One of the goals with the Boozy Beggar, now that there’s a new look, and arguably, new approach, is to not neglect the suburbs. People out there need to drink too, maybe even more than us city dwellers. Also, they have some great breweries popping up (Urban Legend, Penrose), and some great bottle shops for beer and spirits. And just last week across my desk (I really do have one now, though half the time I write at bars) came the heads up about this beer fest in Hoffman Estates (NW burbs), called Beer Fest Beatdown.
Beer Fest Beatdown, at the Sears Centre Arena, brings you 30 breweries, over 100 beers and ciders, Lucha Libre wrestling, the cascading Beering-ham fountain, Santa’s Little Hoppers Workshop and specialty food items from some of the area’s best food trucks. Your ticket gets you 25 sample tickets for beers from Revolution, Two Brothers, Lagunitas, plus local breweries like Lucky Monk, Emmett’s, Penrose, and more. The full list is at the end of this post.
Tickets – $35, tasting glass, 25 tickets, 2-6pm, or
VIP – $60, one hour of extra access starting at 1, plus complimentary food
Beer List is up at: http://www.beerfestchicago.com/ All the breweries are listed below.
Revolution, Lagunitas, Emmett’s, Vermont Hard Cider, Wisconsin Brewing, Leinenkugel, Blue Moon, Crispin Cider, Scorched Earth, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Sea Dog, Shipyard, Tight Head, Oskar Blues, Two Brothers, Penrose, Dark Horse, Church Street, Pig Minds, SlapShot, Lucky Monk, Mad Mouse, Stone Brewing, Arcade Brewing, 51st Ward, New Belgium
Food Trucks: Toasty Cheese, Bridgeport Pasty, Pizza Via, Haute Sausage, PIKO Street Kitchen, Chicago Cupcake, Calle Wagon, Gino’s Steak