The second annual Naperville Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., and will showcase over 200 unique beers and ciders. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Naperville’s favorite restaurants. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer. A portion of the proceeds from the Naperville Ale Fest will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.
The Naperville Ale Fest will feature local favorites such as Solemn Oath and Two Brothers. Chicagoland brewers, such as Ale Syndicate, Finch's, Goose Island, and Half Acre will also be in attendance alongside other craft breweries from across the country. Several craft cider companies, such as Angry Orchard, Crispin, and Virtue Cider will also be present. Click here to view the list of all participating breweries.
Food vendors will also be in attendance with food for purchase. Click here to view a list of participating eateries.
Dirty Ernie will be playing sets of classic and contemporary rock, including tunes by Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles, to current hits from Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz, and Train.
General Admission Tickets are priced at $45 each, and include entrance to the Naperville Ale Fest, a commemorative festival sampling glass, access to samples of over 200 craft beers, and a program guide. Each festival participant will receive 15 drink tickets. Each drink ticket can be exchanged for a 3oz sample, and additional tickets are available for purchase at $0.50 per ticket. Additional samples are limited to 10 tickets. A Designated Driver Ticket can be purchased for $15, and includes complimentary soda and water. Please note that Designated Drivers are not permitted to sample any beer. Click here to view ticket options and to purchase.