Craft Beers at the Zoo
Jun
16
Jun 18

Craft Beers at the Zoo

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

Two days to go wild, craft beer lovers! Don't miss Lincoln Park Zoo’s third annual craft beer festival, Craft Brews! Savor a selection of 75-plus specialty brews produced by more than 35 local and regional breweries at this one-of-a-kind event. Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens during this after-hours experience just for adults. Plus, enjoy food for purchase, DJ entertainment, lawn games and views of the zoo’s amazing animals!

Craft Brews is expected to sell out early, so purchase your tasting pass today. (A limited number of VIP tickets will also be sold. VIP tickets include exclusive beer tastings, snacks and access to a private lounge and restrooms.)

6–10:30 p.m.
For participants ages 21 and older
General Admission Tickets: $49
VIP Tickets: $79 (limited quantities)
Designated Driver Tickets: $20

What Everyone Receives:
20 different 3-ounce samples of more than 75 brews
Souvenir tasting glass
DJs playing in various areas throughout the zoo
Food available for purchase

VIP Admission Extras Featuring Band of Bohemia:
VIP area at Café at Wild Things rooftop deck!
Exclusive Band of Bohemia brew samples and complimentary culinary brewhouse paired snacks.

Jun
10
Jun 11

Printers Row Lit Fest

The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (South Dearborn Street from Harrison to Polk, Harold Washington Library Center and Jones College Prep High School), attracting more than 100 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the written word and its support of literacy and literary endeavor, the Chicago Tribune purchased the Printers Row Book Fair in 2002 from the Near South Planning Board. Recently renamed to be the Printers Row Lit Fest, it is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest-drawing more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase.

Jared Rouben of Moody Tongue, Michael Carroll of Band of Bohemia and Randy Mosher, author of "Tasting Beer" and partner in 5 Rabbit and Forbidden Root, talk about the intersection of beer and food, with Tribune beer and travel writer Josh Noel.