ICBW Tapping
Old Town Pour House, 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, IL 630‑601‑1440 ๐ŸŒŽ
Tapping a new beer every day during ICBW.
May 20: Whiner Bubble Tub

 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Sunday Brunch Special
Public House, 400 N. State St., Chicago, IL 312‑265‑1240 ๐ŸŒŽ
Open Faced Waffle Sandwich w/ crispy chicken, white gravy infused with Founders Backwards Bastard, fried egg & smashed potatoes $14 Featuring: Founders Backwoods Bastard Scotch Ale 11.2% / 12oz Bottle / $7

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Kill the Queen!
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339 ๐ŸŒŽ
The last of our Drama Queen, Woodford Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, will be tapped. Very limited supplies! $5 beer of the Day all day!

 

11:00 am ๐Ÿบ Werk Force/Alter Collab Bottle Release
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL 815‑531‑5557 ๐ŸŒŽ
Tender Hugs: A Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Peach & Apricot Kettle Sour Collaboration Brew w/ Alter Brewing Co.

 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Bavarian Brunch
Burnt City Brewing, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773‑295‑1270 ๐ŸŒŽ
A Craft Beer Week Sunday means we're back with another Bavarian Brunch! Raise your stein to Sunday Funday with a specialty menu, beer cocktails and stein specials from 11am-2pm. Weโ€™re serving up all your German favorites including Schnitzel and Waffles, Bratwurst Breakfast Sandwiches and more!
We donโ€™t always do brunch, but when we do, we do it right.

 

11:30 am - 9:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Post-Dark Lord Day 2018
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW ๐ŸŒŽ
Stop by the Station on Sunday to help us โ€œKill the Kegsโ€ from our Dark Lord week event, with a Party on the Caboose Deck, with Pint Specials & Bags!

 

12:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Illinois Craft Beer Week at Temperance
Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 ๐ŸŒŽ
We're celebrating Illinois Craft Beer Week at Temperance with seven days of new beers!
All tappings start when the Tap Room opens, until we run out.
Sunday 5/20: Rhubarb Cream Basement Party

 

12:00 - 11:00 pm ๐Ÿบ 30th Anniversary Event - Pregame Lunch and Postgame Party
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071 ๐ŸŒŽ
Join us at the Clybourn Brewhouse before and after the Battle of the Breweries Dodgeball Tournament. Show us your Battle of the Breweries ticket and receive 25% off your bill. Sofie-Mosa specials all day.

 

12:00 - 5:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Sour Beer Fest
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773‑472‑2771 ๐ŸŒŽ
On Sunday, Delilahโ€™s will be hosting our annual tasting of Lambic and Sour Beers. We will be tasting every possible variety of the spontaneously fermented Belgian Lambic beers that we can get our hands on - including but not limited to : Drie Fonteinen, Lindemans, Liefmans, Hanssens, Chapeau, Mort Subite, St. Louis, Timmermans, Girardin, Belle Vue, Oud Beersel, Cantillon & Boon.
We will have multiple vintages of Drie Fonteinen Gueuze from a cast of over a dozen different Gueuzes, some very rare straight Lambic, a few highly sought after Faros (young Lambic flavored with candy sugar and spices) and a complete selection of fruit based Lambics (Framboise, Kriek, Peche...) all flavors and all possible intensities -- around fifty Lambics in multiple vintages will be on hand.
Various representative American and International Sour Beers will also be available โ€“ again, including but not limited to: New Belgium Brewing Co. La Folie, Goose Island Lolita, Destihl Brewery, Panil Barrique, Petrus, BFM, Rodenbach, Jolly Pumpkin, The Bruery, Paradox Beer Company, Prairie Artisan Ales, Scorched Earth Brewing Co., Une Annรฉe Brewery and more!
This is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new Sour Beer enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado.
Tasting is $20 for 20 sample tickets.
Feel free to call with any questions 773 472 2771

 

12:00 - 4:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Gino's Sunday Funday
Gino's Brew Pub, 500 N. LaSalle St., Chicago 312-988-4200 ๐ŸŒŽ
This is the night we tap the Gino's/CHAOS collab Dubbel brewed by John Gammal! Come congratulate John on his winning recipe (and help support our partner) by buying a few pints!
Gino's has a happy hour special from 3:00-6:00 if you want to get there early.
Gino's needs a head count three days before the event. Please RSVP by clicking "I will attend" at https://chaosbrewclub.net/event/ginoschaos-dubbel-tapping-party (small font just above the comments box).

 

12:30 - 3:30 pm ๐Ÿบ West Coast Brews - Navy Pier Beer Cruise
Mystic Blue - Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 595-7437 ๐ŸŒŽ
Welcome aboard the first Craft Beer Cruise of the season! This cruise showcases some of the most unique and crafty brews from the West Coast beer scene. Enjoy craft brews from the states of California, Oregon and Washington while taking in the incredible views of the Chicago skyline aboard the Mystic Blue. 
Where else can you experience all these craft beers from our friends on the West Coast without having to leave Chicago?
In addition to beer sampling and bites from the Mystic Blue's Moonlight Buffet Menu, attendees will receive a complimentary souvenir pint glass and enjoy a live DJ, three levels of enclosed tasting pace, as well as two outer decks.
Tickets: $54 thought the event's Facebook page.
Participating Breweries & Cider Makers (So far)
2 Towns Ciderhouse - Corvallis, OR
Anchor Brewing - San Francisco, CA
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits - San Diego, CA
Deschutes Brewery - Bend, OR
Pacific Coast Cider - Lodi, CA
North Coast Brewing Co. - Fort Bragg, CA
Brewery line-up subject to change.
Sampling is open only to those ages 21 and older with valid ID. 
Looking just for a cruise? Purchase our Cruise Only ticket and enjoy the festival atmosphere and cruise with your friends!

 

1:00 - 4:00 pm ๐Ÿบ The Hemperor HPA Chicago Launch Party
GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 549-2050 ๐ŸŒŽ
New Belgium Brewing Co. Presents The Hemperor HPA Launch Party!
with Local Hemp Vendors and DJ set by @DAVE MATA (Soul Summit)
Vendors include Patagonia, Entourage Clinical Services, Inc., and more to come.
For each Hemperor HPA purchased, New Belgium will donate a minimum of $1 for Illinois Stewardship Alliance to help their fight in legalizing the growth of industrial hemp for Illinois farmers.
We invite you experience our groundbreaking hops & hemp creation.

 

2:00 - 7:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Whale Bottle Share
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773‑916‑6421 ๐ŸŒŽ
Whale bottle share and rare tapped beers from several local breweries (TBA)! Bring in your whales and favorite beers and share them with these breweries and fellow beer lovers.
Also, taste a special small batch beer release by head brewer, Trevor Rose-Hamblin, and the OIB brew crew!

 

2:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Goose Island's 6th Annual Battle of the Breweries Dodgeball Tournament
Goose Island Barrel House, 603 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago  ๐ŸŒŽ
Goose Island's 6th Annual Battle of the Breweries Dodgeball Tournament returns on May 11th.
Battle of the Breweries brings beer lovers and Chicagoland breweries together in our backyard. It's a single-elimination dodgeball tournament that features 36 Illinois breweries battling head-to-head for bragging rights and The Cup. And this year, 100% of proceeds benefit the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.
Tickets: $25 (Brown Paper Tickets) - includes 6 beer tokens, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the ICBG. No refunds.
Specialty Beers: 2015 Bourbon County Stout Rare โ€ข 2017 Bourbon County Stout Proprietors โ€ข 2017 Bourbon County Stout Coffee โ€ข 2018 Bourbon County Midnight Orange โ€ข 2018 Bourbon County Wheatwine โ€ข 2018 Bourbon County Stout Vanilla

 

3:00 - 6:00 pm ๐Ÿบ Beer LARP: Chicago Craft Beer Week Tournament
Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago 872‑206‑2859 ๐ŸŒŽ
To celebrate Illinois Craft Beer Week, some of your favorite breweries will compete against one another in a very special afternoon gaming event we are calling BEER LARP.
All beers and ciders from our competitors will be on draft special all day and night. Feel free to join the festivities as a spectator, but watch out; you may be asked to "LARP" as one of the breweries to help them earn a higher score!*
Participants include Aleman Brewing & Taproom, Around the Bend Beer Co., Avery Brewing Co., BrewDog, Founders Brewing Co., Metropolitan Brewing, Off Color Brewing, Temperance Beer Co., Twisted Hippo, Virtue Cider
*Trust us, it will make more sense when you get here. Just come drink cheap craft beer and be ready to play games!