FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What’s a microbrewery?

According to U. S. law, a microbrewery is defined as any commercial brewery that produces less than 15,000 barrels of beer each year. On our new system, we can brew 7 barrels per batch, or between 1,000 and 1,500 barrels per year.


Where are you located?

1005 W. Laraway Road, Unit 260, New Lenox, IL, in the Country Creek Commons shopping center on the northwest corner of Laraway and Nelson roads.


Can I stop by the brewery and have a drink?

Not yet. We're not officially open to the public, since we're still in the process of completing the build-out on our new premises.  We hope to open sometime in the spring of 2018, with a tasting room where you can sample our brews on-site. Keep checking our What's New page or follow us on Facebook for information! 


Well, if I can't stop by the brewery, then where the heck can I find your beer?

We host frequent beer tasting events to raise money for various charities. Keep checking our What's New page or follow us on Facebook for information! 


Will you be serving food?

We want to focus on one thing -- great beer. So we will not be serving food on the premises. However, you're entirely welcome to bring food in with you or have it delivered while you're here. There are several restaurants within walking distance where you can pick up food. We'll be providing menus from near-by restaurants that deliver. There are also several phone apps you can use to find and have food delivered. In future, we also plan to host food trucks.


How do you come up with the names of your beers?

We have several themes that we’re trying out for naming our beers:

  • Celebrating all things Will County, Illinois – the home of Hickory Creek Brewing
  • Playing off the critters that live in and along Hickory Creek
  • And a few others we’ll share with you later 

Can you fill growlers?

Yes!  Bring your own clean growler or buy one of ours.  You can purchase Hickory Creek Brewing Co. growlers at our beer tasting events for a price of $5 for a 32-oz. growler or $7 for a 64-oz. (We can fill your growlers for a separate price of $10 for 32 ounces or $20 for 64 ounces. Until we get all applicable licenses and permits, all proceeds from our beer go to charity.) If you want to bring your own growlers, we can sanitize them but will not be set up to clean them. So please bring clean growlers only.