Schedule and location
Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Entry time must be selected while purchasing tickets)
Check in will be in the P1 Bus Lot in front of the Visitor Center
The tasting will take place around Meadow Lake, Frost Hill, and the Conifer Trail
Please note: All ticket purchasers must be 21+, and a valid I.D. is required for redemption of beer tickets. Party members under the age of 21 are allowed in the event space.
Join us for our Fall Beer Tasting featuring local craft breweries serving their seasonal and flagship brews, ciders, and meads. Tasting booths will be safely spread out along the Meadow Lake, Frost Hill, and Conifer walking paths. Each ticket includes 12 - 3 oz samples and a Arboretum timed-entry admission pass. To encourage social distancing, event entries are available on the half-hour, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last call is at 4:30 p.m. and the last pour at 4:45 p.m. The event ends at 5:00 p.m.
There is no Designated Driver ticket for this event. Non-drinking guests are able to join Fall Beer Tasting ticket holders along the tasting route but they are required to reserve a timed-entry pass before arriving at the Arboretum.
Although this is an outdoor event, please bring a mask to wear while interacting with beer vendors, when you cannot social distance, or if you decide to go inside one of our buildings to use restrooms, make a purchase at the café, or shop in The Arboretum Store. Attendees will be required to follow the Arboretum's social distancing guidelines. Please visit Know Before You Go for more information.
2 Fools Cider
Banging Gavel Brews
Elmhurst Brewing Co.
Illuminated Brew Works
Noon Whistle Brewing
North Shore Cider Company
Oswego Brewing Co.
Phase Three Brewing Co.
Fees and admission