$5 – $60

3rd Annual Beer in the Woods

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LaBagh Woods

5275 North Cicero Avenue

Grove 2

Chicago, IL 60646

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View photos from the 2nd Annual Beer in the Woods

A beer and nature extravaganza!

Please join the Friends community for the 3rd Annual Beer in the Woods, a fundraiser for Friends of the Forest Preserves featuring craft beer and cider at LaBagh Woods on the northwest side of Chicago. LaBagh Woods is a haven for nature enthusiasts and birders - right in the city! Come revel in its natural beauty, drink beer with friends, and support programs that help safeguard and improve the forest preserves in Cook County.

Admission to Beer in the Woods includes tastings from 30 craft breweries and cideries (see list below), interactive live animal presentations, nature-themed crafts, picnic games, a flash bioblitz, an "Ultimate Camp Site" display, bird walks, home brewing demonstrations, food trucks, and a DJ!

There's plenty for beer and nature enthusiasts alike!

All drinkers receive an engraved double-walled stainless steel mug with carabiner handle (perfect for camping!). VIP ticket holders enjoy one hour early admission (at 1 p.m.), cool swag, and an exclusive tasting from Lil Beaver Brewery. All attendees have access to all of the entertainment.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Ilana Federman at ilana@fotfp.org or 312-356-9990 for details.

Beer in the Woods is organized by Friends of the Forest Preserves and all proceeds will be used to make the forest preserves healthier for you and for generations to come!




Participating breweries/cideries/fermentation specialists*:

  • Alarmist Brewing
  • Aleman
  • Band of Bohemia
  • Blue Island Beer Co.
  • Cahoots Brewing
  • CHAOS Brew Club
  • Corridor
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Dryhop Brewers
  • Forbidden Root
  • Half Acre
  • Kombucha Brava
  • The Hopewell Brewing Co.
  • Lil Beaver Brewery
  • North Shore Cider Company
  • Old Irving Brewing Co.
  • On Tour Brewing Company
  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.
  • Ravinia Brewing Company
  • Right Bee Cider
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co.
  • Shortfuse Brewing Company
  • Solemn Oath
  • Temperance Beer Co.
  • Urban Renewal Brewery
  • Viking Artisan Ales
  • Virtue Cider

* List subject to change

Entertainment and education provided by:

  • DJ CatieO
  • FrogLady Presentations
  • Gnome Brew
  • Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education
  • REI Co-op
  • Uncle Dan's Outfitters

Food Trucks:

  • Cupcakes for Courage
  • Hot Dog Fiend
  • Lunchbox Chicago

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Bridgemark Insurance Group
  • Cabot Creamery Co-operative
  • Christopher B. Burke Engineering
  • Merrell
  • REI Co-op
  • Target
  • Uncle Dan's Outfitters



FAQs

Where is LaBagh Woods?

LaBagh Woods is in the forest preserves. Please note that the Eventbrite map has marked the entrance to LaBagh Woods via Cicero. This event takes place in Groves 2 and 3. View map for exact location.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements?

You must be 21 or older to drink at this event. A valid ID is required. Children are welcome, but anyone five years or older must have a ticket (Designated Driver/ Non-drinker tickets are available for $15).

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend taking public transportation or a ride share service for convenience and safety. Take the #92 Foster Avenue bus (http://www.transitchicago.com/bus/92/) to Foster & Cicero and follow the signs to Grove 2.

Biking is also a great option. LaBagh Woods is accessible via the North Branch Trail, which runs for nearly 20 miles through Cook County. Bike racks will be provided at no cost to you! View a bike map to find the best route: http://bit.ly/2uWD4J5.

For those wishing to drive, we recommend bringing a designated driver (reduced ticket prices are available for DD's and non-drinkers). There are parking lots throughout LaBagh Woods (enter at 5275 N. Cicero Ave., just south of W. Berwyn Ave.).

What is not allowed at this event?

  • No glass.
  • No guns.
  • No outside beer, no beer sharing, and no bottle sharing.

What's the refund policy?

All sales are final, but transfers are allowed. This event will take place rain or shine, but will be canceled if there is lightening.

Will tickets be sold at the door?

Yes, tickets will be sold at the event. However, General and VIP Admission will be an additional $10. Designated Driver tickets will be an additional $5.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket?

No, you don't have to bring a printed ticket. Tickets can be scanned on your phone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ilana Federman at ilana@fotfp.org or 312-356-9990.

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LaBagh Woods

5275 North Cicero Avenue

Grove 2

Chicago, IL 60646

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