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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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Heritage Corridor Ale Trail
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- Expires December 31st
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.
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.
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.
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.
- $5 Off Logo Merchandise
Hickory Creek Brewing Co
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.
- 10% Off Merchandise
Illinois Beer Festival - August 17, 2019
This year is the 4th annual Illinois Beer Festival and the 2nd year we will be implementing an “Illinois Brewery Only” participation format which will include a judged Illinois brewery competition and a “people’s choice” awards aspect to our festival.
Representatives of each Illinois brewery will be in attendance pouring samples and informing festival-goers of their wares. With the new focus of “Illinois only” breweries, this year’s Illinois Beer festival will be a celebration of our state’s exploding craft beer industry. We are celebrating the fact that Illinois produces some of the world’s best beers and also the resurgence of a by-gone era when there was a brewery in every town, like during the era when Illinois was founded two hundred years ago.
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.
- 10% Off A Single Packages Item OR 30% Off Single Draft Pour
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.
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.
- $2 Off Total Bill
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.
- $1 Off Full Pours
Orange & Brew Bottle Shop & Tap Room
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.
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.
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.
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.
- $1 Off A Pint
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.
Whiskey HIll Brewing Company
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.