So many Illinois breweries and brewpubs have events going on for Oktoberfest.. Do you know what your local brewer is up to? We started a list of Member breweries that are celebrating the best drinking season of the year! Of course, for most of us, any season is an excellent season to drink craft beer. This list will be updated as information keeps rolling in. Here you go… prost!
1. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant – Sept 11th 5-9pm
2. DESTIHL Sept. 15th, Sept. 22nd
5. Revolution Brewery 9/22 3-8pm
3-8 pm at the Kedzie Production Brewery (3340 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60618). Tickets for our big Fall event cost $35 each and include a huge 1L commemorative glass stein full of our Oktoberfest Revolution beer. Additionally, there will be live music (The Polkaholics, The Waco Brothers, and Sybris), a smattering of free carny games, traditional German food for sale (including veggie alternatives), and a “who’s who” of Revolution’s favorite brews including the release of our Institutionalized barley wine.
6. Atlas Brewing Co. Sept. 25th 7pm
7. Goose Island – Wrigleyville Sept. 27th 7-9pm
Goose Island Wrigleyville brewpub is hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration with the premiere of the Goose Island Brewpubs’ Oktoberfest beer! Join us to fill up on some of your favorite German food, win Goose Island prize packages and dance the night away to your favorite polka music from “The Chardon Polka Band“.
$25 all-inclusive food and beer package from 7-9pm. If the weather is right, you can guarantee we’ll be celebrating in the beer garden!
8. Haymarket Pub & Brewery 9/29 — 2-6pm
10. Tighthead Brewing Sept. 29th 5-10pm
An evening of great beer, food and music! Beers will include the release of our first Oktoberfest Marzen style lager, the return of the Maibock, and your favorite Tighthead standards. Vendors will provide a variety of food options and music will be provided by “Unfiltered” and headliners “The Head Honchos.” $10 gets you into the fest and a commemorative festival glass. Beer and food tickets will be sold separately.
11. Emmett’s Brewing Co. Oct. 14th-16th, Oct. 27th
Emmett’s will be featuring their Oktoberfest lager at Heritage Fest in West Dundee Oct. 14-15-16. It’s a community fall festival that takes place literally at their back door.
All three breweries (West Dundee, Palatine, and Downers Grove) have produced an Oktoberfest lager and will have tapping parties at all locations on 10-27. All made with German malt and hops, full-bodied, malty, and 6.0% abv. One batch only per location, so it’s sure to go fast!