Oak Park Micro Brew and Food Review

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 3pm - 7pm

Marion Street, downtown Oak Park

$45: General Admission, $60: ReplicAle, $100 VIP

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 Participating Restaurants

Kinderhook-1C Logo

The Kinderhook Tap

  • Gunthorp Farms Pork Belly Skewers with a fruit glaze
  • Mini Black Bean Veggie Sliders - house made black-bean burgers with a veggie compote
  • Gunthorp Farms Bratwurst with a pickled relish




Barclays Logo Burgundy

Barclay's American Grille

  • Mini Burger - grilled 2oz burger
  • Mini Pulled Pork Sandwich - slow braised pork with homemade BBQ sauce
  • Blue Cheese Chips - homemade chips with blue cheese sauce with bacon and green onions



MIB Logo Black

Mancini's Italian Bistro

  • Pizza slices
  • Gelato
  • Sausage




Khyber Pass

  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Saag Aaloo (vegan)
  • Channa Masala (vegan)
  • Chicken/Beef Kabobs



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Blue Street Market

  • Lamb & Green Onion Sausage Sandwich - with caramelized onions, cherries and a goat cheese spread
  • Turkey Meatball Sub - with sauteed fennel and shitake mushrooms




This year's ReplicAle ticket holders will sample 33 of the below brewers' take on an American Red Ale!

Participating Breweries

350 Brewing                                Ale Syndicate

Andersonville Brewing                Atlas Beer Company

Baderbrau Brewing                     Begyle Brewing

Bent River Brewing Co.               Blind Pig Brewery

Blue Nose Brewery                      Breakroom Brewery

Brickstone Brewing                     BuckleDown Brewing

Chain O' Lakes Brewing              Church Street

Deschutes Brewery                     DESTIHL                                      

Dryhop Brewers                          Empirical Brewing    

Flesk Brewing                             Flossmoor Station Brewing         

Forbidden Root                           Goose Island Beer Co.              

Hailstorm Brewing                      Half Acre Beer Co.                      

Haymarket                                  Hopvine Brewing                        

Imperial Oak                              Lagunitas                                    

Lake Effect Brewing                   Lunar Brewing                            

Nevin's Brewing                         New Belgium                              

Oak Park Brewing Company      Off Color Brewing                      

One Trick Pony                           Penrose Brewing                        

Piece Brewery                            Pigminds Brewing                      

Pipeworks Brewing                    Pollyanna Brewing                      

Revolution Brewing                    Rock Bottom                              

Solemn Oath Brewery                Saugatuck Brewing                     

SlapShot Brewing                       Stockholm's Brew Pub

Temperance Beer                       Ten Ninety Brewing

The Lucky Monk                          Tighthead Brewing

Triptych Brewing                        Two Brothers Brewing

Urban Legend Brewing                Village Vintner and Brewing

Werk Force Brewery                   Wild Onion Brewery


Breweries and ReplicAle recipe announced!


Join us in downtown Oak Park on August 16, 2014 for the largest zero-waste craft beer event in the Midwest! In its 7th year, the Oak Park Micro Brew Review brings together 4,500 craft beer enthusiasts from across the Chicago area, Midwest and beyond to enjoy all Oak Park has to offer while sampling over 180 unique brews from 60 breweries and delicious food on a beautiful mid-summer's afternoon.

Produced by Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG), the event showcases the best craft beers our Illinois brewers have to offer, select beers from Midwest and national craft breweries, live music and small plates incorporating local food from Oak Park area restaurants. This is one of the Midwest's top craft beer festivals of the summer, and it supports the non-profit sustainability work of SGA and the craft beer advocacy work of the ICBG.

With nothing from the event going to landfill, the Oak Park Micro Brew Review combines the best of pleasurable craft beer drinking with doing a good thing for the planet!

Co-produced with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. View Photos from 2013 on the Illinois Craft Brewers Guiild Facebook Page 
Learn more about Seven Generations Ahead's work on zero-waste.

Information for Attendees


The Micro Brew Review is a fundraiser benefiting Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets are non-refundable. 


Level Ticket Price (Early Bird) Available on the day? Ticket Benefits
VIP $100 ($90) No Sponsored by Goose Island. Enter at 1PM.
Includes: 40 tastings - Exclusive to VIP' beer choices from Goose Island and ICBG favorites - Brewer 'meet & greet' photo ops - Small plates from Oak Park restaurants - Live music - Seating area - Access to ReplicAle project* - 7oz Souvenir tasting glass
ReplicAle $60 ($50) No Enter at 2PM
Includes: 40 tastings - Access to ReplicAle project* - 7oz Souvenir tasting glass
General Admission $45 ($40) Yes, $55 at the gate

Enter at 3PM
Includes: 40 tastings - 5oz Souvenir tasting glass


* What is "ReplicAle"?

Each year the Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild selects a beer style for 15 or more brewers to "replicate". Tasting these brews side by side at an event like this showcases the nuances of brewing style and technique. Don't miss out...this is THE event where ReplicAle beers are debuted!

Breweries and ReplicAle recipe announced!


• You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Valid identification is required at check-in
• Event organizers encourage all participants to drink responsibly and travel via public transport or nominate a designated driver
• Non-drinking guests do not require an event ticket, however, if ticketholders are found sharing alcohol with a non-ticketed guest, both will be escorted from the premises


We love our volunteers! Volunteers truly make this event happen, we would love for you to get involved.
Volunteers are entitled to free festival admission!

Sign up Online to Vounteer at Oak Park Micro Brew Today 

For more information about volunteering contact




  • If you are interested in sponsoring the Oak Park Micro Brew Review contact
  • For general media inquires contact
  • For beer specific questions contact

You can also tweet us @SevenGensAhead

Download the pdfSponsorship Information Flyer

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If you are a professional brewer interested in participating, contact
If you are a restaurant wishing to participate, contact

Participating brewers and restaurants will be announced soon!