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The Event - 2017 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest

Event Details:

  • Event Co-Presenters: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and Rotary Club of Elmhurst.
  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Time: VIP 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.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Craft Beer Fest gate on Saturday.
  • Ticket Price: $50
  • VIP (limited) is $15 additional, which goes from Noon to 1 P.M.
  • Designated Driver is $20
  • Public transportation: Metra West Line one block from Fest.
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Door Prizes
  • First 200 attendees will receive a $5.00 City Centre certificate that can be used for refreshments at City Centre establishments.

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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Barbeque Jim's Catering will be on site.
Authentic pit-roasted barbeque, homemade sides and All-American comfort food.

Explore Elmhurst free trolley is available all afternoon.

2016 Participating Breweries

Logo's for some of the participating breweries. Complete list below.


  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Blue Moon Brewing Co.
  • Exit Strategy Brewing Co.
  • Cademon Brewing Co.
  • Henry's Hard Soda
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Baderbrau
  • Temperance
  • Marz Community Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Allagash
  • Stone Brewing
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Around the Bend Beer Co.
  • Half Acre
  • Urban Legend
  • Pollyanna
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Middle Brow Beer Co.
  • Pig Minds Brewing Co.
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Sweet Water Brewing Company
  • Noon Whistle Brewing
  • Krombacher
  • Stella Artois
  • Virtue Cider

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation - Sponsor

The Elmhurst History Museum is supported by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. 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.

Rotary Club of Elmhurst - Sponsor

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

But Wait!!! There's More - Exhibition Featured

Beer fest ticket buyers should be sure to check out the museum while at the fest. See an exhibit about Chicago's own Ron Popeil, founder of the Ronco Company, inventor, and TV pitchman. Continuing in the Museum's second floor gallery is "By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst," an award-winning exhibit examining people and places from throughout the community's history

Our Sponsors

We want to thank the following sponsors for their support. Please click on Platinum & Gold sponsors logo's for more information. Without You the 2017 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
fifth third bank logo

Fifth Third Bank
storino ramello durkin law firm logo

Storino, Ramello & Durkin Law Firm

christopher burke logo
Christopher B. Burke Engineering
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
Bronze Level Sponsors
Lexington Square

Inland Bank

Mike LoCicero Law Offices

Elmhurst Dermatology
Media Sponsor
rock valley publishing logo
Rock Valley Publishing


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 16, 2017 at the Elmhurst History Museum Grounds (120 East Park Ave, Elmhurst) from 12 -5 pm.

All proceeds from the 2017 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will benefit the Educational programs of the History Museum, Churchville Schoolhouse, and the Rotary Club service projects.

General Admission - $50
VIP Admission (limited)- $15
Designated Driver Admission- $20

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 VIP tickets include a 3 oz. commemorative tasting glass, live music, snacks, wrist band and 18 drink tickets.

VIP 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 VIP 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?

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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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