Don’t Get a VIP Ticket for BeerHoptacular

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If you want to avoid the good beer life at BeerHoptacular, do NOT buy a VIP ticket. If special treatment and barrel-aged beer sounds exhausting, the VIP life is not for you. Also, if you hate good food, free limited edition beer t-shirts, and food trucks, we have nothing to offer you.


If you buy a VIP ticket for BeerHoptacular, you will be subjected to the following vexatious perks:

  • VIP hours for the event are 3pm-8pm. Get in an hour early to enjoy the festival before all the regular folks.
  • With your VIP entry, you get one BeerHoptacular 2018 t-shirt, designed by local beer artist and Metropolitan Brewing designer Josh Bucher.
  • VIP Lounge Access: Private area with seating and dedicated bar. Translation = no lines.
  • Access to Rare and Specialty Beers

Only available in the VIP lounge, scroll down for the full list of rare beers offered at BeerHoptacular for VIPs only.

  • Old Nation Brewing Co. – Boss Tweed – Imperial India Pale Ale

  • Solemn Oath Brewery – Hunted by Vikings – American India Pale Ale

  • Prairie Artisan Ales – Consider Yourself Hugged – Imperial Stout w/ Peanut Butter & Roasted Coffee

  • Founders Brewing Co. – KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) – Imperial Stout

  • Goose Island Beer Company – Bourbon County Stout – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

  • Perrin Brewing Co. – No Rules – American Porter

  • Tighthead Brewing Co. – Barrel Aged Barley Wine

  • Temperance Beer Co. – BA Might Meets Right – Barrel aged Coffee and Maple Imperial Stout

  • Two Brothers Brewing – Flesh Prickly Pear – Session Sour

  • Tangled Roots Brewing Co. – City of Green Variant – Fruit infused New England India Pale Ale

Food Voucher

Food voucher is redeemable at any of the of food trucks at BeerHoptacular.

VIP tickets are $99 and will sell out soon to other bothersome beer lovers. Don't secure your VIP ticket for Beerhoptacular.. We can’t wait to not see you there.

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BeerHoptacular is a celebration of American craft beer, Chicago beer culture and good (mostly) clean fun. On Saturday, September 22, 2018the eight annual BeerHoptacular returns with more beer, more attitude and more… other stuff.

What other stuff? In addition to over 150 craft beers, we’ll have some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks, the annual BeerHoptacular Homebrew Competition, a DJ spinning all your favorites, a beer infusion lounge, a live photo booth and much more. 

BeerHoptacular will take place at Vertiport Chicago. Located on the west side of downtown Chicago, Vertiport is a 30,000 sq ft helicopter hangar. That's right, BeerHoptacular will take place inside a helicopter hanger.

Josh Seago