Elmhurst Brewing Company launches 200th batch of beer in a massive heated tent

Elmhurst, IL: Almost three years ago when Elmhurst Brewing Company (EBC) opened, nobody could have predicted that 2020 would be such an adventurous year. Constantly adapting to a fast-changing environment, EBC owners Pete Dolan and Frazer Donaldson are using creative ideas to keep customers engaged and offer them a warm, safe, and relaxing environment. 

EBC’s latest creation is a massive 30’x60’ heated tent (one of the largest heated beer gardens in the Western suburbs). Although temperatures are dropping, customers can still enjoy great beer and food and be assured all Covid safety measures are followed. EBC staff wear masks at all times, wash their hands frequently, and all tables, as well as doors are sanitized after each guest.  

“Despite overall sales being down quite a bit, we’ve been very encouraged by our regulars, and by many new faces, all visiting us for our wide variety of craft beers, and our many from-scratch appetizers and entrees, made fresh daily”, says owner Frazer Donaldson. 

To celebrate their 200th craft beer launch and almost three years in business Cam Horn, EBC’s Beer Master and Craft Beer Innovator, created this amazingly juicy, double IPA using 200 pounds of peaches and apricots and hopped with Azacca, Idaho 7, and Trident. This beer is tropical, fruity, and citrusy, and just what you need as we head into the cold winter months. This new beer is called “Moving to the Country” and captures all the summer flavors you love.  It pairs perfectly with Elmhurst Brewing Company’s favorite seafood or spicy dishes like the Mojo Shrimp Tacos or Spicy Pork Fried Rice.

In early October EBC launched its Growler Club, offering fans the opportunity to enjoy 64oz of their fresh beer each week, in a custom stainless steel logo growler. All growlers are thoroughly sanitized before being refilled. 

The typical Elmhurst Brewing Company line-up includes a Helles Lager, a Pilsener, an APA, and IPA, two Hazy IPA’s, a pastry stout, a golden coffee stout, a sour option, and a variety of fruited sours. So many options, perfect pairings for some of EBC’s favorites: Moules-Frites, Beer-Cheese & Pretzels, EBC Chili, or the homemade Bratwurst Sandwich. 

If you want to taste the “Moving to the Country” with a delicious meal and take a piece of EBC home with you from their new cool swag store (holiday gifts anyone?), visit Elmhurst Brewing Company at 171 N Addison Ave in Elmhurst. Reservations are required for all diners. Curbside pickup and delivery are available for those customers who prefer to enjoy our delicious food and amazing beer in the comfort of home. 

About Elmhurst Brewing Company 

Elmhurst Brewing Company (Elmhurst, IL) was created to meet the rapidly-growing demand for local, high-quality craft beer, and became a preferred destination for both families and craft beer drinkers to eat, drink and socialize within their community. 

For more information please visit Elmhurst Brewing Company website, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   

EBC hosts local charity Hops for Humanity

No Frills Fun Run wins the nights’ donation total

First, our No Frills 2018 season, All for the Greves, has officially closed. And the GRAND TOTAL?

$84,450! Isn’t that just amazing? You all did it. We adore the Greves and look forward to seeing them at our 2019 events. Julie, Alexis, Paige, and Lyla…we love you and feel blessed to have you in our No Frills Family.

Speaking of 2019…this is awesome…keep reading. So, there is this awesome group called Hops for Humanity, started by Patrick and Julie Sheehan in 2014. They love two things: good craft beers, and fundraising (two of our favorite things on the planet.) HFH has 100 members who meet quarterly to drink good beer, and each member brings $100. At the meeting there is a “Fishbowl”, and members are allowed to write the name of a charity near and dear to their hearts and drop it in. Three charities are selected, and the person who wrote those particular charities down get to pitch it, and it goes to a vote. (I think you know where this is headed…but stick with me, kid….)

So, Pete Dolan of EBC is a member of HFH and a huge fan of No Frills and our grassroots mission. Well..he did it. No Frills was picked, he pitched it and WON!!! You know what this means? $9,000 ready and waiting for our 2019 Beneficiary family selected in mid November. $9,000 just waiting for them. Our hearts are bursting. Hops For Humanity, Elmhurst Brewing Co., all HFH members…we can’t begin to express our gratitude.

Originally posted on Facebook by Kristen Morrow.

The ETown LowDown visits Elmhurst Brewing Company

Podcast from ETown LowDown: Original Link April 19,2018

The LowDown crew visits the Elmhurst Brewing Company with a fun bunch of “LowDown Loonies” and interviews founders and owners Frazer Donaldson and Pete Dolan. Head Chef Jason Kurosaki and Brewmaster Cam Horn join the guys to share their passion for food and craft beer. Frazer, Pete and Cam take on the MowDown. PK introduces another edition of “One Ponce a Time”, educating listeners on a bit of Elmhurst brewing history.