Local Brews – A Guide to Lake County Brewerries

Lake County IL Breweries

Father’s Day is this weekend if you’re looking for a quick, easy and LOCAL gift why not stop by one of the several local breweries and pick him up a growler? You’re getting more than just a great tasting craft beer your getting a locally made craft beer as all these locations make there beer on site. Some offer tap room tours and events so be sure to check out their websites for more information.


Ram Resturant & Brewery

Ram Restaurant & Brewery
700 Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling | (847) 520-1222 ‎

Ram is part of Big Horn Brewing Company and can be found in several locations around the country. While it’s a nationally recognized chain it’s all still locally brewed on site. RAM is a fulls service restaurant making it a great stop for Father’s Day!


Mickey Finn’s Brewery
412 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville | (847) 362-6688

Mickey Finn’s is the oldest brewpub in Lake County with anywhere from 6 to 11 different Finn’s made beers on tap. Mickey Finns beer is all natural, with no additives or preservatives. This Father’s Day treat dad to lunch at Mickey Finn’s {doors open at 11 a.m.} and the first beer for dad is FREE.


Tighthead Brewing CompanyTighthead Brewing Company
161 N Archer Ave, Mundelein | (847) 970-9174 ‎

Tighthead is a microbrewery in Mundelein that creates quality ales and lagers for all seasons. Open on weekends for tours and sales of pints, growlers and refills. They will have a special Father’s day tour at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Call to make reservations.


Lake Bluff Brewing CompanyLake Bluff Brewing Company
16 E Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff | (224) 544-5179 ‎

Lake Bluff Brewing Company is a small craft brewery devoted to upholding the lofty standards of quality beer being produced by so many fine Chicagoland microbreweries. We strive to create the finest beer available while minding the rich traditions of the brewing craft with a company that embraces the ideals of the close knit community of our beloved hometown.

Although Lake Bluff Brewing Company values tradition, we are a progressive business that encourages inspired and bold vision. Our brewery is a bit of the old coupled with a lot of the new: uncommon beers, environmentally sound practices and fresh ideas. And we are LOCAL. Whenever possible, we buy local, we distribute local and we team with other North Shore businesses.


The Onion Pub and BreweryThe Onion Pub & Brewery
22221 N Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington | (847) 381-7308 ‎

Excellent food, service, hand-crafted beers, wines & spirits. We have breathtaking views of a 10 acre lake, waterfall, wildflowers, and a hop garden patio. Handcrafted Lagers & Ales, Brewed on Site! Available by the Pint, Growler, Can, or Keg!


Light the Lamp BreweryLight the Lamp Brewery
10 N. Lake St., Grayslake | (847) 752-8489

Started in a home kitchen by a couple of dads Light the Lamp has recently opened a tap room in downtown Grayslake. The room has limited hours unless there is a Hawks game on so follow them on Facebook to keep up to date.


What goes better with craft beer than cupcakes? Our new favorite bakery Cacao Sweets and Treats is having a special on their beer cupcakes just for Father’s Day:



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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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