logoEnjoy Oswego’s craft beer festival along the Fox River this September! Craft beer enthusiasts are welcome to sample those beers from the Midwest area. The festival will feature breweries who have earned top reputations in the Chicagoland area as well as emerging breweries whose stellar kegs are ready to pave a new trail. Those invited breweries will have staff at the festival to answer questions about their selections. Guests can also enjoy live music in the shady park of Hudson Crossing in downtown Oswego Brew at The Bridge will also feature food which serves as the perfect compliment to a cold craft beer on a sunny afternoon.

Start: September 20, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Hudson Crossing Park
65 N. Harrison, Oswego, IL, United States




- The inaugural Chicago Ale Fest scheduled to take place this weekend in Grant Park is postponed until next summer. Festival organizers made the decision Monday morning, Sept. 15 and cite impending bad weather and financial concerns as reasons for calling off the event. Anyone who has purchased a ticket is entitled to a full refund.


Start: September 19, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
Venue: Grant Park
Chicago, IL, United States


Join Virtue Cider at the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Now in its 9th year, the festival will feature unlimited sampling of more than 250 craft beers, ciders, and sodas from nearly 100 makers on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. All paid attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass. Food served by local restaurants will be available for purchase. The festival also features live music including performances by the world renowned Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Start: September 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Racine Zoological Gardens
200 Goold Street, Racine, WI, 53402, United States
Cost: $49 General / $89 VIP

The Chicago Beer Festival returns to Union Station, featuring dozens of domestic and international breweries, sampling their fall seasonal beers. The fall beer festival will have two sessions, 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm.

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Start: September 13, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Chicago Union Station
South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60606, United States
Cost: $40



The annual Craft Beer and Classic Boat show that features the best of Michigan’s Craft Beer and Classic Boats as well as new boats. Taste your way through over 100 beers from 30 Michigan Breweries, an assortment of Classic Century Boats, as well as new boats to get you out on the water while listening to great local music.Do


Start: September 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: September 13, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Downtown Manistee, MI
Manistee, MI, United States


Not your average craft beer festival, Lions, Tigers and Brews takes you on a walk on the wild side… literally. You’ll simultaneously bring out your inner kid, all while sipping on your favorite adult beverage-Virtue Cider, or choose from dozens of craft beers! (more…)

Start: September 12, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 12, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Cost: $49 General / $89 VIP




6:30 – 7:30          VIP Reception

Hors d’oeuvres, vintage craft cocktails by mixologists from , a selection of chocolates from , silent auction, and gallery tours led by Snow City Arts Artists-in-Residence.

7:30 – 9:30          Gallery Opening

Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction, and an experiential gallery featuring a sound room, conversation wall, mini-movies, and more!

Silent Auction facilitated by AuctionsByCellular. Bid privately and conveniently from your phone before and during the event! Packages to include Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia, vacations, unique experiences, and much more! Bidding will open on select items on August 1. Check back for updates!

Start: September 12, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 12, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th St, Chicago, IL, United States


Come out and “Cure What Ales Ya!” Festiv-Ale brings together enthusiasts to sample handcrafted, high-end beverages from the Midwest’s finest brewers and cider makers. The event also features a silent auction, bucket raffle, a Tower of Beer raffle (three chances to win over 30 cases of beer including Virtue Cider), and live music! Proceeds to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Start: September 12, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 12, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Carmichael's
1052 West Monroe, Chicago, IL, 60607, United States
Cost: $65 General / $100 VIP


Fall means a few things to Michiganders: late-season baseball at its best, beerfests, and…cider! Enjoy a day at the home of the Lansing Lugnuts, plus fantastic ballpark fare and some of Michigan’s finest brewers and cider makers.

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Start: September 12, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 12, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Cooley Law School Stadium
505 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48912, United States
Cost: $30 Advance / $40 VIP


Join Virtue Cider as we support this craft-beer-and-cider-tastic fundraiser for Chicago’s Peirce Elementary School. Sample 60 kegs of rare and 1-off ciders and beers as well as diverse food from all over the world, plus take part in a fantastic auctions for bikes, brewery tours, and more. All you can eat and all you care to drink at one of the world’s best beer bars!

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Start: September 7, 2014 12:00 pm
End: September 7, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Hopleaf
5148 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Cost: $45 advance / $55 door