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Scottie Long

Brent Brown

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Back by Popular Demand

Barbeque Jim's Catering will be on site.

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

Back by Popular Demand

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: 30+ craft and micro breweries.
  • Festival Participants: 21 and over only.
  • Tickets: This is a fund raising event. Tickets are non-refundable.
  • 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 - $65
  • (Discounts not Available on Day of Event)
  • 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.

Explore Elmhurst free trolley is available all afternoon.

2018 Participating Breweries

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


  • 4 Hands Brewing Co.
  • Allagash Brewing Co.
  • Alter Brewing Co.
  • Around the Bend Beer Co.
  • Buckle Down Brewing
  • Cider Boys
  • Elmhurst Brewing Co.
  • Empirical Brewery
  • Exit Strategy Brewing Co.
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Greenbush Brewing Co
  • Haymarket Brewery
  • Kinslahger Brewing Co.
  • Marz Community Brewing
  • Middle Brow Beer Co.
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • One Trick Pony Brewery
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Pig Minds Brewing Co.
  • Pollyanna Brewing Co.
  • Prairie Krafts Brewing Co.
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Seattle Cider Co.
  • Short Fuse Brewing Co.
  • Sun King Brewery
  • Ten Ninety Brewing Co
  • Tighthead Brewing Co.
  • Two Brothers Artisan Brewing
  • Uinta Brewing
  • Noon Whistle 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 2017. Please click on Platinum & Gold sponsors logo's for more information. Without You the 2018 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest would not be possible.

Platinum Level Sponsors
pints logo

Pints Elmhurst, IL

red arrow tap room logo

Red Arrow Tap Room

suburban bank and trust logo

Suburban Bank & Trust
Gold Level Sponsors
pete dicianni county board logo

Pete DiCianni County Board

storino ramello durkin law firm logo

Storino, Ramello & Durkin Law Firm

christopher burke logo

Christopher B. Burke Engineering

@properties logo


lakeside bank logo

Lakeside Bank

spectial t unlimited logo

Special T Unlimited

elmhurst brewing logo

Elmhurst Brewing Co.
Silver Level Sponsors
tech voo logo

Tech Voo

schamberger logo

Schamberger Bros. Distributing

alpine creek dental logo

Alpine Dental Group

tree of life chiropractic logo

Tree of Life Chiropractic Center

fsr logo

FSR Financial Service

community bank elmhurst logo

Community Bank of Elmhurst

mckenna homes logo

McKenna Homes

beerhead bar & eatery logo

Beerhead Bar & Eatery Elmhurst

ahlgrim funeral home logo

Ahlgrim Funeral Home

bartlett tree experts logo

Bartlett Tree Experts

my mechanic logo

My Mechanic, Inc.
Bronze Level Sponsors
Lexington Square

Inland Bank

Mike LoCicero Law Offices

Elmhurst Dermatology


Tannins Wine Bar
Media Sponsor
rock valley publishing logo

Rock Valley Publishing
Print Sponsor
tree towns image logo

Tree Towns Image & Color Graphics


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
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

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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.

2015 Event Pic's

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

Images courtesy of Rob Kopecky
Vice President, Elmhurst Rotary

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