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Chicago Craft Beer Festival

Chicago Craft Beer Festival

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 23-24
Time: Noon to 10:00 p.m. Daily (Tasting Times 11:30am to 4:00 pm Daily)
Location: On Sheffield Ave. between Webster & Fullerton | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Sheffield Neighborhood Association

An estimated 70 craft breweries now call Chicagoland home. Combine that with hundreds in the Midwest and more than 3,000 estimated nationwide and the microbrewery explosion is mind-boggling. That said, local specialty brew lovers will be in hops heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Festival returns of its fifth suds-filled year.

Showcasing specialty, seasonal and small batch beers from local, regional and national craft brewers, the centerpiece of Chicago Craft Beer Fest is ticketed afternoon tasting passes where aficionados will be able to sample from more than 80 craft beers from over 40 brewers each afternoon. (NOTE: Because of its popularity, in 2016 tasting ticket sales will be capped at 2,500 each day.

And for those looking to enjoy some great tunes as a post-tasting dessert, the fest will again be held at Sheffield and Webster (in the heart of the DePaul/Lincoln Park neighborhood) in conjunction with the iconic annual Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk that's being held at the same location.

Tasting Session Tickets
Fees & Times
Daily Tasting Fees:
  • Advance: $35 for 15 tickets (each ticket will get you (1) 3-oz sample of a beer of your choice)
  • Day Of (if available): $40 for 15 tickets
What You Get:
  • Access to the tasting area from 11:30am to 4:30pm
  • Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • Access to private tasting area
  • Live music and seating area between tastings
  • NEW and improved layout
What's on Tap?
Here is a list of what we have confirmed thus far.

BreweryCity of Origin
21st Amendment BrewerySan Francisco, CA
51st Ward Beer CompanyWestmont, IL
Abita Brewing CompanyCovington, LA
Ale Syndicate Brewers, LLCChicago, IL
Aleman BrewingChicago, IL
Alter Brewing CompanyDowners Grove, IL
Arcade BreweryChicago, IL
Argus BreweryChicago, IL
Around the Bend BreweryChicago, IL
Baderbrau BreweryChicago, IL
Banging Gavel BrewsOrland Park, IL
Bantam Cider CompanySomerville, MA
Black Belt BreweryLake Zurich, IL
Bluenose BreweryHodgkins, IL
Brickstone BrewingBourbonnais, IL
Brooklyn BreweryNew York, NY
Burnt City Brewing (Formerly Atlas Brewing)Chicago, IL
Carson's BreweryEvansville, IN
Citizen CiderBurlington, VT
Deschutes Brewery Bend Public HouseBend, OR
DESTIHL Brewery, LLCBloomington, IL
Empirical BrewingChicago, IL
Exit Strategy Brewing CompanyForest Park, IL
Ferro Farms CiderChicago, IL
Finch's Beer CompanyChicago, IL
Fireman's Brew Inc.Woodland Hills, CA
Forbidden RootChicago, IL
Great Lakes Brewing CompanyCleveland, OH
Half Acre BreweryChicago, IL
Hermitage Brewing CompanySan Jose, CA
Hopothesis Beer CompanyChicago, IL
Illuminated BrewWorksChicago, IL
Lake Effect Brewing CompanyChicago, IL
Like Minds BrewingChicago, IL
Magic Hat Brewing CompanySouth Burlington, VT
Mckenzie's Hard CiderWest Seneca, NY
Noon Whistle BrewingLombard, IL
Old Town Abbey AlesChicago, IL
One Trick Pony BreweryLansing, IL
Peckish PigEvanston, IL
Pig Minds Brewing CompanyMachesney Park, IL
Pollyanna Brewing CompanyLemont, IL
Smyiley Brothers Brewing Co.Evanston, IL
Temperance Beer CompanyEvanston, IL
Urban Legend Brewing CompanyWestmont, IL
Vice District Brewing CompanyChicago, IL

Did We Mention Wine Samples Too?
It can get better! At this year's Chicago Craft Beer Festival, enjoy the following wine samples in addition to the above brews. Feel free to mix it up and have both beer and wine samples throughout your tasting experience!

- Bartenura Moscato
- Bartenura Prosecco
- Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon
- Herzog Rose of Cabernet
- Garnet Chardonnay
- Garnet Pinot Noir
- Blanc de Bleu Brut
- TY KU Sake Silver
- TY KU Sake Black
- TY KU Sake Coconut
- TY KU Sake Cucumber
- Georges Duboeuf
- Real Compania
- Antigal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Antigal Malbec
- Chloe Pinot Grigio
- Chloe Pinot Noir
- 13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc
- Save Me San Francisco Rose
- Francis Ford Coppola
- New Age White
- Pazo Cilleiro Albarino
- Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer
- Chateau Ferry Lacombe Mira Rose
- Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages
- Pascual Toso Estate Malbec

About Our Beneficiary: Sheffield Neighborhood Association
The purposes of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association are to improve conditions of life, work, recreation, health, and safety; to foster and develop a neighborhood plan; and to aid, assist, and sponsor programs and activities in the Sheffield neighborhood. The Association is to monitor the general condition of the neighborhood, both socially and physically, and to initiate any action deemed appropriate to further the general welfare of the Sheffield community.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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