Chicago Beer Classic to Kick Off Festival Season at Soldier Field on May 7

Annual American Beer Classic rebrands with a spotlight on Chicago-based breweries

Nov 10, 2015, 11:30 ET from Red Frog Events

CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Beer Classic, previously known as American Beer Classic, will return to Soldier Field on May 7, 2016 for the fourth year. Red Frog Events, organizers of the festival, look to provide a similar festival experience to previous years, with an upgrade and emphasis on Chicago-based breweries and the iconic environment of Chicago's beloved Soldier Field.

This year's festival will feature a variety of rare and unique brews to taste, as well as fan-favorites, and a new, signature Chicago Beer Classic sampling cup. With nationwide breweries attending, Chicago Beer Classic will also feature a special section on the grass of Soldier Field dedicated exclusively to Chicago-based breweries. The "MVB" award, Most Valuable Brew, will also be back in 2016.

Additional 2016 event features include local and limited-release beers, a fully-loaded pretzel necklace making experience, games and activities, as well as interactive beer education throughout the festival.

"We're excited to bring together Chicago beer lovers and sports fans to kick off festival season by featuring beers from across the country, as well as celebrate many great Chicago-based breweries," says Megan Marshall, Chicago Beer Classic spokeswoman.

Tickets for Chicago Beer Classic go on sale through at 10:00am CT on Cyber Monday, November 30. Guests can choose from General Admission (starting at $39) or VIP (starting at $59) tickets. General Admission guests can select from two different sessions: 11:30am - 2:30pm or 4:00pm - 7:00pm. VIP ticket holders receive an extra half hour of sampling and VIP session times are 11:00am - 2:30pm and 3:30pm - 7:00pm.

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Lauren King

About Chicago Beer Classic: Chicago Beer Classic is the city's largest beer festival and summer kickoff, celebrating great beers on the grass of Soldier Field. Draft your perfect lineup of beers and cheers to the huge variety, including upcoming and undiscovered Chicago favorites. It's the summer kickoff you don't need game-day tickets to enjoy.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and American Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America", has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies" list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces" from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's "Corporate Partner of the Year" and to date has raised over $12 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment. Visit for more information.


SOURCE Red Frog Events