2:00 pm14:00

Beer Fest Beat Down

  • Sears Centre Arena

Join us at The Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on December 13 for a unique craft beer event. Hardcore Craft Beer will be taking part in the event pouring craft beer infusions with our Alechemy project and discussing flavor profiles in beer.

VIP :: 1-2 PM // REGULAR :: 2-6 PM

VIP Session Tickets receive a glass, 25 beer tickets, early entry, and complimentary food. Regular Session Tickets receive a tasting glass and 25 beer tickets. Designated Driver tickets (must be 21+) also available for those willing to take one for the team.

To help make this a little different from your usual beer fest, Lucha Libre Wrestling will be featured on the arena's main floor. You can sip and savor your brews while watching the beat down.

As you saunter through the event, toss a few coins into the Beering-ham Fountain. This 100 gallon fountain of beer will be taking wishes and raising money for charity.

Some of the breweries featured at the event:
Lagunitas Brewing
Revolution Brewing
Half Acre Beer Co
Stone Brewing Co
Dogfish Head
Pipeworks Brewing
Dark Horse Brewing
Pig Minds Brewing
Church Street
New Belgium Brewing
Slapshot Brewing
Arcade Brewing
51st Ward
and many more...

Dec 23

8 Beery Nights

  • Fountainhead

8 nights, 8 different variations of the same beer.

Chef Cleetus Friedman and Begyle Brewing are putting together an imperial chanukah porter for the holidays and for each night we'll be infusing the beer with something different.

6:00 pm18:00

Bourbon Barrel Bastard Tapping

  • Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen

Continuing the celebration of Bastard Month, Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen in Crystal Lake is tapping Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard. Along with the tapping of the aged arrogance is the fresh batch of the hopped up Stone Enjoy By IPA.

If you order up some nosh, one of the side items you can choose are arrogant fries. A side of fries smothered in Arrogant Bastard cheese sauce. Worth it.

6:00 pm18:00

Brewery Spotlight :: Revolution Brewing

  • Porter's Pub

Enjoy some offerings from Revolution Brewing on Thursday, November 20th at Porter's Pub. We'll taste through the beers while giving some background info on the styles and the brewery that makes them. Revolution rep will be on hand to answer questions and share a pint. The event will also feature specially prepared small plates and food for the evening.

Featured beers:
• Eugene Porter
• Bottom Up Wit
• Fistmas Holiday Ale
• The Whip Wheat IPA

Seating is limited and reservations are available by calling 847.214.5877

Nov 14

SmallBar Division Wrap Party

We'll be saying goodbye to one of the best places in the city to grab a beer, but of course we will be doing it in the grandest way possible.

After ten great years on Division Street, this will be the curtain call for SmallBar Division. We intend to go out as we lived every day, slinging the very best beer we can get our hands on!

So join us for a pre-FOBAB tapping event featuring some stellar barrel-aged beers with brewers on hand to talk about em and a whole bunch of other great stuff to drink too.

The event starts at noon and will go all day until closing time. What doesn’t get drank, goes down the drain. SO HELP US KILL THESE LAST FEW KEGS!

All our staffers will be working. So you can see everyone you might want to. Drink all the beers. And just really help us send this place off in thebest way possible.

Avery Rumpkin
Avery Pumpkyn
Dupont Triomfbier Voorvit
Firestone Walker Bretta Weiss
Goose Island Baudoinia 2012
Half Acre & 3Floyds Annica
New Belgium Le Terroir
New Belgium Blackberry Love
Three Floyds Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin
Perennial Savant Blanc

Allagash White
Evil Twin Imperial Donut Break
Firestone Walker Unfiltered DBA
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
Firestone Walker Union Jack I.P.A.
Firestone Walker Wookie Jack
Half Acre Heyoka
Three Floyds Zombie Dust
Virtue Cidra de Nava

6:30 pm18:30


  • Porter's Pub

On Wednesday, September 24, Porter's Pub plays host to the Ryder Cup...of beer! We'll be pitting 12 beers from Team USA against 12 beers from Team Europe and you choose the winner of each round and decide who wins the Cup.

We will blind draw one beer from each team to go head to head against each other. Each guest will vote based on appearance, taste and overall drinkability and choose the beer from the team they like best. Once points are totaled, the winning beer of that round will be decided.

Includes beer, food, tax and gratuity

4:00 pm16:00


  • Porter's Pub

Hardcore Craft Beer is working with Porter's Pub at Bowes Creek and the Elgin Parks & Recreation Foundation to raise funds for the Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the fund which helps children who lack the financial ability to participate in recreational activities and sports.

The event will feature live music, root beer floats, raffles and craft beers from some of the best producers in the country as well as some specialty and limited brews. Along side the root beer floats, we'll be putting a stout beer together with ice cream to bring you beer floats.

Home-brew club, Silverado, will be on hand with a plethora of unique beers and providing demonstrations as they brew a beer during the event.

Hardcore Craft Beer will be infusing beers with our Alechemy project and discussing flavor profiles and ingredient usage in beer.