The Festivals

Our festivals are our pride and joy. They're what gets us up in the morning, and what keeps us up way past our bedtimes. We host our festivals year round, and all over the Chicagoland area, so there's something for every type of beer fan. Check out what we have coming up this year! 

 

Chicago Ale Fest Winter

February 2, 2019
Lacuna Artist Lofts

The 2019 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Lacuna Artist Lofts. The fest will feature more then 150 American Craft Beers – with a strong focus on winter seasonals. The fest will also feature some of  Chicago’s favorite food trucks and a DJ spinning your favorite hits. Join us at acuna Artist Lofts for the largest winter craft beer event in Chicago.

Naperville Ale Fest Winter

February 23, 2019
Frontier Park

The 2019 Naperville Ale Fest – Winter will take place on Saturday, February 23. Situated on the frozen tundra of Naperville’s Frontier Park – the fest will feature over 150 unique American craft beers. Pull out your long-johns and parkas, it’s time to experience winter’s best craft beers. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Chicagoland’s favorite food trucks.

Starved Rock Country Brew Fest

May 25, 2019
Downtown Ottawa

The third annual Starved Rock Country Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The fest will feature over 60 unique American craft beers, live music and local food. Join us in downtown Ottawa to kick off your Memorial Day weekend.

Lombard Ale Fest

June 8, 2019
Downtown Lombard

The fifth annual fest will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Situated in the heart of downtown Lombard, the fest will feature over 80 unique beers from craft beers from around the country and some of Chicagoland’s favorite food trucks. The fest will be a celebration of summer seasonal beers, food and live music. Kick off your summer right with the Lombard Ale Fest. The goal of the Lombard Ale Fest is to showcase American Craft Beer while supporting the Lombard Community. The proceeds from the fest will benefit nonprofit organizations in the Lombard community.

 

Chicago Ale Fest Summer

June 1, 2019
Butler Field in Grant Park

The 2019 Chicago Ale Fest – Summer will take place on Saturday, June 1st. Located at Butler Field in historic Grant Park, bordered by the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, the fest will feature more then 200 American craft beers, live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Join us on Chicago’s front lawn for one of the most anticipated summer craft beer event of the year.

Craft Brews At The Zoo

June 14 & June 15, 2019
The Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo’s fourth annual craft beer festival, Craft Brews, offered a selection of 75-plus specialty brews from more than 35 local and regional breweries on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. Beer tasting stations were set up throughout the entire zoo during this after-hours experience just for adults, who also enjoyed DJ entertainment, lawn games and views of the zoo’s amazing animals!

Naperville Ale Fest Summer

July 13, 2019
Naper Settlement

The seventh annual Naperville Ale Fest – Summer will take place on Saturday, July 13 and will feature over 200 unique American craft beers, live music and food from some of the area’s favorite restaurants and food trucks. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer.

 

Lisle Ale Fest

September 21, 2019
Downtown Lisle

The sixth annual Lisle Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and will feature over 80 unique American craft beers, live music and local food. The fest will also feature one of the largest selection of craft Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers in the area.

BeerHoptacular

September 28, 2019
Vertiport Chicago

Chicago’s original craft beer festival will have more beer, more attitude and more… other stuff than ever before. What other stuff? In addition to our  150+ craft beers, we’ll have some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks, the annual BeerHoptacular Homebrew Competition, a DJ spinning an all-vinyl playlist, a beer bicycle, a live insult booth and much more.

Brew Year's Eve

December 31, 2018
Architectural Artifacts

Tired of the same old New Year’s Eve parties? Looking for something different this New Year’s? Experience a whole new way to ring in the New Year – Experience Brew Year’s Eve. Brew Year’s Eve will feature ten Chicagoland breweries serving 20 different craft beers, live music, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a late night pizza buffet and many unique photo ops. Make this a New Year’s Eve you won’t soon forget.