Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Announces 5th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week

Chicago, IL – Chicago is a city of great neighborhoods. Chicago is a city of great beer. Chicago is a city of great people. In an effort to promote the great brewers, breweries, brewpubs, craft beer serving bars, and the beer loving community, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild brings the city Chicago Craft Beer Week 2014. For eleven days in May, the craft beer community in Chicago will be showcased through events all around the city from beer dinners to tap takeovers, from Lincoln Park to Bridgeport.

What: 5th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week

Who: Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

When: Thursday, May 15 — Sunday, May 25

Where: City of Chicago; events will be featured throughout the city at both new and familiar craft breweries, brewpubs, beer bars, and bottle shops.

Full Schedule: The 2014 website ( is now live and the free iOS and Android apps will go live early April.

Featured Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) events include:

“Beer Under Glass” Opening Night Event (Thursday, May 15, 2014 / 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory) Innovative brews from local craft breweries and small plates from popular restau┬¡rants. Proceeds to benefit Garfield Park Conservatory and the ICBG. Ticketed event.

Public Ticket Sale – Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Noon

West Loop Craft Beer Fest Closing Event (Saturday, May 24, 2014 / VIP event begins at 12 p.m.; General Admission 1-5 p.m. in the West Loop) Largest craft beer outdoor block party hosted by the Chicago French Market and the Neighbors of West Loop. All tickets include craft beer tastings and a sampling glass. Proceeds to benefit the Neighbors of West Loop and the ICBG. Ticketed event.

Public Ticket Sale – TBA

2013 Recap: CCBW 2013 was the guild’s largest fundraiser to date. Last year’s CCBW counted over 500 events spanning over 300 venues, almost tripling participation from 2012. Complete with a comprehensive CCBW mobile app, the guild successfully enticed thousands of craft beer enthusiasts to explore Chicago’s booming craft brewing industry.