Old Town Pour House, 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, IL 630‑601‑1440 🌎
Tapping a new beer every day during ICBW.
May 25: Penrose Bourbon Barrel-aged Spectral
11:00 am - 11:59 pm 🍺 International Towel Day
Shoreline Brewery, 208 Wabash St., Michigan City, IN 219-879-4677 🌎
"A towel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tells us, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."
Towel Day is an international celebration of Douglas Adams, the genius author of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Grab your favorite traveling towel and stop in for a $3 pints of Don't Panic!
Festive activities to take place all day long!
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 Rum BA Ragnarok Baltic Porter. Get it while it lasts!
2:00 pm - 12:00 am 🍺 Flapjack Brewery’s One Year Anniversary!
Flapjack Brewery, 6833 Stanley Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 637-4030 🌎
Can you believe it? It’s already been a year!!
Come celebrate our One Year Anniversary!
We’ll be releasing our first ever TRIPLE IPA - Triple Gullet - and the first 50 people that order it will receive a free one of a kind Flapjack Brewery glass (1 per person).
We’ll also be having some fun entertainment, raffles every hour, new T-shirt’s, and more!
Tell mommy you won’t be home for dinner that night because you’ll be at Flapjack Brewery celebrating a one time ever event!
Most importantly, a HUGE thank you to all our Flapjackers out there because without you we wouldn’t be where we are today!
Cheers to many more years and many more beers!
3:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 O'Bosacki's Stout Release
Bosacki's Home Brew, 610 E. Hawley St., Mundelein, IL (224) 778-5400 🌎
Tapping the O'Bosacki's Stout
Our version of this popular style has a roasted character and the typical dry finish. You may notice other subtle flavors as well. Slightly higher than a session stout this has an ABV of 5% and a balanced IBU of 21. We will be serving this stout on a nitrogen system so be patient for the proper pour, the wait will be worth it.
3:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 ICBW: Czernobog Can Release & Food Truck
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630‑541‑9414 🌎
To close out ILBW, we will be releasing something from the depths of our barrel cellar and hosting a brand new culinary operation at our taproom.
Czernobog is an Imperial Brown Ale aged for 18 months in a variety of bourbon barrels and blended with barrel-aged coffee from Hexe Coffee Co. Draft can be enjoyed in our taproom and cans taken home to enjoy later.
Art of Dosa will be offering a range of Southern Indian cuisine along with a few of their own creations.
4:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Maine Beer Company Launch Party!
Hunter's Brewing, 1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN (219) 728-6729 🌎
Come help us welcome Maine Beer Company to Indiana! We're delighted to host a launch party on Friday showcasing four of their exceptional brews.
We'll be pouring Peeper, Woods & Water, Mo, and Lunch.
6:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Tapping Short's Psychedelic Cat Grass
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave., Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708‑226‑1827 🌎
Timing of tapping is an estimate as this beer is brewed only once a year and then packaged, delivered and served immediately.
Short's Psychedelic Cat Grass is a triple dry hopped American India Pale Ale. Aromas of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit accompany the brews slightly hazy, pale orange color and lasting white head. A dry finish is preceded by balanced flavors of tropical fruit and bitter hops.
6:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Good Libations Beer Fest
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago (312) 414-1313 🌎
Join us for a tropical celebration to close out Illinois Craft Beer Week 2018!
Good Libations Beer Fest, the official closing event of ICBW, is an intimate festival that brings the tropics to the Chicago lakefront. Hosted at Theater on the Lake - Restaurant/Events/Theater against the backdrop of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, this unique event challenges brewers to be creative by producing and pouring their favorite tropical brews. Guests are invited to sip on tropical-inspired craft beer from more than 60 local and out-of- state breweries and sample gourmet small bites prepared by Chicago Chef Cleetus Friedman.
Cost: $60 for General Admission.
Creative tropical attire is encouraged!
bit.ly/GoodLibations or illinoisbeer.org/good-libations for more information and to get tickets
Alter Brewing Co., Around the Bend Beer Co., Ballast Point, Band of Bohemia, Banging Gavel Brews, Begyle Brewing Co., Black Horizon Brewing Co., Blue Island Beer Co., Blue Nose Brewery, BrickStone Brewery, BuckleDown Brewing, Burnt City Brewing, Church Street Brewing Co., Corridor Brewery & Provisions, Cruz Blanca, Crystal Lake Brewing, Dovetail Brewery, DryHop Brewers, Empirical Brewery, Evil Horse Brewing, Finch Beer Co., Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, Goose Island Beer Co., Greenstar Brewing at Uncommon Ground, Hailstorm Brewing Co., Half Acre Beer Co., Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Hopewell Brewing Co., Hopvine Brewing Co., Käretäs Brewing Co., Kinslahger Brewing Co., Lake Effect Brewing, Lo Rez Brewing, Macushla Brewing Co., Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Misbeehavin' Meads, Miskatonic Brewing Co., Motor Row Brewing, Noon Whistle Brewing, Old Irving Brewing Co., Penrose Brewing Co., Pollyanna Brewing Co., Ravinia Brewing Co., Revolution Brewing, Rock Bottom - Orland Park, Short Fuse Brewing Co., Short's Brewing Co., Sketchbook Brewing Co., Smylie Brothers, Tangled Roots, Temperance Beer Co., Ten Ninety Brewing Co., Twisted Hippo Brewing, Virtue Cider, Werk Force Brewing Co., Whiner Beer Co.
The event is hosted by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG), which supports the development and expansion of the craft beer industry in Illinois through education, legislation, and promotion.
6:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Beauty and the Brews
The Sedgwick Stop, 1612 N. Sedgwick, Chicago 312‑265‑1907 🌎
Join us for our 4th annual celebration of women in craft beer. We takeover all 14 taps with women owned or women brewed beers. Meet, mingle and drink beer with some of the women brewers on tap.
Featured brewers: Hopewell Brewing Co., Tandem Ciders, Unity Vibration, 2nd Shift, Pipeworks, Twisted Hippo, Lake Effect and Sedgwick Stop Collab, Eris, Metropolitan, Bold Dog, Lost Coast, 350 Brewing Co.
Free reservations suggested at Eventbrite.
6:30 - 8:30 pm 🍺 Goose Island Pint Night
12 Handles Ale House, 1827 Knapp Rd., Crest Hill, IL (815) 582-4446 🌎
Come in and sample some of Chicago's favorite craft beers! Goose Island will be in sampling their wonderful beers! We will have 3 different beers on draft! If you buy a pint, you will get to take a pint glass home!!! Hope to see see everyone there!
7:00 pm - 2:00 am 🍺 Barrels and Haze Two Wayz (with Maplewood & Alarmist)
The Green Lady, 3328 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 525-5571 🌎
For this celebration of Illinois Craft Beer Week, both breweries threw a big stout into Maplewood Hellish Rye Whiskey Barrels. Not to be out done with the barrels, there will be new haze!
With each Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Alarmist purchased you will receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win killer swag.
The Line Up:
Maplewood Barrel Aged Morbidly Obese Pug with Coconut
Alarmist Barrel Aged Sauganash Imperial Stout
Maplewood Fizzle Drizzle - Raspberry Sour Hazy IPA
Alarmist Le Jus NEIPA with Lactose