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We aim to enhance the quality of life for residents and neighbors of Chicago’s greater West Loop Community.

We collaborate with those who want to participate in improving our vibrant neighborhoods.

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We’re always looking for new members and volunteers to join us! We welcome groups and individuals who want to work with us to make a difference at the local level.

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West Loop Craft Beer Fest

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West Loop Craft Beer Festival is happening on Saturday, June 13! General Admission & VIP tickets will go on sale Friday, May 8. We’re taking over Clinton Street in front of the French Market and we’ll have plenty of beers, tasty food, & fun activities to enjoy.

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West Loop Craft Beer Festival

Ticketing and Festival Info

The West Loop Craft Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015 on Clinton St. between Lake St. and Washington Blvd between noon and 5pm.

There will be over forty breweries pouring samples of craft beer, a variety of food vendors from the French Market, and we have some fun surprises in the works to celebrate the West Loop of Chicago as well.

General Admission & VIP tickets are on sale now! Proceeds from the festival will benefit Neighbors of West Loop, a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer-run community organization comprised of local residents who volunteer their time and talents to enhance the quality of life for residents in the West Loop.

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West Loop History & Craft Beer

Larry Gage and Pete Crowley spoke about celebrating craft beer on the streets of Chicago in 2011. They both participated in a re-enactment of the Haymarket Riot at the site of the actual event 125 years later. Pete named Haymarket Pub & Brewery, including many of his fine craft brews, after the historical event.

Follow the story of how that conversation led to another historical event just down the street from the Haymarket Riot. In May of 2013, members of NoWL worked with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) to produce the first craft beer festival to take place on Chicago city streets, serving as the closing ceremony of the ICBG’s Chicago Craft Beer Week.

On June 13, 2015, Neighbors of West Loop will continue to celebrate  Chicago’s West Loop and the craft beer industry. Details coming soon!

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Get Involved in the Festival

There are opportunities for craft breweries to pour beer, for food vendors located in the West Loop to serve food, for sponsorship opportunities for West Loop businesses to support Neighbors of West Loop’s primary fundraising event, and for an event committee for which West Loop residents can volunteer. Details will be updated shortly, but in the meantime, email inquiries to brian@neighborsofwestloop.com.

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