The Inaugural Craft Beer Festival at the Old Joliet Prison
October 10, 2020

Thank you for applying to be part of the first-ever Drink In The Clink – Old Joliet Prison Craft Beer Festival.  We’re looking to pack this place, just like we did for our Great Joliet Prison Break-In – where over 3,500 people attended (some of the photos you see are from this event).  This is a charity event, with proceeds going to the Joliet Area Historical Museum (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) and its efforts to stabilize, secure and showcase the Old Joliet Prison historic site.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020.  The hours are from 12 pm – 5 pm.  Standard general admission (1pm – 5pm) and VIP hour (12pm – 1pm), rain-or-shine (there is a weather-contingency plan).

If you have any questions, please reach out to

We will have a dedicated brewers area for reps from our breweries.  This will give you a chance to rest, recharge, and really get rejuvenated to get out and market your brewery.  We apologize for the alliteration.

During the set-up and tear-down of the event, we will be doing special “brewery rep” tours of Old Joliet Prison.  Go behind-the-scenes, including some locations where the general public isn’t allowed to see!

We will be selling Drink in the Clink merch, but you are more than welcome to sell your own merch at your tables.

Local Brewers Application

For breweries within 15 miles of Old Joliet Prison

In State Brewers Application

For Illinois breweries more than 15 miles from Old Joliet Prison

Out of State Breweries

For non-Illinois Breweries

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