BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery appearing at several summer festivals

Craft Beers are HUGE right now and the summer months allow for some fun opportunities to try new brews while out at local festivals. BrickStone will be all over Chicagoland this summer. This is a place that's new to me and if it's also new to you, you'll have an opportunity to try it out whether you're in Naperville, Berwyn or Chicago. Here's all the details from a press release I got this week:

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery Taps Hops All Over Chicago This Summer

Bourbonnais, IL - - June 16, 2014 - - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery  - the suburban Chicago brewpub that recently swept the American Beer Classic held at Soldier Field - is popping up all over town this summer, tapping its award-winning beers at some of the area’s top festivals. 

“Chicagoans love their summer craft beers and we’re right there with them,” says BrickStone BrewMaster, Tommy Vasilakis. “We’re pouring our award-winning BrickStone APA, Belgo APA and other house brews at some very cool venues.”

Both APA’s recently took #1 and #2 “Best Beer” awards at the American Beer Classic. BrickStone’s HopSkipNImDrunk secured the #3 position and the restaurant/brewpub was named “Best Brewery.” (BrickStone’s APA is also 2014 Beer Advocate’s "34 of 50 most popular beers" and Belgo APA was named the 2013 Great American Beer Fest gold-medal winner).

Craft beer fans can sample these brews and more at the following events:

Saturday, June 21, 2014: Berwyn Brew Fest 
1 – 5pm at Proksa Park, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402

Saturday, June 21, 2014: 4th Annual Summer Solstice Craft Beer Festival 
2 – 7pm at Blarney Stone, 15400 Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL

Saturday, June 28, 2014: Beer Tasting at Standard Market in Naperville
1 – 4pm at Standard Market, 1508 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL

Saturday, July 12, 2014: Barrington 11th Annual Brew Fest
3 – 7pm (VIP at 2:30pm) in Downtown Barrington , IL

Friday, July 18, 2014: 10th Anniversary Lawn Ball
7pm – 12am (VIP at 6pm) at Saddle & Cycle Club of Chicago, 900 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Friday, July 18, 2014: Frankfort Park District Beer Tasting
7-9pm at Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL

Friday, June 25 – Saturday, June 26, 2014: Merchant Street Music Fest
In Depot Park, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee, IL

Sunday, July 27, 2014: Beer Camp Across America – Midwest Edition
12 – 5pm at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand, Chicago, IL

BrickStone released two new craft beers during the recent Chicago Craft Beer Week, including One Night Blonde IPA a light malt with hop bitterness and citrus flavor and aroming coming from Galaxy and Amarillo hops; and Kaffir Lime Lemon Grass IPA, a collaboration between BrickStone and DryHop Brewers.

About BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery opened as a small-town brewery in 2006 in Bourbonnais, IL., using a tiny, 5 barrel brewing system. By 2008, its hand-crafted microbrews - featuring the finest hops and malts - had gained such popularity that BrickStone expanded to a state-of-the-art Newlands Brewhouse with a capacity of 25 BBL brews. 

Today, BrickStone is best known for its diverse selection of award-winning craft beers, including its 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal and 2012 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winning BrickStone APA and 2013 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winning Belgo-APA. 

In fall 2014, BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery will further expand by adding a separate, fully-automated 50 BBL Brewhouse and release a Blood Orange Hefeweizen and Robust Porter, among other unique brews. For more information, visit