavatelli, Smoked Oyster Hash, Bone Marrow Dumplings, are just snippets of this insane offering.
Wednesday, May 21 - 6pm On Collab Release w/ DryHop - DryHop Brewers
The release of our Belgian Black IPA collabo with DryHop, at DryHop and an SOB takeover. Plus we're pretty sure their Brewmaster, Brant, has an underground Fight Club in that attached parking lot so there might be that.
Thursday, May 22 - 530pm On Dinner Pairing w/ SOB, Penrose, and Perennial - Trencherman
An exciting time to be had with this prix fixe beer dinner featuring some of the Midwest's most exciting Belgian-inspired breweries the glory of Chef Patrick Scheerin. Come when you want and enjoy when you want.
Friday, May 23 - 9pm On Dinner Pairing w/ SOB, Penrose, and Perennial - Bangers & Lace
Round two of this partnership will feature pairings with a late night offering of food pairings around 9PM. Don't think a dinner at this one, think whatever Chef Adam Wendt says goes.
Saturday, May 24 - 12pm West Loop Craft Beer Fest - Clinton b/w Lake St. & Washington
The second annual closeout to CCBW includes what every good party should, a street being closed. Come hang and push through for one last day. Tickets still available. These aren’t the only places you’ll find our beer during CCBW, we’ll be supporting everything from Guild events to some craziness hosted by our fellow brewers. So much love out there, so get ready. As Coolio once said, "Gotta gotta get up to get down." For more on Chicago Craft Beer Week and to support our friends and colleagues visit chibeerweek.com.