Can you believe it? The crisp, cool feeling of fall is here, the smell of hops are in the air, and Wedtoberfest is coming near! We are now one month away from our 7th annual alternative wedding expo that combines the excitement of wedding planning with all the fun of a beer festival!
We are thrilled to have an incredible lineup of local Chicago wedding vendors participating in this year’s show. We focus on small businesses and unique vendors that will make the perfect addition to your wedding vendor team.
Wedtoberfest was created so engaged couples can have a fun time finding and meeting vendors. And what better way to do that than in a relaxed, casual environment of a beer festival? Wedtoberfest will feature some of the great local Chicago area craft breweries pouring tasty brews for attendees. Check out all who will be there!
Empirical Brewery: Exploring the science of beer, Empirical Brewery is always brewing up something new, unique, and exciting for their taproom. With a dog-friendly taproom, an industrial vibe, and 2 spaces for a private events this is the perfect place to share a beer with your fiancé and friends!
Revolution Brewing: As Illinois’ largest independently owned brewery you know you have to bring your A-game. With long time staples and seasonal brews we always look forward to, these guys have a little something for every beer drinker around.
Motor Row Brewing: Craft Beer from the city that works! Motor Row Brewing is located in the original automotive district of Chicago with a spacious event space and pet-friendly tap room! Their philosophy is simple, brew good beer and invite the city of Chicago to enjoy it. We like your style.
Dovetail Brewery: These passionate brewers brew like monks (minus the vows). Their neighborhood taproom is dog-friendly, filled with a great variety of beer, and the perfect spot to host events! Give us a pretzel and a beer and we’re happy campers.
Begyle Brewing: Begyle has built a community of beer lovers with their CSB (community supported brewery) where you can get 6 month or 12 month growler fill subscriptions. Can you say wedding registry??
Noon Whistle Brewing: Noon Whistle’s brewmaster frequently vacationed in Marquette, Wisconsin and every day at noon when the whistle downtown blew, everyone knew it was time to crack open a beer. They are about enjoying beer, life, and its moments and we can certainly get on board with that.
Kinslahger Brewing Company: A combination of community kinship and commitment to expanding the boundaries of lagered beer. Their flagship beers are always comforting and their seasonal rotations are always an excitement.
Tighthead Brewing Company: These guys are the definition of craft beer enthusiasts and have the years of expertise to prove it. Located in the Chicago suburb on Mundelein, their tap room is a true home away from home.
Besides the beer, we have some other beverage providers joining the fun!
To FIG Drinks a “good drink” means more than just a delicious cocktail though – it means a beer sourced from a local brewery, a wine that’s been sustainably produced, a gin made with botanicals grown on-site, a specialty cocktail created with in-house syrups and liqueurs, and, most importantly, a drink made with care and served with a smile.
Koval Distillery is the black sheep of whiskey, meaning they’re a company that forges ahead, doing something new or out of the ordinary. As Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s, we love that KOVAL focuses on local farms for their grain which has allowed them to grow to one of America’s leading small batch, independent spirit manufacturers.
We love a good cider and Stem Ciders has a philosophy that is rooted in tradition while also pushing the boundaries of ciders. With unique infusions like hibiscus, chile guava, salted cucumber and pear, you know you’ll find something special.
All of these breweries and beverage providers are helping to make Chicago Wedtoberfest 2019 one of our best years yet! We can’t wait to cheers with all of you and taste what all these providers have to offer. That’s right, included in your admission ticket to the show you receive 5 tickets for tasting pours and then one full pour of your favorite drink – oh how will you choose! Purchase your tickets HERE.