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Tastings Around Town

Updated: January 13, 2013 6:02AM

2100 W. Irving Park

Chef Victor Leon serves up appetizers and a complimentary beverage, including beer, glass of wine, call cocktails or champagne, during the Holiday Customer Appreciation party from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13. A $10 donation is suggested. Proceeds benefit Christopher House. Call (773) 478-2100; .

AJ Hudson’s Public House, 3801 N. Ashland

Sample an array of holiday brews during the 12 Beers of Christmas school event at 8 p.m. Dec. 13; $30. Jon Lindemann of Louis Glunz Beer Company will be on hand to guide visitors through the brews, which will include Capital Winter Skal, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Gouden Carols Christmas Ale, Wittekerke Winter White Ale, Samiclaus Helles, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Newcastle Winter IPA, Innis & Gunn Winter Beer, Southern Tier 2xMas, Delirium Noel, St. Bernardus Xmas Ale and Affligem Noel. Visit .

Le Bar, 20 E. Chestnut

Salute France’s Alsace region during Solstice Soiree, 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13. The cocktail of the evening will be Cerise Blossom (brandy, Kirsch Vieux cherry brandy, triple sec, grenadine and lemon juice with a cherry garnish); $13. Call (312) 324-4063;

Gordon Biersch
Restaurant& Brewery, 639 E. Boughton, Bolingbrook
Join Chef Simon Sulaica and Master Brewer John Wyzkiewicz for a Winterbock Beer dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16; $50. Visit .

Denise I. O’Neal

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