The tremor in The Force. The quiver in your liver. The dance in your pants. Those are all signs of the pending 11-day bender we like to call Chicago Craft Beer Week! Yeah, we're always celebrating something in the Chicago craft beer world, but this is the Official For Real and True Craft Beer Celebration! Come out and party with us! Specialty beers! Raging parties! We can't sell this hard enough!

Thursday May 14, 7pm - Beer Under Tin at Paddy Long's
Paddy Long's - 1028 W Diversey, Chicago

We're kicking off Chicago Craft Beer Week with BUT (Beer Under Tin), a party we're throwing with our old pals and fellow rebels: Off Color Brewing.

Both brewers and beers from Metropolitan and Off Color will be in house and on draft. The third official Das Boot will take place between Paddy Long's, Metro, and Off Color (the jerks at Paddy's are steadily holding first place).

Beers we're pouring:
Idler Weisse - a super neat wheat ale
Big Wheel Imperial Flywheel - that's right nerds! It's IMPERIAL!
Krankshaft - an old favorite, perfect for filling boots

Happy CCBW Chicago! We'll be partying all night and we hope to see you there! Cheers!

Friday May 15, 4:30pm VIP / 5:30pm General Entry - Local Brews Local Grooves
House of Blues Chicago - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago

Local Brews Local Grooves is the ultimate craft beer and music festival, featuring the best of Chicago with it’s finest breweries, hottest bands, and tastiest food!    

• 32+ craft beers and ciders, including a mix of seasonal releases and old favorites from 3 Floyds Brewing, Founders Brewing, SweetWater Brewing, Alarmist Brewing, Brickstone Brewery, Goose Island Beer Company, Lagunitas Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Off Color Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing, Penrose Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, Vandermill Ciders, Motor Row Brewing, Anthem Cider, and Wandering Aengus Cider!    

• Street festival style food booths    
• 2 stages of live music and DJ in Foundation Room    
• Full bars open in addition to sampling areas

Beers we're pouring:
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our annual CCBW specialty release
Flywheel - because Flywheel is always a great party guest

Friday May 15 - Beauty and the Brews
The Sedwick Stop - 1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago

Come on out and celebrate the growing presence of women in craft beer by drinking all of our beer!

Saturday May 16, 2:05pm - Hops on the Rooftop
Wrigley Rooftop at 3617 North Sheffield, Chicago

Get Your Chicago Craft Beer Week on overlooking the Friendly Confines! Join us for Hops on the Rooftops of Wrigley with over 16 Illinois Craft Breweries brought to you by The Kinderhook Tap. Partygoers include: Begyle, Buckledown, Church Street, Dry Hop, Flesk, Imperial Oak, Lake Effect, Marz, Metropolitan, Noon Whistle, Pig Minds, Temperance, Bucket List, Around The Bend, Pollyanna, and  Une Annee! as we take takeover the taps at 3617 North Sheffield Wrigley Rooftop as the Cubs take on the Pirates at 3:05pm Saturday May 16th.

Your ticket gets you lots of craft beer from amazing local breweries and unlimited eats.

Doors open at 2:05 and close 30 minutes after the game.

We'll be pouring Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our annual CCBW specialty release

Saturday May 16, 12:00pm - Local Cask Day
Fountainhead - 1970 W. Montrose, Chicago

Chicago Craft Beer Week is hectic. This party is casual and all about neighborhood friendliness. Half Acre and Metro both sent Fountainhead some special casks for tapping at noon, on the rooftop. Join us for some sitting, sipping, and light-hearted chatting. You can rage at another CCBW event tomorrow.

Beers we're pouring:
FIRKIN: Krankshaft infused with Habanero and Orange Peel
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our annual CCBW specialty release
Krankshaft - the ole'favorite

Beers Half Acre is pouring:
FIRKIN: Akari Shogun w/ 1/2 pound of Nelson Sauvin Hops
Akari Shogun

Sunday May 17, 12:00-4:00pm - Sunday Funday @ Funway
Funway - 1355 S River St., Batavia

Sunday Funday @ Funway: Eight Chicago breweries + hundreds of arcade games + go-karts + laser tag + bowling + batting cages + mini-golf + bumper boats + roller skating. This will be a most excellent day of drinking and gaming with the good folks who brew your favorite local craft beers.

Beers we're pouring:
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye infused with coffee from Metropolis Coffee
Krankshaft - pairs best with running around like a fool, playing games

Space is limited - be smart and go straight for those tickets!

Monday May 18, 7:00pm - Dinner with the Metropolitan Brew Team
Farmhouse Chicago - 228 W. Chicago, Chicago

Details are still being established, but 4 German-inspired courses paired with Metro beers. $45 (does not include tax or gratuity).

Specialty beers we're pouring:
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye infused with coffee from Metropolis Coffee
Big Wheel Imperial Flywheel
#thankskillion German Red Lager

Tuesday May 19, 6:00pm - 3rd Annual Battle of the Breweries
Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square - 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Battle of the Breweries has been so nice, we're doing it thrice.

Join us at for our 3rd annual BOTB tap takeover & arcade tournament during Chicago Craft Beer Week This year's edition will feature a bracketed, down 'n dirty AIR HOCKEY tourney! 

Come cheer on your favorite local breweries as they vie for bragging rights while drinking their beers and ours. 

Beers we're pouring:
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - our annual CCBW specialty release
Flywheel Bright Lager

Thursday May 21, 7:00pm - Celebrating Women of Chicago Craft Beer
Riverview Tavern - 1958 W Roscoe St, Chicago

Join us during Chicago Craft Beer Week for an evening celebrating the Women of Craft Beer at Riverview Tavern in Roscoe Village.

The ladies behind some of your favorite breweries will be in attendance including Temperance, Rock Bottom Chicago, Revolution, Goose Island, DryHop, Begyle, Motor Row, Rude Hippo and more! Including Tracy from Metro!

There will be special tappings of local beer throughout the night featuring a number of local female collaboration brews.

Donations from pint sales and raffle tickets will benefit the Chicago Chapter of "Dress For Success", a charity that promotes economic independence by providing professional clothing and resources to disadvantaged women.

This is event is open to the public, no ticket required. Come out and support the Midwest's most talented women.

Event curation by Hail To The Ale

Specialty beer we're pouring:
Heliostat Zwickel Lager

Saturday May 23, 1:30pm and 3pm - Super Duper Rare Brewery Tours!
Metropolitan Brewing - 5121 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

We're offering two brewery tours to benefit the Windy City Rollers travel teams as part of Chicago Craft Beer Week! Our tours are few and far between, so don't miss out! The 45 minute tours of the brewery will feature four 3oz sample pours of our beer, including some of our CCBW specialty brews!

Doors opening 10 minutes before each tour (1:20 PM and 2:50 PM, respectively).
All proceeds from the 1:30 PM tour will go to support the Windy City Rollers, a nonprofit roller derby league, and their travel teams. Come meet your favorite skaters from Chicago's premier roller derby league while you learn about and taste some of Chicago's best beer! Click this link to read more info about the Windy City Rollers travel season.

Specialty beers we're pouring:
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye
Arc Welder Dunkel Rye infused with coffee from Metropolis Coffee
Big Wheel Imperial Flywheel
#thankskillion German Red Lager

Idler Weisse - a super neat wheat ale

Click here for tickets! These tours will sell out, so no hemming and hawing. Come out and support the skaters with us!