Beer Event Calendar

Hello Brew Crew!

Chicago is quickly asserting itself in the craft beer scene, including having incredible beer events throughout the year. Below is a calendar of the beer events for your reference. Want anymore included? Email



Scorched Earth Day – April 26&27, 2019; 203 Berg Street, Algonquin, IL; Link


Chicago Beer Classic – May 4, 2019, Soldier Field; Link

Illinois Craft Beer Week – May 10-17, 2019, Various Locations; Link

Beer Under Glass (ICBW Opening Event) – May 10, 2019, Garfield Park Conservatory; Link

Maifest Chicago – May 29-June 2, 2019, Lincoln Square; Link


Chicago Ale Fest (Summer) – June 1, 2019Grant Park (Butler Field); Link

Chicago Beer 5K, June 8, 2019, Grant Park; Link 

Craft Brews at the Zoo – June 14&15, 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo; Link


Chicago Craft Beer Festival – July 20 & 21, 2019 Lakeview (3500 N. Lincoln Ave.); Link

Tour de Fat by Fat Tire – TBA; Link


Oak Park Micro Brew Review – August 17, 2019, downtown Oak Park; Link

Lagunitas Beer Circus – August 24, 2019, Douglas Park; Link


Chicago German-American Oktoberfest – September 6,7&8, 2019, Lincoln Square; Link

St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest – TBA, North Center (2215 W Irving Park Road); Link

Oktoberfest Chicago – TBA, St. Alphonsus Church (Lincoln/Wellington/Southport); Link

BeerHoptacular – September 28, 2019, Vertiport Chicago; Link


Bacon and Beer Classic – Dates TBA, Location TBA

Festiv-Ale Beer Fest – Date TBA, Location TBA

Harvest HopDown – Date TBA, Location TBA

Logan Square Beer Festival – Dates TBA, Location TBA; Link

Pints for Pets – Date TBA, Location TBA (likely Revolution Brewing in Logan Square)


Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer – November 8-9, 2019, UIC Forum at 725 W Roosevelt; Link


Brewlights – TBD, Lincoln Park Zoo; Link.



Winter Brew – TBA, Lincoln Square (Dank Haus, 4740 N Western)

Chicago Ale Fest (Winter) – TBA, Navy Pier (Grand Ballroom)


Cider Summit Chicago – TBA, Navy Pier; Link

Polar Beer Festival – TBA, River North (Rock Bottom, 1 W Grand)

Winter Wonderland of Beer – TBA, Rosemont (MB Financial Park)

Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival – TBA, Lakeview (800 W Waveland)

Uppers and Downers – TBA, Thalia Hall (1807 S Allport St)

Darkside VI – TBA, Wicker Park (Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave)


The Chicago Beer Festival – TBA, The Field Museum (1400 S Lake Shore Dr)

Windy City Brewhaha – TBA, West Loop (Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W Fulton)

Day & Night of the Living Ales – TBA, Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.)


Chicago on Tap – TBD; Link