Craft Beer Festival at St. Michael in Old Town

June 29, 2012 @ 11:00 pm – June 30, 2012 @ 2:00 am
St. Michael in Old Town
1633 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614


St Michaels Craft Beer Festival Friday June 29th , 6-9p

The inaugural Chicago Craft Beer Festival at St. Michael in Old Town, held on the grounds of the iconic parish, will celebrate microbrews from both the Midwest and throughout the entire U.S. Held over three days, this new event — for beer lovers and non-beer lovers alike — will take on the flair of an authentic Belgian beer fest.

Visitors will be treated to two enticing fest components (which they can mix and match if they wish!)

The first is a Chicago-meets-Europe street fest which includes food, music, arts & crafts and, of course, beers. Admission to this food, music and art fest only is $5.
The second is a stand-alone area of the fest that will host daily “beer tastings.” There will be one tasting on Friday evening, and one on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. More than 75 different beers will be showcased at these tastings (on Friday only, limited, unique beers will be available  and a portion of the tasting fee will be donated to St. Michael in Old Town).
Tickets to these stand-alone beer tastings at Chicago Craft Beer Festival can be purchased in advance (see below) OR on-site. (NOTE: Tasting session tickets are limited to 3,000 per session.)

Tasting Session Tickets

Purchase Tasting Tickets Here! Tickets limited to 3,000 attendees per session only!
Fees & Times

$50 for 25 tasting tickets: Special VIP Fundraising session (6:00pm to 9:00pm) with unique beers not available on Saturday & Sunday. Session benefits St. Michael in Old Town parish.

$35 for 25 tickets: Session from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Additional tasting tickets available for purchase.

$35 for 25 tickets: Session from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Additional tasting tickets available for purchase.
5:15pm – Lowdown Brass Band
6:45pm – Get Up with the Get Downs
8:30pm – Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk     Saturday
12:00pm – According to Sarah
2:00pm – One Night Band
3:45pm – Model Stranger
5:15pm – Empires
6:45pm – Civil Twilight
8:30pm – Shiny Toy Guns     Sunday
12:00pm – The Flat Cats
2:00pm – Alternative Theory
3:45pm – Ryan Powers
5:15pm – Matthew Santos
7:30pm – Pat McGee Band

About St. Michael in Old Town

The Parish of St. Michael in Old Town, built on the care and community of the Redemptorists, provides a spiritual oasis for the gathering of parishioners, guests and those in need, helping them to welcome Jesus Christ into their daily lives. The churchs beautiful architecture acts as a mirror to the heartfelt stewardship, unconditional acceptance and pastoral care shown to the community through the clergy and parishioners. St. Michael in Old Town is dedicated to the education and formation of strong Roman Catholic Christians through the celebration of the sacraments and the ministry of the Parish Pastoral Council and its six commissions: Spiritual Living, Communications, Development, Human Concerns, Parish Life and Spiritual Life. As the bells of the historic clock tower ring through the Old Town community, St. Michaels stands as a beacon of celebration, support and inspiration to all who are touched by the Gospel of Christ.


Anchor Steam Brewing
c2 Imports
Flying Dog
Grand Teton
Merchant du Vin
Revolution Brewing
Schmaltz-Coney Island
St. Killian
Cisco Brewers
Summit Brewing Company
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Spoetzl Brewery
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Alltech Lexington Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing
Uncommon Brewers
Brooklyn Brewery
Julian Hard Cider
Argus Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Belukus Marketing

Subject to additions!

Big Shoulders Brewing
Crown Valley Brewing
Big Sky Brewing
Clown Shoes Brewing
Emmett’s Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Six Point Brewery
Ska Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Finch’s Beer Company
Goose Island Beer Company
Central Waters Brewing Company
Crispin Cider
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing
Sam Adams
Sierra Nevada
Woodchuck Cider
Lakefront Brewery
Half Acre Beer Company
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Chicago Beer Company



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