Inaugural American Beer Classic Hits Soldier Field Chicago's Iconic Gridiron to Host Festival and Celebrate Hundreds of Beers

CHICAGO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 11 at Soldier Field, beer enthusiasts and festival-goers alike will come together with one commonality: to celebrate good beer! Along with a wide variety of breweries and hundreds of beers, guests will also experience live music, educational sessions, food, merchandise and, of course, tours of the iconic Soldier Field.

Beginning at $40 per ticket, guests start sampling at noon and have their pick of hundreds of beers to taste with their custom American Beer Classic sampling cup. The session is four hours and guests have the option to upgrade to a VIP pass, which entitles them to a private lounge and access to the festival an hour earlier. For those attending as a designated driver, there's a discounted ticket price as well as a lounge with alcohol-free beverage options.

"We're thrilled to bring American Beer Classic to life," says Arielle Bluestein, American Beer Classic Director. "We're working hard until May to bring people together to celebrate beer on the iconic Solider Field."

Featured breweries at American Beer Classic include, but are not limited to:

  • 2nd Shift Brewery
  • Abita
  • Ale Syndicate
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Argus Brewery
  • Baderbrau
  • Blue Moon
  • Boulevard
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Brickside
  • Brickstone
  • Bridgeport Brewery
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Central Waters
  • Crispin
  • Cutters Brewing
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Dogfish Head
  • Emmett's
  • Excel Brewing Co
  • Flossmoor Station
  • Four Horsemen
  • Fox Barrel
  • Great Lakes Brewing
  • Hamburger Mary's
  • Hopothesis
  • Julian Hard Cider
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Kona Brewing
  • Lagunitas
  • Leinenkugel
  • Lucky Monk
  • Magic Hat
  • Milwaukee Brewing Co
  • Nectar Ales
  • Oaken Barrel
  • Omission
  • Perennial
  • Potosi
  • Pyramid
  • RedHook
  • Rock Bottom
  • Sagatuack
  • Sea Dog
  • Shipyard
  • Spoetzl
  • Summit
  • Tallgrass
  • Tommyknocker
  • Trumer Braurei
  • Uinta
  • Uncommon Brewers
  • Village Vinter
  • Virtue Cider
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Wild Blossom Meadery
  • Woodchuck

"Dogfish Head is super excited to be on board for American Beer Classic. Chicago is a great beer town and a great sports town and putting the two together is sure to be a big win," says Mariah Calagione with Dogfish Head Brewery out of Delaware.  "We are also happy to be working with Red Frog Events again. They are a great group of people and put on top-notch events. Beer lovers in Chicago will want to save the date right now!"

For more information on American Beer Classic, please visit, or contact Lauren Shield at or 586-709-9003.

American Beer Classic is the ultimate opportunity to celebrate and experience America's finest beers. Sample and learn from a diverse lineup of breweries while connecting with other beer enthusiasts on the grass of Chicago's iconic Soldier Field.

Red Frog Events is the company behind American Beer Classic. Based in Chicago, they create fun and extraordinary events through innovation, creativity and top-notch participant service.  In 2012, the company put on more than 75 events worldwide and has a combined total of more than 1.5 million registrants. They are most known for their events Warrior Dash, the world's largest obstacle race series, and Firefly Music Festival, the East Coast's premier music experience, and also for their unique company culture and workplace environment. Red Frog Events was ranked #18 on Forbes' Most Promising Companies in America list and was Inc. Magazine's 9th Fastest Growing Company in 2012.

Lauren Shield
American Beer Classic

SOURCE Red Frog Events


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