Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: The Bears and The Beers

By Sarah Freeman  |  November 7, 2013

Are you ready to drink a lot of beer? Good, because BeerHoptacular is back with 150 breweries from around the country that will sample their finest suds during three tasting session (one on Friday evening and two on Saturday). Tickets for each session cost $40, with VIP admission available for $85. The event will be held at Lacuna Artist Studio in Pilsen and shuttles will be running from the Roosevelt L station. Purchase tickets online.

Cocktails, meet chocolate truffles. Tasty truffles, meet boozy cocktails. Now that we are all acquainted, get in on this union during Katherine Anne Confections’ chocolate party at North Shore Distillery. The evening will showcase five truffles paired with five cocktails, including ginger caramels with a Lavender Sour libation. Tickets cost $30 (847-574-2499).

The Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions, and house-cured Chicago-style dogs take on Detroit Coney-style dogs at Old Town Social. Kick-off for both competitions is at noon. The game will be shown on 23 TVs and hot dogs will be served along with drink specials throughout the game (312-266-2277).