2017 Orange Sunshine Release
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

2017 Orange Sunshine Release

  • Paramount Room

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.

Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

Chicago Beer Festival

  • Field Museum

The Chicago Beer Festival will take over the Field Museum on March 4th, 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.

Day of the Living Ales 2017
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Day of the Living Ales 2017

  • Bottom Lounge

The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2017, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests.

Naperville Ale Fest
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Naperville Ale Fest

  • Frontier Park

The 2017 Naperville Ale Fest – Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, February 25. Situated on the frozen tundra of Naperville’s Frontier Park

Uppers & Downers
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Uppers & Downers

  • Thalia Hall

We'll be featuring more than 20 one-off experimental coffee beer collaborations of all styles nearly a dozen roasters over two sessions all serving single-origin espressos, whiskey coffee cocktails, cold brews, and more. 

Logan Arcade Tap Take Over
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Logan Arcade Tap Take Over

  • Logan Arcade

We will be watching the greatest movie put to celluloid - EVIL SPEAK - and pouring some delicious beers for your brain bending pleasures.

Aug
20
11:00 am11:00

9th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review

  • Oak Park, IL

Join us in downtown Oak Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016 for brews, bites and tunes at the largest zero-waste craft beer fest in the Midwest!  Join us and help raise vital funds for Seven Generations Ahead.

Aug
13
3:00 pm15:00

CHAOS Brew Club's 4th Annual Summer BrewBQ

  • Illuminated Brew Works

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.

Aug
1
5:00 pm17:00

15th Regiment Tapping at the General

  • The General

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.

Jul
24
11:30 am11:30

Chicago Craft Beer Festival

  • North Sheffield Avenue Chicago, IL United States

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.

Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

Tap Event @ Map Room

  • The Map Room

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.