An estimated 70 craft breweries now call Chicagoland home. Combined with hundreds in the Midwest and more than 3,000 estimated nationwide, the nationwide microbrewery explosion is mind-boggling. That said, local specialty brew lovers will be in hops heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Festival returns for its fifth suds-filled year.
Showcasing specialty, seasonal, and small batch beers from local, regional, and national craft brewers, the centerpiece of Chicago Craft Beer Festival is ticketed afternoon tasting passes where aficionados will be able to sample from more than 80 craft beers from over 40 brewers each afternoon. (NOTE: Because of its popularity, in 2016, tasting ticket sales will be capped at 2,500 each day.
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