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4th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
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Sales have ended for this event. Tickets MAY still be available at the gate. If available, main event tickets (3pm - 7pm)can be purchased at the gate for $45 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-up ticket purchase is NOT guaranteed. Event will be held rain or shine. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.


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4th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review
See full event layout/map at www.sevengenerationsahead.org.

Co-produced by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild and in collaboration with the Downtown Oak Park Association, the 4th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review features tastings of over 90 craft beers from more than 30 microbreweries across the Midwest.  But this is not just your average beer festival; proceeds from the event help fund Seven Generations Ahead's non-profit work to build healthy, environmentally sustainable communities in the Midwest.  So along with celebrating the microbrews of the most skilled craft brew masters in the region, attendees can also celebrate sustainable living while sampling select food tastings that incorporate organic food from local farmers.  And to make sure minimal event waste is sent to the landfill, this festival models Zero Waste best practices throughout.

Micro Brew.  Micro Waste.

BONUS:  This is the only craft beer event featuring the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild "Replicale" Project.  This exciting annual project features a different beer style each year brewed by 15 or more Illinois brewers to showcase the nuances in brewing technique and system design. This year's style is American Belgo Pale Ale.  

NEW THIS YEAR!
--More space has been added to the festival layout to accommodate the growing crowds
--New ticket options allow for up to six hours of tastings

TICKET INFORMATION: (Don't delay!  This event has sold out the last two years)

4-Hour "Taster's Choice" Ticket
Includes:  
4-hours of craft beer tasting, 3p - 7pm
Price:
--$35 if purchased on or before July 20, 2011
--$40 if purchased between July 21 and August 19, 2011
--$45 at the gate (if tickets still available)

5-Hour "Crafter's Choice" Ticket (Limited tickets available)
Includes:
4-hours of craft beer tasting, 3pm - 7pm, PLUS
1-hour of pre-event access to ICBG "Replicale" project beer tastings, 2pm - 3pm
Price:
--$45 if purchased on or before July 20, 2011
--$50 if purchased between July 21 and August 19, 2011
--TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE GATE

6-Hour "Master's Choice" VIP Reception (Very limited tickets available) ALL OF THE BELOW TASTINGS ARE HELD AT THE EVENT SITE.
Includes:
4-hours of craft beer tasting, 3pm - 7pm, PLUS
1-hour of pre-event access to ICBG "Replicale" project beer tastings, 2pm - 3pm, PLUS
1-hour of specialty craft beer tastings not available any other time during the event paired with local, organic food tastings from Marion Street Cheese Market, 1pm - 2pm
Price:
--$70 if purchased on or before July 20, 2011
--$75 if purchased between July 21 and August 19, 2011
--TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE GATE

*All tickets include unlimited beer tastings and a specialty beer tasting glass.
*Food is sold seperately (Except for the "Master's Choice" VIP Reception where food is included in ticket cost)
*Ticket sales end at 11pm on Friday, August 19.
*All ticket sales are final--no refunds.  Event will be held rain or shine!
*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid id to participate in this event.

All proceeds of the Oak Park Microbrew Review benefit Seven Generations Ahead, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the development of healthy, sustainable communities in the Midwest.

TRANSPORTATION:
Public transportation to this event is not only encouraged, but conveniently located less than a block away.  Try the Harlem/Lake stop on the CTA Green line or the Metra Oak Park stop.  Bike racks will be available at the event as well.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria Inc.
Argus Brewery
The Blind Pig Brewery
Brewery Ommegang
BrickStone Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery
Central Waters Brewing
Chicago Beer Company
Crispin Brewery
Destihl Brew Works
Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co.
Finch's Beer Company
Goose Island Beer Co.
Half Acre Beer Co.
Hamburger Mary's
Harrison's Restaurant and Brewery
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Julian Hard Cider
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Limestone Brewing Co.
The Lucky Monk
Metropolitan Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Piece (as Replicale Participant)
Revolution Brewing
Rock Bottom Brewery - Chicago
Rock Bottom Brewery - Lombard
Rock Bottom Brewery - Orland Park
Rock Bottom Brewery - Warrenville
Shoreline Restaurant and Brewery
Stockholm's Brew Pub
Stone Brewing Company
Two Brothers Brewing Co.
Uinta Brewing Co.
Wild Onion Brewing Company

The organizers of this event encourage all participants to drink responsibly.


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Location

Downtown Oak Park
Marion Street between Lake Street and North Blvd.
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States


Categories

Food > Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Other > Festivals
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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