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Event Preview | Ultra Fresh IV Brings the New New Beers

Ultra Fresh from the Hop Review

This Saturday, June 29, marks the fourth annual Ultra Fresh Fest, brought to you by our friends at The Hop Review. This Chicago craft beer festival is truly unique, featuring pours from (mostly) local breweries that have been packaged within one week of the event. You know what that means? Some ultra fresh beer!

In 2019, The Hop Review is taking its annual event up a notch. Previously, participating breweries were limited to those within the Chicago area. However, this year, you’ll also find Indiana’s 18th Street, Michigan’s Old Nation, Maine’s Allagash, Pennsylvania’s Grist House and Ontario’s Collective Arts.

There will be more space, more breweries and more tickets (!!!) at this year’s fest. In fact, tickets are currently still available.

Event Details

Taking place this upcoming Saturday, festivities kick off at 5 p.m. CT, and continues until 9 p.m. CT. This will give you time to get your Saturday morning errands out of the way and to eat a hearty lunch before enjoying these fresh brews.

Tickets include 20 three-ounce samples from participating breweries. Swag consists of a limited edition tasting glass for those pours, along with a limited edition tote bag (I love swag!).

Finally, guests will be welcomed with an ultra-fresh can of Fresh to Death, a collaboration from The Hop Review and Pilot Project Brewing, an Ultra Fresh sponsor. Yes, please.

Featured Breweries

This year’s participating breweries have extended beyond just the Chicago area. Make sure you hit each booth:

  • 18th Street Brewery
  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Begyle Brewing Company
  • Brickstone Brewery
  • Collective Arts Brewing
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Energy City Brewing
  • Forbidden Root Brewery
  • Goose Island Brewery
  • Grist House Craft Brewery
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Hop Butcher for the World
  • Hopewell Brewing Company
  • Hubbard’s Cave
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Maplewood Brewery
  • Marz Community Brewing Company
  • Middle Brow Beer Company
  • Noon Whistle Brewing
  • Old Nation Brewery
  • Pilot Project Brewing
  • Pipeworks Brewing Company
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Roaring Table Brewing Company
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Whiner Beer Company

The Pour List

Earlier this week, The Hop Review released the pour list for this year’s fest (subject to change):

Get Your Tickets

Tickets are still available!

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 5-9 p.m. CT
Location: ICNC Make City, 2019 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago
Price: $45

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