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2000 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL, 60202
United States

(847) 864-1000


Upcoming Events

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Back Room Dance Party: Class of '84 vs Class of '94
to Sep 28

Back Room Dance Party: Class of '84 vs Class of '94

Just in time for homecoming and reunion, DJ TEEBOT will be laying down the jams and deep cuts of '80-'84 and '90-'94. Which class dominates?

Safely tucked away in the back of the brewery, the Back Room Dance Party series is a warehouse party: dance music, beer, a few lights, and limited capacity.

***This time there's no cover! And we’re going til 1 AM!*** 21+

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Back Room Dance Party: House vs Disco
to Jul 27

Back Room Dance Party: House vs Disco

House and Disco — inextricably linked yet if you're a fan of one, you may despise the other. Or you appreciate how, without disco, there would be no house music. Either way, DJ Shazam Bangles will make you hear them both in a new way.

Safely tucked away in the back of the brewery, the Back Room Dance Party series is a warehouse party: dance music, beer, a few lights, and limited capacity.

$5 cover. 21+

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Back Room Dance Party: Prince vs Michael
to Jul 6

Back Room Dance Party: Prince vs Michael

Prince vs. Michael. Two legends, one night. To kick off our new Back Room Dance Party series, we chose two of the most influential and groundbreaking musical artists ever to get you moving. DJ Teebot will be digging up the b-sides, remixes, and of course the hits.

Safely tucked away in the back of the brewery, the Back Room Dance Party series is a warehouse party: dance music, beer, some lights, and limited capacity.

$5 cover. 21+

Next dates:

July 26 - House (Music All Night Long) vs Disco (Fever)
Aug 16 - 80s vs 90s

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The Brume Hazy IPA Release Event
12:00 PM12:00

The Brume Hazy IPA Release Event

“Brume” is a word derived from Old Occitan that describes an encompassing mist or fog, which is what the hazy IPA style seems to have become these days.

The Brume transforms our landscape, obscuring what was clear, confusing what was known, and making the familiar strange.

Brewed as a collaboration with the talented brewers of Illuminated Brew Works, the Brume is our first foray into this strange, foggy realm. With its softer edges, tropical notes, and refreshing finish, this double dry hopped IPA challenges long-held beliefs and captures the imagination.

The Prairie Moon Pop-Up will be in effect for the release, so your belly will be happy all-around.

Best enjoyed fresh, we recommend drinking The Brume as soon as you can and discover the deliciousness that lurks within.


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The First Five Bottle Release
4:00 PM16:00

The First Five Bottle Release

To toast our first five years, we came up with something special: we took Today is the Day, our Belgian-Style Quadrupel, aged for a year in whiskey, rum, and port barrels, and added ripe black currants before bottling. The result is a gorgeous beer, garnet in color, with aromas of chocolate cherry cordials, and a luxuriously long finish of tart raspberries, vanilla, and port — most certainly a beer for celebrations.

We are releasing this 5th anniversary beer on the 5th anniversary of the day our Tap Room opened, so please come raise a glass with us on December 20 to celebrate the first five and muse upon what the next five may bring!

Mad Moxie will pop up in the Tap Room with delicious bites from 5-9 PM! Plus, we’ll tap a special keg or two….

This beer will only be available in the Tap Room. Bottles go on sale at 4 PM. Limit 6 bottles per customer.

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C R A T E S (Chicago Record and Turntable Enthusiast Show)
11:00 AM11:00

C R A T E S (Chicago Record and Turntable Enthusiast Show)

Join Funk Trunk Records and friends at Temperance Beer Co. on December 8th from 11:00am to 5:00pm for a day of crate diggin' and craft beer sippin'. As usual, we will have a hand selected line up of DJs to provide the perfect soundtrack for thumbing through stacks of wax and more hand picked vendors with choice crates for collectors of all kinds. 25 Tables with thousands of LPs, 12”, and 45s of Funk, Soul, Jazz, Rock, World, Hip Hop and more!!! Don’t snooze! Start spreading the word, record nerds.

DJ Line Up:

11:00-11:40 - Senor Eddy ((((SONORAMA))))
11:40-12:20 - King Hippo (Lumpen Radio)
12:20-1:00 - David McCune (Waydown Records)
1:00- 1:40 - Colin Boardway
1:40-2:20 - Andrew Emil
2:20-3:00 - Al Bumz (Al-Tone Edits)
3:00-3:40 - DJ RS3
3:40-4:20 - Mo Manley (Soul Summit)
4:20-5:00 - DJ Skeme Richards (Official Fan Page) (The Nostalgia King / Hot Peas & Butta)


Funk Trunk Records 
Shady Rest Vintage & Vinyl 
A 1 Records and CDs
Hersh Singh
The Vinyl Merchant
Wild Prairie
James Commander
Adam Gallegos
Ryan Razowsky
DREAM Records
Feeltrip Records
Rob The Record Guy
Aadam’s Audio
John Davey
David Tropicalazo
Got Kinda Lost Records
Mark Krueger
Blake Karlson
Riko Arte Records
B & The Duke

FREE VPI record cleaning by Quintessence Audio Ltd. (All Day)

FREE Coffee courtesy of Dark Matter Coffee (11:00am-runout)

Food Truck: Three Legged Tacos (12:00pm-5:00pm)

Thanks to our sponsors: Reverb LP and Vinyl Voyage

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2017 Barrel-Aged Might Meets Right® Pre-Release Sneak Peek Party
9:00 PM21:00

2017 Barrel-Aged Might Meets Right® Pre-Release Sneak Peek Party


Come sneak a sip (many sips) of our 2017 Barrel-Aged Might Meets Right & Variants February 16th, from 9 pm till close. 

We’ve aged these imperial stouts for 10 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. For the first time, we've created a diverse medley of variants, as well: 

Heaven Hill MMR is the perfect balance of sweetness with a dark, rich roasted malt flavor.

Coffee Maple is made with maple and cold-brew coffee from Passion House Coffee Roasters. It’s your stretch up, your mornin’ yawnin’ beer.

Bramble is a smooth blend of raspberries and blackberries.

¡La Sorpresa! is aged with a myriad of ingredients like roasted cacao, toasted cinnamon, vanilla beans and three types of dried chiles - ancho, New Mexico and arbol - to give this variant a satisfying kick of flavor.

Try them all - $50 gets you four 6-oz. pours, a souvenir glass to take home, AND a variety pack of each of the 4 variants - not to mention, bragging rights of having been one of the first to sip on these new releases.

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Four Year Party!
to Sep 16

Four Year Party!

We're celebrating the kind of crazy fact that beer has been brewed commercially in Evanston now for FOUR YEARS!! So we're partying at least half the day.

We've got special giveaways, special tappings, The Fat Shallot food truck from 5 - 9 PM, DJ Shazam Bangles, DJ Teebot, and DJ Madrid from 5 PM - Midnight, and a FREE Magbooth photo booth from 7 - 11 PM!

Oh, and a mechanical bull outside from 7 - 9 PM.

Special Tapping Schedule

  • 5 PM - Tangerine Lemon Gatecrasher
  • 6 PM - 2017 Koval Rye Barrel-Aged Smittytown
  • 7 PM - Fresh-Hopped Restless Years
  • 8 PM - 2017 Koval Bourbon Barrel-Aged Might Meets Right
  • 9 PM - Blueberry Tea-infused Smittytown
  • 10 PM - Grapefruit Escapist

Each beer will be on tap for two hours or until it runs out, whichever is first. Only one sixth-barrel of each!

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The New Saloon // Post Election
7:00 PM19:00

The New Saloon // Post Election

Evanston has a new mayor and city council! A few months in, Mayor Hagerty & Alderman Wilson will join us for a lively discussion of current Evanston topics and questions, including yours! 

Please submit your questions in the comments section below, and we will choose a few to read aloud.

Back in the 19th century, "more than the beer, saloons provided a gathering place in a nation with little public space for working-class men to argue the issues or meet the candidates."* 

"What we need, more than tweets or memes, is the kind of civic life that transpires when men and women gather face to face and, as a fan of old saloons put it, 'political matters ebb and flow free as froth on the beer.'"*

*Jon Grinspan, "The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution," New York Times, Nov 26, 2016.

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Rebirth Brass Band Live on the Lot
6:00 PM18:00

Rebirth Brass Band Live on the Lot

SPACE & Temperance Beer Co. present Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band in a special outdoor summer concert in the parking lot at Temperance Beer Co., located at Dempster and Dodge in Evanston. All GA tickets are outdoors. VIP tickets include 2 drink tickets and access to all access to viewing platform and tap room. Rain or shine. Doors open at 6pm with food trucks and DJ sets. Rebirth show time 8pm. Curfew 10pm.

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Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.

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