Legends of Lager Festival


Saturday April 27, 2024
1pm – 5pm


This brand new event has been in the hopper for a while and we’re finally ready to spill the beans. Join us at Duneyrr Fermenta where we’ll be taking over all 3 levels of the building to feature a specially chosen selection of the best lagers around.

–> Vote on your favorites to crown the champion!
–> Enjoy samples of fine cheese curated by our very own in-house cheesemonger!
–> Savor delicious pizza with an exclusive in-event pop-up from Chicago’s Secret Burger, who have just launched their amazing pizza! (pizza sold separately)
–> Explore the acclaimed flavors of Dhuaan BBQ


  • Art History Brewing (Geneva, IL)
  • Church Street (Itasca, IL)
  • Double Clutch (Evanston, IL)
  • Dovetail Brewery (Chicago, IL)
  • Dutchbag Brewing (Chicago, IL)
  • Goldfinger (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Half Acre Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)
  • Kinslagher (Oak Park, IL)
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery (Chicago, IL)
  • Moderne Dune (Chicago, IL)
  • New Oberpfalz (Griffith, IN)
  • Off Color (Chicago, IL)
  • Old Irving (Chicago, IL)
  • Revolution (Chicago, IL)
  • Roaring Table (Lake Zurich, IL)
  • Seedz Brewery (Union Pier, MI)
  • Spiteful (Chicago, IL)
  • Sundial Brewing & Blending(Barrington, IL)
  • Supermoon (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Sway Brewing + Blending (Baileys Harbor, WI)
  • Whiner Beer (Chicago, IL)

Tickets available now, and as usual CBS members get first dibs.

Any remaining tickets will be open to the general public on Friday March 29th at 10:00am. Capacity at this one is limited – you have been warned!

It will be awesome. Trust us.


  • Ticket sales are final
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older (no children, no pets)
  • Admission includes souvenir tasting glass, beers, and samples of cheese
  • Additional food available for purchase
  • Brewery participation is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control
  • We recommend public transportation for all our events
  • Visit our website for information: www.CHIBEER.org

BPSO XXV: The 25th Annual Brewpub Shootout

Saturday February 17th, 2024 // 1pm – 5pm
Half Acre Beer Co.
2050 W Balmoral Ave Chicago, IL

Come out and enjoy the best beers paired with the best food from Chicago-area brewpubs and microbreweries. Attendees will sample a wide variety of beers as well as each brewpub’s food items and vote for their favorite beer, food, and pairing. Winners will be announced at the end of the event and presented with their hard earned awards.

For the 25th BPSO, we are moving the event to a very exciting new venue, Half Acre Brewing which offers a unique space that should provide for an amazing BPSO experience.

Current CBS members are now able to purchase tickets at the discounted member rate of $75. Use the the code or link you received via email to purchase tickets. If you have issues, please email info@chibeer.org for assistance.

Individual members can purchase up to 2 tickets. Couples memberships can purchase up to 4 tickets. Your unique code can be used to purchase tickets one time only.

Non-members will be able to purchase any remaining tickets starting at Noon Central on Friday January 12th 2024 for $85 each.

Come to support your favorite brewery/brewpub or discover a new favorite – either way, you get to taste the very best beer and food that Chicago has to offer.

NOTE: Parking around Half Acre is EXTREMELY limited. We strongly suggest that all attendees use public transit and/or rideshare options.



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– Ticket sales are final

– Attendees must be 21 years or older (no children, no pets)

– Admission includes all beer & food samples from each brewery/brewpub

– Brewery and chef participation is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control

– Parking is lextremely imited. We strongly suggest that all attendees use public transit and/or rideshare options to attend the event.

– Visit our website for information: www.CHIBEER.org

collage featuring images of the Interior of Church Street Brewing

The 46th Annual Fall Tasting & Dinner

Saturday December 2nd 2023 | 4pm – 8pm

Church Street Brewing Company
1480 Industrial Drive #Unit C
Itasca, IL

Chicago Beer Society is proud to announce the winners of the 46th Annual Fall Tasting and Dinner as chosen by you!!

Third Place: #12) BubbleHouse Brewing Company – That Escalated Quickly – Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Second: #11) Revolution Brewing – Eugene – Robust Porter
First: #8) Metropolitan Brewing – Generator – Doppelbock

Many thanks to our friends at Church Street Brewing Company and their wonderful staff for hosting us as well as a massive thanks to all the volunteers that made it one of the smoothest running events. Fun was had by all.

Over 45 Years of Great Beer!

This year’s tasting will be our 46th — continuing it’s legacy as one of the oldest and longest running beer events in the country!

For the 2023 edition, we are planning a special evening with our friends at Church Street Brewing Company.

Attendees will participate in a blind tasting of over a dozen Chicagoland craft beers before voting on their favorites. This allows the specially procured beers to be judged strictly on their own merits. When the blind portion of the tasting ends, the beers will be revealed and will remain available for your continued enjoyment, so feel free to go back for repeated samples of all of your favorites!

Our menu for the evening features a variety of delicious options from the kitchen at Church Street:


  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Pretzel Station


  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
  • BBQ Wings
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Greek Salad


  • Fresh Baked Cookies

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  • CBS Members may purchase up to 8 tickets at the discounted member rate.
  • Capacity is limited and we expect this event to sell out, so don’t hesitate – secure your spot ASAP!


  • 21+ to attend. No children. No refunds
  • Ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass + all food and beer
  • Chicago Beer Society recommends using ride share or public transportation for all our events
  • Imbibe responsibly; anyone who is visibly intoxicated or causing problems for themselves, attendees, or event staff may be asked to leave
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2023 Bus Trip to Great Taste of the Midwest

Join Chicago Beer Society for a fun-filled day at the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival in Madison, WI!

On Saturday August 12th we’ll be riding in style on a comfortable luxury coach bus. Departing at 9:30 am from our starting point, the Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse (1800 N Clybourn Ave), our bus will safely deliver you to & from the festival at Olin Park in Madison, WI.

Each package includes a seat on the bus and your festival ticket ($70 value) so you won’t have to worry about purchasing one separately. This offer is open to CBS Members, guests, and friends! All are welcome, but space is limited so purchase a ticket now to secure your spot!

Once we arrive at the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the best beers, meads, and ciders from hundreds of producers in every corner of the Midwest. There will also be delicious food vendors and live music to enjoy throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event! Book your spot on the bus today!

  • Bus will depart at 9:30AM exactly and will return around 9PM.
  • The bus waits for NO ONE. Wheels up at 9:30am, those not on board will be left behind.
  • No refunds.
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older.
  • Price includes festival ticket ($70) plus cost of the coach, tolls, and tip for the driver.
  • Tickets will be distributed on the bus just prior to arrival at the fest.
  • No smoking, no kegs, and no glass containers allowed on the bus.
  • Any carry-ons must fit below the seat.
  • Larger items will be stowed in the cargo hold and will only be accessible upon arrival.
  • Adult beverages and snacks will be permitted on the bus. Riders are responsible to clean up after themselves.
  • Please see the Great Taste website for list of permissible items.
  • This is a rain or shine event. Riders to the fest are encouraged to dress appropriately. There will be no access to the bus during the event.
attebdees enjoying beer outdoors at the hazy days of summer festival


Chicago Beer Society presents…

Hazy Days 4
Saturday July 29th, 2023
1pm – 5pm

Space Stage Studios – Outdoor Courtyard
455 N Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60622

Finally seeing some sunshine here in Chicago, so you know what that means… these warm, lazy days call for some cold, hazy brews!

This outdoor festival & competition features around 30 local producers pouring everything from modern hop bombs to traditionally unfiltered & cloudy styles to experimental offerings. Attendees will sample and vote for their favorites to crown the champions in four categories:

hop-driven styles: DDH IPA/DIPA, NEIPA, Hazy Pale Ale, etc

traditionally unfiltered / cloudy styles; zwickel, weizen, saison, etc

wild, fruit-driven, barrel-aged, milkshake/smoothie, etc

clear, clean, crisp beverages of any style



  • 18th Street
  • Around the Bend
  • Art History
  • Begyle
  • Brickstone
  • Church Street
  • Cruz Blanca
  • Dovetail
  • Duneyrr Fermenta Project
  • Dutchbag
  • Half Acre
  • Hubbard’s Cave
  • Ike & Oak
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
  • Misbeehavin’ Meads
  • Moderne Dune
  • MORE Brewing
  • Noon Whistle
  • Old Irving Brewing
  • Ørkenoy
  • Penrose
  • Phase Three
  • Pipeworks
  • Revolution
  • Trail’s Edge
  • Twisted Hippo
  • Une Annee

The Gilty Pig

DJ Intel


Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no walk-ups or sales at the gate.

GET TIX ASAP to secure your spot —-> chibeer.org/hazy


  • This is an outdoor rain or shine event – sales are final
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older. Please leave kiddos & doggos at home.
  • Admission includes souvenir tasting glass & samples from each brewery
  • Food available for purchase separately
  • Small bags/purses allowed, but may be subject to search
  • We recommend public transportation for all our events
  • Brewer participation may change due to circumstances beyond our control