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Welles Park Craft Beer - Official Closing Event of Chicago Craft Beer Week

  • Welles Park 2333 W Sunnyside Ave Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)

Welles Park Craft Beer Fest (WPCBF) - Official Closing Event of CCBW
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and the Welles Park Advisory Council present: 1st Annual Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, the official closing craft beer festival of Chicago Craft Beer Week 2015.

On Saturday, May 23rd, the city's largest craft beer "party in the park" will be hosted within beautiful Welles Park. Located in the growing and prospering 47th Ward, Welles Park a 15-acre park is located in the heart of Lincoln Square at Lincoln and Montrose Avenues. The park is known as a gathering place for musicians and sports and fitness enthusiasts of all kinds. The park is also known for its green, wrought-iron, European-style gazebo on the west side of the park as a centerpiece for the Lincoln Square community. Festivities will commence with a VIP event beginning at 12:00pm, and General Admission running between 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

The Welles Park Craft Beer Fest (WPCBF) will offer a VIP hour to kick off the day, which includes $10 in food tickets provided by participating 47th Ward vendors, early access to all of the participating breweries (12:00pm), and VIP tents featuring specialty pours.

Our General Admission experience will include craft beer, hours of entertainment and food for purchase. The CCBW celebration of craft beer ends in the heart of Ravenswood/47th Ward, and we invite all neighborhoods to join us on May 23rd to experience beer and culinary creativity within the 47th Ward.

Designated drivers or non-beer drinkers CAN access the fest without a ticket. We reserve the right to remove anyone found sharing beer.

If still available, General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $65

Food vendors will be announced soon!


*All ticket sales are final--NO REFUNDS. Event will be held rain or shine!
*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to participate in this event.
*The entire event runs between Noon-5PM. VIP ticket holders get access from Noon - 5PM and General Admission from 1PM - 5PM.
*Non-beer drinking guests do not need a ticket to the fest. However, anyone found sharing beer will escorted from premises.

Additional Event Information:

TRANSPORTATION: We encourage attendees to drink responsibly and take public transportation. Although there is street parking, public transportation via the brown line is strongly encouraged. For directions using public transportation visit

FOOD: Food is sold separately. VIP ticket holders receive $10 in food tickets.

Participating Breweries

  • 350 Brewing Co.
  • 4 Hands Brewing Company
  • 5 Rabbit Cervecería
  • Alarmist Brewing
  • Ale Syndicate Brewers
  • All Rise Brewing
  • Andersonville Brewing
  • Aquanaut Brewing Company
  • Arcade Brewery
  • Argus Brewery
  • Around the Bend Beer Co.
  • Atlas Brewing Company
  • Baderbräu
  • Banging Gavel Brews
  • Begyle Brewing
  • Berghoff Brewery, Inc.
  • Blue Island Beer Company
  • Breakroom Brewery
  • Brickstone Brewery
  • Brooklyn Brewing
  • BuckleDown Brewery
  • Cademon Brewing Co
  • Crispin Cider
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • DESTIHL Brewery
  • DryHop Brewers
  • Empirical Brewery
  • Finch's Beer Company
  • Flesk Brewing
  • Floosmoor Station Brewing Co
  • Forbidden Root
  • Founders Brewery
  • Gino's Brewing Co
  • Goose Island
  • Hailstorm Brewing Co
  • Half Acre Beer Co.
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery
  • Hopvine Brewing Company
  • Horse Thief Hollow
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • JT Walker's Brewery
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lake Effect Brewing
  • Mad Mouse
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
  • middle brow
  • Mikerphone Brewing
  • Miskatonic Brewing Company
  • Miskatonic Brewing Company
  • Motor Row Brewing
  • Nevin's Brewing Company
  • Noon Whistle Brewing
  • One Trick Pony
  • Penrose Brewing Co.
  • Piece Brewery
  • Pig Minds Brewing
  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.
  • Pollyanna Brewing Company
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Rock Bottom - Warrenville
  • Rock Bottom Chicago
  • Rude Hippo Brewing
  • Schlafly
  • Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
  • Scratch Brewing Company
  • Sketchbook Brewing Co.
  • SlapShot
  • Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Spiteful Brewing
  • Sweetwater Brewery
  • Tallgrass Brewing Co
  • Tallgrass Brewing Co
  • Temperance Beer Co.
  • Ten Ninety Brewing Co
  • The Church Street Brewing Company
  • Tighthead Brewing Company
  • Tribes Beer Company
  • Two Brothers Brewing Company
  • Uncle John's Cider
  • Urban Legend Brewing Company
  • Werk Force Brewing Co.
  • Wild Onion Brewery
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