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Welles Park Craft Beer Fest (WPCBF) – Official Closing Event of CCBW
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and the Welles Park Advisory Council present: 1st Annual Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, the official closing craft beer festival of Chicago Craft Beer Week 2015.

On Saturday, May 23rd, the city’s largest craft beer “party in the park” will be hosted within beautiful Welles Park. Located in the growing and prospering 47th Ward, Welles Park a 15-acre park is located in the heart of Lincoln Square at Lincoln and Montrose Avenues. The park is known as a gathering place for musicians and sports and fitness enthusiasts of all kinds. The park is also known for its green, wrought-iron, European-style gazebo on the west side of the park as a centerpiece for the Lincoln Square community. Festivities will commence with a VIP event beginning at 12:00pm, and General Admission running between 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

The Welles Park Craft Beer Fest (WPCBF) will offer a VIP hour to kick off the day, which includes $10 in food tickets provided by participating 47th Ward vendors, early access to all of the participating breweries (12:00pm), and VIP tents featuring specialty pours.

Our General Admission experience will include craft beer, hours of entertainment and food for purchase. The CCBW celebration of craft beer ends in the heart of Ravenswood/47th Ward, and we invite all neighborhoods to join us on May 23rd to experience beer and culinary creativity within the 47th Ward.

Designated drivers or non-beer drinkers CAN access the fest without a ticket. We reserve the right to remove anyone found sharing beer.

If still available, General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $65

Breweries (as of 5/6):

350 Brewing Co.
4 Hands Brewing Company
5 Rabbit Cervecería
Alarmist Brewing
Ale Syndicate Brewers
All Rise Brewing Co
Andersonville Brewing
Aquanaut Brewing Company
Arcade Brewery
Argus Brewery
Around the Bend Beer Co.
Atlas Brewing Company
Banging Gavel Brews
Begyle Brewing
Bells Brewery
Berghoff Brewery, Inc.
Blue Island Beer Company
Blue Nose Brewery
Breakroom Brewery
Brickstone Brewery
BuckleDown Brewery
Cademon Brewing Co Inc
Crispin Cider
Crystal Lake Brewing Co.
Deschutes Brewery
DryHop Brewers
Emmett’s Brewing Company
Empirical Brewery
Finch’s Beer Company
Flesk Brewing
Floosmoor Station Brewing Co
Forbidden Root
Founders Brewery
Goose Island Beer Co.
Goose Island Clybourn
Greenstar Brewing
Hailstorm Brewing Co
Half Acre Beer Co.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Hopvine Brewing Company
Horse Thief Hollow
Imperial Oak Brewing
JT Walker’s Restaurant & Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lake Effect Brewing
Lunar Brewing Company
Mad Mouse Brewery
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Marz Brewing Co.
Middle Brow Beer
Mikerphone Brewing
Miskatonic Brewing Company
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Motor Row Brewing
Nevin’s Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing
Noon Whistle Brewing
One Trick Pony
Penrose Brewing Co.
Perennial Artisan Ales
Pig Minds Brewing
Pipeworks Brewing Co.
Pollyanna Brewing Company
RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Revolution Brewing
Rock Bottom – Warrenville
Rock Bottom Brewery Orland Park
Rock Bottom Chicago
Rude Hippo Brewing
Saugatuck Brewing Co
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
Scratch Brewing
Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Solemn Oath Brewery
South Loop Brewing Company
Spiteful Brewing
Sweetwater Brewery
Tallgrass Brewing Co
Temperance Beer Co.
Ten Ninety Brewing Co
The Church Street Brewing Company
Three Floyds
Tighthead Brewing Company
Tribes Beer Company
Triptych Brewing
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Uncle John’s Cider
Urban Legend Brewing Company
Vice District Brewing
Werk Force Brewing Co.
Wild Blossom Meadery
Wild Onion Brewery
Food vendors will be announced soon!


*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.
*The entire event runs between Noon-5PM. VIP ticket holders get access from Noon – 5PM and General Admission from 1PM – 5PM.
*Non-beer drinking guests do not need a ticket to the fest. However, anyone found sharing beer will escorted from premises.

Additional Event Information:

TRANSPORTATION: We encourage attendees to drink responsibly and take public transportation. Although there is street parking, public transportation via the brown line is strongly encouraged. For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

FOOD: Food is sold separately. VIP ticket holders receive $10 in food tickets.






















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