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Drink in Summer with The Morton Arboretum's Craft Beer Festival

Visitors sampling beer at the Craft Beer Festival
The fourth annual Craft Beer Festival will take place June 24.
June 8, 2017

The Morton Arboretum’s fourth-annual Craft Beer Festival will offer beer lovers the opportunity to try samples from dozens of craft breweries from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Beneath the Arboretum’s towering trees, attendees can try new and favorite brews. Festival-goers can enjoy up to 15 beer samples and will receive a souvenir beer glass to take home. This event will take place outdoors and attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for relaxed outdoor seating, while enjoying music from Cajun band Zydeco Voodoo.

Participating breweries include:

Angry Orchard Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Around The Bend Beer Co. Lake Effect Brewing Co.
B. Nektar Maplewood brewery
Baderbrau Middle Brow Beer Co.
Banging Gavel Brews Penrose Brewing Co.
Brickstone Brewery Pollyanna Brewing Co.
Bucket List Brewing Revolution Brewing
BuckleDown Brewing Sam Adams
Church Street Brewing Co. Ten Ninety Brewing Co.
Coney Island The Traveler Beer Co.
Goose Island Beer Co. Two Brothers Artisan Ales
Granite City Virtue Cider
Half Acre Beer Co. Werk Force Brewing Co.
Hopvine Brewing Co.
*Additional brewers will be added as they are confirmed

Tickets are $50 for the general public. Arboretum members receive a discounted price of $40. Tickets for designated drivers are $15. Day-of ticket prices are $55 for the general public and $45 for members.

Those who purchase VIP tickets will be admitted at noon.  VIP tickets are $70 for nonmembers and $60 for members. Day-of VIP tickets are $75 for nonmembers and $65 for members. VIP ticket holders will also receive early access to the Infusion Tent and be the first to sample five cask beers. These beers are in very limited quantities and are only guaranteed to VIP ticket holders from noon to 1 p.m.

Festival attendees can purchase food from featured guest restaurants Gnarly Knots, Novi’s Beef, The Ginkgo Grill, and Mamie’s Toffee & Treats.