TINLEY PARK, IL — There was a non-stop crowd at the Open Bottle in Tinley Park on Saturday evening as throngs of people came for the release of their new beer: Santa’s Cookies & Milk Stout. The annual event involves some tasty beer and a sizable donation to Tinley Wish.
Every year, they brew the imperial milk stout with a particular cookie in mind. This year, their favorite happens to be a national favorite: Girl Scout samoa cookies.
Patrick Bisch, who co-owns the Open Bottle with his wife, Julie Bisch, told Patch there was an upbeat crowd at the bar Saturday at the release. “The Open Bottle prides itself on raising money for a variety of causes and organizations,” he said.
They work with Hailstorm Brewing to brew the beer. “Each year we donate $1 from every bottle sold to Tinley Wish, a local charity organization that raises money for Tinley Park families in need,” Bisch said. If they sell the whole stock of Santa’s Cookies & Milk Stout, the charity will see at least $1,500 from the beer sales.
“Tinley Wish is a unique local charity that directly supports families in our Tinley Park community. Their mission and execution on giving back to the community is commendable, and we plan to always support them with our Santa’s Cookies & Milk Stout release,” Bisch said.
To try the beer, visit Hailstorm Brewing, the Open Bottle, or visit the Open Bottle website to reserve some.
Photo credit: Patrick Bisch, used with permission