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Metra's Special Saturday Schedule

09/20/2021 by  
This fall the residents in the Chicago area can explore the towns along the Illinois and Michigan Canal with a new opportunity offered by Metra train. The Metra has created a special Saturday scheduled on its Heritage Corridor Line so that residents can explore the communiti...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: June 6 - June 12, 2021

06/30/2021 by  
Two Anniversary Celebrations This Week Both Miskatonic Brewing Company and Rt66 Old School Brewing are celebrating their anniveraries this weekend.   Miskatonic's 6th Anniversary Bash There will music all day long, featuring acoustic sets starting ...READ MORE


Reunion Activities

06/16/2021 by  
  After the pandemic, groups are finally getting together for reunions. One of the best parts of reunions is exploring and trying new things with your favorite people. Check out these ideas on how to spend your free time together. Team building and outdoor advent...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: June 6 - June 12, 2021

06/11/2021 by  
Two Anniversary Celebrations This Week Both Miskatonic Brewing Company and Rt66 Old School Brewing are celebrating their anniveraries this weekend.   Miskatonic's 6th Anniversary Bash There will music all day long, featuring acoustic sets starting ...READ MORE


Miskatonic Brewing Turns 6!

06/03/2021 by  
Party with Miskatonic Brewing Company this Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, 2021, while they celebrate their 6 year anniversary! Begin the festivities on Friday where you can enjoy all the pop punk and beer you can handle. Take in live music from live performances by Accepto...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: May 23- May 29, 2021

05/28/2021 by  
  Metal Monkey's Artisan Market on June 12 Mark your calendars for Metal Monkey's Artisan Market for June 12.  This event is a curated mix of over 30 artists, makers, crafts and creatives.Food from Savory Crust, Music from JD Kostyke, and of cours...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: May 16 - May 22, 2021

05/19/2021 by  
Plainfield's Garage Band Brewing Turns Two It's a party in Plainfield.  Our favorite firehouse brewery, Garage Band Brewing, is celebrating its second anniversary.  There's a lot going on too ... check out the schedule below and make sure to atte...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: May 2 - May 8, 2021

05/07/2021 by  
Berwyn's Flapjack Brewery on Chicago's Best TV Learn more about this great brewery and pizzeria by watching this clip above, which appeared last weekend on Chicago's Best on WGN. New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - Coming Soon Want to get thes...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: April 25 - May 1, 2021

04/30/2021 by  
Happy second anniversary, Mad Hatchet Brewing!   Some great releases coming up this weekend, as the Shorewood brewery has a great line-up for this celebration.  Make sure to get over to Mad Hatchet and hoist a beer. New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - ...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: April 11 - April 17, 2021

04/16/2021 by  
  New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - Coming Soon     Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up for a newsletter via this link - heritagecorridorcvb.com/request-info.  You'll have to scroll down on that link to get to the...READ MORE


Things We Don't Say - Craft Beer for Mental Health Initiative Announced

04/09/2021 by  
Things We Don't Say is a beer that will be coming out in May with several breweries throughout the country participating to benefit a very important cause - mental health.  I'm going to copy directly from Will County Brewing's Facebook post, because it sums ...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: April 04 - April 10, 2021

04/08/2021 by  
  New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - Coming Soon Things We Don't Say is a beer that will be coming out in May in several beers throughout the country benefiting a very important cause - mental health.  Ale Trail breweries that are currently sign...READ MORE


Vote Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau for "Best CVB"!

03/30/2021 by  
  Nominate the Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau as “Best CVB” for the 2021 Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice. It only takes a minute of your time.  Visit https://dhcontests.secondstreetapp.com/Readers-Choice-2021 ...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: March 21 - March 28, 2021

03/26/2021 by  
New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - Coming Soon Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up for a newsletter via this link - heritagecorridorcvb.com/request-info.  You'll have to scroll down on that link to get to the e-newsletter section.  And, ...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: March 14 - March 21, 2021

03/18/2021 by  
Pre-order Three Michelin-Starred Alinea in the Corridor Foodies, you can enjoy a meal from one of the top restaurants in the world right here in the Heritage Corridor. Pre-order and pick up a meal from Pollyanna Brewing Company (Lemont, IL) on 3-26 and 3-27 or an Eas...READ MORE

Best Places to take your Dog Around the Heritage Corridor

03/15/2021 by  
Fido wants to explore along with you! Check out our dog-friendly locations around the Heritage Corridor so that you no longer have to leave your four-legged best friend at home. Take them through the trails of Starved Rock State Park, out to eat at the Public Landing Restaur...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: March 7 - March 14, 2021

03/10/2021 by  
It's Will County Brewing Company's Third Anniversary - and they've got some great beers and seltzers for us this weekend.  Scroll down to get more info. New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - Coming Soon Sunday, March 7 ...READ MORE

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day Around the Heritage Corridor

03/09/2021 by  
  It’s that time of year again where many shops and restaurants are painting their towns emerald green, in spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. As you begin making plans, we wanted to share a list of places around the Heritage Corridor where you can shop, di...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: February 28 - March 7, 2021

03/04/2021 by  
New Releases - Hot Spot Drops - Coming Soon Make sure to get in your nominations for this year's Golden Growlers!  Last day to nominate is March 10.  Visit this link to fill out the form. Sunday, February 28 ...READ MORE

The Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Golden Growlers

02/26/2021 by  
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Beer Releases: February 21 - 28, 2021

02/25/2021 by  
Tangled Roots Turns Five, a Super Fun Time awaits at Pollyanna, we welcome Two Pints Lounge in Bolingbrook to the Ale Trail, and I Can't Wait to Watch WandaVision. (I know that last part really isn't relevant to craft beer ... I just really am hooked on the show). ...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: February 14 - 21, 2021

02/18/2021 by  
EDITORS NOTE:  If you are seeing this on 2/26 or later ... it means that I screwed up on our email newsletter and sent you to last week's beer releases.  CLICK HERE to see the releses from 2/21 to 2/28.       New Releases -  Comi...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: February 7 - 14, 2021

02/11/2021 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Trying something a little new with the page for this week.  Going to list every date, including if no beers are scheduled.  If you see a beer and a photo with no witty description, that means I haven't gotten there yet. ...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: January 31 - February 6, 2021

02/05/2021 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Sunday, January 31 The Bear is Back at Ike Need a warm up?  Boubon barrel aged Mauled by Kamchatka is back!  Chocolate, caramel, bourbon in this big 11% ABV brew.  Make...READ MORE


Metal Monkey Turns Five! Celebration from 1-28 to 1-31-21

01/27/2021 by  
We've got the detail on Metal Monkey's celebration, taking place all this weekend.  The event starts on Thursday for Backstage Pass Members, and Friday-Sunday for the entire world.  Here's the details, copy-pasted right from the source.   ...READ MORE

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Beer Releases: January 24 - 30, 2021

01/27/2021 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Metal Monkey Turns Five The Romeoville-based brewery is celebrating their fifth anniversary this weekend, starting on Thursday for Backstage Pass Members and Friday for the rest of y'all.  We've got details on the party...READ MORE


Beer and Cheese Pairing

01/26/2021 by  
  Join Garage Band Brewing and Wine & Cheese Company in Plainfield, IL as they team up for a unique experience you do not want to miss out on this Sunday, January 31, 2021.    Beer and cheese is a natural duo with so many optio...READ MORE

The Bernie Sanders Meme Travels Through the Heritage Corridor

01/26/2021 by  
  Senator Bernie Sanders has become an internet sensation over the past several days from his infamous picture at the inauguration last Wednesday.    From his causal mittens, to the comfortable pose as he sat patiently during the event, Bernie stole t...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: January 17 - 23, 2021

01/22/2021 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Say hello to Lock and Mule We were able to take a trip inside the newest location for Tangled Roots Brewing Company in Lockport, IL.  It's the third location for the company, who opened up a location in Glenview a few days ...READ MORE

Inside the Brand New Lock & Mule by Tangled Roots Brewing Company

01/22/2021 by  
We were invited to a sneak peak inside Lockport, IL's newest restaurant, Lock & Mule by Tangled Roots Brewing Company.  This is Tangled Roots' third location, joining the family of The Lone Buffalo (Ottawa) and Hangar Two (Glenview). First, let we're ...READ MORE


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Beer Releases: January 10 - 16, 2021

01/14/2021 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Tuesday, January 12 A Centennial Milestone for Mad Hatchet Brewing Mad Hatchet has brewed their 100th batch of beer.  It's called Batch 100.  It has 100 IBU.  They ...READ MORE

Beer Releases: January 5 - 9, 2021

01/07/2021 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Tuesday, January 5 Close Your Eyes, Take a Sip, Enjoy the Goodness Quiet Contemplation is the newest from Black Horizon Brewing Company in Willowbrook, IL.  It's a milk ...READ MORE


Beer Releases: December 18, 2020 - January 4, 2020

12/18/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Time for Some Holiday R&R As 2020 wraps up, we here at the Ale Trail are going to wind things down for a bit and take some rest and relaxation.  This page will be updated occasionally throughout the rest of the ye...READ MORE

Beer Releases: December 11 - December 18, 2020

12/11/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon We're Extending the 2020 Ale Trail Digital Passport Yes, so 2020 has sucked.  But, we want to give you more time to complete the Ale Trail Digital Passport, support your local breweries, and get some pretty cool swag. ...READ MORE


A Sneak Peek at the Progress on Lock and Mule

12/04/2020 by  
  Tangled Roots shared some photos from Kevin Miller showing the inside of the new Lock & Mule restaurant and brewery in Lockport, IL.  We can't wait to try the new menu and some amazing beers from this location. Posted by Lock & Mule by Tan...READ MORE

Beer Releases: December 4 - December 11, 2020

12/04/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Get a Sneak Peak of Lock & Mule Earlier this week, Tangeld Roos Brewing Company shared photos that were taken inside the new Lock & Mule in Lockport, IL.  Make sure to take a look at this sneak peak by checking out this...READ MORE


Gift Ideas For Beer Lovers

12/01/2020 by  
Support some of your local breweries this year with awesome gift ideas for all the beer lovers in your life!   Check out this list to see what you can purchase the next time you are grabbing yourself a can of beer to go!    Skeleton Key B...READ MORE

Beer Releases: November 20 - December 4, 2020

11/20/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Congrats to Whiskey Hill Brewing and all of the FOBAB Medal Winners The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers took place last weekend, and Whiskey Hill took home Runner-Up for Best In Show!  Congrats to them, Pollyanna Brewing Com...READ MORE


Big Night for Whiskey Hill and Others at FOBAB

11/16/2020 by  
The 2020 Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beers was one to remember for the Westmont-based Whiskey Hill Brewing Company.  The brewery took Runner-up in the overall competition for its Barrel-Aged Seismic Overlay, finishing 2nd to over 300 of the rarest, most exclusive...READ MORE

Beer Releases: November 13 - 20, 2020

11/13/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Illinois' only Black-owned brewery strives to bring attention to traditionally under-represented causes Black Horizon Brewing Company was featured on ABC 7 Chicago earlier in the week.  We've embedded the video for you to e...READ MORE


Beer Releases: November 6 - 13, 2020

11/06/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon We've got the latest breaking releases, but first, a key election update from Orange & Brew --- From Earlier in the Week View our last update Skeleton Key Brewing ...READ MORE

Beer Releases: October 30 - November 6, 2020

10/30/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Happy Halloween!!!  Please have a safe and enjoyable celebration, and make sure to pick up some beer and support your local breweries.  Some of the breweries south on the trail are still open for inside drinking - support them as...READ MORE


Halloween Events Coming Up

10/27/2020 by  
  Halloween Weekend is fast approaching, and whether you are making plans or wanting to change your plans, there are some great events coming up to celebrate.  Keep up to date with any changes to the calendar by visiting https://www.heritagecorridorcvb...READ MORE

Beer Releases: October 23 - October 30, 2020

10/23/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Unfortunately, many of our breweries are in zones that are being rolled back as COVID numbers rise.  Please support these breweries by drinking outside or getting your beer to go.   From Earlier in the We...READ MORE


Beer Releases: October 16 - October 23, 2020

10/16/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon As the temps drop, we're actually seeing a higher number of lighter beers.  Stout season can wait a little bit longer.  Plus, we've got reason to embed a song from the band Kansas which is actually older than me. &nb...READ MORE

Beer Releases: October 9 - October 16, 2020

10/09/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon The darker beers are starting to make their way to the forefront, but there is still some beers with some flavorful fruity notes still out there.   From Earlier in the Week View our last updat...READ MORE


Buy A Beer and Help Support Starved Rock State Park

10/06/2020 by  
Come hangout and have a beer or two at Tangled Roots Brewing Company next Wednesday, October 14th from 5pm to 8pm for the Path Mender Benefit Event.    They have created a Path Mender Pale Ale to help support the “For the Love of Starved ...READ MORE

Beer Releases: October 2 - October 10, 2020

10/02/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon The Halloween beers are starting to come out, as well as Pollyanna's long-awaited (by me) Nerds-inspired sour ale.  Don't sleep on Mad Hatchet's ACID either, I'm a huge fan of that one.   ...READ MORE


Beer Releases: September 25 - October 2, 2020

09/30/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon From Earlier in the Week View our last update Garage Band Brewing Don't Harsh My Mellow Metal Monkey Brewing 2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Asmoseus ...READ MORE

Beer Releases: September 18 - 25, 2020

09/18/2020 by  
New Releases -  Coming Soon Chicken fried, jasmine, hazy, and full of Oktoberfest-goodness.  That describes this week on the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail.  Keep on reading to find out more about this week's beer releases. From Earlier...READ MORE


Skeleton Key Shows Off Future Expansion

09/15/2020 by  
  Skeleton Key Brewery showed off their new site for their future expansion, next door to their current location, today in a Facebook Live video.  The site is going to allow for more room, a permanent patio, expanded bathrooms and more.  This will also al...READ MORE

Beer Releases: August 28 - September 18, 2020

09/11/2020 by  
New Releases - Pre-order Now -  Coming Soon Welcome to the new web page!  The Heritage Corridor CVB released its new web site on Tuesday, September 8 - which combined its current site with some sub sites, like the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail.  We hope ...READ MORE


2020 Ale Trail Digital Passport, Extended to 2/28/21

07/27/2020 by  
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Beer Releases: July 24-31, 2020

07/24/2020 by  
From Earlier This Week Flapjack Brewery Vortex City Skeleton Key Brewery Paintball Fight with a Zombie Tangled Roots Brewing Co. Path Mender Metal Monkey Brewing Bikini Bot...READ MORE


Scenes from the Corridor