192. Cool Off with Ice Cold Beer at Barrington Brew Fest

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If you love tasting specialty beers and finding new seasonal favorites, you don’t want to miss this weekend’s 9th Annual Barrington Brew Fest in downtown Barrington. It’s the finale to the community’s week-long 4th of July festivities and it’s happening from 3 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, July 7th, with over 40 brewers offering about 100 samplings. Can you think of a better way to beat the heat?


Brew Fest tickets cost $40 in advance and can be purchased online by clicking HERE or in person at McGonigal’s Pub (105 S. Cook Street), Wool Street Sports Bar (128 Wool Street) and The Onion Pub (22221 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington). You can also purchase tickets at the door for $45 and the ticket price is worth every penny…

Each ticket includes the beer tastings, a souvenir glass, Brew Fest t-shirts (while supplies last), Bean Bag (Baggo) contest, 50/50 raffle and a live concert by classic rock band, Second Time Around.

Second Time Around to Perform at Barrington Brew Fest, 2012

Food will also be available for purchase from McGonigal’s Pub, Cooper’s of Barrington and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and you do have to be 21 to enter.

The Brew Fest takes place in downtown Barrington in the North lot of the Metra Train Station and proceeds support programs offered for senior citizens in our community by the Barrington Area Council on Aging. You can learn more by following the Brew Fest page on Facebook/BarringtonBrewFest and you’ll find their website at BarringtonBrewFest.com. To wet your whistle, here’s this list of beer vendors for this year:

* Abita Brewing Company * Argus Brewery * Bell’s Brewery * Blue Moon Brewing Company * Boston Beer Company * Capital Brewing Company * Chicago Beer Company · Crispin Hard Cider * Destihl Brew Works * Emmett’s Brew House * Firestone Walker * Founders Brewery * Galena Brewing Company * Goose Island Brewery * Gordon Biersch * Grieskirchner * Grumpy Troll Pub & Brewery * Guinness * Half Acre Bewing * Innis & Gunn * Lakefront Brewery * Leinenkugel Brewing Company * Lucky Monk * Magner’s Irish Cider * Mickey Finn’s Brewery * New Belgium Brewing Company * New Holland Brewing Company · Onion Pub and Brewery * Potosi Brewing Company * RAM Restaurant and Brewery * Sand Creek Brewing * Sierra Nevada Brewing Company * Small Town Brewery · Southern Tier Brewery * Tighthead Brewing Company * Woodchuck Hard Cider *

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