10:00 am - 10:00 pm 🍺 Dark Lord Day Weekend 2018
The Open Bottle, 7101 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL 708‑263‑0449 🌎
The SPIN WHEEL is back! All day long we will spin the wheel every hour for any additional special discounts or promotions!
Tasting out Three Floyds Dark Lord 2018 Variant (variant TBA).
12-7 pm: Join us as we tap our final special tapping for our Dark Lord Day Weekend 2018... Goose Island's 2014 Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout!
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 🍺 Sunday Brunch Special
Public House, 400 N. State St., Chicago, IL 312‑265‑1240 🌎
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 🍺 Kill the Queen!
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339 🌎
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 - 5:30 pm 🍺 Brews, Bags & Art
Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW 🌎
UPDATE: "Wanna know what sucks? Rain messing with a bags tournament, that's what.
We're sorry to tell everyone that we have to postpone our "Brews, Bags & Art" tournament that was scheduled for tomorrow, May 20. The weather forecast just ain't cooperating.
Please join us on our RAIN DATE of Sunday, June 3, for this awesome event.
If there's a silver lining, it's this: our art auction featuring all the hand painted tournament boards will be live tomorrow! We can't wait to show it to you!!!!"
It's a bags tournament and charity art auction rolled into one! Join us Sunday in the HTH parking lot for some competitive bean bag tossing & a whole lot of fun. Only 32 teams can play, so sign up here lickety-split. We'll have music by These Old Men They Play Records and Cathy Sorich with Marvelous Faces Face Painting. Plus HTH craft beers & gourmet dogs. No Cover--spectators encouraged!
Teams of 2 players over 21 will compete, using cornhole tournament boards that have been hand painted by talented local artists. After the tournament, HTH will auction off the boards. Proceeds will benefit Beverly Area Planning Association, Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association, Southwest Chicago Diversity Collaborative - SCDC, and Beverly Area Arts Alliance. "Brews, Bags & Art" is planned in conjunction with Illinois Craft Beer Week.
Details & registration at horsethiefbrewing.com/brews-bags-art/
11:00 am 🍺 Werk Force/Alter Collab Bottle Release
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL 815‑531‑5557 🌎
Tender Hugs: A Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Peach & Apricot Kettle Sour Collaboration Brew w/ Alter Brewing Co.
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 🍺 Bavarian Brunch
Burnt City Brewing, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773‑295‑1270 🌎
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. We’re serving up all your German favorites including Schnitzel and Waffles, Bratwurst Breakfast Sandwiches and more!
We don’t always do brunch, but when we do, we do it right.
11:00 am - 11:00 pm 🍺 ICBW at Beerhead
Beerhead Bar & Eatery, 1270 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 847‑955‑1900 🌎
Tapping Revolution Coup d'Etat
11:30 am - 9:00 pm 🍺 Post-Dark Lord Day 2018
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW 🌎
Stop by the Station on Sunday to help us “Kill the Kegs” from our Dark Lord week event, with a Party on the Caboose Deck, with Pint Specials & Bags!
12:00 pm 🍺 Illinois Craft Beer Week at Temperance
Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 🌎
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 🍺 30th Anniversary Event - Pregame Lunch and Postgame Party
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071 🌎
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 🍺 Sour Beer Fest
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773‑472‑2771 🌎
On Sunday, Delilah’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 – 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 Année 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 - 11:30 pm 🍺 Imperial Oak ICBW Tapping
Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 🌎
Every day during Illinois Craft Beer week we will be tapping a different barrel aged beer! Today we are tapping our Chardonnay barrel aged Beermuda Triangle Belgian Tripel. Get it while it lasts!
12:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Gino's Sunday Funday
Gino's Brew Pub, 500 N. LaSalle St., Chicago 312-988-4200 🌎
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 🍺 West Coast Brews - Navy Pier Beer Cruise
Mystic Blue - Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 595-7437 🌎
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 🍺 The Hemperor HPA Chicago Launch Party
GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 549-2050 🌎
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.
1:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 May Beer Choir
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd., Elgin, IL 224‑238‑3527 🌎
Join Beer Choir - NW Chicago Suburbs for the first of several events over the summer at Plank Road Tap Room. Make sure you download the new hymnal at beerchoir.com and we will be outside on the patio! Plank Road Tap Room is a 21-and-over venue, no children under 21. Parking may be limited so please carpool or uber!
1:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Homebrew Thunderdome
Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster Ave., Chicago 773‑654‑3104 🌎
"30 beers enter, 3 beers leave"
Chicago Craft Beer Week is a whole lot of fun for breweries and bars. We are changing it up a bit this year and promoting the homebrew community.
Sunday May 20th we are hosting a homebrew festival back in the brewery space. This is a special event where the community gets to hang out in the brewery and a chance to try over 25 different homebrews from various home brewers that belong to one of Chicago's many homebrew clubs. You also get to vote for your top three favorite beers. We will be awarding the winners with special trophies.
Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite, and all of the proceeds are being donated. 50% goes back to the homebrew clubs that participate and the other 50% is going to a program to help feed children during the summer when they are not in school.
Participating Homebrew Clubs include Square Kegs, CHAOS, Evanston, HOPS, Logan Square, Empirical Staff, and more to join.
2:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Whale Bottle Share
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773‑916‑6421 🌎
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 🍺 Goose Island's 5th Annual Battle of the Breweries Dodgeball Tournament
Goose Island Barrel House, 603 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago 🌎
Beer. Dodgeball. Charity. And more than a few grudge matches.
Battle of the Breweries brings beer lovers and Chicagoland breweries together in our backyard. Its a single-elimination dodgeball tournament that features 30+ teams all comprised of 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 through Brown Paper Tickets. includes 6 beer tokens, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the ICBG. No refunds.
Interested in sitting courtside, drinking whales, and being waited on hand-and-foot? Check out the VIP Experience: Go
Food: Girl and the Goat, DönerMen, The Fat Shallot, Yum Dum, 5411 Empanadas, Bub City
Specialty beers: 2013 BCS Templeton Rye, 2015 BCS Rare, 2016 BCS Prop, 2017 BCS Northwoods, 2017 BCS Reserve, 2017 BCS Proprietors
3:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 Beer LARP: Chicago Craft Beer Week Tournament
Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago 872‑206‑2859 🌎
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!
6:30 - 9:00 pm 🍺 3rd Sunday Bottle Share
ZümBier, 3232 Monroe, Waukegan, IL (847) 420-7313 🌎
Every third Sunday we shut down the tap room and re-open at 6:30 for one of the finest bottle shares y’all ever return your entry fee is 22 ounces + bottle of rare, unusual, or hard to find beer