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Illinois Craft Beer Week @ Werk Force



Illinois Craft Beer Week (formerly Chicago Craft Beer Week) is the most anticipated celebration of craft beer and craft breweries across Illinois. Taking over the state May 18-25th and featuring hundreds of events in breweries, bars, and restaurants from Chicago to Central and Downstate Illinois, Illinois Craft Beer Week is the premier weeklong festival for people who brew Illinois beer, drink Illinois beer, and support Illinois beer & we can't wait to celebrate with you!!


FRIDAY 5/18

  • 5-9pm: Grill Chasers Food Truck
  • Special Tapping 4PM: 
    Plague of Crickets - Cayenne Cricket Helles Lager

SATURDAY 5/19

  • 5-9pm: Puff Pizza Truck          
  • Special Tapping All Day: 
    Tell Tall Tales - Dry Hopped Barrel Fermented Belgian Pale Ale

SUNDAY 5/20

  • BOTTLE RELEASE
    • Tender Hugs Collaboration Brew w/ Alter Brewing Co.
      - 750 mL Bottle . Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Peach & Apricot Kettle Sour

TUESDAY 5/22

  • Special Tapping @ CBW Tasting Bar: 
    Bourbon Barrel Aged Farmhouse Vultures w/ Raspberries
    • Bourbon Barrel Aged Mixed Culture Ale 

WEDNESDAY 5/23

  • Special Tapping @ CBW Tasting Bar: 
    Classified Information - Brettanomyces IPA

THURSDAY 5/24

  • Special Tapping 4PM: 
    Rock Force - Corn Wine Collaboration w/ Rock Bottom Brewery

FRIDAY 5/25

  • 5-9pm: Grumpy Gaucho 
  • Special Tapping 4pm: 
    Beach Lover: Sex on the Beach Cocktail Inspired Ale
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Earlier Event: May 18
Illinois Craft Beer Week