May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Beer Under Glass

Enjoy the Conservatory’s eight indoor display houses and outside gardens after-hours as you sip on samples from over 100 local brewers in your souvenir glass. Beer Under Glass is a fundraising event benefiting GPCA’s programming and mission while celebrating and raising awareness of Illinois’ growing craft beer industry.

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UltraFresh III
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

UltraFresh III

Ultra Fresh is where you'll find the freshest beer available from the most breweries in one place anywhere in the world. Last year's event featured a slew of Chicagoland breweries, all showcasing their latest creations packaged within the last 5 days. At this year's event, we're taking it up a notch. More breweries, more space, and more of you, our readers, sharing everything that makes local beer great.

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

5th Annual Northwest Side Craft Beer Crawl

This means it's nearly time for the 5th Annual NW Side Craft Beer Ride! Organized by Lake Effect Brewing Compnay - It's a tour of NW Side bars, each one featuring a local craft brewery. There is a continuous bus route that runs in a loop from 6pm-12am with 3 buses. 

Simply show up at one of the 9 bars and a bus will come by and take you around to all of the other locations. Get off where you want, have a beer and meet a brewer. Another bus will pick you up and take you on the loop. Sounds fun? Get on the bus. 

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Homewood Liquors Orange Sunshine Launch
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Homewood Liquors Orange Sunshine Launch

It's official! Illuminated Brew Works is making beer in cans now! Join us for this important rite of passage and ingest Orange Sunshine citrus saison  - the first taste is on us! Delight your senses then bring home a six pack of Orange Sunshine as well as any of the other fantastic offerings from IBW. There will also be Orange Sunshine and Hasselhopf on tap!

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Orange Sunshine Can Release Party
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Orange Sunshine Can Release Party

Come celebrate the release of IBW's Orange Sunshine citrus saison in 12oz cans at the Beer Temple in Chicago.

We'll have a Blotter Paper Art Show featuring 20 sheets of the finest un-dosed blotter paper this side of the Manson/Nixon line.

We'll have Competitive Divination where participants can win prizes.

And, of course, we'll have Orange Sunshine on tap as well as a few Orange Sunshine variants including Cult of Sunshine.

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Orange Sunshine Release Tasting @ Binny's Bolingbrook
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Orange Sunshine Release Tasting @ Binny's Bolingbrook

Illuminated Brew Works is making beer in cans now! Join us for our this important rite of passage and ingest Orange Sunshine citrus saison with orange and lemon zest - the first taste is on us! Delight your senses then bring home a six pack to illuminate your friends and family. Reach out, pop open, and ingest Orange Sunshine! 

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Chicago Beer Festival
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Chicago Beer Festival

The Chicago Beer Festival will take over the Field Museum on March 3rd, from 7pm to 11pm. The event will feature over 70 breweries, sampling their spring seasonal beers, plus music, food, and a select number of the museum’s exhibits open to attendees.

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Naperville Winter Ale Fest
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Naperville Winter Ale Fest

The 2018 Naperville Ale Fest - Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, February 24th. Situated on the frozen tundra of Naperville’s Frontier Park, the fest will feature over 150 unique American craft beers and food from 10 of Chicagoland’s favorite food trucks. Pull out your long-johns and parkas, it’s time to experience winter’s best craft beer.

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Over the Hop @ The Logan
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Over the Hop @ The Logan

Join us for the second Burnt City Brewing release party of the month, as we tap the exclusive "Over the Hop": a quadruple dry hopped DIPA. It's a collaboration by Burnt City Brewing and Illuminated Brew Works brewers from both sides of the collab will face-off in an arm wrestling showdown live in The Lounge before a screening of the 1987 picture OVER THE TOP!

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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Rare & Wild Beer Fest

The Chicago Beer Fest returns to The Field Museum with the Rare and Wild Beer Fest on Oct 14th. The event will feature over 60 breweries bringing their rare, barrel aged, funky, sour and often inaccessible beers for one of a kind beer fest for the true beer connoisseurs.

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Friday Night Flights
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Flights

Chicago Friday Night Flights, produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Choose Chicago, will highlight the best of Chicago’s craft beer scene through a bi-monthly tasting event showcasing neighborhood breweries.

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