We are bottling our 8% New England IPA BULGAKHOPF this Wednesday morning May 24th and then bringing 10 cases of it over to Bottles & Cans (4109 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL) right away to get you the freshest opportunity for this beer ever. You will literally be able to drink BULGAKHOPF within an hour or two of it being bottled.
Come celebrate the new season of Twin Peaks with IBW and the General.
Join the Illuminated Brew Works team on Tuesday April 18th at the Paramount Room. We'll be pouring Orange Sunshine, a very rare keg of Acupulco Gold (100% brett fermented tropical beauty) and, of course, Paramount Room's house beer made by Illuminated Brew Works, Jinx Remover, a brett pale ale.
Famous Fido Rescue invites you to our St. Patrick’s Day Brunch!Sunday, March 19th 12pm-4pm at our facility located at 3124 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618.
Saturday, March 4th we will be tapping the Barrel-aged version of Son of Toucan Sam, a beer brewed in collaboration between Illuminated Brew Works' Brian Buckman and Chef Rodney Staton.
The wizards of Chicago metal COKEGOAT will be making advances on your earholes this Saturday and to celebrate we've provided a VERY rare sixtel of Cult of Fnord for the festivities.
Join us for our 4th Annual Summer BrewBQ, CHAOS is taking the party on the road for a short brewery crawl from our club brewhouse to the Goose Island Taproom, then on to Illuminated Brew Works for a big BBQ & Bonfire.
Our School Series will be focusing on Sour Beer, and we'll have an awesome line up of crisp crushable beers that will pair well with all the smoky barbecued goodness we'll be serving up.
15th Regiment (ABV 5.1%) Fruit Farmhouse
Our second collaboration with Illuminated Brew Works and Chef Tony Mugica, the 15th Regiment - named for General Logan's Regiment in the Civil War - takes a classic farmhouse and adds tamarind & passion fruit to make an insanely thirst-quenching solution to all your summer issues. The 15th Regiment is their answer to a Berlinner Weiss, but using tamarind to achieve acidity in lieu of lactobacillus. You've not had anything like this little beast before, we assure you.
We are tapping the first keg so come join us! The Phone Calls will be performing as well.
An estimated 70 craft breweries now call Chicagoland home. Combined with hundreds in the Midwest and more than 3,000 estimated nationwide, the nationwide microbrewery explosion is mind-boggling. That said, local specialty brew lovers will be in hops heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Festival returns for its fifth suds-filled year.
Showcasing specialty, seasonal, and small batch beers from local, regional, and national craft brewers, the centerpiece of Chicago Craft Beer Festival is ticketed afternoon tasting passes where aficionados will be able to sample from more than 80 craft beers from over 40 brewers each afternoon. (NOTE: Because of its popularity, in 2016, tasting ticket sales will be capped at 2,500 each day.
To purchase tickets, click here.
We'll be tapping 3 IBW beers for your viewing pleasure:
-- "All Colors of the Dark" Our super rare sour stout made from Black Maw aged in a FEW barrel with bugs and then blended with our 40 Rounds black saison. If you like buggy, dark beers you should get your face all over this.
-- "Two Headed Dog" Our Extra Special Belgian... ESB grist on our house yeast strain makes for a nutty, rich crusher with a beautiful nose.
-- One more surprise rare beer that you'll have to show up to try.
Come by and drink our beer with us and we will talk to you all about how great "Stranger Things" is and promise you the world.