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Popular craft beer tasting event will feature over 30 local breweries at Wrigleyville’s Gallagher Way

Chicago (May 30, 2023) – Choose Chicago, in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, today announced the launch of the 2023 Chicago Friday Night Flights series with an opening event at Wrigleyville’s Gallagher Way on Friday, June 2. The popular summer craft beer tasting series, back for its seventh year, will kick off with over 30 breweries from neighborhoods across the city, a live DJ and food available from special guest food partner Big Star.

The June 2 event at Gallagher Way will include two sessions – the first session will be 5 – 7 p.m. and the second session will be 8 – 10 p.m. Tasting passes to attend either session can be purchased for $25 in advance and $30 at the door for 10 three-ounce beer samples.

“Chicago’s award-winning local craft breweries are essential part of our vibrant neighborhood experience, and there is no better way to explore the best of our breweries than through Chicago Friday Night Flights,” said Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. “We are excited to launch the seventh season of this amazing series and look forward to celebrating our craft breweries at Friday’s kickoff event.”

“Chicago’s craft breweries play a foundational role in building and sustaining robust economic activity in the neighborhoods and communities they call home,” said Ray Stout, executive director for the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. “During this period of ongoing recovery for our brewing community, events like Chicago Friday Night Flights are instrumental in helping our brewers reach new fans and increase brand recognition, both key to the continued growth and success of these small businesses.”

Participating breweries for the June 2 event include:

  • Adams Street Brewery
  • Begyle Brewing
  • Brewers Kitchen
  • Burning Bush Brewery
  • Casa Humilde Cerveceria
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • DryHop / Corridor / Crushed By Giants
  • Duneyrr Fermenta Winery and Brewery
  • Dutchbag Brew Co
  • ERIS Brewery and Cider House
  • Forbidden Root
  • Funkytown Brewery
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Great Central Brewing
  • Greenstar Brewery
  • Half Acre
  • Haymarket Beer Company
  • Howard Street Brewing
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Lake Effect Brewing
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillary
  • Moderne Dune Brewery
  • Odious Cellars
  • Old Irving Brewing Co.
  • On Tour Brewing Company
  • The Perch Kitchen and Tap
  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.
  • Ravinia Brewing
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Second City Meadery
  • Twisted Hippo
  • Whiner Beer Co

Advance tickets can be purchased at Additional Chicago Friday Night Flights events will be announced at a later date.


About Choose Chicago: Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor and meetings destination, leveraging the city’s unmatched assets to ensure the economic vitality of the city, its residents and our partner business community. Follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter and tag #ChicaGOandKNOW. For more information, visit

About the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild:
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development and expansion of the craft beer industry in Illinois. Founded in 1997, ICBG focuses its efforts on member and consumer education, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and the promotion of its member craft breweries. The organization is also the proud host of Illinois Craft Beer Week and the nationally recognized Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB). Learn more at and follow along on Facebook (Illinois Craft Brewers Guild), Twitter (@IllinoisBeer), and Instagram (@ILCraftBeer).