Date: Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23
Time: Noon to 10:00 p.m. Daily (Tasting Times 11:30am to 4:00 pm Daily)
Location: Sheffield & Webster, Lincoln Park
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Address: 1010 W Webster Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Sheffield Neighborhood Association
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From brewery-focused pubs and taprooms to bars and even the local supermarket, the popularity of craft beers remains as strong as ever. Illinois alone is home to more than 200 of the nation’s 4,000-plus microbreweries.

Windy City beer lovers will again be in hops heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Fest returns for its 6th flavor-packed year to the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

Highlights include daily afternoon tastings where visitors who purchase a pass can sample from a pool of more than 70 specialty beers lovingly crafted by 35-plus local, regional and national breweries. Tasting ticket holders are also encouraged to savor the day after the tastings to enjoy the great music acts and more as Craft Beer Fest is again being held at the same location as the iconic Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk that celebrates its 49th year in 2017.

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Tasting Session Tickets



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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

What's On Tap?

Sample brews from:

3 Sheeps Brewing Company
Sheboygan, WI

  • Rebel Kent Amber Ale
  • Waterslides

5 Rabbits Brewery
Bedford Park, IL

  • Pour Super Pils
  • Guava Paletas

51st Ward
Westmont, IL

  • Koko Krispy Variants (Almond Joy & Vishnya)
  • Bittermans

Aleman Brewing
Chicago, IL

  • TheMan (IPA)
  • DeliveryMan (Kolsch)

Argus Brewing 
Chicago, IL

  • Pullman Pilsner
  • Holsteiner Lager

Around the Bend Brewing          
Chicago, IL

  • Maui Gold
  • Ghost of 'lectricity

Chicago, IL

Banging Gavel Brewery
Chicago, IL

  • Red Handed
  • Juror 8 w/ Hibiscus

Begyle Brewing
Chicago, IL

  • Begyle Blonde
  • Hophazardly (our American I.P.A.)

Burnt City Brewing
Chicago, IL

  • Artist as Alchemist Golden Session IPA
  • Retrofit Lime Radler

Central State Brewing  
Indianapolis, IN

Empirical Brewing
Chicago, IL

  • Cold Fusion Cream Ale, 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU

Exit Strategy Brewing Company
Forest Park, IL

  • Exit Strategy - American Pale Ale

Fireman's Brewing
Canoga Park, CA     

  • Redhead
  • Brunette

Goose Island     
Chicago, IL

  • Old Man Grumpy
  •  Four Star Pils

Hermitage Brewing
San Jose, CA

  • Nelson Single Hop
  • Citra

Chicago, IL

Illuminated Brew Works              
Chicago, IL

Middle Brow Beer Company
Chicago, IL

  • Middle Brow Robyn

Moody Tongue Brewery
Chicago, IL

Novo Brazil Brewing
Chula Vista, CA

  • Quadrupel
  • Corovo Russian Imperial Stout

Old Irving Brewing
Chicago, IL

  • Dunes of The Cape: Tropical Milk Stout. 6.5%

Old Town Abbey
Chicago, IL

  • Double and the White

One Trick Pony
Lansing, IL

  • One Trick Pony TBD

Pokro Brewing
Griffith, IN

  • Dirty Blonde
  • Race Cars
  • Unicorns IPA

Pollyanna Brewing Company
Lemont, IL

  • Pollyanna Summerly

Shiner Beer       
Shiner, TX

Upland Brewery
Bloomington, IN

  • Campside
  • Dark before Dawn

Vice District Brewing     
Chicago, IL

  • Central State Table
  • Central State Gute Nacht
  • One Trick Pony TBD
  • Middle Brow White Light
  • Pollyanna Full Lemonty
  • Rue Dauphine - Saison/Farmhouse Ale
  • 1760: Berliner Weisse with Strawberries and Rhubarb. 4.2%
  • Up Quark Passion Fruit Pale Ale, 4.5%, 42 IBU

Wines Available to Sample:

Columbia Crest

  • 14 Hands Merlot
  • Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon H3
  • Columbia Crest Chardonnay H3
  • Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut

Charles Smith Wines

  • Kung Fu Girl Riesling
  • Velvet Devil Merlot
  • Boom Boom Syrah
  • Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon

Matua Wines

  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Matua Pinot Noir
  • Matua Rose
  • 19 Crimes Shiraz

Chloe Wine Collection

  • Chloe Pinot Grigio
  • Chloe Prosecco
  • Chloe Pinot Noir
  • Chloe Red Blend

Save Me San Francisco

  • Bullet Picasso Sauvignon Blanc
  • Marry Me Rose
  • Hella Fine Merlot
  • Drops of Jupiter Red

Dreaming Tree

  • Dreaming Tree Chardonnay
  • Dreaming Tree Crushed Red Blend
  • Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir
  • Dreaming Tree Sauvignon Blanc

Shannon Ridge

  • Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red
  • Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shannon Ridge Petite Syrah
  • Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

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 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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