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 Month Check-In Challenge

Check-In at 3 or more Libation Trail Partner locations between Nov. 1-30 to enter to win.

Grand Prize is the “Libation Trail Package” at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort:

Overnight stay for 2 with late checkout, $50 food & beverage credit at Wright’s Brew & Bistro and a sample pack of Five Eyes Honey Ale, made with honey produced at the resort, brewed by Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein.


See what’s included!

Lake County Libation Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • New offers added regularly
  • Check-In at 3 or more Libation Trail Partner locations between Nov. 1-30 to enter to win.
Free

How this Pass Works

Sign Up

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.

Get Your Pass

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.

Beer/Wine

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

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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. Lakefront Biergarten
On the scenic shore of Lake Michigan featuring outdoor spaces, live music, food vendors and a variety of craft beverages.
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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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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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Onion Pub & Brewery
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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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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Phase Three Brewing
Renowned production facility. Pouring a variety of the most recently brewed beers as well as occasionally sharing some favorite bottles. Also offering a tasty taproom food menu.
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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.
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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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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”