Brews and Views Benefiting Clearbrook

Emily Leonard
Updated 6/19/2019 7:20 AM

There is no better way to enjoy a Chicago evening than with spectacular views, brews, and food!

On Friday, June 10, guests came out to the Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Tasting at Lakeshore Fitness in Lincoln Park. Attendees enjoyed beer tastings from 13 different Midwest breweries and ate their way through the taco bar while enjoying the views of the Chicago skyline from the rooftop of Lakeshore Fitness.


The Clearbrook Associate Board partnered with Lakeshore Fitness to create a tasting event where the beers never stopped flowing and the lines were nonexistent. John Fitzgerald, a director at Lakeshore Fitness, coordinated with the catering staff to get an all-star line-up of breweries, including Maplewood, 2 Towns CiderHouse, Ravinia Brewing Co., Begyle Brewing Co., Rogue, Schlafly The Saint Louis Brewery, Saugatuck Brewing Co., Uncle John's Hard Cider, Around The Bend Beer Co., Temperance Beer Co., Delirium, and Wild Tonic. Over 100 young professionals came out in support of Clearbrook. Not only did guests enjoy the beers and taco bar, but they also participated in the silent auction and raffles--all in support of Clearbrook.

Clearbrook would like to thank the staff at Lakeshore Fitness for their kind hospitality and devotion for creating such an incredible event and the Clearbrook Associate Board's Brews & Views Event Committee for all their hard work in making this event so successful. Finally, a special thank you goes out to the event chair, Kevin Riley, for connecting Clearbrook with Lakeshore Fitness.

For more information about this event, please contact Emily Leonard at 847.385.5008 or


What started in 1955 as a parent's response to the unmet educational requirements of their children with special needs, Clearbrook is now a leader in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Clearbrook is committed to creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for people with disabilities. Each year, we serve over 8,000 children and adults--as well as their families-- in over 160 communities throughout northern Illinois. Clearbrook provides personalized children's, adult day, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 50 locations throughout the Chicago area and is the largest provider of home-based services in the state of Illinois. Employing more than 900 people, we're proud to report that 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into programs and services. For more information, please visit

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