Chicago Ale Fest
Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition
Second Annual Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom – Chicago
600 E Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
150+ American Craft Beers at Navy Pier
Chicago Ale Fest – Summer Edition
The Third Annual Chicago Ale Fest – Summer Edition
June 1st, 2018
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
June 2nd, 2018
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Butler Field – Grant Park
235 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60603
200+ American Craft Beers at Butler Field
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THIS A FAMILY EVENT
This is strictly a 21 and over event – so leave the little ones at home. Everyone entering the fest must present a valid government issued ID.
CAN I BRING MY DOG
We love dogs but unfortunately no dogs are allowed into the fest. Plus, dogs shouldn’t drink beer.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR DRINKS
No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the festival – this includes bottled water. Once inside the fest water will be provided for drinking and rinsing your glass. The only exception is pretzel necklaces.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CHAIR
If you are particularly attached to your chair you can bring it into the fest.
WHERE CAN I PARK
Are you driving to Ale Fest? There are many parking opportunities in the city.
Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition:
Navy Pier also has their own lot at 600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago Ale Fest Summer Edition:
There are many parking lots available near Butler Field
WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE
Yes, some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks will be there
WHY ARE THERE DRINK TICKETS
Because there are laws. And we like to keep in compliance with them. It’s complicated, and you can read all about it HERE, but basically, just trust us — this is how it needs to be. Chicago Ale Fest ticket holders will receive 20 drink tickets when they arrive. Each drink ticket can be exchanged for a 3 oz sample and additional tickets will be available for $0.50.
I CAN NO LONGER ATTEND - CAN I GET A REFUND
All ticket sales are final, and we don’t offer exchanges or refunds. Why don’t you find someone who would dig a giant craft beer fest and give your tickets to them out of the kindness of your heart?
WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE
Yes, tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.
CAN I BRING A BACKPACK OR A BIG PURSE?
No, backpacks and big purses will be subject to search.