The Beer Garden at Independence Grove, featuring craft brews and scenic views, is open for the season. The venue features a variety of local craft brews on tap and in cans, wines and hard ciders, along with packaged snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.

For the first time, the seasonal menu is available through Untappd, a geosocial networking service accessible through a mobile app. Follow the Beer Garden to share photos at the venue, receive notifications on menu updates and find upcoming events. The Beer Garden is open 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 1 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday and holidays. It is additionally available for semi-private event rentals.

Admission to Independence Grove Forest Preserve is free for Lake County residents. $6 per car for nonresidents, Mon–Thu, $12 Fri–Sun and holidays.