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Barb City Brewfest

March 25, 2017


Craft beer lovers: it’s time to shake off those winter blues, break out those pretzel necklaces and come taste some brews! Join us for the inaugural Barb City Brewfest at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb on Saturday, March 25, 2017. From 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. visit over 40 craft breweries and enjoy 80+ different craft beers & hard ciders from the region and around the country. In addition to the sampling, attendees can purchase food and enjoy beer culture with activities and music.

There are three ways to enjoy the fest: Early Entry with special perks, General Admission for the standard brew fest experience, and it’s always important to bring a Designated Driver.

Early Entry tickets are $52 and include 1-hour early admission at 12pm, 20 drink tickets, access to specialty beer offerings (before everyone else) and a commemorative sampling glass.

General Admission tickets are $42 and include festival admission at 1pm, 18 drink
tickets and a commemorative sampling glass.

Designated Driver tickets are $17 and include unlimited soda and water at the DD tent. (note: DDs must be 21+ and cannot consume alcohol at the festival)

Tickets go on sale January 3rd on Ticket Master and at the Convocation Center box office!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barb Wire Betties, a not for profit 501(C)(3) organization, with a mission of fostering the amateur sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby in DeKalb County Illinois. Festival is produced by Brew Avenue Events.


*Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend*