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GABF Passport | Illinois Breweries

GABF Passports for Illinois

It’s tempting to bemoan the fact that the industry remains in a lengthy pandemic-induced pivot. However, it’s time to start focusing on what is instead of what isn’t happening. For this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF), beer drinkers will have a chance to purchase a GABF Passport that gives them access to a host of good deals (an idea similar to Chicago and Illinois Craft Beer Weeks held in previous years). One can purchase the $20 GABF Passport and start enjoying brewery deals October 1 through October 18. As well, the passport gives beer drinkers an opportunity to attend (view) the star-studded Virtual GABF Festival (October 16-17) (which includes the awards ceremony).

350 Brewing | Tinley Park, Illinois

  • 25% off your entire bill for Passport Holders

Adams Street Brewery | Chicago

  • Deal coming soon!

Art History Brewing Inc | Geneva, Illinois

  • $5 flight of 4 x 5 oz tasters
  • 10% Off All Logo Merchandise

Ballast Point Brewing Co. | Chicago

  • Rye Whiskey Barrel Piper Down 750ml GABF October 1-18 given to pass holders
  • Buy one Trade Street Collection® beer for $14.99
  • Buy two Trade Street Collection® beers for 2 for $25
  • Receive 10% off your merchandise purchase

BBGB Brewery And Hop Farm | North Aurora, Illinois

  • $2 off pints of BBGB beers for passport holders

Black Horizon Brewing Co. | Willowbrook, Illinois

  • Discount flight of tasters.
  • Access to GABF special release
  • Beer Discount on Merchandise

Brother Chimp Brewing | North Aurora, Illinois

  • $2 off your first light or one filled growler

Buffalo Creek Brewing | Long Grove, Illinois

  • 10% off all 4-packs to-go

Byers Brewing Co. | DeKalb, Illinois

  • 50% off flights and 6-ounce pours!

Church Street Brewing Co. | Itasca, Illinois

  • $3 pours and half-off 4-packs of our 8th Anniversary Beer: Karma Kolsch

Crystal Lake Brewing Co. | Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • “GABF is all about experiencing tons of great beers, and Crystal Lake Brewing is keeping that tradition alive. Come by the CLB taproom for a specially prepared GABF sample flight, at a price that is special, too!.”

GABF Passport Program for Illinois

DESTIHL Brewery | Normal, Illinois

  • 10% off merchandise

Elmhurst Brewing Co. | Elmhurst, Illinois

  • $5 flight (one per customer)

Evil Horse Brewing Co. | Crete, Illinois

  • Three 5-ounce samples for $3 (except Imperial Stouts)
  • 20% discount on merchandise

Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery | Chicago

  • $8 flights
  • 20% off merchandise

GABF Passport Illinois

Hailstorm Brewing Co. | Tinley Park, Illinois

  • (1) free draft pour (9-16 ounce), OR (1) half-price growler or crowler

Haymarket Pub and Brewery | Chicago

  • We’re offering select $4 pints of awesome craft beer!

Holzlager Brewing Co. | Woodstock, Illinois

  • 1/2 off taster flights

Horse Thief Hollow Brewery | Chicago

  • 1/2-off one sampler flight

Light the Lamp Brewery | Grayslake, Illinois

  • One free pint of our 2019 GABF silver-medal-winning session Cream Ale: Lite it


Lil Beaver Brewery | Bloomington, Illinois

  • Access to special release beer

Maplewood Brewing Co. | Chicago

  • “Maplewood will be giving out a complimentary branded craft master grand taster glass to GABF passport holders when they visit the Maplewood Lounge.”

Noon Whistle Brewing Co. | Lombard & Naperville, Illinois

  • 15% off total purchase


(Read: 2019 GABF: Chicago takes hazy gold once again, 9 other medals)

Old Irving Brewing Co. | Chicago

  • Discount pint price on our 2019 GABF gold-medal-winning Beezer Hazy IPA: $5.00/pint

On Tour Brewing Co. | Chicago

  • To-go deal: Free pair of On Tour sunglasses and 20% off merchandise with every beer purchase through our website for home delivery or curbside pick-up (promo code available on passport holder site)
  • In-house deal: $2 off pints of our 2017 gold-medal-winning Maibock: Low Boy

(READ: On Tour Brewing Wins Big at 2017 Great American Beer Festival)

One Allegiance Brewing | Chicago Ridge, Illinois

  • $4 off T-shirts
  • $4 off growler fills

Oswego Brewing Co. | Oswego, Illinois

  • “For GABF passport holders, take 10% off your online & taproom orders!”

Pilot Project Brewing | Chicago

  • 20% off all brewers’ kitchen draft and beer to-go

Pollyanna Brewing Co. | Lombard, Roselle (Roselare) and St. Charles, Illinois

  • One free 5-ounce pour of any beer on draft at any of our locations

Ravinia Brewing Co. | Highland Park, Illinois

  • 10% Off your bill

Revolution Brewing | Chicago

  • Revolution’s passport deal gives you access to order the selection of beers they entered in this year’s virtual GABF
  • The package available for purchase includes a selection of beers, tasting glasses and your official attendee lanyard

GABF Passport Brewing Deals | Illinois Breweries

Scorched Earth Brewing Co. | Algonquin, Illinois

  • Deal coming soon!

Sew Hop’d Brewery | Huntley, Illinois

  • Discount on merchandise

Short Fuse Brewing Co. | Schiller Park, Illinois

  • $5 pints on all GABF beer entries
  • 20% off all GABF beer entries on crowlers and growlers for fill only (growler glass excluded; use the password “GABF20” for online purchases)

Side Lot Brewery | Wauconda, Illinois

  • Special release beer

GABF Passport Brewing Deals | Illinois Breweries

Sketchbook Brewing Co. | Skokie, Illinois

  • Enjoy a 10% discount on taproom purchases and a special GABF Passport price for Mixed 4-packs ($8)

Slauterhouse Brewing Co.| Auburn, Illinois

  • 16-ounce beer and collectors glass for a reduced price

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. | Evanston, Illinois

  • BOGO crowlers

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. – Production | Chicago

  • Free can koozie with any beer purchase

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

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Stockholm’s Restaurant & Brewery | Geneva, Illinois

  • $5 flights of five, 4-ounce tasters
  • 10% off all logo merchandise

Temperance Beer Co. | Evanston, Illinois

  • 20% off to-go packaged beer (no growlers or crowlers)

Ten Ninety Brewing Co. | Glenview, Illinois

  • 10% discount on merchandise and beer to go

Tighthead Brewing Co. | Mundelein, Illinois

  • 10% off the total bill (beer and merchandise)

Twisted Hippo | Chicago

  • 20% off to-go beer (crowlers and 4-packs)
  • Access to a GABF only special release (while supplies last)

Whiskey Hill Brewing | Westmont, Illinois

  • Discount flight of tasters
  • Free 6-ounce taster of Imperial Stout
  • Lottery ticket to enter Member Club for free including perks (monthly crowler, free pour a week, first dibs at special releases)

Wolfden Brewing Co. | Bloomingdale, Illinois

  • Buy three crowlers, get $5 off your purchase; one-time use only!

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