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Illinois Craft Beer Week

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association representing nearly 300 craft breweries across the state, today announced the return of Illinois Craft Beer Week May 13-20, 2022.

Hosted annually in May, Illinois Craft Beer Week celebrates Illinois craft brewers and the robust network of enthusiasts, team members, suppliers and partners that support the industry across the state. Featuring a powerhouse lineup of in-person festivals and hybrid events, Illinois Craft Beer Week will provide a timely boost to breweries from Chicago to downstate, engaging enthusiasts and emerging craft drinkers through a mix of fan-favorite festivals, taproom events, special promotions, advocacy outreach, and more.

This year marks the return of in-person events during Illinois Craft Beer Week in May, including the Guild’s signature festival and fundraiser, Beer Under Glass. Complementing the in-person festival will be a series of hybrid events designed to support breweries and jumpstart the craft beer season, including the annual PassportPlus contest, which encourages consumers to explore new breweries.

Other hybrid events include Small Brewery Sunday, which encourages craft beer fans to skip the grocery store and make a beer run to a neighborhood brewery, and a new Keep the Glass Fundraiser featuring a limited edition 16-ounce pint glass to raise money for local breweries. And a ‘Day of Action’ will spur legislative advocacy in support of direct-to-consumer shipping for Illinois breweries.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to get in the Illinois Craft Beer Week action, please visit


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