Sneak Peek: Buffalo Creek Brewing {Long Grove}

Lake County’s newest taproom and craft brewery, Buffalo Creek Brewing, is set to open on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Beginning with a ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m., beer will flow to the public at 10:00 a.m. and a day-long celebration will feature live music in the afternoon. Buffalo Creek Brewing is the dream of Vernon Hills resident Michael Marr, and represents many months of hard work and determination.

Buffalo Creek Brewing, Long Grove
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According to Marr,

Buffalo Creek Brewing is a destination brewery located in the heart of historic Long Grove with a Bavarian-style taproom and bar, communal tables, and a beer garden. It’s a place for people to socialize, build community, and enjoy great German and Belgian-style beer.

 Buffalo Creek Brewing, Long Grove
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Speaking of beer, Buffalo Creek Brewing will open with three styles of beer: Marrvelous, a Kölsch; Farmer’s ILlegit Daughter, a saison; and Mamet (named after an artist known for creating Buffalo sculptures), an American Pale Ale.  Later this summer, two additional styles will be added: Beau Fleu (the name translates to “beautiful creek”), a Double India Pale Ale; and 42K, a Belgian Strong Ale.

Buffalo Creek Brewing, Long Grove
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With over 10,000 interior square feet, Buffalo Creek Brewing is spacious. The interior boasts wood and stone decor, with wrought iron and copper accents. The building houses the taproom, brewery, and production lines. There is a patio area in the back, and the building opens up to a large, grassy backyard. The taproom is lined with windows that offer picturesque views of the back of the property, as well as let in ample natural light.

Buffalo Creek Brewing, Long Grove
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While there is no kitchen at Buffalo Creek Brewing, patrons are encouraged to bring in their own food from any number of local restaurants, and several will deliver food to the taproom. Marr hopes to feature live musicians, hold trivia nights and utilize the outdoor space for games such as horseshoes and giant Jenga.

Buffalo Creek Brewing, Long Grove
© J. Johnson | Little Lake County.com | 2017

Buffalo Creek Brewing is a family-owned, family-friendly destination. In addition to beer, soft drinks will be served. The Kölsch, which I sampled, is outstanding and wonderfully refreshing. I can’t wait to try the other styles of beer at Buffalo Creek Brewing. Marr’s passion and persistence has paid off in a big, beautiful way here in Long Grove. Don’t delay–make the drive to downtown historic Long Grove and see for yourself!

Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane, Long Grove
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Taproom Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

About Jennifer Johnson 71 Articles
Jennifer is mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl, and spends her time changing radio stations in her minivan while driving to band concerts, learning new texting lingo and keeping track of the latest trends in electronics and hairstyles. Jennifer spends any free time she can find trying to stay organized, testing out new recipes that everyone might eat, reading, crafting or trying to beat her own best score in SpellTower. She also serves as a managing editor at Little Lake County.

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