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Friday Night Flights is the City’s New Summer Beer Series

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

When it comes to craft beer in Chicago, the scene is outstanding. The diverse and creative craft beer choices have become one of the most sought-after aspects of the city. While it’s easy to try out Chicago’s craft beers individually, there often isn’t an opportunity to try them all under one setting. Thanks to Choose Chicago and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, this is a problem no more. A new summer-long series of events called Friday Night Flights will have the city’s thriving craft beers on full display. Also featuring food vendors and live entertainment, the Friday Night Lights series will celebrate Chicago’s vast beer selection from neighborhood to neighborhood.

The series will start in June and run through August, hosting six events on the best night of the week, Friday, from 6pm – 9pm. The beers featured are from over 60 different breweries, some of which are the nation’s best award winners. When purchased online, tasting passes for individual Fridays are only $15, which saves $5 and avoids lines. A six-ticket group sampling pass is also available for $80 and can be used for a group of six on a single Friday, or for yourself if you’d like to go to every Friday in the series. Food passes are available for $5 and are good for one item.

Here’s the complete schedule for Friday Night Flights by neighborhood:

Pilsen, Bridgeport, & Pullman

Friday, June 2 – 2700 Block of South Eleanor Street

Mad Mouse Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Marz Community Brewing Company, Argus Brewing, Whiner Beer Company, Lo Rez Brewing, Alulu Brewpub

Milwaukee Avenue Corridor

Friday, June 16 – 2700 Block of North Milwaukee Avenue

Piece Brewery, Pipeworks Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Hopewell Brewing, Aleman Brewing, Lake Effects Brewery

Lincoln Park & Lakeview

Friday, July 7 – New City, 1457 North Halsted Street

DryHop Brewers, Burnt City, Greenstar Brewing, Corridor Brewery & Provisions, Andersonville Brewing, Goose Island-Clybourn

Loop, South Loop, & Bronzeville

Friday, July 21 – 2300 Block of South Indiana Avenue

Vice District Brewing, Motor Row Brewing, Baderbrau, Rock Bottom Brewery, Eataly’s Birreria, Gino’s East

West Loop & West Town

Friday, August 11 – 300 Block of North Sangamon Street

Goose Island Brewing Company, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Forbidden Root Brewery, Cruz Blanca Cervecería, On Tour Brewing Company, All Rise Brewing Company, Illuminated Brew Works, Great Central Brewing, Finch Beer Company

Ravenswood Corridor

Friday, August 25 – 4700 Block of North Ravenswood Avenue

Begyle Brewing Company, Half Acre Beer Company, Spiteful Brewing, Dovetail Brewing, Band of Bohemia, Old Irving Park Brewing, Maplewood Brewing, Alarmist Brewing

Looking for a fun way to experience the city on a Friday night? C’mon out and join the beer culture.


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