A Chicago Craft Beer Week Event! Savory Pies by Hoosier Mama, English style beers including the return of our Frogtown British Golden Ale, and art supplies by Sketchbook. Come in, settle in with a pie and a pint, and create a few decorative coasters to take home or post on our Coaster Wall. We’ll choose one coaster to feature on Facebook. Winner will get a $25 gift card.
OK, Sketchbook is fielding a team for the 2nd year, joining up with FEW Spirits. Come cheer Beth (team leader!) Ted, Curry, Cesar and more. Get tix here.
Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries 2017 Dodgeball Tournament - Sunday Funday
Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries Dodgeball Tournament
Featuring Specialty Beer Tappings + Guest Brewery Beers
Sunday, May 21 | 2PM-6PM | 21+
Goose Island Barrel House | 603 N. Sacramento Blvd.
Battle of the Breweries is near and dear to our hearts. It brings Chicago craft breweries and beer lovers together in our backyard, the Goose Island Barrel House. It's a celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week - and benefits a great cause.
A Chicago Craft Beer Week Event! Release of Big Fun, a beer made with heather and bog myrtle (brewed historically by Scottish women). brewed in collab with Barley’s Angels and Pink Boots Chicago in celebration of International Women’s Day.
$1 off each pint of Big Fun will benefit Step Up, a women’s charity working in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound and career-focused.
Learn more about the great work that Step Up does here https://www.suwn.org/
Come celebrate as Sketchbook's intimate DIY Tap Room turns one year old! On tap will be three special firkins (expect IPA & Hefeweizen fun), and we'll be tie-dying new tank-tops out back from noon until 4. Snacks, candles, frivolity...More details coming here or on our https://www.facebook.com/events/260730454389171/.
Just two years ago, we started filling growlers! This week, Sketchbook is celebrating our 2nd anniversary and offering a variety of discounts and special events.
DISCOUNTS ALL WEEK LONG:
20% off all merch glassware, growlers, apparel and accessories
WHAT A DEAL BOTTLES! $7 Lapwing 22 oz. & $6 Diapason Oktoberfest (4 packs)
NEW BOTTLE offerings starting Wednesday: Spiced Brown, and Barrel-Aged Ripe Now with Michigan Cherries.
LIVE TUNES TUESDAY: 11/22 Cajun with Hey Chere!
TAMALES WEDNESDAY: 11/23 Just $4, steamed and ready to go, this comfort food courtesy of Evanston's own Cocina Azteca. After 5 pm. AND WE ARE STAYING OPEN LATE -- till 11 pm.
CLOSED for THANKSGIVING
FIRKIN FRIDAY: 11/25 limited Tap Room pours of our Schwarzbier, a robust black lager in the German style.
SMALL BIZ SATURDAY: 11/26 limited Tap Room pours of a firkin of Spicy Snowy Owl (flavored with ancho and guajillo peppers).
SHOP LOCAL. Lots of local businesses are offering special deals on Saturday. Check them out here...there's even a trolley. Sketchbook is discounting merch 20% and will have a great line-up of beer.
Members of our cherished Community-Supported Brewery program will take over our two spaces tonight. We'll have live music and dancing, wonderful food and some special beers. Members will start with free pours, with a cash bar following. We'll be staging this event in two shifts. If you're a member, stay tuned for RSVP details. FREE of course.
If you want to join the CBS, last day for online purchase is 10.31.
Sketchbook will be streaming election night coverage--with a decided bent on progressive media outlets--starting around 5. Nasty women & irate men are welcome!
BYOF (bring your own food) or have pizza delivered to you in the Tap Room! This election has us all on edge--watch history being made in the comfort of your local pub. We'll have a lovely line-up of beer on tap, including our popular Smokey Jack, smoked pumpkin saison.
That's right: we've just installed a projector and will be streaming the games live in our Tap Room! Feel free to bring your own food, and get ready to watch history being made! We usually close at 6 on Sunday but will stay open until the show is over!
We are also offering 1/2 off your first full pour if you show up in costume!
Come out with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting, delicious local food, live music and beautiful fall weather! This year, in addition to Sketchbook and our Evanston pals - Smylie Brothers, Temperance Beer Co., Peckish Pig, and FEW Spirits- the festival will feature breweries from Chicago and the North Shore. New breweries, food vendors and bands to be announced soon! Learn more and buy tickets here.
During October--the fall enrollment period for our Community-Supported Brewery--we are sponsoring a Coaster Contest. See below for details. And read all about the coasts, and see lots of examples, by checking out Alice's blog entry.