Binny's Glencoe Tasting
Dec
10
3:00 pm15:00

Binny's Glencoe Tasting

  • Binny's Glencoe

Come see our brand ambassador at the Binny's in Glencoe. They'll be pouring samples of our year-round and seasonal beers.

Binny's Skokie
Dec
3
1:00 pm13:00

Binny's Skokie

  • Binny's Skokie

Stop by the Binny's in Skokie to try Empirical's year-round and seasonal offerings.

Kuma's Corner Schaumburg Tap Takeover
Nov
29
5:00 pm17:00

Kuma's Corner Schaumburg Tap Takeover

Burgers, beer and metal at Kuma's Corner in Schaumburg. We'll have 6 beers on tap including a limited-release Scotch Ale.

Full Tap List:

  • Infinity IPA
  • Comet SMaSH
  • Up Quark Passion Fruit Pale Ale
  • Experimental Scotch Ale
  • Resonance Honey Rye Cream
  • Graviton: Barrel-aged Barleywine
Black Beer Wednesday
Nov
23
Nov 24

Black Beer Wednesday

The night before Thanksgiving is often referred to as Black Wednesday (or Blackout Wednesday). In honor of that, we've brewed some new dark beers and we're serving them on Wednesday, November 23rd. We'll also be tapping the very last keg of Sublimation: Bourbon Barrel-aged Porter with Smoked Paprika and Fresh and Dried Chiles.

Black Wednesday Tap List:

  • Blackened Heart - Imperial Stout
  • Coffee Blackened Heart
  • Black Ale
  • Milk Stout
  • Sublimation
  • Singularity Oatmeal Stout
  • Phase Transition Robust Porter

Additionally, Bruges Brothers will be here to keep you well fed all night.

Taste of Ravenswood
Nov
18
6:00 pm18:00

Taste of Ravenswood

  • Ravenswood Event Center

The Taste of Ravenswood is Friday, November 18th at the Ravenswood Event Center. This year's event will pair local breweries and distilleries with local restaurants. Empirical is partnering with Sweet Virginia's Kitchen, a soon-to-open restaurant in Ravenswood. We're pairing our Up Quark Passion Fruit Pale Ale with a sweet ancho pepper turkey chili. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Beer Hoptacular 2016
Nov
5
12:00 pm12:00

Beer Hoptacular 2016

  • Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

Beer Hoptacular is back for 2016, at a new location. Empirical will be there pouring Infinity IPA and Chromatic Imperial Red Ale. Two sessions take place between noon and 4 PM and 6 and 10 PM

Taproom Anniversary Party
Nov
4
Nov 5

Taproom Anniversary Party

  • Empirical Brewery Taproom

It's hard to believe our taproom has been open for almost a year. We'd like to thank everyone who has visited us over the last year-whether it was once or once a week-by throwing a big two day party on Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th featuring:

Rogers Park Social Tap Takeover
Oct
21
Oct 22

Rogers Park Social Tap Takeover

  • Rogers Park Social

Join us at Rogers Park Social for a tap takeover featuring four Empirical beers:

  • Infinity IPA
  • Singularity Oatmeal Stout
  • Chromatic Imperial Red Ale
  • Comet SMaSH: a special, taproom-only beer
Beard-Tober
Oct
16
3:00 pm15:00

Beard-Tober

  • Empirical Brewery Taproom

It's part pageant, part dog show! Empirical is hosting Beard-Tober in our taproom. The cost $20 for each contestant to enter and you'll receive a limited-edition Beard-Tober t-shirt.

Categories:

  • Full beard (under 6") 
  • Full Beard (over 6") 
  • Partial beard
  • Mustache
  • Follicly challenged (get creative)


The winner of each category receives $25 Empirical Gift Card and a gift certificate from Esquire Barber Shop or Father & Son Barber shop and moves on to BEST IN SHOW final round.

Audience picks the best in show winner, by buying a ballot for $10. The Best In Show winner receives a $100 in cash, their image hung in the taproom as Beard-Tober winner 2016 and a life time of bragging rights.

All money raised goes to the Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry.

Sign up in the taproom or by emailing steve.milford@empiricalbrewery.com