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A Half Acre brewery tour, the new Empty Bottle farmers' market, the authors of The Fallingwater Cookbook, and more.
Reps from Peak Organic Brewing discuss their IPA, Maple Oat Ale, and two other brews to be determined; all four will be offered in flights of five-ounce pours for $6.50; dishes like beer-cheese dip and beer-battered onion rings will also incorporate Peak brews. 7-9 PM, Dunlays on the Square, 3137 W. Logan, 773-227-2400.
Galleria Liqueurs hosts a tasting of more than 40 champagnes and sparklers; there'll also be appetizers and music. 6:30-9:30 PM, 3409 N. Southport, 312-857-6200, $10.
Half Acre Beer Company owner Gabriel Magliaro leads a ChicaGourmets tour of the North Center brewery, offering four eight-ounce samples along the way. (Magliaro also offers free informal brewery tours Saturdays at 1 PM; register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.) 2-3:15 PM and 3:30-4:45, Half Acre Beer Company, 4257 N. Lincoln, 847-275-3918, $25.
The Empty Bottle launches a monthly winter farmers’ market featuring vegetables, herbs, wool, jellies, and more from local vendors including Videnovich Farms, Tomato Mountain Farm, and Earth First Farms; cash bar. 11 AM-5 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401.
For the Culinary Historians of Chicago program The View From the Kitchen: An Upstairs-Downstairs Look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Famous House, Suzanne Martinson and Linda Mitzel discuss The Fallingwater Cookbook: Elsie Henderson’s Recipes and Memories, based on interviews with the former cook at Fallingwater. A ChicaGourmets luncheon at Devon Seafood Grill follows (12:30 PM, 39 E. Chicago, $50). 10 AM-noon, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark, 708-788-0338, firstname.lastname@example.org, $5.