Your favorite week is back!

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 10-17th 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.

Beer under glass

Beer Under Glass (BUG), the annual fundraising event to kick off Illinois Craft Beer Week, takes place Friday, May 10th at the Garfield Park Conservatory. This nature-infused craft beer festival invites guests to sample brews from more than 100 craft breweries in one of the world's largest and most stunning plant conservatories. Proceeds support the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

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Explosive growth, breweries of all shapes and sizes and camaraderie are the foundation of the craft beer scene here in Illinois. Check out unique stories about our favorite liquid artisans.