Every May for 11 days. Sign up for your replacement liver now. (Official CCBW 2016 website here.)

Tuesday May 24
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille, 225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

Enjoy special brews featured only at Sweetwater during CCBW!

On tap:
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye
Heliostat - featured only at Sweetwater during CCBW!
Krankshaft Kolsch
Arc Welder Old Fashioned - our dark rye infused with vanilla, orange zest, and cherry juice - the first keg poured in Chicagoland!

Available in bottles:
Dynamo Copper Lager
Magnetron Schwarzbier

We'll be raffling off:
Six-packs of Magnetron Schwarzbier
Metro swag
Sweetwater Tavern GCs

And we just found out that some of our friends from Half Acre will be there too, pouring Tracy's absolute favorite Half Acre brew: Pony Pilsner. Coincidence? Maybe. Who cares!? Pony will be on tap!


Wednesday May 25, 7p
Jerry's Sandwiches - Andersonville, 5419 N Clark St, Chicago

SMASH Patio Party featuring Metropolitan Brewing, Green Flash, and Surly.

Metro Beers on tap:
1. Krankshaft Kolsch
2. Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our official CCBW beer
3. Rum barrel-aged Logganbier - our take on a traditional German Roggenbier, aged in a Tradewinds Taildragger Rum Barrel and named for our muscle-y Cellarman (the final of three kegs in existence)

Friends from all three breweries will be there drinking, conversing, and bonding. Be there!

Thursday May 26, 6-10p
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd, Elgin

Who says all the fun has to happen on the weekends?
Get ready for a night full of mayhem featuring guest bartenders Tracy Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing (Chicago) and Laura Von Brock of Destihl Brewery (Bloomington).  They’re turning over the taps (and the tunes!) to us and giving you a unique chance to interact with us and ask questions about our beers and breweries.

Metro Beers on tap:
1. Flywheel Bright Lager
2. Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our official CCBW beer
3. Magnetron Schwarzbier - World Beer Cup 2016 Silver Medal Winner

Tracy and Laura will be donating 100% of their guest-bartending tips to Write-Way Rescue.

Friday May 27, 6-9p
Bitter Pops, 3345 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

The Hop Review & Bitter Pops Present:
"Ultra Fresh Brews"

The best way to enjoy nearly any beer, is as fresh as you can possibly get your hands on it. When the beer leaves the brewery and begins an often long trek to your glass–the clock is ticking on those ultra fresh hop aromas, malty backbones, and yeasty esters we've all come to love.

It was with that love in mind, that for Chicago Craft Beer Week 2016, The Hop Review & new craft shop/tasting room, Bitter Pops, are working to bring the freshest beer available in Chicago to you–all in one place. Featuring over 20 locally brewed beers, all packaged within days of the event, this is the only place you'll be able to taste beer as it was meant to be—"ultra fresh," straight from the brewery to you.

Admission is free and the beer is available until it's gone. This will truly be the only time you will be able to taste these beers as fresh as they'll be, all on one night. Brewers, and representatives will be on hand from each brewery to answer your questions and discuss...freshness! Please RSVP here.

Metro beer on tap: Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our official CCBW beer