We have been celebrating craft beer for almost 40 years now.

Well, not really.

Even though it’s called the 39th Annual Craft Beer Awards, this is the first time we have thrown the ICBA. We like to think of it as a party disguised as an Awards ceremony. But it’s really about getting the industry together and letting off some steam in a fun environment where we get to enjoy each others company.

The ICBA is an event put together by friends and colleagues that work in the industry.  The breweries themselves contributed their hard earned money and energy to make this happen and together we created the awards and the event to make it kick ass.

From this year out we hope to throw an Illinois Craft Beer Awards to celebrate the guts, the glam and the glory of the Illinois Craft Beer scenes.