Chicago Beer Classic

Chicago Beer Classic

Chicago Beer Classic

With 19 breweries in a 5 mile radius, Chicago is one of the United States’ top cities for craft beer lovers. If you want to experience the exciting beer scene of the Windy City, the Chicago Beer Classic is a great place to start!

A Unique Beer Tasting Experience

The Chicago Beer Classic is an outdoor beer tasting hosted at historic Soldier Field. This year’s event takes place on May 5th and will feature over 64 breweries, a pretzel necklace building station and a host of other activities. Games like Bocce and Hammer-Schlagen will keep guests entertained between tastings, and additional food concession stands are also available in case your pretzel necklace isn’t filling enough! The tasting is especially great for Chicago sports fans as stadium tours featuring the visitor’s locker room and Skyline Suite will also be available for purchase.

At the end of the day, the best part of the Chicago Beer Classic is that it helps support a great cause. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the event’s official charity partner, and festival goers have the opportunity to donate upon purchasing their ticket!

Participating Breweries

A wide variety of breweries will be offering samples at the Chicago Beer Classic. There’s a brewery for everyone, from national favorites like Samuel Adams and Angry Orchard to lesser known local gems like Illuminated Brew Works and Hopothesis Beer Company ! A full list of attending breweries is available online.

Ticket Options

There are two main ticket options for the event, General Admission and VIP. General Admission is $55 and includes 48-2 ounce samples as well as a souvenir tasting cup. The VIP ticket costs $85 and includes an additional 12 samples, VIP seating, early access to the event and a few other perks. Designated driver tickets are also available for $25. Purchase your tickets online today!

Join the Conversation

For even more event information you can follow the event on social media. The Chicago Beer Classic is @ChiBeerClassic on Twitter and @chicagobeerclassic on Instagram and Facebook.

When visiting Chicago for the tasting consider staying at City Suites Hotel. Beer connoisseurs are sure to appreciate the sleek, retro style of this Art-Deco boutique style property!



Chicago Beer Classic

Where: Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago IL 60605

When: May 5th 11:30am – 7:30pm

Admission: Designated Driver $25 | General Admission $55 | VIP $85



City Suites Hotel   

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.