Blue Island Beer Company’s Taproom

WHERE ARE WE??!

Located in the Historical District of Blue Island, IL., on Olde Western Ave, our address (13357 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406) is for the entire, multi-business building.  Our entrance is actually around the corner on the SE side, adjacent to the parking lot, and is the door closest to the Western Bridge. Please feel free to park in this lot, as there is plenty of free parking for our customers. There are also several ways to get to our place via public transportation (see Contact Page.)

Through making a range of styles, offering a variety of size options, and serving a few beers that are only available in the Tap Room, you can tailor a visit to suit you.  We don’t have a kitchen, but please B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Food), or grab something from any of the great area spots.  We hope to occasionally have food vendors right outside our front doors.

We are excited to add to the growing craft beer scene along Olde Western Ave.  Along with the other establishments in the area, we wish to be a positive member of the growth of craft beer on the south side.

Hours:

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Monday           CLOSED
Tuesday           CLOSED
Wednesday  4pm – 10pm
Thursday      4pm – 10pm
Friday            4pm – 10pm
Saturday     Noon – 10pm
Sunday         Noon – 6pm

 

Beer To Go

Take some with you! We have Blue Island beer available in 64oz. containers (a.k.a. growlers) to go.  Check with us to see what is available.

Beery Items

Visit our Tap Room to pick up any Blue Island Beer Co. schwag

  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, January 17th 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Rachel’s Bully/80 Proof Preacher/Blacken The Day Live at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Saturday, January 19th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Rachel’s Bully plays Heavy Southern Rock Band that has only been playing in the local music scene since August of 2017. Their Hard hitting in your face style of music is what we need to spark any music scene. 80 Proof Preacher play Old School Chicago Punk Rock featuring a former member of The Effigies and Blacken The Day bring their hard ... Read More


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, January 24th 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Tall Doug/Hi Ho/Johnny Hamlin Live at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Friday, January 25th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Drunk in the Suburbs Tour 2019 kicks off at Blue Island Beer Company! Friday the 25th includes Tall Doug of The Ridgelands, Hi Ho(Gillian McGhee of Turnspit), & Johnny Hamlin of Lights Over Bridgeport in an action packed night of acoustic punk rock proportions! $5


  • Professor Moptop Presents: The White Album Outtakes

    Saturday, January 26th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Professor Moptop will discuss what was left off the Beatles double white album from 1968 followed by a performance of music from that era from the magical Phil Angotti!! A super fun night is predicted!!


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, January 31st 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Homestretch Ride at Blue Island Beer Co.

    Friday, February 1st 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    With over ninety years combined performing experience, Homestretch Ride plays the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music; that’s right, AMERICA’S MUSIC! We play a combination of bluegrass classics from legends like Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and Jimmy Martin, to newer tunes by such bands as The Bluegrass Album Band, Hot Rize, Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, and even a Grateful ... Read More


  • All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam with Steve Haberichter

    Wednesday, February 6th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Steve Haberichter is back to host our All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam here in the taproom. Last time was great, so bring out the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle for a fairly traditional Bluegrass Jam!


  • Trivia Bedlam at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Wednesday, February 13th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for the second Wednesday of the month trivia night host by Heather Bedlam! Beer+Knowledge= Prizes!


  • Nora O’Connor Listening Room Show-Sunday Matinee

    Sunday, February 24th 2019 @ 2:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    We welcome the legendary Nora O’Connor for a seated, ticketed listening room show at Blue Island Beer Co.! Here’s a little bit more… Nora O’Connor is a Chicago-based musician whose vocal talents are the secret weapon behind some of the city’s best performances and recordings. For much of 2013, O’Connor toured internationally as a singer in Iron and Wine, and ... Read More


  • Joe Rian and the A.M. Drinkers at Blue Island Beer Co.

    Saturday, March 9th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Joe Rian and the A.M. Drinkers have been rockin’ our little beer joint for months now and their bringing it back March 9th! Joe touches the corners of Americana Folk and Delta Blues with songs dripping with blood, sweat and tears…and a little engine grease.


  • Tim Rogner:20 Years of Allister

    Friday, April 5th 2019 @ 7:00 am
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    We welcome Tim Rogner for a special night of storytelling and acoustic songs from 20 years of Allister, from Eastern Illinois University basements to stadiums in Japan. Tim Rogner is the lead singer and songwriter of Chicago punk rock veterans, Allister. Allister has released 6 full length albums, as well as a gold EP of Japanese and American cover songs, ... Read More