The 2019 Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition) will take place on Saturday, February 2, at Lacuna Artist Lofts in the Pilsen neighborhood. This festival will feature more than 100 American Craft Beers – with a strong focus on winter seasonals, live music, and some of Chicago's food trucks. Since most beer fests happen during the summer months, it is rare to get a chance to try this many stouts, porters, barrel aged beers, winter warmers and giant double IPAs all in one place. In addition, the “Hidden Gems Booth” features mystery bottles from each brewery’s personal cellar and guests will get an opportunity to try a ton of impossible to get beers. The Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition will have two sessions, one in the afternoon starting at 11 a.m., and one in the evening starting at 5 p.m.
+ Infusion Tent – Four beers poured through infusion machines filled with fresh fruit, chocolate, coffee and more to create one-time-only beers.
+ Beer Bike – A “Paletas-Style” cart will roam the fest grounds delivering beer samples
+ Food Trucks – Five of Chicago’s best food trucks will be in attendance
+ Live DJ – Dance party!