Sketchbook Brewing Co.

Evanston's Community-Supported Brewery

Tuesday - Thursday, noon to 10 pm
Friday - Saturday, noon to 11 pm
Sunday, noon to 8 pm
Closed Monday


Custer Street Fair
Jun
17
Jun 18

Custer Street Fair

Stay tuned for more details..but here's one thing we do know. Sketchbook Brewing will be the exclusive beer vendor this year. Yep. We're proud.

 

2nd Saturday Tour
Jun
10
3:00 pm15:00

2nd Saturday Tour

$10 per person. This tour includes brewing insights from a head brewer and samples of Sketchbook brews. PLUS one free full pour at the Tap Room and a 12 oz. Belgian glass.  Enter from the 821 Chicago Ave. Tap Room. 

English Pub Night: Pint & a Pie & a Pencil
May
21
5:00 pm17:00

English Pub Night: Pint & a Pie & a Pencil

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.

Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries
May
21
2:00 pm14:00

Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries

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.

Big Fun: Beer Release
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Big Fun: Beer Release

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/

2nd Saturday Tour
Apr
8
3:00 pm15:00

2nd Saturday Tour

$10 per person. This tour includes brewing insights from a head brewer and samples of Sketchbook brews. PLUS one free full pour at the Tap Room and a 12 oz. Belgian glass.  Enter from the 821 Chicago Ave. Tap Room. 

Sketchbook Turns Two
Nov
22
Nov 27

Sketchbook Turns Two

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-Only 2nd Birthday Party
Nov
21
6:00 pm18:00

Members-Only 2nd Birthday Party

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. 

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE STREAMING
Nov
8
5:00 pm17:00

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE STREAMING

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. 

Cubs @ Sketchbook (Game 5)
Oct
30
7:00 pm19:00

Cubs @ Sketchbook (Game 5)

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!

carved by our own Sean Curry

carved by our own Sean Curry

Cubs @ Sketchbook (Game 4)
Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Cubs @ Sketchbook (Game 4)

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! 

Evanston Oktoberfest
Oct
16
12:00 pm12:00

Evanston Oktoberfest

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.

2nd Saturday Tour
Oct
8
3:00 pm15:00

2nd Saturday Tour

$10 per person. This tour includes brewing insights from a head brewer and samples of Sketchbook brews. PLUS one free full pour at the Tap Room and a 12 oz. Belgian glass.  Enter from the 821 Chicago Ave. Tap Room.   

Live Tunes Tuesday
Sep
6
7:00 pm19:00

Live Tunes Tuesday

Every Tuesday night Sketchbook livens it up with Live Tunes.  Expect Irish tonight...but check our facebook page for details. 

Live Tunes Tuesday
Aug
30
7:00 pm19:00

Live Tunes Tuesday

Every Tuesday night Sketchbook livens it up with Live Tunes.  Expect Cajun tonight...but check our facebook page for details. 

Live Tunes Tuesday
Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

Live Tunes Tuesday

Every Tuesday night Sketchbook livens it up with Live Tunes.  Expect Irish tonight...but check our facebook page for details. 

Live Tunes Tuesday
Aug
16
7:00 pm19:00

Live Tunes Tuesday

Every Tuesday night Sketchbook livens it up with Live Tunes.  Sometimes Irish, sometimes Cajun...check our facebook page for details. 

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