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The program returns with more participating breweries and an expanded window of time for patrons to earn rewards toward fun Chicago prizes

Chicago, IL (May 1, 2024) — Choose Chicago today announced the re-launch of the Chicago Brew Pass in partnership with The Choir of Man, a program designed to promote exploration of Chicago’s award-winning craft brewery scene. Through the Brew Pass, locals and visitors can check in at breweries across the city and earn points that can be redeemed for limited-edition prizes. The upcoming season of the Brew Pass introduces several enhancements to its digital platform while maintaining its user-friendly interface. A total of 31 breweries are participating this year, with other notable updates including the extended timeline (from six months to eight months) and new prizes.

“We’re thrilled to re-launch the Chicago Brew Pass in an expanded format with an engaging, gamified platform for exploring our award-winning craft beer scene and earning fun prizes,” said Rich Gamble, Interim President and CEO at Choose Chicago. “This program not only supports our local businesses but also enhances the cultural experience of Chicago, reinforcing our city’s status as a must-visit destination for craft beer enthusiasts.”

“As both a local brewery owner and community member, I’m excited to see the growth of the Chicago Brew Pass,” said Kevin Cary of Begyle Brewing in Ravenswood. “This program helps drive new customers to our business, as well as other great breweries and neighborhoods across Chicago. It’s a win-win for both the breweries involved and for beer lovers seeking to discover new and unique experiences.”

“The Choir of Man producers, cast and crew are thrilled to support Choose Chicago’s Brew Pass, said Nic Doodson, The Choir of Man Director and Co-Producer. “Since our show is set in ‘the best pub in the world,’ craft beer enthusiasts will feel right at home in our audience. It’s a great fit! We can’t wait to welcome Brew Pass holders to the Apollo Theater for a pint and good times this summer.”

Additionally, in collaboration with local vendor Rags of Honor, branded shirts, pints glasses, and bottle openers will be available prize offerings. A grand prize Chicago Weekend Getaway sweepstakes will return as an added incentive to engage with the pass and will include:

  • A two-night hotel stay for two in downtown Chicago
  • $100 restaurant gift card
  • Additional unique Chicago experiences!

Prizes will remain available while supplies last.

Individuals must be 21 or over to participate. Interested participants can sign up at to begin earning rewards — no downloads or mobile apps are required. Once you sign up, you will receive a mobile passport via text, which can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy access. When visiting a participating brewery, simply check in via the digital pass to collect points. Participating breweries with non-alcoholic options will be filtered in the Brew Pass interface and highlighted on the landing page. The more you explore, the more points you earn!

Participating breweries and taprooms include:

  • Begyle Brewing
  • Burning Bush Brewery
  • Casa Humilde Cerveceria
  • Corridor Brewery & Provisions
  • Crushed By Giants Brewing Company
  • Cultivate
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • DryHop Brewers
  • Duneyrr Fermenta Winery and Brewery
  • ERIS Brewery and Cider House
  • Forbidden Root
  • Goose Island Beer Company – Fulton Market
  • Greenstar Brewery at Uncommon Ground
  • Guinness Open Gate Brewery
  • Half Acre Brewing Co.
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery
  • Hopewell Brewing
  • Illuminated Brew Works, LLC
  • Industry Ales
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
  • Midwest Coast Brewing Company
  • Moody Tongue Brewing Company
  • Old Irving Brewing Co.
  • Pilot Project Brewing
  • Printer’s Row Brewing
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Second City Meadery
  • Spiteful Brewing
  • The Perch Kitchen and Tap
  • Turner Haus Brewery
  • Twisted Hippo


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 X/Twitter and tag #ChicaGOandKNOW. For more information, visit