Come to the Morton Arboretum’s Craft Beer Festival June 23 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Morton Arboretum Craft Beer Festival brings together two of this writer’s favorite things: Beer and Nature—or Nature and beer! Toast to the trees with our fifth-annual Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Sip on local favorites and explore new beers from more than 45 breweries while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of The Morton Arboretum. Bring a chair or lie down on a blanket to soak in the summer sun while listening to live music from Euphoria. Guest restaurants and Arboretum concessions will be available on-site for purchase. This event is rain or shine; please come prepared.
Sampling of Brewers: 2 Fools Cider, 3 Sheeps, Alter Brewing Co., B. Nektar Meadery, Bells Brewery, Black Horizon Brewery, Boulevard Brewing Co., Brickston Brewery, Church Street Brewing Co., Elmhurst Brewing Co., Founders, Goose Island Beer Co., Half Acre Beer Co.,
Hopvine Brewing Co., Kinslahger, Lagunitas Brewing Co. and many more!
The Morton Arboretum is located at 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle. Designated Driver Tickets: $15.00 per person. For tickets, go online to https://registeronline.mortonarb.org/SpecialEvents/CraftBeerFestivalatTheMortonArboretum/tabid/1781/ctl/SearchResult/mid/2181/TourTypeId/0/ViewAllDate/0/Default.aspx?StartDate=4 and follow the prompts. Designated Drivers ticket holders receive: Complimentary water and soda.
Enjoy Beer Floats: New this year! Cool down with a scoop of ice cream topped with a sample of beer! Cask Beers: What is a Cask? – Unfiltered beer that is transferred into casks, carbonated, sealed and then undergoes a slight final fermentation in the cask. The result is a beer that has a much gentler level of carbonation, a rounder mouthfeel, and since it is unfiltered, usually shows a slightly more complex flavor and aromatic profile.
Cask beers will be provided by: Hopvine Brewing Co. Pollyanna Brewing Co. Sound Growler Brewing Co.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to Morton Arboretum Craft Beer Festival, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.