Lest the city slow its craft beer consumption in between Chicago Craft Beer Week in May and the plethora of fall beer events, a new one-day beer fest rolls into town this month.
Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend, touring beer festival organized by California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., will make its Midwest stop at Chicago's Navy Pier on July 27.
Chicago's inaugural Beer Camp will be the fourth of seven national stops and boasts a lineup of 105 breweries from across the country, with a focus on those from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Participants include 4 Hands, Boulevard, Cigar City, Founders, New Glarus and Russian River, as well as Chicagoland craft brewers. Each will tap two beers for the event.
In addition to those beers, expect snacks for purchase from food trucks, live music from March Fourth Marching Band and a chance to try the dozen beers brewed exclusively for the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America variety pack.
Tickets are $65, which includes a commemorative glass and a to-be-determined number of samples, and are available at SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp
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