$15 – $79

South Loop Beer & Cider Fest 2017

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Women's Park and Gardens

1801 S Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

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The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest will consist of one-afternoon session from 4:00 - 7:30 pm (3pm entry for VIP Guests). It will offer an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food and enjoy live music and other craft beer-centric activities. The festival beneficiary is the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens.

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Breweries as of August 2

  • Arcade Brewery

  • Around the Bend Beer Co

  • Baderbrau Brewing

  • Banging Gavel Brews

  • Bantam Cider

  • Begyle Brewing

  • Black Belt Brewery

  • Burnt City Brewing Co.

  • Citizen Cider

  • Exit Strategy Brewing Company

  • Ferro Farms Finch Beer Co.

  • Half Acre Beer Company

  • Hofbrauhaus Lagunitas Brewing Company

  • Misbeehavin' Meads

  • Motor Row Brewing

  • Noon Whistle Brewing

  • One Trick Pony Brewery

  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.

  • Right Bee Cider

  • Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

  • The Northman Cider Pub

  • Twisted Hippo

  • Uncle John's Cider

  • Vice District Brewing

  • Virtue Cider

  • Wild Blossom Meadery

Rain or Shine event. No refunds under any circumstances


Beginning May 13th at noon, attendees can purchase tickets online, selecting from: VIP, General Admission or Designated Driver Tickets.

VIP-$79: VIP ticket holders receive: 1 hour early admission into the festival, 35 Sampling Tokens, Commemorative Stein, Historic Tours of the Clark and Glessner Houses, Access to Private VIP Garden which includes: Light Appetizers, Rare Beer and Cider, and Private Restrooms.

VIP Designated Driver-$30 1-hr Early Admission, unlimited soda, water and complimentary snacks

General Admission-$49: 3 ½ hour session, Includes commemorative sampling pint glass, 25 Beer/Cider sampling tokens

Designated Driver-$15: unlimited soda, water and complimentary snacks


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

21 and older. No children, toddlers or babies in strollers

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We encourage you to use public transportation or UBER. Public parking is available at McCormick place

What can/can't I bring to the event?

  • Can: Bottled Water, snacks
  • Can't: Cans, bottles, firearms, lawn chairs, pets

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1801 S Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

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