Chicago Beer Classic will return to Soldier Field on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Featuring more than 150 beers, Chicago Beer Classic will continue to provide attendees with a variety of rare and unique options to taste, as well as fan-favorites.
Before or after their sessions, guests can attend the Chicago Beer Classic Tailgate and grab food from popular Chicagoland food trucks, check out merchandise from Chicago-based vendors, and partake in games and activities. Once inside the stadium, guests will sample form a wide variety of breweries and have the chance to speak directly with the brewers.
Returning features of Chicago Beer Classic include local and limited-release beers, a fully loaded pretzel necklace making experience, games and activities, as well as interactive beer education throughout the festival. Tours of Soldier Field will be available for purchase, at a first come, first serve basis, during festival operating hours. As an event tradition, Chicago-based breweries will be celebrated and highlighted on-site for locals to easily depict the breweries nearest them. The “MVB” award, Most Valuable Brew, will also return and will be announced shortly after the festival.
Tickets for Chicago Beer Classic can be purchased through ChicagoBeerClassic.com. Guests can choose from General Admission (starting at $39) or VIP (starting at $65). General Admission guests can select from two different sessions: 11:30am – 2:30pmor 4:30pm – 7:30pm. VIP ticket holders receive an extra half hour of sampling, an enhanced, exclusive VIP space on the field, and more. VIP session times are 11:00am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:30pm.
Chicago Beer Classic is the city’s largest beer festival and summer kickoff, celebrating great beers on the grass of Soldier Field. Guests can draft their perfect lineup of beers and cheers to the huge variety, including upcoming and undiscovered Chicago favorites. It’s the summer kick-off fans don’t need game-day tickets to enjoy.