10:00 am 🍺 Bike the Jem
Infant Jesus of Prague Parish (Parking lot), 1120 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor, IL  🌎
Organizers of the inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor have announced a unique event to highlight the 13.1-mile course in advance, while also giving the first taste of a special brew courtesy of Flossmoor Station Brewery. On Saturday, July 13, Flossmoor residents, registered half marathon runners, and the just plain curious are invited to “Bike the Gem” and then “Drink the Gem.”
As part of the celebration of the first-ever Hidden Gem Half Marathon, to be run through the streets and neighborhoods of Flossmoor on Saturday September 7th, interested parties are encourage to Bike the Gem for a chance to get a sneak peek of the course as well as taste a special Hidden Gem beer developed especially for the Half Marathon. The leisurely-paced bike ride welcomes bikers of all skill levels and Flossmoor Police will provide an escort and traffic control, according to event organizer Sam Cutrara. The ride kicks off at 10am in front of Infant Jesus of Prague church, Leavitt Avenue and Flossmoor Road, in Flossmoor.
There is no cost to ride the course on July 13th, and no advance registration. Walk-ups are welcome. There is a small fee for the beer and an optional taco bar lunch that will be served at noon at Flossmoor Station for riders and non-riders. For more information on The Hidden Gem Half Marathon or to volunteer, register to run, or become a sponsor, visit HiddenGemHalf.com.

 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm 🍺 The Barking Lot and Outdoor Market
Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago (773) 522-2097 🌎
Bring your fur babies for a day in the Barking Lot at Lagunitas Chicago! There will also be a local vendor's market. Oh yeah... and BEER!

 

12:00 - 2:00 pm 🍺 Bottle Release: Secret Burrito Imperial Stout
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 🌎
Secret Burrito is almost ready for its first 22oz bottle release.
This Mexican Hot Chocolate-inspired imperial stout has a thick, sweet, chocolaty base aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, and a combination of ancho, guajillo, and habanero chilies.
This bottle release is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th, starting at noon. As of now there are no bottle limits but that is subject to change at our discretion depending on turnout.
Bottles are $15 each INCLUDING ALL SALES TAXES. Bring cash to speed up the process, but we'll take cards, too.
NOTE: Absolutely NO sharing or consumption of alcoholic beverages will be allowed outside of the taproom prior to or during the release. Violators will be told to leave immediately.
This release is taproom-only for now, so there is no guarantee it will see distribution outside our taproom. Don't sleep on it.

 

12:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 2018 Naperville Ale Fest, Summer Edition
Naper Settlement, downtown Naperville, IL  🌎
The 7th annual Naperville Ale Fest will feature over 200 unique craft beers, live music and some of Chicagoland’s favorite 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. 
For those looking for a more elevated experience, the VIP ticket features early entry, a limited edition bottle of the Naperville Ale Fest, food voucher, and access to the VIP lounge with specialty beers. Other features include a Milkshake IPA Specialty Tent, The House Of Funk, 13 Food Trucks +Food Tents, Yoga, a 
Solemn Oath Specialty Tent, Cider Alley, and Christmas In July Specialty Tent.
Tickets are $99 for VIP, $59 for general admission, available at the fest website.

 

12:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Byway's 4th Annual Hog Roast
Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Dr., Hammond, IN 219-844-5468 🌎
Let's get roasted! Our 4th annual hog roast will be taking place on Saturday, July 13 at Byway! Doc’s BBQ is generously donating their smoker and pit-master expertise to roast the hogs while we’re adding burgers and sausages to the party as well. There will be live music from the Allen Wronko Band and a new beer release! FREE admission for all ages.
Stay tuned for the full menu!

 

12:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 HTH presents Summer Swelter & Bean Bags Tournament
Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW 🌎
Horse Thief Hollow presents Summer Swelter, a parking lot luau and bags tournament featuring blues legend Larry McCray.
This year, we'll have a twist: we're adding a Hawaiian pig roast and a bean bags tournament! As always, the event will raise money for charity, and this year’s recipient is Gigi’s Playhouse. No cover to attend!
Visit the parking lot at 10426 S. Western Ave. starting at noon to watch teams compete in the bean bags tournament, with a prize of $500 going to the winning team. 2-player team entry is $50 at the Facebook Event page.
Horse Thief Hollow craft brews will be flowing, including the debut of a tart beer from new head brewer Jake Nelson: a tropical flavored gose.
The Hawaiian themed menu will feature a pineapple BBQ pig roast with Hawaiian potato salad and vegetarian poke bowls, available at 6:00 pm.
At 7:00 pm, blues sensation Larry McCray will perform on Horse Thief’s outdoor stage, courtesy of State Farm’s John Harrell, the event’s music sponsor!

 

12:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 2nd Anniversary Party at Black Horizon Brewing Company
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St, Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 🌎
2nd Anniversary Party at BHBC
This two day event is packed full of great beer, great food, great music, and best of all you our loyal customers. Cash will be accepted on Saturday in addition to the usual debt or credit. Customers will purchase tokens at the door that will be used to get pours of all of the beers we will be taping.
There will be NO HOWLER FILLS on Saturday.
Saturday, July 13th
Food:
Noon to 4:30pm Mexican Street Food (cash only!)
5:30pm to 9:30pm Bull and Balance
Beer Releases: (purchase limits will apply)
Noon: 4 Pack - 16oz Can release of Stealing Sunshine - Blood Orange Sour
22 oz Bottle release of Maple Syrup Bourbon barrel aged Campfire Fun - Imperial Sweet Smoked Stout
22 oz Bottle release of Rye Whiskey barrel aged St. Baldus - Belgian Quadrupel
Release numbers for cans and bottles will be updated soon
Music: 5:30pm to 9:30pm Katie Hibben live
During the festivities there will be hourly beer releases in the taproom. We have saved some special beers for tapping just for this party!
Sunday, July 14th
Food: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Twisted Classics
Beer: Customized beer list all day.
Music: 3:00pm to 6:00pm Brent Brown Live on the patio.
Please keep an eye on this event for updates and also Instagram for information about the tapping list and beer release details.
Lastly, we want to thank everyone for their support over the last two years, with out you BHBC does not exist. Come celebrate with us!

 

12:00 pm 🍺 The Great Evil Horse Beer Race
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 🌎
The gates open at noon on Saturday, July 13! Evil Horse is having a beer race! The following horses (and a donkey!) will be racing: Sgt. Reckless, Downtown Hottie, Persnickety Pink Pony and Smoke the Donkey!
We will track beer sales for those four beers every day for the next two weeks and will update the Great Evil Horse Beer Race poster daily! Come in and get your favorite beer, and vote for the winner! You can vote once a day every day until Friday, July 26th. Must be 21 to enter.
Guess the winner and get the chance to win a brewery swag bag including an Evil Horse tee shirt and hat, plus a $25 gift card! Guests choosing the winning beer will be entered into a drawing and one prize winner will be randomly chosen at 6:30 pm on July 27 during Sgt. Reckless Day. Winner need not be present to win.

 

1:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 BCB 2nd Anniversary Party
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 🌎
Mike is hosting an anniversary party on in his expansive biergarten with food trucks and live music – and the whole town is invited!  To mark the occasion, Mike will be bringing back a limited edition of his infamous Sticky Todd – a Belgian Strong Ale that oozes notes of aged bourbon, maple and oak tannins (ABV 13.5%).  Come one, come all, and toast to two! 

 

1:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Weekend at Binny's Spotlight: Sake
Binny's, 3447 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 708-237-7660 🌎
Sake flavors range from clean and fragrant to moderate and savory, and even lightly sweet. You’ll be surprised at their wide array of styles and versatility. Open House.

 

1:00 - 5:00 pm 🍺 Hazy Days of Summer
Space Stage Studios, 1844 W. Hubbard St., Chicago (312) 733-8017 🌎
These warm, lazy days call for some cold, hazy brews!
Everything from modern hoppy NEIPAs to more traditionally unfiltered styles (such as zwickel, keller and weizen) will be featured at this festival & competition celebrating all things hazy.
Attendees will sample and vote for their favorites to crown the champions of Chicagoland from amongst two categories: modern hoppy haze, and classic unfiltered styles. Tickets $35 (Brown Paper Tickets).
LIBATIONS FROM:
Three Floyds, Around the Bend, Blue Nose, Bold Dog, BrickStone, Church Street, Corridor, Cruz Blanca, Dovetail, DryHop, Elmhurst Brewing Co., Energy City, Eris Brewery & Cider House, Flossmoor Station, Forbidden Root, Hailstorm, Half Acre, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Illuminated Brew Works, Maplewood, Middle Brow, Misbeehavin' Meads, Miskatonic, Noon Whistle, Old Irving Brewing Co., Penrose, Pipeworks, Pollyanna, Revolution, Short Fuse, Temperance, Twisted Hippo, Wake Brewing.
+ ADDITIONAL BREWERS TBA!
FOOD VENDORS: DönerMen,  The Empanada Bike
This is an outdoor rain or shine event - sales are final
Attendees must be 21 years or older
Admission includes souvenir tasting glass & all beer samples
We recommend public transportation for all our events
Brewer participation is subject to change due to circumstances
Presented by the Chicago Beer Society.

 

1:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Bacon's Birthday Bash!
Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-243-3100 🌎
Our beloved patio prince, Bacon, is turning the big Three! Join us in the festivities as we celebrate for our favorite feral tiger! There will be plenty of fun and games, including delicious beer from our cat loving friends at Whiner!

 

2:00 - 4:00 pm 🍺 Around the Bend Rose Tasting
Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-857-7677 🌎
Sample Around the Bend Beer Co.'s Ramblin' Rose Ale.

 

3:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 16th Annual Barrington Brew Fest
Barrington Metra Station, North Parking Lot, Barrington, IL  🌎
With nearly 50 brewers showcasing more than 90 different brews, Barrington’s Brew Fest has become the foremost beer fest in the Northwest suburbs! Check our or VIP tickets for early entry and amazing tastings! Tickets are $45 or $80 at barringtonbrewfest.com.

 

3:00 - 9:00 pm 🍺 Kick The Keg Fundraiser for NAWS
Crafted 1979, 19200 LaGrange Rd., Ste. E, Mokena, IL 708-860-2826 🌎
NAWS Humane Society of Illinois is super thrilled to be partnering with Crafted in Mokena for a special “Kick The Keg” fundraiser for the animals.  Beat the heat by kicking back with an ice cold Revolution Pilsner, meet some of our adoptable pups and take a chance at Split The Pot!  And if you get hungry, order in from our friends at Barraco’s and they’ll donate 15% back to the animals!  Don’t forget to bring a few friends.

 

4:00 pm 🍺 Northpoint Marina Pop-up Beer Garden w/Harbor Brewing Co.
North Point Marina, 701 North Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor, IL (847) 746-2845 🌎
Join us for the Pop-up Beer Garden every month this summer at Northpoint Marina! Harbor Brewing Co. will be serving up locally crafted beers made right here in Winthrop Harbor! The Sweet Stop will be serving up dinners and desserts and live music performances by local artists! Beer, Dinner, Music, and Beautiful lake sunsets are coming your way!

 

4:00 - 8:30 pm 🍺 Brats and Beer!
Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave., Chicago 773-683-1414 🌎
Come enjoy grilled Paulina Market brats and Dovetail beer!

 

4:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 Larry's Patio Party w/ Whiner Beer & Coquetel Spirits
Larry's at The Lawrence House, 1020 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago 312-841-7149 🌎
Come celebrate the summer on the patio at Larry's! Featuring a draft cocktail Apologue Aronia Berry Liqueur, Novo Fogo, and Singani 63, some delicious brews from Whiner Beer Co., and tunes courtesy of LizAnne Cook! Bags tournament with a special prize, so work on that aim.

 

4:00 - 11:00 pm 🍺 Revolution Tap Takeover!
Vaughan's Pub Lakeview, 2917 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-8188 🌎
Join us for a Revolution Tap Takeover!
7/13-7/20 enjoy 4 Revolution Beers for $5 All Day!
Sat - 7/13 Revolution will be stopping thru to kick off the week to sample the beers & swag giveaway.