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7th Annual Festiv-ale

September 16 2013 - 12:00 PM


Calling all craft beer enthusiasts! On Friday, September 20th the  Chicago Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  will present the 7th Annual Festiv-Ale craft beer tasting charity event at Carmichael’s Steakhouse. The event allows guests to sample handcrafted beers from 25 breweries, including some from right here in Chicago. Local participating breweries include DryHop, Ale Syndicate, Haymarket, Begyle, and Solemn Oath.

Attendees will sample  perfectly-paired food from nine local restaurants,  including Three Aces, Frontier, and FountainheadThroughout the night, guests have the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes including home brew kits and private brewery tours, as well as hotel and restaurant packages.

The event’s  admission is limited to 750 tickets ($65 each) , including 200 VIP tickets ($100), which usually sell out in advance. VIP ticket holders gain entry into the festival an hour early, can sample VIP-only beers and food, and receive a gift bag with special beer and beer-related items.

For more information about Festiv-ale and to purchase tickets (before they sell out!), please visit

Photo Credit: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation