11:00 am - 11:00 pm 🍺 ICBW at Beerhead
Beerhead Bar & Eatery, 1270 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 847‑955‑1900 🌎
Tapping Noon Whistle Gummypocalypse
Happy Hour 4-7pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 🍺 Three Pepper Ale
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339 🌎
We are bringing back 2014 GABF winner, Three Pepper Ale. This Kölsch is infused with roasted Anaheim, Poblano and Jalapeño peppers. $5 Beer of the Day all day!
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 Bourbon barrel aged I Must Break You Russian Imperial Stout. Get it while it lasts!
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.
Monday 5/21: Peach Greenwood Beach
5:00 pm - 1:00 am 🍺 Saisonathon 2018
Pub Royale, 2049 W. Division St., Chicago 773‑661‑6874 🌎
We've brought it back - this time to Illinois Craft Beer Week! Last year's Saisonathon was a huge success, with over 10 locally made saisons being poured and enjoyed. While the focus of Saisonathon is still the Chicago-area saison, we're expanding our radius to include saisons from other areas of the United States.
We will have saisons from:
Corridor Brewery & Provisions - Jam Jam Bigelow (blackberry saison)
Temperance Beer Co. - Birdsong (tequila barrel-aged with cucumbers)
Afterthough Brewing, Whiner Beer Co., Middle Brow Beer Co., Oxbow Brewing Company, Transient Artisan Ales, Hop Butcher for the World, Lo Rez Brewing, Cruz Blanca Cervecería & Taquería
with more to come!
Come out, have a saison, and pair it with some of Pub Royale's delicious food! Free admission!
5:00 - 11:59 pm 🍺 CCBW: A Belgian and a Scot walk into a bar
Sovereign Restaurant, 24205 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 815‑556‑8577 🌎
Join us during Chicago Craft Beer Week for a special tapping of Around the Bend Beer Co.'s Barrel-aged Wee Heavy collaboration with AleSmith Brewing Co., as well as Pretty Lights Belgian Style Triple with Almond and Cranberry.
5:30 - 9:30 pm 🍺 Mini-FOBAB!
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago 312‑638‑0700 🌎
Join us for mini - Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FOBAB)! We'll be featuring barrel aged awesomeness, from our cellar as well as from some of our most awesome industry friends. The lineup is looking pretty killer! House and Guest beers will be announced as they are confirmed! Sample 20+ specialty brews in an intimate setting. Food is included as well, with a selection of Chef McCoy's house cured & smoked sausages, fruit, artisan breads & cheeses. Tickets at $45, plus tax. Doors will open at 5pm and event begins at 5:30pm.
Sexy quads Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels 30 months
Sexy quads Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels 6 months
Clare's Right Hook American Barleywine aged in Woodford Reserve barrels 16 months
Indignant Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels 7 months
Clare's Thirsty Ale Imperial Stout with Raspberries aged in Woodford Reserve barrels 7 months
Coffee Indignant aged in Woodford REserve barrels 7 months
Confirmed Guest Beers:
Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya® Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Vanilla (2016), Dosvidanya® Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
Greenbush Brewing Co. Barrel Aged 1825
Half Acre Beer Co. 2017 Big Hugs
Sun King Brewery Whipfight barrel aged Wee heavy with notes of chocolate and pecan
Miskatonic Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Craven
Begyle Brewing Co., BuckleDown Brewing, Solemn Oath Brewery, Hailstorm Brewing Co., Transient Artisan Ales, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
6:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 Special Gravity Keg Tapping with Dovetail
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave., Chicago 773‑525‑8665 🌎
It's Craft Beer Week. It's $5 Burger Night. It's $5 Dovetail Lager Night. So we're tapping a Dovetail Zoigl gravity keg too. ONE NIGHT ONLY!! Hang out, meet some guys from the brewery, have a beer (or two or three), grab a burger (probably just the one, they're ½ lb burgers). If this is what a case of the Mondays means, bring it on!
6:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Beer Bingo with Noon Whistle Brewing
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave., Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708‑226‑1827 🌎
Come out and grab a Bingo board filled with Noon Whistle beers and Brass Tap food items. Score Bingo to win a prize and be entered into our grand prize raffle. More details with prizes and special tappings to come!
6:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Bowling Night: Craft Beers Around the Clock!
10Pin Bowling Lounge, 330 N. State St., Chicago (312) 644-0300 🌎
Mix & mingle with an amazing group of breweries; local, national, & international - for a night of Bowling, Beers, & Oldies blasting on the jukebox!
UNLIMITED BOWLING, shoe rental, & your first beer all for $25!
10Pin usually charges $55 for 1 hour of lane rental, so don't miss out on this incredible deal.
Brewery representatives will be hanging out to chat & talk about their beers with you & your friends all night. What better way to kick off Craft Beer Week here in Chicago?
Breweries attending: Temperance Beer Co., Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Anchor Brewing Co., 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Unibroue, Stiegl, Delirium Brewery, Primus Haacht
6:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Sportsman's Cookout w/ Hopewell, 4 Hands & Good Fortune
Sportsman's Club, 948 N. Western Ave., Chicago Highlights info row image (872) 206-8054 🌎
For Craft Beer Week, Hopewell and 4 Hands are celebrating the launch of their collaboration Full Courtesy IPA with a good old-fashioned backyard BBQ, with the help of Good Fortune out of St. Louis.
-$20 for a plate of food and a Full Courtesy
-Other featured offerings from 4 Hands and Hopewell
Full Courtesy is a 6.5% Tropical IPA brewed with Wakatu, Citra, Idaho 7 and Kohatu hops.
6:30 - 11:30 pm 🍺 Few Brews Beer Club: Illinois Brewing Over Beer
Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago 773-654-3971 🌎
LIVE PODCAST TAPING! At Few Brews Beer Club , we believe beer is more about the experiences had while drinking beer (over beer) than the beer itself. These experiences are what make a great beer memorable. If we do our jobs right, Over Beer will be one of these experiences for you, connecting a face (or faces) and a story to the beer you love, through live interview events and recorded audio.
At this event, we will be hosting a panel conversation and live podcast recording with four Illinois breweries. We'll chat about the state's different markets, what it means to be an Illinois craft brewery and what makes each brewery on the panel so unique.
Jude La Rose — Co-founder of Hop Butcher for the World
Marty Scott — Quality and Innovation Lead at Revolution Brewing
Emily Kwasny — Operations Manager at Temperance Beer Co.
Mike Pallen — Owner and Head Brewer at Mikerphone Brewing
A few brews from our panel breweries will be on tap to purchase and enjoy during the event.
7:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 Brewtender Bash
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773‑916‑6421 🌎
We got together with Marz Community Brewing, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Forbidden Root, and Off Color Brewing to smash some brain grapes and come up with a beer for #ILCraftBeerWeek. After much “thinking” (and maybe a few beers) a beer inspired by a Hemingway Daiquiri was born!
Join us Monday when we release this tasty treat. Also, during this night, each one of these talented breweries will take turns getting behind the bar to sling a special cocktail they concocted for that night only. No tickets need; just show up for some fun and maybe a little debauchery.
7:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Chug It Like A Lady for PAWS
Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago 773‑857‑7677 🌎
Kick-Off Illinois Craft Beer Week by grabbing a drink and raising money for PAWS Chicago with the women of craft beer & cider!
-Tap takeover plus lots of can & bottle tasting
-Discount on package from all related breweries and cideries (listed below)
-Raffle of rare beer, glassware, local business perks, and more!
Crafty Women Breweries & Cideries:
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Temperance Beer Co., Saugatuck Brewing Co., Around the Bend Beer Co., Metropolitan Brewing, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Stem Ciders, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, New Belgium Brewing Co., Ravinia Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Alter Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, Twisted Hippo, Band of Bohemia, and more!
Free to attend, no reservations, dogs are welcome!!!
7:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Battle of the Bizarre Brews
Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 847‑733‑1911 🌎
At this showdown of the Battle of the Bizarre Brews, a selection of the best craft brewers from the North Shore face off in a competition that features beers with strange tastes and ingredients including chocolate and gin.
The elite brewers at Sketchbook, Temperance, Alarmist, and Begyle breweries will all bring their best and most unique beers to compete to see which beer will earn your vote and be crowned Atlas Obscura's winner. If you've ever wondered what a hot-dog-flavored beer might taste like, this event is your chance!
Included in your ticket ($50, here) will be a five-course meal specially created to compliment the strange tastes. In between beers and bites, you’ll get a chance to hear the stories of our local brew masters who will cover topics like how to open a brewery, the history of craft beer in Chicago, and how to drink a beer like an expert.
The brawl all goes down during Illinois Craft Beer Week, inside Chicagos's own Firehouse Grill. Once an actual fire station, the Firehouse Grill is an Evanston icon and under new management. Owner Pat Fowler will join us to give a history on the historical building.
7:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Off Color Pint Night
Estelle's, 2013 W. North Ave., Chicago 773‑782‑0450 🌎
To celebrate Illinois Craft Beer Week, Estelle’s will host an Off Color Pint Night. Off Color rep Kirk Faber will be sampling their speciality seasonals, Fierce and Spots, and will also hand out brewery swag. Off Color beers will start at $6.50.