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Try Beer, Cider, Mead And Coffee From 13 Local Companies At Northwest Brewfest This Month

The event includes beer, cider, mead and coffee tasting. There's a free beer for those who show up in a Halloween costume.

Twisted Hippo in Albany Park.
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ALBANY PARK — The Northwest Brewfest is coming up, spotlighting Northwest Side breweries and businesses.

After a virtual version of the event last year, the event is returning for an in-person celebration Oct. 23 at the Twisted Hippo Taproom & Eatery, 2925 W. Montrose Ave. The event will take place rain or shine. 

Tickets are $35 each and can be bought at northwestbrewfest2021.eventbrite.com. Tickets on the day of the event will be $40.

Attendees can choose from three sessions starting at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Check-in begins 20 minutes prior to the start of every session at the Richmond Avenue entrance.

Participants will receive a branded tasting glass to enjoy beer, cider, mead and coffee from all 13 participating companies:

  • Alarmist Brewing
  • Bru Coffeeworks
  • Burning Bush Brewery
  • Casa Humilde Brewery
  • Eris Brewery and Cider House
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Lake Effect Brewing Company
  • Old Irving Brewing Co
  • Metropolitan Brewing
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Second City Meadery
  • Spiteful Brewing
  • Twisted Hippo Tap Room & Eatery

Everyone is encouraged to wear a Halloween costume, as the afternoon will end with a free beer at Templestowe Pub, 3135 W. Montrose Ave., for those who have one. 

Attendees must show proof of vaccination and be older than 21.

Proceeds will support North River Commission, a Northwest Side nonprofit committed to equity and social justice that is organizing the event.  

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Poster of the Northwest Brewfest event.

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