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Chicago Friday Night Flights

Chicago Friday Night Flights is back with a dynamic lineup of summer tastings, highlighting the city’s status as an epicenter of the craft beer movement (we’re home to over 65 neighborhood breweries and counting).

The 2018 lineup invites you to exciting venues located in some of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Best of all, the second annual Chicago Friday Night Flights will feature more breweries per event, come rain or shine. A tasting pass will allow you to sample 10 3oz pours for $15 pre-purchase or $20 at the door (cash and credit cards accepted). Rounding out these events are lots of great food (for purchase) and live music.

Chicago Friday Night Flights is produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Choose Chicago.

Opening & Closing Events

6-9pm
Friday, June 15

Chicago Friday Night Flights Kickoff

Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark Street

Season two of Chicago Friday Night Flights kicks off with over 25 Chicago breweries at Gallagher Way. Serving as Lakeview's town square, Gallagher Way offers a beautiful open-air gathering place next to historic Wrigley Field. Neighborhood favorites Smoke Daddy and Big Star, part of recently opened Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way, will offer their signature BBQ and tacos to pair with a variety of craft beers drawn from neighborhoods across the city.

Sampling Passes $15

Participating Breweries

*Open to the public and free to attend.

6-9pm
Friday, September 14

Chicago Riverwalk

Water Plaza & Jetty coves (Clark St – Franklin St)

We’ll be wrapping up season two of Chicago Friday Night Flights on the Chicago Riverwalk. This scenic, award-winning promenade and urban recreation waterfront park will host over 15 award-winning breweries from across the city – all against the backdrop of Chicago’s iconic skyline and the Chicago River’s calm waters. Check back for participating breweries.

Sampling Passes $15

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Neighborhood Events

Event
FRIJune 29
6–9pm

Milwaukee Avenue Corridor

2521 N Kedzie Boulevard

Milwaukee Avenue traverses the historic northwest neighborhoods of West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Avondale and Portage Park. These hip, creative neighborhoods are producing some of the best beer in the country. Held in the heart of Logan Square, this event will highlight the beer creations of Aleman Brewing, Lake Effects Brewery, Pipeworks, Revolution Brewing, Hopewell Brewing, Piece Brewery, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Off Color Brewing, Forbidden Root Brewery and Metropolitan Brewing.

Sampling Passes $15

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Event
FRIJuly 20

FRIAugust 24
6–9pm

31st Street Beach

Pier 31 @ 31st Street Beach

This event was rescheduled to Friday, August 24 due to prior weather concerns. View rescheduled event information.

Chicago Friday Night Flights is partnering with Pier 31 to bring the party to the beach! Breweries from the South Loop, Bronzeville, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Pullman and Beverly will pour their best creations, while Pier 31 provides the food and music. Participating breweries include Open Outcry Brewing, Whiner Beer Company, Horse Thief Hollow, Vice District Brewing, Marz Community Brewing, Lagunitas, Motor Row Brewing, Lo Rez Brewing, Alulu Brewery, Argus Brewery and Baderbrau.

Sampling Passes $15

Rescheduled Event Passes

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Event
FRIAugust 3
6–9pm

Ravenswood Corridor

4700 N Ravenswood

Recently dubbed Malt Row, the Ravenswood Corridor features six-plus craft breweries within easy walking distance of each other. They will be joined by fellow breweries in Andersonville, Lincoln Park and Lakeview, while America’s only Michelin-starred brewpub, Band of Bohemia, will provide some culinary temptations. Participating breweries include Begyle Brewing, Half Acre Beer Company, Dovetail Brewery, Band of Bohemia, Old Irving Brewing, Alarmist Brewing, DryHop Brewers, Corridor Brewery, Burnt City Brewing, Andersonville Brewing, Greenstar Brewery, Empirical Brewery, Spiteful Brewing and Ravinia Brewing.

Sampling Passes $15

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Event
FRIAugust 17
6–9pm

West Loop & Loop

1102 W Kinzie Street

Everyone should be experiencing the exceptional beer being produced in the West Loop and Loop, and Chicago Friday Night Flights will show you exactly why. Two of the featured breweries — Gino’s East and Eataly’s Birreria — may come as a surprise, since they’re predominantly known for their culinary talents. Other participating breweries include Goose Island Beer Company, Great Central Brewing, Finch Beer Company, Haymarket Brewery, Rock Bottom Brewery, On Tour Brewing, Illuminated Brew Works, Cruz Blanca Cerveceria and All Rise Brewing Company.

Sampling Passes $15

*Open to the public and free to attend.

IN THE NEWS

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CHICAGO (WLS) -- This week, a summer-long series highlighting Chicago's thriving craft beer scene is back for its second season.

Chicago Friday Night Flights will have more than 25 Chicago breweries out at Gallagher Way on Clark Street, close to Wrigley Field.

Choose Chicago Cultural Affairs Director Jason Lesniewicz and Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Danielle D'Alessandro joined ABC7 News at 11 to talk about what the event is all about.

Brian Taylor of Whiner Beer Co. in Back of the Yards, Jason Klein of Spiteful Brewing in Bowmanville and Adam Smith of Maplewood Brewery and Distillery in Logan Square will be featured this year.

- ABC 7 Chicago

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