Belgium tap takeover
New Belgium Brewery takes over the Bavarian Lodge Friday, Dec. 14, featuring nine drafts on tap and two cask-conditioned ales. Drafts include New Belgiumís Vivant Biere De Garde, Lost Abbey Brett Bier, Alpine Super IPA, Peach Porch Lounger, Frambozen, Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout, Ranger IPA, Snow Day and Trippel. Cast beers are the 1554 Black Ale and the Belgo IPA. Bring in two nonperishable food items to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Drive and take home a free New Belgium beer glass.
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave., Lisle. (630) 241-4701 or bavarianlodge.com.
Revisit the soul of Billís Blues on Wednesdays at the Hilton Orrington. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, catch Laura Joy, Heather Styka and Emily White. The second set starts at 8:30 p.m. and is a Billís Blues Jam Revisited ó an all-star Chicago blues band with a revolving group of performers who sign up that night. Drink specials include $4 well drinks and $10 pitchers of Miller Lite. No cover.
Billís Blues at Indigo Lounge in the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston. (847) 338-1117.
Get hoppy at a free tasting of Emmettís Brewing Companyís latest beer. Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, sample the American IPA ó a full-bodied beer brewed with extra hops. All pints of Emmettís own brews are $3 each that night.
Emmettís Brewing Company, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 434-8500 or emmettsbrewingcompany.com.
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