Anyone going to chicago beer fest at union station?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by C2H5, Oct 6, 2012.

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  1. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (337) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois

    Is it worth the 40$ entry fee, anyone going?
  2. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (149) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois

    If none of these three points raise a red flag, you should go ahead and check it out.

    1. The website is published under private registration. Who's promoting this event? Obviously they don't want you to know as it is nowhere to be found.

    2. It appears by the promo video that you must attend DePaul to get in.

    3. Chick Beer will be there
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  3. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (337) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois

    Chick beer...
  4. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (266) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Example of Bad Marketing: I heard about it for the first time Thursday.

  5. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    no full taplist published, and what i did see by announcements on their facebook page it was nothing special
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  6. ravot

    ravot Disciple (363) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    mishugga, what will you be wearing, so as to approach you.
  7. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (266) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Clown suit would be my guess.
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  8. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    I went to the one they had back in March and it wasn't anything special. GI had some BCBS but it was gone in like 5 minutes. It was really just all the breweries year round or flagship beers. Nothing really made this event special.
  9. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (149) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois

    Actually, I was planning on wearing my pink velour chick beer track suit. Should be pretty easy to spot me. I will also be attending with my newly delivered Russian mail order bride. Hope that helps.
  10. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Aspirant (201) Nov 21, 2010 Illinois

    In my personal filtering of deceiding what fests to attend, I categorize them this way.

    #1) Special releases or occasions by brewerys (ex: DL, Darkness, KBS, Bells All Stouts Day).
    #2) Brewers organization events (ex: IL and MI brewers guild fests like FOBAB and Yipsi Summer Fest).
    #3) Long stand craft beer events, many trace back to home brew clubs (Great Taste of Midwest in Madison).
    #4) Community groups have discovered craft beer, and I OK with these esp if it's in my neck of the woods.

    What's starting to creep in to the world of beer fests are "for profit" promoters...which I am far less interested in. I'd rather patronize my local bars who are hosting tap take-overs and other brewer or craft beer themed events.

    If I am not mistaken, the event at Union Station is a West Coast promoter.
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  11. toolbrew

    toolbrew Champion (882) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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    I will be going...but I got a free ticket. Otherwise I'm focusing on the Hoptacular
  12. Chrixsus

    Chrixsus Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Illinois


    I am searching for (2) tickets to the Chicago Beer Fest @ Union Station on Sat. Mar. 30th for either the 1 PM or 6 PM session.

    I have just returned from active duty with the Navy in the Middle East and would really like to enjoy this event with my brother.

    I will pay more than the ticket price if necessary. I will pay in cash. I will arrange pick-up of the tickets at a time and location most convenient for the seller.

    THANK YOU!!!

    p.s. Just reply to me on this site...thanks!!!
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