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Map Your Beer-Drinking Route for Wheaton Ale Fest 2012

Wheaton Ale Fest is Saturday, Aug. 4 at 12 p.m. in Memorial Park, and it only lasts for three beer-filled hours. You don't want to waste time trying to figure out where your favorite brews are, do you?

The second annual is tomorrow, Aug. 4 in .

There will be 125 styles of beers to sample from more than 50 local and national craft brewers. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy the brews and summer weather with your friends. Vote for your favorite Illinois craft beer as we award the coveted Illinois All-Star Ale Award to the top vote recipient. The Wheaton Ale Fest is a celebration of great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it.

  • Sample from more than 125 different styles of beers
  • Local and national craft breweries
  • Vote for your favorite Illinois craft beer
  • Food available for purchase
  • Live music
  • Limited to 2000 attendees
  • Expanded VIP experience

Wheaton Ale Fest is hosted by the , produced by Brewfest Partners, all in cooperation with CASA DuPage.

General Admission tickets are $40 and include a commemorative pint glass for unlimited sampling. Tickets are limited to 2000 attendees.

VIP tickets are sold and were limited to 250 attendees. The $70 VIP tickets include access to the VIP seating area, a sampling pint glass, fest t-shirt, appetizers, special sampling of six rare beers, VIP access lanyards, and a special meet and greet on Wisconsin Craft Beers with brewers and reps from Lakefront Brewery, MKE Brewing, Central Waters and Hinterland.

Designated Driver tickets are only $15 and include a sampling glass for complimentary soda and water. These tickets are great for people who may not be into craft beer, but want to enjoy the festival and provide safe transportation home after the fest. They must be purchased along with a VIP or General Admission ticket.

Tickets may be purchased at http://wheatonalefest.com/tickets.html.

Last year, 1,600 people attended and enjoyed Wheaton Ale Festโ€™s premier on Front Street. Participating breweries and patrons made the fest a success. We are expecting another great run of this safe and fun local festival, this time in beautiful Memorial Park.

Tweet @WheatonAleFest and use hashtags #WheatonAleFest2012 and #WAF2012 and check the Facebook page for updates http://www.facebook.com/WheatonAleFest.

Confirmed participating breweries include: Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Abita Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company, Boston Brewing Company, Chicago Beer Company, Crispin Cider Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Magic Hat Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Woodchuck Cider, Magners Irish Cider, Argus Brewery, Lakefront Brewery, Vandenbosch Brewing, Silverado Home-brew Club, North Coast Brewing, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Arcadia Brewing Company, Founders Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewery Co., Revolution Brewing, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Hinterland Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., Big Muddy Brewing, Stockholm's, 18th Street Brewery LLC, The Grumpy Troll Brewpub, Rockbottom, Emmett's Brewing Company, Tighthead Brewing Co., Milwaukee Brewing Co., Central Waters, Bell's Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, Left Hand, Finch's Beer Company LLC, Stone Brewing Co., and Solemn Oath Brewery.
More breweries to be announced as they are confirmed.

Event area will be gated. No one under 21 admitted (including babies in strollers). All Designated Drivers must purchase DD tickets and cannot drink at the festival. No lawn chairs admitted. No dogs or other pets permitted on fest grounds. No alcohol permitted outside of festival grounds.

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