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Chicago, IL

America’s largest craft beer festival is coming to Chicago! This summer, Beer Camp on Tour will take place at Navy Pier in the stunning Aon Grand Ballroom with hundreds of craft beers, the city’s best food trucks, live music and good times. Every craft brewer in the nation is invited and you are, too!

The Midwest was the nexus of the beer industry for a century, but today’s craft brewers are shifting the focus from industrial to artisan with some of the most exciting beers in the nation.

Join us in Chicago to celebrate the craft beer community and the importance of collaboration nationally and internationally!

Tickets

Each Ticket Includes
  • Hundreds of beers to try (brewer list below)
  • All tastings included
  • Commemorative taster
  • Live music

Brewers Pouring

Come and raise a glass with some of the best and brightest brewers in American craft beer. Check back often; the list will keep growing!

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Festival Details

Venue Info

Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza – Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza features beautiful views of the iconic Chicago city skyline and Lake Michigan.

Getting There

Public Transportation

RTA and Metra

Metra commuter rail is a convenient travel alternative. Take Metra and then transfer to CTA buses to come directly to Navy Pier. Use CTA bus #124 from Union/Ogilvie Stations and Millennium Station and CTA bus #29 from LaSalle Street Station and Millennium Station. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) serves the Chicagoland region and provides a variety of different routes directly to Navy Pier. Please use “Entrance 2” for access to the Grand Ballroom and East End Ballroom.

CTA

The CTA provides five bus lines serving Navy Pier daily. These are #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #124 Navy Pier (serving Metra lines from Millennium Station, Ogilvie and Union Stations) and #2 Hyde Park Express (during weekday morning and evening rush hours only). All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. Please use “Entrance 2” for access to the Grand Ballroom and East End Ballroom.

Taxi

Here are a few we found:

  • Yellow Cab 312-585-7271
  • American United Taxi 773-248-7600
  • Sun Taxi Association 773-736-3399

Please use “Entrance 2” for access to the Grand Ballroom and East End Ballroom.

Bike Valet

There will be a Bike Valet area clearly designated near the entrance to the festival. Please bring a lock to secure your bike. Bikes may NOT be left over night, so please plan accordingly and do not drink and bike.

At The Festival

MUSIC

J-Livi & The Party 3pm-4:30pm

J-Livi and the Party is a Pep Band on steroids: our goal is to make every performance a party atmosphere while maintaining the highest level of musicianship. Our band can PARTY, and we’re the loudest and baddest band in town! We can’t wait to play for (and party with) you!

Tropidelic 5pm-6:30pm

Tropidelic formed along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in murky, Kent, Ohio. Fusing energetic funk, hip-hop and reggae, the group built a following distributing over 10,000 free copies of their self-produced first EP, “Rebirth of The Dope” on campuses and street corners throughout the Great Lakes.

FOOD

25 Degrees

Not your ordinary burger.

Cemitas Puebla

When thinking of a sandwich, or what makes a good sandwich, the type and quality of the bread are of indisputable importance. In the case of Cemitas Puebla, a family owned restaurant specializing in traditional Poblano foods, the distinctive sesame covered rolls are baked on site each day, using a recipe that can be traced back to Tony Anteliz’s family in Puebla, Mexico.

We’re working with some of the best local food trucks to provide delicious meal and snack options. Check back for updates!

FAQ
Where is the Beer Camp on Tour Chicago festival?

We’ll be at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

We’ll be at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

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Who will be serving their beer at this festival?

Check out the brewers page or downtown the festival app on iOS or Android. Start building your “must try” lists of breweries and beers, and stay up-to-date on festival happenings.

Check out the brewers page or downtown the festival app on iOS or Android. Start building your “must try” lists of breweries and beers, and stay up-to-date on festival happenings.

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Where can I buy tickets?

All ticket sales are onsite at: beercampchicago2017.eventbrite.com

All ticket sales are onsite at: beercampchicago2017.eventbrite.com

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Can I serve my beer at this festival?

Yes! Hop over to the brewer information page to find out more. For more information, email BeerCampInfo@sierranevada.com.

Yes! Hop over to the brewer information page to find out more. For more information, email BeerCampInfo@sierranevada.com.

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What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes festival admission, a custom tasting glass, 30 beer tickets, live music, and a great time.

Your ticket includes festival admission, a custom tasting glass, 30 beer tickets, live music, and a great time.

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Questions about tickets?

Visit our festivals FAQ page to see more or visit the Eventbrite FAQ page.

Visit our festivals FAQ page to see more or visit the Eventbrite FAQ page.

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What should I bring with me?

First, bring your ticket (printed or electronic) and a valid photo ID to gain admission into the event. Next, you’ll want to have some cash handy to grab food or purchase gear. Finally, bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated!

First, bring your ticket (printed or electronic) and a valid photo ID to gain admission into the event. Next, you’ll want to have some cash handy to grab food or purchase gear. Finally, bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated!

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What will there be to eat?

We’ll be working with vendors—primarily food trucks—to ensure there’s a great spread of local food to complement the beer lineup. Food is not included in the festival ticket price, so we encourage you to have cash on-hand so you don’t go hungry.

We’ll be working with vendors—primarily food trucks—to ensure there’s a great spread of local food to complement the beer lineup. Food is not included in the festival ticket price, so we encourage you to have cash on-hand so you don’t go hungry.

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How do I get to the festival site?

Check out the “Getting There” above for more details.

Check out the “Getting There” above for more details.

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Where should I park?

Navy Pier has easy and convenient parking with two-onsite garages, West Garage and East Garage connected to the Pier. For more information about parking at Navy Pier – Visit here.

Navy Pier has easy and convenient parking with two-onsite garages, West Garage and East Garage connected to the Pier. For more information about parking at Navy Pier – Visit here.

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Where is the Lost & Found?

The Lost & Found is located at the Festival Entrance. Once the venue has closed please contact beercampinfo@sierranevada.com and we will do our very best to reconnect you with your lost belongings.

The Lost & Found is located at the Festival Entrance. Once the venue has closed please contact beercampinfo@sierranevada.com and we will do our very best to reconnect you with your lost belongings.

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Nonprofit Partner

Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to promoting the development and expansion of the craft beer industry in Illinois. Learn more at http://www.illinoisbeer.com.