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Event Preview | Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival

Event Preview | Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival
Taylor Laabs

Chicago’s Northside has become a hot bed for quality craft beer which means there are a lot of good options to choose from and not enough time to try everything.  But fear not beer lovers, Halsted’s Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival is here to help by offering an impressive lineup of beer from 21 different breweries, all in one event.


Now in its third year of existence, Frost Fest is one of the best ways to warm up from the cold and drink good beer in the process. Located at 3700 N Halsted, Frost Fest will take place on February 25 in two different drinking sessions. Session 1 is from 1-4 p.m. while Session 2 is from 6-9 p.m. During each session, beer lovers will able to try out up to 15 samples (3oz) from the 21 brewers who will be there, all under a 5,000 square foot heated tent. Along with the good beer, patrons will also get to jam out to live music from DJ X-tasy.

*Note – Frost Fest initially listed that there would be 41 breweries present. Final list has 21 beer/tea providers listed.

Credit: Frost Fest

And new this year, Frost Fest will have a special area designated for an exclusive whiskey tasting which will feature selections from the Beam/Suntory portfolio. Much like getting a golden ticket, the whiskey tasting invitations will be given out at random during each tasting session, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Each ticket, which can you purchase here, also gets you a souvenir tasting glass. Now for the good part…

The Beer/Cider List:

*Note – not the complete list

All Rise Brewing:

  • All Rise Wonder Beer
  • All Rise Orange Wit

Angry Orchard:

  • Crisp Apple
  • Easy Apple (bottles)

Brickstone Brewery:

  • APA
  • Hop Skip

Brooklyn Brewery:

  • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
  • Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Empirical Brewery:

  • Infinity IPA
  • Phase Transition
  • Robust Porter
  • Heliotropic Hoppy Pale Ale.

Goose Island Beer Co.:

  • Goose Island OMG
  • Goose Island Seasonal

Guinness USA:

  • Guinness Nitro IPA
  • Guinness Antwerpen Stout


  • Lager
  • Doppelbock


  • Organic IPA

Moose Head Breweries:

  • Moose Head Beer
  • Moose Head Radler

Sam Adams:

  • Rebel Juiced IPA
  • Rebel IPA
  • Rebel Grapefruit IPA
  • Fresh as Helles
  • Boston Lager

Small Town Brewery:

  • Not your Father’s Ginger Ale
  • Not your Father’s Vanilla Cream

Traveler Brand:

  • Jolly Traveler
  • Illusive Traveler

Truly Spiked & Sparkling:

  • Colima Lime
  • Grapefruit & Pomelo
  • Pomegranate

Twisted Tea:

  • Original Lemon Tea bottle

Wild Onion Brewery:

  • Wild Onion Misfits IPA
  • Wild Onion Hop Slayer

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