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2000 West Dempster Street
Evanston, IL, 60202

(847) 864-1000

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Upcoming Events

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The First Five Bottle Release
Dec
20
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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Might Meets Right Variants Release
Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

Might Meets Right Variants Release

Fresh Might Meets Right for 2018! Join us as we inaugurate Chocolate Hazelnut Might Meets Right, our new variant for 2018. It joins Coffee (made with Passion House Coffee Roasters coffee), Vanilla, and Unadulterated. 

All will be available on draft in the Tap Room this Friday, January 26, at noon.

La Cocinita Food Truck will be dishing up Venezuela-inspired street food from 5 pm - 9 pm, so you really won’t need to plan anything Friday night.

Note: this is not the barrel-aged Might Meets Right. We will be releasing that next month!

 

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Four Year Party!
Sep
15
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 Drop Summer Series // DJ Serpico
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ Serpico

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This Friday, DJ Serpico takes the night to the next level.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop Summer Series // DJ Scend
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ Scend

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This Friday, DJ Scend lights up the decks.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop Summer Series // Tone B Nimble
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // Tone B Nimble

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. 

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop Summer Series // DJ Jesse De La Peña
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ Jesse De La Peña

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This Friday, Chicago legend Jesse De La Peña returns to the Tap Room with his signature mix of old school hip hop and house.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop Summer Series // DJ Striz
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ Striz

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This week, DJ Striz will get you moving with his mix of rare grooves and dance music.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The New Saloon // Post Election
Jul
25
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. http://nyti.ms/2kpnDAN

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The Drop Summer Series // DJ Kwest_on
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ Kwest_on

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This Friday DJ Kwest_on spins an avant-garde mix of hip hop and house.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop Summer Series // DJ FLX
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ FLX

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This Friday DJ FLX spins an energizing mix of funk, soul, dance, Latin, and more.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop Summer Series // DJ Serpico
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Drop Summer Series // DJ Serpico

The Drop Summer DJ Series is back! Summer Fridays are fueled by The Drop, our double IPA. The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. 

Chicago's finest DJs take the tables with DJ Teebot every Friday all summer. This Friday DJ Serpico spins an all-vinyl set of soul, hip hop, and funk.

Music starts at 8pm with DJ Teebot. 

No cover.

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The Drop DIPA Bottle Release Party
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Drop DIPA Bottle Release Party

Our Double IPA is back, and this time it's in bottles – 22 oz bombers, to be exact.

Smooth and deceivingly drinkable, The Drop is the feeling of complete abandon, total oneness with the music — the height of the party. It's the apex on the dance floor, the ecstatic release the DJ lays down.

For the bottle release, we'll have Funk Trunk Records laying down old-school funk on vinyl starting at noon. Then DJ Teebot will get you up on the dancefloor as the sun sets.

If you buy a case, you get to take home The Drop Spiegelau IPA glass.

Over 3 pounds of 4 different hops per barrel balance the rich, slightly sweet malt goodness. This year, we're adding the new hop, Loral, to the mix.

Like those fleeting moments of euphoria, this beer won’t wait — drink The Drop fresh to taste this Double IPA at its apex.

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Greenwood Beach Day 2017
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Greenwood Beach Day 2017

Let's get summer started early!

Our pineapple blonde ale is back, and we'll be partying all day. Starting at noon we're tapping the first keg, opening sales of sixers, and getting the party going. 

Bopbartruck will be with us from noon-9 PM with yummy Korean food, so you don't have to worry about a thing!

Just added: DJ Shon Dervis & DJ Teebot will be spinning from noon - 5 pm! #DayParty

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The New Saloon // Counting Votes
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

The New Saloon // Counting Votes

We've reached the starting line! Votes for Evanston municipal elections will be counted April 4 starting at 7 PM. We'll be showing them live and providing an option for those looking for an alternative to the candidate watch parties, a neutral gathering space for open discussion.

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. http://nyti.ms/2kpnDAN

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The New Saloon // Candidates on Tap
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

The New Saloon // Candidates on Tap

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."* 

With no fewer than five candidates competing in the Evanston mayoral primary on Feb 28, 2017, we decided it was the time to bring the saloon back (this time with women). Come meet your candidates, ask questions, and throw one or two back in an open forum with a healthy exchange of ideas. And plenty of beer.

Now's the time to get to know the candidates and see which one you'd most want to have a beer with.

"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.'"*

We'll be sure to have Might Meets Right, our most political beer, on tap that night.

*Jon Grinspan, "The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution," New York Times, Nov 26, 2016. http://nyti.ms/2kpnDAN

For more back story, the idea for this event began on Pass The Salthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76TtWJh-QVM&list=PLQAXZB1ney69NBxRPPsbT4XN7Z99YRzEB&index=3
(start at 4:00)

Mayoral Candidates:

Gary Gaspard for Evanston Mayor
Steve Hagerty for Evanston Mayor
Brian Miller for Mayor of Evanston
Jeff Smith for Evanston
Mark Tendam

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Might Meets Right 2017 Variants Release Party
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Might Meets Right 2017 Variants Release Party

Is there a more appropriate beer to drink on Inauguration Day?

Join us as we inaugurate Maple Might Meets Right, our new variant for 2017. It joins Coffee, Vanilla, and Unadulterated. 

All will be available on draft in the Tap Room Friday, January 20, at 4 pm. This weekend is the only time you'll be able to try ALL 4 variants at the same time. We'll be rotating two at at time after that.

The Happy Lobster Truck will be dishing up some amazing New England fare from 5 pm - 9 pm, and DJ Teebot will be spinning long into the evening. So we've got everything for your Friday night: delicious food, dance beats, and defiant beer.

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