Beginner tropical Bonsai workshop. Learn the basics of Bonsai tree styling and development with instruction from local professional and award winning Bonsai artist Don Lindstrom. Participants always come away from his workshops well informed and with their own personal Bonsai creation. Learn design and maintenance while you train and style your very own Bonsai. Plant material and tools are supplied in this unique opportunity to try a new and exciting living art form! Cost is $90 and includes your tree to take home and
one craft beer of your choice from Elder Brewing Co. 10 maximum seats so please pre-register with Don Lindstrom @ (815) 557-6061 or FB messenger. Limited walk-ins tentative to enrollment. Thank you and hope to see you there!
Check us out at these events through August, where we will be pouring our beer on site!
August 17th: Pouring at Blues and Brews on Rt 66
Our third year participating, we will be bringing a couple of your favorites. Check us out that day to see which ones. This is a free event with live blues and several area craft brews. Check it out here.
August 18th: Pouring at Beer Bash 2: The Bashening (at the Rialto)
Catch us for the second year in a row within the beautiful Rialto. Tickets include a shirt and food, plus samples from area craft breweries. This is an awesome Sunday Funday event! Check it out here.
August 24th: Pouring at the 2nd Annual Great Joliet Prison Break-In
We will be bringing It’s Never Too Late to Mend right within the prison walls! Live music, food, and prison tours… check it out here.
Thursday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day. In this fast paced day and age, we all need to take a step back and relax. We wanted to celebrate this day with a little more than an ice cold pour of craft beer.
From 5-8pm, we will have massage + bodywork Sharon Nudi come by the taproom for free short massages, a chance to win a 30 min massage when you buy 2 beers, and if you book something with her for another date, we will take 10% off your bill that night.
We all deserve to treat ourselves, so come on out and celebrate. Cheers!
All of your younger days of Connect 4 and Jenga game play (or maybe current days) are about to pay off.
Enter the tournament and win random prizes, and even better, bragging rights. It really means something when there's a prize and championship on the line. You can find a partner when you get here, or bring a group!
If you have an extra game to bring, message us on Facebook ahead of time and we will borrow it for a free beer on us.
The Bart Attacks! are an acoustic duet that employs folk, bluegrass, and many forms of Americana as a medium of musical and artistic expression.The pairing exhibits a strong Americana/Folk music influence, and boasts a willingness to explore the music in an experimental fashion.
A folk duet that plays an eclectic songbook of covers and originals, including the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and traditional Americana.
Throughout the course of their musical union, the members of The Bart Attacks have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues and making countless public appearances. The Bart Attacks! has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.
Lucky Pickers is an acoustic duet from Northern Illinois composed of singer songwriters, Despina Pafralides and Caleb Peters.
When they are not traveling with their full time bands, Miles Over Mountains and Fox Crossing Stringband, the two multi-instrumentalists team up for an upbeat mixture of Americana and bluegrass driven tunes.
Both Caleb and Despina groups have traveled across the country performing at many venues, festivals, and events.
See their full-time bands here:
We are excited to have The Pickin' Grinners come by for a show for the first time! A few folks from the band have played at our place before and were great, and we look forward to hearing all of them together!
Door starts at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm
Check out the band Facebook profile here.
Coordinated by Tom Maslowski: Hey, Uke! is a jam session just for ukulele-ists. Any level musician is welcome to come and join in. I try to hold these at a different location each month with a different theme for the song list. I’ll include the that list and the books I get them from in this description.
Carrying Torches is an original five piece pop and alternative-rock influenced band.
September 2017- Deli Magazine- Chicago's Rising Artist of the Month, January 2018- 1st place winner- Anthony Rizzo Foundation Battle of the Bands- April 2019- Kankakee Area Music Awards- Song of the Year- "Strangers"
From Dan himself:
“On the heels of my first solo album I've put together a great little tour of gigs in 2019 to support the new music and have fun doing it. Along with my musical brethren Anthony Bartkowiak (bass) and Bret Figura (drums) we're looking to create a live experience that makes you feel these songs right in your chest.
Speaking of feeling something in your chest, BEER! This place brews some amazing craft beer on site, (I can vouch from experience) and the vibe in the room allows for seating or standing, so you can have the experience you want. And EVERYONE who comes to the show will walk away with a vinyl record! So come join us for a beautiful night of music, beer, and good times at Elder Brewing Co. “
Come check it out!
Releasing their debut EP, "Something Happened Here, Once" via the antiquated novelty known as audio cassette tape. Playing a show at the lovely Elder Brewing in Joliet, IL to commemorate.
From Winona, MN Mike Munson will come and amaze Joliet with his Mississippi-style finger-picking blues guitar playing. He is also a gifted singer-songwriter creating a musical environment and compelling lyrics that add depth to his masterful guitar playing. So, put the date on your calendar and see why he is known as the foreman of Winona's thriving music scene. Here is a taste of his talent. Come out for more...
Thanks to our friends Jodi and Greg for helping to set this up!!
Join us for NYE!
Live music by Colonel Chloroform with special guest Jross Green
$40 ticked includes:
4 Craft Beers
Champagne Toast at midnight
Ticket price online includes fees. You can also pay in advance of the event in the taproom during open hours.
Five incredbile women singers performing great tunes solo and together-- featuring the last two winners of Chicago's "The One" competition, Makena Hartlin and Nikki Giblin, plus Allison Flood, Robyn Castle and Stacy Sienko. There'll be great craft beer, a pop-up chef in the house making dinner, and a night of beautiful music! Join us! (A "Shinidg At The Shanty" presentation in cooperation with the good people at Elder!)
Mustache Fest returns for a seventh installment! So, grow or obtain a fake mustache, and come listen to some great bands. This years fest will start at Elder Brewing, and finish at Chicago St. Pub.
Elder will have Carnivale Food Truck from 5-9pm for food!
The Jon Swearengen Ka-Tet
Join us to round out this year of craziness and a whole lot of beer.
Ticketed dinner catered by TRUTH Restaurant- starts at 7pm
The Selectones live music- 9pm-11pm
Return of King Candy cream ale
Confirmed food trucks for Lunch hours Chicago Pizza Boss and Dinner hours BaBy Q's Food Truck
Live Music starting at 3pm
*ALEX HOFFER*JOHN CONDRON*PETE JIVE*ERIC TOTHEROW*KEVIN KRAUSS*JOHN GREEN*ALISON FLOOD*CHRIS FLOOD*BRIAN MOTYLL*
Hazy All Dazy - Anniversary Collaboration Beer with Arrowhead Ales Brewing Co. will be available on draft and in cans starting Friday at opening!