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From Chicago Portage to Starved Rock, you can experience some of Illinois' greatest and most creative breweries. Their hard work and craftsmanship has resulted in some amazing drinks that you will just have to experience for yourself. And, with this passport, you'll be rewarded for doing so.

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Included Venues

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Alter Brewing Company

Alter Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery located in the suburb of Downers Grove, just 22 miles west of Chicago. Our mission is to bring people together with creative, kick-ass beers, and an unforgettable taproom experience.

Our brewery features a state of the art American-made 20-barrel brew house and a beautiful modern-industrial taproom that is open 7 days a week. Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious beer styles on the 12 rotating taps, as well as various canned and barrel-aged beer offerings throughout the year. In addition, the taproom hosts a multitude of events like trivia, Brews & Yoga, craft classes, and more.

  • 2300 Wisconsin Avenue, Downers Grove, IL, USA
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Back Door Lounge at Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

The Back Door Lounge is the place to visit for great food and drinks in a fun atmosphere while visiting Starved Rock Lodge and Starved Rock State Park. With a beer list that features local favorites from Tangled Roots Brewery, Regional Favorites like Lagunitas, Revolution and Short's Brewing, every beer drinker will be able to find a brew they will enjoy.

  • 2688 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL, USA
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Black Horizon Brewing Company

Microbrewery in Willowbrook, IL

What's Included

  • $5 Off Branded Merchandise
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Blue Nose Brewery

Blue Nose is a new Chicago craft brewery specializing in unique handmade brews. We put a lot of time and love into each one of our beers and we hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we do making them.

  • 6119 East Avenue, Hodgkins, IL, USA
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Elder Brewing Co.

A small and cozy spot off of a busy one way street into Downtown Joliet, IL welcomes you. If you are looking for quality craft beer, free popcorn, and a plethora of board games free to play, you have found the right place. On a regular day, local musicians, artists, business owners, and old and new friends alike, sit at the bar enjoying a 10 oz. pour. Weekends are filled with events and live music. If beer isn’t your drink of choice, ask for a pour of Intelligentsia Cold Brew Coffee on nitro.

What's Included

  • $5 Off Logo Merchandise
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Flapjack Brewery

Berwyn's Small-Batch Brewery & Wood-Fired Pizzeria

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Garage Band Brewing Company

Garage Band Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom in downtown Plainfield Illinois.

  • 15025 South Des Plaines Street, Plainfield, IL, USA
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Hickory Creek Brewing Co

We're a family and dog friendly brewery dedicated to fine craft beers and mead. Escape the urban confines, kick back along the creek and enjoy our beers.

What's Included

  • $3 Off Total Bill
  • 1005 West Laraway Road, New Lenox, IL, USA
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Honest Abe's Tap & Grill

Abe Lincoln themed sports bar and restaurant focusing on craft beer & craft burgers.

What's Included

  • $2 Off Total Bill
  • 3585 IL-47, Morris, IL, USA
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Ike & Oak Brewing Co.

Ike & Oak is an independently owned local craft brewery featuring handmade artisan pizza. We pride ourselves on bringing together friends, families and neighbors to share our passion for crafting the highest quality beer and food to create a stronger community.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Merchandise
  • 6315 Main St, Woodridge, IL, USA
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Iron&Glass Taproom and Bottle Shop

Craft Beer Taproom and Bottle Shop in Romeoville, Illinois with 12 rotating taps and over 450 bottles and cans for on site consumption or to take home.

Iron&Glass has a variety of craft beers, ciders, meads, and wine plus non-alcoholic options too!

The taproom is family friendly, leashed pet friendly, and is BYOF. There are a variety of events and food trucks weekly.

What's Included

  • 10% Off A Single Packages Item OR 30% Off Single Draft Pour
  • 632 South Weber Road, Romeoville, IL, USA
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Kenwood Liquors

10,000 sq/ft Alcohol Emporium, with a great selection of Beer, Wine & Spirits topped off by our outstanding customer service and low everyday prices with a craft beer selection that is always fresh and everchanging.
The shopping atmosphere here is amazing especially on the weekends when we offer product sampling from various suppliers spanning beer, wine, and spirits.

  • 12037 W 159th St, Homer Glen, IL, USA
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Lodi Tap House

Illinois Crafted-Food, Beer, Mead, Wine & Spirits

What's Included

  • 10% Off Food Purchase
  • 101 Mill St, North Utica, IL, USA
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Mad Hatchet Brewing

We’re not quite hopheads, but we love making all sorts of different IPA’s. DIPA, Red IPA, NEIPA, milkshake IPA, session IPA, and so many more (Ok maybe we’re hopheads). We like messing with adjuncts, and taking traditional styles to the next level. Stouts and porters are also year round, and the stouts get bigger and chewy as we brew them when winter rolls around.

  • 913 Brook Forest Ave, Shorewood, IL 60404, USA
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Metal Monkey Brewing

Metal Monkey Brewing is in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, we offer 15+ in house made beers varying from light to dark, hoppy to not and a few unexpected twists in between. We also serve kombucha, nitro cold brew coffee & craft sodas. Come enjoy a game off our top-notch game shelf, play a classic video game, take in some metal music or hang in the lounge in our spacious taproom.

What's Included

  • $2 Off Total Bill
  • 515 Anderson Dr, Romeoville, IL, USA
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Miskatonic Brewing Company

Purveyors of both humble classic styles and bold, experimental beers that will make you question our sanity, Miskatonic Brewing is looking to spread our madness across the Midwest landscape.

What's Included

  • $1 Off Full Pours
  • 1000 N Frontage Rd, Darien, IL, USA
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MyGrain Brewing Co.

Craft brewpub located in the heart of downtown Joliet. Commited to brewing unique, bold beers in a variety of styles

  • 50 E Jefferson St, Joliet, IL, USA
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Orange & Brew Bottle Shop & Tap Room

Craft beer bottle shop and tap room in Downers Grove serving local and regional craft beers both on tap as well as to go.

What's Included

  • $1 Off Each Draft Beer (Limit 4)
  • 1027 Burlington Ave, Downers Grove, IL, USA
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Pollyanna Brewing Company

Our beer is and will always be clean and consistent with a strong focus on balance. We feel our four flagship offerings best represent Pollyanna and take pride in their year-round availability (we package all of them! 3 in cans, 1 one in bottles). We're constantly experimenting with local fruits and spices, seasonal lagers, barrel-aging, wild yeast, and bacteria. In our intimate and truly unique taprooms, we offer tasting flights, draft pours, and to-go 64oz growlers or 32oz howlers.

  • 431 Talcott Avenue, Lemont, IL, USA
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Pollyanna Brewing Company - Roselare

Named “Roselare,” Pollyanna's new concept is derived from two inspirational locations; the historic West Flanders city of Roeselare, Belgium and their new home in Roselle. They plan to further explore the oddities of brewing as we grow our mixed culture fermentations and wood aging experiments by introducing two brand new oak foudres.

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River Hawk Brewing

No matter where you’re seated in our taproom, you’ve got the best seat in the house to experience the sights and sounds of River Hawk. Our 3.5 bbl beer brewing system is on full display along with our 12 fermenters and (4) 500-gallon wine tanks. Our goal is to keep the tasting experience as authentic and organic as possible.

  • 24735 W Eames St, Channahon, IL, USA
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RT66 Old School Brewing

Proud owners Steve & Tina Nelson have been busy putting the wheels in motion this past fall… paperwork, securing funds, remodeling and even finding a brew master!!

They are excited to share their passion with all of you! They look forward to making the brewery a homey, sit down/relax, hangout and play games type atmosphere.

"Drink Local!"

What's Included

  • $1 Off A Pint
  • 110 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL, USA
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Scallywag Brewing Co.

Small craft brewery and taproom located in downtown Westmont

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Skeleton Key Brewery

A skeleton key is a single key that can open many different doors—which is also what we aspire to be. Our taproom is one such door, through which you can find delicious beer, camaraderie and community. Our classes are another, through which you can develop an even deeper appreciation for craft beer and get into the nitty-gritty of what goes into making it. And our incubator is the third, through which a selected individual can gain access to the tools they need to make their own dream of opening a brewery a reality.

  • 8102 Lemont Rd, Woodridge, IL, USA
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Tangled Roots Brewing Company

Brewpub located near Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois.

What's Included

  • $3 Pint With Purchase of An Entree
  • 812 La Salle Street, Ottawa, IL, USA
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Whiskey HIll Brewing Company

Whiskey Hill is a place where we take pride in our work and let the creativity flow. We hope you will taste this in every sip and create some great memories of your own.

  • 1115 Zygmunt Circle, Westmont, IL, USA
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Will County Brewing Company

A love for the art of craft beer. A shared vision of bringing something new and exciting to our own hometown. A desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The excitement of joining the craft brewing community. To realize a dream. To meet great people and support great causes. All this and more.

  • 1142 West Jefferson Street, Shorewood, IL, USA