2018 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition Beer List

Chicago Ale Fest - Winter Edition

The 2018 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition will feature over 150 American craft beers with a strong focus on beers only available in the winter. Since most beer fests happen during the summer months, it’s rare to get a chance to try this many stouts, porters, barrel aged beers, winter warmers, and giant double IPAs all in one place.

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2018 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition
Beer List


2 Fools Cider – Naperville, IL
Tart Cherry – Cider
Hopped – Cider


2nd Shift Brewing – St. Louis, MO
Little Big Hop – American India Pale Ale
Katy – American Wild Ale
Liquid Spiritual Delight – American Stout


3 Sheeps Brewing Co. – Sheboygan, WI
Rebel Kent – American Amber Ale
Fresh Coast – American Pale Ale


5 Rabbit Brewery – Bedford Park, IL
La Pina De Mis Ojos – American Wild Ale
Super Pils – German Pils
Cacao – American Imperial Stout
ChocoFruit Pina – American Stout


Ale Asylum – Madison, Wisconsin
Contorter – English Porter
Hopalicious – American Pale Ale


Aleman Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Hitman – Double India Pale Ale
Wiseman – Wizenbock


Alpine Beer Co. – San Diego, CA
Hoppy Birthday – American Pale Ale
Windows Up – American India Pale Ale


Anchor Brewing – San Francisco, CA
Anchor Steam – Steam Beer
Anchor Coffee Porter – American Porter


Angry Orchard – Walden, NY
Crisp – Cider
Rose – Cider


Ballast Point Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
Manta Ray – Double India Pale Ale
Victory at Sea – Imperial Stout


Band of Bohemia – Chicago, IL 


B. Nektar – Ferndale, MI
Black Fang – Mead
Slice of Life – Cider


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


BuckleDown Brewing  – Lyons, IL
Xavier – American Indian Pale Ale
Shady Aftermath – American Porter


Burnt City Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Face Melter – Hibiscus India Pale Ale
Balloon Boy – Farmhouse Ale


Cahoots Brewing – Chicago, IL
BA AmEn! – American Barleywine
Blueliner – Berliner Weiss


Cascade Brewing – Portland, OR
Rose City – American Wild
Burbonic Plague – American Wild


Central State Brewing Co – Indanapolis, IN
Lazer Rapture – Gose
Gute Nacht – Imperial Stout


Citizen Cider – Burlington, VT
Dirty Mayor – Cider
Wits Up – Cider


Dark Horse Brewing Co. – Marshall, MI
Crooked Tree – American India Pale Ale
Tres Blueberries – American Stout


Finch Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Tacocat – Sour Ale
Skull Hammer IIPA – Double India Pale Ale
Sloth Overload – Oatmeal Stout


Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
All Day – India Pale Ale
Azacca IPA – India Pale Ale
Sumatra Brown – Coffee Brown Ale
Breakfast Stout – Imperial Stout


Goose Island Beer Co.  – Chicago, IL
Le Gardien – Farmhouse Ale
Old Man Grumpy – American Pale Ale
2017 BCS Coffee – Imperial Stout
Brassire Noir – American Imperial Stout


Green Flash Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
GFB – Blonde Ale
West Coast Double IPA – Double India Pale Ale


Guinness – Dublin, Ireland
Guinness Draught – Stout
Guinness Blonde – American Lager
Guinness Extra Stout – Stout
Guinness 200th Anniversary – Stout
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout –  Stout


Half Acre Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Leadfeather – Black Ale
 Longhouse – Belgian Single
Deepspace – Double India Pale Ale
Sailor’s Kush – American Pale Ale


Hopewell Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Side Salad – Grisette
Thank Me Later – India Pale Ale


Hopothesis Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
IPA – India Pale Ale
Darwin’s Bird – Black Saison


Illuminated Brew Works – Chicago, IL
Luciferic Aspirations – Farmhouse with cranberry & juniper
El Rojo Noches – Stout with guajillo, arbol peppers, cinnamon & cacao nibs
Brown Sacrament – Rye Farmhouse
War Goat – Farmhouse dry hopped with simcoe


Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
IPA – India Pale Ale
Born Yesterday – American Pale Ale


Maplewood Brewing – Chicago, IL
Brownie Points – English Brown Ale
Son of Juice – American India Pale Ale


Middle Brow Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Milk Eyed Mender – American Imperial Stout
Eddie – Farmhouse Ale


Noon Whistle Brewing – Lombard, IL
Squishy Gummy – New England India Pale Ale
Face Smack – Berliner Weisse
M-Punk – Red Ale
Bernie – Milk Stout


Odd Side Ales – Grand Haven, MI
Bean Flicker – Blonde Ale
Hipster Brunch – Imperial Stout
Hop Gobbler – American Pale Ale


Odell Brewing Co. – Fort Collins, CO
Rupture – American Pale Ale
Settle Down Brown – American Brown Ale


Old Town Abbey Ales – Chicago, IL
Double – Beligan Double
White – Belgian White


One Trick Pony Brewery – Lansing, IL
Cocoa Butter Kisses – American Imperial Stout
Kisber Felver – Dark Ale


Pipeworks Brewing Co. – Chicago, IL
Blood of the Unicorn – American Amber Ale
Coffee Break Abduction – American Imperial Stout


Pollyanna Brewing Co. – Lemont, IL
Coconut Funsize – Milk Stout
Scales of Gold – Farmhouse Ale
Orenda Volume 1 – Quadrupel


Port Brewing – San Marcos, CA
 Nelson The Greeter – American India Pale Ale
Hop Concept Tropical Juicy IPA – American India Pale Ale


Prairie Artisan Ales – Tulsa, OK
Christmas Bomb! – American Imperial Stout
Phantasmagoria – American Double India Pale Ale


Prairie Krafts Brewing CO. – Buffalo Grove, IL
Velvet Hammer – Double Oatmeal Stout
Grove – Amber Ale
Varuna – Russian Imperial Stout


Right Bee Cider – Chicago, IL
Semi Dry – Cider
Blueberry – Cider


Samuel Adams – Boston, MA
Coldsnap – White Ale
New England IPA – New England India Pale Ale
Desert Kaleidoscope – American India Pale Ale
Sam Adams ’76 – American Lager


Sketchbook Brewing Co – Chicago, IL
Custer’s Last Kolsch – Kolsch
Orange Door – American India Pale Ale


Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. – Evanston, IL
Cryo RIPA – Cryo Hopped Rye India Pale Ale
 BBBS – Bourbon Barreled Belgian Strong
Lager – American Lager
Farmhouse – Belgian Saison


Soundgrowler Brewing CO. – Tinley Park, IL
Dumblegore – India Pale Ale
Moon Rocks – Belgian Style Wit
Lilith – American Barley Wine


Sweetwater Brewing Co. – Atlanta, GA
Hatchery Series#4 – Chocolate Milk Stout
Triple Tail – American India Pale Ale


Tandem Ciders – Suttons Bay, MI
Smackentosh – Cider
Green Man – Cider


Tangled Roots Brewing Co. – Ottawa, IL
Devil’s Paintbox – American India Pale Ale
Mathieson’s Mild – American Brown Ale
Smoked Stout – Smoked Stout
Belma Pale Ale – American Pale Ale


Temperance Beer Co. – Evanston, IL
Gatecrasher – English Style India Pale Ale
Freedive – Black India Pale Ale


The Lost Abbey – San Marcos, CA
Serpents Stout – American Imperial Stout
Red Barn – Saison


Tocayo Brewing Co. – Warrenville, IL
Hominy White – Wheat Ale
IPA – India Pale Ale


Traveler Beer Co. – Burlington, VT
Grapefruit – Shandy


Two Brothers Brewing Co. – Warrenville, IL
Northwind – Imperial Stout
Escape – Golden Ale


Unity Vibration – Ypsilanti, MI
Bourbon Peach – Kombucha
Elder Wand – Kombucha


Virtue Cider – Fennville, MI
Michigan Brut – Cider
Michigan Apple – Cider
Michigan Honey – Cider
The Mitten – Cider


Whiner Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
Hell Kitty, Kitty – Belgian Pale Ale
Go, Lightly – Belgian Dubbel


Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition Infusion Lounge
Two Brothers Brewing Co.
Domain DuPage Infused w/ Coffee Beans & Coco Nibs

Pollyanna Brewing Co.
Eleanor Porter Infused w/ Rum Soaked Raisins, Dates and Vanilla Bean

Tangled Roots Brewing Co.
Pilsner Infused w/ Dried Cranberries & Walnuts

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Farmhouse Infused w/ Cinnamon Stick & Apples


The 2018 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The fest will feature more than 150 American Craft Beers – with a strong focus on winter seasonals. The fest will also feature some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks and a DJ spinning your favorite hits. Join us at Navy Pier for the largest winter craft beer event in Chicago.


Food Trucks At Chicago Ale Fest
Amoretti & Tangled Roots Collaboration + Ticket Giveaway

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