Explore the Event

We love Chicago; the sports teams, the skyline, the food, and…without question…the beer. Chicago Beer Classic is the city’s can’t-miss summer kickoff!

Chicago Beer Classic Tailgate

New in 2017, Chicago Beer Classic adds the Chicago Beer Classic Tailgate. Before or after your designated session time, spend time at Soldier Field’s Gate 0 to grab a snack from the variety of food trucks and check out brewer merchandise.

Meet Master Brewers

While sampling from hundreds of beers and one hundred breweries, speak directly with the brewers who make it all happen. Learn about the beer, their brewing process, and more. 

Vote for Most Valuable Brew

A Chicago Beer Classic staple! Each year, festival attendees vote on their favorite beer at the event. Choosing the winner may be the most difficult part of the day.

Learn About Beer

No expertise required to enjoy beer on the grass of Soldier Field. Acquire new beer knowledge throughout the day by taking part in beer trivia on the Jumbotron, speaking with brewers, and walking away with details on the beers available at the festival.

Build a Pretzel Necklace

All good beer events need snacks. Build a custom pretzel necklace at the festival and enjoy salty goodness while sampling beers. Or, enter the pretzel necklace contest and show your creativity with a necklace made at home. 

Take a Stadium Tour (VIP Only)

VIP ticket holders receive many extra amenities, including a tour of Soldier Field! See the visitor’s locker room, and learn about the history of Chicago’s iconic stadium. 

Feel Like Part of the Team

Enter onto the grass of Soldier Field through the tunnel, and feel like part of the team! Walk through the Chicago Beer Classic archway on your way to taste dozens of beer samples and spend a Saturday unlike any other. 

Discover Games & Activities

Try your hand at Hammerslaggen, compete in bocce, and visit the variety of sponsor booths in the concourse. Come for the beer, but enjoy all that the festival has to offer!

Delicious Food

Soldier Field stadium favorites will be available at various concession stands during the event. Visit the mezzanine level to grab a hot dog or peanuts to accompany all the beer. 


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