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 7th 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 and enjoy 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 50th anniversary in 2018.

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 tasting

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.

All ticket sales are FINAL.