Christmas in July is a 24-day fundraiser that puts a limited collection of Illinois-brewed craft beer from some of the state’s most exciting breweries together in one case – and into the hands of the ICBG’s biggest fans – all for a good cause.

Christmas in July benefits the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG), the nonprofit association that supports Illinois’ craft breweries, advocating for policies that strengthen the state’s craft beer industry and providing resources to help Illinois breweries navigate the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 health pandemic.

Like so many organizations, the ICBG relies heavily on funds raised from its signature festivals and fundraisers. With large gatherings – including Beer Under Glass – on hold for the foreseeable future, we are bringing the variety you’ve come to expect from our festivals to your home throughout the month of July.

ICBG will release a limited number of assorted cases of Illinois beer from 80 participating breweries across the state. Each Christmas in July Variety Case will feature a random selection of 24 beers (12- and 16-ounce cans and bottles) brewed from Chicago to Central and Downstate Illinois – inviting fans to explore new brews and enjoy old favorites. All craft beer will be donated from Illinois breweries, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. A full list of participating breweries can be found below. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 12 at 10:00 am CST.

Then, just like an advent calendar at Christmas, craft beer fans will be encouraged to enjoy one #IllinoisBeer each day from July 8-31. Variety Cases must be purchased in advance and picked up from one of several pick-up locations at a preselected date and time in accordance with social distancing protocols.

Participating Breweries

2 Fools Cider Liquid Love Brewing
Adams Street Brewery Lo Rez Brewing
Alarmist Brewing Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Aleman Brewing Company Marz Community Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Around the Bend
Metal Monkey Brewing Co. Mikerphone Brewing
Banging Gavel Miskatonic Brewing Company
Begyle Brewing MORE Brewing Company
Black Horizon Brewing Company Noon Whistle Brewing
Brickstone Brewery Old Irving Brewing Co.
BuckleDown Brewing On Tour Brewing Co.
Buffalo Creek Brewing Penrose Brewing Company
Burnt City Brewing Pilot Project Brewing
Phase Three Brewing Company Church Street Brewing
Cruz Blanca Brewery Pipeworks Brewing Co.
Crystal Lake Brewing Pollyanna Brewing Company
Cypress Grove Brewing Prairie Street Brewing Co.
DESTIHL Brewery Rabid Brewing
Dovetail Brewery Ravinia Brewing Company
Elmhurst Brewing Company Revolution Brewing
Empirical Brewery Roaring Table Brewing Co.
Energy City Brewing Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
Evil Horse Brewing Company Sew Hop’d Brewery
Exit Strategy Brewing Co. Short Fuse Brewing Company
Finch Beer Co. Side Lot Brewery
Flossmoor Station Brewing Co. Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co. Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Great Central Brewing Company Solemn Oath Brewery
Hailstorm Brewing Co. Spiteful Brewery
Half Acre Beer Co. Tangled Roots Brewing Company
Half Day Brewing Temperance Beer Company
Haymarket Pub & Brewery The Old Bakery Beer Company
Hop Butcher for the World Tighthead Brewing Company
Hopewell Brewing Company Triptych Brewing
Two Brothers Brewing Company Illuminated Brew Works
Unpossible Mead Urban Renewal Brewery
Kings and Convicts Brewing Co. Whiskey Hill Brewing Company
Kinslahger Brewing White Oak Brewing
LaGrow Organic Beer Co. Will County Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Company Ike & Oak Brewing Co.
Keg Grove Brewing Company

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