Sept 16 – Nine Craft Beer Events Throughout Metro Chicago

September 16 almost offers more craft beer parties to Chicago-area residents than most days during Chicago Craft Beer Week. Rather than flood my Facebook Fan Page with endless amounts of links, I felt it would be easier to provide a collection of links. I can’t list them all, but this is a big sample of some of the major events — many of which are Oktoberfest-style celebrations, while many others are unique fests. Prost! Cheers!


Beers from 15+ brewers & appetizers will be taking over our entire Blvd. Throughout the event our theater screens will feature “Beer themed entertainment” for our guests to roam in and out of with their #beer or #ciders, included in the ticket price. At 2PM, enjoy the instant-classic drinking film, Beerfestest on the big screen.

Click here to see the Facebook Event Page: 

  • Must be 21+ to enter.
  • 97.1 FM The Drive- Chicago’s Classic Rock. The Drive’s Morning Show Host, Sherman and the Road Crew will be live on The Blvd to provide the soundtrack for Brews on Blvd.
  • Yelp will have a table with some fun giveaways as well!
  • Beer Pong tournament: Winning team will win an EPIC movie prize pack. Please RSVP your team to:
  • Beer themed entertainment on 4+ screens (Sports, adult cartoons and college comedies)
  • Voucher for a screening of Beerfest the movie or any current movie
  • Passed Appetizers
  • Commemorative glass & Brew guide
Goose Island
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Revolution Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Nevin’s Brewing Company
Hopvine Brewing Company
Penrose Brewing
Perennial Artisan Ales
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illuminated Brew Works
Noon Whistle Brewing
Ten Ninety Brewing Co
Granite City Food & Brewery – Naperville
Boulevard Brewing Company
Metal Monkey Brewing
Virtue Cider
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Myths and Legends Brewing Company


See the Facebook Event Page

It’s that time of year again – Time for huge pretzels and even bigger steins! So pull on your lederhosen, lace up your dirndl and dust off that litre stein to fill it with the best Oktoberfest Märzen this side of the Atlantic.

We’ll be serving up plenty of sausage, schnitzel and sour kraut with endless steins of beer flowing. Burnt City steins will be on special for $15 with fill – or – Bring Your Own Stein and fill up to 1 litre for $6. Select drafts only, let’s not get carried away.


  • Bavaria Pretzel $7 – With mustard and cheese sauce
  • Beef Rouladen Rolls, $14 – Served over spaetzle, horseradish mashed potatoes, German red cabbage
  • Chicken Schnitzel $13 – Horseradish mashed potatoes, German red cabbage
  • Sausages & Kraut $12 – Horseradish mashed potatoes, German style spinach


See the Facebook Event Page

Join us at the brewery for our (FREE) 3nd annual Oktoberfest! The fest will be held outdoors rain or shine in our tented lot, AND inside in the taproom.

Kid friendly, too (accompanied by an adult).

BuckleDown Beer

  • Traditional Oktoberfest beer and 6-packs of it to go!
  • 10 draft beers on tap including Oktoberfest, Hefeweizin and German-Style Pils.
  • 1L custom commemorative tankard plus the first fill of Oktoberfest Beer or Pils will be $15. Refills for $10.
  • You keep the glass! (*while supplies last)

Food from Hillgrove Tap

Cooking up some traditional, Bavarian fare from Hillgrove Tap

  • Brats
  • Giant Pretzels

Live Music


  • Mike Maicke
  • Mark Essick Band
  • The North 41


  • Tank & the Beez

Anyone 21 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone wishing to drink our beer must have a valid ID with proof of age (21 and over).

Please try as hard as possible to ride-share, Uber, cab, walk, surf, or anything that will keep the keys out of your hands and you safe. We like you all and want to maintain a strong, healthy, lasting beer relationship with you!

If you do drive…
Park ON the street on Pulaski south of 47th St.


We have neighbors that have been putting up with us for nearly 4 years now, and they deserve some repect…BuckleDown wasn’t their idea.


Red Arrow Tap Room is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Third Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest, benefiting Elmhurst History Museum, Churchville Schoolhouse, and Elmhurst Rotary.

18 drink tickets each good for a 3 oz. sample

Allagash Brewing Company
Alter Brewing Company
Around the Bend Beer Co.
BuckleDown Brewing
Empirical Brewery
Exit Strategy Brewing Company
Founders Brewing Co.
Half Acre Beer Company
Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company
Middlebrow Brewery
New Belgium Brewing
Noon Whistle Brewing
Pig Minds Brewing Co.
Pollyanna Brewing Company
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company
Ten Ninety Brewing Co
Two Brothers Brewing Company

Enjoy music by Scottie Long Music and Brent Brown, plus Brain Freeze Ice Cream and BBQ


See the Facebook Event Page

Or, see the Webpage

Tickets: Cost: $10 (DD), $40 (GA), or $75 (VIP)

There are also plenty of cocktail options, from Timothy O’ Toole’s

Alltech Lexington Brewing
Avery Brewing Co.
Blue Moon Brewing Company
CiderBoys Cider Co.
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Half Acre Beer Company
Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company
Tighthead Brewing Company
Wild Onion Brewery
Greenbush Brewing Company
Only Child Brewery
Abita Brewing Co.
Finch’s Beer Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
Penrose Brewing Co.
Goose Island (Chicago, IL)
Stone Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Samuel Adams
New Belgium
Deschutes Brewery
Angry Orchard Hard Cider
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Traveler Beer Company
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Two Brothers Brewing
RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Sweetwater Brewing Company
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Revolution Brewing
Bell’s Brewery
Dogfish Head
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Surly Brewing Company
Upland Brewing Company
Breckenridge Brewing Company
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Hinterland Brewery
Shorts Brewing Company
Allagash Brewing Company
Left Hand Brewing
Crispin Cider Co.
21st Amendment Brewery


See the Facebook Event Page

Harry from The Cabin has lost his mind again! He will be filling up the bar this weekend with a truckload of sand for your beachgoing pleasure. The Maplewood folks will be there from 3-6 on Saturday where we will be doing a SPECIAL DRAFT SNEAK PEEK of Double Charlatan! Have it for the first time at The Cabin before is goes on sale next week.

See you there in your beachwear! (seriously though, wear your swimsuit)


Hosted by Ralder and Metro Brewing – Get Tickets Here.

  • Band from 8pm-11pm
  • Stein Hoisting @ 10pm With Sweet prizes
  • Metro beer $5 for 500ml, or $10 for 1L


See the Facebook Fan Page

Our Oktoberfest celebration is back this year and BIGGER and BRONZER than ever.

We’re proud to be the only brewery in the area pouring a Great American Beer Festival award winning Oktoberfest…

…so you don’t want to miss out on this one! Our Fruhauf Oktoberfest Lager will be keeping those steins full and we’re pleased to welcome back Weber Grill Restaurant Lombard, who will be grilling up all sorts of Oktoberfest fare. The music will be bangin’, the beer will be flowin’, and the lederhosen and drndls will be sportin’. Mark your calendars now!

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017. 3pm-11pm | Talcott Square, Lemont, IL.
  • $10 entrance includes souvenir stein (while supplies last…we bought A LOT more this year), $5 pours of craft beer, live music, and tons of Oktoberfest fun.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door. No pre-sale tickets.

Food Menu:

  • Large and Small Pretzels
  • Pollyanna Oktoberfest Bier-Cheese Sauce
  • Smoked Bier-Bratwurst Sandwich with Bacon Kraut
  • Grilled Cheeseburger
  • Grilled Mazzie Beer Can Chicken Sandwich
  • Schweinebraten –Smoked Pork Shoulder Entree with Bier Gravey (made with Humpenscrump) and served with Bacon Kraut
  • All Served with Bavarian Potato Salad and Imported Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Band Lineup

  • Bruce Korosa Polka Band (3:30-6:00)
  • PHAT BEATZ (6-7:30)
  • Cover Gurl (7:30-10:30)


See the Facebook Event Page

Head to Kaiser Tiger!

It’s our annual Oktoberfest Party. Celebrate it in our Beer Garden with sausage, soft baked pretzels and a huge selection of Oktoberfest beers on tap.

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