The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce hosts Ravenswood on Tap, a new outdoor festival showcasing nine neighborhood breweries and one distillery.
The fest takes places at the corner of Foster and Ravenswood Avenues on Saturday, June 25 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. with participating beverage vendors, including Andersonville Brewing, Aquanaut Brewing Company, Band of Bohemia,Begyle Brewing Company, Dovetail Brewery, Empirical Brewery, Half Acre Beer Company, KOVAL Distillery,Metropolitan Brewing, and Spiteful Brewing. A $5 donation for entry is requested, with $6 beer tickets available for sale.
“Today, we have a host of breweries on and near Ravenswood. They make great use of the building stock in the neighborhood and bring a welcome cultural addition to the area. I’m pleased to see breweries fitting into the community now and happy to still be a part of the community as well,” added Ray Daniels, Founder and Director of the national Ravenswood-based Cicerone Certification Program, which certifies and educates beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers.
In addition, for purchase will be delectables from popular Ravenswood-based food trucks including 5411 Empanadas, Kate & Jan Hotdogs and The Corner Farmacy joining themed neighborhood businesses, such as Barleywick Candles (hand-poured in recycled beer bottles), Brew Camp offering home brewing demonstrations, and The Hop Review.
CHIRP Radio will deejay inside Emperical’s taproom, while a talent lineup curated by Midwest Action takes the stage in the festival area. Emperical will also host an art exhibition curated by Random Acts of Gallery, themed City at Night.
“The GRCC is incredibly excited to bring Ravenswood On Tap to the city this summer. Our neighborhood has long been home to diverse and creative industry, including in recent years a blossoming craft beverage scene,” said Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Megan Bunimovich. “While our featured breweries differ in style, technique and aesthetic, they share an eagerness to collaborate and a dedication to community that makes them a natural fit for Ravenswood. We’re proud to be able to showcase these outstanding breweries while supporting the programs and initiatives of the Ravenswood Community Council, Bowmanville Community Organization and St. Matthias Elementary School.”