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WELCOME TO THE 2018 ELMHURST CRAFT BEER FEST

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Music at the Fest Presents:

Scottie Long

Scotty Long

Brent Brown

Brent Brown

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Barbeque Jim's Catering will be on site.

Authentic pit-roasted barbeque, homemade sides and All-American comfort food.

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Interested in volunteering at the Craft Beer Fest?

We welcome all those aged 21 and older interested in helping us create an exciting Fest experience.

Volunteers are asked to fill various roles at the fest. Email us at volunteer@elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com


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The Event - 2018 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest


Event Details:

  • Event: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation
  • Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: Early Entry Event, Noon-1 p.m.; General Admission, 1-5 p.m
  • Location: Elmhurst History Museum Grounds
  • (120 East Park Ave, Elmhurst).
  • Breweries: 50+ craft and micro breweries.
  • Festival Participants: 21 and over only.
  • Tickets: This is a fund raising event. Tickets are non-refundable.
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  • General Admission through Sept. 8 - $40
  • General Admission after Sept. 8 - $50
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  • Early Entry Event from Noon - 1 P.M.
  • Early Entry Admission (limited) through Sept. 8 - $50
  • Early Entry Admission (limited) after Sept. 8 - $65
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  • Designated Driver Admission- $20
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  • Discount Ticket Price for Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members:
  • General Admission through Sept. 8 - $35
  • General Admission after Sept. 8 - $45
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  • Early Entry Admission (limited) through Sept. 8 - $45
  • Early Entry Admission (limited) after Sept. 8 - $60
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  • (Discounts not Available on Day of Event)
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  • Public transportation: Metra West Line one block from Fest.
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Door Prizes

In order to meet Illinois liquor law compliance standards, the fest will be a ticketed event. Festival participants will receive 18 drink tickets, each of which can be exchanged for a 3 oz. sample.


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Explore Elmhurst free trolley is available all afternoon.


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2018 Participating Breweries

Logo's for some of the participating breweries. Check back often! We continue to add to the list.

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  • 2 Fools Cider
  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Afterthought Brewing Company
  • Allagash Brewing Co.
  • Alter Brewing Co.
  • Argus Brewery
  • Around The Bend
  • Baderbrau Brewing Company
  • Blue Nose Brewery
  • Brickstone Brewery
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Buckledown Brewing
  • Cahoots Brewery
  • Elmhurst Brewing Co.
  • Epic Brewing Company
  • Exit Strategy
  • Flossmoor Station Brewing Company
  • Forbidden Root
  • Guinness
  • Gun Craft Beer
  • Half Day Brewing Company
  • Haymarket Brewing
  • Kinslahger Brewing Co.
  • Krombacher
  • Lagunitas
  • Lake Zurich Brewing Company
  • Lexington Brewing
  • Maplewood Brewery
  • Marz Brewing Co.
  • Noon Whistle Brewing
  • North Coast Brewing Co.
  • Oak Park Brewing Company
  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.
  • Point Brewery
  • Pollyanna Brewing Co.
  • Revolution Brewing Co.
  • Sam Adams
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co.
  • Schlafly
  • Seattle Cider Company
  • Shiner Beer
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Stem Ciders
  • Stone Brewing
  • Tangled Roots Brewing Company
  • Temperance Beer Co.
  • Ten Ninety
  • Two Brothers Artisan Brewing

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation - Sponsor

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports the Elmhurst History Museum. This citizen-led board stimulates broad-based support for local history, the Elmhurst History Museum, and the Churchville Schoolhouse through advocacy, education, and fundraising. Through strategic planning, donor development, outreach, and essential fundraising, the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation offers guidance and support to keep history alive for future generations. Consider becoming a member of the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation today and enjoy a $5.00 discount on admission to the Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest this year while helping a great cause!


The Elmhurst History Museum

During the Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest, guests will have the opportunity to check out the Elmhurst History Museum’s current exhibit, Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating. The exhibit explores the great skating palaces of the 1940s, 50s and beyond, including The Elm, our community’s local rink from 1956-1989. Visitors will also be able to explore By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst, a national award-winning exhibit on the second floor gallery. Admission to the exhibits is free.

The Elmhurst History Museum is a valued cultural institution for residents of Elmhurst, and it attracts museum-goers from the greater Chicagoland area. The Museum preserves the story of Elmhurst and enhances quality of life by providing unique cultural and educational opportunities through high-quality exhibits, programs, and other services.

Serving the Elmhurst community since 1957, the Museum provides award-winning exhibits; educational programs for adults, families, and children; school services meeting local and state curriculum standards; and reference services related to the history of Elmhurst’s people and places. It regularly partners with other local and regional cultural attractions, business organizations, and clubs and organizations to expand its reach, strengthen its impact, and attract tourism dollars to the Elmhurst community.

Our Sponsors

We want to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2018. Please click on Platinum & Gold sponsors logo's for more information. Without You the 2018 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest would not be possible.

Event Sponsor:
Proud to Announce:
 
Pints Logo
 
2018 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest Event Sponsor

Platinum Level Sponsors
lakeside bank logo
 
Lakeside Bank

Pints Logo
 
Pints Elmhurst, IL

suburban bank and trust logo
 
Suburban Bank & Trust

Gold Level Sponsors
storino ramello durkin law firm logo
 
Storino, Ramello & Durkin Law Firm

pete dicianni county board logo
 
Pete DiCianni County Board

elmhurst brewing logo
 
Elmhurst Brewing Co.

spectial t unlimited logo
 
Special T Unlimited

siemens logo
 
Siemens Industry Inc.

christopher burke logo
 
Christopher B. Burke Engineering

Silver Level Sponsors
bartlett tree experts logo
 
Bartlett Tree Experts

community bank elmhurst logo
 
Community Bank of Elmhurst

schamberger logo
 
Schamberger Bros. Distributing

alpine creek dental logo
 
Alpine Creek Dental

fsr logo
 
FSR Financial Service

robertos logo
 
Roberto's

Bronze Level Sponsors
Mike LoCicero Law Offices

Lexington Square

Elmhurst Dermatology

Devries Animal Hospital

Ken Bartels Consulting

jnoldan logo

Media Sponsor
rock valley publishing logo
 
Rock Valley Publishing
Print Sponsor
tree towns image logo
 
Tree Towns Image & Color Graphics

F.A.Q.

You have a question? Someone else might have had the exact same one. Let's find out!

The Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Elmhurst History Museum Grounds (120 East Park Ave, Elmhurst) from 12 -5 pm.

All proceeds from the 2018 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will benefit the Educational programs of the History Museum and Churchville Schoolhouse

General Admission through Sept. 8 - $40
General Admission after Sept. 8 - $50
Early Entry Event from Noon - 1 P.M.
Early Entry Admission (limited) through Sept. 8 - $50
Early Entry Admission (limited) after Sept. 8 - $65
Designated Driver Admission- $20

Discount Ticket Price for Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members:
General Admission through Sept. 8 - $35
General Admission after Sept. 8 - $45

Early Entry Admission (limited) through Sept. 8 - $45
Early Entry Admission (limited) after Sept. 8 - $60

(Discounts not Available on Day of Event)
Tickets will be available at the gate.

Yes, general admission tickets will be available for $50 and designated driver tickets for $20 at the gate. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Avoid a line at the gate and buy your tickets in advance!

General admission and Early Entry tickets include a 3 oz. commemorative tasting glass, live music, snacks, wrist band and 18 drink tickets.

Avoid long lines and beat the crowd! Sample special release beers and ciders before they run out! Early Entry attendees enjoy early entry 1 hour before the general admission gate opens. This is your chance to visit the most popular booths and mingle with Beer representatives before the masses arrive. A limited number of Early Entry tickets will be available.

Designated Driver will enjoy various sodas, bottled water, snacks, music, wrist band, but no alcoholic beverages.

Driver license, state issued ID, military ID, passport.

All ticket sales are final... no returns or exchanges.

This is strictly a 21 and over event---so leave the little ones and strollers at home. Everyone entering the fest must present a valid government issued ID.

We love dogs but unfortunately no dogs are allowed into the fest.

No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the Fest.

There will be picnic tables for seating, but if you are attached to your chair you can bring it into the Fest.

Some snacks will be provided. Barbeque Jim's Smokehouse food available for purchase. Before and after the Fest we suggest you visit some of the great dining locations in and around the Elmhurst downtown area.

This is a Rain or Shine event. Please watch the weather forecast and be prepared. Dress appropriately. Sometimes it rains... don't tell us you've never drank in the rain!

We welcome all those aged 21 and older interested in helping us create an exciting Fest experience. Volunteers are asked to fill various roles at the fest. Email us at volunteer@elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com

Let us know. Email us at info@elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com

Need Directions?

Click "Direction" link on the map for directions.


More Video's




2016 Event Pic's

Below are pictures taken at the 2016 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest.

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2015 Event Pic's

Below are pictures taken at the 2015 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest.

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Images courtesy of Rob Kopecky
Vice President, Elmhurst Rotary

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