Every Thursday in May, we’re hosting our Beer Social, a weekly happy hour with Illuminated Brew Works. From 6 to 8pm, join us for drink specials, food pairings, and a meet & greet with the brewers!
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 and take you around to all of the other locations. Get off where you want, have a beer and meet a brewer.
In celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week and all things hazy, we dedicate our taps to a new era.
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.
Join Illuminated Brew Works along with Dry Hop Brewers, Around the Bend & Maplewood Brewery as we inaugurate the 2017 summer with the first fire of the year!
We’re gathering the best saisons from around Chicago and putting them on tap at Pub Royale on Monday, May 22 during Chicago Craft Beer Week
Come celebrate the new season of Twin Peaks with IBW and the General.
Join us at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle with 7 of our beers on tap.
We brewed 2 beers, one at each location and we're releasing them both tonight for Chicago Craft Beer Week 2017.
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.
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.
The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2017, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests.
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 2017 Naperville Ale Fest – Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, February 25. Situated on the frozen tundra of Naperville’s Frontier Park
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.
We will be watching the greatest movie put to celluloid - EVIL SPEAK - and pouring some delicious beers for your brain bending pleasures.
Come taste the waste at everybody's favorite neighborhood watering hole.
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 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.
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.
We're very excited to be participating in what is still the best beer festival around.
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.
Join head brewer Brian Buckman on Friday July 29th from 5-8pm at Standard Market Westmont as he pours samples of Illuminated Brew Works Coffee FNORD!
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.