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Event Preview | Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Chicago

Event Preview | Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Chicago
Taylor Laabs

*Feature image courtesy of Sierra Nevada*

Sierra Nevada is known for some fantastic beer, from their Narwhal barrel-aged imperial stout to their Torpedo Extra IPA, but they’re also known for hosting the nation’s largest traveling beer festival: Beer Camp. Sierra Nevada’s annual ode to nationwide craft beer takes place in a rotating list of 8 cities every year. Last year, I got to experience Beer Camp in Milwaukee; this year, Beer Camp is coming to Chicago’s Navy Pier, and I can’t wait to check it out.

When: June 10th, 3:00-7:00 p.m. (2 p.m. entry for VIPs)

Where: Aon Ballroom at Navy Pier

Tickets: General admission tickets cost $55 and will include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited samples of hundreds of beers, live music from J-Livi & The Party and Tropidelic, and more. VIP tickets run $75, get you all of the above, and let you enter the premises at 2 p.m. to get an hour head start on your other beer-loving brethren.

Food: Several food trucks will be selling food throughout the event, including:

  • Bombay Wraps
  • The Little Red Donut Truck
  • Hot Dog Fiend
  • 25 Degrees
  • Cemitas Puebla
  • The Corned Beef Factory
  • Luella’s Southern Kitchen

Beer: The current beer list continues to be updated, but with any Beer Camp event, the amount of local and national brewers pouring their beers will be impressive. The good thing about Sierra Nevada’s “traveling” beer camp mantra is that they try to get a good representation of the craft beer served in Illinois, along with a good deal of the notable brewers from neighboring states like Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. No word on if they will have local favorites Mikerphone or Band of Bohemia as of yet, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Check out the Beer Camp app for more details. The current list of confirmed breweries (to-date) includes:

  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • 350 Brewing Company
  • Aleman Brewing Company
  • AleSmith Brewing Company
  • Alter Brewing Company
  • Anchor Brewing Company
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company
  • Angry Orchard Cider Company
  • Around the Bend Beer Co.
  • Avery Brewing Co.
  • Banging Gavel Brews
  • Begyle Brewing
  • Bell’s Brewery Inc.
  • Birreria at Eataly
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co.
  • Boneyard Beer
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Brenner Brewing Co.
  • Brickstone
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Chain O’Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Collective Arts Brewing
  • Coney Island Brewing
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • DESTIHL Brewery
  • Emmett’s Brewing Co.
  • Empirical Brewery
  • Finch Beer Company
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Flossmoor Station Brewery
  • Garage Project
  • Good City Brewing Company
  • Goose Island Brewing Co.
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Hop Butcher For The World
  • Horse Thief Hollow
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Kinslahger Brewing Company
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling
  • Lunar Brewing Company
  • Maplewood Brewing Company
  • Metal Monkey Brewing
  • Metropolitan Brewing
  • Middle Brow Beer Co.
  • Mikkeller
  • Miskatonic Brewing Company
  • Mission Trail Cider
  • Noon Whistle Brewing
  • Odell Brewing Company
  • Old Irving Brewing Co.
  • On Tour Brewing Company
  • Penrose Brewing Company
  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.
  • Prairie Krafts
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Rogue
  • Rustic Road Brewing Company
  • Samuel Adams
  • Short’s Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Sketchbook Brewing Co
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company
  • Sprecher Brewery
  • St Errant Brewing
  • Surly Brewing Company
  • Temperance Beer Co.
  • The Bruery
  • Tocayo Brewing Company
  • Traveler Beer Company
  • Tribes Beer Company
  • Triptych Brewing Company
  • Tyranena Brewing Company
  • Upland Brewing Co.
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
  • Victory Brewing Company

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  1. Jorge

    Cannot make the event
    Im selling a pair of tickets
    Please let me know if you are interested

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