Thursday, January 17
Cask Night at SmallBar Division
January 17, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. SmallBar Division will be giving away 30 VIP tickets, which get you two drinks of cask ale, food, and a chance to mingle with brewers from Three Floyds, Half Acre and Solemn Oath. $20 2049 West Division St; event website.
Beyond the Weekend
Scofflaw Tap Takeover
January 21, 5 p.m. Six beers from Oskar Blues will be given its own tap tower for six weeks. Stay tuned for a beer dinner in February to pair will the delicious beers.3201 West Armitage Ave; event website
Baconfest Chefs Announced
April 20 125 restaurants will gather at the U.I.C. Forum to celebrate one thing and one thing only: bacon. The chefs for the event were just announced, so check out this list to see who made the cut. A portion of proceeds goes to Chicago's food banks. General Admission $100, goes on sale February 20. VIP $200, on sale now.725 West Roosevelt; event website