Blind Flight—Outdoor beer tasting 2023

Actions Panel

Blind Flight—Outdoor beer tasting 2023

Picnic-style craft blind beer tasting in the park—sample beers from local breweries. All proceeds go to charity.

By Rotary Club of Carpentersville

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, July 15 · 1 - 5pm CDT


Carpenter Park 275 Maple Avenue Carpentersville, IL 60110

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for a picnic-style craft beer tasting in the park. You will vote on your favorites for each style category. A blind taste test format will be available to remove any preconceptions or biases on who makes your favorite. The beer will speak for itself, brewers will earn prestige and we will all be enlightened.

Photo credits: Jeffrey Michael of Doc Hollywood took the Porch Flies band photos from last year's event. Kevin Hart donated the rights to use his bird photos to create the artwork for this event—many captured at the Carpentersville dam.

Attendees will try beers from several brewers and vote for their favorite in each of three categories—lawnmower beers, hoppy beers and fruity/sour beers. There will also be an area for doing a blind tasting to get a true blind flight experience.


  • 93 Octane
  • Badass Beer
  • Black and Gray
  • Crystal Lake
  • Emmetts
  • Eris—Brewery & Cider House
  • Holzlager
  • Lucky Monk
  • Moor's Brewing
  • Sew Hop'd

Home brewer

  • Matt Weeks

Bring a lawn chair and blankets—some tables and chairs will also be available. Duke’s BBQ will have delicious smoked meats for sale to pair with our beer lineup. We will also have La Alcancia Taqueria tacos for sale. The Porch Flies will be performing live.

Pro tip: Don't forget to bring cash for the food tents in case the CC reader is down.

(Photo by Jeffrey Michael)

After determining the favorite beers, we will award the winning breweries for their excellence. Here's a look at last year's winning beers.

Beer tasting tickets include a tasting glass. (Last year's shown, but this year we will be picking a new style of tasting glass—check back soon)

Designated driver tickets

For guests not drinking, we will just ask for a suggested donation of $10. Food, music and raffles are still available for DD guests. Only ticket holders will receive a tasting glass, but if extras are available, we will make them available for sale or as a raffle to raise more funds for charity.


State Farm Insurance

Friends for Anna Moeller

Northwestern Medicine

Senator Don DeWitte

Spa Bleu

Main Street Bicycles

Additional sponsor(s):

Santa's Village

Walmart (Carpentersville)

Ask us about sponsoring this event to help us raise more funds for our causes. Learn more about the causes we support here. Email us at to learn more.

About the organizer

The Carpentersville rotary is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit that raises money to support those in need within our community.