Beer Releases: May 23- May 29, 2021


Graphic for Metal Monkey's Artisan Market

Metal Monkey's Artisan Market on June 12

Mark your calendars for Metal Monkey's Artisan Market for June 12.  This event is a curated mix of over 30 artists, makers, crafts and creatives.Food from Savory Crust, Music from JD Kostyke, and of course ... Beer from Metal Monkey.  It's free to attend, rain or shine, and family friendly.  Leashed dogs are allowed.  Click here to visit the event's Facebook page.

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Sunday, May 23

No beers released.

 Monday, May 24

Glass of beer on a table under an umbrella

12 Pointer, Nitro'd Up

Ike & Oak Brewing has brought back 12 Pointer, and they have it on the Nitro tap.  This is a White Stout.  It's full-bodied that's smooth and creamy with notes of cocoa and vanilla.

Tuesday, May 25

No beers scheduled.

Wednesday, May 26

Flapjack Fourth Anniversary Beer and food

Flapjack's Turning Four

Berwyn's Flapjack Brewery is turning four.  This year's anniversary beer is entitled Four Years Too Long.  The brew has been double dry hopped with Strata, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Centennial Hops.  It's a Pale Ale w/ one hopoil variant.  Get yours today, as well as some amazing food, at Flapjack!

Chela Chido

Welcome Back, Chela Chido!

Chela Chido is a collab between Goldfinger Brewing Company and Bar Chido.  It's an easy drinking Mexican-style lager.  Straw colored, light bodied, packing complex flavors of floral, earthy, and corn.

Thursday, May 27

The Dance of Joy

Metal Monkey Brewing's newest beer is a fruited sour named The Dance of Joy.  This gose is brewed with Pilsner & Wheat mealt along with coriander seed and sea salt.  They then added blueberry, blackberry, and pomegranate fruit post fermintation to create a light, taret, refreshing and easy drinking beer.

Friday, May 28


A Lot Going On Over The Horizon

What's on tap this Friday at Black Horizon?  Midnight Fist Fight, a Citrus Hazy with notes of pineapple, orange peel and bright citrus.  You'll get a creamy mouthfeel from the Wisconsin flaked wheat.  Also, SELTZER!  Horizon Seltzer is a sessionable seltzer that's been infused with lime.  Dry, crisp, citrusy.  New in cans at BHBC?  Midnight Fist FIght and Horizon IPA Vol. 18.  Horizon IPA Vol 18 is  an American IPA w/ Mosaic and African Queen hops.

Hazy IPA in front of two artificial flower pots

A Lockport - Lemont Teamup

Lockport's Nik & Ivy Brewing teamed up with Barrel & Vine, a new restaurant coming soon to Lemont, for this new Hazy IPA named B&V #1.  This Hazy IPA has a pillowy soft mouthfeel.  Brewed with Citra, Huell Melon, and Mosaic hops - you'll get a fresh berry aroma and taste layered with honey dew and tangerine. Also, Dellwood IPA will be back on tap as well at N&I.  

Cans of Garage Band Brewing's Comeback Kid

Summertime in a Can

Garage Band Brewing in Plainfield is teaming up with singer-songer Grant Milliren for GBB's first ever #ArtistBeer.  Comeback Kid is being released in cans.  You'll enjoy this pineapple and passionfruit sour ale.  And, if you get it today, you'll get to hear Grant play from 7pm - 10pm.

.Two beers from Rt66 Old School Brewing

New Release Day at Rt66 Old School Brewing

On the left, say hello to Mango is our Middle Name.  This is a teamup between Rt66 Old School Brewing and Unpossible Mead.  It's a Berliner Weiss with notes of mango and honey.  On the right is Downtown Brown, a roasty, nutty, and carmel Brown Ale.

Saturday, May 29

No beers scheduled.


Hot Spot Drops

We're going to list the date and location of craft beer drops along the Corridor.  Remember, these are all limited and subject to availability (just like everything in life, if you think about it).

Tuesday, May 25 - Iron&Glass (Romeoville)

Tuesday, May 25 - Iron&Glass (Romeoville)

Wednesday, May 26 - Iron&Glass (Romeoville)

Wednesday, May 26 - Iron&Glass (Romeoville)

Thursday, May 27 - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove)

Thursday, May 27 - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove)

Thursday, May 27 - Iron&Glass (Romeoville)

Sometime This Weekend - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove) and Iron&Glass (Romeoville)




Coming Soon

Coming Soon Graphic for Alter's Strawberry Squeeze

A New Squeeze

Alter Brewing Company's got a new squeeze!  If you loved Heavy Squeeze, their unfiltered lemon wheat ale ... you will love Strawberry Squeeze.  Coming soon!

Graphic about OSB's 2nd anniversary

A Blue Dream

Rt66 Old School Brewing's 2nd annviersary is coming up on June 12.  As you see at the bottom, they'll be having a special bottle release of Blue Dream.  


Scenes from the Corridor