Naperville Ale Fest returns Aug. 28 with Summer Edition

  • The Naperville Ale Fest-Summer Edition returns to Naper Settlement on Saturday, Aug. 28, featuring more than 100 craft brews.

    The Naperville Ale Fest-Summer Edition returns to Naper Settlement on Saturday, Aug. 28, featuring more than 100 craft brews. Daily Herald file photo

Posted8/25/2021 12:26 PM

The eighth annual Naperville Ale Fest -- Summer Edition will take place on Saturday, Aug. 28. It will feature over 100 unique craft beers, and food from some of the area's favorite food trucks. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer.

The fest features live music, games and activities, specialty tents, food trucks, and over 100 craft beers.


Early-entry tickets for noon are $75 or $65 for general admission starting at 1 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Tickets sell out quickly and a limited tickets may be available at the gate. The event is for age 21 or older only. This is a rain or shine event so dress appropriately for the weather. You can purchase a designated driver ticket at the day of ticket sales tent at the event. Designated drivers must be 21 or older to come into the fest.

Some of Chicago's favorite food trucks will be in attendance.

For the Naperville Ale Fest -- Summer Edition, parking will be available at the Naperville Central High School parking lot and the Downtown Naperville parking garages.

The Rare Beer Tent will feature: 3 Floyds Brewing Company with Behemoth -- Barley Wine; Founders Brewing Co. with KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge -- Barrel Aged Imperial Stout; Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery with 120 Minute IPA -- Imperial IPA; Goose Island Beer Co. with Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout -- Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout; Solemn Oath Brewery with Help Me Father -- Cabernet Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout; and Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. with Soul Hunter -- Imperial IPA.

The Milk Shake IPA Tent will have: Ike and Oak Brewing Co. with Woolly Vortex -- Milkshake IPA; Will County Brewing Co. with Juicesicle -- Milkshake IPA; Maplewood Brewery with Mr. Shakey Strawberry -- Milkshake IPA; and Short Fuse Brewing Company with All Stoned Milkshake -- Milkshake IPA.

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Sample the Naperville brews with 2 Fools Cider, City Water, Solemn Oath Brewery, and Tandem Ciders.

Local suburban brews and ciders at the Ale Fest will be: Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire, Ike and Oak Brewing Co. in Woodridge, Miskatonic Brewing Company in Darien, MyGrain Brewing Company in Joliet, Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard, Obscurity Brewing in Elburn, Obscurity Mead Hall & Cidery in Elburn, Oswego Brewing Co.; Penrose Brewing Company in Geneva, Phase 3 Brewing in Lake Zurich, Pollyanna Brewing Company in Lemont, Short Fuse Brewing Company in Schiller Park, Skeleton Key in Woodridge, Sketchbook Brewing Co. in Evanston, Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa, Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, and Will County Brewing Co. in Shorewood.

From Chicago, there will be Alarmist, Goose Island Beer Co., Luna Bay Booch, Maplewood Brewery, Revolution Brewing Company and Right Bee Cider.

Other highlights include: 3 Floyds Brewing Company in Munster, Ind.; Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, Maine; Angry Orchard Cider Company in Walden, N.Y.; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery -- Milton, Delaware; Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati; Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams); Stone Brewing -- Escondido, Calif.; Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. in Decorah, Iowa; Unity Vibration Kombucha in Ypsilanti, Mich.; Vander Mill in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Virtue Cider in Fennville, Mich.; and WarPigs Brewpub from Copenhagen, Denmark.


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