Protecting the health and safety of our member breweries, staff, volunteers and attendees is our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Beer Under Glass has been postponed until further notice. We urge you to stay safe and continue supporting your local breweries during this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to raising a glass of Illinois beer with you soon.
Beer Under Glass at Garfield Park Conservatory marks the official start of Illinois Craft Beer Week. This one-of-a-kind event pairs local craft beer with one of the city’s most exceptional venues for a festival that celebrates the unique connection between nature and craft beer.
Beer Under Glass invites guests to sample craft beer from more than 100 Illinois and out-of-state breweries while enjoying exclusive, after-hours access to the Conservatory's indoor collections and outdoor gardens. Food and beverages from some of Chicago's best local restaurants and food trucks is available for purchase (cash + credit) throughout the Conservatory.
Hosted by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA), Beer Under Glass is a festival with a purpose. Proceeds from the event support GPCA's mission to change lives through the power of nature and connect people to plants, and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild's mission to support the development and expansion of the craft beer industry in Illinois through education, advocacy, and promotion.
VIP tickets to Beer Under Glass are limited to reduce crowding and ensure VIP guests can enjoy everything they love about BUG. VIP ticket holders will enjoy one-hour early entry, exclusive commemorative glassware, and access to a private tasting of a one-of-a-kind collaboration brewed by two of Illinois’ most exciting breweries: Mikerphone Brewing and Phase Three Brewing Company. Following the event, VIP ticketholders are invited to pick up a complimentary 16-ounce can of the collab by visiting Mikerphone Brewing during ICBW or by attending the ICBW closing festival, Co/Lab Fest. Must show your VIP ticket and a valid driver’s license or state ID during pickup.
ImBIBE and GPCA Member presale tickets to Beer Under Glass go on sale Friday March 13. General admission tickets are $65. VIP tickets are $90. Ticketing information coming soon!
Please Note: The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and attendees are our top priority. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation as it unfolds and, if any changes or updates to the event become necessary, we will share that with you in real time.
PLEASE NOTE: All sales are final. Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Tickets have no cash value. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Event will occur rain or shine.
Must be 21 years of age or older with valid identification to attend and participate. All ticket holders must present a valid ID when entering the event - it will be checked at the door. Please drink responsibly and use a designated driver.