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Chicago Quick Sips | Aug. 5 Chicago Beer News & Events

Chicago Quick Sips | Aug. 5 Chicago Beer News & Events
Eric Oliver
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Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected].

Aug. 10: Slammer’s Fest 

This one is for suburbanites born in the 90s that want to relive the sounds of their youth! 350 Brewing Co. and the Joliet Slammers will be throwing a free concert with Everclear, Bowling for Soup, Alien Ant Farm and Lights Over Bridgeport and more. Rock out to pop punk classics, as you enjoy 350’s beer and food offerings. Who can handle this much nostalgia for free? And if you want even more beer, you’re steps away from the wonderful bottleshop The Open Bottle, and minutes away from Hailstorm Brewing! 

View event details here.

Aug. 10: Act Natural: Natural Wine & Wild Beer Festival

Hopewell Brewing Co. is celebrating the intersection of wild beer and natural wine, and you’re invited to attend. The brewery’s first natural wine and wild beer fest will be hosted at Sleeping Village. The $40 general admission ticket gives attendees access to 20 sample pours of beer, wine and cider. Participating breweries include: 

  • Afterthought Brewing Company 
  • Brewery Bhavana 
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Is/Was Brewing Company 
  • Overgrown Orchard
  • Shacksbury
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Whiner Beer Company

The wine selection includes offerings from: 

  • All Together Now
  • Cream Wine Company
  • Diversey Wine
  • El Rancho Wine
  • Lagniappe Beverage & Hospitality
  • Old Westminster Winery
  • Pet Nat Posse  
  • Selection Massale 

View event details here, get tickets here.

Aug. 17: Mead Fest 2019

DMen Tap is hosting its second annual festival of all things fermented honey and water, Mead Fest 2019! Offering access to flights of mead of both the professional and home-brewed persuasion, Mead Fest welcomes all levels of mead appreciators to come and relish in the delectable beverage. 

View event details here, and purchase tickets here

Aug. 17: Half Acre’s The Big North 

Half Acre’s annual celebration of beer and music returns to the Balmoral taproom. The brewery promises access to new, cellared and never before seen Half Acre beers, all while the sweet sounds of Allah-Las, Skip Church, The Cowboys and Oozing Wound serenade the crowd. 

View event details here, and get tickets here.


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