Local charities to benefit from beer fest

July 30, 2013 by  

The Highwood Craft Beer Festival is taking place next month, and will be raising money for local charities, including the Puppy Mill Project.

The festival is a joint presentation of the Highwood Chamber of Commerce and Celebrate Highwood. It will give the public the opportunity to sample a variety of up to 70 beers from 35 local and national breweries, and will be a chance for those breweries to attract new customers.

Guests will also be treated to samples of food, non-alcoholic drinks, and entertainment from local musicians, who will include the Pat Similie Duo and Los Perros Cubanos. Attendees will receive a wristband for admission, a brewers’ list card, a sampling glass, a limited number of drink tickets, and a bag of pretzels. VIP guests will be admitted one hour earlier.

Beer tasters and breweries will likely come from all over the area, including nearby Wheeling. Those running the festival have no doubt been investing in services from local printing companies to advertise throughout the area. This might include products such as flyers that can be widely distributed for a minimum of cost.

The Highwood Craft Beer Festival will take place at Highwood Evert Park in Deerfield on August 17 from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm. General admission tickets are $35, VIP tickets are $50, and designated driver tickets are $15; admission is restricted to those aged 21 and over. To find out more about the festival, or to volunteer, call 312-587-3474.