Wool Street & Onion Pub & Brewery Owners, Mark Green, Mike & John Kainz - Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

When it comes to the art of brewing, serving and sampling craft beers, there are a few experts on the subject right here in Barrington. The owners of Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar and The Onion Pub & Brewery are teaming up to bring you locally brewed BEER, in a whole new way, on Wednesday nights!

Craft Corner Wednesdays Featuring Wild Onion Brews at Wool Street – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

Starting this fall, Wool Street is now offering on tap six craft beers currently produced at The Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington, and it gets even better…

Wool Street Bartender Serving Wild Onion Beer on Tap – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

They’re also hosting a regular “Craft Corner” beer event on the last Wednesday night of each month, featuring locally brewed beers and guest beer experts, like Onion Pub owners, brewers and distributors, Mike and John Kainz.

Wild Onion Brewery Beer Flight at Wool Street – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

It’s a new partnership that’s all about encouraging us to “drink local” and enjoy locally sourced and locally sold craft beers. “This concept of offering a locally brewed craft beer night with food pairings and education is totally new and unique to Barrington.”…

John Kainz Discusses Wild Onion Beer Flight with Wool Street Patrons – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

Wool Street owner, Mark Green says that he’s really proud to be featuring beers produced at Lake Barrington’s Onion Pub & Brewery. “I think it’s fabulous when two local entities can tag team together to bring a great product into Barrington in a way that fosters community pride and benefits our community infrastructure.”

Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar Owner, Mark Green Visits with Patrons – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

Wool Street owners, Mark and Mindi Green say featuring another local business for Craft Beer Wednesdays fits right in to their overall philosophy. “We believe a solid commitment to the community in which we live is good business practice and it’s our core business principle.”

Wool Street Owners, Mark and Mindi Green – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

Craft Corner Wednesdays will take place on the last Wednesday of each month.  But because of Halloween, the next Craft Corner Wednesday event will be at Wool Street (128 Wool Street), starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th. There is no admission fee.

Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar, 128 Wool Street in Barrington, Illinois

And stay tuned! Next week, we’ll be sharing what this new “drink local” partnership means to the man behind the beers.  Brewmaster, Mike Kainz gave us a tour of the Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington and shared some cool facts about the beer business which will publish, along with some great photos, on Monday of next week.

Mike Kainz Brewing Beer at Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington – Courtesy of Julie Linnekin

But first, we’re excited to introduce Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar as the latest members to join the Barrington Online Marketplace here at 365Barrington.com.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the history and highlights of Wool Street in the special feature we just published about this popular downtown Barrington bar and dining destination or visit their website at WoolStreetGrill.com.

In case you’re new to our site, here’s a quick look at how the Marketplace works…


At the beginning of each workweek, we introduce you to the latest local businesses & organizations that join our Barrington Online Marketplace by featuring them here at 365Barrington.com and via our weekly email newsletter. If you’d like to receive those emails, which will also include information about upcoming events in Barrington, we promise we’ll prove worthy of your email inbox. Just enter your email here and click “Submit”.

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You’ll find the new community resource at 365Barrington.com/Marketplace. To have your business, organization, home or event featured, visit 365Barrington.com/Advertise for more information or call Liz at 847-691-3150.

In the meantime, save me a seat at the bar. I’ll see you at Craft Corner Wednesdays!

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