12:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 July IPA Celebration and Dine 2 Donate for Naperville Park Dist.
Granite City Food & Brewery, 1828 Abriter Ct., Naperville, IL 630-544-3700 🌎
JULY IPA Celebration. We will have all 5 IPA on Tap. Join us for an afternoon of Fun on Patio and Four Seasons Room. Free Beer Samples, Games and Prizes. Live Entertainment
We also during the time from 12-5 we will be proudly donating 10% of all Proceeds back to Naperville Park District. We proudly support Naperville.
12:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 BHBC One Year Anniversary Party
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 🌎
Let's celebrate our One Year Anniversary with a big party!
We will be having three food trucks spread out over the whole day:
Twisted Classics Noon to 6
Roaming Hog 6pm to 9pm
There will be special beers released and 4 pack 16oz cans available (limited supply).
We will be accepting cash for this event and all sales will be completed using wooden tokens that will be for sale in a designated brewery location.
Updates via social media will follow!
Thank you to everyone who has made this possible and to all of our awesome customers, without you this place would not exist!
12:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Square Roots Chicago
Lincoln Square, Lincoln Ave. between Montrose and Wilson, Chicago 🌎
Friday through Sunday
The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Old Town School of Folk Music present the 7th Annual Square Roots craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s Lincoln Square. See Friday's listing for more details.
Suggested donation $10 for Adults, $5 Seniors/kids, $20 for Families. Proceeds from Square Roots benefit small business workshops and community place-making efforts, and fund the Old Town School of Folk Music scholarship programs. For more info, visit www.squareroots.org.
1:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 2018 Naperville Ale Fest, Summer Edition
Naper Settlement, downtown Naperville, IL 🌎
The sixth annual Naperville Ale Fest – Summer Edition will take place on Saturday, July 14 and will feature over 200 unique American craft beers, live music and food from some of the 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.
Full Brewer list:
2 Fools Cider, Three Floyds, 3 Sheeps, 350 Brewing Co., 5 Rabbit, Aleman, Allagash, Alter, nchor, Angry Orchard, Around the Bend, B. Nektar Meadery, Ballast Point, Banging Gavel, Bell's, Blue Nose, Bold Dog, Boulevard, BrickStone, BuckleDown, Burnt City, Cahoots, Church Street, Cigar City, Crystal Lake Brewing, Destihl, Exit Strategy, Farmhaus Cider, Ferro Farms Cider, Finch, Flossmoor Station, Forbidden Root, Forge Brewhouse, Founders (Canadian Breakfast Stout), Goose Island, Great Lakes, Greenbush, Guinness, Gun Craft, Half Acre, Hopothesis, Illuminated Brew Works, JK's Farmhouse Cider, Kinslahger Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lake Effect Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., Maplewood Brewery & Distillery , Metal Monkey Brewing, Middle Brow Beer Co., Midnight Pig, Miskatonic Brewing Co., Motor Row Brewing, Noon Whistle Brewing, North Coast Brewing Co., Oak Park Brewing Co., Old Town Abbey, One Trick Pony Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Oswego Brewery, Penrose Brewing Co., Perrin Brewing Co., Pipeworks Brewing Co., Pollyanna Brewing Co., Revolution Brewing, Right Bee Cider, Sam Adams, Saugatuk Brewing Co., Schlafly Beer, Scorched Earth Brewing Co., Skeleton Key Brewery, Solemn Oath Brewery, Stone Brewing, Tangled Roots Brewing Co., Temperance Beer Co., Tighthead Brewing Co., Tribes Beer Co., Two Brothers Brewing Co., Uncle John's Hard Cider, Virtue Cider, Werk Force Brewing Co., Will County Brewing
2:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Cider, Malt Beverages, Mead - Oh, My!
Binny’s McHenry, 4610 W. Elm St., McHenry, IL 815-385-3200 🌎
Sweeten up your summer as you sample from a selection of light and sweet beverages like cider, mead and flavored malt beverages. Open House.
2:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Cedar Valley Sustainable Taproom Tour - Part 1
Kinslahger Brewing Co., 6806 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park, IL (844) 552-4437 🌎
Enjoy small bites featuring CVSF meat and special $7 flights from Kinslahger Brewing Company while you pick up your July Meat CSA Share, or just meet the farmer & enjoy great food, beer, and community!
2:00 - 6:00 pm 🍺 Saturday at Bitter Pops
Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773‑857‑7677 🌎
2 - 4 pm: Dogfish Head
4 - 6 pm: Sketchbook Brewing
5:00 - 10:30 pm 🍺 Beer, Brats & Beethoven 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park, IL 847‑266‑5000 🌎
Beer, Brats & Beethoven... it's exactly what it sounds like! On Saturday, July 14, you're invited to join the Ravinia Associates Board for a pre-concert craft beer tasting event on the famed Ravinia lawn. After the beer and brats, stick around for a masterful performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 performed by the great Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Marin Alsop.
Participating brewers: Half Acre Beer Co., Hopewell, Illuminated Brew Works, Metropolitan Brewing, Old Irving Brewing Co., Pipeworks Brewing Co., Revolution Brewing, Short Fuse Brewing Co., Sketchbook Brewing Co., Temperance Beer Co., Tighthead Brewing Co.
The price for admission to the event — which sells out quickly — includes micro-brew tastings, food, and a lawn ticket to the concert. PLUS, $15 of your ticket purchase supports Ravinia and its important Reach*Teach*Play education programs that reach over 85,000 kids and families in the Chicago area. Click the link to learn more!
Tickets are $45; party starts at 5:00 p.m. Get your tickets today before they're sold out. Must be 21+ to attend.
5:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Hop Butcher Double IPA Showcase
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd., Elgin, IL 224‑238‑3527 🌎
You say you like your IPAs of the double, hazy variety? Well, our friends at Hop Butcher have you covered.
Come check out FOUR of their freshy-fresh beers as we tap:
Telehopic (Denali, Mosaic, &Columbus-Hopped DIPA)
Skrap Metal (Ekuanot, Citra, & El Dorado-Hopped DIPA)
Tavern Cut (Citra & Vic Secret-Hopped DIPA)
AND Blazed Orange Milkshake (Lactose Citra & Strata-Hopped DIPA)
This is a great opportunity to see what these guys have become known for and to check out what these hop profiles are like first hand. Justin, one of the brewers at Hop Butcher, will be around to answer questions and hang out as well.
Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza will be here serving up pizza starting around 5pm and going until they're gone!
We won't be serving flights, but half pours are always available.
NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates, times and tap list subject to change.
5:00 pm 🍺 Big Star/Revolution Collab Release
Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave., Chicago 773-680-7740 🌎
After their super successful Fist City collaboration, Big Star and Revolution Brewing are back at it again with the refreshing, new Revolution Big Star Seasonal Radler, made with pineapple. Based with Rev Pils, this patio-crusher swaps traditional grapefruit in favor of fresh tropical fruit juice, making it light in bite but aromatically bold.
Revolution Brewing is throwing a launch party for the radler at Big Star this evening. Try the brew with a tequila shot ($9) or pair it with a bite by ordering Big Star’s signature tacos al pastor, which are made with spit roasted pork shoulder and grilled onions and pineapple.