BEER DINNER: AD-LIB/CHANCES
Mar
27
6:00 pm18:00

BEER DINNER: AD-LIB/CHANCES

  • CHANCES BAR & VIDEO GAMING
Chef Rick Starr will be pairing up some great and unique food options with Tighthead's amazing beers. More details coming soon for the food menu but we will have Tighthead's Chocolate Malty Balls, Pitcher of Nectar and Hat Trick Tripel to name a few.
TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE
Apr
1
5:00 pm17:00

TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE

  • TINLEY PARK CONVENTION CENTER
The 2017 Brew & Vine is April 1st at the Tinley Park Convention Center. It is the only indoor beer, wine, and food festival of its kind in the Chicagoland area!
HYPER LOCAL CRAFT
Apr
22
4:00 pm16:00

HYPER LOCAL CRAFT

  • BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT
Come sample the best beer from 15 different breweries within 30 miles of the store. Light snacks will be provided. Free with Binny's Card.
LAKE ZURICH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
May
12
May 13

LAKE ZURICH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

  • HENRY J. PAULUS PARK
Barrel out to picturesque Henry J. Paulus Park on May 12th and 13th to enjoy the spring season with Lake Zurich’s Craft Beer Festival to celebrate unique beer and those who brew it!
BEER UNDER GLASS (BUG)
May
18
5:00 pm17:00

BEER UNDER GLASS (BUG)

  • GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY
Beer Under Glass ( “BUG”) is held at Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the largest and most stunning plant conservatories in the world. Event guests drink beer, explore the amazing plant collection throughout the conservatory’s eight interior show houses and wander through the beautiful gardens outside on the Conservatory grounds. This event is the kickoff event of the year (and of Chicago Craft Beer Week) and never disappoints with over 120 breweries from Illinois there to share. Beer Under Glass is a fundraising event benefiting the Conservatory’s programs and activities serving all Chicagoans and in particular our West Side neighbors.
GRAYSLAKE CRAFT BEER FEST
Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

GRAYSLAKE CRAFT BEER FEST

  • DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE
The Grayslake Craft Beer Festival is a celebration of art of brewing and local fundraising event.  There will be over 250 brews from more than 80 different breweries.
BARRINGTON BREW FEST
Jul
8
4:00 pm16:00

BARRINGTON BREW FEST

  • UNION PACIFIC METRA STATION
With nearly 50 brewers showcasing more than 90 different brews, Barrington’s Brew Fest has become the foremost beer fest in the Northwest suburbs!
NAPERVILLE ALE FEST
Jul
15
12:00 pm12:00

NAPERVILLE ALE FEST

  • NAPER SETTLEMENT
The 2017 Naperville Ale Fest – Summer Edition will take place on Saturday, July 15, and will feature over 200 unique American craft beers, live music and food from some of area’s favorite restaurants and food trucks. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer. A portion of the proceeds from the Naperville Ale Fest will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.
MILWAUKEE FIRKIN FEST
Jul
22
4:00 pm16:00

MILWAUKEE FIRKIN FEST

  • CATHEDRAL SQUARE PARK
The most eclectic beer festival in the area featuring 50 cask conditioned ales (firkins) and ciders.  This festival has a great vibe with the perfect combination of a unique brews, quality attendees and a welcoming venue in Cathedral Square Park..  Event goers can vote for their favorite firkin beer and help decide which brew is awarded the “Big Firkin Award.”
SOUTH LOOP BEER & CIDER FEST
Jul
29
4:00 pm16:00

SOUTH LOOP BEER & CIDER FEST

  • WOMEN'S PARK
The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest will consist of one afternoon session from 4:00pm – 7:30pm (3pm entry for VIP Guests). It will offer an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food and enjoy live music and craft beer-centric activities.
BORDER WARS BEER FEST
Aug
5
3:00 pm15:00

BORDER WARS BEER FEST

  • CELEBRATION PLACE ON LAKE MICHIGAN
This fest will feature Wisconsin and Illinois brewers in a friendly battle to see who takes home the “Willy”, a traveling trophy awarded to the state with the best brews as voted on by attendees at the fest. A Border War 5K run will be held prior to the fest, food truck cuisine and home brews will round out the line-up, and fest-goers can cheer on their state!
GREAT LAKES BREW FEST
Sep
16
2:00 pm14:00

GREAT LAKES BREW FEST

  • RACINE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
The Great Lakes Brew Fest features unlimited sampling of more than 250 craft beers and sodas from nearly 100 brewers on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

VERNON HILLS CRAFT BEER TASTING
Mar
11
5:00 pm17:00

VERNON HILLS CRAFT BEER TASTING

  • SULLIVAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Attention Craft Beer Aficionados! More than 15 area breweries will be pouring samples of their ales, lagers, and stouts. Taste the micro brews of the area’s most skilled brew masters while listening to live music by Dave Rudolf.
CHICAGO BEER FESTIVAL
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

CHICAGO BEER FESTIVAL

  • THE FIELD MUSEUM
The Chicago Beer Festival will take place at the Field Museum for a one of a kind experience -- a night at the museum! The event will featurie dozens of local and domestic breweries, sampling their spring seasonal beers.
DAY OF THE LIVING ALES
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

DAY OF THE LIVING ALES

  • BOTTOM LOUNGE
The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2017, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests.  Join us on March 4 in Chicago’s home for real ale.
lake county craft beer festival
Feb
18
5:00 pm17:00

lake county craft beer festival

  • LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
We are excited to host our 3rd annual “Lake County Craft Beer Festival”, and we hope you’ll join us. We’ve grown each year and will expand this year’s festival with over 50 craft brewers, more music, fun games & attractions, vendors and food.
WINTER WONDERLAND OF BEER
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

WINTER WONDERLAND OF BEER

  • MBPARK ROSEMONT
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is proud to present the Winter Wonderland of Beer, our very first outdoor #ILWinterFest! Come enjoy delicious beers from over 50 Illinois breweries while exploring all of the beauty of MBParkRosemont. Nine amazing restaurants surround the park for you to indulge in lunch or dinner.
BIG BAD BEER NIGHT
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

BIG BAD BEER NIGHT

  • BEER MARKET VERNON HILLS
Join us Thursday, February 9th at Beer Market in Vernon Hills, for Big Bad Beer Night. Chocolate Malty Balls will be on tap!