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Everyday Edgebrook Craft Beer Fest Offers Unlimited Tastes From 40 Breweries And Distilleries Saturday

On June 22, live music, local food and unlimited tastings from over 40 breweries, cider houses and distillers will be on tap to buoy shops lagging from last year's sewer work tie-ups.

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EDGEBROOK — Ready for craft beer, Edgebrook?

This year’s Everyday Edgebrook Craft Beer Tasting kicks off Saturday, offering unlimited tastings from from over 40 local breweries and cideries.

The event is being organized by Everyday Edgebrook, a nonprofit aimed at improving the neighborhood’s business district. Funds from the beer tasting will go toward bringing back the neighborhood farmers market and other programming to help support area businesses.

Last year, a huge, months-long sewer project on Devon Avenue and related parking restrictions and traffic detours hurt area businesses in the neighborhood’s commercial corridor.

“While Devon has opened up after construction some of these business still haven’t recovered,” said Justin Ochonicki, a member of the nonprofit.

The 6400 block of North Kinzua Avenue, north of Devon, will be closed for the event, which will be steps away from the Edgebrook Metra station. In addition to unlimited tastings from the breweries, cider houses and distillers, ticket holders also get a souvenir tasting glass.

Gerald “SoulKeeper” McClendon and Old Grand Dad will perform live music, and food from Edgebrook Coffee Shop, Happy Foods – Edgebrook, Sausage König, Tamales Express and Villa Rosa Pizza Kitchen will be for sale.

Tastings from the following vendors will be on tap:
• Alarmist Brewing & Taproom
• Beer on the Wall – Park Ridge
• Church Street Brewing Company
• Dovetail Brewery
• Empirical Brewery
• Eris Brewery and Cider House
• Goose Island
• Half Acre Beer Company
• Lake Effect Brewing Company LLC
• Lagunitas Brewing Co
• Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
• Old Irving Brewing Co.
• Pipeworks Brewing Company
• Ravinia Brewing Company
• Revolution Brewing
• Short Fuse Brewing Company
• Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
• Temperance Beer Co.
• Ten Ninety Brewing Co
• Twisted Hippo
• Une Année Brewery

RELATED: As Never-ending Devon Ave. Sewer Project Guts Edgebook Businesses, They Ask Neighbors To Shop Local

The third annual event kicks off Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m. at 6400 N. Kinzua Ave. and goes until 8 p.m., rain or shine.

Tickets purchased before Thursday cost $45. After that, the price goes up to $50. Designated driver tickets are available at the event for $20.

Guests must be at least 21 to attend and no children or pets are allowed. To buy a ticket, click here.

For more information on the event, visit its Facebook page.

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