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Frequently Asked Questions

+ How much are tickets? What does that include?

Tickets are $50 plus tax. Tickets include a wristband (which will get you 20 beer samples), and a taster glass. You must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket. Only participants with a wristband and taster glass will be allowed to partake.

+ Can I purchase a ticket on-site?

Yes, pending we don’t sell out, you will be able to purchase tickets on-site at the ‘door’ when you arrive at Welles Park. Please bring cash or credit and valid proof of ID. Must be 21 to purchase.

+ How many samples of beer does the ticket include?

Each ticket includes 20 beer samples of your choosing from the participating breweries and cideries.

+ Do I get in an hour early if I am an IMBIBE member?

Yes, if you haven’t received an email with details by 7.28.17, contact illinoisbeer@gmail.com. You also get in early if you have completed 20 or more stamps in your Drink Illinois Passport!

+ Can you buy tickets for friends?

Yes, you can purchase up to 50 tickets per session.

+ Are their non-drinking tickets available?

The only tickets we have available are the $50 tickets which include 20 samples and taster glass. You must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket. Only participants with a wristband and taster glass will be allowed to drink.

The park is open to the public, so non-drinking participants can accompany attendees.

+ I bought a ticket for a friend, does the ticket have to be in their name?

We can transfer the ticket to another name although the name on the ticket won’t matter. The person attending just needs to be over 21.

+ How do I get to Welles Park?

Located in the growing and prospering 47th Ward, Welles Park features 15-acres of open land and is located in the heart of Lincoln Square at Lincoln and Montrose Avenues. We encourage attendees to drink responsibly and take public transportation. Although there is street parking, public transportation via the brown line is strongly encouraged. For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

+ Public Transportation to Welles Park

CTA – Brown Line - www.transitchicago.com.

+ Where do I park?

There is paid street parking around the festival but there is no designated parking for the festival.

+ Can I bring my kids or is this a 21+ event?

The park is open to the public, but in order to participate you must be 21+. You will receive a wristband and a glass with your ticket.

+ Can I bring my dog to this event?

This is a dog friendly event and is strongly encouraged! Just be sure to clean up after your pooch.

+ What will the weather be like?

You can see for yourself on Weather Channel and Accuweather

Please note, this is a rain or shine festival, so dress accordingly.

+ What breweries will be there? What booth will they be at?

  • 2 Fools Cider
  • Alarmist Brewing
  • Ale Asylum
  • Aleman Brewing Company
  • Alter Brewing Company
  • Andersonville Brewing Co
  • Baderbrau
  • Band of Bohemia, LLC
  • Banging Gavel Brews
  • Begyle Brewing
  • Black Horizon Brewing
  • Blue Island Beer Company
  • Blue Nose Brewery
  • Brickstone Brewery
  • Broad Shoulders Brewing
  • BuckleDown Brewing
  • Burnt City Brewing
  • Corridor Brewery & Provisions
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • Dovetail Brewery Inc.
  • DryHop Brewers
  • Empirical Brewery
  • Evil Horse Brewing Company
  • Excel Brewing Company
  • Exit Strategy Brewing Company
  • Finch's Beer Co LLC
  • Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery
  • Forbidden Root
  • Gino's Brewing Company
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Great Central Brewing Company
  • Greenstar Brewing (located at Uncommon Ground)
  • Hailstorm Brewing Company
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Hand of Fate Brewing Company
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery
  • Hofbrauhaus Chicago
  • Hopewell Brewing Company
  • Horse Thief Hollow
  • Kinslahger Brewing Company
  • Lake Effect Brewing Company
  • Lo Rez Brewing
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
  • Marz Community Brewing Co.
  • Middle Brow Beer Co.
  • Misbeehavin' Meads
  • Miskatonic Brewing Company
  • More Brewing Company
  • Myths and Legends Brewing Company
  • Noon Whistle Brewing Company
  • Oak Park Brewing Company
  • Old Irving Brewing Company
  • One Trick Pony Brewery
  • Peckish Pig
  • Penrose Brewing Company
  • Piece
  • Pig Minds Brewing Co.
  • Pipeworks Brewing Company
  • Pollyanna Brewing Company
  • Prairie Krafts
  • RAM Restaurant & Brewery
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - Chicago
  • Saint Errant Brewing
  • Short Fuse Brewing Company
  • Sketchbook Brewing Co
  • Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Spiteful Brewing
  • Temperance Beer Company
  • Ten Ninety Brewing Co
  • The Church Street Brewing Company
  • Tighthead Brewing Company
  • Tocayo Brewing Company
  • Twisted Hippo
  • Two Brothers Artisan Brewing
  • Vice District Brewing
  • Virtue Cider
  • Werk Force Brewing Co.
  • Whiner Beer Company
  • White Oak Brewing

+ Will there be music?

Yes, there will be a DJ spinning music throughout the session!

+ When is last pour?

Last pour will be 15 minutes before the end time of the session. That means Last Pour is at 3:45p.