Lake County Libation Trail

Welcome to Lake County, Illinois...just north of Chicago.

From beer and wine to vodka and whiskey, our locally grown, crafted and distilled adult beverages are designed to dazzle and educate the most discerning tastes. Gin and vodka aficionados can learn the secrets of distilling while taking tours, perusing tasting flights and ordering specialty cocktails. Serious beer fans will appreciate the variety of choices among our numerous craft breweries and pubs. Wine lovers will marvel at local vintages casked straight from Lake County vineyards and delight in flights in red and white at the various tasting rooms.

Libation Trail Check-In Challenge
November 12-21, 2021

To join, follow the QR code, text “CHEERS” to 224-706-1133, or go to experience.visitlakecounty.org

The Challenge: Visit 3 or more locations between Nov. 12-21 to be entered to win great prizes and to get Libation Trail offers & updates.

One winner will be drawn from qualified entrants to receive a VIP Bus Tour for ten people to 3 Libation Trail locations, hosted by O’Toole’s. The winner and nine guests will meet at one of three O’Toole’s locations (Libertyville, Gurnee or Lake Villa), and be transported to three Libation Trail destinations of your choice for samplings, snacks and more. (Date and itinerary will be chosen based on availability)

Continue check in once per month at each location, year-round to earn special offers.

Tag your favorite beverage venue photos to be added to our galleries: #LCLibationTrail #LetsGoLakeCounty


See what’s included!

Lake County Libation Trail Fall 2021

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • Visit 3 or more locations November 12-21 to be entered to win great prizes and to get Libation Trail updates.
  • Check in once per month at each location, year-round to earn special offers.

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This curated collection of local craft beverage locations participating in the Libation Trail is yours to conquer as you check-in to as many locations as you can when you sign up for this mobile exclusive passport. Simply click the “Sign Up Now” button and fill out your information. This program is 100% free.

Step 2 - Receive Text

After you sign-up, your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. If you want one-tap access to your pass, you have the option of saving it to your phone’s home screen.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating craft beverage location, simply pull out your phone and ensure GPS location services are turned on so you can check yourself in to that location. The more check-ins you track in your mobile passport, the better luck you have earning the grand prize!

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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28 Mile Distillery
Distillery, lounge, event space and music venue located 28 miles north of Chicago, serving handcrafted cocktails with its namesake distilled spirits.
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Black Lung Brewing Company
Black Lung Brewing Company is grounded not just in family, but their path and their story. Beer for hard working folks and for those who enjoy it. Beer, grounded in tradition, inspired by enthusiasm!Showcasing 12 running draft taps of suds.
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Bosacki's Brewery
Bosacki's Brewery is a local microbrewery and taproom producing a variety of traditional and historic style beers. Come sample the beer in our taproom or take home a growler to share with your family and friends.
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Buffalo Creek Brewing
Buffalo Creek Brewing is Lake County's only destination brewery in the heart of Historic Downtown Long Grove. What makes our brewery a destination? We're not in a warehouse or an old run down building, but have transformed the former Art Studio of Long Grove Academy of Fine Arts into a state of the...
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Copper Fiddle Distillery
Distillery's simple tasting room offering its bourbon & gin, plus live music, amid whiskey barrels.

What's Included

  • 15% Off All Retail Purchases
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Glunz Family Winery & Cellars
Enjoy four generations of wine making at Lake County's first winery. Award-winning wines available for tasting and purchase by the bottle or discounted cases. Unique gifts and accessories for wine lovers are available for all occasions. We are producers of small batch fortified wines including...
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What's Included

  • 10% Off Single Bottle Purchases and 15% Off 6 Bottle Purchases
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Half Day Brewing Co.
Our Brewpub features 40 constantly rotating taps with up to 9 of our house beers. Visit our tap list for our current list!

Our menu features artesian hand tossed pizzas made in our wood fired oven with a thin crust and exceptional flavor profiles. We also offer house made chips, steamed mussels, a...
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What's Included

  • One Free Appetizer with the Purchase of Another Food Item
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Harbor Brewing Co. Taproom
Constantly experimenting with new styles, the taproom features a variety of craft beers that are rotating on a weekly basis, a “Beercade” and fun events.
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Light the Lamp Brewery
Light the Lamp Brewery is Grayslake's premiere microbrewery. Craft beer with a hockey flare, we're a rare gem in Lake County. Our goal is to serve quality craft beer, period. There's no substitution for a great brew, and that's what we do here.

What's Included

  • $1 Off Pints
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Liquid Love Brewing
DO IT FOR THE LOVE!
A great amount of care and love go into what we brew. Every ingredient is meticulously selected with you in mind. We don’t cut corners on craft beer street and would never use anything less than the best, most tasty ingredients money can buy.
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Lynfred Winery
Lynfred Winery Wheeling is a tasting room for Illinois' largest family-winery, boasting an extensive wine list of uniquely American wines for a variety of palates. Lynfred Wheeling offers wine tasting and wine by the glass daily in a cozy, coverted 1920s farm house. Peruse our selection of...
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What's Included

  • 5% Off Any Bottle Purchase
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Mickey Finn's Brewery
Neighborhood brewery producing ales & lagers & offering a family-friendly menu & regular live music.
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Nightshade And Dark's Pandemonium Brewing
Celebrates Waukegan's own Ray Bradbury with an extensive tap list of up to 20 traditional styles and experimental beers brewed on site. Co-located with Oppidan Spirits Distillery and steps from the Genesee Theater.

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North Shore Distillery
We offer delicious, unique cocktails made with fresh juices and classic technique, as well as tastings of our spirits and light snacks. Our distillery store offers most of our spirits by the bottle, as well as distillery gear, cocktail making tools, mixers, artisan syrups and more:
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Only Child Brewing
Only Child Brewing, in Gurnee, IL, is the area's leading brewery serving Lake, Cook and all surrounding counties since 2013. We specialize in custom brewed beer, tap room beer, private events, a bar and much more. For more information, visit Only Child Brewing in Gurnee
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Oppidan Spirits
A spacious, active tasting room combined with a brewery, features cocktails & recipes including an American Botanical Gin and Malted Rye Whiskey that pay respect to one of the world’s oldest crafts.
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Pazzo di Vino
In Italian, PAZZO means "crazy for" or "overly passionate." At Pazzo di Vino (pot – so • dee • vee – no) they are PAZZO about wine! This micro-winery crushes, ferments, ages and bottles their wine on-site.
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Phase Three Brewing
 Phase Three Brewing creates a vast amount of beer stylings and their cans have exceptional artwork. They've quickly become one of Lake County's largest and most-respected breweries, known for their collaborations and creativity.
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Ravinia Brewing
Community-focused Brewery and Tasting Room featuring Mexican Street Food menu, Family-Friendly Beer Garden, full bar, and wide variety of fresh, local, highly acclaimed beers. Sunday brunch. Takeout available.
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Roaring Table Brewing Co.
Our menu features an eclectic variety of beers showcasing the amazing range of flavors that a few simple ingredients can display when subjected to the magic of fermentation. We also offer a number of wines, ciders, sodas, and snacks. And you’re always welcome to order in from any of our...
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Side Lot Brewery
Both inside and out on the patio, this Wauconda favorite is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy craft beer, microbrews, craft spirits, boutique wine and even locally roasted coffee.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Total Bill
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Tighthead Brewing Co.
Our brewpub is a neighborhood institution where friends and families can meet up and enjoy great music, wonderful company, and the best beer in town. Since we opened our doors in 2011, we have poured our heart and soul into every glass. Stop in and taste what we're talking about!
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Valentino Vineyards
Valentino Vineyards & Winery produces more than 20 different types of wine from our 20 different varieties of grapevines. Grapes are harvested, crushed, fermented, barrel aged in fine quality French & American oak barrels, and bottled all here at our 20 Acre Estate Vineyard & Winery.

What's Included

  • 50% Discount On Our Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation Seminar
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Vigneto del Bino
Relax and shop for gift items; while sampling our crisp and refreshing wine selection. Along with wine-related gift items, we feature hand-made items from local artists; including wreaths made from our own vines!
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Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets
Every week we change our selections for beers to keep things interesting. Check out what’s on our beer menu this week.
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Wright's Brew & Bistro
Casual bistro fare and rotating taps, highlighted by “Five Eyes” Honey Ale, produced locally using honey from bee hives on the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort property.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Total Food Bill
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ZümBier
Family operated facility produces fine small-batch beer and seasonal specialties, has an active taproom schedule and weekly events. “Zum Bier” in German means “to the beer”