GA :: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  VIP :: Noon - 5:00 PM


- 2018 -


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Choose your experience. Buy tickets.

One hour early access to the festival. Access to the VIP tent throughout the fest that features additional beers, small bites from local restaurants, and tables and chairs. 20 beer samples. Commemorative glass.

20 beer samples. Commemorative glass.

Thank you for taking one for the team and keeping your buddies safe! Access to water and soda throughout the fest.

Ticket sales are final with no refunds. Prices reflect online ticket pre-sale only. Day of ticket price: $45.


Getting dropped off?

Our UBER drop off point is right at the fest. Use address 100 S. Riverside Drive, Elgin, IL 60123


Located along the Fox River on the Riverside Promenade (S Riverside Drive) in Downtown Elgin.




Need a place to stay?

We have a block of rooms reserved for attendees of our festival. CLICK HERE to be taken to the Holiday Inn website. It will pre-populate with our group code, then simply select check-in and checkout dates to pull the discounted rates. *Please note that this online booking link will NOT work on a SmartPhone or tablet.


Participating Breweries

Brewery list subject to change. Beers will be listed a few weeks prior to event.

The Beers

Boulder Beer :: Shake Chocolate Porter • Due East NE IPA
Abita :: 30-90 • Creole Cream
Solemn Oath :: Bedroom Eyes • End All
Stone Brewing :: ///Fear.Movies.Lions IPA • Idolatrous IPA
 Short's Brewing :: Huma Lupa • Soft Parade
 The Bruery :: Frucht: Cranberry & Orange • Tart of Darkness
Sun King :: Osiris • Sunlight
Boulevard :: Jam Band • Berliner Weiss
Half Day :: Chieftan • Meridian Wit
Kinslahger :: Baltic Porter • Munich Dunkel
New Belgium :: Hemperor • Juicy Haze
Scorched Earth :: I.I. Sir Lush • Hickster
Sierra Nevada :: Summerfest • Oktoberfest
Blue Moon :: Belgium White • Mango
Sam Adams :: Sam 76 • New England IPA
Crystal Lake Brewing :: Busted Prop • Backflip Wit
350 Brewing :: Moon Stomper • Howdy Neighbor
Revolution Brewing :: Freedom of Speach • Tropic Hero
Alaskan Brewing :: Amber • Husky IPA
Pollyanna :: Die Dreaming • Summerly
Heretic :: Make America Juicy Again • Juicier Than Thou
Ballast Point :: Mango Even Keel • Pineapple Sculpin
Wild Onion :: Crazy Fingers
 Noon Whistle :: Gummy IPA • Smack That
Finch :: Sungasm • Tacocat
Lakefront :: Fixed Gear • Strange Neighbor
 Half Acre :: Tuna • Deep Space DIPA
Founders Brewing :: Solid Gold • Dankwood
Moody Tongue :: Chocolate Churro Porter • Sliced Nectarine IPA
Hoffman Estates Bier Garden :: Hofbrau Original • Hofbrau Dunkel
 Lagunitas :: Czech Pils • Passion Grass
Goose Island :: Old Man Grumpy • Sofie
Perennial Artisan Ales :: Hopfentea • Suburban Beverage Gose
Sweetwater Brewing :: 420 Extra Pale • Goin Coastal
Firestone Walker :: Luponic Distortion • 805

:::: VIP BEERS ::::
Founders :: KBS
Goose Island :: Bourbon County Brand Stout
Crystal Lake :: Boathouse Series Imperial Stout
Boulder :: Killer Penguin
Pollyanna :: Fun Size Raspberry
Stone :: Berlin Collaboration Series

Participating Restaurants

VIP Restaurants



They jam, they rock, they rap, they’ve got soul, they’ve got groove, and they make the booties move. Send In The Clones will provide the musical entertainment this year at the Elgin Craft Beer Fest. They play a surprisingly eclectic mix of music that runs the gamut from The Beatles and Marvin Gaye to hip-hop to Linkin’ Park, Metallica, and the Zac Brown Band. They pride themselves on performing all music and vocal parts live with passion and raw emotion.

You can check them out here

The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club

The Elgin Breakfast Rotary is a small group of committed people who are dedicated to serving primarily Elgin but impacting the region and world through a combination of collaborative projects. Club members fundraise and donate an estimated $20,000 annually to a broad range of community projects. We have also built international relationships in three countries, including Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil through our ongoing commitment to Rotary's Youth Exchange Program.

The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club was chartered in 1989 and plays a vital role in our community. Through community-based activities, the Club meets many of our community’s needs including: youth literacy, health and human safety, education, cultural diversity, and the international effort to eradicate polio.

To generate funds toward these local, regional, and global initiatives, the Club conducts numerous fundraising/community building events including:

Salvation Army - ring bells to raise money for the Salvation Army,

Reading Buddies – partner with a local preschool and volunteer to read each month,

Little Library Project – build mini wooden structures to house books around the community to allow access to books for all,

Rotary Youth Exchange - host and sponsor

H.S. students from foreign countries,

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy - annually sponsor local teens to attend a three day camp that emphasizes leadership skills, personal development and citizenship,

Business 25 Scholarship - awards $1,000 in scholarships for 25 years to Elgin students for post-secondary education,

G. Michael Greene Scholarship – awards a $2,000 scholarship annually to an Elgin area student for post-secondary education with a focus on teaching,

Polio Eradication - supports Rotary International efforts to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.

The Club also provides local non for profits scholarships annually.

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Armanetti Wine + Spirits • Elgin
Euclid Beverage
IHC Construction Companies LLC
WRMN AM-1410
Creative Resource Personnel
Project Solutions
Urban Innovation Solutions, Inc.
Fox Valley Shooting Range
TBK Bank
Ralph Helm Inc.
Nand Belani
ReMax – Ben Henrikson
Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
Mueller & Co., LLP
Grand Victoria Casino
Advance Partners
Porte Brown LLC
McGrath Nissan
A Friend of Rotary
Explore Elgin
Caliber Home Loans
Martin Implement Sales, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Karr
Elgin Medi Transport
95.9 The River


Eric Fernandez & Co.
Peter Bazos
Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin
Bravo Magazine


Some proceeds go to help these important local non-profit supporters:
Food for Greater Elgin
Taylor Family YMCA
Community Crisis Center
Ecker Center for Mental Health
PADS of Elgin



We are always looking for people to volunteer and help. We will need people to help pour beer, take tickets, and help provide an overall great festival experience.