Chicago Craft Beer Fest is taking place at this year's Sheffield Garden Walk, and single-day passes are more than 40% off to sample 100-plus craft beers. Local brewers include Ale Syndicate, named Best New Brewery in Illinois by RateBeer.com; Chicago's Revolution and Half Acre breweries; Wisconsin's Hinterland; Michigan's Arcadia Ales and Founders Brewing; and Two Brothers of Warrenville.
Single-day passes are $23 (reg. $40) for Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20, 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Passes include:
The third annual festival will include more than 30 craft breweries from around the country. The festival features craft brew mainstays from Off Color, Solemn Oath and Lagunitas, as well as newcomers to the brewery scene -- Penrose, Smylie Bros., Vice District and Rude Hippo.