DO YOU TWEED?
Then help us bring Tweed to the Burbs!
Please join the BBC
on Sunday, 3 October for The Last of the Summer Tweed Rides
. We will gather at O’Sullivan’s Public House
We hope to depart at 1pm for Villa Park's Lunar Brewpub
. We'll be following the Illinois Prairie Path
, the oldest Rails to Trails
bike-path in the Colonies. The route map is here
Lunar is a palace for craft beer fanatics. it creates 40 different beers a year, with at least one new brew each week. On tap all the time are Moondance IPA, Raspberry Cream Ale and Total Eclipse Oatmeal Stout. Expect big Belgians during the holidays and season beers for Oktoberfest and St. Patrick's Day. If you're craving something more substantial that the snacks on hand (pizza, popcorn, pretzels and nuts), choose from the delivery menus behind the bar and have a meal brought in from a local restaurant.
After quaffing a few choice pints, we'll proceed to our picnic at The Sheldon Peck Homestead
. You can pick up victuals & libations at any number of fine establishments
in close proximity to the brewery. The homestead was a station on The Underground Railroad
where escaping slaves hid. Peck was an abolitionist as were many of the townspeople in the area. His youngest son, Frank Peck, recalled as many as seven slaves at a time hidden in the house.And don't forget to...