Oak Park Micro Brew and Food Review

A Record Breaking Success: 7th Annual Oak Park Microbrew and Review

August 21, 2014, Oak Park, Illinois— The 7th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review set a new record on Saturday, August 16, with more than 4,300 people attending the fest, not including the countless friends and family of ticket holders who enjoyed the beautiful weather and quaint downtown setting. The festival featured more than 200 unique craft beers from 74 breweries, making it the second largest craft beer festival in the Midwest and the largest zero waste craft beer festival in the world.     


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2014 Breweries and Restaurants


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, Haymarket 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


  • Dryhop Brewers

  • Emmett's Brewing Co.

  • Empirical Brewing

  • Finch's Beer Co.

  • Flesk Brewing

  • Flossmoor Station Brewing

  • Forbidden Root

  • Greenstar Brewing

  • 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

  • Perennial Artisan Ales

  • 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


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




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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



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Mancini's Italian Bistro

  • Pizza slices
  • Gelato
  • Sausage




Khyber Pass

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




Marion Street Cheese Market

  • Cheese Fries
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Mac 'n' Cheese




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 Local Sausage 

The Local Sausage

  • Chorizo
  • Andouille
  • Bourbon




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Maya Del Sol

  • Plantanos de ropa vieja - plaintain, stewed beef, pico de gallo, queso fresco, aji-amarillo drizzle
  • Guacamole & chips

Save the date! Saturday August 15, 2015

Join us in downtown Oak Park Saturday, August 15, 2015 for the largest zero-waste craft beer event in the Midwest! In its 8th year, the Oak Park Micro Brew Review will bring together 4,500 craft beer enthusiasts from across the Chicago area, Midwest and beyond to enjoy all Oak Park has to offer while sampling more than 125 unique brews from about 70 breweries, plus delicious food on a 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 ICBG's only summertime craft beer festival. 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!

Sponsor the 2015 Oak Park Micro Brew Review!

Share your message with more than 4,300 attendees at next year's festival! Special offer: sign up to sponsor the 2015 festival BEFORE 12/31/14, lock in at the 2014 sponsorship rates!

To inquire about sponsorships, contact Lisa.

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