West Suburban Community Pantry will cap an extraordinary year of need in the Western Suburbs with an event designed to be relaxing, safe and fun. The group will host a virtual craft beer tasting and trivia night on Thursday, December 31 from 8-10 pm online.  The pantry, which serves communities throughout DuPage and Will County, hosting the live event in cooperation with Skeleton Key Brewery and Baig of Tricks Entertainment.

“During this pandemic, we continue to be aware of how important food is to all of us. As we work hard to serve an ever-increasing number of people in need, we have tried to be creative in growing awareness and raising funds,” says Pantry Executive Director Laura Coyle.  “We know many people will be staying in this New Year’s Eve so we are offering a way to enjoy some craft beer pairings and trivia while helping us to serve neighbors in need.”

The Head Brew Master from Skelton Key Brewery will share how food and beer complement each other by sampling four different styles of beer paired with four different flavors of mini pretzels in an interactive zoom presentation.  Pairing kits for purchase will include four 16oz cans of SKB beer (New England IPA, American Pale Ale, Kettle Sour, and Oatmeal Stout), and four 2oz bags of flavored mini pretzels from Pretzel Crack (Cheeseburger, Cinnamon Roll, Dill Pickle, and Jalapeno Cheddar).

Following the tasting, Baig of Tricks will present general knowledge trivia. Participants can purchase Trivia Tickets for $25 per team or household. NYE Beer & Pretzels Pairing Kits are $25 plus tax (purchased directly from Skeleton Key Brewery.) The kit can also be purchased with a limited-edition Skeleton Key Snowflake 7oz Tasting Glass for $35.00 plus tax. 100% of the proceeds will go to West Suburban Community to help feed our neighbors in need.  For more information or to register visit www.wscpantry.org.