Ravenswood on Tap, the neighborhood’s annual craft beer festival, returns this summer on Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23. Back for its fourth year, the two-day festival spotlights beer & spirits from local breweries along Malt Row, along with food, retailers, artists, live music and entertainment.
The festival is located in the heart of “Malt Row” (Ravenswood Avenue between Berteau & Belle Plaine). Participating breweries and distilleries this year will include Band of Bohemia, Begyle Brewing Co., Dovetail Brewery, Empirical Brewery, Half Acre Beer Company, KOVAL Distillery, Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., Spiteful Brewing, Urban Renewal Brewery, and more. Event attendees can also be prepared for a special guest brewery popping up both days.
“Ravenswood on Tap is a neighborhood favorite because all of the businesses from breweries to retail shops come out in support of each other for a really fun weekend,” says Gene Wagendorf III, Associate Director of the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. “Festival goers will have some of the best food Chicago has to offer while sipping quality spirits and beer and listening to local bands. It’s the perfect kick-off to summer!”
Neighborhood restaurants and food trucks will be serving up a variety of different fare options along with handmade goods from local retailers and artisans. The musical line-up includes White Mystery, Brbra Bush, Bev Rage and the Drinks, Pixel Grip, Zigtebra, Chai Tulani, Natalie Grace Alford and more. Try your hand at ax-throwing as well. More details regarding featured restaurants and food trucks, activities, and additions to the music line-up will be available soon.
Ravenswood on Tap kicks off Saturday, June 22 from 12pm - 10pm and continues Sunday, June 23 from 12pm - 6pm. A $5 donation is suggested at the door and supports the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Ravenswood Community Council, and other local non-profit organizations. Drink tickets are $7 each and cash only.