Craft Beer Lovers, Rejoice!


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 Festival 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.

Chicago Craft Beer Festival Details:

  • Hours: 12 – 10 p.m. daily
  • Saturday Tasting Session: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Tasting Session: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase here
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