Chicago Ale Fest: A Chicago Craft Beer Festival
Celebrate American craft beer in the heart of Chicago and join us at the historic Grant Park for the Chicago Ale Fest! Located just less than 5-miles from the event, Broughton’s boutique Willows Hotel is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of June 17th-18th.
About Chicago Ale Fest
For the second year in a row, craft beer lovers everywhere will come together and sample their favorite brews while indulging in food from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants and dancing to live music by Sons of Bildor and Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm. The Chicago Ale Fest is committed to supporting the Chicagoland community, and this year a portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Grant Park Conservancy: A not-for-profit with a mission to provide a permanent body that enables Grant Park to respond and adapt to the changing needs of its users.
The event will take place in Grant Park at the Buckingham Fountain, offering festival-goers beautiful views of the sweeping Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. There will be 200+ craft beers from over 100 craft breweries all over the country, including some all-time American favorites:
- Dogfish Head Brewery
- Lagunitas Brewing Co.
- Stone Brewing Co.
- Deschutes Brewery
- Founders Brewing Co.
- Ballast Point Brewing Co.
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- New Belgium Brewing Co.
Getting hungry? Food from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants will be available to all festival-goers! Some participating vendors include:
- All-Natural Chicago Catering
- Burger Bar Chicago
- Copper Oven Pizza
- Creative Conecepts, LLC
- Dark Horse Pastries
- Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery
- Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese
The Chicago Ale Fest will take place on Friday, June 17th from 6-20pm and Saturday, June 18th from 2-6pm. Tickets to the fest are available online now for $50/person or at the door for $60/person (Not drinking? A designated driver ticket is also available for $25/person). All guests that purchase a ticket will receive 20 drink tickets that can be exchanged for a 3oz sample. 10 additional drink tickets can be purchased for $0.50 each. This is a strictly 21 and over event, so don’t forget to bring your valid government issued ID.
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Where: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park- Chicago, IL
When: Friday, June 17th– Saturday, June 18th
Admission: $50 ($60 at the door)
Where to Stay
The Willows Hotel
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL, 60657. 888.779.1904.