Buffalo Creek Brewing Fills Ravinia-Less Summer in Lake County with Outdoor Concerts

  • Pint of Music outdoor concerts happen weekly at Buffalo Creek BrewingGrimaldi Public Relations

    Pint of Music outdoor concerts happen weekly at Buffalo Creek BrewingGrimaldi Public Relations

Jody Grimaldi
Updated 8/3/2020 3:50 PM

Buffalo Creek Brewing in historic downtown Long Grove brings event-starved beer fans around Lake County exciting happenings outside on its newly renovated, spacious outdoor grounds ideal for social distancing.

As owner/brewmaster Mike Marr likes to say, "Buffalo Creek Brewing is not only a place that's centered around brewing; it's a shared space that connects people and friends."


Here's a look at key happenings this August at Buffalo Creek Brewing, which complies with all COVID-19 health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and State regulations to protect customers and staff.

Pint of Music: Aug 1, 8, 14, 15, 22

Buffalo Creek Brewing offers music lovers around the Lake County region an answer to the void a season without Ravinia has caused this year. The brewery's biergarten deck transforms into one of the suburb's hottest outdoor live music venues on Saturday nights from 5 pm to 8 pm (and sometimes Fridays) when some of the most renowned local talent swings through for free open-air concerts. Guests are encouraged to bring their picnic blankets each week and a basket of food, find a spot on the patio, sprawling lawns or one of the red picnic tables, and enjoy complimentary tunes under the setting sun. The August series is as follows: Aug 1 -- Spare Animals, Aug 8 -- Mid Atlantic, Aug 14 -- Strawdawg Band, Aug 15 -- Peter Charles, Aug 22 -- Mackenzie O'Brien, Aug 29 -- Jaik Willis.

Food Truck Pop-Ups: Aug 7, 14, 15, 21, 28

Buffalo Creek Brewing partners with some of the most popular local food trucks and restaurants on most Friday and Saturdays (from 5 pm to 8 pm) to offer its customer's fresh eats outside to complement their fresh beers. August pop-up dates are as follows: Aug 7 -- Wee Acres Farm Kitchen serving up slow-cooked authentic barbecue; Aug 14 -- Mamma Mia Pizza serving up made to order wood fire pizzas featuring GMO free and local ingredients; Aug 15 -- Mac & More serving up US regional mac & cheese dishes, soups and salads; Aug 21 -- Long Grove Lion's Club serving up brats, hot dogs and more (proceeds go to charities vetted by the Long Grove Lion's Club); Aug22 - Wee Acres Farm Kitchen returns to serve Jail Bars Off-Road Club along with the public; Aug 28 -- Mamma Mia Pizza returns for an encore; Aug 29 -- Bop Bar is fan voted Chicago's best Food Trucks in the city. No need to go to the city, we have brought Bop Bar to you so they can serve up their healthy Korean gourmet cuisine to you!

Black Hoof Hard Seltzer New Flavor Releases: Aug 1, 8, 15

Buffalo Creek Brewing is at the epicenter of the hard seltzer craze, having received numerous accolades and national raves on its original brand called Black Hoof. By using a reverse osmosis system, Mike yields an ultra-clean drink flavored by special extracts with five percent alcohol by volume and 100 calories in each 12-ounce pour. Boysenberry has been sole flavor since October, but has decided to mix things up and add Mango Habanero and Raspberry Lime Rickey. Both new flavors will be released on August 8.

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New Beer Release: Aug 14

Each month Mike brews new handmade beers to complement his extensive menu offerings. From crafty small batch releases to old favorites back by popular demand, Mike gives beer fans a wide selection of fresh choices each month. The August release lineup is as follows:

August 14: Watermelon Wheat -- In honor of National Watermelon Day this month, Mike is bringing back his thirst-quenching Watermelon Wheat beer that was first unveiled last August on the FOX Morning Show before taking off at the brewery.

August 14: Constantia Blue -- As soon as Watermelon Wheat kicks, Constantia Blue will be on tap. Mike grew up on a blueberry farm in Constantia, NY. To get back to his roots, he's created a golden summertime ale with hints of blueberry.

Jail Bars Off-Road Club: Aug 22

Buffalo Creek Brewing invites Jeep lovers to enjoy a beer and the Jail Bars Off-Road Club on August 22 from 5 pm to 8pm, when Mike's grounds will be decked out with vintage and tricked-out Jeeps. Enthusiasts can talk to Jeep owners and meet the families that are a part of this club. This event is open and free to the public.


Buffalo Creek Brewing is Lake County's destination brewery located in the heart of historic downtown Long Grove. What makes the brewery a destination? It's not in a warehouse or an old rundown building, but instead settled in a transformed art studio in the middle of a historic village. The state-of-the-art brewing facility features Bavarian-style beer and themed taproom, private event room, brew masters lounge, biergarten patio and tent, and sprawling, scenic lawns spacious enough for gaming and social distancing.

Buffalo Creek Brewing

360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, IL 60047

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