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    Post #1 - June 12th, 2019, 12:13 am
    Post #1 - June 12th, 2019, 12:13 am Post #1 - June 12th, 2019, 12:13 am
    I did not find much about this here on LTHF. So I had better add it.
    On Tuesday, I booked myself into They are both reachable via public transportation.
    I chose the general admission for Barrington ($43.00)(3:00 - 6:45 pm) and the Iron Brewer admission for Oak Park ($63.99)(1:30 - 6:45 pm).
    The chief reason I post this now is because these are 'Early Bird' prices which will go off-sale on Sunday, 16 June. :wink:
    They are both very good beer festivals, although they are also quite different. You will glimpse many macro brewers at Barrington (because I think the city goes through suburban distributors). But this has the side effect of a distributor pulling out a keg or two of something that just was not moving {and is approaching its Pull-By Date} because suburban venues did not want to give it a tap handle.
    The Oak Park festival is out in the open on the public streets. Non-attendees, including families with young children, are amidst the craft beer drinkers. Seven Generations Ahead, the sustainability non-profit organization, runs this in association with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, and its selections skew toward craft beers. {doh} :D
    Go check the ticket detail pages I link to. Keep in mind these fests will go on rain or shine, and there are no refunds.
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #2 - June 12th, 2019, 5:35 am
    Post #2 - June 12th, 2019, 5:35 am Post #2 - June 12th, 2019, 5:35 am
    FWIW, I help out with Sketchbook Brewing at beer festivals. Right now, I'm scheduled to be pouring Sketchbook beer at Morton Arboretum's Craft Beer Festival, Saturday June 22. C'mon by and say hi. You can have a beer on me.

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