About The FEst


June 1st 2019
Butler Field

Early Entry: 2PM
General Admission: 3PM

The 2019 Chicago Ale Fest - Summer Edition will take place over at Butler Field in Grant Park. The fest will feature over 200 craft beers, live music, games, and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks.


For the first time, the Chicago Ale Fest will host a pretzel necklace contest! In the past we’ve seen people build elaborate edible necklaces, and we think it’s about time you got credit for your creativity!