CityGate Centre | Naperville, IL Get Tickets september 22nd 2018 | 3:00-6:30pm


Calling all craft beer fans, aficionados, beer newbies and longtime enthusiasts! We invite you to the 2nd Annual Naperville Firkin Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 22nd at CityGate Centre. (across from Hotel Arista)

Experience rare, unique, and small batch brews you can’t find anywhere else from some of your favorite local, regional and national brewers. 

The festival will include 30+ one-of-a-kind firkin’s alongside some of the best traditional craft brews – over 60 craft beers & hard ciders to choose from! Grab a bite from some of the areas best food trucks and local artisan vendors – plus enjoy live music.

What’s a Firkin:

It’s a delicious cask ale. Not filtered, clarified, pasteurized, or force carbonated; so it leaves all that goodness in the beer. Firkins are one time, one-off creations that are impossible to replicate due to the secondary fermentation that takes place inside of the cask.

Drink for a great cause!

We are once again benefiting Project HELP, a not for profit organization whose mission of “Empowering Parents-Nurturing Families-Strengthening Communities” strives to prevent child abuse and neglect in the community.


CityGate Centre (across from Hotel Arista)
2155 City Gate Lane
Naperville, IL 60503

Craft Beers & Ciders
Food Trucks





2017 Breweries & Cideries

Hopvine Brewing Company

Aurora, IL

One Trick Pony Brewery

Lansing, IL

Solemn Oath Brewery

Naperville, IL

Tighthead Brewing Company

Mundelein, IL

Church Street Brewing Company

Itasca, IL

Illuminated Brew Works LLC

Chicago, IL

Like Minds Brewing

Chicago, IL

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien, IL

Prairie Krafts Brewing Co.

Buffalo Grove, IL

Two Brothers Brewing Company

Warrenville, IL

Twisted Hippo

Chicago, IL

Rushford Meadery and Winery

Omro, WI

Uncle John's Cider

St. Johns, MI

Aleman Brewing Company

Chicago, IL

Myths and Legends

Westmont, IL

Buckle Down Brewing

Lyons, IL

Around the Bend Beer Co.

Chicago, IL

Blue Nose Brewery

Hodgkins, IL

Empirical Brewery

Chicago, IL

Maplewood Brewery

Chicago, IL

Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Chicago, IL

3 Sheeps Brewing

Sheboygan, WI

Tallgrass Brewing Company

Manhattan, KS

Revolution Brewing

Chicago, IL

2 Fools Cider

Naperville, IL

Sketchbook Brewing Co.

Evanston, IL

Soundgrowler Brewing Co.

Tinley Park, IL

Coming Soon!




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, 21 and older only. No children, toddlers or babies in strollers or carriers.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ample parking available in two onsite parking decks. We recommend UBER or similar service as well. In addition, the METRA Rt 59 train station is 5 min South on (you guessed it) Rt 59.

What can I bring into the event?

Snacks and bottled water. Small drawstring backpacks allowed. Pretzel necklace encouraged!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What's the refund policy?

No refunds under any circumstance.

Check out the My Brewfest App!

You can purchase tickets & merchandise, view the festival pour lists, vote for your favorite beer, cider & mead, or share your findings with your friends. 


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