2016 Chicago Ale Fest Beer List

The 2016 Chicago Ale Fest will feature 100 different brewers from all over the country and over 200 American craft beers.  With a strong  focus on summer seasonals, you are sure to find a beer to compliment the hot summer days.

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2016 Chicago Ale Fest Beer List


4 Hands Brewing Co. – St. Louis, MO
Contact High – American Pale Wheat Ale
Incarnation – American India Pale Ale


5 Rabbit Cerveceria – Bedford Park, IL
Gringolandia Ironica IPA – American India Pale Ale
5 Lizard – Witbier


51st Ward Beer Co. – Westmont, IL
Baseball Head’s Next Year Is Now – American Wheat Ale
What……Ever – Double India Pale Ale


Abita Brewing Co. – Convington, LA
Big Easy – American IPA
Purple Haze – Fruit Ale


Alarmist Brewing – Chicago, IL
Entrenched IPA – American IPA
Phobophobia Patersbier – Belgian Pale Ale


Anchor Brewing – San Francisco, CA
Go West! IPA – American India Pale Ale
Summer Wheat – American Pale Wheat Ale


Anderson Valley – Boonville, CA
Summer Solstice – Cream Ale
Holy Gose – Gose


Angry Orchard – Cincinnati, OH
Crisp – Cider


Arcade Brewery – Chicago, IL
Grapefruit IPA – American India Pale Ale
Ars Memoria – Red India Pale Ale


Arcadia Ales – Kalamazoo, MI
Whitsun – English Wheat Summer Ale
Cheap Date – Session Ale


Argus Cidery – Austin, TX
Ciderkin – Cider
Ginger Perry – Cider


Around the Bend Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Silk Road – American Pale Ale
Sundae Bock – Heller Bock


Baderbräu – Chicago, IL
Lawnmower Lager – American Lager
Chicago Pilsner – Chicago Pilsner


Ballast Point – San Diego, CA
Grunion – American Pale Ale
Pineapple Sculpin – American India Pale Ale


Banging Gavel – Orland, IL
Legit IPA – American India Pale Ale
Red Handed – Irish Red Ale


Begyle Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Tough Guy – American Brown Ale
Crash Landed – American Pale Wheat Ale


Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, MI
Oatsmobile – Oatmeal Pale Ale
Oberon – American Pale Wheat Ale
Hopsolution – Double India Pale Ale
Mango Habanero Oberon – American Pale Wheat Ale


Berghoff Brewery – Chicago, IL
Straight Up – Hefeweizen
Berghoff IPA – East Coast India Pale Ale


Blue Moon Brewing Co. – Golden, CO
Belgian Table Pils – Belgian Pilsner
Belgian White – Belgian White Ale
White IPA – White IPA


Blue Nose Brewery – Chicago, IL
Maibock Music – Honey Maibock
True Justice – American Pale Ale


Boulveard Brewing Co. – Kansas City, MO
Tank 7 – Farmhouse Ale
Ginger Lemon Radler – Radler


Brickstone Brewery – Bourbonnais, IL
HopSkip – American Pale Ale
Forbidden Wheat – Witbier


Bucket List Brewing – Chicago, IL
Swedish Twins – Double Blonde Ale


Burnt City Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Retrofit Radler – Lime Radler
Dick The Butcher – American Pale Ale


Cademon Brewing Co. – Genoa, IL
Tropical Kingpin – Pineapple Heffeweizen
Genoan IPA – American India Pale Ale


Cahoots Brewery – Chicago, IL
Krisp – Kolsch
Raspberries Gone Wild – Double India Pale Ale


Central State Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN
House Beer – Rustic Blonde Ale
Totes McMaple – Belgian Pale Ale
Haldurschlag – Berliner Weiss


Champion Brewing Co – Charlottesville, VA
Champion ICBM – Double India Pale Ale
Shower Beer – Czech Style Pils


Church Street Brewing Co. – Itasca, IL
Heavenly Helles – Munich Helles Lager
Crimson Clover – Irish Red Ale


Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY
Root Beer – Hard Root Beer


Crazy Mountain – Denver, Co
Lava Lake Wit – Witbier
Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale – American Pale Ale


Crispin Cider – Colfax, CA
Original – Cider
Pear – Cider


Crystal Lake Brewing – Crystal Lake, IL
Slalom King – Rye India Pale Ale
German Maibock – Blonde Bock


Dark Horse Brewing Co. – Marshall, MI
Tres Blueberry Stout – American Stout
Raspberry Ale – Fruit Beer


Deschutes Brewery – Bend, OR
Chain Breaker White IPA – Belgian India Pale Ale
Armory XPA – American Pale Ale


Destihl Brewery – Normal, IL
Amra Mango IPA – West Coast-Style India Pale Ale
Weissenheimer Hefeweissen – Hefewizen


Emmett’s Brewing Co. – Downers Grove, IL
World’s End IPA – American India Pale
Peace Keeper – Hoppy Wheat Ale


Farmhaus Cider Co. – Hudsonville, MI
Trocken – Cider
Raspotle – Cider


Ferro Farms – Chicago, IL
Ferro Farms – Cider


Finch’s Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Sungasm – Belgian Pale Ale
Chimera IPA – American India Pale Ale


Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
Rubaeus – Raspberry Ale
Mosaic Promise – American Pale Ale


Gigantic Brewing – Portland Brewing Co.
Gigantic IPA – American India Pale Ale
Slip Into Darkness – Schwarzbier


Goose Island Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
4 Star Pils – American Pilsner
Illinois – American Imperial India Pale Ale
Halia – Farmhouse Ale
Sofie – Farmhouse Ale
2015 Bourbon County Brand Proprietor’s Stout – American Imperial Stout
2105  Bourbon County Brand Stout – American Imperial Stout
2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout – American Imperial Stout


Green Flash Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
Tangerine Soul Style IPA – American India Pale Ale
Stryian Golding Pale Ale – American Pale Ale


Guinness – St. James’s Gate, Dublin
Blonde – American Lager
Nitro – Irish Dry Stout


Greenbush Brewing Co. – Sawyer, MI
Star Chicken Shotgun – American India Pale Ale
Sunspot – German Wheat


Hailstorm Brewing Co. – Tinley Park, IL
Howdy Neighbor – Kolsch
Nimbus – English Pale Ale


Half Acre Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Daisy Cutter – American Pale Ale
Akari Shogun – American Pale Wheat Ale


Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
IPA – West Coast India Pale Ale
Aunt Sally – Dry – Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale
Pils – Czech Style Pilsner
Lucky 13 – A Mondo Large Red Ale


Lakefront Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Hop Jockey – Double India Pale Ale
River West Stein Beer – American Amber Ale


Left Hand Brewing Co. – Longmont, CO
Polestar Pilsner – German Pilsner
Milk Stout – Milk Stout


Leinenkugel Brewing Co. – Chippewa Falls, WI
Summer Shandy – Shandy
Beergarten Tart – Berliner Weisse
Grapefruit Shandy – Shandy


Maplewood Brewing – Chicago, IL
Charlatan – American Pale Ale
Saison – American Saison


Middle Brow – Zion, IL
Robyn – Farmhouse Blonde
White – Heat Spiced Wit


Miskatonic – Darien, IL
Wise Fool IPA – American India Pale Ale
Catchpenny – Session Rye Ale


Moody Tounge – Chicago, IL
Applewood Gold – American Blonde Ale
Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison – Saison


New Belgium Brewing Co. – Fort Collins, CO
Heavy Melon – Fruit Ale
Citradelic – American IPA


New Holland Brewing Co. – Holland, MI
White Hatter – Belgian IPA
Mad Hatter – American IPA


Noon Whistle – Lombard, IL
Cozmo – American Pale Ale
Guava Gose Smack – Gose


Oddside Ales – Grand Haven, MI
Bean Flicker – American Blonde Ale
Pineapple IPA – American India Pale Ale


One Trick Pony Brewing – Lansing, IL
Storm Cat – American Amber Ale
Prometia – Belgian Tripel

Penrose Brewing Co. – Geneva, IL
Magnificent 7 – American Pale Ale
Taproom IPA – American India Pale Ale


Perennial Artisan Ales – St. Louis, MO
Hommel Bier – Belgian Pale Ale
Suburban Beverage – Gose


Pipeworks Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Lizard King – Mosaic Pale Ale
War Bird – Session Ale


Pollyanna Brewing Co. – Lemont, IL
Eleanor – American Porter
Summerly – Raspberry Wheat Ale


Port Brewing Co. – San Marco, Ca
Mongo IPA – Imperial India Pale Ale


Prairie Artisan Ales – Tulsa, Ok
Standard – Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
Paradise – Imperial Stout


Revolution Brewing – Chicago, IL
Rev Pils – Chicago Pilsner
Fist City – American Pale Ale


Right Bee – Chicago, IL
Right Bee – Cider


Rogue Ales & Spirits – Newport, OR
Brutal IPA – American India Pale Ale
Honey Kolsch – Kolsch


Samuel Adams – Boston, MA
Summer Ale – American Wheat Ale
Rebel IPA – American IPA
Rebel Grapefruit – American IPA


Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Fennville, MI
Daze On Saison – Farmhouse Ale
Mandarina IPA – Imperial India Pale Ale


Schlafly Beer – St. Louis, MO
Double Bean Blonde – Blonde Ale
Grapefruit IPA – American IPA


Scorched Earth – Algonquin, IL
Hickster – American Cream Ale
Exiled Angel – Belgian Golden Strong


Shiner – Shiner, Tx
Shiner Bock – Bock
Ruby Redbird – Fruit Ale


Shock Top – St. Louis, MO
Belgian White – Witbier
Lemon Shandy – Shandy


Shorts – Bellaire, MI
Soft Parade – Fruit Ale
Nicie – American Pale Wheat Ale


Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA
Pale Ale – American Pale Ale
Otra Vez – Gose


Small Town Brewery – Wauconda, IL
Not Your Father’s – Hard Root Beer


Smutty Nose Brewing Co. – Hampton, NH
Wheat Wine – Wheat Barlywine
Imperial Stout – American Imperial Stout


 Solemn Oath Brewery – Naperville, IL
Hexafoos – Farmhouse Ale
Pain Cave – American Imperial India Pale Ale


Sonoma Cider – Healdsburg, CA
Pitchfork – Pear Cider
Washboard – Sarsaparilla Vanilla Cider


St. Somewhere Brewing Co. – Tarpon Springs, FL
Ete Sans Fin – Saison
Pays du Soleil – Saison


Stone Brewig Co. – Escondido, CA
Delicious IPA – American India Pale Ale
2015 Double Bastard – American Strong Ale


Surly Brewing Co. – Minneapolis, MN
Furious – American India Pale Ale
Surly Hell – Munich Helles Lager


Sweetwater Brewing Co. – Atlanta, GA
420 – American Pale Ale
Goin’ Coastal – American India Pale Ale


Tangled Roots – Ottawa, IL
West Coast IPA – West Coast India Pale Ale
Lager – American Lager


Temperance Beer Co. – Evanston, IL
Escapist IPA – American India Pale Ale
Smittytown Tart – Extra Special Bitter with Cherries


Ten Ninety Brewing Co. – Glenview, IL
Half Wit – Witbier
Zen – Saison


The Lost Abbey – San Marcos, CA
Serpents Stout – Imperial Stout


Tocayo – Chicago, IL
Tocayo Hominy White Ale – Hominy White Ale


Traveler Beer Co. – Burlington, VT
Illusive Traveler – Grapefruit Shandy


Two Brothers Brewing Co. – Warrenville, IL
Northwind – Russian Imperial Stout
A Bretter Day – Biere De Garde


Tyranena Brewing Co. – Lake Mills, WI
Down ‘N Dirty – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Bitter Woman – American India Pale Ale


Uncle John’s Cider Mill – St. Johns, MI
Apple – Cider
Blueberry – Cider


Unity Vibration – Ypsilanti, MI
Bourbon Peach – Kombucha
Raspberry – Kombucha


Urban Legend Brewing Co. – Westmont, IL
Cooper’s Parachute – American India Pale Ale
Step on it Klaus – Weizenbock


Vice District Brewing – Chicago, IL
Habitual Black IPA – American Black India Pale Ale
Bawdyhouse Belgian Amber – American India Pale Ale


Virtue Cider – Fennville, MI
Michigan Brut – Cider
Prince Hal – Cider


Werk Force Brewing Co. – Plainfield, IL
Formerly Known As…. – American IPA
Farmhouse Vultures – Saison


The Chicago Ale Fest is a celebration of American Craft Beer in the heart of Chicago. The 2016 fest will take place on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. Located at Buckingham Fountain in historic Grant Park, bordered by the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, the fest will feature more than 200 beers from over 100 American craft breweries. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants. Join us on Chicago’s front lawn for one of the most anticipated craft beer fest of the year!

Chicago Ale Fest
June 17th & 18th
Buckingham Fountain

Beer At The Fountain - The Hatchet
Beer At The Fountain – Hardcore Chimera IPA

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