Chicago Ale Fest Brings Winter Edition to Navy Pier

Photo Credit: Chicago Ale Fest
Photo Credit: Chicago Ale Fest

The Winter Edition of Chicago Ale Fest returns to Navy Pier this month, bringing samples of over 150 craft beers to thirsty Chicagoans. Hosted during two separate sessions, attendees are also treated to some of Chicago’s best food trucks, along with DJ entertainment.

General admission tickets are on sale for $49, while early entry tickets sell for $59. If you’re looking to kick-start your Ale Fest experience with an energizing activity, tickets for yoga classes and early entry are on sale for $75.




Saturday, January 20


12pm – 3pm (11am for VIP)

6pm – 9pm (5pm for VIP)




Aon Grand Ballroom


Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue



What to Know

  • This event is 21 and over
  • No outside food or drinks allowed inside the event
  • Ticket-holders will receive 20 drink tickets, each good for one 3-ounce sample




Featured Breweries:

2 Fools Cider; 3 Sheeps Brewing; 5 Rabbit Cerveceria; Ale Asylum; Aleman Brewing Company, Alpine Beer Company; Anchor Brewing; Angry Orchard; Ballast Point; Band of Bohemia; Brickstone Brewery; BuckleDown Brewing; Burnt City Brewing; Cahoots Brewing; Cascade Brewing; Central State Brewing Co.; Church Street Brewing; Citizen Cider; Dark Horse Brewing Co.; Finch Beer Co.; Founders Brewing; Goose Island Beer Co.; Green Flash Brewing Co.; Guinness; Half Acre; Hopothesis Beer Company; Illuminated Brew Works; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Maplewood Brewery; Middle Brow Beer Co.; Noon Whistle Brewing; Odd Side Ales; Odell Brewing Co.; Old Town Abbey; One Trick Pony Brewery; Pipeworks Brewing Company; Pollyanna Brewing Company; Port Brewing Co.; Prairie Artisan Ales; Prairie Krafts Brewing Company; Right Bee Cider; Samuel Adams; Sketchbook Brewing Company; Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.; SoundGrowler Brewing; Sweetwater Brewing Company; Tangled Roots Brewing Company; Temperance Brewing Co.; The Lost Abbey Brewery; The Traveler Beer Co.; Tocayo Brewing Company; Two Brothers; Unity Vibration; Virtue Cider; Whiner Beer Co.



Featured Image Credit: Chicago Ale Fest

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