FAQ

Will Tickets Be Available At The Door?
It all depends on how many tickets are purchased ahead of time (and we anticipate selling out). So buy your tickets now.

I can no longer attend the fest, can I get a refund?
All ticket sales are final, and we don’t offer exchanges or refunds. Why don’t you find someone who would dig a giant craft beer fest and give your tickets to them out of the kindness of your heart?

Can I bring my kids?
Sorry, this party is for adults only. We’ll card at the door and will only admit those who are 21 and over, and can prove it with a valid form of government-issued identification.

Where can I purchase a designated driver ticket?
You can purchase a designated driver ticket on the day of ticket sales tent at the event. (Designated drivers MUST be 21+ to come into the fest)

Can I re-enter the fest?
No – There is no re-entry to the festival!

Can I bring my dog?
Unless your dog is THIS DOG, don’t bring it. Pets are not allowed at Chicago Ale Fest.

Can I smoke inside the fest?
You can only smoke in the designated smoking areas.

Can I bring outside food and drinks?
No. We think the food and drink we have inside the fest is pretty damn good. We’ll provide water for drinking and rinsing your glasses and we have a ton of tasty food options. We’ll make an exception for pretzel necklaces. We like those.

Will food be available?
Yes!

Will there be Chicago Beer Classic merchandise?
Yes, and you should totally get some, it’s awesome.

Why are there drink tickets?
Because there are laws, and we like to keep in compliance with them. It’s complicated, and you can read all about it HERE, but basically, just trust us — this is how it needs to be. VIP ticket holders will receive 60 drink tickets & General Admission ticket holders will receive 48 drink tickets when they arrive. Each drink ticket can be exchanged for a 2 oz sample and additional tickets will be available for $0.50.

Can I switch my session?
Unfortunately, the purchase of a ticket is subject to the session booked and these parameters cannot be changed once you’ve purchased your ticket.

Can I bring a backpack or a big purse?
Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12″x6″x12″.
Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5”x6.5” may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
Backpacks, fanny packs, and drawstring bags, whether clear or not, are prohibited.