Chicago Events – Winter Ale Fest: Craft Beer, Food Trucks, DJs at Navy Pier

Hearty, heavy, and downright delicious – winter beers are truly a reason to celebrate. Discover your new favorite brew on Saturday, January 28 at the Chicago Winter Ale Festival. Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier hosts this heady event, which boasts tastings of more than 150 unique winter ales from American breweries.

You’ll also enjoy delicious food truck cuisine from some of Chicago’s local favorites, along with beats from a DJ spinning all-vinyl throughout the event.

Some of the craft breweries that will be offering samples at the festival include:

  • Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Odell Brewing Co.
  • Penrose Brewing Company
  • One Trick Pony Brewing Co.
  • Uncle John’s Cider Mill
  • Shorts Brewing Company
    New Holland Brewing
  • Oddside Ales
  • The Lost Abbey
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • SoundGrowler Brewing
  • The Traveler Beer Co.
  • … plus many more!

Tickets to the Chicago Winter Ale Festival are on sale now in advance online: $60 for VIP admission with one hour early entry, or $50 for general admission with three hours at the event. Admission includes 20 samples of over 150 craft beers, along with a commemorative festival glass. Reduced admission tickets are also available for designated drivers.

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