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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Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy a Very Important Micro Brew Review experience!

  • Start your Micro Brew at 1pm - 2 hours before the main event!
  • Hear remarks on sustainable brewing techniques from VIP sponsor, Goose Island Brewing Co.
  • Sample unique to VIP brews, kindly donated by Goose Island Brewing Co.
  • Tuck into delicious food provided by; Marion Street Cheese Market, Lake Street Kitchen, Aripo's, Mancini's and Wallish Wonders Unrivaled Cookies!
  • Enjoy live music and a shady seating area.

PLUS, access to the ReplicALE Project and the main fest...

ReplicAle Project

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

Participating Breweries

With 72 Brewers and 33 ReplicAle choices, this is our biggest Micro Brew Review yet!

350 Brewing                                   5 Rabbit Cerveceria

Ale Syndicate                                 Andersonville Brewing

Aquanaut Brewing                          Argus Brewery

Atlas Beer Company                       Baderbrau Brewing

Begyle Brewing                              Bent River Brewing Co.

Berghoff Beer                                Blind Pig Brewery                          

Blue Nose Brewery                         Breakroom Brewery                      

Brickstone Brewing                         Bucket List Brewing                        

BuckleDown Brewing                       Cahoots Brewing

Chain O' Lakes Brewing                   Church Street

Crispin Cider                                  Deschutes Beer                              

DESTIHL                                        Dryhop Brewers                              

Emmett's Brewing Co                      Empirical Brewing                           

Finch's Beer Co                               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                            

Lakefront 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                                          Rock Bottom

Saugatuck Brewing                             SlapShot Brewing

Smylie Bros. Brewing Co.                    Solemn Oath                                     

Stockholm's Brew Pub                         Temperance Beer                              

Ten Ninety Brewing                            The Lucky Monk                                

Tighthead Brewing                             Transient Artisan Ales                      

Triptych Brewing                               Two Brothers Brewing                    

Urban Legend Brewing                       Vander Mill Cider

Vice District                                      Village Vintner and Brewing

Virtue Cider                                      Werk Force Brewery                      

Wild Onion Brewery

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



 BW LOGO CURRENT Marion Street Cheese Market


 LSKB LOGO Lake Street Kitchen & Bar



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.  Event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. The fest will not be canceled nor rescheduled.

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!


• Event will be held rain or shine. The fest will not be canceled nor rescheduled

• 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!