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What is Chicago Craft Beer Week?

It’s a celebration of the greater Chicagoland area and the craft brewers and breweries that make us awesome. It is sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers’ Guild and is planned and staffed by volunteers from throughout the craft beer community

How do you take part in Chicago Craft Beer Week (CCBW)?

Register your bar/restaurant, log in, create events and offer a craft beer special throughout the duration of Craft Beer Week (May 19-29, 2016)

Who can participate in CCBW?

Any bar, restaurant, pub or liquor store that serves craft beer and is offering special pricing for rare beers and other special events throughout the week.

What qualifies as an EVENT?

An event has a specific date and time. If you’d like to offer an on-going special, it will be classified as such.

Events can fall into the categories of:

  • Tap Takeover
  • Beer Tasting
  • Beer Release
  • Beer Dinner
  • Beer Festival
  • Brewery Event

How do I get people to come to my event?

  • Post the event on the CCBW website, which makes it searchable through both the site and the CCBW app.
  • Talk with your local breweries to create interesting events with them
  • Promote your event through your website, social media, etc. (hashtag #CCBW)
  • Plan fun events!