Chicago Beer Festival

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by AlexBananas, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. AlexBananas

    AlexBananas Sep 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Anyone going or know if its worth going?
     
  2. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    everything i've read about this festival says no unless you are looking to drink 1-2 year rounds from each attending brewery. there'd probably be a lot more chatter about it if it was actually worth it.
     
  3. AlexBananas

    AlexBananas Sep 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

  4. baker2gs

    baker2gs Apr 19, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I went to the very first one, it was OK. Goose Island was pouring BCS which got cleaned out minutes after the gate opened. Pipeworks was there but not many people knew about them at the time so we just shot the shit with them and drank their delicious beers since there was no line. It was fun, but nothing exceptional.
     
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