11:00 am - 2:00 pm 🍺 RUN for BEER - Haymarket Brewing
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-638-0700 🌎
We are the Illinois Brewery Running Series and we run for beer!
Join us at Haymarket Brewing Company on Sunday, July 14th @ 11:00AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery! Weave through the West Loop neighborhood at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line!
We are all about being active, having fun and giving back to our local community. +10% of your registration goes directly to local non-profits!
What’s included?! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series...plus swag, goodies and giveaways from our partners and sponsors + the chance to win sweet door prizes and more free beer! Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun with our sponsors.
Registration is limited, so sign up today!
12:00 - 10:00 pm 🍺 Small Batch Sunday
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 🌎
Join us as we release our latest small batch offering: Vicious Empress Imperial IPA. At 8.8% abv and IBUs that are off the chart, this is an IPA that'll show you who's boss! 1 Barrel only. First come. First serve.
12:00 pm 🍺 Legendary Blues & Archive Brews
Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago (773) 522-2097 🌎
Join us every Sunday for "Legendary Blues & Archive Brews" featuring Jimmy Johnson and beer from the vault. Beer is flowing all day and the tunes start at 4:20pm!
12:00 - 8:00 pm 🍺 Music, BBQ n Beer on the LOTT!
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043 🌎
We have no idea what is going on all we know is that Rain or Shine tent or no tent inside or out ON this Sunday Funday July 14th is gonna rock out! one way or another.
Bloody Marys, Cold beer, Special BBQ Menu and 2 super fun and KICK ASS Music acts.
Special Big Screen Viewing of "Return of the Living Dead" in the evening just because. WE LOVE IT!!!!!
Cash O'Riley and The Living Deads
1:00 - 3:00 pm 🍺 SHC Taproom Tour
Revolution Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 227-2739 🌎
Sunday Funday is back! Join Safe Humane Chicago at Revolution Brewing for afternoon of unlimited drinks and fun. $35 through Eventbrite.
1:30 - 3:30 pm 🍺 Hazy IPA Homebrew Contest
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-916-6421 🌎
Pursuit Supply is holding its 2nd Brew Contest!!
This time we will be having the Award Ceremony at Old Irving Brewing. This event is open to everyone and we encourage you to bring family and friends! There will be an Audience Choice Award so come taste delicious beer, eat and hang out!
4:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 Fruitbelt Social
Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 943-6200 🌎
A benefit for Bike a Bee, a Chicago urban beekeeping project.
Join the Fruitbelt Party! Come together at ERIS for Fruitbelt's benefit for Bike a Bee. Your ticket includes:
$10 per ticket goes to Bike a Bee. Be there or bee square! Can't make it to the party? Direct donations to Bike a Bee are always appreciated!
Bike a Bee is an urban beekeeping project with about 50 hives on the south side of Chicago. Most hives are placed in community gardens, schools, urban farms, and other shared, visible spaces. Children, teens, and adults learn through observation and coexistence that bees are our friends, not our enemies!
Fruitbelt is a tonic made with sparkling water, tart Michigan fruit, pure honey, and orchard botanicals. Fruitbelt PBC (Public Benefit Corporation) is committed to chronicling orchard life through products sourced from fruit-growing regions around the world. Tickets $20 through the Facebook Event Page.
5:00 - 7:00 pm 🍺 The Great Alt-Kolsch Debate
Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N. Rockwell St., Chicago (773) 754-0494 🌎
Chicago knows rivalries—just ask any Bears fan about New York style pizza. And if things ever get out of hand, we usually settle it over a beer. But what if beer is the rivalry? Two German cities have been trading jabs over beer for centuries. In Cologne, the southernmost city along the Rhine River, the pale, fragrant kölsch prevails. But it’s the rich copper altbier that reigns supreme in Düsseldorf the city on the north side of that same river.
Enough beer has been spilt over this feud already. Let’s try settle it once and for all, Chicago style. Gather with us at Metropolitan Brewing and pledge your allegiance to Team Alt or Team Kölsch!
Representing Team Alt/Düsseldorf/the north side will be Metropolitan Brewing with their delicious Ironworks Alt. Representing Team Kölsch/Cologne/the south side will be Blue Island Beer Co. with their tasty 5 Bridges Kölsch.
Arrive and grab a pour of your team’s beer (naturally). Have a seat and sit back while Dr. Monica Felix, formerly of the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center offers a quick history primer on the Cologne-Düsseldorf rivalry. Head brewers Doug Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing and Bryan Shimkos of Blue Island Beer Co. then provide a rundown on kölsch and altbier styles.
Then, alongside our very own Chicago River, the battle begins. Our advocates for Team Alt and Team Kölsch will argue it out. The interactive debate includes you and the Alt and Kölsch representatives will be counting on your vocal support, so don’t let them down. And, hey, you’ll even get another pour of the other beer just to make sure you’re informed in the best way possible.
$20 Ticket price includes a quarter liter of alt, a quarter liter of kölsch and a whole lot of fun and history!
Special thanks to actors H.B. Ward and Stephen Walker for representing Team Alt and Team Kölsch for the great debate!