Chicago Craft Beer Week Kicks Off At “Beer Under Glass” at the Garfield Park Conservatory on May 18

The 8th annual “Beer Under Glass” will kick off Craft Beer Week on May 18
© Garfield Park Conservatory

Proceeds from the Event will Benefit Conservatory Public Programs & Education Initiatives

Chicago, IL– The 8th annual “Beer Under Glass” will kick off Craft Beer Week on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 – 9:30 pm at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. The event will highlight over 200 craft beers from over 100 local and out of state breweries, and local food vendors will be onsite this year for the first time. “Beer Under Glass” is supported by the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA) in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

“The Chicago Park District is pleased to partner with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance to once again bring people together at this entertaining event for a good cause,” said Chicago Park District CEO and Superintendent Michael P. Kelly.   

“Beer Under Glass” is the opening event for Chicago Craft Beer Week, a week-long celebration dedicated to highlighting the growing craft beer scene in the city of Chicago. The annual event will take place May 18th through May 25th. For more information about Chicago Craft Beer Week, go to

Members of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild will serve samples of their best microbrews in a souvenir sample glass at this exciting event to benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. Beer enthusiasts are invited to sip delicious concoctions and discover new as they walk through the Conservatory’s eight indoor flora and fauna displays and beautiful outdoor gardens.

Tickets can be purchased at www.garfieldconservatory.organd cost $60, which includes entry at 6:30 p.m., a gift tasting glass, and sample pours. Tickets will be sold for $65 at the door if available. Attendees must be 21 and older.

“Beer Under Glass”will feature over 200 craft beers from the following brewers:

·         2 Fools Cider

·         4 Hands Brewing Company

·         Alarmist Brewing

·         Ale Asylum

·         Aleman Brewing Company

·         All Rise Brewing Company

·         Alter Brewing Co.

·         ALULU Brew Pub

·         Andersonville Brewing Co

·         Argus Brewery

·         Around the Bend

·         Baderbrau Tap & Kitchen

·         Ballast Point Brewing Company

·         Band of Bohemia

·         Banging Gavel Brews

·         Begyle Brewing

·         Birreria at Eataly

·         Black Horizon Brewing Company


·         Blue Nose Brewery

·         BrickStone Brewery

·         BuckleDown Brewing

·         Burnt City Brewing

·         Cahoots Brewing

·         Corridor Brewery & Provisions

·         Cruz Blanca Brewery

·         Crystal Lake Brewing

·         Deschutes Brewery

·         DESTIHL Brewery

·         Dovetail Brewery

·         DryHop Brewers

·         Emmett’s Brewing Company

·         Evil Horse Brewing Company

·         Exit Strategy Brewing Company

·         Finch Beer Company

·         Flossmoor Station Brewery

·         Forbidden Root

·         Forge Brewhouse

·         Gino’s Brewing Company

·         Goose Island Beer Co

·         Great Central Brewing Company

·         Hailstorm Brewing

·         Half Acre Beer Company

·         Half Day Brewing

·         Hand of Fate Brewing Company

·         Haymarket Pub & Brewery

·         Hop Butcher for the World

·         Hopewell Brewing

·         Hopvine Brewing Company

·         Horse Thief Hollow

·         Illuminated Brew Works

·         Imperial Oak Brewing

·         JT Walkers Brewery

·         Kinslahger Brewing Company

·         Lake Effect Brewing

·         Lo Rez Brewing

·         Lunar Brewing Company

·         Mad Mouse Brewery

·         Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

·         Metal Monkey Brewing

·         Middle Brow Beer Co.

·         Mikerphone

·         Miskatonic Brewing Company

·         Motor Row

·         Myths and Legends Brewing Company

·         Nevin’s Draft Company

·         New Belgium

·         Noon Whistle Brewing

·         North Pier Brewing Company


·         Old Irving Brewing Co.

·         On Tour Brewing Company

·         One Trick Pony

·         Peckish Pig

·         Penrose Brewing Company

·         Piece

·         Pig Minds Brewing Co.

·         Pipeworks Brewing Co.

·         Pollyanna

·         Prairie Krafts

·         RAM Restaurant & Brewery

·         Revolution Brewing

·         Rock Bottom & Gordon Birsch

·         Schlafly

·         Scorched Earth Brewing

·         Scratch Brewing Company

·         Short’s Brewing Company

·         Skeleton Key Brewery

·         Sketchbook Brewing Co.

·         Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

·         Solemn Oath Brewery

·         Spiteful Brewing

·         Tangled Roots Brewing Company

·         Temperance Beer Co.

·         Ten Ninety Brewing Co

·         The Church Street Brewing Company

·         The Lagunitas Brewing Company

·         The Lucky Monk

·         Three Floyds

·         Tighthead Brewing Co.

·         Tocayo

·         Transient Artisan Ales

·         Tribes Beer Company

·         Triptych Brewing

·         Twisted Hippo

·         Two Brothers Brewing Company

·         Vice District

·         Virtue Cider

·         Werk Force

·         Whiner Beer Company

Local food truck vendors Bruges Brothers, Bub City, Tamale Spaceship and Yum Dum will be selling a wide range of menu items priced at $6, $8 and $10.

“Beer Under Glass” is Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s largest fundraiser of the year and is sponsored by PNC, IMC, Sidley Austin LLP, Polsinelli, Veri Design + Build, and Mandy Gittler & Perrine Knight.

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, a non-profit partner of the Chicago Park District, provides innovating programming and educational outreach, works to enhance the environmental, social and economic vitality of Chicago’s West Side while encouraging the larger community to explore the fundamental connection between plants and human life. The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance engages more than 200,000 visitors each a year. Click here for information and online registration, or call 773-638-1766.


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