Chicago Beer Classic Returns to the Grass of Soldier Field with over 100 breweries represented

CHICAGO, IL (Nov. 21) – Chicago Beer Classic will return to Soldier Field on May 6, 2017 for the fifth year. Red Frog Events, producers of the festival, look to provide attendees the most memorable event to date to commemorate the anniversary and are expanding festival features and offerings.


New in 2017, guests can attend the Chicago Beer Classic Tailgate before or after their session time and grab food from popular Chicagoland food trucks, check out brewer merchandise, and purchase a pint.


Once inside the stadium, guests can sample beers from over 100 breweries and speak directly with the brewers behind them. Chicago Beer Classic will continue to focus on providing a variety of rare and unique brews to taste, as well as fan-favorites.


Returning features include local and limited-release beers, a fully loaded pretzel necklace making experience, games and activities, as well as interactive beer education throughout the festival. As an event tradition, Chicago-based breweries will be celebrated and highlighted on-site for locals to easily depict the breweries nearest them. The “MVB” award, Most Valuable Brew, will also return and will be announced shortly after the festival.


“We’re looking forward to making the fifth anniversary of Chicago Beer Classic the best yet,” says Megan Gaseor, Chicago Beer Classic Operations and Experience Director. “We’re proud to be Chicago’s largest beer festival and to continue the tradition of kicking off festival season in our hometown!”


Tickets for Chicago Beer Classic go on sale through on Cyber Monday, November 28. Guests can choose from General Admission (starting at $39) or VIP (starting at $65) tickets. General Admission guests can select from two different sessions: 11:30am – 2:30pm or 4:30pm – 7:30pm. VIP ticket holders receive an extra half hour of sampling, tours of Soldier Field, an exclusive VIP space on the field, and more. VIP session times are 11:00am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:30pm.


For more information on Chicago Beer Classic, please visit and the online press kit can be viewed here.


Lauren King


About Chicago Beer Classic: Chicago Beer Classic is the city’s largest beer festival and summer kickoff, celebrating great beers on the grass of Soldier Field. Guests can draft their perfect lineup of beers and cheers to the huge variety, including upcoming and undiscovered Chicago favorites. It’s the summer kick-off fans don’t need game-day tickets to enjoy. 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the festival. Visit for more information.


About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and a pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year”. To date, Red Frog has raised over $13.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit for more information.